Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club,  Le Mans 

4.0/5  - based on 231 guest reviews.
Chateau De La Ragotterie, 72530, Le Mans, France - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Free high speed internet connection
    Free high speed internet connection
  • Tennis court
    Tennis court
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At the Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club doors, at the confluence Loire - Normandie - Ile de France, which is ideally located on the road to Paris, from the western part of the country, combines charm and up to date amenities. This old country castle from the 18th century has just been completely restored and become a hotel of 39 comfortable and spacious rooms. In its park with centuries-old trees, this place inspires serenity, yet Le Mans and the A11 and A28 Motorways are only a few kilometers away. Designed and furnished with elegance, you have all the advantages of a contemporary hotel. Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club is the ideal destination for professional journeys, meetings and events in our region. During the weekend this is also a favorite place for idleness, spare time, and private parties (wedding, birthdays). We kindly inform our clients that construction work is under way for our hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club,Le Mans
  • 3
    « Overnight stop during holiday »

    Exterior on approach very encouraging, in large grounds. evident that much of the accommodation is in separate modern "Orangery" buildings, some 100 metres from the original hunting lodge building. Check in before parking or unloading. Accompanied room access and baggage assistance. Room stark, wet room bathroom, very utilitarian. No shelving or cupboards for clothing, open "rack" wardrobe. Certainly not luxury, and Premier status not justified (by comparison with many other similarly graded Best Western hotels). Restaurant in the original building is small and would be hard pressed to cater for a full hotel! Booking is recommended when making reservation, otherwise a car trip into Le Mans or surrounds will be necessary - guests were turned away even at the reduced autumn occupancy. Menu descriptions are uniquely single word non descriptive, so the food received is a surprise - but very good. Prices are reasonable. The small lounge area is within the reception area, has few seats, and there is no bar area as such - so rely on restaurant waiters to purchase a drink. Breakfast served in the restaurant is a fairly small buffet, with limited choice - and of course crowded. Acceptable as an overnight stop, but not as might be expected from all the pictures! But overpriced in my opinion.

    « Great place »

    Friendly people, very nice room in the castle, great breakfast, nice ambience, great place to be for this price. I also loved the interior design, new design mixed with old. You can make nice walks in the surroundings.

    « Nice place shame about breakfast »

    This is a nice hotel for a stop over. Staff in the evening were very friendly and the food in the restaurant was exceptional. However breakfast was very poor due to the staff being busy setting up for a group booking. No interest in other customers and poor service, displays run out of food, no juice etc which was a great shame.

    « Beautiful hotel »

    We arrived at this hotel which was a small French castle. The reception staff are very efficient and welcoming and our room was on the second floor via either stairs or lift. Bedding and towels excellent and the room was superbly clean.. We had travelled here from Versailles and I have to say the hotel is rather out of the way and was difficult to find. In regards to eating they offer dinner and breakfast, however, the menu is very limited and does not change from day to day, in view of this and as they did not offer anything to our taste we chose to eat in Le Mans. There is nowhere nearby that we could find. The hotel offer a range of wines and beverages and we chose a bottle at 31 euros on return from eating which was extremely good. Although we had drinks on the veranda one afternoon, which I paid for, the person who served me still added it to our room bill, which I thought was poor so do check your bill items. In addition on booking we advised we were travelling with our two toy poodles, and, whilst most hotels charge a nominal fee for each pet I thought that 40 euros per night, which was not advised at the time of booking, was overly expensive and unreasonable and as we stayed two nights it cost us 80 euros. I am upset and angry about this as although I realise that most hotels would spray the room after a dog has occupied it there is NO WAY it the product used would cost that much.

    « Hidden gem in beautiful surroundings »

    A dream like chateau, with grounds to wander in. The service here from three young staff members was spot on, they worked really hard on a blistering hot day to make sure guests had drinks. The food is excellent and the rooms although no air conditioning are comfortable and clean. We have the loft room with beams and two windows when open had a lovely cool through breeze. If in the area would certainly return.

    « Lovely place »

    Lovely converted chateau but we stayed in the annex which we think was an old stable. We ate in the restaurant and the food was superb but the service was a little's about a 10min drive into Le Mans which is well worth a visit (turn left past the cathedral with the market square behind you) and there is a wonderful produce market on a Sunday

    « Beautiful hotel, very expensive bar »

    Lovely clean rooms, beautiful setting and staff were very helpful. I highly recommend the hotel. It's spectacular and the rooms exceeded my expectation. However, unfortunately there were no prices shown for drinks in the bar, so we were hit with an excessive bill for under-measured beers (supposed to be 500ml but were poured significantly under) at €10 each and wine per glass which was again an approximate measure at €9 per glass (and the measure was certainly below 125ml). Quite excessive charged for a 4 star hotel. Also couldn't find a price menu for the mini-bar in the room. Suggest that you also swerve that as I've no doubt the prices will be similarly eye-watering. But despite the bar bill, the hotel is fabulous and I would go back in a heartbeat (with my own supply of beer and wine)

    « Comfortable, clean and a wonderful setting.......... »

    As you drive in the gates the views of the chateau are stunning.........the building is magnificent. Dinner on a warm summer's evening on the terrace at the front was delightful. But as soon as you walk in throu the door you get a little surprise. The wonderful building has not maintained its stunning architecture, inside. It is still pleasant but the rooms are a mix of a few old beams and fantastic round turret shower and modern best is nice but not the Chateau feel. I would go again. The external building is stunning..........

