Bland and competent business hotel
18/10/2015 HGJohn, Lancaster, United Kingdom
I was in Toulouse for a conference and wanted somewhere in Colomiers within walking distance of the venue. This place fitted the bill even though the room rate was a bit higher than I really wanted to... more
I was in Toulouse for a conference and wanted somewhere in Colomiers within walking distance of the venue. This place fitted the bill even though the room rate was a bit higher than I really wanted to pay.
The hotel is situated in the middle of a sprawling mess of retail and light industrial units so the location is ideal for visiting business people, definitely not the tourist crowd. I went for a couple of morning runs and to be honest I was hard pushed to know that I was in France. If a McDonald's or KFC within walking distance floats your boat, then it's ideal.
The hotel itself is just a box that they have tried to make look local by adding a red tiled roof and a few cypress trees. To say that it looks out of place is an understatement. A modern building would have fitted in much better.
Having said all that, the room was spacious, clean and modern with a bath, separate shower and separate WC. The bed was enormous and comfortable. The free wifi was fast and reliable, too. The dining room seemed to be closed on my first night so I went out for a walk and finding nothing local ended up at McDonald's. However, the following morning's continental breakfast was very good indeed. It was buffet style and you could eat as much as you wanted. The pastries and bread were fresh and extremely tasty. There were scrambled eggs and bacon available as a hot option. Coffee was produced by one of those fancy bean to cup machines and was perfectly acceptable.
The staff were very polite and helpful, even heading off to the local electrical store when I realised I'd forgotten my plug adapter.
My total bill came to 334eu for two nights (I hadn't realised that breakfast wasn't included in my rate) which I thought was a bit steep. However, if you want a quiet well appointed and modern hotel with good wifi and comfortable beds then this might just be the ticket. less