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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We were off to a bad start. Arrived around 7 pm to discover no way to drive to hotel. Having asked for parking we were directed to a parking lot far away. Luckily we found street parking closer by. Then we discovered that we three 70 somethings had to drag our suitcases up a very steep set of metal stairs to our rooms. 2 of us with bad backs, one with a bad hip asked for help. "Non." Staggered downstairs to a decent dinner but a sour taste at the welcome. Room was fine, bathroom clean. The next day we were told by the day manager that there was of course parking at the back of the hotel. When we left there was help with our luggage. Need to do something about the woman who is in charge at night. If I couldn't have, I would have walked out that first night.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

The best welcome to any hotel I have experienced. Upon requesting a bottle of local wine at a table in the inner courtyard Jean-Claude explained with a wide smile that it was compulsory. The rooms were excellent without the cheap extravagance of other hotels, very comfortable. The restaurant was exceptional with the star dish the Coq au vin. Other diners appeared to be local and at every table at least one pot of coq au vin was evident. The smell astounding as the lid was lifted. An overnight stay at the end of May(2015) I wish it was longer - return soon.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank chris b
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Jean-claude D, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016
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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 31 May 2015

Stopped over en route for one night only. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. Free wifi. This is a 2* hotel but is a lot better than some more expensive offerings out there. I didn't eat at the hotel as there are so many other restaurants to choose from, but the menu looked well priced (15-18€ menus ) and a la carte available as well. Positioned right in the middle of the old town it is an excellent position from which to explore the town, chateaux and surrounding area. There is a private car park (@€5) which is difficult to find and requires navigating through very narrow cobbled streets. I may have been charged due to not eating at the hotel, but you could check prior to stay if needed. I would recommend parking up in the nearby square and walking the 100m or so to the hotel and then walking back to your car to check the correct route to the car park. SatNav will take you to the adjacent street but it shouldn't be a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Jean-claude D, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016
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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 29 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed in little town centre of Chinon, in May, in the heart of some of the most beautiful vineyards and picturesque chateaus in the Loire Valley. It was within walking distance of Chinon Castle and town conveniences. Jean Claude and his wife went out of there way to make us feel at home. They even provided us with a key to enter the hotel as we returned during one of the national holidays. Now that is trust and does make you feel like one of the family. The rooms are above the restaurant and ours was above the street which had a bit of activity during the evening but died down and actually made you feel you lived there. Breakfasts were wonderful with yogurt, fresh baguettes, croissants and preserves, juice, tea and coffee. Dinners are exquisite. We had lamb that just melted in your mouth. We even were there for the Vouvray Wine Festival. Highly recommend this little hotel gem.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Gary C
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Jean-claude D, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016
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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 26 May 2015

We spent 2 good nights at this hotel. Staff were extremely helpful; room and en suite bathroom were much larger than normal; the quality of the food was excellent though the cheaper fixed price menu offered limited choice. Due to the town's one way system and pedestrianised roads it was difficult to get to the private parking - we upset some people on the pedestrianised street that seemed to be the only way in. Apart from these minor complaints everything was first class.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank alan_rumble
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Jean-claude D, Propriétaire at La Boule d'Or, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016
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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


Nota : pourquoi juste une étoile si vous étiez satisfait ?

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