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Château de Pray

At a Glance

    Pros

  • marvelous setting
  • superlative restaurant
  • open year-round

    Cons

  • service can be haughty
  • no bar

Château de Pray Review

Like a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, this hotel keeps purring along, decade after decade, offering many delights: a romantic, twin-tower château, a Loire River vista, tranquil guest rooms (four of the less expensive are in a charming "Pavillon Renaissance"), and an excellent restaurant. Fifty years ago Loire Valley guidebooks praised this domain, and things have only gotten better. Chef Frédéric Brisset's restaurant is set in two salons, one in Charles-Dix golds, the other lighted with chandeliers and stained-glass windows, lined with tapestries, and spectacularly centered around a neo-Gothic, sculpted-wood fireplace. The restaurant earned its first Michelin rosette in 2008, with its own bread oven and vegetable garden on the grounds. Be sure to reserve in advance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Cèdre, 4 km (2 mi) east of Amboise Chargé, 37530 | Map It
  • Phone: 02–47–57–23–67
  • Website:
  • Location: Amboise

    Hotel Details

  • 17 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 03-24-2013

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