    « Just what we needed »

    After a day of motorcycling in the rain anything would have done the job! We booked the hotel from a service station just down the road. Amazing grounds, as you come up the drive it is spectacular. We stayed in rooms in the outbuilding, these rooms were spacious, well set out, they had plenty of space for all our wet gear, our room had a shower, separate sinks and toilet. A double bed, then upstairs there were 2 single beds.

    « Just GREAT »

    Some of your best experiences are when you don't expect them and this hotel was a great surprise. From the moment we walked in until we checked out everything was amazing - great service - great food - great accommodations - great price Thank you for being better then we ever imagined!

  • 3
    « Splendid exterior, but inside ....? »

    As other reviewers have noted, the approach through immaculate grounds to the fine Chateau is impressive, though the large red plastic rabbit and snail on the lawn are a hint that all may not be in the same aristocratic style. Sure enough, on stepping into the hallway, one is confronted by bare minimalist modern decor. All the old-world charm of a 200 year old building has been stripped out . The doors and other fittings look cheap. The dining room leading off the hall reminds one of a factory canteen. Our bedroom and bathroom, in the Chateau, were of ample size, modern and simply decorated. The bed however was very comfortable. Whoever redesigned the interior of this lovely building is guilty of vandalism! On the plus side, the young staff were friendly and helpful. Our evening dinner was gourmet cuisine and delicious, though having one member of staff spending several minutes replacing 5 dead light bulbs in the wall lights while we were eating was rather off-putting. The breakfast buffet was one of the best we have come across. An interesting overnight stay!

    « Great Stop Over »

    Found the hotel by sheer luck. Fantastic ,clean and great value. Would highly recommend it. Go into Le Mans as its a great little place with fantastic eating. The staff where very helpful and I would definitely go back.

    « Beautiful place »

    What a beautiful place to spend and evening or few days. As you drive in the hotel is beautiful. The room I had was fantastic. Very comfy bed and great facilities. Breakfast was very good and the staff are very helpful and friendly. I would defiantly stop again.

    « Looks nicer than it is »

    When you enter the driveway and see the impressive building, you get high expectations, but I was a bit dissapointed. Small rooms, uncomfortable bathroom and not very well maintained. The main building is nice though and breakfast there was excellent, as well as lunch. I wouldn't give it four stars.

    « Wedding party weekend »

    My friend and I stayed here for three nights during which we received friendly service throughout. Our beds were very comfortable and the room was warm and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was extensive and the pork rillet a very tasty addition. The lounge was also very cosy. A little disappointed not much to do around the hotel although the grounds were quite extensive.

    « Final Day of European Road Trip »

    On arrival at the hotel, the place looked awesome and we were really pleased to be placed in the Chateau itself, the room was large and comfortable... From there really everything went downhill, as an advertised Country Club, there was not a lot to do.. No walks highlighted, no pool, nothing. I had booked the restaurant and was looking forward to eating there, but wow, the prices were that of a top end restaurant, the food was good but really not worth the money charged.... There was a large party in from outside the hotel eating in the restaurant and unfortunately, a lot of them smoked and they all stood at the entrance to the hotel to do this and were all talking loudly and laughing which was great unless you were a guest trying to sleep.... apparently the staff know about this as we were not the only guests to complain, so why have the management not done anything about this....?? As it was it spoilt the last evening of what was a great European Road Trip... what capped it all, was the cost of breakfast the next day 14 euros, for a coffee and orange juice and some toast..... Would I recommend, YES stay elsewhere

    « Different »

    After an impressive approach to this hotel on a one night stay on our way south, it was not quite what we had expected. Very shabby chic but comfortable nonetheless. The grounds could do with a bit of tlc, and it could be made VERY nice with a bit more investment. We had a room with a turret in the main chateau. The room and bed was large and reasonably comfortable. The shower was in the turret bit of the room. It seemed a bit heath robinson and didn't quite work as it should, but we both managed to shower ok. I have to say the evening meal was exceptionally good. The ambience was also exceptional, eating outside on the terrace on a warm evening, with a full moon. I would certainly visit again, but just fails the five stars. I believe it is cheaper to stop in the refurbished former stables, but these rooms are basic so I am told. If you want the full experience, opt for the chateau.

