I’m very torn about this review. While it was a great experience staying at a Chateau in France, there were many downsides to our stay.
This hotel is off of the beaten track, which makes for a nice secluded stay. It is definitely quiet being out in the middle of the Loir Valley but it’s also not far from the local village (La-Ferte-Saint-Aubin).
The room we had was on the top level, which was difficult for taking our luggage up and down the stairs. But we expected this, so I’m not complaining. Although some help would have been nice.
The room we had was a bit old and ragged looking. The walls were slightly dirty but there were no bugs, stains, or anything like that. The rug was very worn out and a bit dirty. The bed was not very comfortable either. On the upside, the washroom was one of the best we had during our week long stay in France (at 3 different places). It was very roomy and clean!
The one major complaint that I had with this hotel was that there was an event going on the night we were there. We did not know this, which is fine. You take that risk every time you stay at a hotel. But the staff was completely focussed and devoted to it. It made the parking very difficult since there were tons of cars there. It also made it slightly difficult for us to fully enjoy the hotel and the grounds. For getting to and from our room we had to go around through a side door and when we were sitting outside enjoying a bottle of wine we got some bad looks from the staff. We were actually told that we could not eat outside on the patio (we had picked some food up from the village). We did not want to eat at the hotel given the big event going on. There are only a few options for eating in downtown La-Ferte-Saint-Aubin. We had a car so we were able to get to the village easily. Without the car, you would be a bit stuck.
I think that our stay could have been better – the service was below average. Again, it was a great experience staying at a Chateau, but given the rooms and the lack of cleanliness I would pick another Chateau to stay at over this one. We would not stay here again and we would not recommend it.
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