This is a very nice hotel indeed and I may well be being unfair not to grade it Excellent. But the hotel had been taken over for the weekend by an enormous group on a working weekend who filled every corner. You could not move in the reception area for people with papers and laptops, and the bar and dining room where swamped. Hardly a nice romantic weekend that I had planned....... The physical hotel though is of excellent quality, is well-located and should provide a great base to explore the area. Just hope that they don't do regular block bookings to spoil what should have been a cracking weekend.
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING IN THE AREA...ENJOYABLE!
I would come again...WALKING DISTANCE TO THE TRAIN...
The staff very helpful and accommodating for your benefit.
If you want a pleasant staff and a clean room you will enjoy.
It looks like a small chateau overlooking the Loire, although we stayed in one if the 8 satellite pavilions, only using the main building for breakfast - a rather expensive continental breakfast, incidentally.
Our room looked gorgeous, in art hotel style. Black and white. A round bed. Mood lighting. Great decor. Even a separate sitting room. But the bed was not that easy to get in or out of, although comfortable once in situ. The fabulous shower didn't have a shelf, or anywhere to put anything. Indeed, there was hardly any shelf space in the bathroom.
And our room had litle natural light.
We got a good deal through Expedia, but the standard tariff seems expensive. Unlikely to return.
We (two adults and two teens) stayed for two nights at this apartment hotel in a two BR kitchenette unit with two bathrooms. Good facilities (IKEA type furniture) and clean. Good bedding and adequate linen. Toiletries were available only in one bathroom. No spare toilet paper, and no detergent in the kitchen sink. These are minor inconveniences but for short-term stayers should be included. Parking was fine and reasonable, but poorly designed parking access where the driver has to get off the car and walk to the passenger side to insert the parking ticket! Two breakfast options (take away to room cheaper and buffet)- both fine. No English TV channels (not even BBC). Overall a pleasing stay and we will stay again.
Le Grand Hotel Tours is a once-grand hotel that is showing its age. It has charm, a terrific location, and a competent, resourceful staff. We used the hotel as a base for visiting the many chateaus and other historic locations in the Loire Valley and it worked for us in that role. They were offering a discounted breakfast option ($10 vs. $13 normally) which was a very good value. Easy walking to Tours restaurant district, where places stayed open late, was convenient after returning from a day of sight-seeing.
One downside: the wi-fi is terrible. It is inconvenient, since you have to get a separate log-in for each device you wish to connect every 24 hours. Once connected, your connection can be dropped at any moment. I had more trouble with my Apple devices (iPhone and iPad) than my husband did with his Samsung Galaxy phone and laptop. The hotel staff are aware of this and said that they have asked the owners to improve the service.
We have stayed at this hotel 3 or 4 times before when it was a Comfort Hotel.
Average 3✴ hotel but has been nicely refurbished.
Restaurant is not open on Saturday nights, which is when we stayed but there are restaurants within walking distance.
Near to a new tram stop for anyone who wants to go into town.
We wanted a convenient hotel travelling from Spain and this hotel fitted well. Staff were very pleasant on arrival and the room was excellent in terms of size and facilities. Nice to see a separate WC separate from the bathroom. Only adverse comment was that the Steak I had at the evening meal was on the tough side but otherwise a good meal choice for evening and breakfast.
Standing on the banks for the River Loire, Tours is the capital city of Indre-et-Loire, lauded for the perfection of its inhabitants' spoken French. The city is also known as the home to Cathedral St. Gatien, an enchanting sight when lit up in the night sky. Visitors can cycle along the untamed river and experience the varied landscape at the heart of the Loire Valley.