The hotel is in Arnage, close to Le Mans Race Track. But...it's not worth staying here just to be close to the track as there must be many better hotels. This one is in an industrial zone, across the street from a similar Motel 6 style hotel, with 8 ft fences around it. I was so worried about our car and kids who were in another room that I was up 4 times in the night checking out the window. There' lots of activity of vehicles coming and going.
You can't get into the hotel till after 5:30 pm. We didn't know this. They say you can access the inside using a 6 pin code but this wasn't clear. We looked at our two rooms - both on ground floor but the rooms were so hot and smelled of cigarette smoke (it's August and there's no air con) as there was only one window that was easy for anyone to climb through. We were so alarmed we asked for first floor rooms. Still it was sweltering, noisy and the girl at the front desk couldn't have been more unfriendly.
There is a restaurant but this was closed. The location is nowhere near restaurants or any place you would want to set foot. We drove into Le Man's old town, a 15-20 drive away for food. Our reservation through Booking.com said we had a free breakfast but we were charged Euros 22.50 for a pretty paltry breakfast and the woman at the desk was adamant we hadn't read anything correctly and insisted on showing us all the fine print. Obviously, this wasn't the first time she had to explain to visitors about the "free breakfast".
I'll never stay in Arnage or this hotel again and will veer away from any of these chain hotels and I recommend you find a hotel that is closer to Le Mans, as there's far more on offer for food and hotels. Arnage picks up transit travellers by saying they're in Le Mans. They're nowhere near it.
Basically this is a Mercure/Ibis hotel without the necessary amenities - service, aircon, security. The front desk girl needs to find a new career.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The friendly Hotel Design Hotel Le Mans offers well-equipped rooms and a good price / quality ratio. They have free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen LCD. Private parking is available on site and there is an excellent French restaurant. You can enjoy a variety of food and wine prepared and selected by true professionals in the hotel restaurant. Guests can enjoy traditional cuisine and a delicious dessert buffet. In summer you can dine on the terrace. ... more less
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