We stayed at Oceania L'Univers Tours for a few days while touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley. The sitting room and bedroom were large and lovely, and the jetted tub and shower were great. The décor was quite modern, in contrast to the decidedly 19th century public areas. The breakfast buffet was excellent. The most memorable aspect of our stay, though, was our interaction with Carol at the reception desk. She was so helpful and pleasant, no matter how many guests she was helping, and it made our visit much more pleasant. All of the other staff that we had contact with were uniformly pleasant and attentive.
Pros - excellent value for money, kind and professional staff, room very clean and in good condition
Cons - very bad Wifi most of the day, premium Wifi or wired high-speed connection should be offered even if for a additional fee
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING IN THE AREA...ENJOYABLE!
I would come again...WALKING DISTANCE TO THE TRAIN...
The staff very helpful and accommodating for your benefit.
If you want a pleasant staff and a clean room you will enjoy.
The exterior of this place is stunning. Service was great. The interior is also fun with authentic furniture etc. from ages ago. As you might expect with a very old place, there are a lot of things that need to be updated like loose floor boards, old fixtures etc. If that sort of thing bothers you this might not be the place for you. Overall a fun experience and worth it especially for the low price I paid. Don't bother with the continental breakfast for 18 euros. $100 for five of us and it amounted to a basket of pastry, juice etc.
It looks like a small chateau overlooking the Loire, although we stayed in one if the 8 satellite pavilions, only using the main building for breakfast - a rather expensive continental breakfast, incidentally.
Our room looked gorgeous, in art hotel style. Black and white. A round bed. Mood lighting. Great decor. Even a separate sitting room. But the bed was not that easy to get in or out of, although comfortable once in situ. The fabulous shower didn't have a shelf, or anywhere to put anything. Indeed, there was hardly any shelf space in the bathroom.
And our room had litle natural light.
We got a good deal through Expedia, but the standard tariff seems expensive. Unlikely to return.
The hotel staff were very kind, accommodating and bilingual. The location is fantastic, near the train station, next to a grocery store, and around the corner or a close walk to restaurants and shopping. Also across from the tourist bureau and tour van pickup. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet on the backside of the hotel. The bathroom was also newly remodeled. I would recommend for budget travelers, and I would also stay here again. Amenities like in-room coffee, ice in bucket, and room service dining available upon request.
A reasonably priced hotel with pleasant staff. Air conditioning went wrong 1st night so a bit uncomfortable, but easily fixed the next day. Poor wi-fi reception in my room on ground floor. Excellent breakfast choice except overdone eggs.
Standing on the banks for the River Loire, Tours is the capital city of Indre-et-Loire, lauded for the perfection of its inhabitants' spoken French. The city is also known as the home to Cathedral St. Gatien, an enchanting sight when lit up in the night sky. Visitors can cycle along the untamed river and experience the varied landscape at the heart of the Loire Valley.
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