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“Best Western Hotel De France Chinon, Loire Valley - Good Hotel”

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Best Western Hotel De France
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Friendly staff, comfortable room and facilities, great location at the heart of the beautiful old city of Chinon. The hotel does have parking which is secure, private and free, but it is relatively small (which is why, I suspect, the hotel does not advertise it).

Nice breakfast (yoghurts, cereal, Danishes, ham, cheese, fresh bread, boiled eggs, orange and apple juice, jams, cakes, coffee, tea etc).

Many restaurants, we learnt, are shut on Sundays and Mondays; the lovely receptionist booked us a table at a 3 Michelin forks restaurant (Les Annees 30) which was open. Nice “gastronomic” food as referred to by the French.

I would definitely stay there again, nice, clean and perfect location.

Note:
No lift in the hotel and there are no ground floor rooms.
None of the hotels we stayed in (both Dordogne and Loire) provided nor iron neither a kettle.

Room Tip: First floor - less stairs to climb (no lift)
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We really enjoyed a recent visit to Chinon, and our stay at he Hotel de France certainly contributed. We had a lovely room with a Juliet balcony overlooking a lovely, leafy square. The room had recently been refurbished; the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was large and had particularly wonderful shower. Amenities were very good and wifi was fast. The breakfast room was bright and cheerful and the food offering was very good. The staff was very friendly and always smiling. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Chinon is a wonderful little town , and the hotel proved to be quite nice. As location is everything, it is perfectly situated on the square Charles de Gaulle. We requested and received a second floor room overlooking the square with balcony. Excellent . The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Overall a very nice stay.

Room Tip: Your choices are the square or the courtyard.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Hotel situated in the centre of Chinon. Very good value with well appointed rooms and excellent breakfast included in the price of the room.
Lovely open air restaurants just outside the door with good seafood.
I unfortunately left my Kindle in the bedroom and this arrived at my home within three days - merci!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Well, what can I say to add to the previous comments about the quality of the staff here? I had the pleasure of dealing with Sandra, who overcame all my problems without losing her smile, with consummate professionalism but also with a nice personal touch. My mother was feeling under the weather but their suite was the perfect place to recover with the car safely in the private garage. Excellent walks from their central location and all in all a perfect stay, thank you Sandra.

Room Tip: 30 is a great suite but no views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Excellent in every way- location, comfort, and staff. Chinon is a lovely historic town and this hotel was built in 1577 so has wonderful architecture. The rooms have been modernised and ours had every comfort and a view of the old castle. The staff were exceptional- Rachel even drove us to see the confluence of the Loire as we did not have a car- service beyond the call of duty, which we greatly appreciated- all the staff were lovely and very helpful.Breakfast excellent too.

Room Tip: Castle views from front rooms, but some noise from the square, mainly during the day.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are a family of four two adults and two children. We had not booked in advance.
the receptionist was very kind and gave us the suite wich is less expensive than two double rooms. The suite is composed of two rooms and a beautiful and big bathroom.
At the beginning I was a little disappointed because it has no view on the castle ( like other rooms) but it was really very quiet and we slept greatly.
The building is ancient, but very clean and you can feel the athmosphere of old times.
It is a good introduction if you are there to visit castles! The room is very wide and there are many gadgets like soaps ecc....
The woman at the reception was very kind and gave us excelent advices regarding where to have dinner.
Breakfast ( included in our room rate) was great. You could eat outside in a very charming courtyard or inside. Food very good and what I like most was the authentic attention that the staff gave us. Not standardized at all.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel De France

Address: 47, 49 Place Du General De Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
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Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Price Range: $87 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel De France 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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