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Top 10 Ibis Hotel Hotels

Top 10 Ibis Hotel Hotels

1




4.4/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
10 Route Du Cousin, Pontaubert, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"I posted his yesterday but found TA had given me a new id so that has been deleted the this re-posed under my normal id. Note Covid19 precautions were in force. That said I don't think it impacted on our stay to any extent. The hotel is situated south of the D957 "in" the village Pontaubert, which is just west of Avallon. The hotel is only a short way outside the village but feels like its on its own. Coming via the above directions the hotel is on the right of the road and the car park is on the left. From the car park you walk across the road and the reception is on the ground floor. I am not sure exactly where all the rooms are but ours was in the building where the reception is with some on the ground foor, some on the first and some on the second. The room we had was on the second floor and facing north. The river was visible and trees on either side of the small valley. The room had all that was required. One of the charms is the River Cousin which is a shallow rocky river which flows by the hotel. Being a former mill this is no great surprise. The weather was good so the evening meal was outside, which helped with social distancing. Tables over looked the river and again the trees on either side of the valley. Probably due the situation the menu was limited but we both found what we liked and there was local beer and wine offer as well. Staff were attentive and helpful. Traffic on the road was minimal and a wall alongside the road shelters you from this. An idyllic meal and setting. There is also a spar, which we did not use, but many did. Breakfast was inside and was the usual sort of think with cooked meats, various types of bread cheese etc with a machine to do hot drinks. Sanitiser was provided and required to enter, as in other parts of the hotel. Owners were kind and friendly and we wished we had stayed more than one night. I would have included more pictures but TAs rules on photo size prevent this."
"The tl;dr of this is expensive price for bad service, small rooms and loud doors. I've had worse experiences, just none that also cost this much. Having read the multitude of glowing reviews of this hotel we expected a quaint paradise with luxurious rooms and cute views over the scenery. In essence, a type of boutique hotel where the high price (275 euros) for a single night in a "deluxe" double room was offset by a variety of bonuses not normally expected in a hotel. This we certainly received, simply not the type of bonuses we expected! The first mistake we made was to fail to call ahead and ask for a room with two beds, instead of a double bed. Fine, a small fact which can normally be remedied easily, but the hostess downstairs very clearly made an instant judgement and decided her time was better spent sitting downstairs than worrying over bedding arrangements. Immediately and quite impressively she started berating us both loudly for this fact! Not simply saying it would take a while, or that it could not be done even, but full criticisms for our stupidity in our actions. She clearly had expected a meek apology from a few tourists but I must admit we fired back just as strongly and so engaged in a long and exciting argument immediately on arrival. After it was clear we were going to get no help from the hostess and she reiterated her position that she may or may not be able to help, depending on her schedule as she was alone (with her colleague having quite honestly slipped out during the argument) we went to see if the bed could accommodate two 6-foot plus giants. I have stayed in plenty of hotels, Airbnbs, hostels and even cubicle hotels, and I have never seen such a disparity between price and size of room. At 275 euro you received what would barely constitute a single room in a super-cheap travel motel; the bed took up almost the entirety of the room, and the bathroom was a sparse and small affair. We trudged back to the counter feeling thoroughly ripped off and genuinely unsure if this room was what was shown in the photos (it was - it's simply photographed 'just' right). When we told the hostess we would rather not stay and simply take a refund we expected some sort of options in return. Perhaps she would offer an upgrade, a partial refund to cover booking costs, some kind of discount or even just an apology for starting out by shouting at us! Alas, she continued to look dismissive, sneered at any issues we raised, and asked what we wanted to do as if we had a choice. Never before have I seen a receptionist so absolutely determined not to budge at all despite the clear anger of guests. Of course attacking a hotel worker and expecting a reward is stupid, but to be berated, scammed (just a little) and mocked (for my accent when speaking French) and then simply waved away was impressive. And for 275 euros to boot!! The meat of the story ends there; as far as we could determine the positive reviews for this place come from those enjoy"
"This is a gem. A smallish hotel, converted from a mill with the shaded river running right outside. In good weather you sit and eat right by the river. The rooms are very comfortable. they have family rooms too. no lunch available, and a limited, but excellent supper menu. Breakfasts were delicious. They have planning permission to build a small spa on some land by the river close to the hotel. Only downside is that you cannot check in until 16.00 hrs, and there is nobody at Reception between 11.00 and 16.00 hrs. Lovely walks along the river. Close to Avallon, where there are some good restaurants - get recommendations from the very helpful Reception. Good stopping off point between calais and the South of France. Highly recommended."
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2




