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
Our room was small but clean and comfortable. Reasonable shower etc. Perfect for our needs as visiting daughter on her erasmus year - her flat was just over the road! Staff courteous and friendly. We didn't use the dining area for breakfast but it looked good. Due to brief stay we didn't take advantage of charming little garden at the back either.
Lovely clean well maintained room. Staff helpful. Walking distance to Futuroscope and a nice bakery on the corner of the bloke next door which did a very reasonable priced breakfast. Lots of family/chain restaurants along the main road in Portiers only 5 minute drive. It is a very big hotel so a bit impersonal, but we used as a base to visit Futuroscope and it was great for this.
I am a bit surprised that this hotel is ranked only 3 stars. The only reason must be the distance from Poitiers. All about it was just love able - spacious rooms, cozy garden, gastronomic restaurant, helpful staff. Highly recommended!
Despite there appearing to be 3 Campanile hotels in the area, 2 with the same address!, the hotel was very acceptable; clean & comfortable with limited tea/coffee making facilities. Room water supply was off briefly when we arrived (early afternoon) but service was quickly restored. Evening meal (buffet) was excellent; quite varied and tasty. Breakfast although busy was very good. Very convenient for Futuroscope; 10 mins walk.
Access to bathroom impeded by the 2 beds squashed into a rather small room. Not possible to open door fully which is quite annoying for most people to have to squeeze in. The bathroom did have some useful features for disabled people but most disabilities would make it impossible to enter.
Bedding is good and tea and coffee facilities appreciated.
Pam from UK
Kyriad Hôtel of Poitiers South is happy of you welcome with its 52 completely renewed rooms. You will have at arrangement a …More
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