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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- The Premiere Classe Valence Sud is a quality budget hotel, with free wifi, closed overnight parking and access for people with reduced mobility. Rooms can accommodate 1, 2 or 3 people. Check in 24 hours a day ... more less
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