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Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance

4.0 out of 5.0

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My husband and I and another couple and their son, their mother and our 2 dogs stayed here for 1 week sat.to sat. We were very comfortable here, very near a grocery store and restaurants. They have a inside pool which is fantastic when the weather is bad, but it is very small, and when you are there in the summer it is a little over crowded. The real only negative thing I can say is it wasn't that clean. It wasn't to bad but I was disappointed in the cleanliness. It is very close to the zoo and to futurescope and many many castles. Would a go back again yes.

This development is at the epicentre of a whole group of chateaux (Ussé, Azay, Chinon, Chemonceaux, Villandray), all within easy driving distance. During our stay, Les Jardins were getting ready for the summer season, with new patio furniture delivered, plus 32" TV arrived to replace the tiny TVs. Accomodation is above basic but not overlarge (I hate to stay in our 2bed 1 bed settee house if fully occupied by 8 people). Everything was clean, and staff are extremely helpful. The swimming pool is warm and welcoming. Unlike some Le Grange complexes, you can drive your car to your front door to unload/load on arrival and departure days. One downside - they charge for Wi-Fi.

Les Jardins Renaissance is a prestige site with great accommodation and facilities. The houses are very well maintained, well equipped, and comfortable. The gated estate is safe, friendly, open and most of all generally quiet. Reception is very friendly and helpful. Given fresh linen and towels upon arrival, you are left to enjoy a very private stay. There is a great heated swimming pool and sauna for residents. The very reasonable price is extremely good value for money. The houses are a short walk from the centre of Azay le Rideau, which is a lively large French village with lots of character and charm. There are many restaurants to choose from, and the quality of food and service is always very good. My favourite is Côté Cour at the end of Rue Balzac at the gates of the Chateau. Azay's Chateau is magnificent, and whilst undergoing renovation until 2017, is still worth a visit. The grounds are beautiful and were free between 18.00-20.30 this summer. Les Jardins Renaissance is an excellent place for a relaxed holiday and is within a short distance of many key chateau and visitor sites in the area. Very convenient indeed.

"This is not a four star hotel, it's a residence", said the receptionist. Ok , we understand, but it was hard to find the four stars... It's a small space, even there are 6 persons in an unit of 8. The bathrooms and the wc rooms are too small, maybe for the children ..... The personal was a little irritated when we arrived, because it was the close time and we hadn't called them before , so they put 15 pieces of laundry in our arms and we accomodate by ourselves. Obviously they were waiting for us , as guests! !!! The chairs in the terrace and the table look old and broken ! This is a small part of what we experienced!

Do not be fooled by the 4 star logo. "La maisonette" is a coop, with small rooms and even smaller baths. Rusty and dusty appliances. If you do not have any expectations, you do not mind being crowded, then this is the place for you. However, try a decent hotel instead.

We enjoyed our week in Azay-Le-Rideau, very convenient for visiting a large selection of castles, namely Azay, Villandry and its formal gardens, Islette (practically in Azay, great for picnics), Langeais, Chinon. An hour's drive away approximately are many more and we visited Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chaumont and its garden exhibition (better gardens in my view than Villandry). As accommodation, you get a little house with a terrace in the greenery for yourself, lovely, and relatively quiet. Distant noise of motorway, and chairs from neighbouring houses (no feet to quieten the chairs). Perhaps we are quite fussy, but there were little things that were not addressed that would have massively improved our impression of the place, such as mould around the bath (so easy to remove!), missing hooks and handles, missing decorative bars at the windows, stains on bedroom carpet, dirty toilet brushes. None of this greatly affected a very enjoyable stay, but it makes you feel differently and worse about the place than necessary, and certainly not "Prestige". None of the repairs were undertaken during our stay (lack of staff?). The internet in the accommodation is available at extra cost of 25 euros for the week for more than one device. This was a joke. We arrived on a Saturday (all arrivals are normally on a Saturday) and paid the WIFI for the week online. Then we had a problem with it and the "hotline" staff is away on holiday until the Tuesday as Monday was a hoiday. So the reception staf finally managed to talk to the "hotline" to sort out the access problem by Wednesday ! This is a separate company that deals with it. Luckily we had internet access via our mobile phone provider (three) otherwise we would have been really stuck. Otherwise we were satisfied with the reception staff and the facilities, the kitchen had a large fridge freezer, there is a hob and a microwave / grill. Sufficient cuttlery, crockery and I love the dishwasher. In all accommodation, the couch/settee is only really for two people - even in the accommodation for 8, so the rest has to sit on chairs. Garden chairs and tables also provided. There is a service to order baguettes - this has to be ordered the previous day before 7pm, and can only be collected in the morning after 9am, so wasn't that useful for us as we tended to have breakfast before 9am and forgot to order before leaving for the day on most days!

