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BEST WESTERN Hotel de France
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Bucharest, Romania
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Stayed one night in this hotel in our Loire Valey trip. The buiding is old but the hotel is very cozy, well decorated. We have a double room at second floor and it was challenging to reach it for the first time because inside the hotel is kind of a labyrinth, but it was fun. The room was medium size, very clean and from the window we may see the square in front of the hotel.
The breakfast was good, included in the room price.
The hotel is very well located in the middle of the old town, near the castel in a very pleasant area full of restaurants. On the back side of the hotel there is a car parking place and an elevator to the castle.
Very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank blue2k8
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Friendly staff, comfortable room and facilities, great location at the heart of the beautiful old city of Chinon. The hotel does have parking which is secure, private and free, but it is relatively small (which is why, I suspect, the hotel does not advertise it).

Nice breakfast (yoghurts, cereal, Danishes, ham, cheese, fresh bread, boiled eggs, orange and apple juice, jams, cakes, coffee, tea etc).

Many restaurants, we learnt, are shut on Sundays and Mondays; the lovely receptionist booked us a table at a 3 Michelin forks restaurant (Les Annees 30) which was open. Nice “gastronomic” food as referred to by the French.

I would definitely stay there again, nice, clean and perfect location.

Note:
No lift in the hotel and there are no ground floor rooms.
None of the hotels we stayed in (both Dordogne and Loire) provided nor iron neither a kettle.

Room Tip: First floor - less stairs to climb (no lift)
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LondonTraveller848
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Sydney
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67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We really enjoyed a recent visit to Chinon, and our stay at he Hotel de France certainly contributed. We had a lovely room with a Juliet balcony overlooking a lovely, leafy square. The room had recently been refurbished; the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was large and had particularly wonderful shower. Amenities were very good and wifi was fast. The breakfast room was bright and cheerful and the food offering was very good. The staff was very friendly and always smiling. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank modenn
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indianapolis
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Chinon is a wonderful little town , and the hotel proved to be quite nice. As location is everything, it is perfectly situated on the square Charles de Gaulle. We requested and received a second floor room overlooking the square with balcony. Excellent . The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Overall a very nice stay.

Room Tip: Your choices are the square or the courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cs18
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Hotel situated in the centre of Chinon. Very good value with well appointed rooms and excellent breakfast included in the price of the room.
Lovely open air restaurants just outside the door with good seafood.
I unfortunately left my Kindle in the bedroom and this arrived at my home within three days - merci!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sheila M
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Ibiza
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88 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Well, what can I say to add to the previous comments about the quality of the staff here? I had the pleasure of dealing with Sandra, who overcame all my problems without losing her smile, with consummate professionalism but also with a nice personal touch. My mother was feeling under the weather but their suite was the perfect place to recover with the car safely in the private garage. Excellent walks from their central location and all in all a perfect stay, thank you Sandra.

Room Tip: 30 is a great suite but no views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank roadtripbob
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Queensland, Australia
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97 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Excellent in every way- location, comfort, and staff. Chinon is a lovely historic town and this hotel was built in 1577 so has wonderful architecture. The rooms have been modernised and ours had every comfort and a view of the old castle. The staff were exceptional- Rachel even drove us to see the confluence of the Loire as we did not have a car- service beyond the call of duty, which we greatly appreciated- all the staff were lovely and very helpful.Breakfast excellent too.

Room Tip: Castle views from front rooms, but some noise from the square, mainly during the day.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ozrob63
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel de France
Address: 47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel de France 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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