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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I arrived with three kids and was bowled over by the beauty of the hotel. We booked two rooms for 200 Euro and were stunned by what we got for our money! In the evening we wandered around the city which was at our doorstep - the cathedral just a five minute walk away. The kids made me promise to... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
83 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is just about OK but it is nothing special. It is in a brilliant location very near the wonderful cathedral. We were greeted by a charming porter who valet parked our car and dealt with our luggage. Our bedroom (305) was so small we wondered if it had been a single room with a double bed fitted 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 to take time for leaving a comment about your stay in Le Grand Monarque : it's always interesting for us to receive the opinion by such a great contributor. Obviously, your room is not one of the biggest : it is a confort room, whith price and value matching, which respect the standard of 4... More

calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in Best Western hotels in Europe and North America on numerous occasions over the years while on business. None of them have been as good as this one. It was a very pleasant surprise, well priced, excellent restaurant, excellent bar and well located in the center of Chartres.

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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 great comment. We are proud to belong to Best Western label and we do illustrate its spirit because BW France CEO choose to be interviewed for a major french TV channel in our place ;) We will be very happy to welcome you again later; Best regards More

Greenwich, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were planning a day trip from Paris but then saw postcards illustrating the Cathedral lumiere show and decided to stay overnight. The staff were courteous and professional, not batting an eye at our lack of luggage and request for toothbrushes! Rooms were comfortable and nicely designed in a grey and beige color scheme. It is a... 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 in the hotel and we are glad that you appreciate the warm welcome of the staff. And we are hopping to see you back soon. Best regards More

San Francisco
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel due to its tripadvisor rating, as we had 2 days in Chartres as part of a longer trip. This is a very good "old guard" hotel. The service and personnel were top notch. Parking is not obvious and they helped us with how and where to park, and with bringing bags for the entire family from... More

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We thank you so much for your great advice, wich such positive details. We are proud to receive "five stars" advice by such a great contributor ! We are glad that our team did its best to help you with your car, arrival, booking and stay. And actually, we are planning for winter the built of a new elevator which... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to my Michelin, this was the best hotel in Chartres. About ten minutes' walk from the cathedral, it is situated on a busy thoroughfare but this didn't inconvenience us. It has an old-fashioned slightly dowdy but comfortable atmosphere. However, I would limit my restaurant visit to breakfast; at supper we were told off for our choice of wine and... More

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

Thank you for taking time to leave a comment about your stay at the hotel however you consider the Michelin guide overated us...but you did not have any lunch or diner in the 1 star restaurant ! The restaurant where you had breakfast is not the one which has a star : it is our brasserie La Cour. I invite... More

Montpellier, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

We thank you so much for your positive advide and your fidelity to Le Grand Monarque. We are very proud to have guests who come years after years. Don't hesitate to ask for special attentions when you book your room. However, the menu of La Cour changes every 2 weeks and we have a day course which changes evry day... More

Bermuda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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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Souridesvilles, Responsable relations publiques at BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque, responded to this review

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 July 25, 2014

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

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

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

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

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Address: 22 Place Des Epars, 28000 Chartres, France
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Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Chartres
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Le Grand Monarque 4*
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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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