Maison des Ambassadeurs - 5 stars Hotels in La Rochelle

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Open 24h/24
  • Tuesday Open 24h/24
  • Wednesday Open 24h/24
  • Thursday Open 24h/24
  • Friday Open 24h/24
  • Saturday Open 24h/24
  • Sunday Open 24h/24

Closes at 00:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In town

No of rooms : 58

No of stars : 5

Province : Pays d’Aunis and the coastline, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Marennes

Services

  • Bar
  • Credit card accepted
  • Garden furniture
  • Groups
  • Internet : WIFI
  • Linen included
  • Mini bar
  • Open all year round
  • Pets welcome
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant voucher
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Television : yes
  • Terrace
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • DISCOVER THE AMBASSADORS’ HOUSE

      La Maison des Ambassadeurs, the first five-star hotel in La Rochelle, pays homage to the French ambassador Albert Bodard, the 'son of La Rochelle', through an assertive style, elegant decoration, a bar and refined cuisine.


      Our history

      At the height of the 19th century, the ambassadors of the French Empire exported their lifestyle to the four corners of the world, like Albert Bodard, explorer and ambassador of France, who multiplied the missions to his homes in Mexico, Iran, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Indonesia and China. Despite a life rich in adventures, political intrigues, travel and epicureanism, Albert Bodard always considered La Rochelle as 'his home'.

      Rooms & Suites

      We find the spirit of Albert Bodard in the 58 rooms and suites of the two buildings that make up the hotel. The color palette recalls marine tones and those of the salt flats while the large windows reveal the terracotta roofs of the city and the vegetation of the garden courtyards. Deep blue velvet from Asia, ceramics from Italy and touches of leather from Africa tell the story of Albert Bodard's travels. The soft lighting completes the ideal decor that invites you to rest after your trip.

      The decoration and layout of the rooms have been designed for the modern traveler, in the spirit of a home, with the comfort of a five-star hotel. With their high-quality mattresses, their custom-made bath products, their organic coffee and teas, all our rooms, in which beach bags and yoga mats are available, invite you to relax in a cozy setting with modern accents.

      Breakfast

      Breakfast can be served either in your room on a tray or in the dining room in the form of a buffet celebrating local products. You can eat it on site or on our terrace.

      • 32€ per person
      • 15€ for under 15s
      • 35€ room service in your room


      Spa & Pool

      The Spa at the Maison des Ambassadeurs invites you to live a unique experience and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of plenitude in the heart of La Rochelle.

      A selection of treatments inspired by real traditional techniques are suggested. Exceptional natural products from different worlds are offered to you to offer you a unique sensory stopover.

      Discover the refined and natural architecture of the wellness area. Featuring a hammam with eucalyptus scents, a sauna, a herbal tea room and an outdoor swimming pool, let yourself be guided through the travels of Ambassador Bodard.

      The decoration of the Spa is inspired by the natural setting of the Côte Charentaise: light woods and regional materials. The relaxation areas offer a unique and private view of the swimming pool.

      Do not hesitate to contact us to make a reservation!


      Bodard Bar

      The bar at the Maison des Ambassadeurs recreates the festive atmosphere where Albert Bodard entertained around the large period fireplace. The modern decoration with 1950s accents is punctuated with objects gleaned from around the world which tell the story of Ambassador Bodard and his adventures, from the New World to the Far East.

      Guests and locals mingle in a festive and welcoming atmosphere for afternoon tea or evening drinks. A fine selection of wines and local products highlight the heritage of La Rochelle, all accompanied by essential international dishes. Seasonal cocktails inspired by travels to the four corners of the world make the bar a place where all ages meet.

      The Bodard Bar welcomes you every day from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

      Arco Restaurant

      The Arco Restaurant offers you a taste journey under the legendary arches of La Rochelle. The experience is intended to be intimate, elegant and warm so that you can feel at home.

      From rue du Minage, the arches continue in perspective from the exterior of the restaurant to our kitchen open to the room. The decoration of the restaurant is full of history, travel, culture, color and life. Values that we keep as standard when we cook.

