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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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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Comfortable quiet rooms in charming little Chinon, with an exceptional array of jams at breakfast. The shower was surprisingly large. No air conditioning but the room was adequately ventilated for comfort at night.

1Thank Sean F
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you SEAN, 1) " Comfortable " and " quiet " : these are two key points for a good night. 2) " Exceptional array of jams at breakfast " : this is essential to wake up and start the day. 3) " shower surprisingly large " : a good shower and you are ready to tour the area.

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After 8 Rick Steves tours, I can always expect a decent and clean hotel. This is my first review because Hotel Diderot is a gem and I have to share the love! Let me count the ways: 1. One of the owners personally greeted our group and filled us in on the unique features of the hotel. 2. The owners...

1Thank Carrie A
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear CARRIE, the story between Rick Steves and the hôtel Diderot goes back a long way. We are atuned as far as travel philosophy is concerned : " keep an open mind, be curious and " when in Rome ... ". We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Glad also that you discovered Chinon, our " magical...

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was an experience !!! An excellent location though Never been treated as a school kid at a hotel before. We were meet at the courtyard by the owner and given the rules!! A welcome smile costs nothing but that was perhaps we were part of a regular tour group. Breakfast at a certain time - 8 glasses of apple...

Thank Orsimtouring
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear Orsimtouring, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location. We are sorry you felt confused by the short welcome we gave to your group, the same we give to everyone of our guests (individual clients, families or busines people), as we greet them upon arrival : it is always delivered cheerfully, and usually appreciated, as it allows everyone...

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We arrived at the Hotel after riding in the rain all day. When we booked in the lady said that she had a place to dry or kit which was awesome. The hotel is lovely with a lot of history and character. They have free Wifi. The breakfast was great with home made jams.

Thank Alan H
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hotel is in a great location and is very pretty both outside and in. The aged and exposed timbers are delightful. The bathroom was clean and a fan in the room appreciated. Sadly the management were extremely abrupt and militant in their approach robbing this experience of its potential to relax and enjoy. Apart from the fresh fruit salad...

hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear JDLOA, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location and the room. We are sorry you felt confused by the short welcome we gave to your group, the same we give to everyone of our guests (individual clients, families or busines people), as we greet them upon arrival : it is always delivered cheerfully, and usually appreciated, as...

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

had a pleasureable experience at this charming hotel. The personell were helpfull and friendly. The breakfast was very nice with homemade juice and marmelades. Would recommend this hotell if you're going through :)

Thank Tor Erik M
Les Cabannes, France
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Tucked away in a small side steet, the hotel offers secure parking. The room was small but beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. An attractive bathroom with a good shower and two washbasins. Our room was on the ground floor, opening directly onto a very pretty and well-maintained garden with a small table and two chairs, where one could enjoy a...

Thank JenniferCashman
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you JENNIFER, this is a very nice review indeed! The rooms on the ground floor of the main building are very much appreciated in the Summer because they are cool and they open on the terraces and the garden. We are so glad you enjoyed yours. We worked hard on finding the new fans : they are powerful AND...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here twice in August as part of a cycling holiday. The hotel is a very sweet, typically French hotel. It was very hot when we stayed, but each room had a fan and we slept well. The breakfast is good. Fantastic home made jams. The location is also ideal for visiting Chinon, being 5 minutes walk to the...

Thank DavidRebecca
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning DAVID and REBECCA, everyone here at the Diderot likes your comment : short and to the point, it will really boost the team until the end of the season! Glad the fans worked for you! We had to look around for a while until we found something powerful AND silent. They really do the job!

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped for a night in Chinon after a week on the Atlantic coast. It was a very agreeable stopover. The hotel is somewhat difficult to find with GPS, though once located, all is well. We managed to have a spot in the hotel's parking, which was convenient. We had a room on the second floor, our son and his...

Thank franco-americaine
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear Franco-Américaine, thank you so much for this glowing review. Everyone here, managers and staff alike, appreciates this badge of honor! We also take good note of the small things you noticed so we can further improve for your next visit!

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very pretty hotel B&B style is n gorgeous Chinon. Hosts very affable. Comfortable room with view over lovely garden courtyard. Quaint decorations and art. Excellent simple breakfast including homemade conserves with croissants and fresh little silver jug of coffee a very nice touch.

Thank MissTi01
hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning Miss TI, we are glad to hear that you spent a good time in our hotel and that you appreciated the " nice touches ". We do hope this taste of Chinon will make you want to come back to the Loire Valley. There are so many castles, gardens, quaint little towns, cellars and restaurants that are waiting...

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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: $125 - $153 (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, Loire Valley, France
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
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“I think all rooms face the pretty garden area.”
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