Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this family establishment where you won’t feel like just another customer. Welcome to Marie Fafin's place.
“ We know and recognise our guests. I am proud that we are like a second home for their holidays or business trips. ”
The hotel business has always been a family affair for Marie. She learned to love the profession from an early age through her father who was a chef. A simple and authentic vision which has survived to this day. Marie welcomes each guest at The Originals City, Hotel O'Nice, Saintes as if they were part of the family. Located just a few minutes from the station and major roads in Saintes, this 2-star hotel stands out by how welcome they make their guests feel and the excellent value for money. Enjoy comfortable renovated rooms, less than 3km from the architectural and historic marvels of the town of Saintes. If you are on a business trip, Marie and her family provide special packages so you can get some rest in peace and quiet and get your day off to a good start with a full stomach and a smile on your lips.
The Originals City, Hotel O'Nice, Saintes, winner of tourism and handicap tourism awards, has 34 renovated rooms, all well equipped and with free Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms are specially adapted for guests with reduced mobility. Whether it’s for a short stopover on your business itinerary or to enjoy a getaway as a couple or with the family, Marie Fafin and her team provide all the comfort and advice to make it a memorable trip.
- Non smoking room
A breakfast buffet is served every morning in the large attic dining room. Under the traditional wooden beams, enjoy a copious meal of pastries, fruit, cereals and hot drinks to get the day off to a good start. Don’t hesitate to ask Marie and her family to recommend good local restaurants where you can taste fresh regional products.
Besides the wonderful sights in the town of Saintes and its surroundings, if you wish Marie can suggest some original, entertaining and cultural activities with The Originals City, Hotel O'Nice, Saintes’s many local partners.
TRIZAY GARDENSYou don’t need to be a distinguished gardener to appreciate the beauty of the floral park of Trizay gardens. Immerse yourself in a trip to the land of flowers, with local, extremely rare, exotic, aromatic and aquatic varieties. A real masterpiece of colours and shapes by the landscape architect Jean-François Galinet.
ESCAPE GAME AT THE CHÂTEAU DE LA ROCHE COURBONEnjoy a unique and entertaining experience at the site of a real historical monument. Play the role of a simple villager about to be forcefully enlisted in the royal navy in the time of Louis XIV. It is up to you to escape in time!
WINE CELLAR VISITSWhether you are a fan of Cognac or Pineau, visiting the wine cellars and discovering their production secrets is always a special moment. Follow Marie’s advice and learn more about these beverages that are so successful beyond their borders.
MUSIC ADVENTUREDiscover the Abbaye aux Dames, favoured place of the Saintes festival, during an interactive and musical visit. Each member of the family is given a set of earphones so they can cross the gardens and see the wonderful buildings at their own pace, taking in the sounds of history, troubadours and concerts.
What our customers say
"the Saintes Experience"
It was a very good place to stay - when we return to Saintes for another bridge festival, I will have no hesitation in preferring the O'Nice hotel to any other. The helpfulness and integrity of the staff (who were excellent) left us in no doubt that a return would be mandatory. The breakfasts were served in good surroundings and the food was plentiful - 100% in our opinion.
"Good overnight stay"
Just stopped over for one night, but very clean with nice terrace. Very quiet and comfortable bed. Thank you.
"Clean and convinient "
The hotel was so easy to find of the motorway. Everything was very clean and tidy. There was a restaurant next door serving good food which we also enjoyed.