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Hostellerie La Croix Blanche

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Why We Love It

  • The 300-year-old hotel is in the popular Loire Valley -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Loire River and Château de Montsoreau -- a Renaissance-style castle -- are less than 10 minutes' drive away
  • This deal also includes a tour and tasting at Ackerman winery and Combier distillery, both 15 minutes' drive from the hotel (once per stay; transport not included)

92%
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
"Perfect setting, attractive square, very picturesque."
raymond
Sep 28, 2017
Gillingham. Dorset, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest railway station is Saumur, around 20 minutes' away by car. Tours and Angers stations are both an hour's drive from the hotel and trains run to London St Pancras. Tours Airport is also around an hour's drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Royalty and nobility have flocked to this part of central France for centuries. If it's "French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations", says Lonely Planet. With castles, vineyards and scenic views aplenty, the valley has become one of the most visited destinations in France and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hostellerie La Croix Blanche is opposite 12th-century Abbaye de Fontevraud -- a former monastery and later a Napoleonic prison -- which now holds concerts and exhibitions. Château de Montsoreau, a Renaissance-style castle that is now a contemporary art museum (entry fees apply), is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and is a great spot for soaking up views of the River Loire.

Expect exposed ceiling beams and tufa walls at this 17th-century former coaching inn, which is a typical design of the region. You can relax by the log fire in the lounge or enjoy contemporary and classic French fare in Le Plantagenêt restaurant.

Rooms have views of the town, the courtyard or Abbaye de Fontevraud. Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 1€ per person, per night payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The outdoor pool is closed in winter.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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92%
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hostellerie La Croix Blanche over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Perfect setting, attractive square, very picturesque.
Other Comments
Extremely friendly staff. Very pleasant atmosphere
raymond Sep 28, 2017 Gillingham. Dorset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Restaurant food and service was first class.
Other Comments
Misundstanding with Travelzoo discount on meals.
Stephen Aug 30, 2017 Savignac-Lédrier, France
Enjoyed Most
The location was superb, the room very clean and tidy. The staff were excellent and many spoke good English.
Other Comments
Located in the centre of the town in an historic square adjacent to an ancient Abbey, what more do you need to say! If eating in the restaurant the food is of the best quality.
Andrew Apr 16, 2017 Redruth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great welcome. Lovely rooms. Great restaurant. Lovely food.
Michael Oct 30, 2016 Hawkesbury Upton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great little hotel with a lovely restaurant and friendly thoughtful staff
david Aug 16, 2017 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and food
Other Comments
The hotel is in a lovely village with the famous Abbey right on its doorstep. The staff were very friendly and the food superb.
Sue Dec 09, 2016 Northumberland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Generally a very pleasant place to be
Other Comments
The staff were polite and helpful. The room was good and the dinner delicious
Diana Oct 20, 2016 Avebury, United Kingdom

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