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“Not a bad hotel if you're into the opulent European old school look” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Terminus du Forez

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Hotel Terminus du Forez
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31 av Denfert Rochereau, F-42000 Saint-Etienne, France   |  
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Ranked #15 of 22 hotels in Saint-Etienne
Singapore, Singapore
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“Not a bad hotel if you're into the opulent European old school look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

It was quite the hassle to park your car on the road outside the hotel, run in to settle the room accommodations and get handed the room key (a big heavy knob of wood with the room key attached on string) before you get directions from the counter staff for parking directions.

The garage, which is complimentary to guests who drive, is a secure one that needs a code, located around the corner of the street. Would have been nicer if it was located under the hotel because it was a struggle to roll our cumbersome luggages and carry our big backpacks to the hotel (though close, you will need to cross the road).

The hotel is a small cosy one with big old school pictures of naked fleshy European chicks, good for you if you're into that because you'll find them too, smiling in all their naked glory, inside your little bathroom when you open the door.

My room was an odd shape, not a square and the wall paper was a gaudy golden. Not my type but I only stayed a night, and the free wifi is a plus though it was a bit frustrating waiting 45min for the pop up screen to come up to key in the username/ password.

Still, it's a decent convenient hotel that's close to the train station and there's a nice place to eat just close by called La Taverne de Maitre Kanter.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This otel is quiet possible the worst hotel I ave ever stayed in mainly the decor it would give anyone nightmares with egyptians all round hallways included and the tomb effect painted onto the walls, I have stayed in a lot of hotels and this three star is quiet possibly the biggest exaggeration to date. The rooms are old cramped and scary the bath/Shower is basically in a hole in the wall be totally uncomfortable my back still hurts pillows arent even pillows more like a rolled up duvet then to top it all off this morning breakfast is what you would get on a flight and complain about!A roll that would break your teeth and a natural yougurt with orange juice below basicand the dining are has seen better days I left after the one night lucky to make it through the night at tht. Stay perhaps if you are really into...old run down hotels and egyptians!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

I don't think I'm a tough customer. But I arrived exhausted and thirsty, but the key for the mini-bar was not readily available. how would one know that it has to be demanded explicitly....
The whole place is a bit run down. The TV installation is archaic and without remote control which worked.
I don't understand how this hotel can be rated a 3 start logis

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

We spent 75 euros for one night in this hotel from hell. It was stuffy and hot. The shower did not work and the bath drain plug didn't hold water. It was noisy all night. They advertised BBC & CNN which we could not access. When asked for help we were told to figure it out ourselves.
The only good thing about the place was the girl at the desk. She apologized for the cost of the wifi and the lack of fans but that's as far as it went.
Don't stay in this hotel if you can possibly help it.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 31 av Denfert Rochereau, F-42000 Saint-Etienne, France
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Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Loire > Saint-Etienne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 22 hotels in Saint-Etienne
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Terminus du Forez 3*
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