This is a follow-up to my previous entry (below). The reason it's taken so long to post is that TripAdvisor insist you wait three months before you can add another review...
So, if you read my previous entry you'll be aware that I couldn't even get in the place on the night I arrived, because accorhotels.com don't bother to tell you that opening hours are restricted. I ended up staying the first night in the nearby Ibis instead. I'll admit that this didn't exactly make me look at the place in a good light, but I hope that 3 months down the line I'm being objective with this review. Read on, please...
The following morning I went back to the Adagio Access, as still-Citea-branded hotel is now officially known. Reception was now open, so I was at least able to get in and the pleasant receptionist confirmed that my room was still available, and also told me that they'd left my key in the safe next to the door, and had I called the "emergency assistance" number I would have been given the code. What a shame they hadn't bothered to email me that little nugget of information when they'd received my booking with a note telling them I'd be arriving late!
No question of a refund for the missed night, of course, but I still had a room waiting for me.
So, I checked in, got my room key, was given the instructions about door codes, WiFi codes and about cleaning (you clean your own room here), then went back to the Ibis, collected my luggage and went to see what my room was like.
I'll be brutal about this: this is not a hotel.
It's a glorified motel mostly housing people who look like they're waiting to be rehoused by the local authority, and have been waiting for a long time. The room itself reminded me of somewhere official used for those who have no choice but to be there (as in homeless shelters, "approved schools" for badly-behaved children and so on), with the lack of furniture and the cold tiled floor making it look even more institutional and unwelcoming.
However, I'd pre-paid for it and the room had the bed and shower which is all I need, so I made the best of it.
The kitchen has a reasonable size fridge, a microwave and a hob. That was good enough for me, so I went shopping for various bits and then spent the rest of my stay doping the things I had to do.
Although the hotel seemed fairly busy and there were always people hanging around reception, it was quiet enough and I wasn't disturbed by any noises from other rooms.
On the last day I took my rubbish (garbage) down to the side room where the bins were, locked up the room and then waited around until the receptionist showed up from somewhere else in the building, handed my key in and was instantly forgotten by them. And I mean instantly: the receptionist turned round to deal with another man, glanced back at me and clearly wondered who I was.
In summary: the bed was OK, sleep was OK, but the sheer ambience of the place makes it poor. I'm not going to give it 1 star, because that I'd reserve for some cockroach-ridden hole, but given that Accor is clearly trying to sell "Adagio access" as being more upmarket than Citea was, 2 stars really is the best I can give it.
My recommendation? Go somewhere else.
If you don't want to pay for the nearby Ibis or a better hotel than that, go back to the railway station and stay at the Etap (Ibis Budget) there instead. You might not have a kitchen there, but you'll feel better for it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.