      Our cuisine reinvents itself over the months according to what nature has to offer us. It is by incorporating our own personalities into our recipes that you will find the soul of Arco: world cuisine enhanced by local products.

      The spiciness, acidity and play on textures will always be there. Take part in the culinary journey that we offer you around refined and elegant cuisine.

      Events

      La Maison des Ambassadeurs is the ideal place for your private and professional events. Ambassador Bodard offers you an authentic place rich in history to live a memorable experience in the only 5-star hotel in La Rochelle.

      For your private or professional receptions, the Maison des Ambassadeurs team will be able to guide you and welcome you so that your loved ones or colleagues leave with memories of an unforgettable La Rochelle getaway!

      Study day, team building, wedding or even baptisms, Ambassador Bodard welcomes you to his home and prepares a tailor-made program for you!

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Traveller Reviews Maison des Ambassadeurs

4.6 sur 5 353 reviews

  • Joe Faddoul

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Joe Faddoul on 25/04/2024

    Excellent hotel in the historic center of la Rochelle. All the stars go to the amazing staff, super friendly and professional. The bar offers very good cocktails, and the restaurant (Arco) is a must! Highly recommend it!

  • rabis carter

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by rabis carter on 04/12/2023

    Location is excellent, but this is not a 5-star hotel by any stretch of the imagination, it is let down by terrible service. The location is great if you don’t have a car, otherwise don’t stay here! The number of issues we had and saw others have, was astonishing. They will claim they sent a message asking if you want parking (they didn’t). All of the 5 star hotels we’ve stayed with offer to park your car. Not this place, it’s a stressful arrival and departure, often delayed by the ineptitude of the staff and the crowded parking. The staff in this hotel must be some of the worst we’ve ever encountered; we saw them being rude and quite physical with one group - insulting them behind their backs! We personally experienced their disinterest, like they don’t want to really help and go out of their way to avoid doing so. Maybe they had a bad day, but for a 5-star, you don’t expect anything as bad as this. We didn’t try the restaurant or the bar area because how bad the rest was (maybe that makes up for the rest). Instead we enjoyed the lovely La Rochelle (and the hotel is well located) but there are a lot nicer places with better service. This hotel needs to re-think its parking. My advice, whether on-site or outside, connect with your guests and offer parking in both cases. Please retrain your staff, I’m sure you probably know how bad some of them area, maybe they are frustrated by the daily parking stress, I know I would be.

  • C B

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by C B on 22/05/2023

    We had a beautiful room that looked out over the pool area. Our room had a king bed in its own room, and two twins in the living area. The bathroom had a walk-in shower and a separate large soaking tub. The WC was located off the entryway. The location was great for walking around La Rochelle, which is a very charming town. The parking is a tight squeeze, but we managed okay. Apparently staff typically parks your car for you, but this was not communicated to us upon checkin.

Traveller Reviews Maison des Ambassadeurs

4.5 sur 5 131 reviews

Rating summary

  • Location 5.0 / 5
  • Sleep Quality 4.5 / 5
  • Rooms 4.5 / 5
  • Service 4.5 / 5
  • Value 4.0 / 5
  • Cleanliness 5.0 / 5
  • "Five night stay in May with our dog Margot"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Jonathan P on 16/05/2024

    We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights during May with our dog. Location of the hotel is great, very central to everything in La Rochelle and really no need to use the car apart from a day trip to Ile...

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  • "Night away in La Rochelle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Squashwalnut (Godalming) on 13/05/2024

    Beautiful hotel in the heart of La Rochelle. Rooms really comfortable, pool was lovely. Hotel staff so very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Tiffany on reception in particular! La Rochelle...

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  • "Fantastic city centre hotel"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Dan M on 25/04/2024

    Fantastic hotel, very stylish, comfortable and great staff. Don't miss a drink at the bar fantastic array of cognacs, great valet service

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Maison des Ambassadeurs

Address

43 rue du Minage
17000 La Rochelle

GPS coordinates

46° 9'46.07"N, 1° 9'4.02"W

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