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The location was great with easy access to the Metro & train stations & there were some wonderful pattisseries close by.
it was in the loire valley close to the chateaus and had a family room that slept four at a good price. the landlady's english was better than my french and we made do.
Close to centre of Blois
excellent position, close to station and chateau in Blois. Helpful staff, good breakfast.
The owners are extremely friendly and helpful.
Lovely people, excellent breakfast. Central location. Would come again. Small room, very small bathroom-shower. Would be difficult to stay here for many days, due to small room and limited storage space, but for short stays it is an excellent value.
friendly staff room smelt musty
Relatively well located, not far from the center of Blois. The hotel was okay, even though the surroundings were not particulairly romantic. Supertiny bathroom (a plastic cube put in the room), the bed was not very comfortable. The elderly Monsieur at the reception at night was not very sympa. All in all, considering other deals in Blois and other hotels we stayed in while travelling in France, I regretted having booked that one.
This is a cheap and cheerful hotel suitable for heavy sleepers that do not mind paper thin walls. The showers are suitable for a female size zero - but plenty of hot water
Rooms are clean and comfortable but location is not great if you expect to be centrally located (10 minute walk to downtown - many stairs) I was very unhappy at the check-out. We did the check-out at 6:00am and they had charged us for the breakfast that only opened at 6:30. This was done automatically, which I think is unacceptable. The answer from the clerk was that guess must advised that they are leaving early. I did not think it was obligatory to eat breakfast and guess should not be charged automatically. In addition, we had advised the front desk. I thought that was a poor response. In addition, he was not able to credit us right away as he did not know how. We were in a hurry as we needed to get to the airport so we will need to see our credit bill to see if we received the credit.
The hotel room was very comfortable and the desk staff was very helpful. The breakfast was exceptionally good. Nothing.
The room and bathroom was very clean and modern. The air conditioning system was unable to adequately cool the room.
Very nice. Room is big compared to hotel room in Paris. I like it a lot. Will return to stay in this hotel if I ever come back to Blois.
The rooms were newly decorated. The rooms were so recently done that there was a very strong smell of paint. but we got a new room no problem.
Good size room and kept very clean. Good choice at breakfast and easy walking distance from centre. Rather gloomy and very long corridor to rooms! Building from outside very stark and on "business" road.
I liked the cleanliness of my room and the friendliness of the hotel staff. I did not like the shower head. The water came out too weak, which took too long to finish a shower, and not a friendly user in adjusting the water temperature.
Limited parking space.No internet point in the hotel.Maid storemed in our room at 9am on Sunday
good,clean accommodation.staff very helpful.excellant parking.fairly easy access to town etc.
the confort of the room, the parking facilities and the bathroom, very nice and clean. very good for the price.
Excellent location No parking, although there was a reduction on the (cheap) 24 hour rate at the main Chateau parking - which was very busy
Great location and very helpful staff. Good value for money. Rooms quite old and in need of renovation, breakfast simple and not really good value.
Very friendly and helpful owners and staff! Just down the street from the Chateau and parking nearby. Loved the ambiance of this historic building! Tea set in room. Lovely dining room. Does have small elevator. If you like modern and sleek and cookie-cutter, this hotel is not for you. It has modern conveniences in a typical, restored historic building.
Everyone at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. They gave great advice about restaurants and parking, and helped with driving directions on the day we checked out. The hotel has a great location very close to the chateau and within easy walking distance of shopping and restaurants. Not a luxury hotel but very clean and comfortable. Great value for the price.
The owners were great. Any questions or concerns you had, they were always there, happy to help. The breakfasts were awesome as well served in a beautiful room The wireless connection was very weak in our room on the 4th floor and so I had to go to the lobby to go on the internet.
Great location, helpful staff No tea or coffee making facilities in the room. Very thin walls, could hear any movement made in other rooms.
The owners were absolutely wonderful. They helped us with recommendations for restaurants and travel arrangements. They were very accomodating in every way. We would love to go back. The slippery bathtub, which I fell in and pulled out of the wall.
Cheap and ok hotel. Toilet bowl is not good.
The location of the hotel is excellent. Overlooking both the Cathedral and the Chateau. Just few minutes walk to the centre of Blios. The owners - Annie & Jacky Barilleau are very nice and helpful. The breakfast @ Eur 7 pp was more for convinience. Better breakfast available right across from the hotel.
Superb atmosphere created by renovated old building Room 2 - en suite was cramped and open to the bedroom.
This was a good base to explore Blois and surrounds. We only used the kitchenette for preparing cereal breakfast and tea and coffee but could have prepared a simple meal if we had needed too. Beds were clean and comfortable. The room felt a bit austere with an almost 1960's feel to the decore but it had everythink we needed. The free wifi was extremely slow and had to log in for almost every new page. The long dark corridor to our room was frankly spooky and the occassional loud traffic noise from the street were also minor detractions from this pleasant budget stay.
