Situated outside the town centre, this relatively quiet location is convenient for a stopover. There is a good selection of restaurants nearby, and a supermarket and shopping area opposite. The hotel was advertised as having a 24-hour reception, which I imagine as a person behind a desk who, amongst other things, keeps an eye on exterior security cameras. Yes, you can get in here at any time, but only by using the check-in machine outside. This is not unusual in hotels of this type, but I don’t call that 24-hour reception; and there are no cameras. Outside the hotel is architecturally unappealing and is very run-down and unkempt. The car park abounds with cigarette butts and the exterior paintwork is very poor. Inside much of the hotel is in good condition, though there is a nasty smell in the downstairs bedroom corridor. The bedroom and shower/toilet room are small but quite adequate. The TV is large and has a very good selection of channels. The free WIFI is rather slow, and has an unnecessarily cumbersome interface, but works OK. Everything in our room worked too, except one light. Unusually in this class, there is the option of twin beds. These are comfortable but too narrow. The continental breakfast is available in a conveniently long time slot. The food selection is good, with the exception of a poor choice of cereals. The butter was too cold to spread, but this always seems to be the case these days. Overall, the hotel is well-situated, very good value for money, and just needs some tidying up to make it more inviting. We would stay here again, but we might need to bring a paintbrush.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel, very close to Tours, "City of Art and History", is situated within easy reach of the vineyards and in the midst of the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. It constitutes an excellent base to explore the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World heritage site. ... more less
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