With authenticity, warmth and friendliness, this place is the very essence of Limoges charm. Welcome to Sylvie and Christophe Vincent's place.
"We wanted to be independent and work as a couple. We also like meeting people. Taking charge of this hotel came naturally to us."
Sylvie and Christophe had a dream: to work together, have their freedom and own a place focused on hospitality. This project took place in Limoges, in a quiet road a short distance from the city centre. The Originals City, Hotel le Saint-Martial, Limoges was born. Sylvie and Christophe have transformed, revived, enhanced and crafted it to reflect their own personalities. This elegant 3-star hotel is particularly welcoming. "Above all, we like meeting people and serving and pleasing our customers," the couple tell us. The 29 rooms are perfectly suited to long and short stays, for both tourists and business guests. There is comfort throughout. Sylvie, Christophe and their team bring the friendly touch that makes this hotel even more appealing.
The 29 rooms are decked out in a warm, colourful and contemporary style. With a surface area of between 14 and 22 m2, they can comfortably accommodate one to five people. All are completely soundproofed and some are air-conditioned like this 32 m2 family suite with private lounge. "The old building has character but we've blended this style with a more modern ambiance without compromising on the authenticity of this warm establishment," say Sylvie and Christophe.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Room service
Near Limoges city centre, the hotel is an opportunity to explore the capital of Limousin and make the most of a fantastic region.
EXPLORING LIMOGESLimoges is best known for being the capital of porcelain. It's also home to other wonders, such as the episcopal city around the cathedral. Visitors can also explore the upper city, the lively shopping district in the former Château des Vicomtes quarter, built on the neighbouring slope around Saint-Martial abbey. With its student population, Limoges is full of energy and attractive stores which unfurl along the streets and the built-up banks of the Vienne – a great place to wander.
WANDER AROUND VASSIVIERE LAKEOne hour from Limoges, Beaumont-du-Lac is home to the wonderful Vassivière Lake. In the centre of this 1000-hectare artificial lake, Vassivière Island plays host to the International Art and Landscape Centre. It's accessible on foot or via the little train. The walk over the bridge offers views of both sides of the lake. All in an idyllic wooded hill setting. A walking trail accessible to mountain bikers follows the banks of the lake.
THE PORCELAIN TOURSHaute-Vienne Tourisme has come up with the 'Limoges Porcelain Tours in Haute-Vienne'. They take in 22 sites portraying the diversity and history of porcelain. If you like porcelain, you'll have the opportunity to visit the old Marcognac kaolin quarry, the Casseaux oven, the National Adrien-Dubouché Museum, the Lachaniette Conservatory of Art and Techniques, the Haviland Museum and more. Other options include visits to companies and factory outlets (Bernardaud, Carpenet, Jacques Pergay, La Vie en Rose, Haviland, Raynaud, Medard de Noblat, Coquet), artisans and painters, etc.
What our customers say
"Ideal hotel from which to explore Limoges"
Clean, well appointed room with tea/coffee facilities. Super shower - separate WC. Close to railway station and city centre. Plentiful breakfast. Very helpful hosts and staff, their recommendations of places to dine were spot-on. Look no further if visiting Limoges.
"Family trip for medical appointment "
Extremely clean room. High standard room. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious breakfast.
Great hotel friendly staff clean rooms simpel but nice breakfast. Only thing missing for us is the air-conditioning in the room but we will gladly stay here again
Perfect location for exploring Limoges. Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed and newly appointed en-suite. Didn’t have breakfast but it looked really good. Secure garaged parking which is worth booking as spaces are limited - cost 7euros a day. Would definitely stay here again.
The room was clean en modern. The people were very helpful. I recommend this hotel to everyone who is staying for one day or couple of days.
"A very nice stay"
Very well located the hotel is a key place to walk to the city center. We have very well appreciated the availability of the staff their professionalism.
"A great budget hotel"
We arrived in Limoges not having booked a hotel and found this great hotel. Not knowing about parking we booked to stay in their garage. The hotel informed us that there was free parking on the roads around the hotel so didn’t need to pay for their parking.
We had a lovely superior room with the walk in shower that we had requested. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place was spotlessly clean. We also had a kettle for making a drink in our room. We had shades on the window which gave us a nice dark room for sleeping.
We had a very nice stay at the hotel where you felt welcome from the moment you arrived!
"very agreeable stay"
we spent just one night en route from the south to the Netherlands. We booked only a few hours before and could book without a problem. Very sympathetic welcome at the reception desk and we were shown where in town we could eat. The hotel is spotless and nicely decorated. Breakfast was not included but very nice. We enjoyed our 1 night stay a lot. No noise, room very clean and a good size, bed comfortable. All in all a great stay.
"Clean, comfortable hotel"
We stayed at a superior room with air conditioning, which really helped because the weather was very hot! The staff were friendly and the room was very clean and comfortable. We were in a ground floor room, that was facing one of the side streets, but the sound insulation was very good and we could barely hear the cars going by. There were also shutter blinds for privacy and they blocked out the daylight effectively. The room was a good size and we slept well. If we ever return to Limoges we would be very happy to book this hotel again.