We found Apart city Blois very convenient to railway. It was aduquate for our needs, nearby a good supermarket. The staff were very helpful . Apartments are small but good value for the price From a cooking point of view an oven would have given more options
the lack of internet facilities, phone booth( international calls cards are handy), tourist information;the absence of a receptionist when we arrived one hour ( 5p.m.)before the check-in period was due (6 p.m.)on sunday, when everything in town is closed and had to guess how to get in: by chance we had a phone card with which we called from the train station the number in the reservation confirmation; we also had to seek assistance from a floor neighbour for hot water, which was swicthed off
The flexibility, able to cook if wanted to. Clean and comfortable too. The beds were a little on the uncomfortable side and the curtains were very thin and this let in light all nikght long. Forced purchase of eye masks
When you compare this with Mr. Bed or Premiere class, who both cost around € 39-42, it is a great deal. There is more room. There is the Kitchenette with a fridge! And a coffee machine!! Even if we don't want to cook, these 2 things were important. We paid €45 but they asked us €2 a day for wifi :-( € 2 a day for Wifi
The price and the proximity to the Loire à Vélo (we were biking from Blois to Angers) and the train station. Our room was not very clean and rather small; the bed was terrible (something your body does not appreciate much after pedaling the whole day), the breakfast was very expensive (9 Euros, when the standard in the valley is 7)
Near the centre of Blois The rooms were acceptable but a little bleak because the ceilings were very high and there was an echo. Fine for a short visit but probably not for a long term stay
-close to the train station -close to the centre of town -quiet street -room furnishing a bit old -beds uncomfortable -doesn't feel super clean
well situated near the center + parking in the street the smell of oriental cooking in the corridor
Friendly reception staff. Location close to city centre In-room kitchen Standard rooms were very very small. We were lucky to have a larger room available.
Hotel Du Bellay is just next door to the train station, and not far from the visitors' office also. it is very convenient for both getting there and getting around in the town. it was noisy...i guess the the noise proof is not very good
Location was very good, easy access to shops, tourist attractions and transport. Very good value for money. Staff were also very welcoming and friendly. Probably the only thing we found a problem was no internet access at the hostel.
Among almost every review of this hotel you can find "Friendly staff" - and this is 100% true. We were offered to stay in a better room that we booked for the same price as the room was free, and also received a lot of good advices about the places to visit, public transport, etc. Also the room was clean and comfortable, the hotel is located in an old-looking house in the town centre, so we had a very pleasant stay
The room was pleasant and the hotel has a real quirky charm. It is well located but is undoubtedly a budget hotel, so don't expect any more than that. The owner put me in a cheaper room than advertised on Booking and then tried to charge the extra £20! Stay was two days and the room was not serviced during this time. When mentioned to the owner, his reply was "you just can't get the staff". Owner also refused to take credit/debit card as he said the machine wasn't working. Strangely it "wasn't working" when I stayed there in September '08 either! He would only take cash payment. With this, the unserviced accommodation and the attempt to charge £20 more than the room price advertised on the hotel door, I would not return.
Very friendly helpful staff, central location, clean and well serviced, historic building.
We enjoyed that it was not very expensive and that we had a room with our own bathroom. Two of our Mastercards were not accepted, the rooms were very dark even with all the lights on, and the closest parking spot was five or six blocks away
Friendliness and helpfulness of the owner. Excellent internet access. Good value for the money. Good mattress. Small rooms
The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel is just on the edge of the centre and the place is very quiet. Also, there are some convenient restaurants in the proximity of the hotel. As the hotel is in a very old building, our room was not really big.
Convenient and central. The room faced into an airshaft and so was quiet. The linens were crisply clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The place is falling apart. I was afraid we would fall through the bathroom floor - which was rotted out under the tiles, and most of the lightbulbs in the dining room were burned out. The hotel is justifiably inexpensive.
we requested a room with bathroom but was not available, hotel staff proposed us another hotel without problem
I love all the parts!
The staff were lovely and the cleaning staff were very sweet, the hotel was clean and beautifully decorated and had a nice feel about it. close to railway to be convenient and the room even though it was a simple room was completely perfect. I had a fabulous meal from the bistro attached to the hotel too, Sebastian who worked there was wonderful and it was a truly great experience.
--proximity to train station (practically right across the street), main reason we chose this hotel --breakfast had fresh bread and croissants --no lift --noise from train station (and traffic in morning) --witless washroom design: shower only had half door covering tub rim --bed too old and soft --breakfast too pricey for limited selection offered
Location Limited reception and front door facilities
family run, friendly, right across from the train station
Friendly atmosphere; proximity to the train station; reasonable rates; access to the internet.
Service, nice staff, sweet frence hotel noise from train station
Convenient to the train station. It is a bare bones kind of place good for a night stay if you are arriving late. There are nicer places for a little more money. However, the staff/owners were very freindly.
For this price the hotelroom was very clean en nice decorated. The bathroom was good with a shower.
Comfortable bed. Railway station is to close.
This is a wonderful place for a family or a group of friends. Great location, very comfortable and nicely equipped. Not suitable for walking impaired because of stairs.
Expresso machine netbook with good Internet connection location
Don't judge it from the outside. It's right down town, well priced, and one of the best self catering apartments we've stayed in. Stairs. But it is France.
What a pleasant surprise! A modern, spacious, clean appartement, decorated with taste and care, inside a -maybe- medieval building at the heart of old town! A bottle of wine was expecting us! We were sad that we had booked it just for one day! We' ll be back...