Like most ex-Etap Ibis Budget hotels, this one is ideally positioned for tired travellers like us looking for a convenient stop over to break up a long car journey. Ibis Bourges is easy to find, located a short distance off the main road intersections, so quiet, no traffic noise and a good night's rest almost guaranteed. The hotel has ample, secure and well lit parking, so no worries for those travelling with cars and top boxes stuffed with their personal belongings. Our family room was a triple with small en-suite loo and shower room, everything was spotlessly clean, not a big space but perfect to unwind, recharge ourselves and the electrical gadgets/tech we cart around us!
But by far the best thing about Ibis Budget Bourges, is the helpful friendly staff they employ and the easy attentive service they provide. To my family's embarrassment my French is appalling and they as well as I wasn't looking forward to checking in and finding out directions to the local restaurants - the hotel has a pleasant enough dining space which is used for breakfasts (guests to order in advance). However I shouldn't have worried as the woman working behind the reception was fantastic. My pathetic attempt to speak with her in her own language was thankfully politely dismissed. Of course like most young French people she spoke very good English. We got checked in, got our directions and when we returned tired and still unfed she ordered a pizza delivery service for us and a French family also staying in the hotel that evening. She even accompanied the pizza delivery to our rooms and translated for us! The pizza was great, the service wonderful and much appreciated by all! Thank you.