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BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Place Des Epars, 28000 Chartres, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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Montpellier, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed here quite often and continue to be really happy with the service from reception and porterage staff especially. I am welcomed and looked after very well which is just what I need after a long drive. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well appointed. Compared with the Best Western hotel I stayed n in England the night... More

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Bermuda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked at this hotel for one night. Our room was very nice, quiet and comfortable. In the morning we headed off to rent our car. Much to our dismay the company, indeed all car rental companies in Chartres, are closed on Sundays. Frederic and Laurence made telephone calls to try and resolve the problem as well as call our... More

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We are glad that you finally have solution for your car rental and we transmitt to the staff your great thanks. We thank you so much for your positive advice and hope to see you back soon. Best regards. More

Angmering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good hotel, very clean and lovely atmosphere, valet parking if you book a space and the staff are charming and cannot help you enough, the position is perfect for the sights and restaurants, would have given a five but our room did not have air con only a mobile little unit, it was really hot as it was 32... More

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We apologize about the mobile air conditionning unit : the historical elements of the hotel did not allow us to put biggeHowever, thank you for your positive advice about services, location and quality of your stay. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards. More

Nakskov, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you enter Le Grand Monarque lobby it's like being taken 100 years back. Heavy wooden panels, staff in black/white uniforms, a bar with 1880 interior mixed with English leather sofas. Really seldom to find a hotel with such charm and charisma (if you can say this about a hotel!). Placed in absolute center of Chartes, just a 10 minutes... More

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We thank you so much for your positive advice about you stay in Le Grand Monarque. We are glad that you appreciate the classical french charm of the place and the central location . We will be very pleased to welcome you again. Best regards More

Salisbury
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were spacious and well decorated, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The Cours restaurant (in a central courtyard) served fine food at reasonable prices. There was a gym and the spa has a great pool with steam rooms and sauna. At night the bar is lively and not too expensive. We really enjoyed our stay.

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We thak you so much for your so positive advice and we are glad that you appreciate your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Le Grand Monarque, best regards. More

sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have now stayed a few times at Le Grand Monarque, and have been consistently pleased. Some of the rooms are a bit more dated than others but generally this hotel has an old-fashioned charm and very good service. Kettles and tea in the room are a welcome change from many hotels in France, and breakfast is very good -... More

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We thank you so much for your positive advice about your stay at Le Grand Monarque and that you appreciate the old-fashioned charm of the decoration and the modern confort of the rooms.We are very attentive to our international guests and to offer you amenities you are used to find in your country. We will be very glad to welcome... More

Cape Cod
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Chartres expecting quaint. And the city offers that. But Best Western Grand Monarque seems to 'miss' the idea that Chartres is not Paris. Now, if you prefer 'stuffy', impersonal service and a Tea Lounge then Monarque is probably for you. You will have to deal with the tiny elevator and the parking garage across the street (... More

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Thak you for your advice about our hotel that we read attentively : we are very surprides of it beacause we have no tea-lounge and this is the first time someone is upset to be treated like a very important person... We also notice that you don't let any advice on the other place you stay in Chartres and, as... More

Northwood, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night as a stopover, travelling from the Alsace to Brittany. A grand old hotel, which is now part of Best Western, but retains a certain charm. We had a standard room, which was fairly small but comfortable and furnished in traditional style. Like most hotels in France these days, the bed. Was very comfortable. Dinner in... More

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We thank you so much for your positive advice about your stay at Le Grand Monarque and that you appreciate the old-fashioned charm of the decoration nd the modern confort of the rooms. We will be very glad to welcome you again. Best regards More

London, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

very many years ago, I used to stay at Le Grand Monarque while visiting Le Mans fir the 24Hours Race. Due to a muck-up with a booking we were stranded in Chartres on a Sunday night recently and I tried Le Grand Monarque - on the off chance. Its now been taken over by Best Western (not usually a good... More

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We are very glad that your stay at Le Grand Monarque has been as great as it used to be. We try to move to confort and modernity without changing our spirit & style. We hope to see you back again, best regards More

Nottingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent hotel! Approx 5mins walk from Chartres city centre. Service, food and room were all great. Only negative comment is that it is not clear from the Best Western (UK) website that car parking spaces need to be booked in advance. Hence when we arrived, there was no place to park our car. This was sorted very quickly and efficiently... More

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We thank you so much for your great advice anout your stay at the hotel and we apologize for the misinformation about our valet parking : actually, you can ask for parking and help at the reservation. We hope to see you back soon, best regards More

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Address: 22 Place Des Epars, 28000 Chartres, France
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Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Chartres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Chartres #2 Romantic Hotel in Chartres
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The Grand Monarque Hotel situated in an ancient private historical building just where the pedestrian-only streets commence, is the ideal base for visiting the famous cathedral and the historical town centre of Chartres. Once in the entrance hall we discover a comfortable and elegant ambiance : you are in a gastronomical establishment of great renown. 55 rooms and apartments are at your disposition. ... more   less 
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