We spent two nights here and can see why it is the number one hotel in Chinon. What I don’t understand is why it is only rated two stars. Our room was small but accommodating and quiet; the bathroom, large, immaculate and up to date. Sitting outside in the evening sipping a glass of wine before heading off to dinner was a real treat. Breakfast is elegant in it’s simplicity; I still dream about the jams, the rustic breads, goat cheese and the creamy yogurt. Laurent and his family are the perfect hosts. I will make it a point to visit Chinon again in the future, if for nothing else but to stay at Hotel Diderot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Hotel Diderot is famous for its marvelous breakfasts, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice. Close to the fireplace in autumn, or on the shaded terrace as soon as the warm weather arrives, the first meal of the day must be as unforgettable as the night that preceded it. Gluten-free breakfast available on request. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a " tourangelle " residence, in the land of Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diderot Hotel Chinon
- Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley