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Fontevraud L'Hotel

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The quick and dirty... GOOD: -Unique location where you can explore the abby at night. -Modern rooms, well renovated. -Friendly staff. BAD: -No AC: it was incredibly hot. While I understand the hotel making the ecological choice not to have AC, you must make up with more accommodations. Citing ecology is not sufficient in hospitality business as excuse alone... perhaps...

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this as a base to explore the Loire on bikes. It was a superb hotel in a secure, tranquil surroundings in the middle of a very quaint village. There were plenty of restaurants within a short walk or drive. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simon, We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind regards. Olivier Châble

Mill Valley, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just returned from an extraordinary visit to France! The trip was guided by Gregg Hall of Collette Travel & their planning was impeccable! Gregg was amazing with his knowledge, tips & insights! The tour was called France Magnifique & the experience was over the top! Our stay at the Fontevraud Hotel was especially nice! A mideval property, that served...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you so much for having shared your experience in such an enthusiastic way. We are really glad to collaborate with Collette and Gregg is probably one of our best ambassador for the US. The high season is from May to September, and you are wright to recommend an early booking, especially if our guests want to enjoy...

Boston area
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous hotel within the walled abbey's grounds. Our room was austere, in keeping with a monastery, yet we had every amenity we could wish for. It was quite comfortable and spacious. We were on the top floor with views over the grounds, an extra "office" room was great for stowing our luggage. Separate shower and toilet rooms were convenient. The...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are really glad to read that you have deeply enjoyed your stay. From June to August, our restaurant will be open 7 days a week for dinner and the Sunday for lunch. In summer, we will also offer a lot of cultural events, most of them with free access for the guests of the hôtel. Kind regards....

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place to stay. A taxi from Saumur (nearest train station) costs about 30 Euros (there are buses, but only in peak season). Worth it though. Rooms are furnished to high standard (not huge, but comfortable); breakfast was excellent; but definitely the best thing is being able to wander around the abbey when the other visitors have gone home (and...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Charles, We thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. For high season, our restaurant will be open 7 days a week for dinner and Sunday for lunch. A Room service menu is also available. Kind regards. Olivier Châble

South East, England
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed one night at this hotel. You can explore the Abbey at dusk and it is an amazing experience.We had a modern suite and it was very nice and clean. The bed was a bit small for two large ones. We cannot give five stars as the service in the iBar was poor. We walked in several times...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are really glad to read that you enjoyed your journey at Fontevraud. We are really sorry to read that you could not find anybody to serve you at the iBar. We are investigating to understand what happened. Because of the size of the place, we installed electronic sensor which automatically detects the presence of customers and informs...

New York City, New York
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at other abbeys before, but nothing so completely monastically modernized as Fontevraud. All but two (there are two suites) of the rooms are exactly alike...small like a monk's cell, but well fitted out with an excellent bathroom. The public rooms are beautifully austere, and there is a Michelin One Star restaurant in the hotel. We had one...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ken, I am glad to read that you had a great time with us. I thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind regards. Olivier Châble

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Fontevraud L'Hotel has the most amazing location. On the grounds of a 12th century abbey that was once the largest in France and the burial place of Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Closed following the Revolution and later reopened as a maximum security prison. Guests at the hotel have 24/7 access to the Abbey and grounds and we...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you for having shared you enthusiasm on TripAdvisor. The monument is also a Cultural Center. Our website publishes the list of concerts, art exhibitions, all accessible for guests of the hotel. Some of the cultural events are free. Kind regards. Olivier Châble

Sandwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

OK so our room was at a reduced price - possibly the smallest room we have ever stayed in. Spotless, lovely view, smallish bed, great shower and expensive breakfast. €16 each for a continental breakfast was a tad steep but the surroundings were wonderful. Bearing in mind the abbey had spent time as a prison I think our bedroom was...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janet, We thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us. The smallest rooms are effectively a bit cheaper, but all rooms have the same level of comfort and services. We are really sorry about the towels. We will reenforce the control of the rooms...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Unlike every other luxury hotel in France we've been to (and where our furry friend has been made most welcome) this hotel bans pets. However whilst this is the prerogative of the hotel owner the issue is that this 'unusual for France' policy is not stated on the website and when I made an enquiry the response stated 'animals are...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are sorry to read that you have been disappointed. Pets, that we really love, are effectively not allowed to come into the Abbey. The ban is not just for the hotel, but for all the historical complexe. Fontevraud Abbey is protected by its UNESCO World Heritage Site status and also as a national historical monument. You are...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stay at the heart of Fontevraud Royal Abbey? A night with Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and then Queen of England? Fontevraud L'Hotel offers an incomparable experience. At the Saint-Lazare priory, formerly the home of a community of nuns, the tradition of hospitality that is an intrinsic part of this place is being renewed. Sleeping in the tranquil silence of the Abbey, walking alone through the monastery as night falls ... These are magical private moments. The 54 rooms of this four-star hotel have been fitted out with great respect for this almost 1000 year-old monument, whose face is firmly turned towards the future. Each of the rooms is a cosy refuge: high-quality bedding, elegant contemporary furniture that uses noble materials such as oak, and is made with respect for the environment - all this made especially for Fontevraud L'Hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fontevraud L'Hotel

Address: le Prieure Saint Lazare 38 rue Saint Jean de l Habit, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France (Formerly Hotellerie Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud )
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Price Range: $149 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fontevraud L'Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“make sure to get a fan. Some of the rooms have extremely high ceilings, which are much nicer.”
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