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Le Vieux Manoir
Ranked #1 of 31 Amboise B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had a lovely room at Le Vieux Manoir with interesting furnishings and an updated bath and shower. The grounds are beautiful and a delicious breakfast was served in the conservatory looking out on the garden. The Manoir had space for parking and was within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the Chateau in Amboise. It was also well located for visiting other sites in the area. Gloria was a great source of information for sites to see as well as places to eat and was quick to make dining reservations for us. Both Gloria and Bob made our stay in the Loire Valley a memorable one!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you want to visit the Loire Valley, this is the place from which to center your visit. The Manoir is a beautiful place, excellent rooms with a great bath and shower. Don't miss the fabulous engravings and paintings that Gloria the proprietor, has collected and placed on the walls throughout. The gardens are beautiful, and breakfast is a delight with real coffee, a selection of cheeses, pastries, breads and fruit. There is a parking area on the site. Most importantly, Gloria will give you whatever advice you might need, from where the good restaurants are, to ratings of the various chateaux, to historical advice and local maps. Her fund of knowledge of the area is vast and she is willing to share with you what you need to know to have a fabulous time. We went to places and events we would not have known about or considered without her advice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We received a very warm welcome on a cold rainy day. Our room was wonderful. At the top of the house views over the roof tops, a skylight in the tub area, simply charming. Breakfast is in a garden room and has lots of choices with fresh fruit every day and french press coffee. Gloria is a huge help in planning your stay, chateau features, restaurants etc. Hotel is well located for walking to restaurants. The hotel was also very quiet and the gardens are pretty.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our room was cute, terrific bath tub.
Our hosts were very pleasant and very helpful in pointing out which chateaus to see and how not to get lost driving in France. Great breakfast. Parking was easy once we found the hotel. Our hosts were from the United States so there were no problems communicating.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Le Vieux Manoir was a convent in a former life. Each of its guest rooms has a unique feel. Our room, the Madame de LaFayette was roomy, comfortable and felt like a real country inn. It had up-to-date plumbing with plenty of hot water whenever we wanted it. The B&B is fronted by a beautiful gated garden in the heart of Amboise. The chateau, restaurants, shops and promenade along the river are all just a few minutes' walk from Le Vieux Manoir. The location offers easy access to the roads that lead to the many chateaux and gardens nearby. Hosts Gloria and Bob Belknap make you feel at home. Gloria is a fountain of information on places to see, restaurants in town and around the region and how to get around the Loire Valley, just to mention a few. While it might seem a bit pricey, it's worth every euro. We heartily recommend Le Vieux Manoir.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed in the Maison de Gardien attached to the main house. It was impeccably clean and well appointed with comfortable antiques as well as linens, towels and a great bed. The bath was lovely as well. We especially enjoyed our corner table in the courtyard beautifully landscaped with spring flowers and shrubs accompanied by the bubbling fountain. We retreated to the back garden with the sun and were equally enchanted by the landscaping. The Manoir is perfectly located for walking to restaurants, shopping and chateau visiting. Bob and Gloria are lovely, helpful hosts, full of excellent suggestions. I would love to go back.

Room Tip: We were very pleased with the quiet and privacy of the Maison de Gardien and it's sunny location...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My two friends and I stayed at a guest cottage (La Maison de Portail) at Le Vieux Manoir. We were captivated the moment we walked through the gates into the grounds and gorgeous gardens of Le Vieux Manoir and were not disappointed during our 3 night stay. The renovation of the cottage is beautifully done and we loved the rustic details in the décor. The beds were very comfortable, the rain shower is fabulous and everything you need is provided for you. Gloria and Bob are wonderful hosts, assisting us with recommendations on sites to see, restaurants to eat at it. We really enjoyed hearing her stories about the renovation of this historic property. Gloria was so helpful in making restaurant reservations and and providing any other assistance that we needed during our stay. Le Vieux Manoir is centrally located in Amboise, making shops and sites in Amboise easy to walk to. My friends and I highly recommend staying at Le Vieux Manoir for your stay in the Loire Valley!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 13 rue Rabelais, 37400, Amboise, France
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Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Amboise
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Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Amboise
Price Range: $130 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time into Le Vieux Manoir, an enchanting 18th century mansion, completely restored in 1999 by an American couple, hidden in the heart of Amboise, a historic village with a celebrated Royal Chateau. The Manoir grounds are surrounded by ancient stonewalls that enclose the exquisite gardens and private secured parking for guests and create a warm and private world. Within a short stroll are over 30 restaurants and numerous charming shops. ... more   less 
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