This sis a very difficult property to review since I would rate a stay in the garden units as average whereas the superior view rooms would be higher.
We selected Le Prieure in Saumur as a convenient stop between Chinon and Angers. We were part of a large group and were booked in standard rooms except for one couple that had an upgraded room in the main building. The website suggested that all the rooms were medieval buildings so we were surprised to discover that we would be billeted in prefabricated two unit cottages situated in the garden behind the main buildings.
The garden units were very cheaply constructed and completely out of character with the classic main chateau buildings. The garden units were comfortable and nicely furnished and had the advantage of a large deck where the group could congregate and enjoy drinks and snacks. The couple from our group that stayed in the main building reported the room to be just OK when compared to the two previous chateaus that we had stayed in. The water in the pool was quite chilly and exacerbated by the windy conditions so only a couple hardy souls braved a swim.
The high point of the stay was our dinner in the main dining room. The service was excellent, food was very good but not over the top gourmet. The fine list was extensive but we able to find nice bottles of the regional wines in the 30 euro range. The ambiance and fine view really added to the experience.
I would not recommend a stay in the garden units if you are looking for a classic chateau experience however it served our purposes and did offer a very pleasant dinner experience. The hotel website should be more forthright with the description and pictures of the exterior of the garden units.
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- Also Known As:
- Le Prieure Hotel Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault
- Le Prieure France/Maine Et Loire