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Chateau de Verrieres
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2011

If you want the experience of staying in a huge French mansion, completely renovated and restored to period detail, then stay here. It is just a beautiful space, impeccably furnished and incredibly inspiring compared to so many of the mundane places available to stay. If you are like us you will just want to walk through the house and take pictures. The location is just perfect,
just two large blocks to the center
of town. We stayed in the least expensive room at $185 euro and our prior chateau room the night before in another city was $135 euro. The $185 buy-in was as least 50 per cent better of an experience, seriously. Further, the least expensive $185 euro room was huge, had AC, view overlooking the pool. The more expensive rooms we just over the top and would be a great experience for a real splurge, but not necessary to spend that money if you simply want a great room and want to enjoy the chateau. The owners were very nice, helpful and booked a dinner reservation fornus at le Gambetta, which you MUST go to - one star Michelin and the best meal we have had anywhere in the past three years. We didn't take the buffet breakfast at the chateau , we instead grabbed a baguette and some cheese and sat outside the chateau saumur and enjoyed the view so can't comment on the breakfast.

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We felt very special staying in such a wonderful Chateau, so beautifully restored and furnished, surrounded by lovely gardens, including a swimming pool. The rooms were all decorated differently and ours was superb with all the appearance, including exquisit finishings of a bygone era yet with all the mod cons of today. The owners were extremely helpful with information & reservations and were very friendly - in fact at the time their grandchildren were visiting from Paris for the school holidays and they were delightful, making us feel like guests in a friends home! Samur itself is a pretty & quaint town & many of the shops, attractions such as the Cavalry School & restaurants are in walking distance from Verrieres. We followed Thierry's recomendation and ate at L'Escargot - a must do! The only negative of our visit was that it was all too short - we would suggest you stay here at least 4 nights and enjoy the fabulous locatiion for the Loire and it's Chateaux etc. whilst being spoilt in friendly, elegant luxury!

Room Tip: I suspect ALL rooms are lovely but we stayed in a Romantique which was very large & had seperate...
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

A lovely town house that has been converted. Each room individually decorated and they range from a smallish double to very large suites. Very welcoming couple who run the chateau and who restored it. They do not do dinner on site but booked us a nice restuarant. Breakfast was good and there was even Marmite for British guests. Also tea and coffee making facilities in the room.

Room Tip: Look at their website as each room is individual. We had the smallest and it was fine for 2
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at this wonderful hotel. The public area of the hotel is elegant and luxurious. The château, which dates from the middle of the nineteenth century, has been modernized for safety and convenience, but retains the sense of living in a bygone era. The location is quite central and we were able to walk to all the sights within the town. Despite the central location, the building is in a large private park/garden which is lovely to explore. Our room was spacious, well furnished and very quiet overnight.
The owners were very friendly and open and anxious to help us get the most from our visit. They discussed restaurants with us and made reservations which are usually necessary to avoid the disappointment of being turned away. They also talked with us about the sights and events in the area and provided us with ample information. The Château is their home and this gives an informal aspect to the visit that is not present in many hotels of this quality.
Overall we would recommend this hotel in the highest possible terms and would certainly like to stay there on a future visit. It makes an ideal base for exploring the central Loire valley.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We booked for two nights and ended up staying four. It is no surprise that this hotel is rated Travellers' Choice® 2011 Winner. The hands on owners completley understand attention to detail and customer service. Our stay was absolutely trouble free and nothing was too much trouble. Standards are faultless and the owners are attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We immediatley felt at home and as we decided to extend our stay had the benefit of sleeping in two different rooms both of which were of very high standards overlooking the pool and the gardens. If you are coming to the Loire Valley you should stay here. Chateau De Verriers is at the expensive end of this type of accomodation but it is worth it! We will return

Room Tip: Suite was very nice!!!
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Pros: Stunning late XIXth Century Hotel Particulier lovingly restored and furnished.Swimming pool.
Cons: slow,unreliable and ultimately infuriating WiFi connection.
Not really within walking distance of city center where parking is scarce
Pay attention to the bill breakfast charge may be there even if you did not have breakfast

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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verrieres, Propriétaire at Chateau de Verrieres, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2011

Dear Milouw
Thank you for your comments ; we are surprised to read that we are "not in a walking distance" from the center . We are located IN the listed historical part of Saumur and by chance surrounded by delicious restaurants. The shops are in the street perpendicular to ours. But we are not disturbed by the early deliveries and inconveniences of a narrow noisy street as we offer our guests the privilege to stay within a private park with a swimming pool in the center of the town. All our guests are very happy to leave their car freely in our secured courtyard and enjoy the 5 minutes walk to the shopping streets.. (check our location on google map)
Most of our guests take breakfast .When they don't want it, they let us know the night before. As you didn't advice us , your bill was prepared including breakfast. Obviously our intention was not to charge you unduely.
Kind regards.

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Reviewed August 6, 2011

A lovely location, a lovely building and beautiful rooms. However, monsieur can be quoted as "This is our home" and therefore, you cannot use the air conditioning unless "the temperature is suitable" (it was a very humid 25C), you must cancel breakfast the night before or "you will have to pay for it"; you must only take luggage through the basement "in case in harms the front steps" and many other petty rule. If you don't like it then "of course, you can check out." We did!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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yysaumur, Propriétaire at Chateau de Verrieres, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2011

Your stay went wrong for the beginning : you arrived at lunch time, using your klaxon to open the gate...It was rainy. You refused our offer to take care of your luggage. You chose to bring your case through the main entrance, banging on every step...
You rightly let us know that you did not want breakfast. We thanked you for advising us and, of course, did not not charge it on your bill. As we explained you, we need to know the number of tables we have to prepare, in order that we do not wait all morning for guests who do not wish to have breakfast.
Anybody can check through the records that the temperature that Saturday 6th night was only 13 degrees centigrade...it sounded natural to open the windows to get fresh air !
The weather this Summer is poor. When you made your booking eleven months ago, you could not expect to visit France in August under the rain...(All french farmers had been praying for water !) You actually were fed up with your first week of trip and you wished to be back home as shortly as possible...
From the very first second you stepped out of your car, it was noticeable that you would find any excuse to shorten your stay.
Curiously, on that same night we were fully booked and welcoming for a week a couple who stayed with us 2 years ago and other guests were asking to extend their stay for another two nights...
We are happy that you appreciated the building and the location. We will ask the farmers to soften their prayers, for your next trip to France.

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Address: 53 Rue d'Alsace, 49400, Saumur, France
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Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Saumur
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Saumur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saumur
#2 Luxury Hotel in Saumur
Price Range: $225 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Chateau de Verrieres 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Verrières is an élégant Château, built in 1895 to host receptions and elegant parties for the officers from the famous Cavalry School. It has been artfully restored, romantic atmosphere. Only 10 rooms and Suite to welcome you. Each room is unique, filled with light through the high windows. Verrieres stands in huge grounds with a heated pool, spa and sauna. Step in directly into the heart of old Saumur and make your choice among the delicious restaurant located around Verrières. Free wi-fi and parking. All comfort. ... more   less 
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