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Hotel Rabelais

24 place Rabelais, 37000 Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
Thomas6449 Cambridge, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had to visit Tours on a combined busienss/sightseeing trip. We came across the Hotel Rabelais and found it an excellent place to stay. The rooms were large, clean and very quiet due to the excellent glass in the windows providing sound proofing. The bathroom was spacious and well equipped and very clean! The staff were all... More

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Canberra, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed 2 nights - we were given a choice of staying in the older part of the hotel or the newer annexe out the back. As there was no lift, we chose the annexe and were not disappointed. The room was very spacious and had a lovely big modern bathroom (ideal for those with disabilities). Staff were extremely friendly and... More

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Most, Czech Republic
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

close to the town centre, parking in front of hotel, bus stops 50m. very cozy inside, big bathroom..very clean and with very nice furniture and decoration. we chose the hotel to have good start point to the town and to the region - excellent for this.

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Rockville, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Rabelais for 5 nights and was really pleased I booked. The hotel is the antethesis of 'corporate'. I booked a room with an accessible bathroom and was given a big well decorated room with a fabulous bathroom in an annexe across an enclosed courtyard. My sister originally had a room in the main house but asked... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The rooms were unique and comfortable. Hosts made arrangements for our late check in--thank you! As advertised, there is no elevator or air conditioning so we were not surprised by this. They had nice fans in the room which made the temperature comfortable for our August stay.

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South Yorkshire uk
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

With any town centre hotel there is always some difficulty driving round to find it especially when there is a lot of traffic and one-way streets. Once found, parking is across the street and we had no difficulty. On Sundays there is however a street market and cars would have to be moved. This is a very French hotel but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Great find in good location, very difficult booking online sight unseen but we were lucky again with this one. Owner was really nice on arrival and girl at breakfast was just as good. The whole hotel is very tasteful....owner has a nice touch. Room and bathroom nice and also very clean. Only possible downside for others is the stairs, we... More

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Victoria, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed five nights and were quite satisfied. Good location friendly owner and very good service and priced well. About 15 minutes to centre of town and the old center with many restaurants. The hotel was very clean; the breakfast was the normal french fair. On street free parking was not an issue. The windows opened for fresh air. The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Good location with very friendly owner who gives excellent service and is very welcoming. Price is excellent and the place charming. Walkking distance from train station and also from old center which has lot of restaurants open late. Awesome place

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138 reviews 138 reviews
92 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

This is a very basic hotel with minimal facilities. However, the staff is great and the service level impressive. All of the hotel was kept very clean and the breakfast was by no means overwhelming but quite ok to be in France. Good free parking just outside adds to making this a suitable hotel for a low budget stop-over in... More

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Address: 24 place Rabelais, 37000 Tours, France
Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Tours
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