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Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our group of 4 adults stayed in the upstairs apartment that has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The apartment is in the most spectacular position, on a small island in the middle of the Loire. The view of the chateau and the town directly opposite is fantastic. At night it is lit up and so beautiful! the apartment is comfortable...

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Beaufort, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 November 2016

During a month-long visit to France in September, my wife and I spent four nights in the downstairs apartment of Chantal Salvaudon's wonderful La Porte Blue. What a very special treat it was!!!! From its perfect location on an island in the middle of the Loire directly across from the magnificent Chateau d'Amboise, to its welcoming, warm and spotlessly clean...

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Lucas, OH
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed the last two weeks in September 2016 on the upper floor of La Porte Bleue. It was wonderful from the moment charming Chantal met us at the train station until she dropped us off again for our return to Paris. Amboise is a beautiful town with much to see and do -- the magnificent castle, Clos-Luce and Leonardo,...

Thank MorgunnLucas_OH
Chantal S, Propriétaire at La Porte Bleue, responded to this review

Thank you very much K. and W. for this lovely comment. You have been lovely guests, I won't forget you. So happy if you come back... Maybe. Take care, be happy !

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great value for money and top view of chateaux and amboise Very helpful with local info and well equipped gite Would recommend

1Thank brian d
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Myself, my husband and my 3 adult children recently stayed her on our 2 week trip to France. We only had one night to stay and had a late arrival. Despite a bit of miscommunication as how to gain entry arriving so late, the owner was accommodating and wonderful in every way. Even when we had to wake up the...

1Thank AlmostFiftyStates
Chantal S, VR Owner at La Porte Bleue, responded to this review

Thank you very much ! I can't forget your arrival... And I hope you can come back for a longer stay ! Maybe...?

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 23 October 2015

My husband and I live in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. We decided to spend an extended vacation in the Loire valley, 5 weeks being at La Porte Bleue in Amboise May 9 to June 13, 2015. We discovered the accommodation on the internet, were captured by its charming photos and prime location facing the Chateau Amboise, but convinced by the...

4Thank patricia m
Chardon, Ohio
Reviewed 25 September 2015

My husband and I stayed in the charming ground floor apartment for 2 nights. It was roomy, clean and comfortable. The location could not have been better! It is a 5 minute walk to cafes and shops, the view is outstanding, it is quiet (with the sounds of the river flowing by), and free parking is nearby. Chantal offers the...

1Thank HappyHiker123
Richmond, California
Reviewed 21 September 2015

My friend and I stayed at La Porte Bleue in September 2015. Our hostess Chantal graciously offered to meet us at the train station when we arrived in Amboise, and we took her up on that. The home is simply charming; the location perfect (a 5-min walk over the bridge to everything in Amboise), and the view of the chateau...

2Thank Rita G
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Like other reviewers, we wish we could have stayed longer (next time!). Chantal was a wonderful hostess and helped us with suggestions on places to visit in the area. We stayed in the upstairs apartment with the most amazing view of Chateau Amboise across the river Loire. The rooms were clean and included two bedrooms (sleeps 4), living room, kitchen...

1Thank joyandmark
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the ground floor apartment for just 2 nights but wish we would have stayed an entire week! The owner, Chantal, is a delight. She lives a few doors away, and shared much local information, restaurant tips, and maps. The location is unique and beautiful, just as pictured on their website ... Fabulous treat to open the kitchen window...

3Thank mayasfan

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amboise is unique in that it has the only inhabited island on the Loire River. The Blue Door is located on this island just across from the Chateau d'Amboise so it provides an incredible view of the river and castle. From the apartment you can listen to the Loire River rushing by and gaze at the chateau. You can be in the center of town with a pleasant 2-minute walk. And after a long day of sightseeing in the region, the Blue Door is the perfect place to unwind. La Porte Bleue is exceptional. The photos speak for themselves. Here are some close ups of the interior which show the updates. The house has two independent apartments complete with kitchen and baths. They are 65m2 in area. The ground floor is accessible by the blue door in front of the house. It has one bedroom and can accommodate 2-3 people. The second floor is the former attic which was fixed up in 2003. With two bedrooms it can accommodate 4 to 5 people. Access to the second floor is through the courtyard behind the house. The two apartments are nicely isolated from each other. With separate entrances, guests in the apartments do not bother each other. Parking is plentiful, free, and nearby. BOOKING AND PRICE : Prices shown hear are approximate because I use a grid of decreasing prices beginning with the second night. It can, therefore, be cheaper than what is indicated on the site. I don't require a minimum stay because that varies depending on the season and availability. I cannot tie up the rental units for a single night during open blocks but I can accept short reservations if they work with existing bookings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Porte Bleue

Address: 6 quai Francois Tissard, 37400, Amboise, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Amboise
Price Range: $81 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The downstairs apartment was perfect in every way for a couple. Bedroom separate from the living area.”
  • The marvelous view from La Porte Bleue
  • Chateau Amboise
patriciamE8310SD, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Note: this was a vacation rental, not a hotel.”
830ritag830, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“great views, quiet location”
bcuzisedso, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the lower level and it was good for my 15 year old son and me. The upstairs is better for a larger group because it has two bedrooms.”
  • Château Amboise from the living room of La Porte Bleue
randyk96, 1 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If traveling with a pet, I recommend the 1st floor which is convenient when you have to let him/ her out in the early morning or at night before bed.”
  • 1st floor bedroom
  • 1st floor Kitchen
World_Traveler_2003, 7 Jan 2012 | Read review
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