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Le Volney
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Bulgaria
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45 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Excelent value for money. Helpful staff. The location is perfect.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Dupuy_Francois, Propriétaire at Le Volney, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your positive comment.
Best regards.
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

Le Volney is a small family hotel close to the town centre. It has a very homely feel in the communal area and is excellent value for money.

Our room was small and dated but the shower room had obviously been refitted recently and was excellent.

The owner gave us some free vouchers for a tour of a winery cellar nearby with tastings. That was appreciated. He was very friendly and this added to the homely charm.

Overall this hotel is 5 star value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dupuy_Francois, Propriétaire at Le Volney, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thanks for your positive opinion.
We hope to receive when you will come back in France.
Best regards.
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

Hôtel le Volney

The Volney, on Volney St., is almost 2 km from the train station on the other side of the Loire River, but close to most places of interest in town. This small hotel across from the local Poste lies in a reasonably quiet street at night. Upon arrival, I was greeted very nicely but found out that the owner has reserved my room for one night only. I showed him the emails we had exchanged stating I had requested the room for 2 nights and his own confirmation. As the place was full for the next few days, he offered right away to find me another hotel similar to his own at the same price, which he did within minutes (see review on the Auberge des Écuyers). In the meantime, I was given the key to my room on the 2nd floor right away even though the cleaning lady has not quite finished cleaning it (vacuuming still to do). I also received a code to unlock the front door of the hotel past 10 p.m.

Like most French hotels, there was no elevator. The room was clean, although looking a bit tired, with the usual sink and bidet in one corner. There was a small wet stain on the floor besides the bidet and a small fan was quietly trying to dry it. The large shower and the small bathroom were in the hallway. Shampoo, soap and towels were provided. A small t.v. stood in one corner. The double bed had an ordinary mattress and clean sheets. Overall a basic room for a basic price (35 euros).

The next morning, I did not take the usual continental breakfast offered for 5 euros but was offered nevertheless a free cup of tea by the owner who assured me, a second time, that I would like the other hotel (he was right, I did). He also helped me find out about transportation to Fontevraud, the royal abbey, for the next day and was generally very helpful about the local attractions, offering me a small passport full of coupons for free tastings and other rebates to different places. I was able to leave my luggage in a safe place for the morning.

Travel tips:

Maison du vin: Good place to taste—free—the local wines, especially if you cannot go to the vineyards themselves. Bottles are sold the same price as at the vineyards.

Combier Distillery: Makers of the Triple Sec and other alcohols. Short visit of the distillery and tasting of some products afterwards. Coupon for free visit and tasting in the small passport offered by the Volney’s owner.

Château de Saumur: Beautiful castle on the top of the hill but presently in renovations (date of reopening unknown). Visit therefore limited to courtyard and two very small exhibits (costumes and riding equipment) for 3 euros. Good view on the town.

French Cavalry Museum: Small but free museum of limited interest.

Restaurant Les Forges St-Pierre, Place St-Pierre: Rabbit spread, bread, main dish, chocolate mousse, ¼ liter of wine for 17 euros. Good service and good food.

G-20: Supermarket at 6 Roosevelt St., near the Place de la Bilange.

Internet: in the Bar St-Nicholas, on St-Nicolas street. Free use of the one and only computer when you buy a drink.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Dupuy_Francois, Propriétaire at Le Volney, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
I thank you for your comment. As you, we also are not satisfied with equipment of the rooms when we took over the hotel in december 2009.
Since this date, we have renovated our hotel, all other bedrooms, except for number 211, are equiped bedrooms with an ensuite.
I will be pleased to meet you, you would be able to discover the room that you occupied and I'm sure that you wouldn't recognize it.
Hoping to see you soon in Saumur.
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Property: Le Volney
Address: 1 rue Volney, 49400, Saumur, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Saumur
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Saumur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Volney 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel le Volney is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, in Saumur downtown famous for its "Cadre Noir" (national horse riding school, its castle, its wines, its caves...This charming Hotel offers you a very special and warm welcome. Its rooms are personalized and some of them have air conditioning.Located in a very quiet area, close to downtown, its narrow pedestrian streets, its restaurants, its commercial area, Hotel Le Volney is really the place to stay if you want to visit Saumur and its area, Loire and castles.In a relaxed atmosphere, the owners will inform you about Saumur, Loire Valley and so on. ... more   less 
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