We stayed there last night Friday the 13th ... maybe a bad omen of things to come. We've travelled all over the world and can readily state that this was THE smallest room we've ever seen. Barely enough room to squeeze around the end of the bed ... one of the amour doors couldn't open as it was so close to bed ... hardly enough room to sit at the 'desk' with bed so close ... the only place to set our second suitcase was on the floor which meant we had to avoid stepping on it when getting out of bed.
And what's with the lack of basic amenities like a bar of soap or shampoo? Instead they have an "all-purpose" liquid soap dispenser that is also intended for shampoo. How about an iron? You guessed it - not a chance. These guys are even so cheap they left ONE piece of note paper instead of a full pad. No ice, no coffee/tea maker in rooms, no portable fridge ... we shouldn't have to ask the front desk for these items.
Maybe one day French hoteliers will start to ask themselves why North American and other hotels in other parts of the world can offer their guests all these simple comforts and courtesies at VASTLY lower prices. But we won't hold our breath.
And perhaps the manager could consider actually changing some of these policies instead of lamely defending the status quo whenever he gets criticized.
Melina Cormier & George Scott
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel of Tours has been built in 1927 by the famous architect Maurice BOILLE and the decorator internationally Pierre Chareau. He has recently renovated, the hotel benefits of a contemporary decoration inspired of an Art Déco style of the 30’s.Ideally and strategically situated in the heart of the center of Tours, to 2 minutes walk of center Tours station of the Palais des Congrès of Vinci, Roman historical district and Cathedral which occur near to the hotel.The rooms are spacious, decorated, conditioned equipped of a TV satellite, a free access to Internet and services offered.The hotel is equipped with all the comfort to make your stay enjoyable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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