My wife and I fretted a bit about staying here because we usually choose charming B&Bs and are used to a bit lower price point for our accommodations. However after looking at many locations in Amboise and nearby, we simply could not find anything nearly as nice as this. We were very glad we splurges with the room rates and got their deluxe room which is on the second floor with a terrific view out the front with the Castle and sunsets right there.
The room was truly great. Elegant and comfortable. The bath rooming was impeccable with toiletries provided as typical with a hotel rather than a B&B. There were terry robes, excellent WiFi, good closets, safe box and mini bar fridge. The bed was great and the linens very fine. The room has spotless maid service.
The public rooms were elegant and filled with light. The breakfast room was beautiful. The terrace was also very inviting. There was an open bar area (for a charge) and some room service food items available but we did not partake of them.
The staff was very friendly and professional and quite fun when having lighthearted conversations with them.
many have complained in their reviews about the high priced breakfast surcharge and we too thought that the price at first glance was very high. We thought we might try to cruise into town to get something cheaper, but when we checked prices, they were not very much cheaper. We decided to try the breakfast once. Well, it was just excellent. The china and tea/coffee service were beautiful and the buffet had more food than anyone could eat. There were even eggs (hardboiled) and ham along with all the other typical large French breakfast standards and some cold cereals. We realized that when considering the prices that we were already paying for the room, the beautiful surroundings and decor, the quality of the food, and the sheer convenience of eating on the property, that it was well worth it. We ended up eating all four of our breakfasts there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
I think it would be better for them to raise their room rates and include the breakfast so that people would not have to gnash their teeth over whether to partake of the breakfast or not, but i am sure they have their well thought out reasons.
We really enjoyed our stay here and have no negative comments to make at all. Non-stuffy luxury all the way. Oh, and free secured parking in their front lot on the property - that was very nice!
One quirk. When you register they ask for a deposit and actually charge your charge card. This is quite unusual in my experience and at first I was put off by it, but our experience at the hotel made all of that melt away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This authentic 18th century Manor house was built on the foundations of the ancient medieval Monastery des Minimes and is situated in proximity of the old town. It is the ideal place from which to explore the chateaux and vineyards of Loire Valley. The selected stopping place offers its visitors comfort "a la francaise", a harmonious blend of sophistication and intimacy, whilst affording glorious views of the Chateau Royal d'Amboise and the river Loire. Air-conditioned rooms. No restaurant. Private enclosed parking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Manoir Les Minimes Hotel