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“Spa Hotel with pretensions”
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LeCoq Gadby
Ranked #39 of 64 Hotels in Rennes
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Not one of my usual stops, or indeed one that I would have planned to use. However, young colleague who is just joining us insisted on makin gthe bookings so I found us at Lecoq.
As an historical point, this is where many of the supporters in the Dreyfuss Affaire came to meet. That aside there is little to note in this hotel.
The rooms are gaily attired according to the way that they have been named. Mine was Charpentre <Rustic>, Colleagues was Romantic <Pink>.
The staff were very helpful and spoke very good English. Restaurant was all booked out in the evening so we went to town instead. Though to be honest it seems that a hotel should <at least> cater for its guest.
This was a business trip so no time for spa etc.
Room was clean and compfortable, CNN news available on TV.
Bathroom was OK apart from the lack of shower, but that is fairly typical for a french town hotel.
Checkout the next day took ages - a half four for two of us.
This is a nice hotel with pretensions of a spa.

To my mind itds badly located for town, and not rural enough for a spa.
Breakfast was ok.

Parking was limited in unsecured car park opposite hotel.

Room Tip: Don't book Ecossaise unless you like Tartan.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

If you're tired of corporate chain hotels with no character then this is a nice alternative. Don't be misled by the nodiscript neighbourhood, nor the view from outside, which is not up to the standard of the rest of the hotel.
Once inside you have a choice of the original traditional architecture that has been tastefully renovated and furnished, or the new, modern wing with it's all-wooden construction and contemporary decoration. Reception personnel are attentive and welcoming, the rooms are very well appointed and there are good facilities for relaxation (indoor pool, sauna, gym etc.)
A couple of personal remarks for possible improvement - The restaurant is so deadly quiet that we ddn't use ot for dinner and didn't linger at breakfast. Check the room facilities from time to time, a lot of the TV channels didn't work properly and the hardryer sounded like it was seizing up !

Room Tip: In the modern wing, the 'Café' room is spacious and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 May 2011

This is auite a chaming hotel in a suburb of Rennes. It is actually a series of buiuldings that seem to have been renovated and joined together with linking passageways. There are some interesting architectural details, but more needs to be done to the presentation of the building. Food was OK, but looked better than it tasted. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank AllyDeen
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

The location
Yes, it's not in the core center of the city. But a week only in Rennes was enough for me to grasp that it must not be such a bad thing to not be there for anyone needing to rest by night... My fast foot brought me from Place Sainte Anne in 15minutes only, or maybe a little bit more the first time (some additional ones were required to find the door, indeed).
The Service
The staff i met did talk English and made some nice efforts to get over such communication difficulties due to my swedish-french-english dialect. The convoluted structure of the hotel can make it difficult to immediately find someone, but it just reminded me of some awesome hide-and-seek playing at grandma', once upon a time...
The rooms
I booked a room in the new and environmental-friendly part of the hotel. I was surprise to find a place decorated with such a taste. I was in "Coucou", which actually means uncluttered and evocative design, nice balcony and black bathroom. The bed was really comfortable, maybe a little bit cold, the bathroom clean but maybe a little bit empty (bring all your stuff). And the quality of the silence priceless. I stayed for a week, and my first impression of quality, comfort, reminiscent atmosphere and easy-going-ness remained.
The restaurant
The place to be, the place to eat for anyone willing to experience what France could never be deprived of: they know how. Choice is indeed limited, but everything served is good (I have tried most of the carte, since there are not other restaurants worth it in the corner). The clientele (big) was apparently some kind of a regular customer circle, the atmosphere relaxed and the wine's fragrances subtle.
Conclusions
You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 October 2009

Why I selected this hotel?
- Selection of this hotel was made based on proximity to France Telecom / Orange facility. Would be a horrible location if you are a tourist though.
- 45 minute walk / 12 euro taxi.

About the Room
- Rooms have names, not numbers.
- Key locks, not card readers (key's are put on cloth keychains)
- Bathtubs have no shower curtain and require use of hand sprayer to take a shower.
- Liquid soap is provided for both sink and shower but no other amenities are provided at all.
- Beds are slightly firm (not to my taste)
- Depending what room you get, the room size is actually smaller then what you see due to a sloping roof / ceiling that compromises your walking space on one side of the room.
- Road-side rooms a little noisy even with minor traffic. Sound proofing needed.

