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24 hrs du Mans hotel visit...
Avaliou em 21 de Maio de 2016
...I'm writing this review merely as a point of information rather than any other reason. The host, I should say, is a real character and a gentleman, and a great laugh, I think he appreciated the fact that I could speak French too as that meant we could have a nice chat over a beer or two. The evening food too was also interesting, some of it actually pretty good. I guess one shouldn't complain when the price is so cheap, especially at a time when all hotels will be fully booked in advance for the 24 hours race.
However, you come to a point in life when you question whether or not the campsites would have been any grimmer than this so-called hotel...I think I was probably quite scared of what I might care off the bedding, what I might catch in the shared bathroom, and what strange characters would be lurking outside the door of the hotel at night time. Le Mans is not exactly pretty as a town at the best of times, but the Sporting Hotel (which unsurprisingly did not come with any sporting facilities such as a pool, gym or sauna!) felt somewhat how I would expect a hostel in Sierra Leone to feel like!
The bedrooms were tiny, the toilets (shared) just about passable and the shower (on each floor) very grim...I heard there was the odd en suite room, those guests must have felt very lucky!
Not sure what else to say...yes it was cheap, but it was just too filthy for words...the only saving grace was the bar!
Le Mans 24hr &/or Classic Races
Avaliou em 20 de Fevereiro de 2016
I've been stopping at Le Sporting for many years whilst attending the motor racing with friends.
Rooms are clean but basic; some have showers but not toilets. For most rooms there are shared showers on the stair well which are adequate, but nothing special.
Philippe & his staff are friendly and helpful; however, it helps if you can speak some French.
Food is good but limited. There are some restaurants nearby or in the 'old town' where the quality is better & the cost much greater!
It is an ideal location for travelling to the circuit, either by car or tram.
Avaliou em 4 de Novembro de 2014
I was still bearing the imprint of the bed springs 3 days after staying at Le Sporting. There was an unusable shower sitting in the middle of one wall. The towels were long past their best and of indeterminate colour. A continuous stream of guests who needed to use the lavatory in the night, (it was on the next landing), meant doors were closing and lights going on all the time. There was a strong smell of bleach in the room which hit the back of the throat and eyes and I suffered that for a further 2 days after we left. Breakfast was minimal bread, thin orange juice and coffee.
Unfortunately ariving lae in the evening this was virtually the only hotel in Le Mans with vacant rooms, I am not surprised!!
Monsieur Thénardier is alive and well here!
Avaliou em 17 de Julho de 2014
This review is in two parts, I must separate the hotel from the owner as for the budget price we cannot complain too harshly, however the owner deserves his own comment for extreme rudeness to a paying guest and doubling his prices at every opportunity.
I can't say this is a cheap hotel, but compared to others in Le Mans it is budget and as such I was satisfied with the facilities offered, our room was spacious, the bed comfortable and although tired provincial décor it was perfectly adequate for our needs. There is parking at the front, street parking or a pay site opposite provide ample space. Being close to town, the train station and tram link is a bonus. There is supposedly Free Wifi in the Hotel but it was very hit and miss, when queried simply shrugged his shoulders and said he was having problems with it at the moment.
The disabled owner however ruined our experience, on first impressions he was amiable, polite and hospitable. This was clearly a front, he delighted in insulting me so as to show off to friends at the bar and furthermore constantly tried to over charge me at every opportunity, 3 coffees at 9e 30c being his finest hour.
Stay here if you wish, don't expect too much, watch your pockets and double check your bill or Ms Thenardier will lighten your load.
Le mans 24 heur and classic
Avaliou em 24 de Junho de 2013
We have been going here for many years and return every year .
This is a comfortable and friendly hotel with adequate services for short weekends away sight seeing.
Philippe , his family and staff are very keen to learn and use English but take the phrase book as its always polite to try a little french .
The rooms are basic but comfortable and there is shared shower use .
The tram service is close by as is the train station . There is a busy town within walking distance with plenty of bars and shops.
Its always sad to leave xx