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Brit Hotel Magdalena

1 rue Paul Eluard, 58640 Varennes-Vauzelles, Nevers, France (Formerly Relais Akena Hotel Magdalena)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking through the photos of this hotel wouldn't show any concern. However, i found it hard to recognise, particularly the bedrooms. Dire. We arrived to find only three cars parked, this remained that way, a sign. The bedroom was outdated, uncoordinating, umcomfortable and unpleasant. THREE STAR??? More like MINUS THREE STAR! The room was very hot as there was no... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a quirky hotel with novelty features like a pool table in reception, otherwise you could describe it as a bit run down. The amateur make over can't hide the fact that there has been no major renovation for 50 years. That said the rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. Based on Trip adviser comments I choose not... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed at the Magdalena on the 1st to 2nd September and the only good points were 1. The evening meal and the breakfast were reasonable AND 2. The hotel receptionist was very pleasant and polite. That however, is where the good points come to an end. Our rooms were in need of some updating. The reception area had furniture... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our group stayed there returning from lourdes all 60+ nice hotel shocking rip off bar prices ie €10.50 for a small vodka. Told to leave the bar at 9pm as it then closed, yet they were passing drinks out to contractors who were staying there. The biggest upset of all was the nasty attitude of the wife of the hotel... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hotel Magdalena is a diamond in the rough. From the outside it looks like a building from the old Soviet block. But do not be fooled, inside is a wonderful family owned hotel with great amenities with Bar, Restaurant and Lobby with a billiards table. We stayed here for the single purpose of visiting the final resting place of Saint... More 

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Barnsley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Surprisingly spacious family room in a budget hotel, easy to find and ample parking Extremely comfortable beds just what's needed after a long drive Location good with supermarkets and restaurants nearby and a short drive into Nevers itself

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you have never had fine Greek dining, this is the opportunity to try. If you're looking for a gyro move on nor is it a pseudo "taverna...this is as fine a meal experience as eating in a 4 star Athens or Aegean restaurant. Milos is both elegant and Greek to its soul. A must is to tour the counter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Our family stayed one night at the Brit Hotel Magdalena during a 21 day / 14 city vacation through France, Spain and Portugal. I had left making hotel reservations until the very last moment, so there were very few choices for accommodations. While this hotel was the least expensive of the 14, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was large,... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

We needed a base for a couple of nights as we were travelling in the area. This hotel is uninspiring and basic, located on the outskirts with lots of other hotels, but has ample free parking, and is easy to find from the autoroute (come off the N77 at junction 33 and it's 5 minutes down on the left). The... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

First time (2006) we found it by chance, 2007 we planned our route so as to use it. Now found your site while planning a trip elsewhere and wanting to find other hotels in this chain. Commercial district on the outskirts of town, modern 'shoe-box' building with ample parking, unguarded but in an area that seemed safe as most places.... More 

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