Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel des Augustins
3 rue de la Masse, Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13100, France
The best aspect of this Old Town hotel, just a half block back from Cours Mirabeau, is its reception area: the groin-vaulted stone, stained glass, and ironwork banister date from the 15th century, when the house was an Augustinian convent (Martin Luther was once a guest). The guest rooms are perfectly nice but a bit of a letdown. Instead of monastic oak and pristine linens, you get heavy carpeting and fabric-covered walls. Bathrooms are all-white tile and marble, and a few rooms have private balcony-terraces with views of the steeple of St-Esprit. The staff is efficient and eager to please.
- you can't beat the location
- sincere welcome is a pleasure
- rooms are quite ordinary
- some rooms are very small
Rate Includes: No meals