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.
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking 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
"Excellent as ever"
This is our sixth time of staying at the hotel and we enjoyed it as we always do. The staff are welcoming even with us having a fairly large dog. The rooms are comfortable and we had a very pleasant evening meal.
"Excellent as always"
We always stay at this hotel on our journey to and fro Spain as it is just perfect for what we ant. The room is comfortable and the staff are welcoming. Even with covid we felt safe to have breakfast in the dining room. A great place for a stopover
Thank you for a lovely stay and you were very welcoming. The hotel is lovely and the garden is beautiful and we enjoyed the grounds with our large dog, Flynn. We shall certainly be staying again.
"Excellent, very friendly"
We got lost finding the hotel and the owners were great in 'talking us in' lovely room and superb food. Also very covid aware.
"Great hotel and location"
Hotel easily accessible. Friendly welcome. Room was clean and spacious.Good Covid measures. We got a ground floor room as requested. Dinner was delicious, and good value for money (except the dessert is somewhat pricey). Breakfast fine with lots of choice. We had a dog with us and you can go into nature directly from the hotel.
"Real good hotel!"
This is one of those hotels where service and good food are the standard. A good bed, good diner and breakfast. In these difficult Corona world you can stay here safe!
Good location especially for passing through Tours - easy to find - very friendly staff - nothing too much trouble. Very tasty dinner & breakfast with very good beer, red wine & coffee. Excellent Covid19 precautions in place & observed by staff & therefore customers.
"Perfect stop off"
We always stay at this hotel on our journeys to and from Spain. As we have a dog we like that there is somewhere to walk her at the back of the hotel and she is allowed in the dining room with us. The hotel is comfortable and in a quiet location
"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..
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.
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.