My husband, parents and I stayed at this hotel over a long weekend in May touring the Loire Valley. The hotel is by far the best in Saumur and one of the best in the region. It is a perfect option for those who appreciate history and architecture, and who don't want to stay in a soul-less chain hotel.
Though Saumur as town is a bit boring and not as beautiful as others in the Loire, the hotel's location serves as a very good base for touring the region, and is a wonderful place to come back to after a day out.
The building is stunning, and the interiors are elegant and warm. The rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious and very clean. The grounds and garden are also beautifully maintained. The owners are very helpful, friendly and hospitable. The hotel is also within walking distance of wonderful restaurants (we liked Bistro les Tontons and L'Escargot).
My only (minor) criticism is that our room was cold (it was an abnormally chilly weekend), and even though the heat was turned on, we couldn't feel it, and were quite cold throughout the night. Note also that the hotel has a "no room key" policy. I fully understand the owners' rationale for wishing people to feel as if they are at home, but I still found it a bit disconcerting leaving my room unlocked when I went out... but perhaps I have trust issues!
All-in-all a wonderful stay, and would fully recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Verrières is an élégant Château, built in 1895 to host receptions and elegant parties for the officers from the famous Cavalry School. It has been artfully restored, romantic atmosphere. Only 10 rooms and Suite to welcome you. Each room is unique, filled with light through the high windows. Verrieres stands in huge grounds with a heated pool, spa and sauna. Step in directly into the heart of old Saumur and make your choice among the delicious restaurant located around Verrières. Free wi-fi and parking. All comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Verrieres Saumur
- Chateau De Verrieres Hotel Saumur