We made our reservation very close to departure based principally on the reviews. Au Prince Grenouille lived up to expectations. Originally booked for six nights we extended to seven because we were enjoying ourselves so much.
Anne is a very cordial and welcoming hostess who is pleased to help in all kinds of ways. Her quiche dinners or salad plates make a convenient alternative to driving out for dinner and the very local wine she sells and decants for you at a sensible mark-up is decent. She is equally happy to let you picnic beside the pool which is very helpful as she does not permit residents to eat in their rooms.
We found breakfasts to be both ample and varied. On days when the baker does not deliver Anne bakes her own bread. Her jams and yoghurts are also excellent.
Le Manoir itself is set well back from a minor road and is generally very quiet - apart from some distant hooting of owls at night! It has the feel of and truly is a mediaeval manor house. The decor is a mix of traditional with some distinctive touches of modern and/or exotic and/or quirky (frog-abilia abounds). Our room was wonderfully spacious and the plumbing works well.
Our only word of warning would be that the stairs in the tower by which the guest rooms are reached are VERY old and characterful but mean that this would not be easy for anyone infirm.
Would we go back? Absolutely, we hope to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "The Frog Prince" is pleased to welcome you all year round. In the heart of Touraine, 7 km from Chinon, among the most beautiful castles of the Loire, it welcomes you in 5 splendid rooms. 2h30 from Paris or Bordeaux, 45 minutes from Futuroscope, or tours, it offers an unforgettable stay for two, with family or friends. In a historic mansion dating from 1620, 5 rooms are available. Deluxe room for 2 people or family room for up to 6 people, all decorated in different styles with refinement, period furniture and kindness of the owner do the rest. Flat screen televisions in rooms and Free WIFI! Table d'hôtes in the evening on reservation, chandelier in winter or next to the swimming pool in summer ... Enclosed park, with outdoor games for children, pony rides on site, summer swimming pool, mini soccer field, The prices include breakfast. Reduction of 5 nights (low season) except extended weekend and long stays and New Year's Eve. Reduction (from 7 nights) ... more less
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