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“Very good value, close to station” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Familia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 rue du General du Bessol, Limoges, France   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 hotels in Limoges
Bath, UK
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“Very good value, close to station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is the third hotel my wife and I have stayed in in Limoges in the past 8 months. We had to catch a train to Paris the next day; so we decided to stay at Hotel Familia, which is just a 5-minute walk to the station (itself one of Limoges' main attractions). The hotel has been recently renovated. Our room, overlooking a small courtyard, was clean and the bed comfortable. The staff were very helpful: we had difficulty accessing the net and the receptionist spent some time trying to find the cause of the problem (with success in the end!). We had only two complaints. The restaurant that the receptionist recommended us to go to for dinner - La Baleine Bleu - was very poor (bland, badly-cooked food; slow and uncaring service). We also found the hotel breakfast a bit disappointing. Surely, the croissants and bread could have been fresher? But overall this was very good value at €81 for two including breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Simple - spotlessly clean comfortable room with good bathroom and a fair breakfast by French standards but the thing that sets Hotel Familia apart are all the staff who could not be more smiley, friendly, welcoming and helpful! - I spent two very wet days in Limoges (which was enough to see all the sights) and they were quite happy to let me stay in the lounge with a never ending supply of free coffee until my evening flight

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

While on a visit to Limoges, France, my wife and I booked three nights at the Hotel Familia. We arrived at about 2pm on Sunday, and we're amazed (and shocked) that the hotel was locked and that there was no one at the desk until 6 pm. With four hours to kill, we proceeded to walk around the "culturally diverse" neighborhood. There was a beautiful park nearby, but the ambience was lowered a bit by the number of female street walkers, apparently open for business on a Sunday afternoon. When the hotel finally opened for business after 6 pm, we found that our room was small, but very clean, and that the hotel had obviously had a rehab within recent years. The Hotel Familia is located relatively close to the train station, and is centrally located within the city. When the front desk is open (8 to noon, and 5 to 9pm during the week) the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is quite nice. I found the bed to be on the hard side, but the clean and relatively safe environment was a real plus for the price. Wifi was free.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My wife and I spent 2 nights here en route from Lyon to La Rochelle, with the intent of visiting Oradour-sur-Glane. As we had taken the train, the location of Hotel Familia was ideal - about 5 minutes walk from the lovely Limoges railway station. We were very pleased to find a clean, quiet, family-run hotel. The rooms will likely seem small to the novice North American visitor, but are very reasonably priced and have all the amenities needed for a stop-over. The receptionist and staff are professional and very obliging. Breakfast (if purchased) is a plentiful French petit dejeuner.
The location of the hotel also made it perfect for us to pick up a rental car at the train station to continue our journey.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Chose this hotel following other reviews and was pleased to get a taste of regional France in lovely Limoges. The purpose of this stop was to visit the nearby memorial village of Oradour sur Glane. There were 3 of us in a family room and it was adequate for our needs.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Two weary and frazzled travellers arrived here to find this place was just what was needed! A lovely clean and calm space to lay their weary heads. Lovely restaurant recommended for dinner. Will stay again on return journey!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I was on the way to the Pyrenees and through Trip Advisor I stopped over night at this hotel. It was highly recommended by trip advisor. It is clean, well run and perfect for the one night. The price is reasonable. Breakfast is Eur 7.0 per person. It is fresh, plentiful and a continental Breakfast. The lady at reception is excellent, and know what the client wants. She has everything at her fingure tips, maps of the city, places to visit and is able to recomment good restaurants. It is close to the station and the parks, and is in the middle of Limoge. I went for a stroll in the morning and enjoyed it very much The surrounding area has some migrant community, which lowers the tone of the area. Otherwise simply perfect. There is even a garage across the road if the car needs fixing if you are on a long drive like me.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 rue du General du Bessol, Limoges, France
Location: France > Limousin > Haute-Vienne > Limoges
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Ranked #11 of 43 hotels in Limoges
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Familia 3*
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