Séjours et Affaires Tours Léonard de Vinci0.0 out of 5.0
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Overall - it is probably more realistic not to consider this so much as a hotel but more like a short term rental apartment with a support office. Then you won't be disappointed... :) Location excellent - very close to the station and very close to Detours bike rental. Easy to find your way back to if cycling back through the city for that reason. It was about 20' walk down to the old town and river front so that was fine too. The downside of a central location as anywhere was that it was quite noisy from the street below but they give you a fan so switch it on for white noise and you will sleep just fine. Reception: is not open full time and has limited hours (including not being open Sundays) however there is always someone friendly on hand. To get in after hours you need to call someone - who will come down and let you in. Our keys and info sheets etc were all in a pre-prepared envelope ready for us. It obviously helps if you can speak French - but I imagine once they have your name they will sort you out ok. We were also able to drop off bags in their lockup as we arrived on a morning train and then picked them up later. Room: was fine - nice bed and bedding and useful little kitchen area. A big sink with a plug made it easy to wash biking clothes! Bike storage: it doesn't look feasible but it is and they can arrange this. You take your bike into reception - go up in the lift / elevator and park and lock the bikes to a bike rack on the low roof (!) of the corridor between their two buildings.
Ummm,this was a weird place.Lets start with the positive's,nice comfy bed and close to the centre.After booking a parking space I called the day before to check and was told no parking available,we wanted secure parking as fully loaded with bikes and car full of holiday luggage.When we tried to cancel it was too late and they offered no refund or help with alternative parking so had to find a secure place to park ourselves.We had to have two separate rooms As no family rooms available the room on the top floor not that bad but the room my son a I slept in well,the smell was appalling,the corridors were quite scary and the whole place needs a serious painting.
Having stayed in the Sejoir et Affairs in Marne la Vallee on previous occasions, we expected to discover a similar standard of excellence here in Tours. There is still much to commend this budget sleep-over appartment block, but it fails to reach the high standards of the one in Disney-town Marne. To concentrate first on the good points, the hotel is situated in the middle of this pleasant town, within walking distance of bus and train stations and with plenty of places to eat within minutes of the front door. The standard rooms are well-equipped, with a small kitchenette as well as an en-suite bathroom, and the standard of room cleanliness is good. Beds are no more or less comfortable than those in similar budget-end establishments. The breakfast dining room looked inviting, but our early morning start prevented us sampling the fare. The downsides include tired decorations, endless gloomy and in some cases smelly corrridors and a quirky layout which means that to reach some floors you have to go up in one lift, navigate several passageways and then go up further in a second lift. Very easy to get lost on the way to reception, the dining hall, or your room. At one point I was convinced the stairs and lifts were constantly shifting, Hogwarts style. I recommend arriving at this hotel whilst the reception desk is still open. We would have arrived on time, but our Sat Nav kept trying to navigate us past a no-entry sign into the bus station, and declined to supply any alternative route. It took half an hour of trying out one one-way street after another before we finally arrived at the Soujours et Affairs, twenty minutes after closing time. We had to retrieve our key from a wall safe. The instructions for reaching the garage (additional charge) were minimal, and as it turned out, the electronic tab we were given to open the automatic garage door didn't work. After twenty minutes of trying every trick in the book to persuade the door to open, a departing guest chanced to operate it from the inside, and we were able to slip in before it shut again. A stressful way to end a long and tiring journey, but there was more to come. The instructions told us (in French, of course) to park the car and then enter the hotel via a "petite portaille blanche." Now, I know that the french for door is "porte" so guessed that "portaille" was a colloquial alternative. I should have packed a dictionary, because I had gained illegal access to the next door maison de retraite which opened onto the car park via a small white door before I discovered from a surprised resident that "Portaille" actually means gate. Sure enough, there was the small white gate, hidden from view from the place where our car was parked. Luckily, the garage door does not require an electronic key to get out again. Forewarned, I would stay here again, but would make sure I arrived long before the front desk closed.
We stayed here many times; great location next to the train station and Avis rental car office; the reception personnel are very nice and willing to help you in many ways to feel comfortable. There is a garage on the premises for a reasonable daily fee. The only drawback is that the rooms need to be cleaned more thoroughly, especially the corners and other not readily visible places.
