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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights at this chateau and found the property to be quite nice and very well located for either walking into town or for touring the area. I struggled with an excellent rating on this review a bit since as lovely as the property is, it is quite pricey for the overall experience. For instance, breakfast at 18 euro which is essentially bread, cereals and fruit and extra for eggs is high compared to other places we stayed in France. The other issue I had is that I would have preferred to have breakfast outside since it was so lovely, but there are no tables set up for this.

Our room was on the 3rd floor facing the back garden. The room was quite large and the bathroom nice with a separate tub and shower (I hate it when I have to get in the tub to shower). The room itself was well decorated and attractive. If the weather is hot, they have an "air cooler" which is not the same as a AC. but does reduce the temp a bit. The downstairs rooms were very interesting, but in great weather, no reason to stay inside. Pool and grounds were very nice.

Yolaine and Thierry are excellent hosts and took great care of us while we were there. My husband had a medical problem and they were invaluable in assisting us and resolving quickly so it did not impact our trip.

Despite my minor negative comments above, we would stay here again. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: In hot weather, I would request a room in the front of the house as the ones in the back have sun warming them all afternoon.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LJW47
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I recently completed a four night stay at the Chateau de Verrieres with my wife and daughter. The Chateau is just on the edge of Saumur, which made it very easy to drive to, but also very convenient to walk into town for dinner. The Chateau itself is very nice and we found Yolaine and Thierry to be great hosts, even down to taking time to recommend places to visit on the next leg of our holiday. The actual room we stayed in was really nice, including a proper bed for my daughter unlike the camp beds you get in a number of hotels. Breakfast was probably on the pricey side, but did include baskets of fresh pastries, good quality juice and coffee so overall it was probably reasonable. There is also a nice heated pool, which was extremely nice after a day site seeing. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the hotel if staying in the area,

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank PompeiiGVA
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

There are a number of points which are not intended to be insulting the the owners but just as we found the property:

I. this is called a chateau but is really a large house in town in between several very large buildings. There are thousands of actual l chateaus in this part of the world which are very large and in acres and acres of grounds.

ii. On arrival, we were shown to our room and given a list of 'don'ts' for instance, don't open the curtains because of the sun, don't open the windows because of insects,don't leave the light's on if you do open the window at night as it will attract insects. Even more 'don'ts' were listed in their booklet for instance don't 'under any circumstances' eat in the bedrooms, don't walk into the hotel from the pool with wet feet due to the lovely flooring,

iii. Pool towels had to be collected from the reception, which is ridiculous in a supposed luxury residence.

iv. Breakfast was to be taken in the cellar/basement, out of the way of the lovely living areas.

v. Our room which should have cost 260 euros (we paid 220 euros but were given an upgrade) had a white chair which had a piece of fabric on the seat to cover black stains all over it, plus there was a chipped mug in the room for the coffee.

vi. There is an enormous pit of black water covered with green slime behind the trees in their back garden. This is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN and certainly should have been pointed out in their booklet or in their list of 'don'ts'.

We were charged 16/17 euros each for continental breakfast, anything cooked was another 8 euros each. We were charged 2 euros for a tiny bottle of water.

All the other chateaux gave the water free.

We felt as if the owners were wanting the money for the accommodation, but that all the guests were an inconvenience and not really welcomed in the main body of the house.

The price we paid which was 274 euros for a second floor bedroom, breakfast, two cups of coffee and two bottles of water was outrageously expensive when one can stay at the most amazing Michelin starred chateaux such as Noirieux for similar and a ton of others which are much more beautiful and much much cheaper. If the owners are so concerned regarding their possessions, then they should not be letting out these rooms. A beautiful four star full service hotel can be booked in France for this price without all the onerous do's and don'ts.

Room Tip: First floor rooms might be better bet.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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verrieres, Propriétaire at Hotel and Spa Chateau de Verrieres in Saumur, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

What an inspection report !

1- You are right, there are hundreds of chateaux (I would even quote thousands) which are surrounded with acres and acres of grounds, but...how many are located, with four private acres around, in the historic centre of a town ?
2- You complain about the "don'ts" : they are expressed to guarantee your comfort and the environment for the quality of your stay.
3- "The pool towels can be collected from the reception : how ridiculous...!" But think about it: in a 10 bedroom privately run hotel, you will not find dozens of staff standing in the corners, starring at the guests...where can you find someone permanently available to fulfil the guests' requests? In the reception office ! Where is the problem ? Would you prefer to collect your towels in the breakfast room ?
4- The breakfast room might be the nicest room of the chateau : a lovely white stone vaulted room, receiving fully the morning sun, never cold in the Winter, always cool in the Summer, accessible by the elevator and with a direct access to the park...
5- We sincerely regret to have upgraded you.
6- the park, which is a listed park "a l'anglaise", has of course, a pond, the most romantic
part of it. That pond is one foot deep and usually dry in Summer.

Most of the people are able to appreciate the quality of our hotels and chateaux and our efforts to provide the most enjoyable environment and personalised attention for our guests. There is a price to pay for quality. But, obviously, by reading through the reports you wrote on your other stays, so few of them have had the chance to suit you! There are numerous cheaper and standard places, probably easier to inspect and to be less systematically criticised.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at the Chateau de Verrieres in Saumur for the second time in June 2013, and it was as beautiful as last year. Yolaine and Thierry are the perfect hosts to their chateau and their welcome is exceptional. We stayed in a Junior Suite for two nights which was a lovely quiet haven after a very busy fortnight touring the Loire Valley. The breakfasts are a bit expensive but well worth the cost, in my opinion, with lots of lovely pastries, croissants, nice French bread and gorgeous home made conserves not to mention proper French coffee. As we were arriving on a Sunday night, I had E Mailed Yolaine and Thierry to book us into L'Escargot which is a very nice restaurant very near to the Chateau and open on a Sunday night, this had been booked for us which was very helpful. We sat out in the lovely, well cared for gardens one afternoon which was very peaceful. This is an unique place to stay with some wonderful antiques and beautiful furniture.

Room Tip: A junior suite is well worth the extra Euros.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patricia186460
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a beautiful, quaint chateau. We really enjoyed staying here (if only over night and for breakfast). The owners are lovely and gracious and the bedrooms are large, comfortable and homey. The grounds are really pretty and we truly felt like we had gone back in time. There is not a restaurant but we did enjoy a delicious (yet quite pricey) buffet breakfast. My family and I recommend Chateau De Verrieres.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Joanna S
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