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Ease of checking in, relaxed atmosphere and the restaurant was better than expected.. Overall good value for money.
Very well situated! A well needed refurbishment is annonced.
The breakfast, the balcony and the location and the swimming pool. restaurant was expensive did not use it.
Very quiet, a great view of the Chateau Chinon across the river, food was adequate. Probably doesn't happen very often, but under one of the towels in the bathroom was a large spider, not a scary one, but one with long fragile legs.
Food and service was good in the restaurant and prices comparable with other hotels we stayed at. Quiet setting away from, but only a 10 minute walk into town. Bar prices were very high. The rooms smelled musty and needed updating/renovating. There was not enough information in the room about services etc.
Beautiful view of chateau from my bedroom/balcony. Good value fixed price menu
Easy walking distance to the centre of Chinon but quiet location. Near good restaurants. Breakfast good value for money. Decor was a bit tired.
The room and staff The evening meal was of very poor quality
Hotel had no record of our booking on arrival and was fully booked for some parts of our intended stay. Staff managed to accommodate us but we had a day of anxiety !!!
Location was excellent for visits to local chateaux; good restaurants in town. Bath only available - a little dangerous to get in and out of; shower is preferred (but not a small shower - in a small shower you either knock of the water supply or cannot showere properly. A small shower is one less than 1 metre x 1 metre)
Excellent accompanying map made finding hotel easy. Friendly and helpful service.
Rooms were very comfortable , staff were very friendly and having an english speaking person was very helpful as our french limited. The tea/coffee facilities downstairs are a brilliant idea and very much needed after long journey.
A delightful hotel situated very close to the river. Hotel staff were very friendly. Room excellent, bathroom had no shower, only bath with shower attachment. Very good rate (off season deal?). Did not sample breakfast which they said was very good. Would have preferred to take a shower than a bath. Thursday is their market day and they set up just outside the hotel, so it was noisy in the morning - not their doing.
The bed was extremely comfortable. Lovely high ceilings and lots of light in our room. Not able to get good TV channels.
charming location, helpful staff
The hotel is a rare gem of a place. Stay there if you can get in. Breakfast is wonderful, rooms are as comfortable as they can be, coffee and tea are always available. The atmosphere will revive you like no other place.
A marvelous little hotel. Very welcoming by reception. Tea provided on arrival. Very large room. Very modern and clean bathroom. Very good breakfast. More expesive hotels could learn a lot from a place like this.
Friendliness. Breakfast Did not serve dinner. Garden could have been better.
quiet,efficient staff good english spoken and nice breakfast no
A lovely room - sympathetically restored & appointed
The natural setting, the quiet, and the service by he staff We had a difficult time finding it. GPS coordinates would help
Very quite country location, good welcome and choice of rooms. Big room. Rooms and furnishings are old rather than the implied antique.
Very beautiful place, excellent hotel for spending some nice days in calm The only thing that was not perfect is the breakfast.
I loved this place. Peaceful, charming, clean. The staff were wonderful. Close enough to other villages and chateaus but far enough out to enjoy nature. Very Peaceful. If you prefer to stay in the restaurant was very good. Can't think of one thing I didn't like.
The hotel is an attractive old manor the rooms had been refurbished and were of good size clean comportable breakfast buffet excellent. The resaurant is closed on fris Sat and Sunday we would not have booked if we had known this as we had to drive to town for dinner.If this is important to you check before booking. Also unable to pay by card as his machine was not working elderly man on reception unhelpful and demanded cash when a phone call could have put it rightwe were not only ones with this problem.
Large bedroom. Dark depressing room with tired furnishings. Needs some tlc.
I liked the quiet situation and the feeling of peace. The staff were friendly and the room quiet and comfortable. The water pressure was excellent. The food was good and salad and vegetables were included, so healthy. The toilet was very narrow and unventilated.
The hotel had a lovely garden out the back which would be great if you are travelling with children or wanted to relax with a book under the tree. The staff were quite incompetent and unfriendly. We had specifically requested a double bed when we originally booked and were told that they didn't have any double rooms available so we had to stay in two single beds! They did not even offer to push the beds together to and make it as one double. There wasn't much information on the Loire Valley at the hotel. Only really Chinon. It took quite a bit of time to get to Blois and Chambord. We estimate 1 and a half hours so if you're going just for the weekend we'd suggest staying closer to that area. Also we booked this hotel because it had WIFI but it did not work in our room.