    « Not great »

    We spent one night at this hotel on our way from the ferry down to the mediterrean. I. chose it because it looked nice on the web site and it was not far from the motorway. It was very difficult to find but when we eventually found it and drove in it look impressive. Lovely looking chateau and grounds. When we went in the reception area my impression was very different, it looked like any other chain hotel not what I had expected in a chateau, awful lighting and very modern decor. We checked in and were told our room was in The Orangerie the other side of the car park. An outside staircase looking more like a fire escape led up to the first floor where our room was located at the end of a very dark dingy corridor. The room was SO small It was like a matchbox, in fact it was so small we found one of the two bedroom chairs in the wardrobe! The only positive thing I can say is that the bed linen was crisp and the towels fluffy. We had dinner in the restaurant which was good but on the pricey side. The staff were pleasant and efficient. This is certainly more a 3 star standard not 4 star as graded. I would not reccomend a stay here.

    « Nice but »

    We decided to stay in the Le Mans area, rather than pass through as usual. I booked the Hotel as it has the title Country Club, thinking that there would be a number of recreational facilities there such as gym and a pool. It is not a club, perhaps a lesson learnt for not checking enough on my part. the Chateau is very picturesque, i suspect that the target market is functions and business rather than travellers like us. we stayed in the Orangerie, as there are a number of converted outbuildings that in our view meant that there was a lack of cohesion. the room was fine, cosy the lack of air conditioning was not a problem for us as the temperature was only about 20º. the staff were very polite and friendly, and we enjoyed staying there, but agree with the comments elsewhere that it is more 3 than 4 star.

    « Typical Chateau hotel »

    The people that criticise this place because of location kind of miss the point of Chateau hotels. They were mostly homes of the landed gentry and as such were located where the hoi polloi couldn't see or get to them. It's a bit like criticising Blackpool for having too many lights. Having said that, I'm not a fan of them but found myself there anyway. As Chateaus go, it's fine. The reception is a little desk just inside the front door and the check in went very smoothly. The lady that checked me in turned out to also be the barmaid, the waitress and the sommelier! The room I had was spacious, but had no air conditioning that I could see. The TV had BBC1 and BBC2 on it. The bathroom was tidy and well stocked. There was a mini bar and a kettle for coffee. There is no ?bar' as such, just a sitting area where you can have a drink if you want ? again, common in this type of hotel. The restaurant was OK. The food is traditional French and as such, is not my cup of tea, but it was edible. This hotel is well located for the main road, and has ample car parking available.

  • 3
    « More 3 star than 4 star »

    Firstly, this was VERY difficult indeed to find, even with sat nav. Ignore the website instructions. There is no signage on the nearby roads until you are nearly there. The hotel is in a gorgeous setting, an imposing old chateau. But on entering, it is like a modern hotel, which was a strange mix and a bit incongruous. We had a large room but it was a bit spartan. But more importantly, there was no air conditioning at all, not even a fan, so in hot weather, it is very hot and airless at night. We enjoyed a nice meal, but there was only one girl (the receptionist) who served all tables, so if they were busy, service would be slow. The breakfast buffet was the best bit, more choice than usual. Overall we felt the hotel was more a 3 star than a 4 star, and the location and difficulty to find the hotel was a put-off.

    « Grand chateau, Gand location »

    This is what the French do best...take a magnificent house and update it without an ounce of sympathy of its past. Rooms are adequate but nothing special. Ditto bathrooms but with a circular shower in what must be the turret? Shower worked but slider worked only with the help of the tube of shampoo. Food was fine but again nothing special. You get what you pay for usually...and this is grand but usual!

    « Stunning Location, basic accommodation »

    The location is stunning, however the accommodation is pretty basic. We were in one of the "out-buildings" and although the room was clean, the room was pretty basic. The staff are lovely and are attentive. We were there for a party, so didn't eat dinner there, however the party food was tasty.

    « Third visit here »

    We have use The Best Western Le Mans Country club three times now either en-route further south or on our way back to Calais heading home. Every visit has been a pleasure, with comfortable beds, great staff and excellent food in the restaurant.

    « HOTEL STAY »

    Great place to stay anole French Chateaux set in very nice grounds ,handy if you traveling past headed to the South of France .Good value for money you stay in the old converted stable blocks ,pleasant rooms bit on the small side but its what u make it ,good internet and will be staying again .

    « A lovely setting »

    A beautiful setting for this lovely Chateau. The drive up was outstanding especially since it isn't the easiest place to find! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very nice even if the placement of the shower head resulted in a wet floor! The evening meal was great and breakfast was also first class. A lovely place well worth the money.


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·From: The north. On motorway A11 in the Paris, Province direction, take Motorway A28 direction Tours, Exit ZI Sud, direction Yvre l'Eveque, direction Parence, secondary road D91 direction Fatines, Montfort-le-Gesnois to the Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club. ·From: The south. On motorway A28 coming from Tours, Exit ZI Sud, direction Yvre l'Eveque, direction Parence, secondary road D91 direction Fatines, Montfort-le-Gesnois to the Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club. ·From: The east. On Highway N157 coming from Orleans, Direction Yvre l'Eveque, direction Parence, secondary road D91 direction Fatines, Montfort le Gesnois to the Best Western Premier Le Mans Country Club. ·From: T...

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