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Le Lion d'Or
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My son and I stayed here and found it to be a pleasant, clean and affordable place. The markets were right outside the front door in the morning which was fine because there were a lot of happy people around. The room was typically 2 star - you would kill your cat if you tried to swing it here, especially in the shower. Pardon my French but if your butt is more than one axe handle wide you should choose another establishment. The breakfast was better than usual with a healthy muesli instead of coco pops. Hey, you get what you pay for and this is a 2 star place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Icanno find this on trip adviser as a seseparate restaurant but it is open to non residents. The food and service is exceptionally high. The service is also above average. Most other eating places in chinnon are average but not this place

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

we stayed for four nights and had a lovely time, even though the bed was mighty soft.
we were in an attic room on the top floor but was adequate. Had bath and shower over. Food ok considering they were catering for so many, breakfast plentiful.

staff were very friendly and helpful, good English.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stopped here for lunch. It was very good with attentive service and well presented and cooked food. Most of our party of eight had the €11.50 standard menu with the plat du jour which was excellent. Decor clean and tidy, fairly traditional French but that's the establishment style. Good value. No regrets about choosing it. It was full of locals when we went on a Wednesday lunchtime.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Clive C
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Stayed for one night in a second floor family room (2 adults and 2 children).
The room was spacious, clean and looked nice.
But, it is located in the second floor with no elevator so we had to carry the luggage up which was not nice (specifically asked for a low floor in the reservation which the hotel disregarded completely).
The main problem was that the room had one small window int the parents bedroom and one tiny window in the kids bedroom. There was no cooling system and there was no air in the room. In the evening it was really hot and the windows did not bring any air into the room even when the temperature dropped outside.
This lack of ventilation in the room made it really unpleasant which is a pity since it is a nice room. Probably a better stay but NOT in the summer time!
Reasonably priced if the above situation is fixed, otherwise do not bother.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Ohad G
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We had one nights stay here on our way back from the south. The place was adequate and ok for an overnight stop, with free parking opposite in a public car park. The room was large although accessed from stone steps at the back of the hotel which were problematic when wet and steep up to the second floor with only one hand rail. The room was clean and comfortable and free wifi was available. The breakfast the next day was limited with cheese, rolls and pastries, no ham, and a small selection of cereals and fruit not quite on a par with previous places and the glasses although clean were water marked, the coffee was adequate but not the best I've tasted, but that is a personal choice. It was only for one night and reasonably priced

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Debi R
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Its OK. One possibly two nights but despite the hotel being very quiet I was put in a back room overlooking a back yard,storage place.
For some reason the stairs (stone) were soaking wet and slippery as was the handrail, ok it was damp outside but surely not inside?
I wouldnt go back to this hotel although at breakfast there was a change of staff and much friendlier.
Its a fabulous place Chinon and I wouldnt want to put you off from visting. Great wine too.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Jonathan N
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Address: 10 Place Jeanne D Arc, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Price Range: £65 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Lion d'Or 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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