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Located in Lavardin, SO TROGLO - Chambres troglodytes de charme is in a rural location, a 5-minute drive from Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir and 6 minutes from Garden of Plessis Sasnières.
Pros: So Troglo was a unique place to stay - most rooms are troglodyte (a few not) - and this was brilliant in the heatwave (July 19) as our room was lovely and cool (and very stylish too). Isabelle the hostess was very welcoming and relaxed; she made an amazing breakfast for us with homemade bread, brioche and cake. We didn't have the evening meal but judging from the breakfast that would be excellent. The house has a lovely terrace with views overlooking the beautiful valley and a really nice pool as well. Lavardin itself was an unexpected gem with a spectacular ruined chateau, historic church and lovely river.
Pros: Everything! The welcome, the view, the food (we have been lucky enough to eat Michelin star food around the world and would put Isabelle’s cooking on a level with the best). We also liked the decor, the cleanliness, the hosts sense of style, the history, the village & the river. All this in easy travelling distance to magical places like Chateau Chaumont and it’s international garden festival. Thank you Isabelle & Philip for a lovely few days.
Pros: Isabelle and her husband are wonderful hosts and we had superb meals cooked by Isabelle THe breakfasts were the best I have ever had! Great to be in a troglodyte accommodation during a heatwave Great to have a lovely pool
Cons: Would like a room with twin beds
Pros: The dinner was excellent as was the cafe I shared with Isabelle the morning I left. I didn't have breakfast so no opinion other than to say if dinner was excellent than her breakfast would be delicious too. The shower was large and well lit
Cons: All was as expected or better
Pros: Everything! Lovely stay in a unique place. The welcome is warm, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable and the food is superb.
Cons: It was a return visit, so there were no surprises. The evening meal is a little expensive, but the cooking is magnificent. Please use jugs of water instead of plastic bottles.
Pros: an unbelievably excellent experience! What a host !
Pros: The evening meal and breakfast was outstanding. Our host was lovely and everything was home-made, including the cocktails! We loved the ambience and the rooms were clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend this B&B and would return again with friends and family.
Pros: My stay at So Troglo was a real highlight of my trip to France. Isabelle was so generous and welcoming that it was like staying with a good friend. The troglodyte room was beautifully furnished and equipped, and I appreciated the terrace and sitting room available for guests. I recommend that everyone has breakfast to be able to appreciate another factor of Isabelle's hospitality. Fruit is from her orchard, bread, pastries and jams made by her, and all presented with the utmost sense of style. Lavardin is a lovely village and the surrounding countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. I hope I will return for longer. Thank you Isabelle
Cons: It was all perfect
Pros: The room was unusual, in troglodyte cave, but extremely comfortable and well equipped. The hospitality was excellent and the breakfast exceptional.
Cons: Nothing to dislike
Pros: Isabelle is a extremely kind host
This independant troglodyte loft is located in a small wine maker village next to the city of Vendome. The loft has a view of the terrace where guests can relax and have their breakfast. The loft has a double bed downstairs and a folding bed upstairs. The large shower dug in the rock is located upstairs. The whole space is decorated with original art work and fitted with a refrigerator, coffee maker, TV. There is a small sitting area downstairs. Wifi is available free of charge. A continental breakfast is included. Thoré la Rochette is located about 40 minutes from Amboise where stands the Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo da Vinci.
Pros: Luc is a perfect host! Very helpful and attentive. He even gave me warm croissants for breakfast! The Troglodyte was perfect during the heat wave in France. A great address next to the Rochambeau château.
Pros: A great and friendly welcome, a beautiful place which was a haven of peace and just what was needed after a long drive and much work when I get back. There is much to visit in the area and a cave à vins down the road.
Cons: Nothing to dislike at the property but getting around the area is a bit of a challenge as road signs are poor. You definitely need a sat nav or a passenger who can read a map!
Pros: A very quirky place. Verycleanbed comfortable. Luc was extremely pleasant and welcoming
Cons: Would have liked a fridge
Pros: This accommodation was fantastic. We will definitely be back. Very friendly host Very special characterful property Clean and comfortable All little details thought of Would definitely recommend
Cons: Nothing could improve this accommodation
Pros: Beautiful room carved out the stone with lots of surprisingly little touches. Pictures don’t do it justice. The village was charming, as was our host, Luc. Highly recommended. Visit nearby Vendôme while your here and sample some local wine.
