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“Very friendly with big clean rooms”
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La Boule d'Or
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Reviewed 10 November 2014

A perfect overnight stop here in November, en route from SW France to Calais, being bang in the middle. 5 hours direct to Calais from Chinon. The hotel was very clean and our room was spacious, clean and well decorated and presented with a large bathroom, shower only though but all modern and working well. There was also free wifi throughout the hotel and a LAN connection with cable in the room:
Breakfast was typical continental but well presented and the staff very friendly, helpful and spoke a smattering of English, which about matched our French:
Definitely a good place to stop, pleasant little town on the La Vienne. If buying wine there is a Carrefour just around the corner with good prices and a good selection of local wines.

Room Tip: room105 was a large room, overlooked the front but it is on a quiet street
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled as a couple
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atable_37, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2014
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Madame , Monsieur,

Nous vous remercions pour vos commentaires suite à votre séjour dans notre hôtel HOTEL BOULE D'OR REST. AT'ABLE ! (CHINON).

C’est avec grand plaisir que nous recevons vos compliments. Nous ne manquerons pas de partager vos appréciations avec toute notre équipe. Votre satisfaction est la plus belle récompense pour notre personnel qui travaille jour après jour à vous offrir le meilleur des services.

Dans l’attente de vous accueillir à nouveau, nous vous prions d’accepter, Madame, Monsieur, nos plus sincères salutations.

Annie Delaveau

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were more than pleased with this hotel. Having lived near Chinon in the past, we have eaten at A'table (their restaurant) before so knew what to expect. It was just as we remembered......good food, and at a fair price. Plenty of choice to suit all tastes. The wine selection is very good and we would personally recommend the Spelty wine from Cravant.
The hotel bedroom was very spacious as was the bathroom and both were extremely clean....we were most impressed with the size of rooms....it was lovely not having to squeeze round the cases. Basically but very adequately furnished, and that lovely cool bathroom floor was perfect to stand on in August!!
We shall be back.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Suzanne J
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atable_37, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014
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Madame , Monsieur,

Nous vous remercions pour vos commentaires suite à votre séjour dans notre hôtel HOTEL BOULE D'OR REST. AT'ABLE ! (CHINON).

C’est avec grand plaisir que nous recevons vos compliments. Nous ne manquerons pas de partager vos appréciations avec toute notre équipe. Votre satisfaction est la plus belle récompense pour notre personnel qui travaille jour après jour à vous offrir le meilleur des services.

Dans l’attente de vous accueillir à nouveau, nous vous prions d’accepter, Madame, Monsieur, nos plus sincères salutations.

Annie Delaveau

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights in August. The room was comfortable and reasonable value for the money. Everything was clean and well-maintained. The hotel has only a few bedrooms and must make most of its money from its restaurant, "A'table"", which is excellent. We had a terrific meal there.

The hotel is located just off the centre of Chinon and isn't readily accessed by car. That isn't a problem as there is ample free parking nearby. We arrived during a busy time and the hotel was closed between 2 and 4 pm (the after-dinner break?) but, once we did manage to access the building, we were welcomed and shown to our comfortable room.

No air-con but you are in the midst of an extremely characterful area, which helps to make up for that deficiency. The hotel definitely has its own character and is well worth consideration if you are intending to stay for a short while in Chinon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank mrjburns
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a little gem of a place. I had the feeling there used to be more rooms but now there are just 4. They are extremely clean, the bathrooms particularly - which is what you want. Basically but perfectly adequately furnished. From the picture I thought it was by the river and was hoping for a river view but it's in a little street parallel to the river so just a stone's throw away. I think a more modern telly would be nice, and not quite so high up the wall, but it's not important. Also, a kettle and some tea and coffee etc is something that seems to have gone from some French hotels which is a shame. The restaurant downstairs has fabulous traditional fine French food. We thought it was overpriced but on peering at menus in other restaurants it was comparable. The breakfast was overpriced I think, and had it not been raining when we arrived we might not have opted to have it. However, all in all a place to watch out for and Chinon is a beautiful little town.

Room Tip: There are only four rooms, it was being renovated so here may be more. We were in the attic which is...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank 655CMK
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel last week. The bedrooms were large and spotless as was the modern bathroom.The hotel is being renovated but this did not spoil our stay.
The restaurant offered a varied menue with considerable choice.We found that the presentation was imaginative and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners on both nights.The wine list offered a great choice of Loire wines at reasonable prices but some half bottles of sparkling Loire would would have been welcome to have as an aperitif !
We found the staff friendly and welcoming.The only drawback was the need to park on the main road a few yards away

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 21.23, rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Price Range: RM 365 - RM 428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Boule d'Or 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover La Boule d'Or located in Chinon , Indre & Loire, Centre region, France. S rooms are comfortable, quality service and a restoration of choice. Click here to discover our offers and our services . Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You want to spend a pleasant stay in Touraine, visit the town of Chinon, sleep, eat, spend a weekend end.Cette beautiful throne step or the castle of Chinon , surrounded by vineyards, will surprise you with its relaxed lifestyle. The richness of the soil in Chinon surprise you: vineyards, castles, mansions, river, forest, Champignonieres, Soaps, Cheese. Activities around the town of Chinon are also numerous: Hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, tennis, balloons, Acrobranche , Adventure park , quad, electric bicycle, visit wineries, tasting wines of Chinon . Located in the heart of the Loire Valley , Centre region, the cradle of castles, World Heritage Site by Unesco. In this beautiful medieval city, Chinon Indre et Loire, close to downtown, the river face (Vienne) is the Hotel Boule d'Or . Former coach of the eighteenth century, transformed into a hotel, the hotel exudes the quiet charm of the houses of character. The hotel La Boule d'Or welcomes you all year round for your leisure stays. ... more   less 
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