Ashley Hôtel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This place is not quite what I had expected. My first impressions weren’t good. When arriving, there is an automated check in machine just outside. The problem for us was that it didn't recognise our booking. We didn't know how to get in, so just stood outside until reception came and got us. I think they must have seen us on a camera because we hadn’t worked out how to contact anyone. The whole hotel is run down. It has an elevator, but we took the stairs. The carpet either needs a good clean or it needs replacing. It looks like the place has had a lick of paint to try and tidy some of it up, but it has clearly been done on the cheap. Our room was small but clean. There is a small open wardrobe with a few coat hangers, but you really need to live out of the suitcase. I hadn’t noticed at first, but the bed is two singles joined together. I note the bed is comfortable and I had a good sleep. There is no air conditioning so we had to sleep with the window open on the first night. We were away from the street so didn't really hear anything. A couple of times I heard people in the hall, but once they were in their room I didn’t here anything. The bathroom is small. We initially had one towel between both of us, so had to ask reception for a second one. The shower pressure is really good, but the drain blocked up in less than 30 seconds, so washing my hair was a nightmare. Had to keep turning the shower off and waiting for the water to drain away. If you use less pressure, then the shower lasts longer, but this is only useful if not washing long hair. I informed reception of the drain issue. I can tell by the response that it won’t be sorted out. Also, there is no hairdryer. Not sure if there is meant to be one though. The lighting in the room is bad. There are two small reading lamps above the headboard and one lamp next to the kettle. We took one lightbulb out from the headboard because it made a really irritating clicking noise when it was off. To help light the room we ended up having to use the toilet and shower lights so we could see what we were doing. This may be normal as we have stayed in five other places in Europe recently, and none of them have a main light. It is all just small lamps. There is a buffet breakfast here but it wasn’t included in the room price. It was an extra €10 per person for breakfast. We didn't get the breakfast as we just used the little supermarket down the road for food supplies. Note that there is no fridge. The location seemed ok. It is right across the road from the Gare Train Station. There is also a tram and bus stop there. It is also about 10 minutes walk to the town. Also, you would certainly never go hungry as there are many food places around. Turkish seems to be a theme for some reason. There is a small car park on site. It is €5 per day. We used the car park which was handy. It is only open between 6am and 10pm. I think this may be because reception have to let you in and out. Just to note, the car park is very small and tight to get into, so small cars are best. We stayed during the MotoGP, so we paid premium rates on this place. It wasn’t worth the price that was charged. I would have tried somewhere else, but there were so few places and they cost a whole heap more. Another minor thing is that there are only French speaking channels on the tv. Sometimes it is nice to relax with a bit of tv before bed, but it wasn't so for us that only speak English. To me, the hotel is more like what I would expect from a backpackers, except you get a toilet and shower in your room.
This is a simple hotel right across the street from the train station. I didn't detect any train noises. The room was quite basic with a toilet in one small room and a sink and shower in a small room on the other side of the bedroom. It's not an optimal business hotel. The wifi was sponsored by some ad agency and cut out frequently. Breakfast is basic. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, but English wasn't prevalent. This hotel would be best as a layover for a train stop.
Stopped here to break up journey south. We had a triple and a double room. It's not glamorous at all, but what is there works. The shower was wonderful on first floor. Breakfast is simple but good. WARNING ABOUT CARS WITH TOP BOXES THOUGH - the max height in the car park is less than 2metres and you don't really know that until you are almost in it and to get out either means performing a tight 3 point turn or reversing back up a long narrow drive/path. Only alternative is to park in road and you are right in the centre so good luck with that. We got lucky...
I have recently returned from a 3 night stay in Le Mans for the MotoGP. We booked the Ashley Hotel as a bit of a last resort due to lack of availability, but when we checked in we were very pleasantly surprised. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and directed us to a lovely restaurant just around the corner. The room was not very large, but spotlessly clean with a huge king bed - we slept very well and could not fault the property. It is not luxury, but does not pretend to be. The location is across the street from the station, so not central to town, but within walking distance to the main square. The continental breakfast (included) was always fresh with fruit, cereals, croissants, bread, ham cheese etc and plenty of tea and coffee. I forgot to mention there are also coffee/tea making facilities in the rooms. Many thanks to the staff for a great weekend.
A very comfortable hotel for my daughter and me to relax in and enjoy. Very handy to the railway station and nearby restaurants. The room was clean, well appointed and the bed's were comfortable. The breakfast was 'self-help with a great variety of choice. Would definitely recommend to travellers.
Decent place located in a busy area. Parking very tight especially for my SUV I was upgraded to. Checking was good and staff European but friendly. Breakfast was full and good. Train and tram shirt one block walk. Le Mans cathedral/historic area fairly shirt walking distance or 3 stops on tram. Room was okay and TV had English news channels which helped stay in touch.
I was sent to the Ashley Hotel by Eurocar who left me stranded in Le Mans, late in the evening; tired frustrated and hungry; Never ever use EuroCar they cannot support you when the car breaks down. I was met by Jacque a most helpful and kind man, this guy went way out of his way to help, he telephoned Eurocar and gave them a piece of his mind and continued the barrage again on the Sunday. The hotel is in a good location; warm, clean and a good breakfast, close to some nice restaurants and 30 secs from the Gare Du Le Mans. I would recommend this hotel for its excellent service, Thank you Jacque for all your help, I wish there were more people like you in the world.
This hotel is right across from the train station (North-side exit) and looks quite classy from the street. The man at the desk was really nice despite a glitch with my reservation. On the plus side, the room was quite spacious as was the bathroom, the room was extremely clean and there was a courtesy tray with an electric kettle, tea and instant coffee, some cookies... but paper cups. On the downside, the furniture was flimsy and looked like it was hand-me-downs from Ikea, there was no hair dryer in the bathroom, the TV screen was very small and the two chairs did not even match. The bathroom has a swinging door despite the fact that there was plenty of room for a normal one. The noise from the flushing toilets and showers in other rooms was very audible. Again, all of these things were not THAT bad but this room is 129 euros for a walk-in, far too much for the room as described. If you do decide to stay here, make sure to ask for a room on the back side of the hotel, not on on the station side as there are colonies of homeless who are very rowdy and noisy late into the night.
We stayed here for 2 nights and we were impressed by the cleanliness of this hotel. From the lobby to the shower in our room, not a spot of dirt could be found. The hotel is pretty basic and is in need of some updating (loved some of the old wallpapers and carpets!) but it is central with a good bed, clean bathroom and very friendly staff who were willing to help with everything.
It is easier to win a race at “Le Mans Classic” than to book a room 9 month before. This simple hotel in front of the train station( unfortunately without air condition) had a very safe and convenient parking. The position was close enough to the Bugatti Circuit so the day after we were ready to enjoy the races. Unexpected was the quality of the breakfast: fresh and very nice presented with a good choice of fruit plus salted and sweet food. They suggested a nice restaurant for the evening, the “Saint Lo” and we were really satisfied of the experience.
- Close to St-Julien Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
St-Julien Cathedral is within a mile (2 km) of Ashley Hôtel, and other popular attractions like Abbaye de l'Epau are within a few miles (5 km). This 31-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and express check-in. It's in central Le Mans and also close to Circuit de la Sarthe and Palace of Congress and Culture.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.
Ashley Hôtel's 31 individually decorated rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Ashley Hôtel features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 57 reviews