The main reason to stay in this functional hotel is that it is practically next door to the train station -- a great convenience if you arrived by train and if you plan to visit Loire Valley chateaus and other attractions by train.
Rooms are banal but perfectly comfortable and efficiently planned. Everything worked. The restaurant was better than we expected in a chain hotel and was especially welcome on a rainy night. The breakfast selection was good, and the hotel service was quite efficient. The Internet service worked well.
The immediate area isn't particularly appealing, but historic attractions are a pleasant walk away. The cathedral is beautiful, especially illuminated at night. On the rue Colbert, a lively street in an old neighborhood, we had a pleasant traditional meal in Le Turon (94 rue Colbert).
Incidentally, we found it quite feasible to visit some great chateaus by train. Chenonceau, one of the most popular chateaus, is about a half hour away and the chateau is only a short walk from the Chenonceau train station. The Blois chateau is also near the Blois station, also about a half hour away from Tours. Getting to Chambord from Blois requires a bus ride from the station, but of course it is well worth the hassle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the Vallee de la Loire and in the center of the city of Tours. Our hotel offers many advantages for business and holidays stays. The TGV train station and Le Vinci international convention center are within walking distance. Close to the hotel you can discover : Place Plumereau with its famous 11th century half-timbered houses, the St Gatien cathedral and the Basilica St Martin. The shopping area : Bordeaux and National streets are 5 min walking distance from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Tours City Centre Hotel Tours
- Tours Holiday Inn