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“A gem - we extended our stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostellerie du Prieure St-Lazare

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Hostellerie du Prieure St-Lazare
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“A gem - we extended our stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

We arrived at the Abbaye for a single night stay on July 8th, 2009, but enjoyed the atmosphere and location so much we stayed for four nights using the hotel as a base and exploring the Loire Valley by day. Its a beautiful location, quiet and quaint. Just like the Priories described in the Pillars of the Earth! We explored the Abbaye itself before seeing the nearby sights, and there are art exhibits throughout the place.

The room was clean and the bathroom had been recently renovated so it was in great shape (great water pressure in the shower!). We added a roll-a-way bed so the room was tight but overall much larger than the Paris hotels in a similar class.

We made dinner reservations for the first night during the call to reserve the room and found the restaurant delicious. The food is directly from the gardens and fresh as can be. The price is quite high though, so watch out! Other dining nearby include three restaurants - we tried two and found them great. Go to Montsoreau (about 10 mins away) for more choices.

The nearby town is quiet, even Friday and Saturday there is not much going on so if you are looking for night life this is not the place. We were fortunate to arrive during the summer Spectacle so there was a free concert and outdoor movie on Saturday night. The tourist center in the middle of town offered lots of great insights into local places to visit and we bought a trail map for hiking and explored the hillsides and small towns by foot as well.

I loved the place and would recommend it for a night, or longer!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2004

Excellent. My wife and I have stayed at the hotel on two occcasions and eaten in the restaurant when staying in a nearby gite. Both the hotel and the Abbaye Royale are beautifully restored.

The service and attention to detail has always been highly satisfactory, while eating in the glassed in cloisters is a treat, especially when accompanied by the local Saumue-Champigny wines.

The grounds of the Abbaye and the hotel are relaxing and give you time to stop and stare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2003

This is an extraordinary place within the abbey compound at Fontevraud Abbey which is being fastidiously restored. Rooms are spotless as are ensuite bath facilities. Lovely dining at the cloisters(smallest in France) with fine food and pleasant service. Our window overlooked an orchard which has been nurtured back to it's 11th century health.The entire place is a window into history hugging spirits in the here and now.

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Additional Information about Hostellerie du Prieure St-Lazare

Property: Hostellerie du Prieure St-Lazare
Address: 38 rue Saint Jean de l Habit, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
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Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 52

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