Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $152.50 (€135), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.16 per person per night on check-out.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast (€18 a person).
Speaking of King Louis, the famous French raspberry liqueur – now branded and marketed as Chambord – was served to the visiting royal when he called by the castle in the 1600s.
At the hotel
Free WiFI throughout, gym, car park. In rooms: TV, minibar, free bottled water, La Bottega bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Opt for a room with ‘Chambord’ in its name if you fancy opening your curtains to that magnificent Renaissance monolith every morning. (We particularly like the regally roomy Junior Suite Chambord.)
The spa has two treatment rooms for hot-stone massages and reflexology, a steam room, sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi with a view of the Cosson River.
Bring your hair extensions to come over all Rapunzel/Louis XIV; pack breeches and brocade if you want to take things really seriously.
Each of the guest rooms can be reached via a lift; and there are some specially adapted rooms for wheelchair users on the ground floor.
Small dogs are welcome on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Loire Valley.
All ages welcome. Cots can be added if booked in advance for no extra cost; extra beds can be added to the Junior Suite and Junior Suite Chambord categories (€33 for under-12s; €62 for over-12s). Some rooms interconnect.