Pros: The loft is located in a charming village. The whole property is elegant and relaxing. We were greeted by a lantern by the street. Our host was the most welcoming and he really goes out of his way to make our experience comfortable and memorable. Our room was beautiful. We loved the experience of sleeping in a cave. We loved the shower, the view of the gardens, the decor, the sweets, the extra blankets (for winter). About a 100 meters from the property is a boulangerie with delicious breads.
Cons: My only regret is we didn't stay longer.
Pros: The loft was incredible, full of small details that brings character and soul to this place. Clean and comfortable, I fully recommand the loft for a unique experience. A big plus for the host who is very friendly and offered us all we needed for a pleasant stay: tea, coffee, apples and even a nice breakfast. Thanks again.
Pros: Extremely amicable host. Most interesting room we have ever stayed in. Truly out of this world. Luc, the host was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this place for an extremely pleasant stay.
Cons: A little out of the way, located in a tiny village.
Pros: Stylish, quirky accommodation. Beautifully designed gite built into the living rock. Wonderful welcome from the genial owner, Luc, who could not have done anything else to make our stay more enjoyable.
Pros: Very charming place and great host
Cons: We liked everything about it
When you stay at Côte Sud in Troo, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Parc de la Fosse and Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access and multilingual staff.
Pros: We stayed in a cottage built into the caves, it was 40 degrees this week and it was sooo cool in there, beautifully decorated, really comfortable and we slept so well. The breakfast in the morning was perfect, the night before we said, let’s get up, have a quick but for breaky and get off!! Ha ha an hour later we were still sat there, local fresh produce, the jams were to die for, so good, so different, the bread, the juice, the coffee, just perfect. Oh and a great host too!!! Thank you so much for a great stay
Pros: Very friendly owner, lovely place with nice furniture, public parking close by, wifi available, delicious breakfast - everything you need.
Pros: Beautifully furnished eclectic building that was a Gendarmerie 300 years ago. Greeted by owner who had an open fire burning & gave us a glass of sparkling wine each. Lovely restaurant virtually next door. Troglodyte caves right behind property. Great breakfast with choice of unusual preserves and cheeses too.
Cons: We had 3 rooms and shower in one was very weak.
Pros: Oh my - we came to the area to see the troglodyte houses and had no idea that we had booked a stay in a suite that had originally been part of a troglodyte cave. It was awesome, but not just for that reason alone. The suite was spacious,and well-appointed. The hostess was friendly and informative and helped us to make a dinner reservation - not to mention that she met us with a coupe de champagne! Her house was a decorator's dream and she put out quite a spread for breakfast. The town of Troo is very interesting with all of its caves and the Church of St Jacques that has amazing frescoes. Plus it is just minutes away form Lavardin which was selected as one of The Most Beautiful Villages of France. And it is!!!!
Cons: I cant think of a thing - you would really miss a beautiful stay if you did not book this site.
Pros: This property was a lovely surprise and Dominque a wonderful hostess and accommodated our poor knowledge of French very well. The breakfast was always generous and interesting and it was nice to occasionally sit with guests. The rooms we stayed in was charming - though important to note the steep steps.
Cons: Couldn't be better
Pros: Stayed in the semi troglodyte room, which had a kitchen facility (we didnt need it) Excellent and `personal` as was all in this B & B (you could say it was eclectic, in the nicest way). You need VERY good knees and hips to climb to the bedroom (as mentioned on the site) but it was all very comfortable. Note this is a B & B, not a hotel, and Dominique is very welcoming and helpfull. There is a simple and reasonable restaurant a minute away, do try the local Troo wine, it very different! Troo itself is the most amazing village, built into the hillside, with many caves. It is very steep, but worth the walk, you can drive to the top.
Pros: Very friendly owner with lots of helpful information shared with a glass of local wine. Best breakfast of holiday.
Pros: The property was homely, lovely and exceptionally clean! Dominique was an excellent host, so warm, helpful and friendly. She prepared an absolute feast for breakfast! If anybody plans to visit Troo, look no further than this little gem that is Cote Sud!
