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Hotel Diderot
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The three-night stay at Hotel Diderot in Chinon was the highlight of our three-week trip in France.
This is a beautiful small hotel in a lovely town. Laurent, his sisters, and their staff are all so caring.
We enjoyed our nice room, delicious breakfast, and all the restaurants that Laurent recommended!

On the morning we need to check out and catch the train, there was some kind of activities in town. We were not able to get a taxi, and one of the lovely ladies in the office drove her car to bring us to the train station! How cool/warm is that!!! (By the way, the train station is a easy 10 minutes walk from Hotel Diderot. With heavy luggages, you might need a taxi ride.)

Before this trip, We never heard of Chinon. Now thanks to everyone at Hotel Diderot, we promised ourselves that we will be back soon.

Room Tip: We stayed downstairs in room 20, at the end of the building. It's beautifully decorated, and qu...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MichaelAndLilly
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Hello MichaelandLilly,
You did not know the small town of Chinon before coming here, you have been impressed by the beauty of the site, quality of life and our home.
You can imagine that we are all proud to participate in the success of your stay .
Indeed it is here in Chinon that we are all born, we are so easy to share this little place of paradise with you.
We are pleased to appoint you as Ambassador of Chinon, and official representative of the Hotel Diderot.
Martine, Françoise et Laurent

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed two nights and had a lovely time. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful and it is clear they love running this hotel. The rooms are very well appointed and quiet. You can park your car and easily walk into town each evening for dinner. The breakfast is lovely. The only trick was finding the hotel. We will definitely stay again and will also carry fond memories of our visit here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank cincymom5
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Bonjour Cincymom5
It is very pleasant to start the day by reading your very nice comment.
Yes we love our work, because this is our life,
Yes we love receive our customers it is our way to travel!
Yes and yes we will be happy to receive you again, and all the nice customers who day after day, sharing our house.
Your host
Laurent

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

These are the things we liked about this hotel:
1 . It is very close to the town centre so you can walk and have a drink with your evening meal and yet the hotel is as quiet as being in the countryside.
2. We stayed in room 20, this was a lovely room with comfortable bed, good shower and two sinks!
3. Really good wifi, no walking around trying to get a reception!
4. Loved trying all the jams for breakfast.
5. Did not have to worry about our bikes being safe as the hotel gates are locked at night.
6. Laurent and staff were all very keen to please and helpful.
Things we did not like:
Can't think of one thing we did not like!!!!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Bonsoir Zipperhead2003,
This is tine for me now, to define the reasons why I love to wake up every morning!
I agree with the 6 points you liked ! but I must add : the kindness of our visiting customers !
thank you for choosing us, thank you for your so nice comment!
Best regards
Laurent and all the magic team !

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here for just one night. Arrived late with no booking and got the last room in an annex at the back. The room wasn't fancy, but was clean, quiet and very good value. I think the rooms in the main building are more modern, but we were happy with our accommodation. The location is very convenient for walking into the town centre for dinner.

Breakfast next morning was wonderful; good coffee and juice and a beautiful selection of breads and pastries. Plus 50 odd varieties of home made jam - my only regret was not being able to fit more in! We sat in the sunshine on the flower filled terrace in front of the hotel. One of those mornings that stays in your memory.

All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank BernieHC
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Bonjour bernieHC,
When you come to Chinon, you apreciated our beautiful city and like our hotel was full, you had chosen our last room in the annex. Thank you for your trust and your nice comment, which helps to inform travelers.
  We are proud that your breakfast, especially served on the terrace, and 50 kinds of jams, will remain in your memory.
Please, give my regards to the nice city of Perth.
Best regards from sunny Chinon.
Your host
Laurent

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Hôtel Diderot ranks among the nicest places I ever have stayed. "Clean and comfortable" could describe almost any U.S. chain hotel, but Diderot is far better. The owners/managers are incredibly nice and helpful, the setting is convenient and access to it by car or foot is easy, and breakfast in the common room (the weather was cool while we were there, and an open fire was burning in the fireplace) was excellent. My only regret is that we did not allocate more of our time in France for a longer stay in Chinon and at Hôtel Diderot. We hope to return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Chère Ami de la Pennsylvanie,
It is always difficult to organize the trip from the other side of the planette, even if Internet facilitates things.
Now that you've tasted in this beautiful part of the Loire Valley, we will be proud of your returns.
Of course, we will keep, which makes the richness of this home : You and the kindness of all our visitors !
Best regards
Laurent

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Lovely hotel and would certainly stay again. Breakfast is excellent & somewhat unique with up to 50 varieties of jam. It would be great if a set dinner could be offered as there would be plenty of takers. Very comfortable rooms & beds and modern bathrooms. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: For families with older children ask for adjoining rooms in adjacent block - rooms 22/23 would fit t...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Merci beaucoup Georges,
This is another greedy, who gets caught in the game of tasting !
While the reputation of our breakfast "à la Française" is established, but you enjoyed all the rest and we are happy.
So it is with pleasure that I share with my staff your comment.
Alors à bientôt
Laurent

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

On Friday April 11th, we stayed at the Hotel Diderot in Chinon with 7 people including two kids. Our time was perfect, the reception from the start and the hospitality was exceptional. we arrived late and the staff was able to make a reservation for dinner and old a table for us. The owner make his own fruit jam for breakfast, unbelievable. I will recommend this hotel also for their rates and quality of the room. All bathroom in the rooms are completely new and perfectly remolded. This is the best experience we had in our trip this year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Franck K
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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Bonjour Franck,
Delighted to have replied to your expectations, and how not to take pleasure in welcoming such a nice family.
I hope you will not wait 10 years to come back to see your favorite winemakers.
Greeting to all your family.
Best regards
Laurent, Martine et Francoise.

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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: £66 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Diderot 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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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Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley

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