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Chateau du Vau

near Tours, 37510 Ballan Mire, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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southern england
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We recently stayed here for 4 nights and explored the chateaux of the Loire. We took three rooms, all of which were huge, comfortable and traditionally furnished. The bathrooms were delightfully old fashioned with baths and shower attachments rather than showers, the beds were incredibly comfy with beautiful fine cotton linen. At night it was completely silent and dark, the... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Because it is in the middle of the countryside it is very quiet, relaxing, and beautiful. However, being in the middle of nowhere also means that you have to drive quite a while before you get to a restaurant, as lunch and dinner are not provided. Breakfast is eaten with anyone else who happens to be there at the as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

After a long day of travel we turned up without a booking and were welcomed with an available room in this beautiful hidden gem. The owner provided exceptional service and was English speaking. Breakfast was included in the rate, which was served at the common dining table, served by the owner. A very unique experience for us traveling as a... More

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I recently took my grandmother here for a few nights and we loved the experience. Mr. Clement was friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and very shabby chic. The grounds are great for exploration - from fields, duck ponds, treehouses that Mr. Clement also rents to guests, a pool for swimming, his uncle's farm next door (say hello to... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The chateau du Vau is inhabited by the family who rents several rooms. The rooms are large and nicely furnished in the old style of the castle. The owner is around 45 years old and has retreated in this family house to host guests and is keen to give a personal welcome and will do the small talk upon arrival... More

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Brighton, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We just got back from a night's stay in one of the brand new tree houses, situated in the grounds of Chateau du Vau, conveniently located about 10km from Tours and Villandry. And....we loved the whole experience! Contrary to some other reviews published on this site, we found the host to be absolutely charming and very welcoming and we liked... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Chateau du Vau is in a great location to explore the Loire Valley. Bruno is friendly and helpful. The chateau has been in his family for generations. Their main business is as a farm - renting rooms is a secondary business. He's available to help with questions in the morning and at some times during the day. Our room was... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Looking for a true experience of French hospitality to share with our children, we came across Chateau du Vau through the Alistair Sawday website. What a good choice! Not a corporate business hotel, not an "over-designed" place where we had to worry about whether or not our children were quiet enough..Just a genuine family welcome, relaxed and unfussy. We loved... More

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We wanted to explore the Loire Valley nearby a larger city (Tours) but also some rest and possibiltiy to relax when 'coming home'. Chateau du Vau is definitely the place to go. Pleasant rooms in this old family house. LOVED (!) the atmosphere of a family history and kindness and helpfulness of Bruno Clement, the owner. The swimming pool is... More

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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011 via mobile

The chateau is located in green surroundings, on a working farm (we had a bit of trouble finding it, even with the gps). As someone else mentioned, it's got a sort of faded elegance about it. The rooms are cosy, nicy decorated in country style. On the negative side, we had one evening when there was no hot water...luckily the... More

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Address: near Tours, 37510 Ballan Mire, France
Location: France > Centre > Indre-et-Loire > Ballan Mire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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