My husband and I spent the nights of October 3-4, 2013 in the De Portail "gatehouse". My expectations were exceeded! The property is so very lovely that the online photos can't possibly do it justice. The little house was beautiful and very comfortable complete with a well equipped kitchen. A bottle of wine was waiting for us in the fridge and Bob brought us delicious croissants for breakfast complete with butter, jam, juice and fromage. Gloria is very helpful in suggesting which chateaus to visit and is happy to recommend great restaurants and make reservations for you. Bob and Gloria are perfect hosts! I would most definitely go back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time into Le Vieux Manoir, an enchanting 18th century mansion, completely restored in 1999 by an American couple, hidden in the heart of Amboise, a historic village with a celebrated Royal Chateau. The Manoir grounds are surrounded by ancient stonewalls that enclose the exquisite gardens and private secured parking for guests and create a warm and private world. Within a short stroll are over 30 restaurants and numerous charming shops. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Vieux Manoir Hotel Amboise