Hotel Auberge de Launay Hotel 2 star
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9, rue de la Rivière Amboise, France -
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A great hotel at the heart of the Loire Valley. The owners greet guests with a warm welcome in the rural setting. You can sample the sophisticated traditional cuisine and discover the gastronomy of the region.

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    Location 5.5 /10

    The Auberge de Launay is situated at the heart of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, 4 miles from Amboise and its royal château. The hotel is located between the cities of Blois and Tours, which are linked by the B-road that runs along the Loire River. If you want to visit Amboise, the Auberge de Launay is a charming place to stay in a pastoral setting just a few minutes from the city.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The 15 guest rooms are nestled in a small pavilion behind the main building. Away from the road, the guest rooms are quiet and afford a view of the garden with its apple and cherry trees. Shades of beige and white have been chosen for the decorations, with a few splashes of colour to brighten them up. Light-coloured wood features in all of the guest rooms, adding a touch of warmth. Overall they are clean and homey, with no fuss. The bathrooms are fitted with either a bathtub or a shower, as well as toiletries and a hair-dryer. A little booklet in the guest rooms explains the origins of the products served in the restaurant and at breakfast. The owner places real emphasis on this, trying to give guests as much information as possible.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    This former 18th century farm became a hotel in 1982. The current owners, François and Hélène, arrived in March 2004 to turn this auberge into a cosy and welcoming hotel where service is the key word. The Auberge de Launay has a beautiful garden where deckchairs and parasols are laid out on sunny days. There is also a terrace where guests can take advantage of the region's micro-climate. At the end of the garden is a vegetable patch where herbs and vegetables are grown for the hotel's restaurant,

    Food and drink 7.95 /10

    which comprises two dining rooms, one with a lovely veranda affording a view of the garden, and the other heated by a magnificent chimney. The decoration is sober in light colours. In summer, guests can take advantage of the large shaded terrace and the pergola. The owners give pride of place to regional and traditional cuisine as well as fresh and regional products. Note that the pastries are also homemade. The menu changes every month according to the seasonal products. Children are not left out either, with their own gourmet menu on offer; the same as for adults but with smaller portions. Wines from the Loire Valley are of course served with the meals, with no fewer than 250 wines on the wine list. Breakfast is served in buffet form with a selection of regional, fresh, and organic products (regional spreads and honey, etc.), but also homemade products such as jam as well as fruit from the garden.

    To know

    The owner highlight fresh produce and tries to always find products from the region, such as spreads from the Indre department, pastis from Saumur, mustard from Orléans and saffron from the Touraine province...and never tires of explaining this all to his guests. He is passionate about fresh, quality regional products.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Swimming pool
    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Cédric R. Cédric R.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in janvier 2013 Posted on 2015-10-09 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel sympa et chaleureux. Personnel agréable et a l'écoute.

      • Advantages

        situation en bord de Loire et a proximité d'Amboise

      • Disavantages

        salle de bain un peu petite

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      • Overall Score 7.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      5 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2013 Posted on 2014-01-28 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        hôtel bien placé pas loin amboise chambre assez grande et agréable très bon restaurant et petit déjeuner

      • Advantages

        bien situé prés des chateux

      • Disavantages

        ligne de chemin de fer qui passe pas loin

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      • Overall Score 7.75/10
    • Béatrice B. Béatrice B.  
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      • Package deals in octobre 2012 Posted on 2014-01-17 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        auberge tres sympa, personnel tres disponible et a l'ecoute. les chambres sont grandes et propres

      • Advantages

        endroit agreable, et bien situé proche des chateaux de la loire

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        seulement 15 chambres

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      • Overall Score 6.50/10
    • Marc R. Marc R.  
      19 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2012 Posted on 2013-06-02 En famille - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Si vous désirez profiter au mieux d'un séjour autour des chateaux de la Loire, n'hesitez plus et allez séjourner près d'Amboise à Limeray à l'auberge de Launay, vous ne le regretterez pas. Un hotel " Logis de France " 3 Cheminées + 3 cocottes qui mérite anmplement cette notation. Le personnel est tout à fait charmant de même que les propriétaires. Les chambres sont confortables et agréables. Vous serez par ailleurs parfaitement positionnés pour vos visites.

      • Advantages

        Les menus sont d'une grande originalité et présentés avec le plus grand soin . Le petit dejeuner complet est tout à fait savoureux et servi dans une vaisselle à l'ancienne du meilleur gout.

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        Pas d'inconvenients majeurs

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      • Overall Score 7.40/10