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Hotel Diderot

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nicely restored older building. Owners were very welcoming. No air conditioning but fans in the rooms. Well located within the the of Chinon with some off street parking available. Simple French breakfast with plenty of tasty French jams and jellies to sample.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Thank you BOB and SHARON, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Fresh baguette, croissants, brioche, toasts, Jams & Jellies, these are the highlights of the traditional French breakfast!

Hampshire UK
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We last stayed in the Hotel Diderot some 7 years ago, since when the hotel's ownership has changed so that it is now owned by Jamie and Jean-Pierre DAGNEAUX - Jamie being the American wife of Jean Pierre. At the time of our stay the hotel was really rather overwhelmed by groups of Americans, in particular, also cyclists so that...

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Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed for a second time in two years at the Hotel Diderot. This is a great boutique hotel/inn. The hosts are fabulous, very helpful and the breakfast is amazing. Our room was excellent with an old fashioned feel but modern amenities. The location is convenient to the town of Chinon and to travel to many castles and vineyards in...

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good evening MIKE, " old fashioned feel but modern amenities ", that is what we are trying to achieve. We are glad it worked for you. We are getting ready for your third visit.

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely hotel in every way and a nice,comfortable walking distance into Chinon centre for your evening meal.The pretty walled gardens with secure parking added to a lovely overnight stay.Nice setting for breakfast.No complaints at all.would definitely go back.

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hoteldiderot, Propriétaire at Hotel Diderot, responded to this review

Good morning GAILLE, not only did post the sweetest comment, but we just received your nice thank you postcard! These little things mean a lot to us and to the team. Thank you again and see you soon!

Reviewed 25 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.

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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...

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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...

Invercargill
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...

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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 19 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.

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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...

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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 :)

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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: €72 - €95 (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, France - Loire Valley
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