About the Restaurant
- Extremely limited selection. Be prepared for perhaps 2 meals to chose from. I never did eat their for dinner because of this.
- Breakfast is 17 euro per day and will consist of 2 fruit yogurts, hardboiled eggs, croissants, apple juice, coffee, small amount of hard meat, cheese. It isn't worth the price, but the limited selection that is offered is quality.

About the Hotel
- Square peg in a round hole...the property was not designed to be logical in the sense of what a hotel is typically considered to be. There really isn't a "front door" that would be a welcome area for a checking in guest. There is a side street entrance that from the signs would suggest it is the restaurant entrance, but actually would be more the checkin location. The entrance from the main street takes you back to the parking area where the area is essentially the spa entrance and courtyard area connecting to the back of the tiny restaurant.
- No staff is present for early morning travelers. Left at 5:50am to catch a flight and nobody around to get a bill from. Front door is key as well so when you leave at such a time the property is unsecured to the public and guest (so lock your door)
- Theme of the hotel is in tribute to the mighty hen/chicken/rooster.
- English speaking staff was marginally acceptable.
- No other local restaurants in walking distance so if you don't eat at the hotel, get a taxi, don't walk and explore unless you want a 1-2 hour journey.
- This property seems to focus on catering to conference and special events. As a hotel, it is perhaps an after-thought.
- Needs a good sprucing-up. A little worn out, but maybe the french farmhouse thing is what they are after.

Overall impressions are that it was 2.5/5. The property just didn't make any sense at all, just odd.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 September 2009

Realising that we would get no further that day, we consulted ( regrettably an out of date) Michelin Guide for a hotel in Rennes and saw this recommended in red as a "pleasant hotel" - the only hotel in Rennes to receive this acclaimation! So we phoned and booked a room and dinner. As others have said, the hotel is some way from the Centre - but our SatNav got us there easily. The hotel has recently been considerable extended with a new annex in a much more modern style than the original building - although the rooms in the new wing were approx 50% dearer than the older building. Having looked at both we decided the new rooms did not give 50% benefit and so we plumped for an older room. As others have said, this was small and the furniture was past its prime. there were no toiletries in the bathroom (other than a wall mounted soap dispenser) and the shower was no more that a flexible hose forming part of, and sitting on top of, the bath taps.
We then realised to our dismay - being ordinary folk - that the hotel restaurant was "gastronomique" with the limited menu priced at 49 euros ( although there were a number of a la carte dishes at comparable prices) and wine was also around 50 euros a bottle . The restaurant was full - so clearly it serves a specialist clientele which holds it in high regard. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the meal. We did not take breakfast.
The hotel reception and management staff were friendly and spoke excellent English. The restaurant staff were plentiful but formal.
In summary if you are on a the "Gastronomique Trail" then the hotel may be worth a visit, but for ordinary travellers it may be a disappointment.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

Unfortunately I have to concur with the other reviews, which we should have read before planning what was supposed to be a romantic weekend getaway. We live in Paris and know France well. Inexplicably, we relied on the 2005 edition of the Guide Michelin, which was misleading to say the least. The hotel, with its dreary little spa, has all the charm of an upmarket nursing home in a downmarket neighborhood. Dinner was painfully formal but not unfriendly and, while pricey, not bad. A large, raucous wedding kept the place rocking till the wee hours. This is clearly the secret of Le Coq Gadby's survival, because most of the other guestrooms were understandably empty.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about LeCoq Gadby

Address: 156 rue d Antrain, 35700, Rennes, France
Region: France > Brittany > Ille-et-Vilaine > Rennes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Rennes
Price Range: £72 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — LeCoq Gadby 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LeCoq-Gadby offers 8 rooms for up to 400 people.Just near Rennes downtown,, with external private parking, garden, patio, hotel, spa is the perfect venue for weddings, galas, seminars and symposia. Our on-site catering guarantee you a quality service to delight your guests. ... more   less 
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