.I'm a little confused as to what pushes a hotel from 3-star to 4-star. From the outside, the hotel looks gorgeous, dominated by a huge round tower. I suppose if it was 4-star, someone would have come running out to help us in with our bags and our dog, always a tricky balancing act. But inside, reception was very friendly (so many hotels fall at this first hurdle) and the room, a Superior double, which apart from a weary-looking patterned carpet, looked quite modern. For some reason, they had knocked down the wall between the toilet and the bathroom, but had left both doors in situ. I thought you'd find that interesting.
Now we arrived on a Sunday night, when the restaurant was closed, but, no problem, come out of the hotel and turn right, walk for about 5-minutes and you'll find yourself in a delightful pedestrian square. We had a hilarious meal in an Italian restaurant, where everything that was ordered arived, not just wrong but very wrong. I would review it separately if I could only remember what it was called. I believe it was called O Sole Mio, but I could be wrong. I mean, who's ever heard of an Italian restaurant called O Sole Mio?
We had a great night's sleep, the wifi worked without any trouble and breakfast was to be found in this great Banqueting hall. If I was being really picky, I'd say breakfast was just OK. My request for a capuccino was met with an "I only started yesterday and I don't know how the Froth thing goes" face. And the hot buffet was not being warmed properly. But hey! These are only details. We'll definitely give it a go on the way back home (I couldn't find the right place to tell you we were driving through France on the way to Spain). Might even go back to THAT restaurant!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hôtel de Bourbon Mercure Bourges takes place in an old Abbey of the XVIIth century, and combines comfort and tradition with charm and elegance. It is located at the gateway to the Sologne, 2 hrs from Paris, or 2 mn from the SNCF train station and 8 mins from the historic city center. From the first rays of sun, enjoy our terrace in our park. ... more less
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