We ended up at Le Vieux Manoir by mistake, thinking another B & B had been booked. Things happen for a reason! We knew the moment that Gloria and Bob greeted us with a glass of wine, and sat down and talked with us that we were at the right place. This experience turned out to be the highlight of our entire 22 day trip. Gloria and Bob are perfect hosts, and delighted us with their stories and made our time there so special with all of their recommendations...all of which we took, and turned out to be great experiences. Gloria should write a travel guide! Oh my, the food...from the amazing breakfasts in the beautiful garden room (the fresh bread was so delicious, that I still crave it), to the memorable lunches and dinners which Gloria made reservations for. The Manoir has truly been a labor of love, and was a home away from home, as we were made to feel so welcome. The location was very quiet and peaceful, but just a few blocks from the Chateau, shopping and restaurants. The rooms were so comfortable, and nicely decorated, all with different themes. We look forward to returning to Amboise, and will definately be staying at Le Vieux Manor, but this time it will be intentional.
- 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