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Bellevue
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Amboise
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed 7 January 2009

This hotel was nice and comfortable. It’s located within walking distance of shops, the Amboise chateaux and the former home of Leonardo daVinci. There are several eating places within proximity of the hotel. Also, as far as price, I believe that the hotel is a good value. It has has a lot of charm and character as well. Plus, the staff was very nice.

The room was moderately furnished and somewhat larger than I expected. The bed wasn’t so great. It was lumpy. I think the comforter needed cleaning. Overall, the room was decent, but no air conditioning. During the day, my room was very warm. However, the weather was cool at night so that made conditions bearable. Unfortunately, my room was located close to a street light so bugs would fly in while the window was open. Also, since I have allergies, the mold on the roof ledge didn’t help. I spent as little time as possible indoors. There was some mold and mildew in the shower, but not as much as I have seen in other hotels in France. All things considered, none of this was a deal breaker.

The dining room and lobby are really nice. The lobby is a nice place to sit, read and people watch.

My experience was pleasant. It was okay. I recommend this hotel if you can deal with no air conditioning. I think the hotel is considered three stars. It wasn’t bad at all.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No air-conditioning and mold
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2008

We were travelling along the road north of the Loire heading for the Campanile in Blois, & spotted Amboise over the river. It looked a pretty and interesting old town so we decided that it might be a good place to spend the night instead. We checked the Rough Guide & the Belle Vue seemed what we wanted, so just booked ourselves in (not normally a problem anywhere in this area in late September).

The staff were very helpful although their English was not strong; but with my limited French we got by very well. We had a delightful room; quite large, with a communal terrace looking over the river and the bridge. We ate at one of the many restaurants just around the corner near the castle/chateau.

Breakfast was good and the final bill was less than we would have paid in a Campanile whilst the ambience and location of Le Belle Vue was far better.

I really cannot understand the previous review!

  • Liked — location general ambience
  • Disliked — We were lucky but the on-street parking might be a problem.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2008

Terrible experience at Hotel Bellevue, Amboise in 8/08. Hotel management was rude and unreasonable. Hospitality is non-existent at this hotel. Breakfast is lame. Posted rates differed from those charged. Room was dumpy. Location was close to castle and limited restuarant selection, but was not worth the hastle at this hotel. Would not recommend to anyone! In fact, Amboise was not really worth it. I would go some place else in the valley. Rick Steve's recommends this hotel - We would not recommend to anyone. Stay someplace else!

  • Liked — Location to Castle
  • Disliked — Everything Else!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2008

Hotel Bellevue is a well-maintained older building sitting near the base of the Chateau d'Amboise. It's not too far from the main boulevard in town but just far enough away for quiet evenings. It is also easy to get to - about two blocks or so and over the bridge from the train station.

The rooms are a decent size and the ones on the front of the building have a great view of the Loire River - excellent for watching sunsets. Breakfast was included and available every morning in a quaint dining room. There's no restaurant in the hotel but that wasn't a problem since there are plenty of restaurant choices within a short walking distance. The staff was very kind and helpful as well.

  • Liked — Location (Close to Chateau/River/Restaurants, Friendly Staff
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Traveler_K13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2008

This is an excellent hotel in the center of Amboise. We stayed there for 8 days while viewing the chateaux in the Loire Valley and loved it. Lots of things to recommend about the hotel: excellent central location, very friendly and helpful staff who all spoke english, nice clean rooms with great views of the sunset if you get a terrace room, buffet breakfast is excellent value, and free parking on the street outside the hotel.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everyone!

  • Liked — Fantastic location and staff
  • Disliked — no wifi
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank nzcam
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Scotland
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59 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2007

We have kept coming back to the Belle Vue over the years because of its location. You can see the Loire from the rooms at the front, and you are a short walk from the Chateau.
The Belle Vue is a lovely old building, maintained to a high standard. There is an attractive breakfast room with a varied choice of food.
Reception CAN on occasions be a bit gruff.

  • Liked — Close to Chateau, River Loire, restaurants
  • Stayed September 2007
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2 Thank Hamble
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Frankfurt, Germany
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2007

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the hotel is very close to the castle, very nice loby
and the room was warm and lovely- very good price

  • Stayed October 2003, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bellevue
Address: 12 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Amboise
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Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Amboise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellevue 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel bellevue is located to the historical center of amboise.very closed from the castle's entrance and near leonard de vinci house. americans,english,australians andalso italians a are enjoyed to stay at our hotel. all new clients are welcome at our hotel. ... more   less 
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