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“A Little Treasure”
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La Boule d'Or
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Little Treasure”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a little gem of a place. I had the feeling there used to be more rooms but now there are just 4. They are extremely clean, the bathrooms particularly - which is what you want. Basically but perfectly adequately furnished. From the picture I thought it was by the river and was hoping for a river view but it's in a little street parallel to the river so just a stone's throw away. I think a more modern telly would be nice, and not quite so high up the wall, but it's not important. Also, a kettle and some tea and coffee etc is something that seems to have gone from some French hotels which is a shame. The restaurant downstairs has fabulous traditional fine French food. We thought it was overpriced but on peering at menus in other restaurants it was comparable. The breakfast was overpriced I think, and had it not been raining when we arrived we might not have opted to have it. However, all in all a place to watch out for and Chinon is a beautiful little town.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel last week. The bedrooms were large and spotless as was the modern bathroom.The hotel is being renovated but this did not spoil our stay.
The restaurant offered a varied menue with considerable choice.We found that the presentation was imaginative and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners on both nights.The wine list offered a great choice of Loire wines at reasonable prices but some half bottles of sparkling Loire would would have been welcome to have as an aperitif !
We found the staff friendly and welcoming.The only drawback was the need to park on the main road a few yards away

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This restaurant situated in the beautiful town of Chinon is good, its not cheap but for some reason my main course of a casserole of pork was very very salty.
For myself I like well seasoned food but this was on the point of being over the top.
I certainly didnt complain but I know of some who might but in general a really enjoyed this place and am quite able to forgive this slight error.
The service was impeccable.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

This hotel offered real value for money in terms of both accommodation and food. The bedrooms were spacious and spotlessly clean, and the en-suite bathrooms were of a similarly high standard. The service was friendly, personal and accommodating without being in any way over obtrusive or pushy. The restaurant offers a wide variety of local specialties, and the plate of charcuterie, which comes impressively served on a wooden board resembling a guillotine, was particularly impressive. There were two teenagers and two adults in our group and we all really liked the place and its location, which is right in the centre of Chinon. We paid no advance deposit, were greeted on arrival, and settled the very reasonable bill as we were laving four days later. .

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2008

This hotel was just OK. I was not impressed by the security. All the room keys hung at reception where anyone could just lift one and go up to any room! The lady at reception was quite stern. She insisted that I pay up front.

The room was just OK, a bit drab and run down looking - no shower curtain and not the cleanest.

When we wanted to dine, the lady who ran the place said we could only eat if we eat immediatly - ie: no time for shower!

I agreed, but she then hung over me and tapped her watch, while I was choosing my meal. I was taken aback - I told her not to push me - she was very rude. For the first time in my life I walked out of a restaurant. Thankfully we found a very nice Italian place.

I would not recommend this hotel - unless there is nowhere else to get a room !

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  • Disliked — Arrogant staff
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 July 2007

We stayed at La boule d’or in Chinon May 2007 for one night for around 55-65 euro. The hotel is a Logis de France.

Our experience was very different from the other reviewer’s – the hotel must have been fixed up since. Our room was very clean and newly renovated to a relatively high standard for a two star. Although nothing special our room was pleasant enough. Despite the fact that the lobby of the hotel is situated on a busy street, the hotel is spread over several joint buildings and our room was on a quiet side street.

However there was one unpleasant detail: the mattress cover had a layer of protective plastic sown into it. Very hygienic, granted, however sleeping on top of it is hot and uncomfortable.

We ate at the hotel’s restaurant: menu terroir at good quality with friendly service.

  • Liked — Close to the old town
  • Disliked — Plastic sheets
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Boule d'Or
Address: 21.23, rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — La Boule d'Or 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover La Boule d'Or located in Chinon , Indre & Loire, Centre region, France. S rooms are comfortable, quality service and a restoration of choice. Click here to discover our offers and our services . Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You want to spend a pleasant stay in Touraine, visit the town of Chinon, sleep, eat, spend a weekend end.Cette beautiful throne step or the castle of Chinon , surrounded by vineyards, will surprise you with its relaxed lifestyle. The richness of the soil in Chinon surprise you: vineyards, castles, mansions, river, forest, Champignonieres, Soaps, Cheese. Activities around the town of Chinon are also numerous: Hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, tennis, balloons, Acrobranche , Adventure park , quad, electric bicycle, visit wineries, tasting wines of Chinon . Located in the heart of the Loire Valley , Centre region, the cradle of castles, World Heritage Site by Unesco. In this beautiful medieval city, Chinon Indre et Loire, close to downtown, the river face (Vienne) is the Hotel Boule d'Or . Former coach of the eighteenth century, transformed into a hotel, the hotel exudes the quiet charm of the houses of character. The hotel La Boule d'Or welcomes you all year round for your leisure stays. ... more   less 
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