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Chateau de Pray

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue du Cedre, 37400 Charge, Amboise, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
michaelj477 Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I last stayed at Chateau de Pray over 20 years ago. It had changed a little however I was very pleased with the standard of service we received, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The wine waiter was a very knowledgeable and very good to talk to about wines. The manager was also particularly attentive when we arrived... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place in a near ideal location near Amboise. The food was just an experience that everyone should have. It was a delight. The rooms were very good. We were in the pavilion opposite the chateaux itself and I liked having our own patio. The staff were very good and friendly.

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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants on the Loire Valley, impressive dishes, especially the fowl, and the deserts, the cheeses and wines selection was outstanding, as well (but one would expect that from a Michellin starred restaurant on the Loire Valley). They also have a set menu for 70 euros per person, that makes it afordable for the everyday guests.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed in a superior room, which had a really comfy bed and was well appointed. The chateau itself is lovely with great gardens and some beautiful original features. We didn't eat in the restaurant but it looked great and was full each night. We looked at other rooms before leaving and all were super. The breakfast was very good.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staffs were very sweet, friendly and helpful, including the cleaning crew. My room was lovely in pink, overlooking the garden on the top floor as I previously requested. The bedroom has an old castle feel and the bathroom is updated to the modern standard. Amboise is a small town. I didn't do research or book a car (since I... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a magnificent experience. The chateau is slightly outside Amboise and is very quiet, wonderful gardens allowing for walking or a chat with the chateau cat, which seems to be at least bilingual. The restaurant is superb and the restaurant staff were great. Wonderful to be visiting as a solo traveler and to be welcomed. Loved the Sancerre and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beauty of traveling in France in the spring is that you often are one of just a handful of guests, which made us feel like we were truly living at the castle. Our room was so spacious, and the chateau's thick walls led to an arched window that looked out on the gorgeous lawn and territorial views. Spectacular. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Property was exactly as described. We wanted romantic old world charm with exquisite cuisine - and that's what we enjoyed for 4 nights. We had a small room in the turret (by choice) with a perfect view of the manicured gardens and the Loire Valley. The restaurant/chef carries a Michelin star and deserves the recognition. Food was superb and the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had booked a superior room for two nights. The room we were given was approached by a steep staircase and was small and lacked easy chairs and adequate reading lights. The public rooms in the hotel comprised a restaurant, 'tea room' with tables and upright chairs and breakfast room, but nowhere to sit comfortably and read. Since it was... More

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chateaupray, Propriétaire at Chateau de Pray, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Monsieur, We thank you for taking the time to write a reviw about your stay at the Chateau de Pray. Concerning the room, you have to know that all our rooms are differents. For example if you choose the junior suite (which is our more expensive room but cheaper than the 'Château de Montreuil' rooms) you will have... More

London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
48 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We knew from the start that staying in the chateau would not be cheap but did expect a good level of service. Have to say that the service - particularly at the bar/restaurant - was appalling. We had to wait a long time to be served and when we were eventually served, the waitress acted as if she was doing... More

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chateaupray, Propriétaire at Chateau de Pray, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Monsieur, We thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Château de Pray. We are sorry to read that the bar service was terrible for you. I made a point with the lady on charge of that part of the service in order to avoid that sort of situation. I am... More

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Address: Rue du Cedre, 37400 Charge, Amboise, France
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Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Amboise > Charge
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Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau de Pray 4*
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Chateau De Pray Hotel Amboise

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A romantic hideaway in the heart of the Loire Valley...This Hôtel (2km from Amboise city) is tucked away in a 12-acre park, with a lovely kitchen garden ans this magnificent Château, built in the 12sd century and rebuilt in the 16th, watch over by its two towers. Inside, a certain bygone charm prevails.The bedrooms are perfeclty suited in the spirit of the place, with four poster beds, looped curtains, 16the and 18th century furniture and bathrooms decorated with marble and wood. The swimming pool and vast terrace are ideal to relax. Side tastes, the Chief Frederic Brisset, one Michelin star chief,officiates with its brigate motivated to get an unforgettable instant. ... more   less 
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