Long overdue review. We had a lovely cave room this summer. The chateau was a relaxing and beautiful base for Loire valley excursions. Far enough outside Amboise City Center that it was quiet but a quick drive into town for dinner. The breakfast each morning was delicious and still waiting for us, our first morning, when we overslept due to jetlag. After a little site seeing it was a perfect respite to sit outside and drink a bottle of wine in the afternoon or evening or have a picnic.Host Veronique was lovely and very helpful with local recommendations. Great value for the price as well.
We arrived on a cold January day 2019. The place is magical. Beautiful. Unique. Rooms are comfortable, chic, new, and, with everything you need. They are tastefully put together. Restoring and maintaining this gorgeous property is a labor of love, and it shows. If you come to the Loire Valley, please stay in this place. It was such a pleasant surprise for us. Breakfast was cozy, plenty, and in our case, in front of a warm fireplace. There is a sense of tranquility, of peace in this place. A sense of good. This IS a very special place. Charming owner Véronique, goes out of the way to be sure you are comfortable. She was helpful, cooperative, available. Just good people. Thank you Véronique. We appreciate your kindness. Thank you to your son too for his help. The biggest…
I don't remember the name of the room, but we had the one on ground level underneath the living room with the entry door at the base of the stairs heading up to the living room. It was very charming as the old decor was still there (stone walls, radiator heaters, old stone sink relic, etc.). The owner was very friendly and goes our of her way to make sure you are welcome. Due to jet lag we missed the breakfast the next morning but she saved some of it for us to take in the car. The grounds around the chalet are enjoyable for strolling, and they have a very friendly cat that roams the area and will follow you to make sure you're not getting lost. The only minus was the shower water didn't stay warm for very long. So it was very quick showers for us that morning.
Loved staying here. Large property with a gorgeous garden. We had an upstairs room which was full of character. It was functional but the stairs were a bit of a challenge with luggage. Narrow and steep. Pedro was friendly and helpful and served us breakfast which was nice. The only downside was that our shower head was broken. Had to hold it up the whole time.
Great location, service and most importantly - very, very helpful... Host - Veronique providing really practical hints, information, suggestions and help. Definitely thanks to Veronique we were able to see much more than we would basing only on guides, as well as had a chance to taste local food and wine in recommended (and booked) places. We have stayed in Pavillon Lucas (Cottage), very convenient for a stay of 2 couples and with a fully equipped kitchen.