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La Demeure de Laclais
Ranked #3 of 23 Le Mans B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Located directly behind the Cathedral, it is the perfect location for spending time in Le Mans and the surrounding area. The owners are most hospitable and we received a very warm welcome on our arrival. We had a wonderful sleep on both nights and the breakfast was both fresh and tasty. The homemade jam was particularly flavoursome and the pot of freshly brewed coffee was much appreciated! The free WiFi was an added bonus with a fast connection. It is within walking distance of some lovely restaurants and shops. Le Mans is a wonderful city and I hope to have the opportunity to stay at La Demeure de Laclais again in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

A really lovely chambre d'hote run by a lovely couple. Large room, comfortable bed and a great location. Would strongly recommend it! Good breakfast and parking outside the place, NOTE: the parking (normally 3 euros minimum) is free for all non-french registered cars - a great idea!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The B&B is located right next to the Cathedral in the wonderful medieval part of town. We stayed in Cyrano, which is very large, clean and comfortable. The hostess seemed determined not to speak English and was less than helpful in offering suggestions for dinner, simply pointing to a tray of cards on the table. We arranged for breakfast at 8:00 the next morning, but we beat her downstairs. The same thing happened the next morning. I think the high chair in the dining room explains why she seems so harried. Parking is free from 5pm-9am, but very expensive otherwise--and they do issue tickets, so beware. The hostess told us it was free, but we saw no signs that gave us any reassurance that this was so. So, a good location, a nice room, but we didn't feel very welcome.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here at the end of a business trip in northern France. We did not know much about the lovely old center of Le Mans or its nightly illuminations but decided to drop in "on spec". Eric and Brigitte made us very welcome and gave us some very helpful advise. As other reviewers have commented this is a lovely old property that they have recently updated in a very stylish manner. The suite is massive and has several unusual features - including a turret and a chapel. Parking for "foreign nationals" now seems to be free in front of the hotel. Standard french breakfast, beautifully presented.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The medieaval centre of LeMans is very picturesque and La Demeure de Laclais is right in the centre of it.
This was the most French feeling hotel of the four we stayed in during our tour, and so are the hosts, who were very friendly. Included excellent breakfast (superb bread) is served on a single table, at which we enjoyed the company of another French guest - which helped get us going in speaking French. The large bedroom with outstanding en-suite was equipped with an additional bed, provided on request for an extra E25. A lovely view of the cathedral square from the room provided a delightful view of the illuminations on the church facade.
Parking was in the square, but had to be paid for, and this was very expensive at about E2.50 per hour, fortunately free overnight.
Arrival was a little awkward, as no-one was at home. Instructions on the door to phone the manager proved at first troublesome as there was no signal. However, this was possible, if you stood by the parking ticket machine.
In terms of character, general service, and quality, I'm happy to overlook the slightly annoying arrival problem and allow the hotel to scrape 5* Watch the parking charges though.

Room Tip: We requested a good view and got prime position, upstairs facing the square, with great view of cath...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

My husband and I booked one night here while touring through France and found the accommodations just beautiful. The suite was absolutely gorgeous and very clean. After seeing the accommodations, I wish we had planned to stay longer in Le Mans. As it was, I was very ill upon arrival and am very grateful to the proprietors for their kindness. When they learned the following morning that I was still feeling ill, they made a doctor appointment for me, took my husband to an ATM, came back to get me, took us to the doctor and then to the pharmacy. That was SO kind of them! I wish I could take another trip to 1) tell them again how grateful we are for their generous hospitality and 2) enjoy their lovely B&B and beautiful Le Mans for more than one night and while not being sick. I highly recommend staying at La Demeure de Laclais.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Faultless, the property is situated directly next to the rear of the catherdral and immediately adjacent to the Cite Plategenet on top of the ridge which dominates the whoe town. The welcome and assisstance afforded by Eric was a perfect start to our stay, he was good enough to offer to carry my very large & heavy case up to the Berengere room at the top of the house. A private small lobby area unfoldes into two large seperate rooms, one, a bedroom which quite suprisingly includes the bath tub, and provides views North across the river. The second room, a lounge area looking directly onto the rear of the catherdral. Well appointed throughout and extremly sharply decorated and maintained. On top of all this, the bedroom has a door which leads onto a small terrace which affords both a good viewpoint and a convenient extra place to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine. The Darty Wifi solution whilst unknown to me, worked very well. Breakfast was top class, infact, everything about the property suggests that the owners are trying so very hard to ensure that guests enjoy thier stay, if only that were the case throughout the industry. Worth noting, there is no private car parking, but public parking is easy being immeditaely closeby, next to the cathedral. We did not use the garden, but it looked equally well maintained.

Room Tip: The Berengere room is a treat and certainly worth the additional cost.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Demeure de Laclais

Address: 4 B Place du Cardinal Grente | La Demeure de Laclais, 72000, Le Mans, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Sarthe > Le Mans
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Le Mans
Price Range: $106 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Demeure de Laclais 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Born during the nineteenth century, the “Demeure de Laclais” is Located in the heart of the Plantagenet old city (also called Vieux Mans), 50 meters from the roman and gothic St-Julien cathedral (VIth to XIVth century). A car park provides easy parking for your car. To the west, the rooms and the garden offer a panoramic view over the whole city of Le Mans at the top of the old Roman ramparts (IIIrd century). Besides the guest rooms, the “Demeure de Laclais” offers a breakfast room, a bar-reception and a flowered terraced garden for your comfort during your stay. The whole house presents calm and comfort within a contemporary and classical environnement taking advantage of authentic and natural materials. The sweet colors make the peacefulness of the place. Our wish is to fully satisfy our guests. ... more   less 
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