the ten best hotels under 150 euros per night
Lively, epicurean, hedonistic, close to the Atlantic beaches, the Vendée bocage and the vineyards, Nantes deserves an extended stopover. Ten hotels to discover all its treasures.
With its wide busy avenues crossed by the tram, its squares which have become entirely pedestrian, its 56 km of cycle paths, Nantes strikes a compromise between the average city and the city of good living. On the banks of the Loire and the Erdre, one of its tributaries, it is described as “bourgeois and anar”, “classical and avant-garde”. But the city of the Dukes of Brittany cultivates the paradox, well illustrated by the Praise of Transgression, the sculpture by Philippe Ramette, depicting a schoolgirl climbing on an empty plinth, Cours Cambronne. Open to all art trends, Nantes is constantly renewing itself to remain attractive. Here are ten addresses of hotels to stay there without breaking the bank.
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Maisons du Monde, Hotel & Suites… stylish
The first hotel opened by the creators of the Maisons du Monde decoration stores and Vicartem, a real estate and hotel management company, the Nantes opus offers all the fundamentals of the brand: location in the city center, five styles of rooms born from the Maisons du Monde, a lobby, a place to live, a meeting place, a 100% eco-responsible concept, breakfast, meal boards and dishes in local jars, delicious. And a very atmosphere friendly.
Most : 7 apartments from 30 to 65 m2, with hotel services, 400 m from the hotel. Same decor, same concept, for longer stays, as a couple or as a group.
The room to book: on the courtyard, on the top floor to be quiet, especially on weekends when the city comes alive. The apartments are really in the hypercentre near bars and restaurants.
The price : 47 rooms and suites, 7 apartments, from €133.
Houses of the world, Hotel & Suites, 2, bis rue Santeuil, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 40 73 46 68.
Surprising, Le Plateau Jules Verne, quite a novel
Anyone who knows and loves the major works of the travel writer born in Nantes at the start of the 19th century will happily immerse themselves in the suites and rooms evoking the most thrilling chapters of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth. , From the Earth to the Moon Etc.… These hotel pages can be leafed through Quai de la Fosse in the heart of the Hôtel Durbé, a beautiful 18th century shipowners’ residence, listed as a Historic Monument. The bric-a-brac decor, lots of furniture and salvaged objects, form a whole in the image of Jules Verne, inviting you to travel, to marvel. Brilliant with children and teenagers but also between adults passionate about these fictional universes.
most : the small team of Nantais, enthusiasts, in love with their city who offer it in sharing and offer good plans to appreciate it with other places of getaway.
The room to book : La Nuit opening onto a quiet courtyard with its bucolic bathroom and elements evoking the writer.
The price : six rooms and 1 apartment from €99, with breakfast.
Surprising, Plateau Jules Verne, 86, Quai de la Fosse, 44,000 Nantes. Such. : +33 6 44 49 98.
Heart of the Loire: just romantic
This is the style of address that we like to “dig up”. A 1930s house tastefully transformed into a 2-star boutique hotel, in the town center but quiet. Its rooms are spread over three floors and the nicest ones open onto the lovely garden. As soon as the sun breaks through the clouds, we settle down on a deckchair to read, have a drink, exchange tips with the hosts and glean those of the staff, who are very available.
Most : its very family-style decoration and its straight-up prices.
The room to book : the blue, classic 14 m2, opening onto the garden.
The price : 15 rooms from €75 on the street and €95 on the garden.
Heart of the Loire, 3 rue Anatole le Braz, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 40 74 35 61.
Mercure Centre, Passage Pommeraye: shopping time
Just a stone’s throw from the Passage Pommeraye, a sort of chic 19th century “mall”, built on three levels and listed as a Historic Monument, this four-star hotel shows another image of the Accor group’s Mercure collection, more contemporary, more designer. This one, moreover, allows you to walk up and down the very lively little streets of the historic center, lined with old houses. Who travels alone will choose a single room at mini price. Who is in family will opt for one of the large suites designed for four. Those staying as a couple will hesitate between the functional double standard and the cozy double standard junior suite. Everyone will appreciate the hearty breakfast made with local products and the cocktails from the bar.
The room to book: to sleep in peace the 316, perched on the 3rd floor, at the end of the corridor, which avoids hearing the movements of other customers.
Most : pets are welcome and a nearby public car park makes parking easy.
The price : 61 rooms from €95 per single room; €120 for a double; breakfast €18.
Mercure Nantes Center Passage Pommeraye, 2 rue Boileau, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 49 46 78 79.
