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Hostellerie Gargantua

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed from Nov. 25th to Nov. 26th 2016. Very Charming and Authentic. Very Welcoming hosts. Room was comfortable, clean. Perfect location really. Highly recommended. En séjour du 25 nov. au 26 nov. 2016. Très bien situé, endroit charmant et authentique. Hôtes très accueillants, chambre propre et confortable. Je recommande absolument.

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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was the third time we have stayed at this hotel and again we found the staff charming and helpful. The breakfast was good and the bed, a four poster, very comfortable. Yes, the parking was difficult and the wifi impossible to connect to in the bedroom, although the router was just outside, however the pluses were greater than the... More 

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HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Hostellerie Gargantua, responded to this review

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment and thank you very much to come back in the Hostellerie Gargantua. For the wifi, I'm sincerily sorry but normally, in your bedroom this one is good ( like you said the router is just on this floor ). I know wifi is not good in our hotel but normally... More 

Goulburn, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent accommodation and beautiful appeal. No lifts up the 60 plus spiral staircase for the 50kg luggage, but thats all I have to whinge about. Everything else, briliant. Beautiful town, fascinating history, excellent service, comfortable room.

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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were fortunate to find this restaurant while strolling around Chinon, Loire Valley France. The food was great - local cuisine - good house wine-good service. Husband and wife team, & they own the hotel, which looked nice. We were there with another couple. We felt the food was good, & the prices reasonable. Nice outdoor dining.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this place - a room with a view of the castle by which we sat drinking local rose wine late into the night watching the world go by. Bed very comfortable, staff friendly and breakfast looking over the river. Loved the old feel of the place and definitely stay again.

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L'Étang-Bertrand, Haute-Normandie, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great hotel very centrally situated on Chinon's main street. good base for exploring this part of the Loire valley, and maybe indulge in some wine tasting. Comfortable bed, decent bathroom, very clean. A little old-fashioned perhaps, but that is part of its charm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A real WOW building, like staying in a museum,and feeling like a royal with four poster bed. Fascinating rooms, all different, I believe, the stone staircase was straight out of a movie, Views through to the rive, just, but the inside was so interesting, it didnt matter! It rained, hard and we got soaked , but came back for dinner,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The Gargantua is a great experience for those traveling through the Loire Valley/Chinon. It's an old castle in the center of town now fitted to be a hotel. It's well-maintained, clean and comfortable! The food in the restaurant is also great - we had dinner there and was able to view the kitchen where our food was being prepared for... More 

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London, England
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78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Great location, nice old building but...... unmanned reception, dog s**t on entry - which caught us out :-( . Breakfast did not materialise and absolutely appalling parking in vincinity. All in all better to check out alternatives.... Poor wifi

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The location is perfect between the town centre and the chateau. The staff are so friendly and full of helpful advice. Our room was a good size (located on the first floor) with a kettle, TV and plenty of hot running water. We found the room a tad cold the first night, but there was plenty of bedding to warm... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the most picturesque road in the heart of Old Chinon and at the foot of the Chinon catsle the Hostellerie Gargantua has taken residence in the former Bailiwicks Palace dating back to the XVth Century which is renowned for having heard the famous plea given by the father of the French author François Rabelais.Situated 1 kilometre from the Chinon train station, and at walking distance from the town center. You may discover the historrical town on foot. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostellerie Gargantua

Address: 73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Price Range: RM280 - RM304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostellerie Gargantua 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Hostellerie Gargantua Chinon, France - Loire Valley
Hostellerie Gargantua Hotel Chinon
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
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“Beware, this picturesque building has no lift; if stairs are an issue, ask for a room on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles J8624VUandrewm, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Worth finding and staying!”
 of 5 bubbles 549LynnA, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Two tips: 1) No wi-fi in rooms, and 2) no elevator (but there are only 3 floors total)”
 of 5 bubbles jahn716, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all suites and rooms will be quiet well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles PeterHarvey, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The premium rooms are very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Desiderata123, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
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