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“Just OK”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Boule d'Or

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La Boule d'Or
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
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“Just OK”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2008

This hotel was just OK. I was not impressed by the security. All the room keys hung at reception where anyone could just lift one and go up to any room! The lady at reception was quite stern. She insisted that I pay up front.

The room was just OK, a bit drab and run down looking - no shower curtain and not the cleanest.

When we wanted to dine, the lady who ran the place said we could only eat if we eat immediatly - ie: no time for shower!

I agreed, but she then hung over me and tapped her watch, while I was choosing my meal. I was taken aback - I told her not to push me - she was very rude. For the first time in my life I walked out of a restaurant. Thankfully we found a very nice Italian place.

I would not recommend this hotel - unless there is nowhere else to get a room !

  • Liked — Not much
  • Disliked — Arrogant staff
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2007

We stayed at La boule d’or in Chinon May 2007 for one night for around 55-65 euro. The hotel is a Logis de France.

Our experience was very different from the other reviewer’s – the hotel must have been fixed up since. Our room was very clean and newly renovated to a relatively high standard for a two star. Although nothing special our room was pleasant enough. Despite the fact that the lobby of the hotel is situated on a busy street, the hotel is spread over several joint buildings and our room was on a quiet side street.

However there was one unpleasant detail: the mattress cover had a layer of protective plastic sown into it. Very hygienic, granted, however sleeping on top of it is hot and uncomfortable.

We ate at the hotel’s restaurant: menu terroir at good quality with friendly service.

  • Liked — Close to the old town
  • Disliked — Plastic sheets
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Boule d'Or
Address: 21.23, rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Boule d'Or 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover La Boule d'Or located in Chinon , Indre & Loire, Centre region, France. S rooms are comfortable, quality service and a restoration of choice. Click here to discover our offers and our services . Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You want to spend a pleasant stay in Touraine, visit the town of Chinon, sleep, eat, spend a weekend end.Cette beautiful throne step or the castle of Chinon , surrounded by vineyards, will surprise you with its relaxed lifestyle. The richness of the soil in Chinon surprise you: vineyards, castles, mansions, river, forest, Champignonieres, Soaps, Cheese. Activities around the town of Chinon are also numerous: Hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, tennis, balloons, Acrobranche , Adventure park , quad, electric bicycle, visit wineries, tasting wines of Chinon . Located in the heart of the Loire Valley , Centre region, the cradle of castles, World Heritage Site by Unesco. In this beautiful medieval city, Chinon Indre et Loire, close to downtown, the river face (Vienne) is the Hotel Boule d'Or . Former coach of the eighteenth century, transformed into a hotel, the hotel exudes the quiet charm of the houses of character. The hotel La Boule d'Or welcomes you all year round for your leisure stays. ... more   less 
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