Best Western Premier Grand Monarque Hotel & Spa4.0 out of 5.0
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We spent one night at the Grand Monarque on our way south. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff were welcoming, accommodating, and friendly. They parked our car for us in their lot down the the street. The standard room was well-appointed with an exceptionally large bathroom. Wi-fi was fast and reliable. The front desk made dinner reservations for us in the old town and the hotel bar is a gem. (The hotel has two restaurants and one is a Michelin star.) Proximity to the pedestrian area and cathedral is ideal. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!
we arrived having booked one night, but quickly decided to stay an extra night. The hotel is beautiful, and our room, which was one of the cheaper ones was lovely, with great shower, really comfortable bed and lovely decor.The staff were very helpful and made the change to 2 nights with no fuss whatsoever. The welcome on arrival was warm and welcoming and again, very friendly and helpful staff. We booked into the restaurant and were not disappointed, food and service were both great. We will definitely be returning to this hotel and will recommend as a stopover to family and friends who come down to see us in mid France for holidays.Big plus for us was that the accommodation was dog friendly (although I think ours was the only dog in the hotel).
Fantastic hotel and very good value for the price. A very large well maintained charming room with spa tub which is a wonderful bonus when touring by bicycle. Staff went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. Breakfast was typical of a European continental. Restaurant meal and service was excellent.
On arrival at the hotel, the desk manager parked our car. Our room was excellent and was very well equipped with flat screen TV, ample storage space and seperate wc and bathroom. Toiletries were supplied together with bathrobe and slippers.The bed was very comfortable and everything was spotless. We chose to eat in the Brasserie which was a delightful room. Our meals were excellent as was breakfast with a huge choice including hot meals.
Excellent hotel ... very comfortable and quiet accommodations, pleasant and helpful service, great location, good food, all at a reasonable price. Desk staff warmly welcomed us and quickly took care of checking us in and parking our car. We didn't need it thereafter during our time in Chartres as we could walk to everything we wanted to see and do while there. Enjoyed an excellent buffet breakfast. Didn't use the main restaurant which is one of the top-rated ones in town (believe it has a Michelin start) as it was fully booked. However, not a problem as there were many fine choices for dinner within easy walking distance .
As we spent this years vacation in Brittany in the westernmost part of France, we decided not to do the entire driving in one day, but to stay one night in the city of Chartres, about 65 km southwest of Paris. We stayed in the Grand Monarque on both our journey there and also when we returned to Germany. The Grand Monarque is situated at Place des Espars, less than 10 minutes by foot away from the famous Cathedral and only few steps (just crossing the street) from the old town. As parking seems to be an issue at that part of the city, make sure you book a place in the hotel's parking lot when making your reservation. Navigation systems will lead you on the Place des Espars in such way that the hotel will be on your right hand side. Right after passing it, there is a small street - turn into that street and you will find a reserved space on the right, at the hotel's walls and only few meters from the entrance, where the car can be parked for some minutes. If occupied, follow the little street, turn right and then right again and you will be led back to Place des Espars. Before entering the main street again, there is a parking place for taxies on your right and you can park your car there to rush into the hotel (30m) and make your check-in. As the hotel comes with valet parking service, there is not need to worry about where to park the car and how to come there, what we found pretty convenient. The hotel itself is not one of these standard hotels which look the same in every place and city you go, but is located in one of the more historical buildings. Rooms are pretty charming, a bit old-fashioned in style, but full of atmosphere, as is the entire place. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, making our stay even better. We had a standard room the first night, which was not too spacious – good for one night, but definitively too small for a longer stay. Therefore, we decided to book a higher category on our way back home and were very lucky to be upgraded into a suite which was simply marvellous! If you stay at the Monarque, you should not miss having a dinner at Le Georges restaurant, which comes with one star in the Guide Michelin and is situated right in the hotel! We had a wonderful 5 – course dinner there, accompanied by a pretty good choice of mainly local wine! As regards the touristic highlights, the Cathedral is a must! Please note that the famous labyrinth is entirely visible on Friday afternoons, but that the crew there is eager to have all the chairs replaced upon the labyrinth at about 5 pm. And, finally, if you have the time do not miss the evening lightshows in the old part of the town, either, especially that displayed on the cathedral itself (shows come daily from April to October). All in all, we had a wonderful stay at Chartres and the Monarque and hope to be able to return there in the future.
We were 3 adults: my mother, my sister and myself. When we booked the hotel with booking.com we saw that the hotel had rooms that accommodated 3 people and in the room description we read: 1 QUEEN SIZE BED AND 2 TWIN BEDS. That is why we decided to go for the triple room. When we arrived at the hotel, we were given a room with two beds only: a queen size bed and a double bed. When I asked the lady at the reception to give us what we had bought, she refused to do so by saying that the reservation was for a room for three adults and that was it.
Always enjoy my stays here. Great location for the town, but be careful and book the hotels own garage. I forgot this time, but the reception were so helpful and got me a place. Well worth the 10 Euros. Rooms are comfy and stylish, as well as being well equipped. Would recommend room 101/102, nice view of the square and cathedral.
No question - this is a very nice hotel close to the best areas of the town. But finding it, even with satnav, was difficult. We knew it was close to the Coure de Ville underground car park so we parked first then found the hotel on foot. The parking cost €18 overnight. No real alternative so do factor that in. The hotel room was a good size and well eqipped, but no English TV channel. Also no means of controlling temp or a/c within the room. Weird. Breakfast was excellent. And do not expect the hotel to be close to the Cathedral. It was a good 400 metres away. Overall just good enough for a 4 star review, but only just!
A friend suggested this place, and I was on a bicycle ride from Paris onward. It looked a little bit fancier than my usual fare, but I decided to go for it, and glad I did. Helpful staff, a beautiful room, good location and a nice combination of restaurants and bar in the lobby. Breakfast was great and they even had gluten free bread for me. The bar is very cozy and they have a Brasserie and a fancy restaurant, so you can choose which one to you want. One hint, be sure to look at the wine list, it's supposed to be one of the better ones in France. I was not offered the list in the brasserie, but when I asked for it they gladly brought it. If you're a wine aficionado it's worth a look. Would definitely return.
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