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|Distance to city center||0.1 mi|
|Nearest Airport||Le Mans Arnage|
|Distance to airport||24.3 mi|
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Great service, very quiet, lovely location. A gem of a hotel.
Bed was comfortable. Good breakfast. Great location next to the abbey.
No air conditioning so the room was too hot. The carpets on the stairs need to be renewed.
Staff, food, breakfast, location, parking
Nowhere to put suitcases whilst unloading
Breakfast was meagre and coffee, which was extraordinarily weak, had to be searched for. Small detail, but : Breakfast!
This was an EXCELLENT hotel and I will come back. The location was right across the road from the 2 monasteries -St cecilia nuns & St Peters monks.perfect for anyone visiting the abbey. Very peaceful beautiful walks nearby along the sarthe River and in the hills. Visit chapelle du nid and chemin d'abbaye, and belle Vue especially. decor is beautiful and sumptuous with gold and red everywhere. Rooms are huge and all had private balcony outside, mines also had two ensuites - separate toilet room and bathroom room. In the room there is a lot of storage. Rooms were heated to a good warm temperature of around 23 degrees. Many plug sockets, very clean, room had well stocked soft drink and spirit minibar. Room keyrings are shaped like the pipe organ at St Peters monastery opposite. The restaurant was very sumptuously decorated and quite high end (bring smart clothes for dinner). The dinner menu was gourmet French style with things like canard fois gras. you can have room service from the same menu without being charged the British "tray charge". However I am vegetarian and the only thing on the menu I could eat was dessert. They offered to make me something special but I didn't bother. I highly advise bringing your own food or going out if you are vegan or vegetarian (this is actually for the whole locality) The breakfast was Amazing and worth 14 euro. It is a continental buffet wide selection of hot and cold drinks and juices and Real coffee.orange is freshly squeeze with bits in it. Wide selection of pastries croissants jams Nutella cakes yoghurts meats and cheeses and cereals. Easy to get a table for breakfast as not crowded. The hours of breakfast 7am up to 11am which is very flexible. Staff were amazing. They all spoke English and were very helpful and keen to make your stay great even offered me a lift in car The gym is a converted hotel room which you book out so it's for you alone.
The location is perfect for visiting the two monasteries. But it is half hour walk to the shop or any outside restaurant (there is a small quiet e bar/alcohol shop nearby) and an hour walk to train station. So bring a car. There is some nice walks but not a whole lot going on here. So it wouldn't be a good place for a youngsters party holiday. Everything in the area closes on Sunday and it is very hard to get any taxi and the hotel restaurant is also closed Sunday night. therefore book your Sunday taxis a week in advance and include taxis to any restaurant or shop for food on Sunday. There are only three taxis in the area - philver, Saboliens and besoin - some work with more than one firm. Book in advance for all journeys and they do not have websites or speak English therefore you will have to call them and book on the phone in French h. Sncf taxis, mytaxi, i taxi, and allotaxi app, Mon transport all do not serve this area. However the hotel is able to book you taxis while you are staying The jacuzzi in the gym was too cold with no way to change temperature For the brits - there is no kettle or hot drinks facility in the room or elsewhere, you will have to order tea in room service at 5 euro. The monastery bells chime extremely loudly and it is hard to sleep though it. I liked this but others may not. There were no vegetarian options on the restaurant dinner menu or room service so vegetarians book cab for dinner or bring your own. WiFi was not that good, slow and often cutting out and reloading but it was free so that's good. And necessary since phone signal round here is variable
With a stay at Grand Hôtel de Solesmes in Solesmes, you'll be a 1-minute walk from St Peter's Abbey of Solesmes and 6 minutes by foot from Abbey of St Cecile. Featured amenities include luggage storage, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
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- St Peter's Abbey of Solesmes 124 yd
- Abbey of St Cecile 0.3 mi
|Angers Marce||20 mi|
|Le Mans Arnage||24.3 mi|
|Le Mans Station||25 mi|
|Angers Laud TGV Station||29.2 mi|