This is a budget hotel, so I understand that the accommodations can't be perfect! It was our second night in Valence and we had stayed in another hotel for the first night. We just needed to get something closer to my daughter's place. The front desk people were out-of-the-ordinary nice. They spoke English to us without any problem, gave us information and directions to find good places to visit. The room was clean and fresh. The only major problem for me was the bed, harder than a rock. The type of bed that hurts you if you sleep too long in one position. So, my advice is: if you are tired of snooty French service people, unwilling to at least try to help you in any other language than French, then you have a friend at this hotel that will help you in English. You might have to endure an uncomfortable bed, but the atmosphere of good vibes and friendly service will help you to feel better about the bed.