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“Overnight stay on way to Dordogne”
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Chantecler Hotel
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overnight stay on way to Dordogne”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We arrived early but the hotel were happy to provide our family suite room 8
The room was beautiful spacious with 2 rooms a large queens sized bed for adults and the lounge had two single beds for children
Lovely shutters to let light in or out plus fresh air
The room decorated cream with nice cotton sheets we all slept superbly
Breakfast continental was yummy with fresh ingredients
Staff we're lovely easy going and helpful
We would definitely recommend an overnight stay here

Stayed July 2014
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Le Mans, France
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed for an entire week at the hotel. We had a family suite to accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. The suite was still very spacious and offered a lot of storage area. The decoration is simple, the bathroom a little outdated but everything was very clean.
The staff and management were extremely nice and full of attentions.
The breakfast offers very good choice with the excellent bread from the nearby baker!
The parking in front of the hotel is very practical and the location optimal to discover Le Mans or travel by Tramway to the race tracks.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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london
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed one night at this hotel, recommended by a family member. Great location 10 mins walk from Les Mans old town which is very pretty. Hotel modern, clean and staff very helpful.

Free car park at the front of the hotel, which was handy, no air con but rooms modern, with every facility required for an over night stay. Very good value for money, hotel had recently been renovated to a very high standard.

Recommend it fully.

Room Tip: Great value hotel, immaculately clean, staff very helpful and great location
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Didnt really expect A/C at this price and wasnt disappointed, rooms very hot in summer but probably cosy in winter. Staff were very good and helpful. Room clean and recently refurbished. Thought it might be noisy with wooden floors but no problems at all. Restaurant next door closed for August but many others nearby. Try the Alsatian one on the tram route! Trams into town or 10 minute walk. Have stayed in La Mans many times before but in the Novatel on the outskirts. The old city is much nicer and a wonderful walk through history.
I'd stay here again on price but not in summer. Breakfast plentiful and French don't expect full cooked, you are in France now!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2012

I was a bit worried when i booked this hotel due to some reviews on TA but went ahead anyway. Must say it was a great little hotel for the price.I think it has had a very recent revamp as all the rooms we had were freshly painted (3) and in good order. Free parking was a plus as this is not the norm and that made it good value. Good French breakfast and great service. The owner ( lovely lady) even gave us a round of drinks on the house. It was about 10 mins walk into the town area where all the bars and restaurants can be found as not too much directly around the hotel. Had a great meal there in a restaurant recommended by the owner.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This was a two night business stay. This Hotel is very old, and showing its age, in the middle of the city. The entire staff is friendly and efficient. The Hotel has free parking, but when I arrived on my first night there were at least 5 spaces open, and I couldn’t fit in any of them. No one parked between the lines. Cars were left where ever they stopped. The manager helped me get into a tight spot in the back of the Hotel.
Narrow hallways, and tiny rooms. The bathroom is slightly updated, water pressure is good. The bed was semi firm, comfortable, and clean. Carpets were clean also. During my stay there were crews in during the day, steam cleaning the carpeting. There is no AC and you cannot control the heat. I’m used to sleeping without blankets in a very warm room. This room was too warm for me when I went to sleep, and then I woke up cold half way through the night.
The narrow work area was sufficient, with enough electrical outlets for computers, chargers, etc. Flat screen TV with about 35 channels, was entirely in French.
Breakfast was typical European style. Lots of bread, Coffee, a small variety of luncheon meat and cheese. Free internet is wired in each room, and unreliable. It seemed to be off more than on.
Food and shopping is right at the doorstep. There are dozens of restaurants, food venders, and small shops. Everything I needed was within 2 blocks.
The Hotel has its drawbacks, but the rooms are clean. Not bad for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Texas
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in late May as part of our vacation in France. The location of the hotel is great! It is a few blocks from the train station and it is also located near a tram stop. The tram will take you to various place in Le Mans. There is a small grocery store about a couple of blocks near the hotel and we shopped there rather than eating at the hotel restaurant. We tried the buffet one morning, but for the price the selection was rather meager (e.g., stale bread, some fruit and cheese).

The rooms were dirty and worn. The walls were stained and could have use a fresh coat of paint. There is no A/C in this hotel but there was cool breeze in the evenings so it wasn't noticeable. There was free wired internet so that was a plus.

The best thing about this hotel was the staff. They were wonderful and made you feel at home.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chantecler Hotel
Address: 50 rue de la Pelouse, 72000, Le Mans, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Sarthe > Le Mans
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Le Mans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chantecler Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in center town, in a quiet district, between Le Mans Station and the Congress Center, a few minutes'walk from the Old City, The Chantecler Hotel is situated for your business trip or a touristic stop over.Open 24/24. Enjoy our free parking! ... more   less 
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