Seven Urban Suites, River
Enclosed between two branches of the Loire, on the island of Nantes, near the busway, central and exotic at the same time, this four-star is also distinguished by its design and its luminosity. And knocks down its joker with conviction: conviviality with its super bar and library. We put down our suitcases with pleasure whether we want to visit the castle, the Unique Place, the Machines of the Island (animals and other gigantic articulated constructions, etc.) or whether we come there for business, for a seminar, the hotel being close to the Congress Centre. Buffet breakfast, snacking, prepared meals, of real quality.
The room to book : whether you are two or four, the 2-room apartment of 36 m2, functional and charming.
Most : the kitchenette in each room and suite, the small relaxation spa area with sauna and jacuzzi signed Nuxe.
The price : 107 rooms from €120, 2-room apartment suite from €190.
Seven Urban Suites Center, 10 rue Konrad Adenauer, 44200 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 51 72 97 00.
Ibis Style center Gare, small but arty
This is the principle of this Accor collection, called Style, to imagine a decor that is a little offbeat, colorful, “trendy” to break the monotony of so-called chain hotels. Here, place to the very personal works of local artists who enliven the common areas, the lobby in particular. Close to all strategic points, from the train station to the magnificent Jardin des Plantes, from the turbulent Bouffay district to the banks of the river, this three-star hotel attracts a wide range of guests: young students on the go, families with a host of children who, like the others, set their sights on the family suites.
The room to book : the four bedrooms 116, 216, 316, 416, overlooking the back of the building and benefiting from a balcony. Calm and sunny.
most : the coworking space and its location in a pedestrian street.
The price : 94 rooms from €84 for a standard double, up to €120 for the family suite for four.
Ibis Style center station, 8 Allee du Commandant Charcot, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 40 74 14 54.
The Hotel Saint-Yves, the charm of modesty
Two stars, 9 rooms, slightly outdated decor, a bit of garden, a warm welcome, what more could you ask for? A top location, in the historic center and a bike park… but yes! Like a guest house with its white dining room and antique furniture. In short, a small, unpretentious hotel that does the job when you want to settle down without breaking the bank and without thinking too much.
The room to book : one of the two overlooking the garden, bright and quiet.
Most : a buffet breakfast with crisp pastries and a lovely owner.
The price : 9 rooms from €73, breakfast €8, €5 for children.
Hotel Saint Yves, 154, rue General Buat, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 40 74 48 42.
The Hotel: with a view
Full frame on the castle and five minutes from all points of interest, even the train station. It’s The small hotel, very polished, very decorative, of owner where we return as soon as we had the chance to sleep there once. The welcome is tailor-made, the rooms charming and the location incredible. We add to these praises a good savory, sweet, very locavore breakfast, and here is the base camp to crisscross the city, its surroundings or even enrich your cellar with some beautiful bottles bought in the nearby vineyards, to the south.
The room to book : those on the ground floor with terrace. Pleasant even on sad days.
Most : the view of the castle and the sunset…
The price : 33 rooms, from €89, €99 for the one with terrace.
The hotel, 6 Rue Henri IV, 44000 Nantes. Such. +33 2 40 29 30 31.
Hotel Le Cambronne, praise of simplicity
Built in a cul-de-sac, which, in the heart of the city, guarantees almost absolute serenity, this 1-star hotel quickly fills up… Thanks to an ideal location and a very pleasant welcome. Certainly the rooms are small but they are pleasant to live in. Admittedly, there is no bar, but the breakfast is plentiful. A no-frills stopover for those on a mini-budget sensitive to a “home-like” atmosphere.
The room to book : be careful, no elevator and four floors, so avoid the top floors if walking is difficult.
most : the proximity of the Quai de la Fosse where it is pleasant to stroll, have a drink, simply follow the course of the Loire.
The price : 19 rooms, from €65, breakfast €7.50.
Hotel Le Cambronne, 1 rue Fourcroy, 44000 Nantes. Such. : +33 2 40 4468 00.
Hotel de la Regate Erdre by Best Western: the exception
The only hotel in our selection that is not in the city center but on the banks of the Erdre, in the countryside, for a holiday and epicurean stay, with the Château de la Gascherie in sight, the most old dates from the 15th century. This very practical four-star hotel is equidistant from the airport, the Beaujoire stadium (for football enthusiasts) and the town centre, which can be reached by taking the river shuttle. The hotel is part of an eco-responsible approach and cleverly combines contemporary buildings with a pretty 18th and 19th century manor house where the gourmet restaurant is located.
The room to book : on the second floor with a view of the Erdre. Very rural.
most : Le Manoir de la Régate, gastronomic table of starred chef Mathieu Pérou and his wife Anne-Charlotte, menus €40, €80, €120
The price : 42 rooms, from €130.
Best Western Plus Hotel de la Regatta, Erdre, 155 Rte de Gachet, 44300 Nantes. Such. +33 2 40 50 22 22.