Best Western Hotel Le Bois De La Marche,  Liguge

3.5/5  - based on 235 guest reviews.
1 Allee des Cerfs, 86240, Liguge, France - See map
+33 5 49531010 +33 5 49553225

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  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Tennis court
    Tennis court
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The Best Western Le Bois De La Marche is a comfortable hotel-restaurant in quiet, wooded park. We are located close to the fair grounds, Futuroscope, Abbayes du Haut-Poitou, Chateaux de la Loire and Marais Poitevin. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Le Bois De La Marche,Liguge
  • 5
    « An excellent overnight stop »

    Don't be put off by the unprepossessing exterior seen from the road! The grounds are large and well kept, our dog loved his walks! Inside, the building is well designed and very well maintained. The staff at the reception and in the restaurant were very welcoming and professional. The room was large enough even with our big dog. It was very clean and well appointed. The dinner surpassed our expectations with a large choice of refined dishes using the best ingredients and seasonal products. The prices, especially those of the wines, were reasonable. Shame we stayed only one night, next time we will stay longer!

    4
    « Excellent evening meal »

    We booked this hotel as a stop over on the way home from Spain so were looking for little more than a bed and a meal. The hotel was very easy to find. Our room was pleasant and the bathroom was fine. Some parts of the hotel could do with an upgrade and it did look as though work was being done. The weather was poor so we did not get out to walk around the grounds but on a pleasant evening I think that would be a treat. Bar prices were quite steep - but it was good to be able to have a drink before dinner. We went into the restaurant thinking we would have a light meal but changed our minds and decided to make an evening of it. It was the right decision. Excellent food and wine - everything was just perfect. Reception staff were helpful and friendly. We will definitely use this hotel again

    3
    « Over night stop »

    We stayed here for one night en route to Portugal. We arrived in torrential rain which meant we did not see the hotel at it's best or be able to use the lovely outdoor pool. The staff here make the hotel. The receptionist speaks brilliant English and all staff were very polite. Parking is easy and a very tranquil setting in the forest. On a sunny day the grounds would have looked wonderful. Sadly the rooms are very tired. We had a triple room, really good size for three adults but the standard to be honest is not what we have come to expect from Best western. The rooms are shabby. They lack that extra attention to detail. Carpets are stained and tired in the room and corridors. The beds were comfy and lovely clean sheets. Bathroom was clean and fresh towels. The balcony railings were rusted and the balcony full of leaves etc. We spent a quiet night, totally undisturbed and the breakfast was excellent. This review sounds very mixed message. Yes it is great for an overnight stop but the building itself needs some attention to the upkeep.

    3
    « Stay at best western Bois de la marche »

    Stayed here as a stop over whilst doing a long drive to the south of France from calais. Only needed a bed for the night and stayed in a family room which was plenty big enough with double, single and cot. No fridge in room, basic but clean. On first floor and could hear a party going on downstairs but didn't affect us. Would use again as a stop over as was easy and good value for money.

    2
    « Worst Western »

    Tired is not the word to describe this place. Just don't know how it survives in the modern world of Trip Advisor, social media and AirBNB. Staff very friendly and accommodating but our part of the hotel had that boiled cabbage smell. The hallways were dark, had stained carpets, hallway doors that hung open, scratched skirting boards and a general feeling of past glories. The rooms although clean had evidence of multiple cabling upgrades and several decades worth of decor changes. Sitting on the toilet was a challenge as the recently added large green translucent multiple toilet roll dispenser was located exactly where my left shoulder would normally be positioned. The paper cups in the room for morning coffee just added to the feeling of ongoing cost cutting in the face of declining revenues. Must have been a great hotel once but next time, we will put that extra bit of effort to use the internet.

    5
    « Fabulous room. Fantastic evening meal. Lovely staff. »

    My wife and I stayed overnight recently. We arrived without a reservation, but having done some research online beforehand. What a lovely hotel!! We had a room on the fourth floor, with a view (unfortunately) of a local road - but a part of the view was also of the nearby woods. The road, to be fair, was about 60-80 metres away, so we suffered no noise problems. I believe there are rooms which look solely out onto the pool area and the woods surrounding the hotel: the grounds are enormous!! There are several recreation areas apart from the pool - a petanque / boules court; a tennis court; outdoor event area (it looked like it was intended for outdoor F&B, maybe BBQ?) and plenty of space to take a decent walk (you and your dogs) for 10-20 minutes. The room was very well furnished, the bed very comfortable, the bathroom fine (even though some previous reviewers do not like the separate WC), and the AC easy to adjust to our preference. Nothing negative at all to report.The wifi in the room was likewise very good (fast to connect, fast to refresh and open pages). We ate at the restaurant that same evening. There is a very good menu - full a la carte, or three choices of set menus. We chose the mddle-priced set menu and were delighted! Our starters (I had a mixture of tomato varieties with parmesan wafers and a splash of pesto, my wife had tuna carpaccio) were perfect. Our main courses (we both chose the chorizo stuffed chicken breast) were likewise excellent, and were accompnied by a near-perfect risotto. Finally, our desserts (we both chose lemon meringue tart) were truly excellent. Truly excellent. I have a passion for lemon meringue, and eat it wherever I go - I have to say that what we were given at Bois de la Marche was without doubt the absolutely best lemon meringue creation I have ever tasted - and by a long way!! The meringue was creamy and sweet: the lemon was beautifully tangy; the pastry superb. The lemon and meringue tartness and sweetness complimented each other perfectly. Absolute bloody heaven!! The wine selection was very good, and the wine chosen was excellent. There were two draft beers on offer, and I chose Grimbergen (an abbey beer) - good choice! The staff - at Reception and in the restaurant - were very friendly and helpful. I spoke in very poor French to them all and they replied only in French back to me, with a smile on their faces. When my wife addressed them in English (French not being one of her languagues) the response were always polite and in perfect English. Would I return? In a flash!! Yes!! Absolutely!! Would I reccomend? After the above, I have to. But I would much rather keep this lovely little gem of a place to myself, to be honest....!

