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“Good Location - Helpful Front Desk”
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Hotel Chaptal
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Amboise
Fenton, Michigan
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Location - Helpful Front Desk”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Room pricing was inexpensive and I was a little worried that this place would be a dump. It's fine for a night or two if you plan on spending your time out of hotel sight seeing. Furnishings are aged and worn but clean. Beds and pillows were thin and hard. But there was plenty of hot water. We did not try the breakfast as there was a great patisserie close by. The front desk couple were very helpful in directing us to tourism bureau and getting cab service to train station although they spoke little English. Location is in center of downtown area. Short walk to Amboise castle, restaurants and river. Short walk to bus stop to Chateau Chenonceau.

Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Sussex, England
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2011

What good value - half the cost of the Ibis, and right in the town centre. Plain and functional, but what do you expect at this price? Helpful and pleasant staff, free wifi, excellent coffee at breakfast, free 24 hour parking only a short away. The only improvement I'd want is to have more than one electrical socket in the room - we had to unplug the TV to charge the laptop! Highly recommended though for the budget traveller.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Fudge03
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South Carolina
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244 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2010

This was a simple, family-run hotel. No frills, but SO WELL located. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The host was very helpful, organized and friendly, and willing to accommodate our needs. The breakfast was very good, too!

  • Stayed March 2010
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1 Thank hcvoyageuse
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New Zealand
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2009

We spent three nights in this little hotel in May. We think it's more like a hostel somehow. The owners had limited English but were friendly. The beds are clean. With no air conditioning, it's quite hot to stay in the room at night. However, if you just want to find a clean affordable place and closed to the centre of Amboise to sleep at night, it's highly recommended. There was a computer to use for free. But the owner only suggested us to use until 9pm because they needed to go to bed and they thought it should be bedtime for us too. We didn't have breakfast in there because we found it cheaper to buy some food in the supermarket. Overall, we think Chaptal is vaule for money.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank NewZealandLee09
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Perth
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2009

I stayed at this hotel with a group of students from Perth in Western Australia. We were on a study tour and spent 3 days in the Loire Valley. One of the students lost her passport and the staff at the hotel could not have been more helpful. They did everything to help us retrieve the passport including various phone calls as well as arranging for a courier service to ensure the passport arrived in Paris. The hotel was excellent in every respect for a 2 star establishment. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Chaptal. The beautiful breakfast was appreciated by all of us.

  • Stayed April 2009
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2 Thank PerthSusan
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2008

This little hotel was in a great location, a quick walk to Chateau d'Amboise. Neither the bedroom or adjoining bathroom were fantastic but a lot of effort had been made to make everything look lovely.

Beware the bed, however, if you are over 6ft tall as it is very little (& not 100% comfortable)!

Staff were nice. We didn't have the breakfast so we can't comment on that. There is a computer with free internet for guests' use which was great!

Overall, we would recommend this hotel for the average traveller.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The bed
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank havegotthetravelbug
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Waterloo, ON
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 27, 2008

Very friendly, helpful staff. Good breakfast, especially for the price (less than we paid elsewhere). Great location. Has a computer for guest use. Recommended.

  • Liked — Friendly service
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank maryanne73
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Property: Hotel Chaptal
Address: 11 rue Chaptal, 37400, Amboise, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Amboise
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Amboise
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Chaptal 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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