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Novotel Amboise
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Amboise
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stayed here 2 nights in mid August as part of Cosmos tour. The room was very nice, reasonably large, with a lovely bathroom. There was a good sized, comfortable sofa that we could sit on instead of having to sit on the bed to read etc. Desk area with chair was very useful. No tea & coffee making facilities, but this seems to be the norm in France. Bar fridge was locked and you have to get a key from Reception - we didn't bother as we only wanted to use it to keep our water bottles cold. Room was very clean. Our room overlooked a car park, but not every room can have the pool view after all. The hotel has a beautiful pool and pool area and the common areas are nicely decorated and maintained. Without a car it is not easy to get anywhere from the hotel, but this was not an issue for us. The included dinner was okay - bit bland and unappetising overall. Who serves soggy hash browns with chicken as the main for dinner? Breakfast was okay and fairly typical for tour breakfasts. Wifi was free, always a good thing, but a bit temperamental. All the staff we had contact with were friendly and helpful.

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Elmira, NY
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Part of a bus tour so we weren't expecting any more than just a place to crash - but we were pleased with the room, the bar, the breakfast. The common areas overlook a swimming pool and open countryside.

You are sort of captive here without a car since there is nothing nearby.That's OK since they have a full restaurant and bar.

Our room was about halfway down the -1 flood and give us a view of the swimming pool. Comfortable, quiet and somepleace we would consider staying at again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Our family regularly stays in Novotels because of the 'family focused' nature of the chain. Sadly, this one is known to my children as 'the hotel with the rude lady' because of how they were treated when asking for help with the lobby pool table. The lady came to help them after rolling her eyes, sighing loudly and mumbling under her breath. When she got it working, she gave them a 'look' (not knowing I had come over to help) that scared even me. And if this was the only issue, I would feel sorry for her, but we had similar issues (not as blatant) in the restaurant and bar, unfortunately. Definitely a 'below expectations' trip for us. If we return to Amboise, we will definitely NOT choose Novotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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wpoma, Directeur général at Novotel Amboise, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Mrs,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Amboise.
I have taken note of your comments with regard to attitude and conduct of particular members of the hotel staff, and I can understand your disappointment.
I am sincerely sorry about the situation which you lived.
All the department heads will be informed about your observations.
The quality of the service must be irreproachable in any event.
The satisfaction of our guests is of paramount importance and I hope we will soon have the pleasure of welcoming you again to one of our Novotel hotels.
Thank you once again for your time in telling us about your stay, thus helping us to serve you better.
Yours sincerely,
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed here en route from Spain to Brussels. It´s quite handy for the motorway, offers free on site parking also has a very nice location for some castle spotting in the Loire valley. Room was the usual Novotel standard. Maybe not quite 4 stars but clean and comfortable. Restaurant very nice both for dinner and breakfast. Good food and friendly (incl. child friendly) staff. Beautiful views from the hotel. Can absolutely be recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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san luis obispo, ca
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is a very nice 3 star hotel at the edge of Amboise. It is about a mile from the center of town. The rooms are large, modern, and very clean. The restaurant is good, with a business client focus. The bedding was very good and comfortable. It appeared to be a regional business hotel with several conferences and tour buses parked in the free parking lot. Free wi-fi worked well. The front desk staff spoke English well and were helpful printing out train tickets. The restaurant staff was less English proficient but helpful. We were on a bus tour so can't comment on pricing. A very good choice if you are on a road trip through France, but it is not near the train station.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Although it is a bit outside of town, its a great place to stay for families. The pool was great - there miniature golf and a ping pong table. The room was fine for 4 and we enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast was also quite good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Our family of four stayed overnight en route to South West France and enjoyed a cool and quiet night's sleep due to the room's large opening window and the hotel's edge of town location. The pool and the mini golf were very welcome after a long journey and the view across to the chateau was lovely. The bar prices were eye-wateringly high though so we headed to town (20 mins downhill) and found a lovely little pizza place La Cene at the bottom. After, we wandered in to town proper for a look at the chateau and the river then it was back up the hill which seemed shorter to those on the right side of a pitcher of rose but longer for others. So, good for sleeping and winding down but eat and drink elsewhere.

Room Tip: by chance we had a lovely view towards the chateau and away from the car park - North side
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Novotel Amboise
Address: 17 rue des Sablonnieres, 37400, Amboise, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Amboise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amboise
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amboise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Amboise 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern, spacious an comfortable rooms have been designed to accommodate your wishes, regardless of the reason for your stay, so that you can relax (bathtub or separate shower, comfortable sofa, flat screen television, etc...) or work (Free WIFI connection, pivoting desk, etc...). ... more   less 
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