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Hotel Diderot

4 Rue de Buffon, 37500 Chinon, France
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights at this wonderful hotel tucked away in Chinon. We arrived to be warmly welcomed by our hosts in the car park and taken straight to our room without any fuss or lengthy check in, lovely. Our room was gorgeous with a lovely view over the garden and I have to say a very comfy bed. We... More

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Hotel Diderot while visiting the Loire Valley. The hotel is centrally located in Chinon, a lovely city, but the Hotel Diderot is a destination of its own. The hotel is in a beautiful old building with extensive greenery right off a historic street. We walked to the castle and to the main city from... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonsoir from Chinon After reading your report, tears come almost to my eyes ! It comforts us in all the choices we have made since 13 years. that means stay closer to you, talk with you, guide you in the area that we know best, to share local treasures. This is even easier, this house is a spirit building !... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the reviews of this place are spot on! great little hotel. will stay again. plus 50 kinds of jam! good location in central Chinon with secure parking easy access to castle. free wifi good selection of restaurants in easy walking distance

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Christopher bonsoir from Chinon ! Thank you for this review so nice, that goes straight to the heart !! and for taking the time to share your experience during your stay in our home. Of course we will be happy to receive you again !! See you soon I hope. kind regards Laurent More

Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 wonderful days at this hotel. This is a very charming hotel with great decor. The service was impeccable, the room accommodated all three of us and was very spacious and clean. We had breakfast each morning in the beautiful garden, amazing selection of jams worthy of the bread and croissants on offer. It is within walking distance... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear Pierre, I'm not about to recognize you, but in any case we are very proud to be that you write in your report. It is true that we are in a place, very quiet, and the morning breakfast on the terrace is great under the sun, it is also good in winter by the fireplace!  You have honored our... More

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the good reviews convinced us this was a good place to stay, it is. Set very conveniently for the centre of Chinon the hotel is very quiet and peaceful at night. All of the staff are very helpful, whether with restaurant suggestions or directions for the must see chateaux. The breakfasts are justly famous for the selection of jams... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonsoir Mark W it is extremely difficult to answer, so that your letter is nice. I share it with all my team The only thing I can add is I've done it since your departure, 12 kinds of jam with fruit from the end of the season ... and tomorrow I receives the first pears from our garden. I'm sure... More

Walsall, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on our way down to the South of France. Chinon is a beautiful little town with many lovely restaurants The hotel was beautiful with a pretty terrace. Breakfast included an unusual and extensive range of home made jams!

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonjour Julia H Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. La France, hiding in the corner of each route and lovely scenery, you have to find it! I am glad that Chinon was a real discovery for you, well situated on the road of your vacation, but deserves a longer stop, to discover its medieval charm. See... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in early April 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed my 3 nights, remember the delicious selection of jams and walnuts and cheese breakfast, the very friendly and helpful service in advising me of car trip tours into Loire Valley : Ambiose, Blois and Aziz le reduie .. not to forget the Chinon castle behind the old town and up on... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you my friend from Sydney! What a pleasure to read your comment. It's funnyI imagine your driving in our streets of the medieval city. It's true everything is different in your country, larger spaces, I remember it very well. I'm glad you had good memories of all the places you have visited. Remember, no, there is still plenty to... More

Orange Park, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Diderot is a beautiful, charming hotel in the heart of Chinon. The restaurants and historic sites are nearby. The hosts Francoise, Martine and Laurent are wonderful. They are extremely helpful and welcoming. Our room was very nice. We arrived after a hot day of biking and the hosts welcomed us and our bikes. I highly recommend this beautiful, hospital... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonjour Dan A At the time I wrote you may have to be back home in Florida. We thank you for this very nice comment, especially to share it with the world! Since your a stop over, the weather changed much, the days are less hot and it's easier for everyone! We hope to welcome you to again. Martine, Francoise... More

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26 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a very good experience. Everybody around the hotel was very accomodating, friendly and helpful. Our room (No. 16) was very nice and recently renovated. The breakfast was very good. They use different local suppliers for bread, juice, coffee, cheese etc. Delicious! Should we return to the Loire Valley, we would definitely stay at Hotel Diderot again.

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hoteldiderot, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonjour Mossi63 You have traveled hundreds of miles to live this experience! You are also Europeen, yet our lifestyles and cultures are completely different. This is why we travel, to live, meet, eat, drink things, which was not usual for you. I'm glad you liked it. Merci beaucoup Your host Laurent More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am a traveller from Singapore who stayed at Hotel Diderot a month ago. It is both charming and immaculate, and I enjoyed my stay there thoroughly. The highlight of the hotel must be its breakfast, which includes an assortment of bread, apple juice, goat's cheese, yoghurt and different types of honey and jam, all delicious and locally sourced. The... More

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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Bonjour Swt9999 ! I'm sorry but I do not recognize your login name ... In any case, thank you to give a greedy aspect of our house .... We want to share with all of you, our visitors, our best local products, those we are Selected products in small quantities, and imposible to find in supermarkets or over sea. that's... More

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Address: 4 Rue de Buffon, 37500 Chinon, France
Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Chinon
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Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley

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Buil in the 15th century in the heart of Chinon and refurbished in the 18th century this dwelling opens a new page in the art of fine living in the Loire Valley, land of chateaux and vineyards.23 rooms made for restful nights. Breakfast served depending on the season, in the graden under the banana trees or before the lavish 15th century fireplace. ... more   less 
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