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Brit Hotel Magdalena
Whitby, Canada
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“Most pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Our family stayed one night at the Brit Hotel Magdalena during a 21 day / 14 city vacation through France, Spain and Portugal. I had left making hotel reservations until the very last moment, so there were very few choices for accommodations. While this hotel was the least expensive of the 14, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was large, clean, and most important quiet. I am a very light sleeper, but didn't hear a thing all night. Perhaps it was because our room was not facing the road. The furniture was not very old.

Parking is ample, and free. We did not use the dining facilities, but there are many choices within a close radius. If we come back for visit, this hotel

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

We needed a base for a couple of nights as we were travelling in the area. This hotel is uninspiring and basic, located on the outskirts with lots of other hotels, but has ample free parking, and is easy to find from the autoroute (come off the N77 at junction 33 and it's 5 minutes down on the left). The owners were very pleasant. However they were in the process of renovating the rooms and the drilling and banging kicked off at 7.30am every morning which left us somewhat aggravated! No-one told us that this would be happening when we booked, which left a bit of a bad taste in the mouth. Also, the room was freezing cold despite the radiators being on constant. I mean REALLY cold! So I would say these were the negative points. If you book, try and get a room on the 3rd or 4th floor as these have already been renovated. We were on the 2nd and in the thick of it. However, the owners were very pleasant and although we can't comment on the food as we did not eat there, they were happy to make us a (much needed!) WARM cup of tea in the evenings etc, free of charge. I think we were just unlucky going when we did. Leave it six months - get the renovation out of the way (as well as the cold weather), and then I'm sure it will be fine. I must say, the bed needed replacing as it dipped in the middle, but the shower was great !

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2008

First time (2006) we found it by chance, 2007 we planned our route so as to use it. Now found your site while planning a trip elsewhere and wanting to find other hotels in this chain.
Commercial district on the outskirts of town, modern 'shoe-box' building with ample parking, unguarded but in an area that seemed safe as most places.
Staff friendly and helpful; public areas and our room well furnished and clean; restaurant with good selection (breakfast and evening meal) perfectly adequate, inded well above average for a budget hotel.
Perfect stop-over for most people (we're pensioners) but no attractions just outside to 'delay the hasty traveller'.

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  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brit Hotel Magdalena
Address: 1 rue Paul Eluard, 58640 Varennes-Vauzelles, Nevers, France (Formerly Relais Akena Hotel Magdalena)
Region: France > Bourgogne-Franche-Comte > Nievre > Nevers > Varennes-Vauzelles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Varennes-Vauzelles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Brit Hotel Magdalena 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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