This nice boutique hotel is just around the corner from Chateau Blois, Tourist office, shopping, restaurants and other sites. The hotel is simple but does things well. For the price, I could not think of a better place to stay if you have a budget. Of course there are some other romantic and nicer places close by, but this hotel gives exceptional value, and a perfect headquarters for touring in the Loir Valley.
We did not have a car and took the train to Blois from Paris. The walk was about 10 minutes from the station to the hotel. Be warned about Blois: it is a hilly place with many stairs and steep inclines. That is part of the charm and just the way it is. Fortunately, the walk into town was mainly downhill and not much trouble if you packing somewhat lightly (we had a backpack suitcase and two roller suitcase that could be taken on a plane without being checked). To us, the walk to the hotel from the station was enjoyable since the weather was ideal and we walked through a park or two. If we did not want to walk, taxis were available at the station.
The room was basic. Kind of a cross between a U.S Hampton Inn and college dorm. It was spacious, comfortable and clean. The staff was quite helpful, charming and spoke English. Close by is a boulangerie that we would patronize for breakfast each day. Just around the corner was a major bus stop where we could catch a bus to Chambord, Cheverny and other sites. We purchased our bus tickets the day before at the Tourist office just up the hill next to Chateau Blois. The Chateau is only 5 minutes away, but uphill. The staff of the hotel recommended several fine restaurants which we enjoyed.
After our nice stay, the invoice for the hotel for two days was significantly less than a one night’s stay in a comparable Paris hotel. In my mind this hotel provides great value while touring around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Blois Centre hotel is located beside the old castle, 400 m from the railway station. An ideal location for going out to discover the old city, visiting the cathedral and having fun in the Maison de la Magie. Just 1 km from the HALLE AUX GRAINSExhibition Centre, the hotel has 56 air-conditioned rooms, a bar open 24/24 , and is close to numerous restaurants. Its guests on a business trip will appreciate the Wifi wireless Internet access. ... more less
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- Accor Blois Centre Chateau