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Loire Valley Retreat
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49 hotel reviews
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“Stylish and contemporary bedrooms in beautiful rural location with exceptional welcoming atmosphere for young families and coupl”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in a most beautiful, huge and newly remodeled bedroom. A log fire, nespresso machine, I-pod player, tea and coffee tray, fridge, complimentary bottles of water, luxury bathrobes and toiletries, uber comfortable bed all add up to a luxurious hotel experience.
The owners clearly are very focused on customer satisfaction and run their hotel in an enthusiastic and professional manner. We were very impressed with every aspect of the Loire Valley Retreat and we have no hesitation in recommending this place to all looking for a luxurious and welcoming stay in the Loire Valley.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Every element of this Chateau has been well thought and planned from Proprietors Charlotte and Jerome. Their no expense approach to remodeling their 15th century chateau has paid off and the results are stunning. Our room on the top floor of the main building was spacious and had a separate bedroom replete with toys for our 2 y/o to indulge in. The bathrooms are updated elegantly and stocked with L'Occitane toiletries and Nespresso machines were also a nice touch for in-room amenities.
Throughout our stay, Jerome and Charlotte were extremely welcoming and we were fascinated with Jerome's stories of the local area and the history of the chateau. Both ran the B&B seamlessly (even with two young children) and was a wealth of knowledge for places for lunch and visit. Charlotte's cooking is phenomenal best described as "comfort" food and we thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals (and asked for recipes :) as well) Although we were initially concerned that main attractions like Chambord and Chenonceau were a bit further out, we couldn't have made a better decision as we found delightful towns like Chinon and Samur which we were able to visit on market day. This place is truly crème de la crème of B&Bs!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed in one of the impeccably decorated rooms for a long weekend in a beautiful, relaxing environment. Charlotte and Jerome were wonderful hosts – Charlotte cooking delicious food, Jerome teaching us all about the local wines, and both bending over backwards to ensure our stay was a good one. The nearby town of Chinon is picturesque and inviting, with Les Annees 30 (a restaurant recommended by Charlotte and Jerome, and The Lonely Planet) providing a superb authentic French meal.

The Loire Valley Retreat is equally suited to a romantic weekend or a family holiday. I can’t recommend this place enough – the prices provide extremely good value for the experience you will have.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

Amazing location, great food, brilliant local wine at great prices.... relaxing and we made new friends thanks to the communal dinner. Great!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

It was just what we needed. Charlotte cooked lovely food every night. The pool was heated and the rooms luxurious. Our children loved it. Will definitely go back, if it's not fully booked.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

Both the Chateau de Charge and its hosts, Jerome and Charlotte, are equally charming, warm, interesting and hospitable. Together they have invested both their time, money and passion into renovating this chateau with impeccable taste and and timeless beauty. They have kept alive the most poignant parts of their chateau and have added modern amenities which make it a welcome oasis from many other places one could stay. The chateau was spotless, the beds were heavenly, the bathrooms spectacular, the food delicious, and our hosts (and the other guests who were staying at the time) were fantastic. I would without a doubt recommend Chateau de Charge - the Loire Valley Retreat, and I am looking forward to my next visit.

Room Tip: I cannot think of a tip - it was literally perfect
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

This is an amazing castle with amazing hosts and a very laid back atmosphere. Charlotte and Jerome went above and beyond for us and turned this quick city escape into a gem among short get away vacations. We sat down at the dinner table with other guests from Australia and South Africa and spent the most entertaining night one could possibly have with total strangers. The castle is beautifully furnished, the kid friendliness is one of a kind and the hosts do everything in their power to make the stay unforgettable - including the wine! Thanks for unforgettable days!

Room Tip: family friendly, great location
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Property: Loire Valley Retreat
Address: 2 rue de Charge, 37500, Chinon, France
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Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four beautiful self contained cottages set in a 15th-century Loire Valley Chateau and its outbuildings, entirely and lovingly renovated in 2008 & 2011 by the English and French owner managers. Peace and tranquility combined with warm hospitality. Very family friendly. Delicious French table d'hote meals available three evenings, breakfast included every day. Fully gated heated outdoor pool, free wifi, babysitting available, fantastic range of Loire Valley wines. Suites to suit a couple, a family of up to five, or book the entire place to sleep up to 16. ... more   less 
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Loire Valley Retreat Chinon, France

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