4.4/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
33 Rue St Pierre, Vezelay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"Set in a picturesque village with a beautiful basilica as its centrepiece, the hotel is charming and clean. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The common parts are a bit dull and slightly lacking in atmosphere but it has a sweet little front courtyard which they set for breakfast. Sadly though, the whole experience is let down by the cold, grumpy, almost school mistress like attitude of the staff. Before we arrived, we received a call (at 5pm) inquiring as to our whereabouts. From word go, the tone was dismissive, resentful. Told off within seconds for enquiring about parking and failing to read the so called “welcome email” which they had sent through in advance, containing a list of instructions, so as not to bother the staff on arrival. The dining experience in their “Gastronomic” restaurant by the basilica, turned out to be an equally challenging ordeal at the hands of an arrogant and sullen restaurant manager who was so lazy that he was reluctant to put our white wine on ice. The starters were good, the main courses passable. The evening was redeemed only by a delightful waiter who wore a colourful top which he explained was from Gabon. I didn’t get his name but would like to thank him for his jovial, can do approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending an overnight stay in Vezelay but would suggest you stay instead at the Hotel de la Poste du Lion d’Or, where we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink and a warm welcome from the lovely Violaine and her highly professional team. I would normally have given the place a 3/4 rating but the staff at SY Les Glycines were so unpleasant that only a 2 will do under the circumstances."
"We received a very warm welcome. The room was spacious and furnished with carefully chosen antiques including a four-poster bed. A lovely place to relax with lots of thoughtful touches. The linked restaurant is just a few yards up the street. The staff there were also very helpful, and the food was well-priced and very good. "
"Absolutely lovely man at reception. He recommended their Sister restaurant which was first class. Fab room in this beautiful historical building. So much thought had been put in to ensure a comfortable stay, even a duvet cover to use in place of the duvet as it was really warm. But above all, an exceptional host ! "
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3




3.4/5
10 Reviews
Château d'Island, Island, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"This chateau looks quite cool on photos. However the room we got wasn’t in the palace itself but in the building next to it that looked like stables. Room was really awful with walls covered with mold, furniture as old as palace itself, so it looked more like a bum house rather than the hotel. Room was dirty and covered with spiderweb. My wife sat on the bed and was immediately bitten by a bedbug. Taking shower brought awful sewer smell. Receptionist knew at most 20 words in English. Only positive experience is manager agreed to refund full price without any objections. So probably hotel is cool, authentic etc, just mind the risk of staying in stables."
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4




4.7/5
Outstanding
11 Reviews
Place Du Champ De Foire, Vezelay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"English speaking staff, perfect location, nice restaurant and nice old fashioned French style room "
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5




4.5/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
2 place de la basilique, Vezelay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"We stayed in Auxey Duresses the week before coming to SY La Terrasse -- we did not have the use of a car but were given a lift to Avallon then hired a taxi from that town's train station to Vezelay right to SY La Terrasse. Since the hotel faces the square we reserved a quiet room and while it was well appointed, our view was of the very old roof of a building right next door and the scaffolding of the Basilica. Not a problem, we were there only for 3 nights and it was quiet, the bed and linens comfortable, the wash-room modern and functional. All tastefully done and the instant coffee was just fine in the morning! The service was very good at La Terrasse. We had dinner in the restaurant twice and the second time we made better choices on the menu. The aubergine caviar was delicious and definitely not tasteless! Sorry we missed the lamb shank! At the associated SY Les Glycinnes we had continental breakfast one morning but the service was not nearly as warm as La Terrasse so that was disappointing. We would recommend La Terrasse highly and, if a view of the Basilica is important, check on the restoration before you book. The location is wonderful, we walked everywhere. Plan well so that you don't have to walk up the hill too many times a day!"
"We have been staying for about a week in Sy Glycines in a comfortable and nicely decorated room, very quiet, well equipped and with a very nice view on the charming houses of Vezelay. We were located 200 m away from the basilique. The bed was comfortalbe. The staff was extremely nice and friendly. The breakfast was excellent, plenty enough and with a variety of things to eat, we were nearly fed for the whole day ! We will keep good memories of our stay in this hotel. We can surely recommend it."
"As advertised, this place is just next to the Basilique. We reserved directly a room for 2 with a view of the basilique at a time when the locals must have known that there was no way we would see anything because the whole front is covered for repair. Would have been fair to tell us this ..... The room was small, but except for the price, fine (i.e., overpriced, without the view). The service was fine (we hardly needed it). We, as others, experienced confusion re. the parking, and its instructions, but that is mall stuff. I would next time try either the SY Glucines or one of the chambre d;hotes."
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6




4/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
23, Rue Des Îles Labaumes, Avallon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"The room we had booked turned out to be too small so we moved to room 18 which was spacious and clean with a large balcony at the front of the hotel. At the back, the setting for the restaurant next to the river and opposite the woods is a delight, offering spacious seating outside in the dapplied shade. The public rooms are attractive and clean. The female receptionist was very helpful. The owner was absent on our first night and the chef, if there was one, probably was too, as the food was very poor and served by a scruffily dressed waiter. Coffee was good but via a machine. There were insufficient croissants and no yogurt at the buffer breakfast both mornings of our stay. The owner arrived for our second night, acknowledged us without lifting his eyes from the desk as we left for our second and last evening meal at a restaurant in Vezelay. With such an amazing canvas, this hotel should be an obvious winner but it just seems to lack the will - definitely a stay but eat out place."
"A great old fashioned but clean and comfortable hotel in a beautiful place next to the river. It also has a very nice working water mill. Recommended: hike to Avallon from the hotel. Dinner at the hotel was also excellent."
"My family and I ended up in Avallon by chance. Stumbled upon this hotel on a website and stayed there with our dog for a night. Everything was amazing, from the bedroom to the restaurant and food. We felt comfortable and welcomed."
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7