Cons: Absolutely nothing!
Pros: Dominique was delightful, nothing too much trouble. The accommodation and breakfast were outstanding and the village and surrounding area fascinating. There are plenty of places to eat in the village of a good standard. We'll definitely return.
Located in Troo, L'île ô reflets is within a 10-minute drive of Parc de la Fosse and Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Very friendly atmosphere. Great location. Very silent at night so we had an excellent sleep. Friendly dog welcomed us on arrival
Cons: Open bathroom, lack of door in shower
Pros: Delightful proprietor, wonderful decor, themed to La Fontaine Fables. Homely feel and delightful wooded surroundings along edge of river. A great place to stay.
Pros: The host, Martial, is wonderful. He is friendly, approachable and has great recommendations of places to see in the local area. Our room was beautifully decorated with lots of cool, quirky details and very spacious. We stayed with our 11 month old son and there was plenty of room for his travel cot. When we went down to breakfast, we found that Martial had already put out a beautiful vintage high chair for our baby. Breakfast was really lovely - brioche, pastries, muesli, speciality tea or coffee, local honey, local juice, local yogurt and loads of homemade jam. I wish we could have stayed longer so we could have spent some time chilling out on the property's little island or having a game of tennis! All correspondence with Martial was fantastic. We paid twice by accident but he made sure it was resolved immediately. Would love to return.
Cons: Nothing! But this property is right up my alley. If you don't like exposed beams, the odd creaky floorboard and vintage stuff then this might not be the one for you.
Pros: Very quirky and memorable decor and furnishings. Very much enjoyed the experience. Lots of attention to detail. Lovely breakfast with delicious homemade jams. Very helpful and friendly host.
Pros: Quiet beautiful location, very unspoiled, do not expect 5 star hotel embellishments. Good fishing Martial the owner and host is charming is extremely helpful. Dogs are made Welcome.
Pros: The place takes one pleasantly back to an imagined past! The thematic decoration (based on La Fontaine's Fables, many of which are now somewhat universal) is obsessively implemented in every detail of the place! The building is old but very clean and located on a beautiful riverside. In addition to the natural and designed beauties, and even above all, monsieur Martial, his sister, and other staff are very nice and hospitable! And local cheese and jams are very delicious in breakfast! :)
Cons: As a result of the building's age and its wooden structure, every step in rooms or on stairs makes noise!
When you stay at La Cave Margot in Lunay, you'll be 14 minutes by car from Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: This place is absolutely GORGEOUS. The house is a wonderful French farmhouse set in stunning gardens, all looked after by Nathalie and her husband Nicolas, who couldn’t do anymore to make you feel welcome. I’d go back in a heartbeat!
Located in Troo, Chambre d'hôtes troglo Cave de l'Eperon is in a rural location, within a 10-minute drive of Parc de la Fosse and Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir.
Pros: Remarkable location in a spectacular setting
Cons: A little chilly —it’s a cave after all —but we soon settled in and slept well
Pros: It was everything that I hoped for and nicer. Very unusual and a nice experience.
Cons: Not disliked but be prepared to climb steps and hills to see the local history
Pros: The first impression. It was certainly a cave and at first glance appeared to be what we we expected. But that positivity disappeared very quickly.
Cons: Perhaps we didn't appreciate what a cave meant, but it had a very strong odour of damp - and that was with the door wide open. I went into the wardrobe for a second pillow and it was so damp I felt I could wring it out! I'm afraid we didn't stay - frankly, it seemed just too unhealthy. For what its worth, we did visit caves in Chinon - an art shop and a restaurant, and there was no such smell and no obvious damp, so there are ways to avoid these symptoms.
Pros: The quirkiness of the accommodation. It is very beautifully furnished and a very warm welcome by our hostess.
Cons: The humidity in the cave. This can be a problem if you have breathing difficulties. It was a bit difficult to find.
Pros: We loved staying in a cave!! Extremely charming and comfortable apt with 2 bedrooms, furnished beautifully. We loved the little town of Troo and this was the perfect place to explore the Loire Valley. Our host and breakfast was also wonderful. Lots of helpful tips and great conversation. Highly recommend!
