Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley4.0 out of 5.0
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This is the small hotel operated from a three stories building that looks like a large mansion. It is in a quiet residential street approximately five minutes drive away from the historic town of Amboise. Our room was small, rustic but comfortable. Guests' cars can be conveniently parked in its compound. it has a small restaurant that serves a decent breakfast. However, there are plenty of food options nearby. Service is friendly, the staff speak English and are helpful in answering questions and making recommendations. Amboise itself is a charming town with a historic castle that has the colourful history. This is a good value accommodation option and I would definitely stay here again in the event that I return to Amboise.
Really helpful staff, very welcoming. Comfortable bed, room was fine, housekeeping was of a high standard. Didn't eat here, but I heard other guests say the food was good - bar and outside area only open during tourist season though. Nice local jewelry and wine on sale in reception. Only down side was that the wifi did not extend to the room I was in. I could get it up to outside the door, but not inside the room itself. Would definitely recommend and stay here again
Beware of Best Western Hotel Vinci Loire Valley in Amboise when booking at that hotel. They will make you pay whether you stay at the hotel or not, even if they can’t give you the room you originally booked. We booked a superior room (requesting a quiet room) for September 10 - September 13, 2016 (3 nights). We were given a very small and claustrophobic room with a sloping ceiling, which we declined. The only non-claustrophobic room which was available, and we had to accept, was a room in front of the elevator, facing the main road, with a noisy air conditioning unit and even had a broken toilet seat. After a sleepless night, we advised the hotel that we could not stay the following two nights. We were told that we would still have to pay for the 3 nights (Euro 375). Their excuse was because we had made the booking directly on the Best Western website. We were offered another room for the remaining 2 nights, but they couldn’t show us that room until 4 pm. We didn’t want to take the risk of other sleepless nights and reluctantly had to pay the 375 Euro and left. Upon our return home, we contacted Best Western (in Arizona). They were very efficient, helpful and understanding and after making their own investigations, sent us a refund for the two nights we didn't stay in Amboise, but had to pay. Although the Best Western Office handled this matter in a very professional and fair manner, we cannot say the same for franchisees such as Best Western Hotel Vinci Loire Valley, 12 Avenue Emile Gounin, Amboise, France.
This is a small hotel, not serving an evening meal but giving good advice on where to eat. Two minute drive to town centre where there is lots to see, do (including wine tasting) and eat. We eat at Chez Bruno. Very nice. Rooms are OK but top floor is in the roof so ceilings slope. Secure parking is free and gates are shut after 11pm albeit you have a key. Breakfast was lovely with good selection. We will return.
I do not agree with others who say the location is poor. I would presume that anyone touring the Loire Valley independently is doing so with a car. As such, the property offers a convenient solution. The hotel has its own secure parking and is a five minute drive to the touristy center of Amboise. I actually preferred being just outside the center of town, since Amboise was a bit too touristy for my taste. The staff was very helpful - the woman at the front desk spoke English and she was very helpful in making dinner reservations for us in town. The breakfast the hotel offers was excellent. All in all, a value-for-money accommodation with a convenient location for those driving around the Loire Valley.
Nice little hotel used as a stop over on our way home. Very friendly staff with a good local knowledge Rooms small but very comfortable.Unfortunately there is no restaurant and it's a good walk into the town . Breakfast is very good but rather expensive. Would like to have stayed longer to explore the city.
We had an excellent stay at this hotel, but we weren't in it much as we were seeing friends in the area. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable with excellent, large, beds and all the amenities one would want. It is also extremely quiet. I am a very light sleeper but didn't hear the traffic al all. The breakfast was really good, with a great variations on the buffet, and the scrambled eggs were freshly made (ie not out of a packet). My only proviso is that you need a car as it is a long walk into the centre. Other than that I recommend it highly
The hotel is small. Our room was very good and clean. Service efficient, but a little slow. Good buffet breakfast. This hotel is located about a mile out of town and therefore requires a good walk or short drive to find a nice restaurant. The hotel uses the breakfast room as a token restaurant with a very basic menu. There is a bar area and patio but no sign of a bar. In fact staff levels were very low, sometimes you will find it difficult to find anyone.
The hotel inside is modernly decorated and clean. The front desk was friendly. It also services dinner and breakfast on-site, though dinner sitting is a bit limited since there is only one cook and the server is also double duty at the front desk. Nevertheless, the food at dinner were properly prepared, elegantly presented and delicious. The negative side is that it is next to a busy street and about half of the rooms are on the street side. Our room was tiny. The sink in the bathroom was was even smaller, making it difficult to even brush the teeth. It is also not close to any town or attractions. You pretty much need to get into a car to where ever you need to go.
A good hotel and location to use as your home base if you are touring the eastern half of the Loire Valley by car (ample parking). The rooms are not fancy, but clean, comfortable and moderately priced. The hotel is a mile or two from the city center of Amboise (restaurants and attractions) but an easy drive with free parking by the river. Helpful and friendly staff. Good breakfast with several choices (croissants were very good), although a little expensive. We stayed four nights, and I agree with another post that it would have been nice to have a chest of drawers in the room to unpack clothes rather than having to keep them in my suitcase. Rick Steves recommendation.
Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley is located within a mile (2 km) of Pagoda of Chanteloup and Chateau d'Amboise. Each of the 26 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. Clos-Luce and Mini-Chateaux Park are also near this Amboise hotel.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley's 26 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.
Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley features free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 407 reviews