A hotel of great character in a good setting. The evening meal was lovely and the breakfast was good. Not much sound proofing between rooms.
This was our 3rd visit so we knew what to expect and weren't disappointed, except by the fact that during our stay (Sat/Sun) the restaurant was closed.
Loved the setting. Thought excellent value for money. However, not suitable for those who may not be willing to spend a small fortune on their evening meal as the hotel restaurant is the only place you can have a meal for miles. If, on the other hand you are after a luxurious feat, this is the place! no
The setting was superb and the staff were very friendly. We were given a room within the Chateau itself as I requested, but I did feel it would benifit from an update as it was not as modern as the pictures on the website.
Quiet location No room service.
The owner was very pleasant and welcoming. The room we stayed in was very spacious. The pool and grounds were very lovely. The breakfast was wonderful.
The chateau is beautiful as are the grounds. The staff were very accommodating The linens were wonderful. Our room was the size of a large broom closet. There was no coffee maker in the room.
Nice old building friendly service The noise late at night when the adjacent restaurants where packing up there tables and chairs in the square in front of the hotel.
Not a lot apart from the cleanliness of the room, very impressed with that. Lack of information about facilities ie: tea, coffee in hotel room, available free of charge if we asked for a tray, instead we were charged for every cup of tea, not realising the difference. Staff were very off hand in the first two days, not pleasant at all. second roster had much better staff. Would not return to this hotel.
lack of air conditioning
Really friendly and help full staff, very clean and nicely decorated
Location No vegetarian selection on the restaurant menu
This must be the best positioned hotel in Chinon and the surrounding area. The square with its dining facilities and interesting shops are a huge draw for us whenever we are in the area.
Nice quiet room. Private parking available (useful when you arrive, but there is a free carpark a few minutes walk away). Good central position in town. Restaurant was closed Sunday and Monday eves. Breakfast selection was not very good value for money - there is a cafe 2 minutes down the road which provided what we required for half the price. Hotel states that free wifi is available in all rooms - not accurate! We had to use our laptop in the hotel reception or corridor. Suggest you ask for a suitable room if this is important to you.
Great location and very friendly staff. Room was very dated and bathroom was small.
OK, we got a deal on price. But the room was very tiny and the noise from the street was mind boggling starting at 4:30am. Steep stairs added to the fun. But staff was wonderful just wouldn't get the cheap room again.
Nice, comfortable, clean room on a quiet back street. Easy walk to old town area and the castle. Breakfast was great and staff very gracious. A little hard to find.
Warmth of staff and personnel, a very enjoyable stay. No, comment, Hotel difficult to find, perhaps more signs.
Staff, room, breakfast were all excellent. Fun & accomodating employees. Very helpful. Liked everything.
The hotel location, teh staff and the ease of access to the town centre. Bearkfast too expensive and little choice.
The management staff (3 siblings who are the owners) were extremely accommodating and helpful. And funny and friendly, too. They run a good comfortable hotel in a great location. Chinon is a small town, but interesting. Nothing.
The country-like setting in the middle Chinon was amazing. Felt like staying in a park with all the beatiful blooming flowers.
very friendly staff. Wonderful breakfast
quiet hotel situated close to the town centre. the hotel had some character as it was an old house.
The staff were excellent, very friendly and welcoming. Hotel setting was beautiful; lovely courtyard, pretty garden and patio, a little retreat from the town. Rooms full of antique furniture, and excellent continental breakfast. And good value for money. Nothing - would have liked a room overlooking the courtyard (larger and lighter), but they were all gone!
Small very Friendly good location, you can walk around town
The hotel was cheap The room was extremely shabby with very poor decoration and furniture
The service and pleasantness of staff. The availability of good restaurant facilities. There was inadequate space for the storage and hanging of clothes. We had to keep most in our suitcases, taking up floor space. The lighting avialable in the room was poor, though one appreciates the intention to reduce energy use.
breakfast was good but would have preferred cheese/ham or eggs with the rolls as do not like jam/cereals so just had a bread roll and was not worth the price..
Center of town Lack of Restaurant and bar on Sunday
Very clean sheets and Hot water. Great Evening meal The proprietor has a very good business running the hotel as a resturant in the evening and a cafe in the morning. Its very popular and busy and they take great pride in it Breakfast a bit expensive and not extensive enough, but nice enviroment to eat in. I got up late so I may have missed out !
