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Hostellerie Gargantua

#8 of 16 Hotels in Chinon
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L'Étang-Bertrand, Haute-Normandie, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel very centrally situated on Chinon's main street. good base for exploring this part of the Loire valley, and maybe indulge in some wine tasting. Comfortable bed, decent bathroom, very clean. A little old-fashioned perhaps, but that is part of its charm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real WOW building, like staying in a museum,and feeling like a royal with four poster bed. Fascinating rooms, all different, I believe, the stone staircase was straight out of a movie, Views through to the rive, just, but the inside was so interesting, it didnt matter! It rained, hard and we got soaked , but came back for dinner,... More 

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Thank Lynn A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Gargantua is a great experience for those traveling through the Loire Valley/Chinon. It's an old castle in the center of town now fitted to be a hotel. It's well-maintained, clean and comfortable! The food in the restaurant is also great - we had dinner there and was able to view the kitchen where our food was being prepared for... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great location, nice old building but...... unmanned reception, dog s**t on entry - which caught us out :-( . Breakfast did not materialise and absolutely appalling parking in vincinity. All in all better to check out alternatives.... Poor wifi

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The location is perfect between the town centre and the chateau. The staff are so friendly and full of helpful advice. Our room was a good size (located on the first floor) with a kettle, TV and plenty of hot running water. We found the room a tad cold the first night, but there was plenty of bedding to warm... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three nights and absolutely loved it. The owners were always available and friendly. They were very accommodating and helpful with our requests. We stayed in the "Epistimon" room and it was clean and comfortable. There is a large bathroom with a bath and a shower. The bedding was made from good quality linen,... More 

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Thank Le Riche L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stumbled upon this hotel having driven down from Cherbourg and decided we would stay in Chinon. What a great find, the lady at reception was very kind and welcoming, the building, very impressive and a lovely room. The room maybe could have been a little cleaner, but overall it was a great stay in a beautiful building.

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Norwich UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We couldn't get into the Diderot (where we stayed last time) as it was full, so booked a room here, and tbh we liked the Gargantua better. Very spacious rooms, one of the most comfortable beds ever, quiet location, friendly helpful service and very decent breakfast. Wifi was free and fast. And great central location for the old town and... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We only used the restaraunt but were made very welcome the gentleman waiting on us was very polite helpful and welcoming the food cooked by his wfe was fresh very tasty well presented and excellent value the ambience was very nice and overal very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We stayed in the top floor suite which was amazingly charming. Definitely a Rapunzel experience. There are two entrances, one at the front and one at the back where the parking is. Parking is limited and usually people move about at around 11ish am so if you need a space this is a good time to look for one, otherwise... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the most picturesque road in the heart of Old Chinon and at the foot of the Chinon catsle the Hostellerie Gargantua has taken residence in the former Bailiwicks Palace dating back to the XVth Century which is renowned for having heard the famous plea given by the father of the French author François Rabelais.Situated 1 kilometre from the Chinon train station, and at walking distance from the town center. You may discover the historrical town on foot. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostellerie Gargantua

Address: 73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Chinon
Price Range: $65 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostellerie Gargantua 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Hostellerie Gargantua Chinon, France - Loire Valley
Hostellerie Gargantua Hotel Chinon
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
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