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4 Rue De Buffon, 7, Rue Diderot, 37500 Chinon, France – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 186 reviews)
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Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 8 per day.
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French, Spanish, English
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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All children are welcome.
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There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
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Located in the heart of the famous wine town of Chinon, Le Clos Saint-Etienne offers a terrace and a 150 m² garden. Chinon Fortress is 1 km away.
Score from 92 reviews Wonderful
In the heart of the beautiful town of Chinon, in front of the place Jeanne d’Arc, the hotel is ideally situated only 2 minutes away from the train station and 2 minutes away from the medieval part of...
Score from 165 reviews Good
Located in a Regional Preserved Park classified UNESCO World Heritage, this elegant Manor of the 17th century have been transformed into a hotel for tourist and seminars stay.
Score from 252 reviews Very good
Located in the countryside of Savigny-en-Veron, La Magnanerie is a B&B, which offers a flowered garden, a terrace and elegantly decorated guest rooms with exposed wooden beams.
Score from 109 reviews Exceptional
There is nothing not to like - excellent staff, welcome, helpfulness, comfort...
The location, the staff, the room, and the breakfast. The hotel has a wonderful old-world charm and is very peaceful, and in a perfect position for discovering Chinon.
Very comfortable room and attentive staff. We only were able to stay one night at the end of our trip to France, but would definitely come again. Next time we'd like to come for three nights at the beginning of our trip to get over the jet lag from the US in this quiet hotel with its beautiful garden.
Cannot think of any negatives at all about Hotel Diderot. If you go to Chinon, definitely see the fortress, but be sure to get there for a tour in English (call first to confirm timing as guidebook/online info was incorrect). We missed that tour and felt like we missed a lot as fortress signage is minimal.
The staff alone would sell this place. Everyone there was so friendly and accommodating from the hosts to the gardners. The hotel was within walking distance of town and seemed to be in a good neighborhood so parking in the local lot was not a problem. Breakfast was amazing with the local goat cheese and honey and a dozen different homemade jams along with fresh baguettes and croissants. Most nights we stopped for a glass of wine from the bar right on the premises because it was as good as anything we could find in town and cheaper! We would definitely go back
Location, quietness, breakfast
Friendly welcome Location Very comfortable large room with huge bathroom! Lovely breakfast
Breakfast, Style of the old building
I would loved to have more drinking options during the night, however the staff were really helpful.
Service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and started breakfast early for us as we had an early start. Very good value for money.
We loved this hotel and stayed 2 nights here. The location is very good...about halfway between the train station and the town centre, and easily walkable between both. Its in a gorgeous building, surrounded by amazing gardens. Very quiet location. The hotel has every amenity, and is run very efficiently. The owners are friendly and available for advice. We would strongly recommend Hotel Diderot for anyone visiting Chinon.
I seriously cannot think of anything negative about this place!
The staff were fabulous
The bed needed a new mattress. The room was quite small
Unlike large hotel chains Diderot provides a warm welcome and loads of charm. The breakfast is second to none with it's choice of home made jams, tasty breads, local apple juice and very good coffee. Courtyard and garden very picturesque.
Unfortunately unable to stay for longer!
A hotel of charm and character. Very friendly staff, wonderful homemade jams and selections of bread for breakfast, a must!
A fantastic holiday, we really enjoyed the peace of quiet. The staff all made our stay welcome. Thank you.
We spent 2 wonderful nights at Hotel Diderot and loved the hotel. We arrived on bicycles and they had a secure place to lock our bikes in the garden courtyard. Loved sitting outside each evening for a glass of local wine before dinner. Hotel is located in building that is over 400 years old and sections added and renovated. Our room was upstairs and found it to be quiet and comfortable, and exceptionally clean. Location was great for getting into town and exploring the fortress and historic center. Best part of the stay was breakfast in a charming room with wooden beams and stone walls. The owners make their own jam and each morning you have a selection of 25 jams to choose from! You also get fresh local goat cheese, breads, yogurt, fruit, fresh apple juice and coffee. The treat was being able to crack your own walnuts which are mixed with honey and chives and spread on toast. Delicious! The staff all speak English and are very helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.
Friendly welcome, Comfortable rooms face courtyard, Very nice breakfast, Recommended great local restaurant
The room comfort and the homy breakfast
The lack of parking spaces.
The owner was very helpful.
Proximity to town
Unwilliness to guarantee parking each day (we stayed for 5 nights) Unfortunately the staff were more stunned to the Backroads Tour groups rather than individual travellers and let them be as noisy as they liked while admonishing everyone else re noise control. Peace and quiet was destroyed every morning and evening when they took over the breakfast and bar area. Small rooms no fridge
A hotel that didn't seem like a hotel. Very quaint with warm hospitality. Ideally located very close to the centre of the village Breakfast was in a very old room filled with character and consisted of Apple juice, fruit salad and yogurt followed by croissants, breads, goats cheese, walnuts,honey and of course the famous jams Will recommend as a lovely place to stay
I loved my room (no.1) overlooking the parking area with views to the Vienne River beyond. The classical furniture was a delight, the room spacious and the new bathroom especially pleasing. Close to the restaurant area, ample free parking at the doorstep and v friendly & enthusiastic staff. One of the best in my memory, for certain.
We had not visited France before and Hotel Diderot was the first in a series of booking we'd made through France as part of our tour. With nothing to compare it with we hadn't any idea of what to expect and we weren't at all disappointed. Everything about our stay was just as we'd hoped it would be - location, facilities, food and especially the staff. A great way to start our holiday and we'll certainly be looking at a return visit.
We have stayed at Hotel Diderot a number of times and it is always a very high standard. The hotel is full of charm and character and the patron is always most welcoming. The bedrooms have been tastefully refurbished over the last few years. The position of the hotel cannot be bettered, close to the centre of Chinon yet in a quiet location.
Good location in the centre of town, with limited onsite parking and a free car park nearby. Quiet at night even with a window open. We had a room overlooking the pretty courtyard garden. Pleasant welcome from a young lady on arrival and then good service from one of the proprietors at breakfast. Chinon was bigger than we expected so plenty of bars and restaurants, the tourist office gave us a map of the top sites, the walk or lift up to the fortress is well worth it for the view across the rooftops.
Very minor but a few cobwebs in the stairwell leading up to our room. And other guests going out into the courtyard early (to leave or for breakfast) could be heard quite clearly in our room.
Owners and staff. Location Quality of sleep Breakfast Quietness Modern bathrooms
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