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Le Vieux Manoir

13 rue Rabelais, 37400, Amboise France
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#3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Amboise
Step back in time into Le Vieux Manoir, an enchanting 18th century mansion, completely restored in 1999 by an American couple, hidden in the heart of Amboise, a historic village with a celebrated Royal Chateau. The Manoir grounds are surrounded by ancient stonewalls that enclose the exquisite gardens and private secured parking for guests and create a warm and private world. Within a short stroll are over 30 restaurants and numerous charming shops.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Charlotte M wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent two nights here in mid-October. My daughter who booked the manoir (upon my recommendation )had called ahead to let Gloria know it was my birthday the day we arrived. She had wine waiting upon our arrival that we shared outside under the trees. What a nice surprise! The gardens, the decor, the breakfast room and our room were all beautiful and we totally enjoyed our stay. Gloria made recommendation for restaurants in Amboise and which chateaux would be good for us to visit based upon our likes. She was spot-on. Unfortunately, she is ill and elderly and will be selling this property soon.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Our room looked out over the entry garden and was beautifully decorated.
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Stacey wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
It has taken me a while to write this review because it was such a horrible experience. Gloria, the owner, was terrible. She was incredibly rude and talked down to us the entire time. The day we arrived, Gloria was not ready for us. She answered the door half dressed and asked my mom to help her get to the bathroom. The house smelled of cat urine, and there was cat poop all over the patio (this is where breakfast is served). It was disgusting. We had to stay in a room that we did not reserve. There was spoiled milk and butter in the refrigerator. When we asked about the included breakfast, she had us get our own items out of her personal refrigerator. Gloria bossed us around; she demanded that we sat and listened to her lectures. She made my dad feed her cat before she gave us the internet info. The day that we left, she refused to help us get a taxi to go to the train station. The whole experience was awful and it ruined our time in Amboise.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Lynn M wrote a review Oct 2019
New Jersey98 contributions20 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at Le Vieux Manoir for three wonderful days! Owner and host, Gloria Belknap is unsurpassed in her knowledge of the Loire Valley and French culture. This was an extraordinary and outstanding experience! Filled with antiques, beautiful artwork, personal services and a delicious breakfast every morning.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Beth M wrote a review Sep 2019
133 contributions16 helpful votes
I wish we had stayed elsewhere. The property is nice but the owner, Gloria was extremely rude to my husband, beginning the moment we arrived. She apologized the next morning but for me the damage was done. She is a sad old, ill woman with an abrasive personality who expects you to agree with everything she says. The afternoon we arrived she held us hostage in the main room for more than an hour talking (about herself and about how France is better than the US) when all we wanted to do was get our luggage up to the room and go see the town (she did offer wine, but I had to go fetch it from the refrigerator, plus glasses, because she is in such poor health she can barely shuffle across the room in her walker). At the end of our stay she said she didn’t care about what we were doing next, she just wanted her money. That’s how she said it...”I just want my money.” I never really felt welcome. I felt like I was imposing on her fiefdom rather than a welcome guest. It’s good that she is selling the house and closing this business, after a recent heart attack, her old age, a husband with dementia (whom we never saw), and just one staff member to help her, it’s clear she can’t cope anymore.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from oldladyfrance, Owner at Le Vieux Manoir
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Beth, If I remember correctly your husband, who was really much nicer than you, was upset with me because I was against the war in Vietnam and he was in the air force....I am old and ill but I still have the capacity to do what is necessary for my Manoir and my guests..Guess what...you will be old someday, if you are lucky, and hopefully you will meet people less judgemental and kinder...Ah, you had to go get your free glasses of wine by yourself....That says all one needs to know about you...And my husband, is really none of your business.....he didn't want to meet you....he heard your voices and that was enough....and in health care, France is better than the US..plus they don't have Trump and yes, I didn't care where you where going next just that you paid me and left...
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Anna C wrote a review Aug 2019
Elmhurst, Illinois5 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean, spacious, romantic, homey, beautiful place in the center of Amboise. Breakfast is exquisite, served as in fancy movie about the king Luis IX. Garden is looking at you for your breakfast, asking: Is it good for you?
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Vieux Manoir
Which popular attractions are close to Le Vieux Manoir?
Nearby attractions include Château Royal d'Amboise (0.2 miles), Bistrot l'Atelier (0.2 miles), and Chapelle Saint-Hubert (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Vieux Manoir?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Le Vieux Manoir?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Vieux Manoir?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Vieux Manoir?
Conveniently located restaurants include Les Arpents, L'Ecluse, and Restaurant l'Ilot.
Is Le Vieux Manoir located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Amboise.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Vieux Manoir?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Château Royal d'Amboise (0.2 miles), Le Château du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci (0.5 miles), and Tour De L’Horloge (0.06 miles).