Close to several main highways. A hotel in a tranquil, verdant setting. An attentive staff. Welcome to Gilles and Patricia Saelen's place.
“Rethink the way you do things every day so your service meets high standards.”
Once you've walked through the doors, The Originals City, Hotel Le Garden, Tours South, a peaceful, colourful, lively world awaits. A real nod to nature is evident throughout this family hotel, from the restaurant to its 51 guest rooms. Everything at our budget accommodation is fresh, lively, smart and friendly. A retreat of nature with high-quality services, worthy of the hotel's 3 stars. Gilles and Patricia, who've run a cafe/bar/tobacconist since 1994 and just became owners of this hotel in Chambray-Lès-Tours in summer 2017, are absolutely thrilled: “Seeing customers smile while they're staying here is really satisfying. Along with our team, we are extremely attentive to their needs and we want them to feel like they're among family.” Of course.
The theme of the 51 guest rooms is decidedly “nature”. Along with a strong presence of wood (headboards, floors, etc.), nature also plays a role in the décor, with large thematic photos above each bed: here, ladybugs balance precariously on a blade of grass; there, cottony white clouds in the sky, or the heart of a dahlia, a blooming tree, a burst of bubbles in water… These spacious, comfortable rooms benefit from one asset in particular: silence.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
Head to the glimmering breakfast room to get a healthy start to your day at the generous and varied buffet with fresh fruit juices (squeeze your own oranges), local yogurt, jams, breads, cold meats and cheeses, etc. For a tea or coffee during the day, head to the bright, friendly space of the hotel lobby. At dinner, The Originals City, Hotel Le Garden, Tours South offers market cuisine made with fresh local and regional ingredients.
Whether for an overnight while driving through the Centre-Val-de-Loire, a weekend, or a few days of exploring the region, The Originals City, Hotel Le Garden, Tours South provides a peaceful setting to recharge your batteries.
TOURSWith its excellent location in the heart of the famed Loire Valley, Tours is the ideal destination for lovers of architectural history and culture. Stroll through the old town and admire the old half-timbered homes. Take a step back in time at the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, opened in 2017, which sets the pace for the most cutting-edge creations. To get some nature, cross the street to get to the banks of the Loire and take a seat at the Tours-sur-Loire guinguette which, from May to September, takes over the banks with a festive programme (concerts, open-air cinema, dance classes, etc.).
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYMuseums (prehistory or mushroom), writers’ houses (Balzac, Rabelais, Ronsard, etc.), châteaux (Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Ussé, Clos-Lucé, Amboise, Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont, etc.), wine cellars, as well as fun or adventurous options (mini chateaux park, Touraine aquarium, Loire biking paths) or more out-of-the-ordinary ones (troglodyte valley, petrified caves), the Centre-Val-de-Loire has something for everyone, old and young, lovers of history, stones and discoveries.
What our customers say
Clean, good food, kind staff!
"stop over "
great location , handy to walk dog at back of hotel in a wooded area although didn't dine there restaurant looked very nice
"Perfect stop from Amsterdam when heading south"
Just 10 minutes from the motorway, plenty of parking, nice rooms, excellent dinner and breakfast and a very personal touch created by the owners and staff.
Lovely stay, dinner was delicious and both of us and the dogs were made to feel very welcome.
My husband %26 l very much enjoyed staying at this hotel - very friendly staff - excellent food - very comfortable room. Good location just off a main road and only about 2 miles from the motorway.
"Ideal for stopover"
Nothing to dislike. Easy check in. Nice quiet location. Clean comfy rooms. Excellent well priced breakfast and dinner. Dog friendly with open grass field to rear..
"The dog loves it!"
Our fourth stay because the hotel is so accommodating for dog-owners to the extent of removing a table in the restaurant so that our dog could sprawl.. The on-site restaurant is a bonus, as is the late check-out time.
"We recommended the hotel!"
Service very good, nice environment, very police; diner excellent and portion OK.
"2 night stay in June"
The hotel is well kept and the staff are friendly and helpful. The room was smaller than I had expected but very clean and nicely decorated. Great bathroom and shower. The kettle was appreciated - some uht milk would be a good addition to add. The garden and covered patio are lovely and despite proximity to road the hotel is quiet. A great hotel for dog owners. Good sound proofing. Restaurant food was very nice in the one occasion we had dinner
"Great overnight stop "
We have stayed in this hotel several times now as an overnight stop when heading to Carcassonne and then again on our return journey. The location is very convenient, the staff are always helpful and welcoming. The accommodation is typical of this hotel rating, but it is clean and comfortable .
We travel a lot in this experience was extraordinary
Its verdant and peaceful setting makes The Originals City, Hotel Le Garden, Tours Southan ideal setting for your meetings, conferences, training sessions, general assemblies, etc. The hotel has a 40 m2 conference room with all the equipment needed for a successful professional event. The room, which is very bright, air conditioned and located on the ground level, can accommodate up to 20 people in U-shape configuration and 40 people in theatre configuration.