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Hotel Saint-Yves
Ranked #60 of 106 Hotels in Nantes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Everyone's said it already but just to reiterate: this place is excellent value for money. It's a relatively cheap place, so don't expect huge rooms, but every room has been lovingly decorated to make you feel at home. The location is decent; not in the center but within walking distance, and the bus stops right next to the hotel (the 21 or 23), which goes to the center. Wifi was fast. Reception was friendly. The second floor rooms all seemed to have slanted ceilings, like attic rooms (I thought it was cozy). Also as someone mentioned in an earlier review, the shower had a glass door, which is something you normally see in more upscale rooms. Since I was traveling solo I didn't mind that the toilet was separated from the rest of the room by just a curtain, but I can imagine that for people sharing a room this might be annoying.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jmims
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Very pleasant and good value hotel. Clean, comfortable, friendly and very well located, close to the city center (better leave your car near the hotel).

Room Tip: Room 1 is very nice, over the garden
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tabo2004
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is a lovely hotel, family run, and the couple who run it really make it a pleasant place to be. I was a solo traveler, but this is perfect for a couple, too, with or without one child. Very cute, option for breakfast and a home-cooked dinner (room service if you want). Very close to the center of the old city, and ideally situated for researchers working at the Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes (diplomatic archives.) Has free WiFi. Very good price for both lodging and meals-- oh, and I almost forgot: really nice shower, with a glass door, etc. If you travel much in Europe you'll know how rare this is.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Smitu
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

I stayed in this hotel with a group and was a little nervous to see what it was like since the price of the rooms is very reasonable. It actually completely exceeded my expectations. The whole place is simple but decorated with taste, the rooms are quiet, breakfast is excellent and the owners are wonderful, responsible people who really care about what they do.
They deserve to be very successful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fabienne922
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Juan-les-Pins, Francia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

Saint-Yves is a nice little hotel at 1km from the Nantes cathedral. The place is clean, service is friendly and helpful, and prices are low (53€/night for a room, plus 6.5€ for the breakfast). The staff does not require you paying before leaving, showing a trust in clients that makes you feel good. It's obviously a very good bargain, and I'd recommend it heartily.

Still, consider what you're paying, so don't expect perfection. The rooms are nice but tiny, the tables are very small (not big enough to fit a laptop computer, for example); there is no elevator to get to the rooms, only narrow stairs; in my room there was no "real" window, only a small velux whose shutter didn't close perfectly (could be an issue for those, like me, who are bothered by light when sleeping), and the toilet is separated from the rest of the room only by a tent. It's somewhat complicated to find an available plug, for example to recharge your mobile, and you're not in the middle of the city center: a 10-15 minutes walk is required.

Take this in consideration, but then reserve your room at St. Yves -- they deserve it :)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank matteodellamico
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Property: Hotel Saint-Yves
Address: 154 rue du General Buat, 44000, Nantes, France
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Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Loire-Atlantique > Nantes
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 106 Hotels in Nantes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Saint-Yves 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel reference by the office of tourism for the year 2009, recently renovated located less than 12 minutes by walking away from the train station and 10 minutes from the Brittany Dukes' castle and the cathedral. The Saint Yves hotel is the assurance of a warm and casual hospitality. ... more   less 
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