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La Porte Bleue

6 quai Francois Tissard, 37400 Amboise, France
La Porte Bleue
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Anaheim, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like other reviewers, we wish we could have stayed longer (next time!). Chantal was a wonderful hostess and helped us with suggestions on places to visit in the area. We stayed in the upstairs apartment with the most amazing view of Chateau Amboise across the river Loire. The rooms were clean and included two bedrooms (sleeps 4), living room, kitchen... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the ground floor apartment for just 2 nights but wish we would have stayed an entire week! The owner, Chantal, is a delight. She lives a few doors away, and shared much local information, restaurant tips, and maps. The location is unique and beautiful, just as pictured on their website ... Fabulous treat to open the kitchen window... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Look no further! Stay here!! Amboise is a great town to base yourselves to see the chateaux in the Loire Valley and this location in Amboise is unbeatable. We stayed in the downstairs apartment which was huge for the two of us, comfortable and has everything you could ask for (from a very well equipped kitchen to washer/dryer in the... More 

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Chantal S, Propriétaire at La Porte Bleue, responded to this review

Oh thank you Jenny, you're so kind ! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Chantal is the best host ever and the gite is perfectly situated for amazing views of the town and chateau.. it's like being in a picture book. Centrally located for viewing the Loire River Valley and it's chateaux and local wineries. Loved very second!!

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NJ
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Blue Door was exactly what we were looking for. A great view across the river to Château Amboise and an easy walk to everything we needed (basically restaurants and night, pastries in the morning and Châteaus during the day). As an added bonus, Chantal was great. Email before, during and after our stay, met us at the door, welcomed... More 

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Melbourne
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I did a lot of web research before I booked and could not find a single bad word said about this place. The reason of course is the wonderful host Chantal who has so cleverly provided a gorgeous comfortable apartment at such a reasonable rate. I'm not sure I can add much that all the other reviewers have't already said.... More 

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Chantal S, Propriétaire at La Porte Bleue, responded to this review

Oh Joanne, it's so lovely ! Thank you very much. And maybe.... another time ! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We messed up our dates and arrived a day early and without blinking Chantal put us up for the night at no extra cost and was most convivial throughout our stay booking us into a restaurant the first night. When we got into the cottage the next day we were stunned at how beautiful it had been decorated with its... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A gorgeous, very large apartment on a tiny island on the Loire with an unobstructed (and picture-perfect) view of a chateau – what's not to love? As the other reviewers have said, Chantal is a treasure – fantastically helpful and a wonderful host. Can't recommend this B&B highly enough.

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Valley Stream, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I can't say enough about this special place. The view of a chateau (a huge castle) from the front window is more than enough to make your stay spectacular. Yet the owner is the nicest person you've ever met - you'll feel like she's family right away. She is quick to respond to your request to stay and is very... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Chantal has created a little French paradise in her delightful cottage, situated on the beautiful island in the middle of the magnificent Loire river. As a wonderfully artistic and creative person, Chantal's warm and welcoming interiors (both upstairs in the two bedroom apartment, and downstairs in the cottage), are a delight and her generous kitchen provides everything you could need... More 

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Chantal S, Propriétaire at La Porte Bleue, responded to this review

What a charming review ! A great thanks to you, Jo & Ann. I would be so happy to welcome you again at home ! More 

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