Chateau de Pray

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Average rate: $142 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Route de Chargé, Amboise, France

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tj1777 tj1777
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The small chateau outside town Mar 25, 2016
If you are travelling around the castles of the Loire Valley you may want to add a night at a castle to the adventure. If you do so the Chateau de Pray is a decent option. It is located outside Amboise which is one of the main stops on any castle exploration trips in the valley so it is a good base for a visit to some of the nearby castles. The location of the castle is a very pretty with the garden reaching almost all the way down to the Loire River. It is a bit outside the city itself and there is no public transport serving the castle so you really need to have your own transport if you want to stay here.

The first castle at this location was dated back to 1244 when the lord of Amboise made a castle here - his name was Geoffroy de Pray and the castle still carry his name. Thought the current castle is much younger dating from 16th century. The main building consist of a hall which is currently used as the reception of the hotel and two side salons of which one is used as the breakfast room - and the other as a tea room with a fireplace and access to the garden. The breakfast room is quite impressive and a nice place to enjoy the great buffet breakfast in the morning when you had a great night sleep in one of the beds of the castle.

The castle has around 20 rooms in total with 12 in the main building and the rest in a side building and a building opposite the castle a couple of which is actually in the tower of the castle. Unfortunately I didn’t get a room in the main building but in the side building to the castle. It turned out to be pretty good after all since the room was big with a nice four poster bed and a separate toilet and shower which was actually a big bathtub.

The room had its own private entrance both the courtyard in front of the castle and to the garden so it was possible to go into the garden straight from the room without having to ask the staff for access to the garden unlike the other guest at the hotel. The room was a bit cold but there was an extra electric heater in one of the closets - you better use this extra heater to warm up the room if you are visiting here on the shoulder season. The garden was nicely laid out but there weren’t many flowers at this time of the year and it was a bit cold to sit outside at the garden chairs so we didn’t really get much use of the easy garden access.

In one side building of the castle is a small restaurant located. The restaurant is in itself a very good reason to visit the castle since it is a very nice restaurant. I had gotten a stay which included a couple of breakfasts and a four course dinner at the restaurant in the price of the stay. And we had the option to very much enjoy the dinner at our first night in the castle. Since it wasn’t a holiday in France the hotel and restaurant was both pretty quite.
Castle from the garden
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aloneinthecrowd says:
Belated congrats on your featured review, Mickey :)
Posted on: May 23, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
This castle is magnificent and the interior is lovely.

Congratulations on your featured review Mickey.
Posted on: May 22, 2016
vulindlela says:
Congrats!
Posted on: May 22, 2016
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yasuyo yasuyo
105 reviews
Chateau hotel in Amboise,France Oct 03, 2009
Loire area in France has a lot of chateau hotels. This hotel exists near the Amboise station. You can arrive from the station in 10min by taxi.

It's near the station nevertheless you will see vast field go way to the chateau. There are fresh air ,nothing artificial.

I think it very nice location.

This hotel is small one. They welcomed us friendly,seems they welcomed at home. I liked it. I didn't feel businesslike attitude for them.

Well,it's an old chateau, the wall cloth was not so beautiful. But water surrounding were fixed well, the bathroom was very comfortable.

My high recommendation is a spectacle of the garden. I think this garden so match with small lovely,old chateau.

A night,girls stayed like a princess...
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reikunboy says:
congrats on your feature Yasuyo
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Yasuyo, congrats on your featured review! Have a great weekend:)
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
montecarlostar says:
Congrats on your feature Yasuyo!!
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009

Chateau de Pray Overview

The Chateau de Pray is located in the heart of the prestigious Loire Chateaux Region, near to the city of Amboise. It was one of the first chateaux to be opened to guests, offering an inimitable art de vivre in a unique setting steeped in history. This hotel offers 21 comfortable guestrooms, which are divided into 19 doubles and 2 suites. They are elegantly designed and facilitated with modern amenities, such as complete bathroom with hair dryer and internet access, to make your stay a memorable one. Guests can enjoy their meal in the pleasant decorated restaurant, which offers delicacies from the region around the Loire. Fixed price menus of excellent quality are also available. Reservations are required. During leisure wine tastings or visits of medieval buildings are always popular to the guests. Furthermore guests can benefit from activities near the hotel, such as playing golf, horse riding, tennis and cycling.

Chateau de Pray Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Desk
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free Parking

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