I've stayed at the Lion d'Or three times now. I like that it is very close to the centre of Chinon, it has parking very close by and it is easy to find. The location is excellent. The rooms are basic but reasonably comfortable and not as small as some you find. It is a good stopover hotel for travelling from the Channel ports to the south or on the trip back. For me, it is important that the hotel welcomes pets, we like to take our dogs on holiday.
Simple, well placed. Personnel very simpatetic. Cleanning well done, lcd tv. Bedroom cushion uncomfortable, wifi not working in my floor. After requested to the front desk to fix it, answer was that the problem was my computer...so everyday I had to go downstairs and conect to another hotspot in the same hotel, outsode my room. So the problem was not in my computer. So a bit more attention was missing here.
good location for the old town breakfast poor value for money, in depressing surroundings. pain au chocolate were like biscuits, limited choice for 8 euros. bedding in room poor, blankets are unsuitable, shower flooded out of the bathroom onto the carpet.
Location-Central location in Chinon Wifi worked Ample free car parking Breakfast range and facilties very limited in comparision to other hotels of similar price Room sparsley equiped and furnished
The location in a quiet and pleasant square No view from bedroom
Great location for visiting Chinon as it is only a short walk into the centre. The staff were very friendly and attentive.
It was a quiet, clean and friendly hotel, set in a good location to visit the interesting and historical town of Chinon, and within easy access to the beautiful countryside around the River Vienne and Loire Valley.
Very convenient location, friendly staff, cosy room -
excellent welcome. Nice standard of bedroom and dining room.
The staff was very friendly and it was close to the city centre
The hotel was clean, well placed for the town & good value
A hotel that is OK for travelling trough the Loire. Nice Couple own the Hotel. It depends of your expectations, but for me it was too ordinaire compare to the price.
Although the hotel Saint Jacques is across the bridge from Chinon, it is a short, lovely walk across a picturesque bridge to the city centre and feels as though it is part of it. The breakfast was very fresh and well worth the extra cost. Wonderful people, wonderful setting, as well as available parking.
Friendly staff, great location in walking distance of Chinon village & fortress & great base to explore Loire Valley.
We were made very welcome immediately, the Hotel was lovely oldy-worldy. My wife loved the decor. Very central, five minutes walk across the bridge over the river to the town centre. Nothing we did not like, would recommend to anybody.
Well apppointed place to stay ,with good level of service.Food very enjoyable in the courtyard setting We failed to ask for a 1st floor room. One of us has difficulty with stairs and there was no lift-or any other available room.
The service provided by the staff, the location, an excellent meal in the Brasserie. The overral feel of the hotel.
location is excellent quality of service was variable, at the desk excellent , in the resturant it was indifferent
Nicely locatedin centre of town loveley terras, friendly and easy going atmosphere For our children: the swimming was not open
After 30 days and nights in France staying at various establishments, it was a pleasure to at last be treated as an important individual, even if our understanding of the language was not in the top level of expectation. None
The locaton was excellent; the staff were lovely, helpful and spoke English; the cuisine was very good and the room had a bit of charm. sS with all european hotels there should be better lighting to read by and keep the room brgiht and cheery; but this was very good value.
The location as a place to stay for touring the Loire area is excellent. The hotel itself shares the charm of the neighbouring abbey. The young woman at the front desk who checked us in and out was outstanding - gracious, welcoming. And bi-lingual. And the entire establishment was impeccably clean. The staff at the brasserie were overworked and careless. The food for breakfast was fairly typical but below par. But above all, if we had realized that the "standard room" was as cramped as it was, we would have upgraded to a premium. The standard is fine for a backpacker staying one night. For a retired couple on a leisure break, we found it far too basic.
The atmosphere and the surrounding area and history
Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We had an excellent dinner in the Plantegenet restaurant and the breakfast was also good. Parking was very convenient and the hotel's location across the street from the Abbey couldn't be better. In spite of the cramped room the bed was comfortable and the shower was fine. Our room was on the top floor. The clothes cupboard was tiny -- long enough to hang a t-shirt maybe! The furnishings were quite poor. I don't know what the rooms on the floor below were like; we would have booked a more expensive room that didn't involve so many stairs if we had known how crowded it would be. If you want to see the Abbey and stay overnight there are not many choices, so I would recommend if you are staying only one night.
The staff could not have been more helpful, from the receptionist when we arrived to the staff in the restaurant.