The room is furnished with the basic: a bed, a drawer cabinet, a closet, and a LCD TV. The bathroom seems like newly renovated. Wi-fi is available in the dinning building, but the router is too far from the rooms so there is no reception in the room. We can get on the web in the morning during breakfast time or at night until the host lock the dinning building before going to bed. It is between the town of Amboise and Château de Chenonceaux. You need a car if you choose to stay here, and I suggest you do so anyway if you are going to see the chateaux in Loire. This place is located near the entrance of a forest and surrounded by trees, so there are bugs although not much. It is quiet, especially at night, which has the darkest sky I have ever seen at night due to the lack of city light. This is an old building from the 15th or 16th century, so don't expect to have a normal hotel environment. However, from a B&B stand point, this is perfect. The price is great, the location is quiet. It is in between Tours and Blois so you can go either way without a long drive. It is an old little construction so we felt more like in the Loire rather than just another tourist town. Our host Caroline is friendly and nice. We felt the pillows were too soft and we folded them the first night. The second day when we got back to our room, we saw an additional harder pillow on our bed. She speaks English although not very well, good enough to give us the travel tips and suggestions for places to eat. There is no restaurant at this hostel or anywhere within walking distance, so you have to drive to Amboise (10min away) or another town for food. Breakfast is the basic French style with juice/coffee and some nice bakery that were still warm when we sat down.
Overall we like this place. We will stay here again if we re-visit the Loire in the future. For those of you who have been to Paris but not Loire and want to make a comparison, this place is 1000 times better than a similarly priced hostel in Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in our appointment of hunting of the XVII century, located in the forest of Amboise on the road to the fabulous Chateau de Chenonceau. Ideal starting point for excursions (Chambord, Villandry, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Tours ...) We are close to the beautiful Parc de Beauval "Panda". We are located on the route "La Loire à Vélo" shelter for bikes and bikers. Passion of old, we have pleasure to welcome you. We will be happy to advise you on wine tasting cellars, typical village visits, troglodytes, museums. Reservation for the sound and light show at the Château d'Amboise. Possible to organize for our guests an overview of the Loire Castles Helicopter or Balloon. Enjoy the quiet of our field. - Comfortable rooms on the ground floor overlooking the park with private bathroom, flat screen Freeview, WiFi. Stay for several nights or weeks - Host table on reservation at the pool or by the fireplace - Wireless - Leisure: swimming pool 10 x 5 m, tennis. Many walks in the forest - Small animal allowed under certain conditions + 5 € - Species meal - Closed and shaded parking - Local bike and motorcycle We accept checks holiday party. Booking € 30 per room per day (check, PayPal or bank transfer). - Arrival times: from 17:30 to 19h (closed gate) if delays prevent, thank you. ... more less