About Accommodation Reviews: Over many years I’ve stayed at countless lodgings and reviewed hundreds. Reviews on this site are based on the range and quality of facilities, helpfulness of staff, value for money, cleanliness, welcome received and overall experience. Scores also reflect convenience (for example, a great overnight stop at a decent hotel by a motorway might score similarly to a boutique hotel elsewhere). Scores are out of 5 (5=Excellent, 4=Very Good, 3=Good, 2=Average, 1=Poor). I only post reviews here for accommodation I would definitely return to (3 + stars).
Last week I stayed at this hotel (part of the Best Western brand) on my way to Spain. When searching for accommodation I had specific aims: it had to be close to the motorway, roughly at the halfway point of my 800 mile journey, offer certain facilities and not limit the time when I could check in. This hotel checked all those boxes.
This hotel is right by the A20 motorway just south of Limoges. However, I didn’t notice any road noise so it must be well sound-proofed. The rooms are comfortable and clean and my impression was it was aimed at business travelers and for small conference events. It was well below freezing that night but the heater in my room (which are set by guests individually) managed fine.
Staff spoke English and were very friendly. Note the restaurant is closed Friday to Sunday evenings and I was told there is no lift (that said, there are only a couple of floors). Plenty of parking available. In short, this stop did the job required absolutely fine for the amount budgeted.
The real bonus was the buffet breakfast providing a wide choice of continental breakfast items but also cooked options (scrambled eggs and bacon, fairly unusual outside of destinations not frequented by overseas tourists). There was a selection of teas, bottomless cups of coffee and no limits to how often you piled up your plate to prepare for another long day of monotonous driving.
A decent stop if traveling by car and requiring overnight accommodation right by the motorway in that part of France. Find out more about the hotel on their website.