A warm welcome and high-quality service. Total comfort and tranquillity in a friendly setting. Welcome to Loïcia Martin’s hotel.
“We do all we can to satisfy our guests and make sure they’re happy” .
Just a stone’s throw from Blois and the Loire Valley, Loïcia will welcome you warmly to Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt and her 3-star hotel. Elegant and modern, nestled in a pleasant and peaceful setting, the Hotel The Originals Blois South Ikar is the perfect place for some much-needed rest and relaxation, whether on business or just visiting Blois and some of the Loire Valley’s many castles. With its 59 comfortable and practical rooms, as Loïcia explains, this Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt hotel is welcoming, warm and particularly friendly. Thanks to the hotel restaurant, along with that all-important high-quality service, you’ll always feel like you’re on holiday here, whether visiting as a tourist or on business.
The hotel’s 59 rooms can accommodate between 1 and 4 people each. Some have been specially designed for guests with reduced mobility. The classic and contemporary interior design is perfect for rest and relaxation. High-quality bed linen and extensive facilities guarantee you maximum comfort throughout your stay at our accommodation near Blois. Couples, friends, families and colleagues are all perfectly catered for here.
- Non smoking room
- Room service
- Cable and/or satellite television
- Rooms for disabled guests
- Family/communicating rooms
Loïcia’s hotel also offers its very own Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt restaurant, Ikar. “All year round, you can enjoy our self-service buffet and, in summer, make the most of dining out on the terrace”, says Loïcia. And to get your day off to the perfect start, Loïcia offers an extensive breakfast buffet served either in the elegant dining room or out on the terrace.
Perfectly located in Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt, the hotel can be found in the heart of the Loire Valley and close to a number of the region’s castles.
STROLLING THROUGH BLOISOn the banks of the Loire, Blois has been home to a number of steep and winding cobbled streets since the Middle Ages. The town also has plenty of well-preserved features from its royal past on display. No less than seven kings and ten queens have resided in Blois’ royal castle at one time or another over the years. Don’t miss out on a visit to this legendary castle if you enjoy flamboyant Gothic touches, Italian Renaissance architecture and classic period features... Make sure to admire its magnificent staircase, in the François I wing, as well as the Catherine de Medici cabinet and all its secret compartments.
EXPLORING THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLESScattered all around the hotel in this magical region, you’ll find almost fifty different castles to discover. When enjoying a relaxing stroll, why not take in some of the massive fortresses (Chinon or Loches), royal estates (Amboise) and the many legendary castles, such as Azay-le-Rideau, the symbolic Chenonceau or Villandry, with its extraordinary landscaped gardens. You can even dip into the world of Sleeping Beauty in Rigny-Ussé, where you’ll find the sublime castle of Ussé. To walk through this region is to embark on a journey through the ages, stepping into the world of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici.
DISCOVER TOURSNot far from the hotel, Tours, France’s capital city under Louis XI, remains the flagship of the beautiful Touraine region, as celebrated by Alfred de Vigny. The city has carefully preserved its ancient quarters, criss-crossed by charming pedestrianised streets, the perfect place for a relaxing stroll. The perfect itinerary takes you from the cathedral to Place Plumereau, discovering all the superb Renaissance buildings and gardens belonging to the Priory of Saint-Cosme, loved by Ronsard, as you go. Don’t forget about the Musée des Beaux-Arts, where you can admire works from the 17th to the 20th centuries, particularly the ‘Five Senses’, a collection of primitive Italian works, as well as paintings by Olivier Debré, a major influence in French lyrical abstract art.
MAJESTIC CHAMBORDChambord Castle is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance period. It really is the castle of extremes, with its 77 staircases, 156m of façades, 282 fireplaces and 426 rooms. When visiting, you can also see its mythical dual-helix spiral staircase. The harmony seen throughout the building carries hallmarks of Leonardo da Vinci, even though the maestro died in 1519, just a few months before construction began, as commissioned by King François I. The castle is surrounded by a vast park and typically French landscaped gardens, which were restored in 2017.
In a lush green setting, just outside Blois, the hotel can offer two meeting rooms to guests. They are both fully-equipped and enjoy lots of natural light.
CHEVERNY ROOMThis 50m2 meeting room can accommodate between 20 and 70 people, depending on the chosen configuration, in a U-shape, classroom, theatre, rectangle, banquet or drinks reception layout.
This 80m2 room can accommodate between 24 and 90 guests. Depending on your requirements, it can be arranged in a U-shape, classroom, theatre, rectangle, banquet or drinks reception layout.