First of all, I could not find this hotel listed on TripAdvisor because its name is spelled incorrectly here: it should be Hotel le Boeuf Couronne...not du Boeuf Couronne.
I found this little gem though Rick Steves' France book. I expected it to be a vintagey French-style hotel, but our charming room was very contemporary with an entirely slick, new modern bathroom. It was all very tiny, of course, but nice and new and clean. "Petit dejeuner" was an additional reasonable charge each morning. Without exception, the staff was friendly and accommodating, and I was impressed that we were not required to make a deposit for our reservation although it was made months in advance from the US. The room rate was very reasonable, as well. We'd stay here again if we return to Chartres.
The only hitch was figuring out where to park when we arrived as the street is marked as one way in both directions. After registration we were directed to an underground parking garage nearby. The hotel entrance area is undergoing renovations but it was not inconvenient.
The hotel's location is perfect. We were in Chartres for the cathedral and voila! We could see it across the street from the hotel, just a short walk away. Nearby were several good restaurants and the TI. We attended Sunday morning's Gregorian Mass and climbed the cathedral tower for a dizzy view of the city, and also enjoyed the evening light show on the cathedral, the stained glass museum, and the walking tour of old Chartres.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Le Boeuf Couronné" is a traditonal downtown hotel located since 1954 in the heart of the city of Chartres. The hotel is affiliated to the Logis de France's chain and features 17 rooms all decorated differently. "L'Amphitryon", the restaurant is proposing a traditional french Cuisine served also on the summer terrace with a view on the flamboyant Cathedral of Chartres. Family dinners, business meetings and groups are welcomed with pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Boeuf Couronne Hotel Chartres
- Du Boeuf Couronne Chartres