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“Clean, convenient” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Chaptal
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11-13 rue Chaptal, 37400 Amboise, France   |  
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Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Amboise
New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Clean, convenient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This place is centrally located, just down the street from the tourist office, a grocery store, cafes, shops and the river. A short walk across the river to the train station. It is not within easy walking distance to the Europcar rental agency, however, and the only way to get there is by rather pricey taxi (15 euros to go a short distance).
Breakfast for under 10 euros/person is very simple and probably not worth the optional additional fee--coffee plus cold hard boiled eggs, a few strips of ham, toast. However, the rooms have no coffee pots or refrigerators so you're rather limited; though you could easily walk down the street for coffee, pastries, etc.
This place is adequate and properly run--no warm and fuzzy welcome, but rather like entering a school dorm where the hostess watches you like a hawk as you come and go. Rooms on the street can be a bit noisy if the window is left open. Soap comes out of an institutional wall pump; toilet paper is in hard squares. No luxury here, but clean and neat and comfortable beds.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Round Rock, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

For the price, the location was excellent. Staff didn't speak English. Room small and shower really tiny. Clean and quiet. Close to shops and restaurants. Breakfast nothing exceptional, very simple. Again great price. They shoudn't advertise they have free wi-fi, because it doesn't work, you can't send emails.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

The hotel was very nice and quiet, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was good. You have to check in by 8 pm. The hotel doesn't have its own parking but there are is a free parking lot nearby. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fenton, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Room pricing was inexpensive and I was a little worried that this place would be a dump. It's fine for a night or two if you plan on spending your time out of hotel sight seeing. Furnishings are aged and worn but clean. Beds and pillows were thin and hard. But there was plenty of hot water. We did not try the breakfast as there was a great patisserie close by. The front desk couple were very helpful in directing us to tourism bureau and getting cab service to train station although they spoke little English. Location is in center of downtown area. Short walk to Amboise castle, restaurants and river. Short walk to bus stop to Chateau Chenonceau.

Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Sussex, England
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75 hotel reviews
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

What good value - half the cost of the Ibis, and right in the town centre. Plain and functional, but what do you expect at this price? Helpful and pleasant staff, free wifi, excellent coffee at breakfast, free 24 hour parking only a short away. The only improvement I'd want is to have more than one electrical socket in the room - we had to unplug the TV to charge the laptop! Highly recommended though for the budget traveller.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Carolina
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176 reviews 176 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

This was a simple, family-run hotel. No frills, but SO WELL located. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The host was very helpful, organized and friendly, and willing to accommodate our needs. The breakfast was very good, too!

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11-13 rue Chaptal, 37400 Amboise, France
Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Amboise
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Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Amboise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Chaptal 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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