During our flying trip in France we decided to stay one night in the Novotel Clermont as it was located fairly close to the airport and the city center. In advance I emailed with the hotel and as they offer a shuttle service from and to the airport, I informed them if they were able to pick us up at the general aviation part of the airport and that was not at all a problem.
The van picked us up just 10 minutes after I called them. The check in at the hotel was quickly done and as Platinum member they gave us a renovated room on the upper floor. The room was modern but did not offer twin beds. They so opened a sofa bed in the room so two King beds were available.
The bathroom was also very modern and above Novotel standards. The room was quite hot but the AC worked properly. We also received free mini bar beverages in the room. The bathroom had a bath and sink. The toilet was separated from the main bathroom.
The hotel is quite closely located to the airport but we needed a taxi to the city center. At the reception we asked for restaurant recommendations but the receptionist did not know at all the city and just gave us business cards of restaurants which they received. After research these restaurants were all really bad so we decided to just explore the city on our own.
We were there during the weekend but almost all restaurants we entered were completely fully booked which was a big disappointment. Eventually we did found a bistro with a free table left.
Next morning breakfast was very basic and a bit chaotic as the bottles of water, breads and yogurts were empty and were not replenished. Service was also very weak.
We checked out and headed to the shuttle bus where the rude driver left without us even though we were still on time. We were forced to wait another 15-20 minutes before we could leave to the airport.
Overall smooth stay but service could really improve. Rooms are modern and most are renovated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Clermont Ferrand is a 4 stars hotel on the eastern side of Clermont Ferrand. The hotel offers 136 airconditioned rooms, a restaurant overlooking the garden, a bar and eight meeting rooms for conferences and seminars. This hotel is equally suited to a business trip or a holiday in Auvergne with your partner or family. The hotel features a play area, a swimming pool with summer terrace and a free private car park. Guests also enjoy the convenience of an airport shuttle service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Clermont Ferrand
- Clermont-Ferrand Novotel