I think the other review from 2006 is perhaps dated. We stayed one night recently and had a perfectly acceptable experience. Staff were friendly and helpful when we arrived unbooked at 20.00. Supper was GOOD, -- I'd recommend it for a Michelin "bib gourmand" -- and good advice about the menu was given by staff. Parking was off-street and safe. Yes, the rooms are a little scruffy, but that's what you should expect in France at this price. It was clean, adequately comfortable and gave value for money.
I didn't test the staff's English. Maybe the other reviewer had a language problem, or maybe it's changed hands since 2006.