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Best Western Hotel De France
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“loved this little place”
Reviewed April 23, 2007

We stumbled upon this little jem and stayed two nights when we planned on staying for one. the room was clean - FREE WIFI! no joke FREEE! and it is great (i'm writing this on my computer now)
the shower is FANTASTIC. american standards fantastic. the location can NOT be beat in the center of the cutest little town you ever want to see and right down from the chateau (which is closed until jan 2008 at least) the restaurants are fantastic right around the hotel and we even had a little balcony where we could sip wine and look at the chateau. the staff was very sweet even with their limited english. there is even a sweet cat to pet if you so desire. we paid 75E i believe and think it is the best deal around. beds comfy as well. did i mention freeee wifi! enjoy!

  • Liked — Location, Free Wifi, great shower, cutest town around
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2006

Just got back from another fabulous two weeks motoring holiday in France. We stayed 4 nights at the Hotel de France in Chinon. Last year we stayed three - it is just a great little hotel. Rickety stairs, cobbled streets, lovely restaurants, cheap parking, wonderful town, wine everywhere! 84 euros (£58) a night per room - can't get much better. The people in the hotel speak great English. The rooms overlooking the square are a bit on the small size, but well worth the view and the ambience. There is a bit of noise in the morning as they CLEAN the square and get the tables and chairs ready for lunch. If it bothers you, have another glass the night before!!
We cannot recommend this hotel enough. It is a little gem.

  • Liked — Location
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  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank BD_Manchester
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London
Level 6 Contributor
39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 8, 2005

Stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of May. Our room though small was fine for our stay and as we don't travel to stay in, it was more than adequate for our needs. Good size bathroom with great water pressure in the shower. Our room was a balcony room at the front of the hotel with a wonderful view over the square and of the castle. A note for light sleepers or late risers - the square suffers a fair bit from noise in the morning as the restaurants/cafes put out their tables for the day and also as they close up in the evenings. Staff were always helpful, polite and attentive.

There is a parking garage for the hotel at the back and costs €9 a day. If you're out for the day and you can find a space there is a public car park at the back where you can leave your car for free between 7pm and 9am. If you're leaving later than that you can buy a parking ticket from the machine for the next day - €1.80 gives you 3 hours and as parking is free from 12-2 it means it will only cost you that much to park there until 2pm. If when you arrive back in the evening the parking is full I advise you try again a little later as it empties out after some of the restaurants close.

  • Stayed May 2005
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9 Thank MJT
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41 reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2005

Lovely hotel in a gorgeous spot. Very old and interesting building with superb view over the square. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this charming hotel.

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Property: 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 #6 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
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Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel De France 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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