We were a family of 7 persons in 2 units .Grandparents, parents, 2 girls and one aunt. Everyone enjoyed his privacy It was clean and with all facilities. We stayed for 4 nights and visited everyday another place in the Loire vally.

Stayed for 3 weeks in March/April 2013 This site is sold as a Lagrange Prestige but it is lower in quality and services than a simple Lagrange that we visited afterwards. The "houses" are well laid out with a bathroom (full bath) and separate toilet. The bedroom is small and the wardrobe half filled already with the extra bedding for the sofa bed in the living room. The living room has a sofa bed for 2 people, a dining table and 4 chairs and decent sized tv with many channels (all French) Then there is an American style kitchen so open plan with a microwave, 4 halogen hobs, a dishwasher, toaster and coffee maker. There is more than enough pots and pans and crockery than you'd need. The bad points are the bin which is in the cupboard and not practical to use at all way the kitchen is set out so that when you are doing any preparation or washing up you are opposite the window which is opposite the main walk away and everybody can see you. We really had the impression by the whole layout of the site to be in the tv show "The Prisoner" . Every where you looked you were looking into your neighbours house, there was no privacy whatsoever. The swimming pool was tiny and always crowded so we didn't bother. The hamam was nice and we bought extra sessions on top of the free session offered weekly. There was lots of free parking and we often walked down into town rather than moving the car. It was a 15 minute walk down and a bit more back as it's all up hill.

We chose this location as it was fairly central to our travels, based out in the rural countryside rather than in a large city or town, and kept costs down so that we could maximise our spend on other activities we had planned across ten days in Loire Valley (including Le Mans 24hrs). We booked a package deal through Brittany Ferries for ferries and accommodation and got an incredibly good value holiday with their January discounts. From the outset we had low to medium expectations, and as such the resort delivered for us based on where we set out! We're used to staying in better accommodation than this, it's very functional, utilitarian, but if you want somewhere to rest your head between busy days it's actually a fairly cost effective way to plan your holiday. The only serious disappointment for us that the advertised wi-fi (signal) is only available at the main reception building so you can't get it in your rooms. High points > Rooms are reasonably sized, secure with plenty of storage space > The site is kept clean and presentable > The health centre has a reasonable pool > There is a decent sized fridge > Shower rooms are access friendly for people with disabilities > Rooms have their own outdoor patio with furniture / umbrellas which are secluded in some part by planting > Site is peaceful - no rowdy bars / discos / noise at nights (demographic is quite senior) Low points: > Can't park near your room - shared carp park at top of site) > No access to wifi in rooms > Cooking facility is basically a microwave / grill which makes cooking anything interesting a challenge > If you don't tidy and CLEAN your room there is additional charges post leaving > TV has no UK speaking channels that we could find > Beds are slightly 'old skool', so wear yourself out in the day. Our initial impression was slightly disappointed, but once we'd been out to Carrefour, bought some food / drink and spread ourselves out we just acclimatised and got on with it. If you arrive with high expectations you may be disappointed, but if you take it on face value its fine. Staff are quite helpful, and the rural location whilst initially hard to find (due to a few one way streets!) is peaceful and picturesque (and only a short drive from the old town - 1.5 miles / 10 minute walk). Be warned if you walk into Azay it's a very steep walk back!!

Stayed here at Easter last year. Used a 3 bedroom for my family of 5. Friends also travelled and used the 2 bed apartment. Apartment has everything required although only french TV on the box. Beds excellent and rooms spotless. We got good value the first week of Easter. It would have been more expensive the next week. The pool was excellent for the kids but too small for serious swimmers. You had to book the tennis early. Another court would be better for the size of the development Location was excellent for exploring the Loire Valley with some superb chateau locations nearby. Tours is a lovely city nearby and worth a visit.

Rue des Fontaines Azay-le-Rideau Indre-et-Loire

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Within a short walk of Chateau Azay-Le-Rideau, Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance is within 2 miles (3 km) of Les Goupillieres. This 4-star residence has 100 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free self parking. Also near this Azay-le-Rideau residence are Chateau de l'Islette and La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres.


Rooms

The 100 rooms feature kitchenettes and furnished lanais. Guests can expect to find WiFi and LCD TVs. Rooms also include phones.


Property features

Guests of Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions. Other amenities at this spa residence include an outdoor tennis court, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Holiday Home Sleeps 4

Twin 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Holiday Home Sleeps 6

Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Holiday Home Sleeps 8

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 8

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

43% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 176 reviews