We recently returned from a 16 day vacation to Italy and France with our 16 year old daughter. The majority of the first two weeks were spent at hotels, and though they were nice, it felt great to be in the cottage owned by Gloria and Bob at their bed and breakfast. It was wonderful having a place of our own without people on either side of us, above or below. The beds were comfortable, the fridge stocked with essentials, fresh flaky croissant delivered daily for a breakfast starter, an incomparable shower, etc... We were greatly appreciative of the maps/directions, restaurant recommendations, and other information Gloria provided to help make our short stay efficient and productive. She was extremely helpful in securing reservations for dinners and communicating with the balloon company who spoke mostly in French. Bob was moving constantly to make our stay and that of others comfortable and assure we had all we needed. It may be simplistic of us, but it was also a huge plus to end our vacation with hosts who spoke English well. Amboise is a great location for exploring the Loire Valley and is a quaint town which has a lot to offer within walking distance of the property including great restaurants. Our favorite was La Fourchette, can't say enough positive about that. Gloria was helpful in explaining the "rules" of the road in France. To explore the area fully a car or bike is needed. We would definitely stay again and wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks for everything!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Le Vieux Manoir Hotel Amboise