Very nice, great location, beautiful view of Tours, terrace, quiet, parking
C. Rousseau Grateau
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Host, easy to get a hold of
We enjoyed our stay in tours. Parking was close and the 5th floor location with a terrace was a bonus, plus an elevator. Nice weekend market. However, it is about a mile from town, not much to do around it, no restaurants etc. Not as pictured as all furniture covered with warm blankets which are hot in summer and owner lives there so has most cabinets and kitchen area closed for her use so not much room to put anything. I am not a plant person and she asked us to water 50 plants 2 x a week. I did my best. She does not speak English so we did our best communicating. Also the bed creaks on one side loudly.
Perfect location in Tours
Great location, space, terrace, pictures are accurate. Very comfortable. Appliances worked. Could have provided more toiletries for the length of stay that we had. (six nights). If we did not do our laundry with her as she was showing us the apartment, we would have had to purchase laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent. Small issues but inconvenient. Overall a great place.
Excellent stay at Claudine’s appartment in Tours
We truly enjoyed the well decorated, spacious, clean and with plenty of kitchen utensils appartment. The place was in a good location, with very good parking availability free and nearby. A nice balcony and good quality bed and duvet. We would be happy to recommend it and we would come back in the future
Looked Good In The Photos But Not In Reality
We chose this apartment for its location for touring the Loire Valley. However, other than being central to the locations we wanted to visit, it is hard to find anything good to say about the apartment.
The on-line listing indicated “on-site parking” which, technically, is true in that there is a car park at the back of the block, however, access to the car park is pass controlled and guests are not provided with a pass. The listing also indicated parking immediately outside the apartment – not true – this is a layby for deliveries only limited to 15 minutes. The parking is diagonally across the cross roads, in a public car park outside a school but don’t park there on a Saturday night as the car park is used for the local market on a Sunday. There are parking spaces around the square but these places are taken up by the local residents.
The arrangements for us to collect the keys were less than clear and so we had to wait around for 30 minutes whilst a friend of the owner arrived to let us in. This friend spoke nothing other than French which was not at all helpful
We were handed a blue folder with “instructions” for the apartment that covered things such as watering the plants but nothing on how to use the very high tech hob and oven.
When we got plates out to have a meal on our first night, both the plates and cutlery were dirty. These were shown to the lady who came to collect the keys at the end of our stay but, with her not speaking any English we're not sure that she understood.
The bathroom “door” is a recycled industrial sliding door that is very heavy and difficult to use.
The apartment does not have air conditioning and there are no obvious means of keeping the apartment cool – during our stay, temperatures were often 32°C and higher (as forecasted locally). We sent a request to the owner for a fan only to be told that they were not expecting it to be that hot !
The bed was very soft & uncomfortable, one of the bedside lights was not working and no dressing table.
The lift is very slow & access to the stairs was locked all the time we were there - major safety issue.
The apartment has a dishwasher but no dishwasher tablets were left available.
There was an ironing board but no iron which also confused the owners friend.
What is not apparent from the online listing is that the owner lives in the apartment, vacating it for bookings. However, she locks a lot of the cupboards & drawers before vacating so guests have minimal storage space.
What a surprise this comment? Since I rented my apartment I got only very good, for an average of 4.5 to 5 stars.
Passing a very difficult family time (a loved one being dead). I warned the tenants by telling them that it was my friend who would receive them but especially that she lived half an hour from home, I thank them for calling or email him half an hour before, what they have not done. They called once at the bottom of the building. Their expectation is therefore theirs.
This friend has some notions of English (she also uses a translator on her phone to communicate) I absolutely trust her. A blue folder is available to tenants or all instructions for the apartment are written in English (life in the apartment, terrace, parking, supermarket, bus, tourist documentation etc ....) A white binder is handed also containing all the instructions for using the machines.
parking: there is a large parking space in front of the school and parking all around the free building. (See the comment on this topic from previous tenants.
The bed: 160 new bedding / bathroom door: made by a craft / dishes: a dish badly washed in dishwasher (it happens) / air conditioning: could not ignore it because the announcement specifies no air conditioning ... .
I will not answer any more, I do not wish to argue about this certain bad faith. I leave future tenants the opportunity to build on the other complimentary comments I've had. I nevertheless wish a good continuation in their life to these people.
Comfortable, cozy, quiet apartment in Chateau region of France
I very much enjoyed my stay and would recommend the apartment for anyone interested in the wine and chateau region of the Loire Valley. The apartment is "lived in" in a good way--it's beautifully decorated, the sleeping arrangements are comfortable, the kitchen well stocked should one decide to prepare meals, and the little terrace is a lovely spot for breakfast or an afternoon glass of wine and some cheese. There is a wonderful farmer's market right across the street on Sundays that will give you a real taste of every day life in France.
Nice location, but.....
we chose this apartment because it listed "parking" and "washer & dryer" among its amenities. Be advised that "parking" is on the street, if you can find it. My husband recently had knee surgery, and to be told on arrival that parking was "easy to find on the street" was very disappointing. He finally found a spot 15+ minutes away & had to schlep bags. It rained off & on all weekend, & there are rules (unknown to us) about which side of the street to park on. A major problem!
On arrival our hostess showed me the washer, & pointed to a dryer rack for laying out clothes to dry outside. This works fine, if you don't wash many items at once, & if it is not raining. There is a dryer function on the machine I didn't know about, which was not described in the apartment's information booklet, so we used the rack when it was not raining. Time consuming!
If parking and laundry are not important to you, this apartment is PERFECT, well-located, well-equipped, and charming, with nice views from 5th floor windows.
it is the first time (see previous comments) that tenants can not find parking easily. indeed all around the apartment there are parking spaces and a large square where all parking is free. If I had known that this man had big problems, I would have left him my own place. I am sorry for them.
My washing machine is also a dryer and I checked the instructions for use was in the folder available to tenants.
I regret not having been there during their stay these problems would have been resolved quickly.
Visit the tourist center of the old town, the many castles and amateur wine cellars ...