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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a whirlwind trip to the Loire Valley over our Thanksgiving holiday, so stayed only one night. The room itself (a family unit) worked well for us and our son--we had the upstairs room, and he enjoyed the living area below with its sleeping nooks. Pretty basic, but good function--bedside reading lights, comfortable beds, power outlets, good shower. The...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are really glad to read that you enjoyed a lot your stay at Fontevraud. Thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. Olivier Châble

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother, sister and I stayed at Fontevraud for one night, and it was the highlight of France for me. I do have to preface that by saying we didn't have a great time in France, but Fontevraud is absolutely incredible. We had previously been in Bordeaux (which was filthy) and Poitiers (which was a cute town, but the language...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for having shared such an emotional opinion on TripAdvisor. Our goal is to offer you more than a tour of the place. We try, every day, to design for you a unique experience and we are so glad to read than Fontevraud moved you that way. Thank you again. Best wishes. Olivier Châble

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for a weekend in October, 2016, and I have mixed feelings about this property. I loved being able to wander around the abbey at night as the grounds/buildings are beautiful. Prior reviewers have commented negatively about the distance from the parking lot and lack of assistance with luggage - we had no...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are glad to read that you have mostly enjoyed your stay with us. Sometimes, it results difficult to connect devices to the wifi. During your stay, the wifi system was working. Maybe there was a firewall in your device that was protecting it ? Anyway, we will find a solution to detect such a situation and solve...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room was simple but very stylish, and conveyed high class and impeccable taste. Restaurant was unfortunately not open (it's an expensive gourmet deal), but breakfast was fantastic. Hotel is very quiet, and the best part of it is that you can wander around the grounds and go into the abbey at all hours. Fontevraud is an amazing place to visit....

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Best wishes. Olivier Châble

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It is an amazing setting... but beware: style wins over comfort... dim lighting , furniture functional, micro shower room. Reminds me of when I was a student ... but restaurant.. probably one the best meals ever.. *****

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor. Fontevraud L'Hôtel is located in a XIIth century building. Every floor has his specificity and, if all rooms have the same level of comfort, they do not have the same size. The smallest room is 17 square meter, the biggest 24. We are really glad to read that you...

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 October 2016

pay no attention to the nay sayers, this place is just lovely.our friends from Tours surprised us with an overnight here and a five course meal that was superb.the price of that meal is less than we pay for an average dinner in Boston. We found the service wonderful. The rooms are perfect and linens and bath were as well....

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Olivier C, Public Relations Manager at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you so much for being full of praise for our hôtel and having shared such an enthusiastic opinion on TripAdvisor. I'm sure that our Chef, Thibaut RUGGERI, will be pleased to share with you one of his secrets ;) There is no need for me to threat or torture him ;) I will send you the recipe...

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's a really lovely hotel, sympathetically restored, on beautiful interesting historic grounds. The rooms are minimalist, but super comfortable. The bed and linens - super comfy. The staff were pleasant and more than accommodating, helping us with restaurant reservations. The breakfast was probably the most interesting and delicious we ate during our whole 3 week trip - worth every euro...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are glad to read that you have spent some good time with us and we thank you for having published your experience on TripAdvisor. Improving the access to our restaurant is one of our main preocupations. As you have noticed, the “haute-cuisine” designed by our Chef, Thibaut RUGGERI, is increasingly popular. We know that is very frustrating...

Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Hotel is in ex monastery. Rooms are modern but spartan as they should be in former monastery. WIFI free. IBar is great place, restaurant very good. Walking around Abbey at night with all the lights on is once in the lifetime experience.

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Olivier C, Public Relations Manager at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vlado, We thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind regards. Olivier Châble

Dorset
Reviewed 21 September 2016

First of all, the car park is quite far from the hotel. You are buzzed into a secure car park that is about a 2-4 minute walk from the hotel entrance which is a bit of a pain when carrying luggage. No help was offered with luggage. Check in was very efficient and you get given an iPad for your...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. The car park is at around 650 feet from the reception. We are surprised to read that no one would have offered you help for the luggage transportation. Indeed, we provide a shuttle service with an electric car. Every guest that rings the bell at the entrance gate is...

Istanbul Province, Turkey
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Unforgettable experience This is a unique property, simple, quiet, very comfortable. The cuisine is excellent, rooms small but tastefully done. The furniture is raw wood, the restaurant is a place that must be seen, breakfast is very tasty, the bread that I ate was the best that I ever tasted, honey is collected around the monastery. For the brave hearted,...

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Olivier C, Responsable relations publiques at Fontevraud L'Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you for sharing such an enthusiastic opinion on TripAdvisor. For our guests, the free tour of the Royal Abbey is included from the day of check-in until the day of check-out. Best wishes. Olivier Châble

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stay at the heart of Fontevraud Royal Abbey? A night with Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and then Queen of England? Fontevraud L'Hotel offers an incomparable experience. At the Saint-Lazare priory, formerly the home of a community of nuns, the tradition of hospitality that is an intrinsic part of this place is being renewed. Sleeping in the tranquil silence of the Abbey, walking alone through the monastery as night falls ... These are magical private moments. The 54 rooms of this four-star hotel have been fitted out with great respect for this almost 1000 year-old monument, whose face is firmly turned towards the future. Each of the rooms is a cosy refuge: high-quality bedding, elegant contemporary furniture that uses noble materials such as oak, and is made with respect for the environment - all this made especially for Fontevraud L'Hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fontevraud L'Hotel

Address: le Prieure Saint Lazare 38 rue Saint Jean de l Habit, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France (Formerly Hotellerie Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud )
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Price Range: ₹ 9,934 - ₹ 11,529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fontevraud L'Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“I would recommend a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Maisyandlilly, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is a two year old hotel in an old building they have worked hard to bring modern amenities to an historic site and have succeeded”
 of 5 bubbles dogtownpeg, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“make sure to get a fan. Some of the rooms have extremely high ceilings, which are much nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles 270jaspert, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“On a hot night get one with windows that create air flow and make sure you are not facing west.”
 of 5 bubbles Flowerpotrabbit, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask to overlook the orchard”
 of 5 bubbles Johnjolovestravel, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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