I stayed here twice in July 2011 - once on the way down through France and again on the way back. Both times I wanted somewhere to stay that had an in-room kitchenette, was near to the main E3 road, had shops and places to eat nearby & was easy to find. In other words a quick over night pitstop but had a bit of class.
This place fitted the bill on all accounts apart from the easy to find bit, but that was possibly due to an out of date GPS. There are two Rue Victor Schoelchers in and around Nantes - one is in postcode 44400 and the other is in 44800. While the 44400 one might bring you to a good value petrol station (I was almost out of petrol when I arrived) it doesn't bring you to the hotel. Stick to old fashioned maps, look for road signs indicating the "Atlantis" centre and you won't go far wrong.
The rooms were very good, clean and serviceable. They might feel a bit small if you were there for a week, but for a few days they are great. As indicated in other reviews, the hotel is in/beside a retail park with some big names, a couple of cinemas and a few restaurants, so there's plenty to do there . . .. for one day.
It's right beside (the very closest building to) a tram stop called "Schoelcher", so it is well linked to the city centre. It's towards the end of the line so it might take a while to get there, but it couldn't be any easier to get there.
I would definitely recommend it to someone looking for somewhere to stay for a few days in Nantes. The shops nearby have everything you could need locally, there are a few restaurants (maybe not ultra-classy establishments, but not scary or messy) within walking distance, and the tram to Nantes is just outside the door.
It is very hard to locate the hotel in the dark as the external signage is not lit up and the building itself is quite dark. The best advice I can give is to find the Schoelcher tram stop and look at the nearest building. If you are beside/near IKEA, Decathlon or Pathe you are very close, so keep an eye out.
Staff were all friendly, if minimal. Breakfast was available at a charge, but I didn't have it.
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