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Hotel de France
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Loches
Mumbles, Wales
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70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“We liked it”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We booked an overnight stop in the "Logis-de-France" hotel de France. Finding the hotel was fairly straightforward but getting to the car parking area proved a little more difficult. Once settled in, however, we were given the key to room 12 which was a sizeable room with a balcony overlooking the road outside. This proved to be ideal for the 4 of us to enjoy a bottle of wine and some nibbles before dinner.
Dinner was exceptional. the food and service was first class and was much better than a meal we had in a Michelin starred restaurant some days later. The bed was comfortable enough and when we woke up on Saturday morning we could see that a street market was in progress right outside the hotel and around the corner. Luckily we had enough time for the wives to meander through the stalls looking for any bargains they could find. There is also a market on Wednesday as well.
There is a lot of History attached to the town and a chateau which could take many hours to explore.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed at Hotel de France on 3rd October 2013. The reception was polite and friendly, no Gallic shrugging. The room was very shabby and although the bed and bathroom was clean there was little attention to detail, such as, the pipes in the toilet were thick with dust and the grouting in the ancient shower was disgusting. The towels were like rags and the wallpaper was at least 20 years old. In all I would describe it as battered, with the gloire very faded indeed.
Breakfast was adequate, all packaged jams and 2 small pats of wrapped butter but some fresh fruit and bread, the croissants were very average. As we breakfasted we heard an English woman complaining about the bathroom and the price for such a down at heel hotel. We agreed with her as she negotiated a hefty reduction. At €83 we thought it very overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Loches hotels

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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Like other reviewers the room isn't great. However it was clean albeit the bathroom was dated. Apart from that the courtyard was a nice and pleasant space to sit and have an afternoon drink. The dining room is something to behold. Mixture of new and old. Food is brilliant. So if you stay here you can be sure of excellent food and depending on the room an otherwise good place to stay.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We've been irregular visitors of this hotel for years and we love it. It has the insouciant faded elegance of an aristocratic aunt. The accommodation is quirky - if you want a set standard, maybe choose somewhere else. Here, you go with the flow or, in the case of the stableblock rooms, up the crumbly little steps. The service, like the hotel, is individual; staff are polite and respond to you each in their own way. We arrived much later than stated and thoughtlessly hadn't telephoned ahead but this didn't affect our treatment (as far as we were aware). The evening meal was very, very good and made memorable by the little extras. It was lovely to sit out in the old courtyard in the warmth of a summer night. The breakfast, though average in content, seemed ahead in quality, compared to other hotels we stayed at this time.
When I stay at this hotel, I know I'm on holiday in France. Enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

There are two parts to this hotel: the old building, and a kind of new-build extension. We booked approx. six weeks in advance and were a party of two couples. One couple were given a comfortable room in the main part of the building (which, incidentally, is elegant, clean and stylish).

Unfortunately, our room was NOT in the old building and was accessed from outside, up a staircase. This was not a promising start. It reminded me of a Butlins chalet or a South London council block (or worse - the Bates Motel, whose rooms are memorably accessed by doors opening to the outside).

Once in (and we had to walk down a narrow alley past other doors), the door gave way to a dark, lino-floored room in which there was a wardrobe, and shower. Taking up most of the floor space was a wooden laminate staircase leading up to a strange mezzanine, in which there was barely room for our bags, the wardrobe being downstairs in any case. Next to the bed was a weird toilet in an unventilated cubby space with no window or wash-hand basin. The only window was a tilting skylight set into the sloping ceiling - which was also the roof. This ceiling / roof was only a few feet from the bed. The room was tiny and decorated in oppressive navy wallpaper. It was instantly obvious to us that we would not sleep well at all in a small bed, in a tiny room with little flow of air. Clearly, any kind of had baggage or luggage would need to be kept on the lower floor.

I consider myself to be fairly relaxed and I am not a particularly fussy or discerning traveller, yet I had to draw the line at this room. If I were the duty manager, I would be embarrassed to have to show people to accommodation like this. The room was awful in every way. A quick visit to the Office de Tourisme revealed a local B&B with vacancies and we spent the night there instead, as there was no possibility of staying in this room.

To be fair to the hotel, they were understanding about our wish not to stay in this room (I'm sure it can't be the first time) and did not charge us for the booking which had been made well in advance. The hotel was reasonable and didn't make a fuss.

However, the experience was disappointing. The booking was made well in advance, so I don't understand why we couldn't have been accommodated within the proper hotel building. It also meant we were separated from our friends (who, incidentally, were very happy with their stay).

If you are thinking of staying at this hotel, my advice would be to say that you definitely want a room in the handsome old building. Don't consider a room in the extension - you will regret it and be sorely disappointed.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We arrived at 3.30pm to find a notice on the door stating that the reception would not be open until 5.00pm. We had not been informed of this in advance. The restaurant was also closed. The "welcome" was appalling! The couple appeared to have had an argument and took out their bad temper on clients checking in. The instructions to find the secure car park were not clear. We had booked room 12 (which I think was the one referred to by Turista-Inglesa) but were given room 9 - with no explanation. The bathroom was not clean and the shower head was completely disgusting! I had to shower with my eyes closed. The shabby room smelled of cheap pot-pourri but the main part of the hotel was very nice. The breakfast was fine and the host was apologetic about the change of room and did not charge us for the car park. Maybe something unfortunate had happened to this couple the day before but it was a most unprofessional way to greet guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Though rooms are in need of a spruce up ,they were clean and comfortable.The bathroom ( Rm 16 ) was very small as was the separate toilet. Due to the weather we were unable to take advantage of the courtyard. The staff were pleasant.The food was wonderful.The beer was expensive ( 4 Euro ). Breakfast was good as was the dining room , Secure parking, which you will have to drive through the public car park to find.( metal sliding gate).

Room Tip: I can only comment on Rm 16, overlooking the courtyard it was quiet,BUT might be noisy when it is in...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de France
Address: 6 rue Picois, 37600, Loches, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Loches
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Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Loches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de France 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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