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“Lovely place, really friendly staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Diderot
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place, really friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

Really lovely place to stay. The most welcoming and friendy staff. Our room ( at pavillion) was quite basic but clean and cosy. Exellent value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Piaggio200
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

I had an older room on the top floor, street side. Bed with French bolster pillow was not comfortable. Noise from window, especially from motorcycles, made it difficult to sleep. Not particularly friendly staff: Example: Would not change a 20 euro note for me and didn't seem to care. No computer for guests. Homemade jams for breakfast were very good. After reading the reviews here, I was disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MeredithMN
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

Picking Chinon as a stop over on route to Le Harve heading home, this delightful hotel lives up to the reviews. The courtyard setting is great for breakfast or a pre dinner drink in the evening sun before walking to the delightful town square for a meal (very reasonable drink prices too). A friendly atmosphere with light bustle really makes you feel at ease straight away. Good hosts - typical of a very well run family establishment. Book direct with the hotel - they may have rooms available even if other sites say they are booked! Stay more than one night if you can to really get into the flow.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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2 Thank DanR2011
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Auckland
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84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Delightful, charming hotel with great hosts. The rooms are being redone so if you would like one of the new beautifully decorated rooms do ask. In our party of two couples we had a fairly scruffy room and our friends a redecorated room with much better bathroom.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SorrelliAuckland
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Shaftesbury
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

Liz and I came across this place while browsing through the budget/medium-priced hotels in Chinon, and thought it looked too good to be true. However, the reviews were almost unanimously enthusiastic, so we booked straight away and kept our fingers crossed! We weren't disappointed. What a delightful experience - like staying at a family's rather grand town house (which it is) rather than a commercial hotel. You may not get the hi-tech finishing touches which come as standard in bigger hotels, but you get a friendly, more intimate experience which more than makes up for any shortcomings. For instance, the breakfast choices may be limited, but there seems to be an unlimited choice of home-made jams. Do be aware, however, that your alfresco breakfast can be very attractive to the local wasps, so better to stay indoors!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 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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2 Thank DavidShaftesbury
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

We were with the Rick Steves tour group so I'm sure that it had some influence on our service, BUT, I think they treat all their guest with the same care.......greeted us with a smile, showed us to our rooms, which were clean, bight and airy. Very quiet, in fact, they asked if we returned after 10pm, we do so through the guest door in the back of the hotel and please be quiet....

If Laurent is hosting a wine tasting get together, Don't miss it, it was one of our highlights of the trip.....

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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1 Thank di30328
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

We have stayed here for the past two years.We receive a warm welcome and immaculate service. The breakfast is memorable with an amazing array of home made jams.
Dinner at the L'Oceanic Restaurant nearby rounds off a perfect stay.
We look forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 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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2 Thank iangordon76
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Property: Hotel Diderot
Address: 4 rue de Buffon, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Diderot 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Hotel Diderot is famous for its marvelous breakfasts, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice. Close to the fireplace in autumn, or on the shaded terrace as soon as the warm weather arrives, the first meal of the day must be as unforgettable as the night that preceded it. Gluten-free breakfast available on request. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a " tourangelle " residence, in the land of Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Diderot Hotel Chinon
Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley

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