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“Grand Old Posthouse Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Grand Monarque

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Le Grand Monarque
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Azay-le-Rideau
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“Grand Old Posthouse Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed at the Grand Monarque for three days with a bike group of 21 people. Everyone was happy with their room,food and service during our stay. The owner was visible working from dawn to dusk to see that our every need was met. We had a fabulous dinner there! San Diego Council of Ski Clubs bike group highly recommends this hotel to everyone.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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St. John, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Our visit for 2 nights was very much at the end of the season & the hotel was quiet. On arrival it has a classy feel and we were made welcome by the friendly, helpful reception staff. Our room was large, comfortable, clean, delightfully in keeping with the history of the rest of the building, and our only criticism was that there could have been better lighting in a room with lovely rustic old windows. Dinner was in a large dining room which was quiet given the time of year, and our meal of rabbit & guineafoul was absolutely excellent, with 'wow' factor flavours often missing in much posher restaurants. However on the second night we found that the somewhat restricted menu had not changed, no doubt due to the quiet time of year, so we reluctantly ate elsewhere. Breakfast was well above average, with ample supplies of everything despite the small clientele.

The location is really good, in the centre of this delightful town, a short walk to the famous Azay-le-Rideau chateau, and convenient for driving to other Chateaux & sights. Private parking is available. All in all this is a highly desirable place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
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163 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

An 18 century Post House in the lovely town of Azay-le-Rideau. Excellent location in the heart of town. Our spacious room had all the comforts. Queen bed was quite comfortable. Modern bathroom with nice toiletries. Breakfast a bit pricey and not very tasty. Restaurant with limited choices. Staff, very attentive. Private parking on site, quite reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a cute little town, where the main attraction is the chateau.

This hotel looks very pretty from the outside, it has a beautiful courtyard, and nice lobby. Our room was on the third floor, and maybe the decor is a bit out of date up there, but it was still very clean and airy. We had a large room, but the furniture was a bit worn and mismatched a bit.

The wifi did not work in our room, and the staff worked very hard to get it working for us.

The breakfast was really good, and the hotel was clean and comfortable. They had a nice place for us to keep our bikes. The staff was very nice and always tried to be helpful.

I would stay there again if I came by this area in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

This hotel is a haven of calm relaxation and quality, perfectly placed over looking the town and close to the main car park. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, our room was clean, comfortable and well appointed.
A Quality experience in a divine location, walking distance to the famous chateau and all town amenities.
Well worth a visit and good value for money

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

My wife and I stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights in July. The staff were really pleasant and helpful.They gave us plenty of information and advise and showed us to our room, even helping with the bags.We were given a full run down on room facilities and controls.
Dinner served outside in the courtyard was very good as was the service.
Breakfast was average hotel fare.
We found the whole place to be clean and well maintained and good value for money

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Lovely hotel with exceptional service. We booked only a day or 2 ahead for an overnight stay on the way to Le Havre. The man on reception was charming and very helpful, telling us about the local area and carrying our bags to the top floor room. The room was a family attic room, really clean and comfortable, with a fabulous ( possibly brand new ) bathroom. They provided secure parking for our car and trailer. The added bonus was the outstanding dinner served outside in the courtyard. The food was sublime and the waitress advised us on which wines to choose for each course - the service was amazing. Thanks for a lovely end to our holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Le Grand Monarque

Property: Le Grand Monarque
Address: 1 rue du Chateau, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Azay-le-Rideau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Azay-le-Rideau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Grand Monarque 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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