This is not your international chain hotel. The Villa des Fleurs is located in a beautiful hôtel de maître. It does have a lot of cachet. Our request to have a big bed and not twins was respected.
We were made very welcome by the receptionist and taken by her to our first floor room.
The room was large, colorful, with big windows overlooking the garden. The bed was very comfortable and the free wifi worked very well.
Nicely appointed bathroom with a big shower. No bath, which we did not mind as we prefer shower. Not a lot of shelf space in the bathroom. We appreciated the large window giving a lot of light.
We had read reviews complaining about the noise. We didn't have that problem. Maybe because we not there on a weekend, although we were there on Friday night during a Red Devils football game that should have produced a lot of noise. The hotel is located downtown. This is great for walking about and going to the spa. The flip side is probably the traffic noise.
About those floors: everything that isn't marble or wrought-iron is wood in this hotel. So it is understandable that guests could be disturbed by people walking overhead or on the (beautiful) landing; This did not happen to us even thought the hotel seemed quite full. MAybe it was full of guests who like us removed their shoes and were careful when on the landing.
Nobody tap-danced on the ceiling.
In any case, this could easily be solved by the hotel providing slippers and putting up a sign asking guests to kindly wear them when in their rooms.
The one thing we didn't really like is breakfast. It is below par. The hotel could and should do better. White and brown rolls and mediocre sliced (and rather dry) bread for toasts just doesn't cut it. There should be more types of bread. The Ardennes is good but not great. Surely, there are good local cheeses. A slice of plasticky Dutch-type cheese isn't enough. And so on.
It's a shame because the breakfast room is really quite beautiful and breakfast could be a great experience.
Service is pleasant and relaxed.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Spa