4.2/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
33 Rue de la Bergerie,accès A6, Magny, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"I stopped here on Saturday 18 July - it is an unprepossessing hotel at first glance - just off of the A6 motorway - but set in fields on a country road that will take you to Avallon. I wasn't expecting much and knowing I'd be arriving late had telephoned ahead to say I'd be arriving around mid-night. A reassuring woman told me that the hotel was open 24 hours so not to worry. When I arrived at about 11pm - I was given the warmest welcome by the gentleman on reception. He apologised if I'd been kept waiting. Actually I had not - I rang the bell and he was there very quickly. He also offered me a welcome glass of wine - which after a long drive from Marseille, was really appreciated. Although I am an Accor member and this is part of the loyalty package - many Accor hotels forget to do this. This Ibis did not. I was so surprised by the warmth of the welcome, that I did something I rarely do - I actually wrote to the hotel to give them positive feedback. The hotel itself is set away from the road in the countryside very close to the A6. It is also about ten minutes's drive from Avallon which is a very picturesque town. I had a room on the ground floor which looked out onto fields. Lovely sleep and I awoke to the sound of lambs bleating. The breakfast was to a high standard and served fastidiuosly given the Covid-19 situation. Great staff on duty at breakfast too. I noticed a very high level of interpersonal skills at this hotel which I think is worth commenting on. In particular a number of guests were quite testy on the morning of the 19th for no other reason than due to Covid-19 there was less choice of seats in the breakfast room. I observed large amounts of tack and diplomacy from the manager on duty. Never been before there but very impressed. You can also have dinner outside the hotel looking out to the fields. I do not often write this much but feel these staff are an exceptional team and great ambassadors for the hospitality industry in general and Accor in particular. I'm so impressed in fact; that I am going back to stay when I return from London to Marseille on the night of the 24th July! If you are travelling in an electric car, as I was, it will be good to know that there is a free charging station less than 10km distant in Avallon just where the Rue Tour du Magasin turns off the Rue de Lyon."
"On our trip going South we selected this hotel as it is a reasonable distance from Cherbourg to arrive in time for the evening meal. Good menu and comfortable bed is a must for the long distance traveller (we were en-route to near Naples). The bar even had a G & T for my 'navigator' wife. After a good breakfast next morning we were on our way but not before ensuring our reservation for our return journey....on 1st August. This proved to be another very good and comfortable visit. Well done Ibis"
"Nice location, not far from highway; Fantastic restaurant for dinner, especially if you take your dinner on terrasse during summer time. The plus is the chairs in the garden, will give you the Opportunity to enjoy the star in a dark sky"
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8




4.3/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
119 Rue De Lyon, Avallon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"We stayed here for 5 nights. The location is perfect for visiting the northern part of Bourgogne with e.g. the historic places of Vézelay, Auxerre and of course Chablis to buy the excellent white wine. The hotel room was very clean but a little bit small. Very friendly and helbful staff. There is a closed parking; reservation is not necessary. The hotel has no restaurant, but there is a grocery nearby. Restaurants and bars are along the road to the town centre. Good price-performance Ratio!"
"Nice quiet room with huge bed and air conditioning. Pleasant staff, great French buffet breakfast, excellent parking and a great swimming pool. It was also conveniently situated near to main roads and easily accessible. The grounds are locked at 10pm but residents are provided with code access."
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9




3.5/5
10 Reviews
4 place du champ de foire, Vezelay, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"Le Relais du Morvan is located in the city centre of Vezelay, set within the Morvan Natural Regional Park. It offers free Wi-Fi access and a traditional French restaurant on site, serving local specialities. Each room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. A buffet continental breakfast is served daily and newspapers are available. Le Relais du Morvan is 700 metres from Vezelay Abbey and the town of Avallon is a 15-minute drive away. It is also an ideal place to stop when touring the Burgundy wine region."
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10




4/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
6 Avenue Président Doumer, Avallon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
"We loved this place... big, modern room with a great bathroom and really safe, private parking. Very quiet and friendly staff. It was our first night in France after a very long flight and the beds were very comfy. Convenient location for exploring the countryside and great value."
"Good hotel in great location. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food in the restaurant was good value and quality. Wine was well priced! The breakfast buffet was extensive. Standards of hygiene good regarding COVID-19."
"We had booking for 5 days due to family emergency we had to leave after one night hotel management kindly refunded other 4 nights. Hotel room very clean, well placed for local town. Arrived early and we were able to leave car at hotel early at no cost"
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