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Hotel Diderot

#1 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Certificate of Excellence
06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location for Chinon as only 5 mins away from the centre by foot and some good restaurants (recommended by hotel). Not so easy to find the place with your satnav but once on the correct side of the hotel it has secure parking - great when your car is already stuffed with newly acquired wine. Rooms are simple but...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous time had by this Aussie couple. We stayed 3 nights. Highly recommended as a place to stay in Chinon. Great facilities, excellent location and very friendly, helpful staff. Good value all round. We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts with the wide array of home made jams on offer.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning EGGLESPV, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Diderot! Everyone here wishes to see you again : there is still so much to see!

Boston area
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although in the center of Chinon, and walkable to everything, Hôtel Diderot is a peaceful oasis of calm. Our sunny room on the top floor, overlooking the verdant courtyard, was charmingly furnished with an antique armoire, dresser, and bed. The bathroom was modern, with every amenity, and spotlessly clean. Going downstairs to breakfast, we were delighted to find a fire...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning DIDDYS-MOM, these flattering comments are certainly going to keep up "pumped to the max" for the entire season. As Summer is approaching, the wisteria and the roses are still in bloom, but the woodfire has been replaced by the breakfast on the terrace... Another way to enjoy the balmy climate of Touraine and the garden of the Diderot.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not enough good words to describe this small, but beautiful hotel in Chinon. Thoughtful touches appoint each unique room, and the garden in late afternoon is not to be missed. Jaime & Jean-Pierre and all their staff work very hard to make you feel as if you are one of the family come for a visit. BTW, that...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear SHARMIRO, thank you for you kind comment. Everyone here appreciates. We will keep up the good work! And keep [home]making jams!

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can echo all the positive things said in other reviews about the charming and friendly staff, the excellent breakfast, the lovely garden and the convenient location within Chinon. However, I would recommend trying to get a room in the (old) main building and not in the (modern) courtyard annex. The build quality is not high and the walls are...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Dear LondonScreenName, thank you on behalf of the "charming and friendly staff". We are pleased that you loved our breakfast and our garden ; and sorry you had to bear with noisy neighbors :-( They must have been uber-loud indeed, since it is the first time - in hundreds of reviews - anybody complains about noise while staying in the...

Chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous place...the smell and lovely sight of wisteria greets you as you enter thru the gate. Jaime and Jean-Pierre are wonderful and very helpful in suggesting restaurants in town. The location is extremely ideal...less than a 10 min walk to the main square. I did breakfast one of the mornings I was there, and it did not disappoint...your choice of...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good evening, thank you on behalf of the entire team, since your comments cover all the aspects of our activity. We do hope to see you again in the near future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was one of the best hotels I stayed in while travelling around northern France. It is absolutely charming and beautiful and unique. The owners speak English which is great as well. The room is gorgeous with so many little extra touches, books, soaps etc. Ceiling beams, cute windows, curtains, flowers, mellow brick walls - just some of the things...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning SARAH, thank you so much for your kind words : team Diderot is waiting for your next visit!

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We spent two nights at the Diderot and thoroughly enjoyed it. The charm and location cannot be beat. Service was friendly. Breakfast was more than adequate, though not our favorite (breads not quite fresh, no protein.) The gardens were lovely and the room was comfy. Modern bathroom with a view.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning Echurch, and thank you for the nice review. Your remark about proteins led me to look again into the proteins in a typical French breakfast like the one we propose : you can find them in our fresh goat cheese, our yogurts, our breads (delivered fresh every morning at 5:30 by our local baker) and dried fruits ;-)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I stayed here as part of my trip through France. My room was a traditionally furnished room with modern amenities. More spacious than other hotels in France with a gorgeous view overlooking the garden. Each morning I had a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, breads, homemade jams, yogurt and coffee by the fire in the breakfast room. The owners, as...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you so much SUNDYBY, it was a pleasure to have you at the Diderot. We do hope you will return... There is so much to see in and around Chinon !

Minnesota
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I cannot say enough about this gem. My sister and I shared a twin room here for a few nights last month. The place oozes charm from our room overlooking the garden to the 14th century breakfast room. The husband and wife owners to their small staff, everything was done to make us feel well cared for. The breakfast, including...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning RICHARD, this is such a nice review ! We will be waiting for your next visit !

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 6,019 - ₹ 7,397 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Chinon
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“Avoid the courtyard annex”
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“Ensure that your room overlooks the "courtyard".”
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“I think all rooms face the pretty garden area.”
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