We love TripAdvisor and use the site regularly, but in our opinion, reviewers have missed the mark on this one. We booked a 300Euro a night Troglodyte room, number 9, for 5 nights, thinking it would be a good home base from which to discover the Loire region. As we approached the hotel, we were holding our breath as we looked around at the row of hotels on the busy roadway. The reception is tiny and uninviting, furthering our concern about the place. Then we were shown to our room. The "cave" walls look like flocking on a Christmas tree, or perhaps a heavy popcorn ceiling......everywhere. The lighting is poor, which may enhance the "cave-like" feeling, but it isn't practical for anything like reading. The furnishings are dated, very dated, and in fact I wasn't comfortable sitting on the bed covering because I wondered how clean it could be after so many years. There is even a brown shag area rug.....need I say more? The bathroom smelled slightly of urine and there is no shower, only a tub with a hand sprayer. We literally sat down immediately to our computers to find another hotel because it was clear to both of us we were not staying in that depressing den for 5 nights. As a side note, wifi is spotty and I had to hang my head out the window, on a rainy evening, for proper phone reception. With the help of our tour guides who we will review later, we found Domaine de La Tortiniere, where we are happily staying now. After booking at La Tortiniere for the following 4 nights, we went to reception to let the gentleman there know our plans. Although initially defensive, I have to give the them credit in the end for letting us check out the next morning without threat of further penalty. We did have dinner at Les Haute Roches that night, mostly because we felt bad about the situation, and as I said, it was pouring outside so we weren't keen on venturing out. The dinner was surprisingly good, although VERY pricy. The dining room is as dated as the room, but the service and the food were more than adequate. After a restless night on a very uncomfortable, soft mattress, we were off to our next destination early the next morning with a $686.60 hotel bill for our trouble. We felt it was important to post this review to save other travelers the experience we had. Our advise, move on....DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO STAYING HERE! This place is nothing more than bad kitsch.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Priceline, World Independent Hotel Promotion, Odigeo and Evoline ltd so you can book your Les Hautes Roches reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Les Hautes Roches Rochecorbon, France - Loire Valley