    5
    « Needs updating, but so charming ! »

    Very good deal with a room form four of us ! Excellent swimming pool,weather was very hot when we went there and we really apreciated to cool in the water, until 21:00 ! All the staff is very kind and they managed to find another vacancy on our way back form Dordogne a few days later, incredible ! The breakfast is a great moment too !

    5
    « big comfortable bed »

    We have stayed at this hotel many times. It has large grounds for walking the dogs. The rooms are big and comfortable with super king beds. Friendly staff and good food. All floors are served by lift. The pool area and outside terrace looked inviting even if we didn't use it, we arriving just before dinner and leaving early the following morning, It is the only hotel where we have felt we could let our dogs run free off lead the grounds are that extensive

    4
    « Nice big family room »

    Stayed here on a visit to Futuroscope as a cheaper alternative to on site hotels. It is a very nice hotel, large family room with a king sized bed and 2 singles. The pool is a good size and outdoors with heating. Had stayed here 18 years ago on a similar trip and was pleasantly surprised that it did not disappoint second time around. I would not eat in the restaurant again but there is not much more around. Did notice a shopping complex just across the main road and could maybe have found an alternative meal, particularly with children, like a buffalo grill.

    4
    « Good Service - Needs Updating »

    Ours was an overnight stop-over on a Sunday. Greeting at reception was good and informative, the initial impression was that the public areas were very tired and in need of a refurb and decoration. Our room (217) was a similar condition, although the bathroom (no toilet) looked to have been recently re-tiled the shower curtain (dated) had mold around the bottom. The toilet was in a separate small room with no wash basin. They could do away with the bath, fit a shower cubicle and then a toilet would fit quite easily into the room - not a lot of thought needed. The restaurant did look well presented but offering food at Paris prices - being a Sunday most restaurants in Poitiers are closed so they have a captive audience, there is no bar or snack menu. The pool was an added bonus but there were insufficient sun-loungers for the number of people there (8 loungers max - 15 to 20 bodies). The grounds are extensive and its a lovely setting, the staff we encountered were good, polite and efficient - just needs a good make-over. Would we stay again if in the area........? Not sure.

  • 4
    « Very pleasant 3 night stay »

    We booked 2 rooms for a 3 night stay on our way home to England to catch the last of the good weather. We booked mostly for the outdoor heated pool and we weren't disappointed. The reception staff were fantastic and made every effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The restaurant was pleasant, if a little bit over complicated. At lunchtimes they serve the same menu as in the evenings, but were quite accommodating when we asked for something simple and made us a few cheese and ham rolls and chips. So we can't complain at all. Breakfast was fine, and the coffee good. Although I can see why people said it was a little dated in the rooms, that's true enough, but it's clean and the restaurant and where you eat breakfast was really very nice, and generally we found the staff lovely. I'd stay here again and thought it was good value.

    1
    « Self-service! »

    This title "self-service" is the closest I can think of. It's a weird place, probably because of the staff ! Checking in was terrible, the lady literally ignored me twice to attend people coming from outside, same happened with checking out (although then she ignored me only once :) ) After check in I went to my room and it was dirty and messed up, probably someone had just checked out .. Came back to reception and they just gave me another key to another room ! No sorry no apologies no nothing !!! Not even a word. There was no one at the front desk almost every time we needed anything. Breakfast .. No one around from the staff, and if they are around they are busy with something else related to anything except costumers !! Lunch and dinner .. You'll be served and you have no right to complain, ask, choose, or ask for more, just eat what's being put in front of you !! Room service was a lovely story as well .. Probably the only thing they did was make up the bed; and that's it, everyday I come back to my room and I see the same dirty spots in the room !! Makes you think, did they change the sheets after the last person was here? I really doubt it. Unfortunately .. Waste of money.

