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“French hotel like it should be” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Chene Vert
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35, boulevard Ledru Rollin, 03500 Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, France   |  
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Netherlands (Europe)
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“French hotel like it should be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I think it’s a shame that the traditional French hotels are disappearing in favor of the modern chain hotels. This hotel is good example of how a traditional hotel should be: pleasant, full of character and a lot of attention to the restaurant. It’s in a nice town and the old Route Nationale 9 passes right in front. Ample parking across the street, but even better is the private car park. There’s also a pub in the hotel, so a room in the front might possibly be noisy.

We stayed two nights in the annexe building at the back, where it was very quiet. Our room was smallish and not very new. The bed was OK, so was the bathroom (shower only). Breakfast was OK too. Room and breakfast were reasonably priced. The main event off course was having dinner here, in the very good restaurant with different menus and friendly and efficient staff. We enjoyed dinner with a nice local Saint-Pourçain red wine. If you need to stay in this area, take this hotel!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in one of the triple rooms which where at the rear of the hotel and excellent value. The rooms were large beds good and quiet at night, down side was the rooms were a bit grubby although clean, the shower had nowhere to hook the shower onto so had to hold it up over to have a shower, bizarrely there was no plug in the bath if you wanted a bath instead. The rooms could do with a makeover. One of the positives, the food in the hotel is excellent with reasonably priced set meals and specials. The homemade burgers where amazing and great value. The hotel staff were all very polite, though none spoke any English so brush-up on your french!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I feel mildly guilty only giving this place a three, but then it was average in so many ways. Perhaps had the staff been just a little more welcoming, they might have scraped in a four. On the plus side: good location as a stopover in central France, secure parking, spotlessly clean. Downside: Once or twice I wondered ifthey were the customer and not me.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 35, boulevard Ledru Rollin, 03500 Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, France
Location: France > Auvergne > Allier > Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Chene Vert 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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