This is apparently an old church, so some rooms and common areas have vaulted ceilings from (perhaps) the 16th Century. The room is average size for France, but both adequate and clean. The staff was most helpful, and charming. The location is excellent, both close to the train station and within walking distance of most of Poitiers sights.
There is a restaurant that shares space, but apparently not ownership with the hotel, that is superb. Perhaps the best meal I had while in France (and this is saying something) was in this restaurant. The two (hotel and restaurant) compliment each other (and the fare can be booked to your room). Breakfast is in the hotel, and is perfectly adequate. There's plenty of reading material for those who are alone or who have time to spare.
As stated, the staff is helpful and charming. English is good. I have read comments and reviews that disparage Poitiers as being gruff and cold. I found none of that, but in fact absolutely the opposite (which includes hotel staff). Poitiers is small, but stunning. It seems particularly safe, relative to large metropolises, and in totality is easily walked. Book an extra day in the city, and book it at this hotel.
Traveler from International
A former Jesuit chapel, built in 1854, now houses the Mercure Poitiers Centre. This 4 star hotel is ideally located at the …More
I stayed at the Ibis centre for 5 nights whilst visiting friends in Poitiers. It was a great base as the location in the town centre is perfect. I was impressed by the comfort and cleanliness of the room, the great breakfasts and by the frienliness and helpfulness of the staff who were really nice without exception. I would certainly recommend this hotel and will be sure to stay there again on my next visit.
susan from edinburgh
Situated near the airport, in the city center, this hotel is close to Place du Marechal Leclerc, St-Hilaire-le-Grand Church …More
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