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“Great hotel, great restaurant, great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Les Hautes Roches
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rochecorbon
Certificate of Excellence
Aquitaine, France
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452 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Great hotel, great restaurant, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

First tip ... Get a non-troglodite room in the main building... there are not many but worth it if you can get one.

We had a great corner room on the first floor above reception. It was large with a comfortable bed and good pillows, a large 2-sink bathroom with bath and a really good separate shower and separate loo ... and great free wifi connections (probably not good wifi in outside troglodite rooms). Nice views over Loire. Even some English language TV channels.
The restaurant was faultless ... great food and service and good wine list.
Not inexpensive, but fits the quality of the hotel.
Breakfast was excellent ... when I was asked if I wanted some ham, I expected deli-slices that one usually gets, but what I got was freshly cut ham off the bone. Freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, freshly baked breads, croissants etc., and good coffee.
Easy parking with elevator access to reception and direct to rooms if in the main building.
The staff were exceptionally well trained and customer oriented (unusual for France), from porter to reception to restaurant.
It was so good a stay that we have booked another night for our return journey home

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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648 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Just a three day break to see some chateaux before travelling on to daughter and family who live in France. Great experience, staying in a cave room. Excellent restaurant, with good service and well presented food. Difficulty getting WiFi reception in our room (No.2) but it was OK in the lounge and bar. I am not used to restaurants where dinner is 95 euros (plus drinks) but as a once in a while experience, not too painful. Good restaurants a short drive down the road, where we ate at La Scala one evening. 2 nights we ate at the hotel. Just over £1000 for our three nights. Fair value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Barrie L
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London
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51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

On our way back from the SW of France to the UK and searching for a hotel with parking, dog friendly, and a good restaurant the Hautes Roches is hard to beat. Making advance arrangements was very easy thanks to the charming staff, who welcomed our dog into the hotel and the restaurant. It's perched above the Loire within striking distance of Tours and also the Vouvray vineyards, with most of the rooms hewn into the cliff behind the hotel. They call these "Troglodyte" rooms and they were indeed part cave, but very spacious and ours came with a useful hallway and great views over the river. We dined in the hotel restaurant and had a great meal too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank slinky09
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed here two nights before beginning a biking tour of the Loire Valley. The hotel staff has been extraordinarily welcoming and helpful. We arrived tired off a long over night and train ride and hungry and they sent up a beautiful cheese and sweets plate to hold us til dinner. Dinner was very good (we had only an appetizer the first night) and service very attentive. From the other reviews i read I was wary, but then i had a completely opposite. -- and wonderful -- experience. The room was very pleasantly decorated and clean, with a spa run and a window looking out on the river

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank daegwashdc
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Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed only one night at Les Hautes Roches, but we were made very welcome. We arrived late, and were offered complimentary coffee and tea, much appreciated. Our room, up 34 stairs and in a troglodyte cavern, was spacious, luxurious and very comfortable, and it was lovely to wake the next morning to sunlit views of the Loire. Breakfast was on the pricy side (tends to happen in pricy hotels) but very fresh, with good coffee and tea, and top quality patisserie. It was delightful to be served promptly by a polite waiter, rather than have to jostle around a buffet. We did not visit the restaurant. One grouse - why on earth is there no complimentary bottled water in the room? We expect this in a good hotel.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
98 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night in a cave room. Before the troglodites lived in these caves and it was very unusual to have such accomodation. Room was spacious with nice decoration. There was a beatiful view on Louire river from it. In hotel there is a swimming pool. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anturix
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Additional Information about Les Hautes Roches

Property: Les Hautes Roches
Address: 86 quai de la Loire, 37210 Rochecorbon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Rochecorbon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Rochecorbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Les Hautes Roches 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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