4.2 on September 18, 2013
The Orleans Matins Beaumonts B&B is a lovely oasis in the city of Orleans. Malika and Jean-Pierre work very hard to make their guests comfortable and to help them navigate the sites in/around Orleans. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, each with en suite bathroom, and the entire first floor is a sitting area with TV, free wi-fi, a dining table and a small kitchenette with 2 gas burners, fridge and microwave. This setup would be great for a family. The decor shows touches of Malika's Moroccan background -- flashes of bold color in the curtains, pillow shams, and exotic tiling in the shower. Everything is new -- they just opened the B&B after an extensive remodel. Malika serves an excellent breakfast of homemade yogurt, lots of breads, preserves and fruit. The only drawback for us was the location. We really struggled to find our way to the B&B (we did not have GPS), and it is in a truly residential neighborhood with no restaurants/bars nearby. However, the clean efficient tram is just 3 stops from Place De Gaulle with a lot of nightlife as well as the cultural center of the city. On the night before we left, Jean-Pierre spent an hour showing us the best route to Paris-CDG, and early the next morning Malika sent us on our way with a big to-go breakfast in a paper bag. Lovely people, lovely property.
4.4 on August 23, 2013
Un nid douillet cette chambre d'hôte (celle testée s'intitule "belle de nuit"), avec tout le confort et en plus à disposition un petit salon, un coin repas, une cuisinette très bien équipée et accès à un jardin sur l'arrière de la maison ; chambre d'hôte située tout près du tram conduisant en centre ville (2 arrêts); accueil très chaleureux, documentations étoffées et judicieux conseils, de quoi rendre le séjour enchanteur.