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Premiere Classe Valence Sud
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Valence
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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59 hotel reviews
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“It does what it says on the tin”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

It would be very easy to rate this hotel as poor or perhaps even terrible - but that would be a harsh assessment. It's far from perfect, it certainly wasn't Premiere Classe - as in 1st class - and there were things I definitely didn't like. However it really wasn't the worst hotel I've ever stayed in - far from it. It's located to the south of Valence at the start of an industrial zone and is very easy to find - being just off the main autoroute - and it's location offers easy access to the centre of the town via either the inner or outer peripherique. Car parking is free and is within a gated area - although in the 4 nights I was there I never saw the barrier close once - and the staff were friendly and helpful both at check-in and at breakfast. 39 Euros - it's an extra 4.80 Euros for a decent continental breakfast - gets you a room with a double bed and a single bunk above and an en-suite toilet and shower cubicle. The rooms are very small and are simply fitted out so don't expect any frills - and the floor is both extremely hard and very cold. But there's air conditioning, clean linen on the beds, a tv on the wall and everything works in a functional sort of way - so for a short stop-over it's fine. However if I was going to be back in Valence for more than one night I would almost certainly opt to pay a bit more and stay at one of the far more appealing Ibis Novotel or Mercure hotels. One aspect requiring urgent action is to stop allowing guests to smoke in what are supposed to be non-smoking rooms - since the smoke seems to then be circulated around all the rooms via the bathroom extractor. It's not always a problem - but there were occasions when it really wasn't at all pleasant. As the title of the review implies - you get more or less exactly what you've paid for at this hotel. If that's all that's important to you then save some money and give it a go.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Only for travelers who get stuck in the highway and need a few hours sleep in the middle of the night.
The good things: free parking and wifi. The bad things: all the rest.
Showers and toilet extremely small with plastic (fiberglass) floor). The Bed (king size or two single) takes the whole space of the little room and if you bring suitcase, there no possibility to move. After one day of unpleasant staying, we've change to a better and nicer hotel nearby in the same price!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2006

We stayed at this budget hotel for one night. It is one of those typical near the highway budget hotels with two floors, access from the outside, free and closed car park. Bedrooms with shower, TV with Canal+ and Satellite. Free WIFI connection.
At the moment of our stay the car park gate was broken and could not be closed.
The hotel is located in what the french call a " zone d'activité". A kind of boring, grey and sad looking area where you don't want to take an evening stroll.
The room is very small with a double bed and a bunk bed above. The bed was not clean. I found hair on the sheets.
Next to this hotel is a similar hotel from another hotel chain: B&B Villages. This is also a budget hotel that looked a bit more appealing than ours.
Breakfast was ok and included in the total price of 38 euro for 2 persons for 1 night.
I would not recommend this hotel.
I have had better experiences with Etap Hotel or Ibis

  • Stayed April 2006
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Property: Premiere Classe Valence Sud
Address: 59 avenue des Aureats, 26000 Valence, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Valence
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Valence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Premiere Classe Valence Sud 1*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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