The best of my many overnight stops near Chartres
Posted Oct 14, 2016
This hotel was a surprise! I often do an overnight stop on the way from the South of France to the UK so I have tried many hotels. This was the best so far for room space, bed comfort, room facilities, restaurant food, staff attitude and cleanliness. When I arrived, having successfully changed my room from a twin to a double by email, I was offered the choice of a ground floor or first floor room. This is important if you are alone and have luggage as there is no lift. The rooms are motel style, which I like,, but I did not want to carry cases up stairs. The reception staff were charming and spoke good English. The room was a good size, with a kettle and tea/coffee/milk, which is unusual in a French hotel. The bed was 5' wide and comfortable. After unpacking, I discovered that the toilet did not flush, and also had a spider web-like crack in the bowl. Room 15! I could have asked to be moved, but might have been offered a first floor room, so decided to wait until check-out. I ate in the restaurant, and it was very good. One of the charming receptionist/waiters explained the buffet to me, which was based on apples, as there was an apple festival on locally. I had chicken in an apple and mushroom cream sauce and it was delicious. There were three other hot choices plus a la carte. Buffet desserts were also very good with plenty of choice. Breakfast was the usual French offering., and as always is expensive for what it is. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.