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“Absolutely amazing !!! Would give it a 10 if we could.”

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Chateau de Challain
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Reviewed September 30, 2005

WOW. This chateau was by far the best part of our 3 week vacation. The chateau is huge (80,000 square feet) and absolutely beautiful. Currently they have 4 rooms, but will be finishing more in the near future. We stayed in the tower suite (150E breakfast included).
Room: The room was one of the nicest rooms we have had anywhere. It had a seperate toilet room, seperate sink room, and seperate shower room. As well, it had a nice sitting room with a table and chair for breakfast, and a coach. The bedroom was in the tower, and had a large 4 poster bed, and great furnishings.
Food: The breakfast was great, and was served in the room. We also had dinner at the chateau. Being the only guests for the night, they were cooking just for us. There is no menu, you get what they cook, but it was our best dinner in France and would highly recommend. We sat in a room just off the dining room, nice music, candle lit dinner, and a crazy bat flying around the room. Very romantic.
Service : Cythnia, the owner, was fantastic !!! As well, the caretaker was very, very friendly. She speaks very little english, but took amazing care of us.
The chateau: WOW, this place is amazing. My girlfriend felt like she was a princess !!! It's huge, mostly uncompleted but the rooms that are done, are very nicely decorated. If you are in the area, you MUST stay here. They also do weddings here.
Feel free to e-mail if you have questions about the chateau !!!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 24, 2005

The chateau was MAGNIFICENT. This was the best place that we have stayed in the entire world. The atmosphere was relaxing, food was excellent, and the host was the BEST!

This chateau was originally built by one of the Roche heirs as a hunting lodge so it also has stuffed real animals to recreate that part of its history.

We could not believe the carved wood, antiques, furnishings, painted and carved ceilings, staircase and chapel complete with stained glass windows. The grounds are beautiful---flower beds and gardens (with herbs) in bloom.

Our suite was unbelievable. It contained the most incredible bathroom that I have ever seen. The bedroom had an adjoining dining area, too. We were able to completely relax. In the morning, the sun beamed into our suite. From our windows we could view the Memorial Tower, and smell the flower and herb gardens. In the evenings, we enjoyed salmon, vegetables, cheeses and wines as we viewed the pond with swans and ducks before we enjoyed dinners.

The chateau also has a library in one of its turrets with built in wood carved shelves, and circular glass, complete with antique books. There are several pictures of the chateau representing its history.

The host accomodated our every wish, not need, and provided advice to make our day trips smooth and successful.

Even the other guests were nice.

We are already planning our return trip because our pictures don't do it justice and look forward to more enjoyable times at the Chateau de Challain.

Stayed: September 2005
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2015
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Stayed: May 2015
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Reviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2015, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 8, 2014
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Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2013
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Chateau de Challain

Address: Chateau du Mesnil, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Challain-la-Potherie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Challain-la-Potherie
Price Range: $294 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Elegant Neo Gothic Chateau on the western Loire Valley. Renovated in Luxurious style from and era past.Hosting B&B Suites as well as Magnificent Events,Weddings and Private parties.Located in the countryside with easy accesses to Large towns and historical Places.You may come as a stranger but you will leave as a friend. ... more   less 
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