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962 quai des Violettes, 37400, Amboise France
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#17 of 28 in Amboise
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4.0
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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Breakfast buffet
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Ron S wrote a review Jun 2019
New York City, New York4977 contributions763 helpful votes
It's a terrific little boutique hotel/restaurant run by a nice husband-and-wife team. The entry thru the restaurant room was a bit confusing as we tried to find a separate entrance to the hotel in vain. But that's it. You have to inquire a waiter who would take you to the reception desk then. We have arrived at lunch time so they served us lunch first which we liked so much that we opted for breakfast next morning. And it was a fabulous breakfast with a great choice of cold cuts, pates, breads, fruits, and fresh pastry all home made as the owner is also a chef. The room was rather small but cute and cozy and quiet. There's no elevator though. Ample parking. It's located some 3 miles away from the town center. Perfect if you ravel by car.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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daisy667 wrote a review Sep 2018
Marmande, France67 contributions41 helpful votes
A charming couple in charge, very clean confortable room with places to put down your bags and toilet bags which seem to be disapearing rapidly in standardised rooms. On top of that a very good dinner, all reasonably priced. A good stop on the Loire chateaux circuit.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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KernowEngland wrote a review Jul 2018
Cornwall, United Kingdom344 contributions146 helpful votes
Easy to find. Clean and comfortable. Enthusiastic receptionist who was very helpful. The rooms at the front share a terrace, and there is screening so that each room has its own private part of the terrace. The terrace overlooks a road and as there is no air conditioning, and it can be noisy when the windows are open. The food is very good, with an excellent choice, either a la carte or a choice of several menus.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back, to avoid noise from the road if the weather requires windows to be...
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CathM23 wrote a review Jun 2018
Durham, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited when cycling on the Loire a velo. We hadn’t realised that on Mondays the restaurant was closed but the hostess helped us find a restaurant in Amboise and made sure we got there too. Really nice and way beyond what she needed to do to help. Really nice.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
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KK2015TK wrote a review Oct 2016
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions2 helpful votes
The location is just done the street from downtown Amboise, the Chateau and very quiet, even though it's on the main road. Slept very well with the windows open, beds were comfortable. Room size was standard French size room, but this one had a balcony to go out onto, so it was like an extension of the room. Bathroom, as well as the bedroom, was very clean. Shower could be a bit of a challenge for tall people. The shower ceiling is sloped due to the pitch of the roof. For smaller people like myself and my father, 5' 5" it wasn't a major problem. Breakfast was a big spread and was your standard buffet with breads, fruit, cheese, meats, coffee, juices, etc. Property is unique and with a little landscaping could be incredible. Felt we got a good value and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Izm987 wrote a review Oct 2016
Annapolis, Maryland14 contributions9 helpful votes
My friends and I had booked rooms in advance -- but when we arrived, we walked up the flight of stairs from the parking lot to the building, and had to knock on the door for some time before anyone came to the door. We found out that the restaurant was closed for 4 days that weekend (not sure if the owners were away) and it seemed that only a skeleton staff was on site. One of them did help us with the bags from the reception area up the next flight of stairs to the rooms, which were fairly basic but comfortable. The young man at the reception counter was very helpful in recommending a place for dinner -- which turned out to be excellent. But when we drove back to the hotel after dinner there were no lights in the parking lot or on the building, so we had to use the lights from our cellphones to navigate the stairs up to the building, through the small lobby, and up the stairs to the rooms. There was no staff anywhere to be seen. Very disconcerting. Breakfast the next morning was lavish -- we were the only people in the room, but apparently there had been a few more guests who left before we came down. The young man suggested we bring the car up to the front of the hotel at the road, and helped us with our bags.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Room Tip: Not clear if there are any rooms that do not involve at least 1 if not 2 flights of stairs
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CurtEastPoint wrote a review Sep 2016
Georgia66 contributions22 helpful votes
Two nights here, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts. Delightful service, good food. Room appropriate size for France. No a/c but a fan was provided. Madame was very helpful and her children were polite and smiled and spoke. Server Sam is excellent. He helped me with luggage as there are steps involved.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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bbk229 wrote a review Jun 2016
Boston, Massachusetts33 contributions30 helpful votes
Only 4 stars as the hotel has no elevator and 1+ flight of stairs to get to the room. However, the owners/ managers were very helpful with the luggages. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable with everything needed for travelers comfort. The on site restaurant was great with an excellent service and offered diners and breakfasts of superior quality. To be recommended
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Date of stay: May 2016
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bcdesert50 wrote a review May 2016
Laguna Niguel, California11 contributions5 helpful votes
Outside of Amboise a little, but plenty of parking and a very comfortable room with a terrace. Breakfast was well worth the 12 euro, a full buffet with anything you could want. Staff was friendly and tried very hard to help us and understand our English. Hotel has a restaurant attached which seemed very busy and although we did not eat luch or dinner there it appeared very popular. Well lit so it was easy to find when we returned at night from sightseeing.
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Robin B wrote a review Oct 2015
West Sacramento, California20 contributions12 helpful votes
This bed and breakfast hotel (a gite) has multiple advantages for the traveller at a reasonable price. It is located on the south bank of the Loire in the charming little town of Amboise. Close to Tours, Amboise is centrally located for anyone touring the famous chateaux of the area (only ten minutes from Chenonceau) or the beautiful countryside of the Touraine or the Mayenne. Historical in its own right, it is the last home of Leonardo da Vinci. The hotel is unusual in having its own dining room with an excellent menu very popular with locals. Breakfast is plentiful and of high quality. The owners and staff are friendly and very helpful, they went out of their way to retrieve a missing personal towel and provide local help when my wife felt ill one night. The rooms are comfortable without being extravagant and each has access to a broad outside terrasse with privacy for sunbathing or smoking. This is a place I will most definitely return to in the future, the only hotel of several that we visited on our recent trip that earns that endorsement.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$70 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceCentre-Val de LoireIndre-et-LoireAmboise
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Bonne Etape
Which popular attractions are close to La Bonne Etape?
Nearby attractions include Château Royal d'Amboise (1.4 miles), Chateau Gaillard (1.4 miles), and Le Château du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Bonne Etape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at La Bonne Etape?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at La Bonne Etape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Bonne Etape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Les Arpents, La Breche Restaurant, and Le Maître d'Art.
Are pets allowed at La Bonne Etape?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to La Bonne Etape?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Château Royal d'Amboise (1.4 miles), Le Château du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci (1.3 miles), and Tour De L’Horloge (1.6 miles).