We used this IBIS as a stopover on our way further south. Pretty easy to find and staff are friendly. If you're using the car park alongside/underneath then dash into reception, check in and get a code for the gates. This costs, of course (6 euros I recall).
The room was just fine - clean and comfortable with a decent shower. The location is very good though - it's about a 10 minute relaxed walk to the Cathedral and restaurants etc in the old town. It has a nice terrace next to the river where you can have a drink or breakfast if the weather's ok.
Which brings me on to the one problem with this place - breakfast. I would definitely echo the concerns of other reviewers here. We went down about 8.15 and there were no bowls for cereal, fruit etc. We helped ourselves to bread, ham, cheese and tortilla which were all perfectly fine. Coffee was also good but I had to put orange juice in a takeaway coffee cup as there were no glasses. Eventually some more tortilla appeared but was half-frozen and when we left there was a queue of about 15 hapless customers waiting for some food to turn up. As we went past the only thing I could see was the chopped/stewed fruit but no bowls in which to put any of it.
One of the staff then brought out some plates but God knows how long these hungry unfortunates had to wait for any food. At least they had some crockery to hug. So I guess the message is to get down before 8.30 if you want any food. This is a pretty terrible oversight on the part of the hotel (especially at 9 euros a pop) and one which they need to fix. If they did so I'd be able to rate this place more highly as it's got a lot going for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Chartres Centre hotel is in a pleasant environment on the bank of the Eure. It is located 500 m from the railway station and 10 min on foot from the historic district where you can explore the cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres. The hotel has 79 air-conditioned rooms available for booking, 2 meeting rooms, covered pay parking, a bar with a terrace open 24/24 and Wifi wireless Internet access for guests on a business trip. There is a tennis court close by. ... more less
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- Accor Chartres Centre Cathedrale