Hotel Les Benedictins in Limoges
Reviewed 5 October, 2019
Hotel les Benedictins was a pleasant enough place to stay. It was very convenient - being across the street from the train station. It was quiet despite the location. The extra cost breakfast was good, too. I had only two complaints - both minor. One was that I wasn’t advised of WiFi access until the morning after my arrival and the other was that the shower was out of soap. But overall a pleasant place to stay and I would be happy to stay there again.
Convenient and friendly
Reviewed 28 October, 2018
We stayed 2 nights in October and were more than pleased with the hotel and the owner. We came in by train, simply walked across the street and were greeted pleasantly. The rooms were clean, neat and efficient - nothing fancy, fully functional and restful. The area is quiet and town was easily walked to.
Breakfast is quick, easy and satisfying.
A lovely place to stay
Reviewed 23 September, 2018
Stayed one night at Hôtel Les Bénédictins and it was fantastic. The hotel is easy to find, as you exit the train straight take the stairs down to the right and over the road. It's opposite the glass bus stops. We had to call the owner when we arrived (around midday), but he was inside and opened up for us. He offered us room 1, which was right at the entrance and had a very comfortable double bed and huge bathroom.
The owner spoke a little English, but we conversed in French. Breakfast was offered for an addition €6, however we decided to get food from the central market as we had an early train journey the next day.
Everything was spotlessly clean, wifi was good. Nothing to complain about.
The town centre is a 10-15 minute walk away, through the park opposite and down the roads. It's lovely to wander through with many historic buildings and nice shops. Lots of nice places to eat as well.
We also took the bus (No.12 - not a local bus, more of a coach) to Oradour-sur-Glane, which departs from the train station.
Simple small hotel in a convenient location
Reviewed 13 August, 2017
I chose this place because I thought it would be convenient, and it was. It's next to the train station and an easy 20-mins drive from the airport - I reasoned that the person dropping me off could just follow the signs to the station, and that worked well. It's slightly out of the centre but didn't feel unsafe.The hotel is a few minutes walk from the covered market (Les Halles), the big shops such as Galleries Lafayette, and the picturesque old town, with lots of nice restaurants, and a bit further on there's the cathedral, gardens and museums (Fine Arts, and one about the Resistance). Also the bus station is not far. Limoges is a big place but after spending a couple of days there I am confident that I saw all the touristy bits and didn't miss anything by not exploring further afield. In other words, this hotel was ideally placed. There are more central ones but probably not at this price!
The first room I was offered only had a window in the roof so I asked for one looking out onto the street and the owner was happy to show me a different room (room 15). It was basic but a fair size (twin beds pushed together) and had everything I needed (TV, desk, nice towels). It's on a fairly major road but was quiet in the night. Modern bathroom. The hotel is attached to a bar tabac which only seemed to have male customers! But there is a little lounge area/breakfast room too.
Note that the stairs are only used for emergencies (presumably they lead to the owner's private quarters) so you have to use the lift but it is a big one by French standards. The breakfast was typical continental (bread & jam, yogurt, cereal, pastries, orange juice, choice of tea/coffee/chocolate). The owner is a star - I felt that he made an effort to look after me. He called a taxi for me to the airport and he let me keep the room way beyond midday.
From the station, turn right and the hotel is virtually opposite. Driving, follow signs to the station and park in the parking bays a bit further up the road. If you miss these, go up to the station and round the block again. Taxi to the airport cost 24 euros and took about 20 minutes.
Highly recommended small hotel.
Reviewed 31 December, 2014
Very clean, quiet and comfortable room.
I was most impressed by the manner in which the proprietor, although not on the premises at the time, was prepared to go out of his way to help without argument when I encountered a problem late at night.