Pros: Very nice homemade breakfast in the main parlour. Hotel has only two rooms and the landlady lives just below. She was flexible as to prepare breakfast early for our departure. Communication through my bad French and her similar level of English was challenging but fun.
Cons: Finding the place by car was really difficult. The site should mention to take the Rue Haut from the Troo Mairie (townhall) side (the road is inaccessible from the other side). Even the lady at the restaurant in front of Rue Haut made a mistake and directed us to the other side of town from where the road is not passable. The address of La Cave is the name of the stairways on which it is situated and not the road to arrive by car.
With a stay at Château de la Voûte in Troo, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Parc de la Fosse and Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir. Featured amenities include a business center and a library. Event facilities at this inn consist of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
Located in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Le Cassini Hôtel-Restaurant is a 2-minute drive from Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir and 5 minutes from Parc de la Fosse. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Pros: I wasn't impressed with breakfast at £8 each, which was rather expensive for a croissant each, tea or coffee, a few small pancakes and cut yourself French loaf if wanted. The location was fine, especially as it's near our relations.
Cons: It's a bit spartan. We went to visit family, so returned quite late at night and had to use the keypad to open the Hotel entrance. But, the lock is old and the door has to be pushed very hard to get in, On our last night we had to call the proprietor because the door wouldn't open. Also, the room was at the top, and very hot with little ventilation apart from a fan. They'd mistakenly believed I'd booked for only one, when it was two, so charged an extra £50 at check out over and above the cost of breakfast.
Pros: The receptionist was really helpful and very professional.
Pros: Conveniently located in centre of nice town, restaurants nearby, and good countryside within easy reach.Characterful hotel, just as we remember France of old. Very friendly and welcoming owners.
Cons: No problems
Pros: The staff were very hospitable and the hotel very "homely".
Cons: No! Although the decor was a bit "tired", th value for money was excellent.
Cons: Good for the price
Pros: The hotel staff was wonderful. Parking was easy. The restaurant was great. Overall it was a great value for the money in a very cute little town.
Cons: The room smelled a bit of smoke. Also, we were there in the off season (late November) so the desk was not open 24 hours... in fact nothing was. They opened the restaurant only when we requested it. We had to have the door codes and the cell phone number of the receptionist to call for service. It wasn't really a bad thing but a bit unusual and may be difficult for travelers in the off season who don't speak French.
Pros: Hotel owner speaks perfect English! She is nice and friendly and will help in any case, if she can. I'm glad to see what a big work this family does to make this place even more nice.
Pros: The location, the area and the countryside, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was extremely good
When you stay at Café Couette in Troo, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Parc de la Fosse and Chateau de Montoire sure le Loir. Featured amenities include luggage storage, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area.
Pros: The owner, an older gentleman, was very nice, but spoke no English. Upon arrival, he immediately grabbed my heavy bag and took it upstairs for me, which was no easy feat. Using Google Translate (highly recommended for your smartphone), I was able to communicate with him. It is a very old hotel in a very sleepy small town. Quaint and attractive with historical significance. A continental breakfast was included with the price. The coffee was excellent and served in a HUGE cup. The croissant was also top quality. Bed was relatively comfortable. A short walk to a decent restaurant was convenient. Price for a French B&B was reasonable.
Cons: It was an unusually hot day and my upstairs room was hotter than the rest of the building. Like most French B&B's there is no air conditioning (refrigerated air) or an elevator. Fortunately, I brought a fan which saved me from complete discomfort, allowing me to sleep. Breakfast was served with dirty glasses! Seriously! My juice glass had dark stains (appeared to be coffee) on it which were wiped off with my napkin. The others at the table were the same. The shower is pretty small, especially for a big guy, and the adjustable holder that secures the shower handle was broken. I let it dangle while I shampooed. The location is at the corner of a busy (for a small French town) intersection, requiring vehicles to carefully navigate to avoid hitting a wall. Trucks pulling a trailer drive very slowly with some needing to stop, back up, and maneuver to avoid hitting it. With a mandatory window opening, the frequent buzzing of scooters, cars, and trucks made it noisy during the day. I closed the windows at night and the traffic died down considerably, so stripped down to my underwear, I was able to sleep with my fan drowning out other noises. For a night or two, I can stand on my head, so this was really no big deal for me. Would I recommend it for an extended stay? Probably not ...