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Hotel Diderot

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#1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
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Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very nice hotel that is a short walk from the restaurants and shops of the old town. The owners, whom we met during the delightful breakfast, are great hosts and are in the process of renovating this 14th century building. We stayed in what they call the annex, a building next to the main hotel and with...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you STEVE for taking the time to post this very nice review. We are glad yo enjoyed your stay at the Diderot and we do hope you will stay with us again.

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have stayed at the Diderot numerous times since 2004. Jamie and Jean-Pierre are delightful hosts, showing warm hospitality to each of their guests. Each morning we planned our day under their guidance over a breakfast of fresh fruits, breads, homemade jams, yogurt and coffee. The hotel is a short walk from our favorite historical chateau, Chinon which has added...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear DAVID and SHARON, I do not know why, your October post just appeared on my radar :-( Just a quick word to thank you on behalf of "team Diderot" for your kind words. Come back and see us! There is much left to explore on the banks of the Vienne!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have previously stayed in this hotel and wanted to take my wife there - well positioned and pleasant rooms, we stayed in a side annex which was fine. Sadly you are now unable to use the garden to drink your own wine, and their bar closes at 20:30 - great pity. We also had to pay for parking in...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning CHRIS, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, your room and the location of the hotel. Balancing the conflicting wishes of different clients is always a tough act : as for the bar, it closes at 8.30 pm because the overwhelming majority of our guests choose the Diderot...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay in Chinon. Good hospitality, traditionally furnished rooms. Unique breakfast with home made jams, breads, croissants and brioche, goat cheese, honey, fruit and apple juice from local producers. We have stayed in this venue for our October break for the last 3 years and enjoyed our stay every time.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you Suzanne for the nice review. Coming from a faithful guest, it sounds like it carries an extra star ;-)

London, UK
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My teen-aged daughter and I had a brilliant time in the Loire Valley using this hotel as our base. We were lucky to get one of the rooms off the courtyard with access to an outdoor table and bench - perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif with friends who travelled with us. Our room was quite comfortable and looked as it...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning, guests that make arrangements for an extended stay in Chinon soon realize that it is a perfect base to explore the Loire Valley (halfway between Angers and Tours). And that there are enough good restaurants here to have an exceptional meal every evening. We like it when our guests take the time to soak in the atmosphere and...

Warragul, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is called a "Boutique Hotel," but our stay provoked a stronger response. We had a ground floor room with sewage smell emanating from the bath drain. There was no bathroom ventilation, so it tended to waft into the other room. The staff were very unhelpful and recommended a restaurant we think might have been closed for 2 years. You...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear PETER, this a harsh review, but, fortunately, it cannot be about our hotel. We are not a " boutique hotel " (we do not even know what that means). There is bathroom ventilation in all the rooms ; we know which restaurants are open and which are closed (we try all of them at least twice a year). We...

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nicely restored older building. Owners were very welcoming. No air conditioning but fans in the rooms. Well located within the the of Chinon with some off street parking available. Simple French breakfast with plenty of tasty French jams and jellies to sample.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you BOB and SHARON, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Fresh baguette, croissants, brioche, toasts, Jams & Jellies, these are the highlights of the traditional French breakfast!

Hampshire UK
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We last stayed in the Hotel Diderot some 7 years ago, since when the hotel's ownership has changed so that it is now owned by Jamie and Jean-Pierre DAGNEAUX - Jamie being the American wife of Jean Pierre. At the time of our stay the hotel was really rather overwhelmed by groups of Americans, in particular, also cyclists so that...

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Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed for a second time in two years at the Hotel Diderot. This is a great boutique hotel/inn. The hosts are fabulous, very helpful and the breakfast is amazing. Our room was excellent with an old fashioned feel but modern amenities. The location is convenient to the town of Chinon and to travel to many castles and vineyards in...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good evening MIKE, " old fashioned feel but modern amenities ", that is what we are trying to achieve. We are glad it worked for you. We are getting ready for your third visit.

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lovely hotel in every way and a nice,comfortable walking distance into Chinon centre for your evening meal.The pretty walled gardens with secure parking added to a lovely overnight stay.Nice setting for breakfast.No complaints at all.would definitely go back.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning GAILLE, not only did post the sweetest comment, but we just received your nice thank you postcard! These little things mean a lot to us and to the team. Thank you again and see you soon!

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Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Hotel Diderot is famous for its marvelous breakfasts, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice. Close to the fireplace in autumn, or on the shaded terrace as soon as the warm weather arrives, the first meal of the day must be as unforgettable as the night that preceded it. Gluten-free breakfast available on request. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a " tourangelle " residence, in the land of Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Diderot

Address: 4 rue de Buffon, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Price Range: RM399 - RM490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Diderot 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Diderot Hotel Chinon
Hotel Diderot Chinon, France - Loire Valley
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“Avoid the courtyard annex”
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“Remember to ask about parking your car”
ChrisBrown524, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Rooms 17 and 18”
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“Ensure that your room overlooks the "courtyard".”
RichardHampshireUK, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the pretty garden area.”
GailleF, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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