I went over to Richelieu for a friends wedding, there were four adults and one 2yr old. It is a fair drive from the airport (Tours) by hire car, certainly over an hour but on arrival we were rewarded with a cool beer by the pool and the weather was excellant.
They served food but it was a bit of a let down although i think we may have ordered a bit late (Only 9pm.) so they made it clear they were doing us a favour.
The chalet was fine, very 'Ikea like', my parents took the double room which left me and my husband to the fold out sofa bed in the lounge. They provided a cot which we had specified on the booking only after we asked at reception. The first cot didn't work after a good 45 minutes in extreme heat with an irrate 2yr old. On our second attempt they assembled it in reception for us, which took them a good while too. We put our daughter in the bunk bed 2nd bedroom as we wanted to be able to keep her out of the way and in a quiet space, the cot only just fit in the room. I can imagine that with two adults in this room it would be very tight and no where to really put your bags.
Breakfast was continental (funnily enough) but plenty of fresh fruit etc, i didn't go in the pool but it looked good with plenty of sun loungers.
Outside of the chalet was a table and chairs which was really nice and where we spent most of the time.
I would certainly consider going back, it didn't rock my world but it was an excellant base for our short stay. I can't imagine how I would feel if I spent longer there as I'm not sure there would be enough to keep me busy- this may be a plus point for some.
Over all it was clean, friendly and good value, they could just do with improving the food facilities but you always have the option of self catering in your chalet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Touraine Loire Valley and the Loire Valley Castle, our resort *** place as top concern: nature, ecology, responsible tourism and discover of French heritage and traditions. Implanted in a 4 hectares park of trees without cars, our Residence welcomes you for a stay based on quiet, relaxation and wellness. Our wood cottage are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard of quality.During your stay, savor the gastronomic dish of our well-known Chief or escape un our SPA of 320 sqm (Sauna, Steam bath, spa bath, quiet room, massage, hydrotherapy ...). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Du Plessis Hotel Richelieu