Flea bites and a leaking toilet - Dreadful at best!
Reviewed 14 April, 2019
Let's start with the positives; it is close to the industrial area for business, which is why I chose this hotel.
I arrived and found the hotel relatively quickly from the airport, and parking is plentiful and free - this is where the positives stop.
Now the reality - anyone who rated this hotel over two stars has clearly stayed in some right dumps in their time or work at the hotel itself!
The welcome at the reception for a 'business' hotel had a receptionist who was obnoxious and did not speak a word of English (I speak multiple languages just not any French), he made me feel like I was not welcome. After writing down my name and shoving a key in my hand, I went to the room.
What an absolute dump of a room! The decor and room itself is fresh out the 1950s - in desperate need of fumigation and updating - a single plug socket is all you have, no shower curtain so the shower sprays the entire bathroom and I had the pleasure of a leaking toilet. I reported the leaking toilet to the only person in the hotel who could speak English, and I was just fobbed off with an 'I will report it' I stayed a week, and it was still leaking when I left.
There is no air conditioning, and the window only opens one way to let in the delightful road traffic noise. The bed OMFG! You would be better sleeping on the floor - it is as hard as a board and looks like it was dragged off the local amenity tip and shoved in the room. I woke up the first morning with flea bites and I actually killed several fleas during the night.
Wifi - it's free! But! Every hour or so it logs you out and you need to log back in and watch a 'sponsored video' before it lets you connect again - so if you have to attend any conference calls or demonstrations - don't rely on the hotels 'free' wifi, I tethered to my mobile phone for a reliable connection.
Food - I had breakfast a couple of times at the hotel; in fact, it was not too bad, fresh bread and croissants with a selection of fruit and limited cheese & meats. The coffee was excellent, but the EURO 9 price tag high for what was on offer. I had my evening meal once at the hotel restaurant, and that was enough - the waiter was rude, obnoxious and just made me feel unwelcome - to be fair it was not just me, it seemed to be everyone in the room he had a problem with. The food was terrible. I ordered a burger and a desert, the burger was inedible and swimming in grease, the desert was fresh out of a packet and had a dollop of cream squirted on the top - it was a genuinely terrible meal.
If it weren't for the fact that I had already paid for the room on Booking.com I would have left the moment I arrived and found a hotel somewhere else.
The client I was with for the week has now taken this hotel off their list of hotels that they give to their visitors.
I have stayed in some dives on my travels, this is by far, and I mean by far, the worst. I will never darken your doorstep again Hotel Ariane!
Reviewed 1 February, 2018
good and simple hotel for passing by on a short trip in Toulouse.
nice staff and good food.
all the rest is basic.
Nice restaurant linked to the hotel.
on the Outskirt of the city centre (other side of the airport)
Ok for a short business stay
Reviewed 26 October, 2016
This hotel is best located if you need to visit the businesses in the area or the Space park, otherwise it's really out of town, nothing much around.
The restaurant is good and convenient.
Overall a good price/quality ratio, friendly staff, clean, quiet.
The room facilities are basic.
You'll need a car or a taxi to get there.
Wales away 2016
Reviewed 26 July, 2016
Stayed here during the Euros, not the greatest experience. Far to far out of Toulouse and even though the metro and buses are superb around the area you can't go out later than 9pm unless you want to pay for a taxi at 30 Euro.
Very little English spoken by the staff, so had to use Google translate to get our point across.
Rooms clean but very very basic.
Stella on tap was a bonus though so at least one good point.
But be careful you are in the middle of nowhere come the evening.
Nice staff, just a poor hotel
Reviewed 23 September, 2014
I have stayed here maybe 8 times. The hotel is convenient for my business. It is only suitable for business. If you stay here ask for a room at the front. Rooms at the back suffer from very bad motorway noise all night long even with the windows closed. The decor is drab, the showers are good, the toiletries are very budget minded but the towels on my recent stay were very fluffy. The staff are always pleasant, helpful and kind. The breakfast is just acceptable, but on a budget. The restaurant is 'good value' but varies in quality from just ok to very bad, avoid the faux fillet at all costs. Really if you stay here, go to another restaurant, I should heed my own advice!