We come to the Rambouillet area frequently to visit my elderly mother and have stayed in all the hotels in the area. Chateau de Jonvilliers is by far the best. It is a lovely small Chateau, in fabulous grounds, filled with beautiful old French furniture and art that has been in the family for generations. Virginie and her American husband Richard simply couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable and to provide information and advice. She made such a fuss of my mother when she came to pay a visit (and have a good look round!). She set up a picnic table in the grounds and my mother was thrilled to bits. There are five charming bedrooms on the top floor - we stayed in the larger Chartres room (really, it's a mini suite) - well worth the ten euros extra. Breakfast is comunal around a large table in the stunning dining room. Virginie makes everyone feel very welcome and ensures that it is a lovely friendly start to the day. It's a hugely upmarket Bed & Breakfast and not a Hotel as such but don't let that worry you unless you absolutely have to have a trouser press. This is SO much nicer than the very dull chain hotels in Rambouillet. The rooms are beautiful and well equipped with lovely bathrooms. Chartres and Rambouillet are nearby and there is a direct ttain service into Paris. We will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located not far from Chartres and half an hour from Versailles, the Château de Jonvilliers is home to two spacious and quiet, self-catering cottages. Nestled in 35 acres of woods and gardens, the cottages sleep six and seven respectively. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Jonvilliers Bed & Breakfast France/Ecrosnes