Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby Marilyn from England
Great hotel, shame about the restaurantPosted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was fabulous. We had a really good time. Took our 2 year old grandson and he really enjoyed the swimming pool and climbing frame. The room was nice and large enough for the three of us. We went for 4 days and would definitely go back though we would not eat in the restaurant again. We thought the food was over priced and was not that well cooked. I had salmon which was very dry, it came with 4 potatoes and was priced at 15 euros which we thought was too much. So overall the hotel and the breakfast good but eat somewhere else.
Posted May 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Portland, OR
A very unique place to stayPosted Oct 20, 2011 on Hotels.com
We arrived in Chinon, hungry. But alas, no food was served until 7:00 pm. We went for a walk hoping to find another place that would feed us, to no avail. So we decided to go on to our hotel…Domaine du Golf. We drove and drove...and drove. It is located quite a distance from Chinon. At first glance, driving up the long entrance, it was an interesting place. It used to be some type of home for wayward boys. There were small “houses” all along the drive. It took a little guessing to figure out where we should go. First, we found the diningroom. But alas, there was no one there even though it was well after 7:00 pm by this time. We did find some kitchen staff that were eating. They told us there would be no dining service on this particular night. WHAT??!!?!? And then they pointed us to the receptionist office. The receptionist was the friendliest person we had met thus far in France. She was really great! Thank goodness for that, because due to the size of another party visiting the hotel (over 80 people), they had taken over the dining service, and we would be served nothing. So the incredibly friendly and helpful receptionist pointed us toward Fontevraud 2 km away. There were 3 restaurants to choose from in this town. We were pretty tired and cranky by this time, but we did find a nice, peaceful restaurant in Fontevraud. And then back to the hotel we went. Unfortunately when we arrived, it was pitch black. There were no lights showing us which of those little houses was ours. We literally felt our way around trying to find our space. Once we did, we opened the door to an immense barking dog. There were still no lights and we had no idea if we were about to get eaten or not. My husband finally found the light and we walked into a main entry type level with one door leading to another room and a set of stairs. The farther into the entry level of this house we walked, the louder the dog barked. Eventually we realized the dog was behind the first door and that we were safe. So we proceeded up the stairs. We were told we had been upgraded. The room was huge and consisted of a separate room containing only a toilet; a bathroom with tub and sinks; a studio-type kitchen with small stove, microwave, sink, cupboards full of dishes; a very large dining area; one full bedroom with queen size bed; a full-size closet; and a living room area with two large futons. We prepared for the evening, but unfortunately could never figure out how to turn on the heat. It was pretty chilly at night. The next morning we awakened…early…to the sound of many people zooming their little race cars up and down the driveway. This was what those 80 people were there for. This went on for several hours. So we decided to get up and get on with it early. We went to take showers, but there was no shower, only the tub with no shower curtain. All in all, I am not able to rate our experience 3 stars. If not for the incredible receptionist, I would have been pretty disappointed with this hotel. It is a marvelous concept, but the entire estate needs a great deal of work to be considered a 3-star hotel in my opinion. But mostly we were very discouraged to find that we would not be served dinner due to the number of other guests. On top of that, when we booked the hotel on hotels.com, it was rated a 3-star hotel, now I see it is only 2. What’s up with that?
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA
History and comfortPosted Aug 23, 2011 on Hotels.com
We arrived late in the day and the staff was getting ready to close up shop, but we were able to get out room key and easily find our room. We were booked into a room on the second floor, up two steep flights of stairs which my 77 year old mother had a challenge navigating. The room, essentially being in the attic, had only one small dormer window, so we were not able to enjoy the lovely view as much as we had hoped. The room was quite large and comfortable, though, and the beds nice and firm. This hotel is in a converted youth hospital of some sort, and the historical richness of the buildings was a big bonus. The other only complaint that we had was that the housekeeping staff did not furnish the room as a true triple with three sets of towels, only two full sets of towels, and they failed to replenish the in-room coffee service for our second night.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Ups and downsPosted Aug 21, 2008
This hotel is great value, but is in the middle of nowhere, and the bar shuts at 9pm (during the week, at least), so don't expect much action! The setting is lovely though, very peaceful, and the old chateau style houses that the rooms are in a quite spectacular. Our room was quite small, but comfortable and clean, and the dinner in the hotel restaurant was good. There weren't any tea or coffee facilities in the room and the breakfast isn't very good value though, so would recommend taking some with you.