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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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DnE_10
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place in a great location.”
Reviewed 6 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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The hosts were extremely helpful and accommodating. The apartment was very well equipped (we were even provided with a bottle of bubbly). It was neat, tidy and very comfortable - a beautiful, historical building. Parking was conveniently located and well priced. Arian and Christian provided good information about the local cuisine (restaurant recommendations were great), activities and sites. They were great ambassadors for the city and region. The information was also nicely summarised in a binder left in the suite ... just in case we forgot what we were told. We really enjoyed Tours and area. This accommodation and our hosts made our stay very enjoyable. Thank you Arian and Christian.

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Liked best: It was all great.
Liked least: There was nothing we disliked.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Nov 2015
Merci de votre commentaire, nous avons appr�ci� votre pr�sence dans notre maison et c'est avec plaisir que nous vous accueillerions � nouveau si l'occasion se pr�sentait. Bien cordialement.
Ariane et Christian
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citigirlL...
Lichfield
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic house in the centre of Tours”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed here in June for 2 weeks with my husband and teenage son. The apartment is lovely as the photographs suggest. We wanted to explore the Loire on our bikes and the courtyard was perfect for storing our bikes safely. We did not use our car while we were there as the house is in the centre of the Town and only a few minutes walk from the shops and restaurants. The railway station is within easy walking distance so exploring without using a car is easy.
The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Merci de votre commentaire. Nous avons eu plaisir � vous recevoir.
Ariane et Christian
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Sharpe26
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Spacious and very comfortable with a delightful courtyard”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Perfectly located within walking distance of the centre and old town of Tours.

We particularly loved being able to shop at the local covered market each morning for lunch or dinner ingredients.

Our stay was very relaxed and comfortable, the apartment is well furnished and Christian was always available by telephone if we had any problems or questions. In fact we wanted for nothing.

We had researched the apartment but had not realised we also had solo use of the lovely courtyard, this added immensely to our enjoyment with breakfast, lunch and sunny afternoons lazing around.

It is a very easy place to stay and feel at home.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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carolynan...
Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Gite du Vieux Tours L'Arbalete is a beautiful two bedroomed apartment near the centre of the action in Tours.
The apartment itself is spacious by European standards. The living /dining area opens onto a pleasant courtyard where we sat on sunny days, safely behind beautiful red doors.
The kitchen is well-equipped with cutlery and cooking utensils, a dish washer, cooking range, microwave and wall ovens, glassware and crockery. The bedroom downstairs has wardrobes for hanging clothes as well as shelves. The en suite behind it is quite big and included a bath. The toilet is separate.
Upstairs there is a charming study/bedroom. On a mezzanine platform, there is another bed. Beside it, there is a shower recess and toilet.
The washing machine and dryer are easily accessed.
The style is industrial chic. And for those who love history, ask Christian about the buildings' provenance. It is integral to the history of Tours.
The location is quiet and yet it is close to a music pub, several music venues, art galleries and artists' studios, a small supermarket as well as the wonderful covered markets, several boulangeries and lots of restaurants, some good and some dreadful. (I recommend avoiding the pizzas.)
Christian and Ariane are a charming couple, their English better than our French, meaning we had some interesting conversations in lingua melange. Despite our linguistic difficulties, we found them helpful, willing to sort out any problems we had when we were settling in.
After a thirty hour flight from Australia, one marked by turbulence across China, to be so welcomed was indeed a relief.

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Liked best: Feeling comfortable
Liked least: We prefer a softer mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Merci de votre agréable commentaire.
Ariane et Christian
Le Gîte du Vieux Tours
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Management Response
16 Oct 2017
Merci de votre très sympathique commentaire et au plaisir de vous revoir.
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