Hospitality and friendly service. The setting and the peace and quiet. Simplicity and uncluttered design. Welcome to Lamia Sihel’s hotel.
“We believe hospitality goes hand in hand with friendly service and authenticity.”
“Our Saint-Avertin hotel is friendly, welcoming and, above all, functional,” explains Lamia who runs this 3-star establishment near to Tours. With a pleasant setting in Saint-Avertin, the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Ambacia, Tours Sud a has a very simple style, favouring effectiveness and quality of hospitality. With its 38 comfortable and functional rooms, the hotel is perfectly suited for families, couples or business travellers. Especially as the hotel has a restaurant, bar, terrace and a garden so you can make the most of your break in the Indre-et-Loire department. And a free car park so you don’t have to worry about your vehicle. A particularly pleasant place to stop in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
The Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Ambacia, Tours Sud's 38 rooms can hold 1 to 4 people. High quality bed linen and extensive facilities guarantee you maximum comfort throughout your stay at our accommodation near Tours. Some are specially designed for handicapped guests. These functional and elegant rooms are perfectly suited for couples, families, friends or colleagues.
- Room service
- Rooms for disabled guests
- Family/communicating rooms
- Non smoking room
The Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Ambacia, Tours Sud has its own Saint-Avertin restaurant. For lunch and dinner you can enjoy traditional French cuisine served in the garden or in the pleasant and well lit dining room. You can head to the bar to order cocktails, beers, and regional wines. And to get the day off to a good start, Lamia provides a generous breakfast buffet.
La Belle Étoile
This restaurant, which has a beautiful terrace, offers traditional and delicious French cuisine. “Our varied and regional recipes are designed to show you all the culinary delights of our region,” explains Lamia. He recommends the beef steak with parmesan and shallots au Chinon, gilthead bream fillet cooked en papillote or veal kidney fricassee with balsamic vinegar and mashed Vitelottes.
Within easy reach of Tours, in the Loire valley, the hotel is a great place from where to explore a region full of surprises.
SAINT GATIEN CATHEDRAL IN TOURSWith construction beginning in the 13th century and finishing in the 16th, Saint Gatien cathedral is an illustration of how the Gothic style evolved. It has a wonderful flamboyant façade while inside you will be struck by the purity of the lines. The chancel, one of the most beautiful 13th-century constructions, is reminiscent of Sainte Chapelle in Paris. But it is the stunning stained glass windows that the people of Tours are most proud of. The cathedral also holds the tomb of Charles VIII’s children.
ROYAL CHÂTEAU OF AMBOISEThis elegant château sits on a rocky escarpment overlooking the town. The Château of Amboise controlled one of the seven bridges crossing the Loire from Gien to Angers. A royal château since 1471, it combines a very medieval power with the subtleties of the Renaissance of which Amboise was the birthplace. The huge terrace gives a really beautiful view over the Loire, the green valley and the city. You can explore the chapel, the king’s lodgings, the gardens and the underground passages among others.
CHÂTEAU DU CLOS LUCÉ IN AMBOISEThis was the summer residence of Anne of Brittany, the wife of Charles VIII, and where Leonardo da Vinci came to live in 1516. The ground floor displays magnificent frescos from the master’s workshop (covered with a coating in the 19th century). The first floor includes the room where he died in 1519 as well as his study. Finally, the basement is devoted to his fabulous machines which can be seen around the estate.
CHÂTEAU DE CHENONCEAUChenonceau, nicknamed the Ladies’ Castle, was built by Katherine Bohier, fitted out by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médici, preserved by Louise of Lorraine and saved by Madame Dupin... Some great names have left their mark in the exceptionally beautiful setting: Murillo, Tintoret, Rubens... Don’t miss the green study, the gallery on the Cher with its black and white tiled floor, François I’s drawing room and its impressive fireplace, not to mention the wonderful gardens.
Our hotel in Saint-Avertin has 3 fully-equipped seminar rooms which benefit from natural light in a pleasant setting, within easy reach of Tours.