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“Cute hotel, nice service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Grand Monarque

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Le Grand Monarque
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Azay-le-Rideau
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Carlsbad, California
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80 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Cute hotel, nice service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a cute little town, where the main attraction is the chateau.

This hotel looks very pretty from the outside, it has a beautiful courtyard, and nice lobby. Our room was on the third floor, and maybe the decor is a bit out of date up there, but it was still very clean and airy. We had a large room, but the furniture was a bit worn and mismatched a bit.

The wifi did not work in our room, and the staff worked very hard to get it working for us.

The breakfast was really good, and the hotel was clean and comfortable. They had a nice place for us to keep our bikes. The staff was very nice and always tried to be helpful.

I would stay there again if I came by this area in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is a haven of calm relaxation and quality, perfectly placed over looking the town and close to the main car park. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, our room was clean, comfortable and well appointed.
A Quality experience in a divine location, walking distance to the famous chateau and all town amenities.
Well worth a visit and good value for money

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights in July. The staff were really pleasant and helpful.They gave us plenty of information and advise and showed us to our room, even helping with the bags.We were given a full run down on room facilities and controls.
Dinner served outside in the courtyard was very good as was the service.
Breakfast was average hotel fare.
We found the whole place to be clean and well maintained and good value for money

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Lovely hotel with exceptional service. We booked only a day or 2 ahead for an overnight stay on the way to Le Havre. The man on reception was charming and very helpful, telling us about the local area and carrying our bags to the top floor room. The room was a family attic room, really clean and comfortable, with a fabulous ( possibly brand new ) bathroom. They provided secure parking for our car and trailer. The added bonus was the outstanding dinner served outside in the courtyard. The food was sublime and the waitress advised us on which wines to choose for each course - the service was amazing. Thanks for a lovely end to our holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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NZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in late June and had a fabulous time in the Loire. The room was very nice and clean. We didn't feel the price was justified in light of the lack of any sort of spark or enthusiasm from the staff. The bar was dead and lifeless, often had to sit and wait...sometimes being the only ones there...for someone to come and see us or offer us a drink.... the restaurant we avoided as we had seen previous reviews...although did have breakfast which was included in the room price ....that was fairly average....apart from this we didn't have a bad experience...someone just needs to liven up the place a bit!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Not too impressive from the outside, but the staff was helpful and the location couldn't be better. Easy walk to the Chateau and there are lots of restaurants nearby. A/C in the room. Staff even provided us with a kettle and real cups for tea!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Given the name of the hotel and the age of the building, we had expected something a little more grand. We had a room in the annexe, which was fine and quite spacious, but it wasn't the sort of room you wanted to spend a long time in. The bathroom was newish but I suspect the plumbing is still fairly old - the water pressure wasn't great. The breakfast was OK but perhaps over-priced. One good thing was that the air-con was effective and quiet. The hotel is ideally situated and very central. We chose not to have dinner there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Le Grand Monarque
Address: 1 rue du Chateau, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Azay-le-Rideau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Azay-le-Rideau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Grand Monarque 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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