"A chateau experience in the land of chateaux"
This hotel provides you with your very own 'chateau experience'. We might have had the best room: 4-poster bed with drapes (a real "Princess and the Pea" experience, in a good way), period furniture, fine armchairs, a Venetian style chandelier, luxe bathroom, etc. The hotel is about 300 - 400 yards from the River Loire and it would have been nice to have a view of the river from our room; but, no, we had a view of the courtyard and car park, and the occasional whiff of cooking from the kitchens below. However, it was delightful to sit at our oversized window with a glass of wine and enjoy the passage of time.
The location 3 miles east of Amboise, on the Loire, is very close to the D31 with good connections to the north and south. But the hotel stands alone and it's a long walk into Amboise. The approach to the hotel, via Rue du Cèdre, could really do with a make-over... rather scruffy.
We had constant rain so we use the hotel's large outdoor swimming pool or sit in the lovely gardens. Thankfully, the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating, and spoke good English! One feature of the hotel is its restaurant, a quality venue for dinners that's open 5 nights a week, but across the courtyard. Breakfast is served inside the chateau and, while generous, we thought it a tad expensive given the hot service was only scrambled eggs... however, lovely breads and pastries.
Overall, very pleasant; not really good for kids, not quite as grand as it could have been.
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