Very good value in the centre of Blois, 5mins walk to the castle.Small but quirky attic room for only 40 Euros including breakfast. Close to train station, easy 10 minute walk.Great for a one night stay.
The hotel was okay considering the price of the room and the age of the building (historical building from the 15th century, meaning: small doorframes, small windows, narrow stairs...). Rooms have been renovated, but are not up to modern standards (no wifi in the room, bathroom looked like straight out of the 50s). I would recommend this hotel for backpackers only.
-Friendly & helpful staff
-Quiet & clean room
-Cheap continental breakfast
-We (3 people) booked a triple room and got a room with two double beds that was big enough for four people
-Bathroom very small and outdated
-Small doorframes, we had to be careful not to hit our head
-Difficult to carry suitcases up the narrow stairs
-No wifi in the room
-Parking is only possible a few streets away from the hotel and as the hotel is on a one-lane street you can’t stop the car in front of the hotel to unload luggage without causing a small traffic jam; however, French drivers are very patient ;)
Cannot believe how many good reviews this hotel has ! We booked it on the reviews. Room was tiny (not a problem for us but could be one for certain people as no room at all) and disgusting !! I read the hotel was dusty, but that is not dust (which i can happily live with), it's purely disgusting !
The bed was also from the 15th century, everything was without the charm of it !
They might do some refurbishment but avoid the room on the top floor. I know it's cheap and my boyfriend and I are really easy to please but that is not acceptable, even for that price. I have seen youth hostels cleaner and better than that.
Management is not acceptable, not even a smile, and he marked us as no show so booking.com could charge us again, he blamed it on the receptionist from the night before, but it was HIM, the same one. NEVER AGAIN
We had a good stay at the Hotel du Bellay. The hotel was easy to find because there were signs throughout the town that lead us in the right direction. The room was clean. It wasn't anything special, but we just came to Blois to see the chateaux, so it wasn't really necessary to have a perfect place to stay. There is a nice bakery right across from the hotel and a grocery store down the street that's open pretty late of French standards. The man at the desk was very nice. He let us check in early and leave our bags until we had to leave. It was really great for the price!
The room was clean, the bed was good, with plenty of pillows, the windows had shutters so we slept until late and well. The bathroom was tiny and it was difficult to exit the shower, because the door was too narrow and the sink was next to the door, but that was not a problem. The toilet bowl had attached a "sanibroyeur", a kind of refuse disposal unit that grinds whatever materials are flushed, it was a bit noisy, but that was not a problem either. The breakfast was basic, but enough for us.
What I didn't like was what my husband told me after we left, on that morning while he was brushing, someone from the upper floor flushed the toilet and then fecal materials were coming out from the drain of our shower. My husband was disgusted, he decided not to tell me because I would have been sick.