We stayed at the Le Choiseul on June 1, 2012. We were early and understandably our room was not ready. The property is very charming and consists of 3 buildings. It is located literally at the foot of the Chateau Amboise. The receptionists were friendly and helpful especially Marie Pierre who spoke good English. We left our luggages behind and toured the Chateaus. When we got back, we were given the room we had requested (Junior suite w/ an adjoining room that had a sofa bed for our 2 young children with a view of the water). No elevators but the staff offered to bring our luggages up. We enjoyed lounging in the salon which was beautifully decorated. We did not use the pool so I can't comment about it. The breakfast was expensive at € 22/pp but had a wide variety of choices from coffee, tea, hot chocolate and my personal favorite, the freshly squeezed orange juice. (You have to cut the orange yourself and extract the juice with an easy to use juicer.). Fresh eggs that you could softly boil using a water bath provided, baguettes, croissants, pastries, fresh cheeses, chorizo sausages, apple tartin, cereals and fresh fruits. The lone staff was attentive and friendly. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Le Choiseul.
For those wishing to use Amboise as a base for touring the Chateaus, it is a great location however, if you are using the train to get here, be warned about the lack of taxis unless you have pre-booked them. We ended up walking from Gare Amboise to Le Choiseul. If you need a rental car, the hotel recommended Garage Jordan/Renault. The receptionist showed us a map which was not to scale and so what looked like a short walk from the hotel to rental car turned out to be
more than 2Kms at least!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castle Hotel in Amboise with panoramic view over the River Loire.At the foot of the Amboise Castle ramparts, overlooking the Loire, The Choiseul is a collection of private residences built in the 18th Century, surrounding Italian-style gardens.An ideal base for those who wish to visit the royal castles of the Loire Valley & to savour the area's celebrated cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Choiseul Amboise
- Le Choiseul Hotel Amboise