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“Basic hotel near the railway station”
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Hotel Jeanne d'Arc
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Limoges
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Basic hotel near the railway station”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The railway station is described as 'probably the most beautiful in France' and is certainly worth a visit. The Jean D-Arc is only a few minutes walk down the road from the station, so very handy but you do have to accept the downside of staying across the road from the main tracks. Basic hotel, very clean with friendly staff. No restaurant, but we can highly recommend the Bistrot Jourdain further up the street (On the corner by the war memorial). Fire instructions printed in the room were to use the stairs if safe, or otherwise stay in your room by a window to await rescue by the fire brigade. This did not fill us with confidence as we were on the 5th floor (Amazed that it's not compulsory to have a second means of escape on such a tall old building). As we were in a party of 26 the extremely tiny lift was a bit of a problem at check-in (Capacity 2 people plus luggage). For both these reasons recommend insisting on a room on floor 3 or lower.

Room Tip: Not a good hotel to stay at if railway noises are a concern. Rooms at the rear are quieter tho on h...
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Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I was arriving and leaving Limoges by train, so decided to stay at this hotel for its proximity to the station. It's just a couple of minutes walk from there, along a nice enough street, Limoges didn't seem to be particularly large as cities go, so you can get around on foot very easily from the hotel to anywhere you want to go. Check in was ultra fast - I just gave my name and was given the key. Up via a tiny lift to the correct floor, and all the rooms are on either side of a single corridor. I'd gone for a standard room, and it was very small, but absolutely fine if you're on your own and don't plan to stay for very long. I did see nicer, and much larger, rooms on the same floor, so the best piece of advice I can offier is that if there are two of you or you're tall, go for the better room with the bigger beds. Breakfast was fine and check out was fast and efficient. Overall nothing particularly stands out, but it was a clean, safe, and affordable place to stay if you're passing through or just in town for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

The outside of the hotel is unremarkable but inside you have all you need. Lovely big room beautifully decorated and good-sized bathroom. Car parking is a bonus in the centre of the city. Easy walking distance to both the old sections of Limoges and lots of bistros nearby (one just a few minutes away was so good we had to force ourselves to go anywhere else.) excellent breakfast and friendly staff. No aircon but the room had big windows opening onto the back of the hotel. despite being near the station we were not disturbed by any train noise.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2008

The outside of the hotel didn’t promise much but inside was a different story. My room was on the 2nd floor and was huge. It was a double and there was a sitting area as well. As it is located close to the train station, there was a bit of noise from the trains but with double glazing and double windows, that wasn’t an issue. The furniture was antique style and added a bit of glam to the room. There was more than enough storage space and a small refrigerator in the room as well. The bed was comfortable. I had a problem with the bathroom basin, but it was fixed by the night porter promptly. The bathroom wasn’t modern by any stretch but it was clean and the shower gave good pressure.
There was free WIFI access, which was a bonus.
The staff weren’t all fluent in English. I managed with my rusty French, sign language and a pen and paper.
There are some good restaurants next door but the staff gave a great suggestion for dinner options.
Breakfast was plentiful although it cost extra on top of the room cost.
I had a peek into some of the other rooms on my floor and I think I got the nicest room.
The hotel was convenient for the train station and a short walk to the main town and there is limited parking but arrange before arrival.

  • Liked — Huge room and location
  • Disliked — Bathroom needed updating
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Jeanne d'Arc
Address: 17 avenue du General de Gaulle, 87000 Limoges, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Haute-Vienne > Limoges
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Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Limoges
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Jeanne d'Arc 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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