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NOVOTEL Tours Centre Gare
Ranked #48 of 87 Hotels in Tours
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Good location as others have said. Quite pricy as we needed to book interconnecting rooms to accomodate the two children too, but comfortable and clean. Decor a bit tired but quite a bit of space in the room. Bathroom sink drainage was very slow and water pressure in the shower wasn't great, but all very clean and pleanty of supplies.
The unmanned bar was bizarre (it took us a while to spot the sign telling us to telephone for a barman!), but barman arrived very quickly once we had called. We had breakfast inclusive rate, and breakfast was OK. Not outstanding, but typical for Holiday Inn in France. Restaurant was very reasonably priced (dinner with wine cost less than the same day's lunch in a Bistro). Although limited, the food was tasty, well presented and desserts are superb!
Mostly caters for tour buses and didn't feel much like a holiday inn normally does. No newspapers offered (should be complementary) and when I requested a late check out (2pm rather than noon) I was told that this was unheard of and the most they could possibly do was 1pm. Again, this should be standard if available.
A good base for exploring, which is what we were looking for, but wouldn't be my choice for a special weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for 3 days while my husband was doing business. The rooms were clean and the hotel was averal ok. We were very dissapointed that the hotel did not have free Wi-Fi. The Internet was quite pricey so we paid for it for one day and gave up.

Breakfast was included but a little boring since it was always the same things. You had to get up early as well if not, there was not much left.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

The Hotel is adjacent to the railway station and within 10 mins walk of the old town centre and Cathedral areas. On the plus side, the room was quite spacious and the hotel cleanliness was good.
On the down side, the hotel was tired and staff lacked interaction. The bar was poor (I can't believe a French bar only has 1 white wine) and often unmanned. The Breakfast was Buffet style and OK for cold food, but very poor and tastless hot options.
A pretty average hotel really, with little wrong with it and little to praise.

Room Tip: Some poor comments on floor 7 rooms (we had 5th)
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

It was convenient and how! It is bang outside Tours Central station (maybe 100m). The reception is fantastic - so many brochures of information. The frontdesk is so informative and helpful. The restaurant has lots of food variety at breakfast - its a gastronomic treat ! For those in search of vegetarian / Indian food - restaurants are at hand and just 5-10 minutes away by walk.
Tours is an area in the Loire valley famous for castles - notably Chennonceaux and Villandry. There are many castles nearby and the hotel location is so central and great !

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Rooms are a good size as are bathrooms. Although next to station the room on opposite side was quiet. A number of people in our group on the 7th Floor all said their rooms had a "sewage" like smell on entering! The location was reasonably close to the centre.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Address: 15 rue Edouard Vaillant, 37000, Tours, France (Formerly Alliance Hotel Tours Centre)
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Tours
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Tours
Price Range: €86 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — NOVOTEL Tours Centre Gare 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the Vallee de la Loire and in the center of the city of Tours. Our hotel offers many advantages for business and holidays stays. The TGV train station and Le Vinci international convention center are within walking distance. Close to the hotel you can discover : Place Plumereau with its famous 11th century half-timbered houses, the St Gatien cathedral and the Basilica St Martin. The shopping area : Bordeaux and National streets are 5 min walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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