We have stayed in many campsites throughout France and the UK and we are flummoxed as to the reviews of this site. After having been shown around the site (by Syb who was polite and welcoming and offered us a cup of tea) my husband was quite prepared to get back in the car and drive the 3 and a half hours back to the campsite we had just left! The reasons are as follows; the washing up area has only cold running water, the hot you have to get in a bucket from the shower block. The tap marked drinking water had a length of hose on the end which was dangling by the drain which itself contained grey waste water and smelled. The shower block was probably one of the worst we have ever seen. There is only one separate toilet cubicle the other toilet is located in a shower cubicle. A couple of evenings the separate toilet absolutely reeked of urine. I was wretching with the smell. There was black mould above the shower areas. The freezer in the Kampers Kitchen left a lot to be desired. There was black mould all around the seal and it didn't even close properly. It's a pity that they do not make you aware that some pitches are next to a road which is used by lorries and cars from about 5am (my husband is an early riser). Wifi was another problem it is advertised as having 'free site-wide wifi connection' be aware this is not the case. When I asked about the wifi after arriving I was told that the wifi was very slow as they were at the end of the line, (7 km away) and that with everyone on site trying to share 1mb download speed it was very slow. That was the understatement we rarely were able to connect to the Internet. Maybe the problem was we had just left the best campsite in France so this place had a lot to live up to and to be perfectly honest....it didn't. We wouldn't return here again and would not recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Chant d'Oiseau is a collection of ancient buildings gathered together in the heart of the Jardin de France, the Loire Valley. We offer a range of family, and disabled-friendly accommodation to suit all pockets without sacrifice to comfort or quality. Situated close to the major towns of Saumur, Angers and Tours. Weekend breaks, long-term rentals or holiday stays are all welcome here. ... more less