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“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Diderot

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Hotel Diderot
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
Marceline, Missouri
1 review
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“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

My memories of time recently spent at the Hotel Diderot are those of a warm embrace from an old friend. Beginning each day sitting by the fireplace enjoying freshly made bread and jams. And the lively conversation with our hosts who provided excellent advice of historic locations and restaurants open off season. The lovely accommodations which warmly welcomed me upon my return and the nightly aperitif in the hotel common rooms before walking a few blocks into town for dinner. Memories which will certainly hasten my return to the charming Hotel Diderot.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Tink48
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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Bonjour from France and thank you so much for your report.
We must let you know that we also enjoyed your visit and all the good moments spent together !
We are glad to know that you loved your cosy romantic room.
Please don't forget to say hello to Minnie, Mickey, Donald and all the rest of the Disney family for us!
We hope that we will see you again in the future.
Take care.
Kind regards
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I thought it would be difficult to live up to the many great reviews we read before arriving for our two day stay. If anything, they might be understated. My wife and I and our adult daughter took a short 2 day trip from Paris to visit the Loire valley for the first time. We stayed in room 5, a very nice double with separate bath and toilet facilities. Our daughter stayed next door in room 7, a tiny but very cozy single. The rates, reduced 20% for off season, were way below the quality received.

We were hosted by Francoise and Martine, sisters who never seem to stop smiling or trying to help. Unfortunately their brother was having some health problems so we did not meet him; however we certainly enjoyed the homemade jams he produces each year.

I cannot recommend this place any higher. If you have the chance-GO! We will be back

Bob, Judy, and Amy

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Bonjour dear nice family,
We also keep an excellent memory of your stay with us. We remember your kindness and your smiles. Thank you so much for this. We hope that you had a very nice stay in Paris and that you enjoyed the sales ! We look forward to seeing you again in the future and please take care.
Kind regards,
Françoise, Martine and Laurent
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Diderot over Christmas and it was a lovely cozy place during the quiet season. The rooms were charming and full of character, but immaculate with modern bathrooms and great wifi. Of course, the breakfasts were amazing, with the tons of delicious jams and breads served in front of a lovely fire. Everyone there was so nice and helpful, with tips for the area and a smile every time you walked by. Definitely the place to stay in the area, we will be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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hoteldiderot, Gérant at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Bonjour from sunny France and thank you very much for taking the time to send a such nice report.
All the words that you use really touch us. It is so easy to be smiling with people like you : you enjoy our service, our welcoming and also our breakfast and that is the most important.
We will continue to work like that, to continue to delight nice people like you !
We look forward to welcoming you again and share good moment with you.
All the best,
Laurent
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

My husband and I , and our 11 year old daughter stayed at the perfect Hotel Diderot and were very sorry to leave We .wished we could have taken the hotel, complete with staff and the resident hotel cat, and all the wonderful homemade breakfast jams with us on the rest of our travels in France! Our experience here surpassed our expectations significantly, and for Chinon as a destination also.The hotel is charming and immaculate and would meet the most discerning aesthetes expectations in every way. Francois, Martine and Laurent are delightful- welcoming, efficient and kind. Everything was perfect. Thank you for making our stay so memorable and delightful. We will never forget our experience here and hope we can return again one day soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Bonjour from Chinon and thank you so much for this nice report. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your opinion is very important for us and we really look forward to welcoming you again in the future at the Hotel Diderot.
Kind regards,
Laurent
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Très belle maison, sympathique personnel, bon petit déjeuner. Tout était parfait!! J'adore Chinon et cet hôtel! :)

My husband and I travelled Chinon last December. This little town itself was really lovely and this hotel was the best ever in France! The interior was absolutely beautiful, staffs were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was truly delicious! I hope to visit there once again :D

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Bonjour Yeony102,
Thank you for your very nice comment on our little family hôtel. All the Diderot hotel's team joining me to present you its best wishes for 2014. Hope to see you soon in the Loire valley.
Your host
Laurent
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at Hotel Diderot twice over the past two years - once in May 2012 and our second visit was just last month, in December. Both times Laurent, Françoise and Martine were incredibly welcoming, helpful and kind. When we needed help or had any questions, the staff went above and beyond for us.

The hotel is well-located for exploring Chinon and the surrounding Loire Valley region. The breakfast, including the hotel's specialty homemade jams and preserves, is absolute first-class, and one of the best I've ever had. Our room was quaint and comfortable, and the bathroom was modern and very clean. The service at this hotel is some of the best I've experienced, and it's very good value for the money.

I am looking forward to going back to visit sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Chère Jackie, et Matt,
There are customers that we can not forget.
We all memory your kindness, your good humor, your smile!
on a 5-point scale, we give you unanimously 6!
From this side of the world, we think of you, and keep the hope to welcome you a third time!
A bientôt
laurent
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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Perfect combination of old world architectural charm and modern amenities. The staff was welcoming, friendly and eager to share this idyllic property and its history. The bedrooms were cozy and comfortable. The spa-like bathrooms were modern and impeccably clean. The location is ideal: less than a five minute walk through narrow, medieval streets to the center of town and the elevator to the Chinon Castle.They also serve one of the best continental breakfasts I have experienced. You really must try all their dozens of homemade jam and preserve varieties.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LD4CHINON, Owner at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Chère Madame, Monsieur,
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice testimony. I am touched by your kindness, I take this opportunity, on behalf of our entire team, to wish you a very happy new year 2014.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Chinon, to taste the other 5 dozen jams!
Merci beaucoup
Laurent
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Property: Hotel Diderot
Address: 4 rue de Buffon, 37500, Chinon, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Diderot 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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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Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley

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