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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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Ranked #2 of 25 hotels in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Cape Cod
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

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 4 weeks ago

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

Vannes, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

two minutes away on foot from Notre Dame de Chartres, this seemed the "best" choice, in spite of its high price, but... -car park is 200m away and you can rarely park to unload in front of the hotel on the busy square -our so called exceptional room was icy cold while the corridors were (a specialty of this chain)dreadfully... More

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We apologize that you found difficult to park your car : we offer you valet parking so you could ask for it even before your arrival. Also, you can ask for complementary electric plugs and sometines Apple plugs at the reception. We are glad that you appreciate your diner at La Cour and the attention the staff try to give... More

Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had not visited Chartres previously and wanted to see the Cathedral. This hotel is in a great location being so close to the Cathedral and the Lumiere light show. Two couples paying the same price, one was given a suite but we only had a room which was disappointing. However it was clean. Lifts were small as to be... More

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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your such positive comment. We advise you to call or email directly the hotel to obtain the best condition for your room : the same price with a retailer or with us can give you two different level of services. Best regards More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We arrived in Chartres in the evening with no booking on a bank holiday we did not know about. We found this hotel but were told the only room available was a suite but they would include breakfast. The receptionist walked quite a distance down a side street to check we were parked legally and helped with luggage. We were... More

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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

We thank you so much for you so positive advice about Le Grand Monarque : we are glad that you felt the warm welcome all the staff try to give to each of our guest. We hope to see you back in the hotel soon. Best regards. More

australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We chose this room to relax after a 24-hour flight. The welcome was good when we eventually got in. If you are travelling by car with luggage, expect a nightmare to find a place to unload. Right in front there is a busy road with a bus lane. The small road at the side was full of cars. We did... More

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We thank you for taking time to share your good opinion about the hotel and we apologize that the valet parking didnt seem to help you as much as he should with your car and luggages. Don't hesitate to ask at the reservation time all the services you will need later. You had a special price for spa : 15€... 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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#2 Romantic Hotel in Chartres #2 Luxury 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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