    2
    « Disappointing »

    A well located hotel if looking to break a journey south on the A10 / E5. The Hotel is set in attractive grounds with a superb Terrace by the pool to catch the afternoon sun. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The somewhat spartan room was clean and perfectly adequate for a one night stop. However,the hotel is let down by a number factors. The external condition of the property is poor, aging mildewy paint on the rendering, rust on the balcony railings, and rotting wood by way of example. In the bathroom there were no toiletries (just soap in a dispenser), the toilet paper dispenser looked like it had come out of a public loo and their was insufficient hot water to run a bath. The swimming pool, whilst possibly out of season was green, and the sun shades on the terrace were in total disarray and not functioning. I found the restaurant disappointing a with poor selection of dishes on the menu. My goat was overcooked and dry and the rosti frazzled and inedible. The restaurant gave the impression of trying to do everything on the cheap which it wasn't. I expected better from a Best Western.

    3
    « Adequate »

    Disappointed with outside of hotel. Everything is very tired. The staff were helpful in changing our room to a bungalow outside as we had our dog with us and although the room was very cold it was comfortable when the heating had been on for a while. No wifi in the room due to maintenance issues. Consider €10 excessive charge for our dog. Grounds pleasant, reasonable restaurants 5mins drive. Easy to access from N10

    3
    « Dated Hotel, like stepping back in time 20 years but a good sleep experience with good staff and great food! »

    The hotel is past its best when it comes to the decor and furnishings wihtin the rooms, coridoors and reception area. it is fairly old fashioned and could do with a spruce up. Te furnshings are straight out of the 1970's - 80's. that said it was clean and tidy with everything woking OK. It is a good location for the main routes and set weel back making it nice and quiet. The restaurant is much more modern and the food served for dinner was excellent and could not be faulted. Very pleasant and helpful staff, with no problems checking in or out. Free wifi worked well. Breakfast is a standard buffet affair with lots of choice with lots of options covered.

    4
    « Decent hotel »

    Stayed here for two nights on business. Good value hotel and easy to find. Close to the motorway. Clean and tidy. Breakfast was top class as was the evening meal. The staff were helpful with my lack of French. Would stay here again.

    4
    « Good Stopover »

    Stayed here for one night on our way back to the UK. Conveniently situated just off the motorway. We had asked for a ground floor room and were given one away from the main building. Excellent being able to park in front of the door and nice to have our own little terrace. However the terrace only had one chair - I peeked next door and they all had two. Also the terrace was badly in need of a sweep! The only othere downside was the wifi which was a bit iffy, being away from the main building. On the whole however we were pleased with our choice. The room was reasonably spacious with a separate toilet. The meal in the restaurant that evening was really excellent. It was so nice to be given a choice other than DUCK, DUCK, OR DUCK (we had spent 2 weeks in the Dordogne!). Breakfast was 12 euro which we didn't mind as the room had been a very reasonable 67.50 euro. It was plentiful and good to be offered scrambled egg and sausage as well as the usual continental. The hotel was very, very quiet so the service was excellent. Would I stay there again - defnitely!

    3
    « Great location for a stopover but outdated »

    Perfect location for a stop-over on your journey to the West coast of France and with nice staff that speak good English. However the building and menu are outdated and both require a good make-over. Meals were served in total disorder. Breakfast was very complete and good.

    4
    « Perfect Stopover, Lovely Setting »

    Stayed one night on our recent trip to France. In the countryside just of motorway. Staff very friendly and informative (no problems with language as Receptionist & waitress in restaurant vg English). Ate in restaurant and had a lovely meal (real French cuisine) and also found breakfast next morning to be your typical continental. We didn't avail of the pool, but walked around grounds,. large green area and some woodland.

    4
    « Food excellent »

    We needed a hotel on route to the South and the location for our overnight stay was ideal. Our initial impression on arriving at the hotel was o dear what have we done, the hotel looked tired and the decor in need of an update.. however the pool area and the decking outside of the bar was perfect. We booked a table in the restuarant, the food was excellent, a great menu which was cooked and presented beautifully. The room decor was not to our taste, but it was very clean and we had a good restful sleep. The hotel is very close to the motorway, but we did not hear any traffic noise as it is set within a nice wooded area. All of the staff in the reception and in the restuarant provided excellent service, all in all we were very plesed with the hotel choice.

  • 4
    « Two nights for business purpose »

    The hotel is offering good service for location and price. But please avoid the awful restaurant...breakfast is acceptable but not diner. The hotel is clean good standard and quite, easy to find south of Poitiers near the motorway exit.

    5
    « Great find especially if you have a dog »

    The location of this hotel is fantastic just off the motorway. The grounds are lovely great for walking the dog. There is a swimming pool and outdoor eating terrace. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was OK, lovely outlook with a balcony, very clean and a very comfy bed however the thing that let it down was the carpet it looked so tatty. The air con was superb and very quiet. We ate dinner & breakfast in the restaurant, there was a bit of a wait between the starter & main but that was fine for us. The food was very good for dinner and I enjoyed the breakfast as I like a continental style breakfast. My Husband likes a hot breakfast and was not impressed with the hot selection. We will definately book this hotel again but I do have to say that a 20 euro charge for a dog is very steep I have never paid this amount before. Also the free wifi is terrible.

 

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