Best Western Amarys3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Spent one overnight on business. Staff were friendly and facilities were adequate. Food quality not great. Location is well out of town so difficult to see attractions without a car. Room was ok but showing its age - badly in need of upgrading.
I booked Amarys for one night on business trip. Personel is very friendly and certainly the lady in the restaurant who did all alone. Food was ok, but why put vinaigrette on an omelet? Nice rooms, quite standard. The corridor to the rooms was not cleaned, it's a pity as it gives a bad impression on what will follow. The price is maybe a little too high for this sort of hotel.
My wife & i recently returned from an excellent short break in France, We were to be based at the Best Western- branded Amarys Hotel, Rambouillet, 30 miles South of Paris, the main purpose of our trip was to visit Monet's Garden at Giverney, but the the itinerary included Chartres, the Palace of Versailles and to tour 2 chateaux in the Loire Valley, courtesy of Diamond Rail Travel who were excellent throughout. We would describe the Amarys as slightly better than budget, very clean and comfortable,with polite, hard-working & efficient staff, it even had a swimming-pool which was refreshing after a long coach ride. We were there on a Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal basis and this is where my comments would maybe of use to future travellers. The breakfasts were probably the best Continental breakfasts we have ever had abroad, with plates replenished frequently & with excellent coffee. However, there was no choice as to our 3-course Evening meal, although I would assume that if any guests had specific dietary needs or requests, if the kitchen was told in advance, an alternative may be offered. Wine was included in the meal, but if one fancied another glass or carafe, much to my surprise, one had to pay, in cash ,for each round of drinks. The option of putting this on a tab was not available, even on a daily basis, a situation I put to our English Tour Manager who said that it was because guests had drinks & left without paying, which is nonsense, we were guests in a hotel on the outskirts of a town, where were we going to ?. On returning home, I queried this with our local Travel Agent who had sold us the trip & I was told later that this was a local management policy & not typical of Best Western, but it would be looked into, so maybe by now, the policy has changed. This was the only minor problem we experienced during our 3-night stay & I would recommend the itinerary & the hotel as representing good value for money. JW
hotel was by a retail park, no where to go for walks, the hotel was basic, room was awful, tiny window, bed comfortable, nice bedding. food was poor, ok if you are on a diet. they don't serve vegetable's. staff very nice.
Travelling with a coach group (approx 50), we had a very comfortable double room, and inclusive breakfasts and evening meals which were plentiful and delicious, though set menus for the evenings - didn't see what the normal a la carte menu was like. Room was well laid out, with very comfortable king-size bed and good shower facilities, tea and (Nespresso) coffee a little sparing but I expect more would have been provided, the staff were very helpful (and I always take my own peppermint tea!) Some guests were a bit noisy at night, but not the hotel's fault, and the room was a little hot as we were there just as a heatwave started, but all in all we were very pleased with the hotel, which was a good base for our coach trips to Versailles, Chartres, Amboise and Chateau de Chenonceaux, before leaving for Giverny and Eurostar home. Wifi available, reception provided password.
Very friendly staff, checked me in extremely quickly and were very helpful throughout the stay! Nicely upkeeped room with nespresso machine (could add more capsules than 1 per day though;) but thats the only complaint i could imagine.
This is probably the worst hotel we have ever stayed in, we were on half board basis at breakfast the power kept cutting of so could not make toast, boiled eggs or pancakes. The dinners were a set menu and extremely poor the final night of our stay the dinner was inedible several of the guests walked out and went across the road to eat in a local restuarant. I have complained to Best Western but they have just said that they tried to get a response from the hotel but failed and therefore there was nothing more they could do.
Decent hotel, friendly and helpfull staff. Parking is secure, and gate closed during night. Restaurant is pretty good, closed sunday though - and sp are the rest of the village. But there is a Indian restaurant just 10 min. away I do recommend! Hotel is located 20 min. walk from city centre. But its an okay and nice walk The rooms though, are VERY small - as in extremely small. They have bigger rooms, so make sure to ask for the ones with two beds. Unless you go for the small suites and pay extra. Pool is nice, and they have tennis court and fitness room. But the fitness room has VERY limited things to offer. If you need wifi for work, or just can´t live without it. Either for streaming or business purposes - I dont recommend this place. It´s free, but useless and deadly slow. Use your mobilephone, or get a sim-card downtown with data on, if you are from out of France. No lift, so don´t bring too much luggage.
Very unpleasant overall experience since the shuttle driver never showed up as promised. We used the shuttle 3 times since we had a wedding to attend a bit outside the city; this was a big mistake since he was late every time. One time he told us that he was still not awake when we called him after 30min of waiting So, big warning, don´t trust the driver, or any time that he might say that he will be there, we waited over one hour in the middle of the night in the rain. Get a taxi instead if you need to be on time or just want a reliable ride. Good thing they have a shuttle, but rather useless if it doesn´t work and they only give false promises. Also, hard to find an iron, finally after 15min or so the reception guy find one, and only one, and no iron board, not convenient if you need to iron your clothes. Other than that nothing wrong with the hotel, okay size of the rooms and they were clean.
We stayed at this hotel for four nights in July 2015. Haven't left a negative review for any hotel previously so here goes. Originally, I booked three nights direct through the website and then added a final night subsequently.This was also on the website, as they claimed they could not speak English when I rang up. The hotel never took my payment, from my online booking, even though it was an advance purchase rate, and they choose to process the bills, by hand at the hotel. The rate I booked at and the rate which came through on the email were different, being about €30 more expensive. As I had to add an extra night, I challenged them on this on the telephone, and they said they would sort it out when we got there. The final night was honoured at the correct price. Despite challenging the price with the manager and Best westerns complaints procedure(which is absolutely farcical as I spoke to first people in Italy- who were always on a break- and then to Phoenix Arixona by email) the hotel also added taxis and alcoholic drinks which I didn't use it consume to the bill. The taxis were subsequently removed the drinks were not. I had my car with me and very rarely drink alcohol. My husband said he had s couple of beers so we settled the €100 bill As there were 4 other parties of two and three with us, who had travelled for the same event, I can confirm that they too were overcharged for taxis they did not travel in and did not receive the rate they booked at-typically all getting overcharged by €30. I will never book a Best Western Hotel ever again. The complaints procedure, both locally, then with Italy, Arizona and then back in the UK gives me no faith that they value their customers. The hotel itself was noisy. The doors slam shut so if you have a noisy neighbour, or a noisy person above you then you are stuffed. The staff are also noisy when going about their business. The room was mostly clean and had a kettle. However, when we came to use the kettle, there was a dead wood louse in there! The shower was clean and of a good standard. The breakfast is a bizarre affair where you cook your own eggs and is quite expensive for what it is. Instead, go the industrial park behind the hotel and you will find an Aldi to top up on drinks and a lovely boulangerie selling piping hot pizzas, pastries, hot sandwiches and other delicacies for a tiny cost! We were on the ground floor and wanted to open the door to let some air in, but couldn't because there is no safety chain on it and people were wandering around outside. There is a nice pool area. The hotel is located about a15 minute walk from the main restaurants and shops. My main reason for posting this review is to ensure that other customers don't get ripped off like we did-particularly with the Euros being in France this year.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Chateau de Rambouillet, Best Western Amarys places you within a few miles (5 km) of Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet. This 3-star hotel has 55 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Forest of Rambouillet is also 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Best Western Amarys's 55 rooms are soundproofed and provide iPod docks, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of Best Western Amarys enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a garden.
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 127 reviews