Choose this hotel according to the reviews on expedia but it was a real disaster. I arrived to the hotel on sunday and all dors were locked. After a long wait, we were able to speak a stuff (very young french man) who cannot speak english. We paid 6€/d for parking more, breakfast was poor and rooms were stinking. TV service was only local. Now its Monday night, im typing this review and still no staff around the reception. Should be the last choice for hotel in Tours I think.
Found this hotel after a hard drive from Paris. It boasts very large well-furnished rooms with a kitchenette. My fifth floor room had a balcony with a great view of center city Tours. Roomy bath with modern shower. Lavarie on second floor and a Salle de Petit Dejunier offers breakfast for 8 euros 50. A portion of the building is designated for university students and it is adjacent to the train station. Room was 73 euros for a double.
I was after a cheap and convenient place to stay in Tours, and this is a good example. It's a very short walk from the train station and you can reach all the main sites of Tours on foot from it. Do check the reception times carefully before arrival - I was emailed directly by the hotel after booking through booking.com with a useful information sheet, which includes reception times and there is a way of obtaining keys when reception is shut if you email in advance. The studio apartment was fine - I had one with a balcony, which was great, and it was quiet on the top floor. The entrance was a little intimidating at night time as it is next to a cinema and people loitered outside, but the entrance at night is controlled with a key fob that you are given, and I felt safe enough as a solo traveller. There are useful vending machines on the second floor of the building. I would recommend for a budget stay - don't expect frills!
It was OK for an overnight stay, but a bit like a student bed-sit, as the bed obviously was intended to go up into the wall during the day, so that the room could be used as a study/lounge. But it had a little kitchenette, so I could prepare any food and could have breakfast at the unearthly hour I needed to leave. And it was handy for the railway station. The reception staff were a bit clueless, sending me to a room which was not ready, but sorted that out at once and were full of apologies. There also seemed to be someone on duty at the desk quite late on, which is always re-assuring - though I must admit I was not out very late!
I've been in this accomodation during August 2012. The overall impression was that this place is very scary and there was also a strange smell all around very uncomfortable. The reception hours were very limitated during the day (only a couple of hours in the morning and in the afternoon) the entire building was quite dark and there was nobody around. The room we got was very small, it was supposed to be an aparment for two persons but in the same room there was the kitchen, the living room and the bedroom. There was no cleaning service (we stayed for 10 days and we had to do it but ourselves) and the towels change was not included as well, of course paying everything is included, the bathroom was definitely not clean. Of course the price is very competitive, but it's not worth what its while.
Listen - this place isn't expensive. It stands to reason, therefore, that a palace it is not. Location-wise, I was really happy as it is a short walk from the town centre. Arriving by taxi (don't trust these taxi guys in Tours...quite ripped off!), we entered the hotel to find that reception was shut. Enquiring to a resident prompted the response "Of course reception is shut - it is Sunday", complete with a shrug of the shoulders. An expensive mobile call later and we got the keys to our apartment. I say apartment - if you had in mind an apartment, you may be disappointed. The word "studio" is important here. Imagine a UK Travelodge room with a kitchen-type bit added in on the way to the bathroom. We were happy enough, with a microwave, fridge, hob and sink. The fridge chilled the cider and cheese rather well so it was fine by me. There was even a portable fan unit, which became essential in the warm night air. All in all, this was clean(ish - bathroom could do with some attention) and suited us just fine for the price. Give it a go - you may not regret it....
- Walking distance to Vinci International Convention Centre
- Free wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Vinci International Convention Centre is a short stroll from Séjours et Affaires Tours Léonard de Vinci, and other popular attractions like Tours Cathedral are within a mile (2 km). The 29 rooms at this residence include kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. Parc des Expositions de Tours and Musee des Beaux-Arts are also nearby.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
The 29 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free wired Internet. Free bottled water and desks are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.
At Séjours et Affaires Tours Léonard de Vinci, guests have access to features like laundry facilities. Self parking is offered for EUR 6 per night. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours.
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40% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 68 reviews