I booked Hotel Le Manoir les Minimes for two nights for a quiet weekend getaway. It was 100% perfect. The Hotel is located just off the main square and set beneath the stunning Château d'Amboise. The Staff really could not do enough. I booked on their online booking engine and within minutes received a personal note confirming my reservation. I sent a couple emails with various requests prior to my stay for dinner reservations and bike hire and every time they were replied to within minutes. The customer service was spectacular. We stayed in the Rose-tree Pavilion and can recommend the classic room even though it is there lead-in category, as you are in Loire for the Chateau's, wine, stunning country side and a good night’s sleep. So for only 122 Euro the room was perfect. The only suggestion is to stay on room only basis and venture into town for breakfast as you will get better value for the 13 Euro charged at the hotel. No saying that the Breakfast was a disappointment but there is more choice in town for the same spend.
The restaurants in Amboise are small and intimate so dinner reservations are recommended. But the food and wine is excellent. The L'Epicerie is great for a more relaxed evening and the boeuf tournedos was out of this world. However the highlight of the trip was Les Pavillon des Lys. We opted for the 8 course set and were blown away with the cuisine. A Real Treat with superb staff again.
I would also recommend hiring bikes to explore the region, though a good level of fitness is needed as the route to Château de Chenonceau is rather hilly.
Thank you to the team at Le Manoir les Minimes for making our weekend break very memorable.
It was as said before 100% perfect.
Simon and Belinda
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This authentic 18th century Manor house was built on the foundations of the ancient medieval Monastery des Minimes and is situated in proximity of the old town. It is the ideal place from which to explore the chateaux and vineyards of Loire Valley. The selected stopping place offers its visitors comfort "a la francaise", a harmonious blend of sophistication and intimacy, whilst affording glorious views of the Chateau Royal d'Amboise and the river Loire. Air-conditioned rooms. No restaurant. Private enclosed parking ... more less
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