As we drove in to the car park, our hearts sank; the hotel looked like it had stepped out of the 1960's, with its old-fashioned logos and signage. It wasn't helped by being next door to a poor relation of a KFC takeaway.
The guy at the front desk was really friendly (the only reason we decided to continue with the booking) and spoke good English. Our room was cramped but clean and the bathroom was acceptable. There had been an attempt at updating the decor but it looked very odd (a purple and grey scheme).
We went into the town to get a meal and astonishingly could not find a restaurant. Some brasseries only served food on Fridays and Saturdays and one pizzeria we found didn't open until 7pm. Mantes la Jolie is not a good place to be hungry. We eventually went to McDonald's.
Overall, not a pleasant experience and we won't be repeating it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the great part of Mantes-la-Jolie, near the Seine and close to a natural park, the Hôtel du Val de Seine will offer you a quiet and comfortable staying. At the same time, you'll be near the main cultural and economic areas of the region, like Buchelay, Porcheville, Limay or Magnanville. Least but not last : Paris is just 30 minutes from the hotel by car or by train. ... more less
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