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Hotel Diderot

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#1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous place...the smell and lovely sight of wisteria greets you as you enter thru the gate. Jaime and Jean-Pierre are wonderful and very helpful in suggesting restaurants in town. The location is extremely ideal...less than a 10 min walk to the main square. I did breakfast one of the mornings I was there, and it did not disappoint...your choice of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was one of the best hotels I stayed in while travelling around northern France. It is absolutely charming and beautiful and unique. The owners speak English which is great as well. The room is gorgeous with so many little extra touches, books, soaps etc. Ceiling beams, cute windows, curtains, flowers, mellow brick walls - just some of the things...

1Thank Sarah M
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning SARAH, thank you so much for your kind words : team Diderot is waiting for your next visit!

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We spent two nights at the Diderot and thoroughly enjoyed it. The charm and location cannot be beat. Service was friendly. Breakfast was more than adequate, though not our favorite (breads not quite fresh, no protein.) The gardens were lovely and the room was comfy. Modern bathroom with a view.

1Thank erchurch
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning Echurch, and thank you for the nice review. Your remark about proteins led me to look again into the proteins in a typical French breakfast like the one we propose : you can find them in our fresh goat cheese, our yogurts, our breads (delivered fresh every morning at 5:30 by our local baker) and dried fruits ;-)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I stayed here as part of my trip through France. My room was a traditionally furnished room with modern amenities. More spacious than other hotels in France with a gorgeous view overlooking the garden. Each morning I had a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, breads, homemade jams, yogurt and coffee by the fire in the breakfast room. The owners, as...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you so much SUNDYBY, it was a pleasure to have you at the Diderot. We do hope you will return... There is so much to see in and around Chinon !

Reviewed 6 November 2016

I cannot say enough about this gem. My sister and I shared a twin room here for a few nights last month. The place oozes charm from our room overlooking the garden to the 14th century breakfast room. The husband and wife owners to their small staff, everything was done to make us feel well cared for. The breakfast, including...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning RICHARD, this is such a nice review ! We will be waiting for your next visit !

Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very nice hotel that is a short walk from the restaurants and shops of the old town. The owners, whom we met during the delightful breakfast, are great hosts and are in the process of renovating this 14th century building. We stayed in what they call the annex, a building next to the main hotel and with...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you STEVE for taking the time to post this very nice review. We are glad yo enjoyed your stay at the Diderot and we do hope you will stay with us again.

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have stayed at the Diderot numerous times since 2004. Jamie and Jean-Pierre are delightful hosts, showing warm hospitality to each of their guests. Each morning we planned our day under their guidance over a breakfast of fresh fruits, breads, homemade jams, yogurt and coffee. The hotel is a short walk from our favorite historical chateau, Chinon which has added...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear DAVID and SHARON, I do not know why, your October post just appeared on my radar :-( Just a quick word to thank you on behalf of "team Diderot" for your kind words. Come back and see us! There is much left to explore on the banks of the Vienne!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have previously stayed in this hotel and wanted to take my wife there - well positioned and pleasant rooms, we stayed in a side annex which was fine. Sadly you are now unable to use the garden to drink your own wine, and their bar closes at 20:30 - great pity. We also had to pay for parking in...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning CHRIS, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, your room and the location of the hotel. Balancing the conflicting wishes of different clients is always a tough act : as for the bar, it closes at 8.30 pm because the overwhelming majority of our guests choose the Diderot...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay in Chinon. Good hospitality, traditionally furnished rooms. Unique breakfast with home made jams, breads, croissants and brioche, goat cheese, honey, fruit and apple juice from local producers. We have stayed in this venue for our October break for the last 3 years and enjoyed our stay every time.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you Suzanne for the nice review. Coming from a faithful guest, it sounds like it carries an extra star ;-)

London, UK
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My teen-aged daughter and I had a brilliant time in the Loire Valley using this hotel as our base. We were lucky to get one of the rooms off the courtyard with access to an outdoor table and bench - perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif with friends who travelled with us. Our room was quite comfortable and looked as it...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning, guests that make arrangements for an extended stay in Chinon soon realize that it is a perfect base to explore the Loire Valley (halfway between Angers and Tours). And that there are enough good restaurants here to have an exceptional meal every evening. We like it when our guests take the time to soak in the atmosphere and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Hotel Diderot is famous for its marvelous breakfasts, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice. Close to the fireplace in autumn, or on the shaded terrace as soon as the warm weather arrives, the first meal of the day must be as unforgettable as the night that preceded it. Gluten-free breakfast available on request. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a " tourangelle " residence, in the land of Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Diderot

Address: 4 rue de Buffon, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Price Range: £64 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Diderot 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Diderot Hotel Chinon
Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
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