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Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon

3-starThis property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.
73, rue Haute Sainte MauriceChinonIndre-et-Loire37500France

Chinon historic hotel with restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.2
  • Owners went beyond the call of duty to be helpful and accommodating. I would highly…May 19, 2017
  • We loved our stay at Gargantua. We stayed in room Badebec, a lovely large room with a…May 11, 2017
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From 207 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon

from $62
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-8 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed

  • Pets stay free

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Le Gandoyau - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostellerie Gargantua Hotel Chinon
  • Hostellerie Gargantua Hotel
  • Hostellerie Gargantua Chinon
  • Hostellerie Gargantua
  • Hostellerie Gargantua Chinon, France - Loire Valley


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.90 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10.80 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon


  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Chinon - 1 min walk
  • Maison de la Riviere - 8 min walk
  • Chateau de Chinon - 8 min walk
  • Domaine Couly-Dutheil - 11 min walk
  • Maison Couly Dutheil - 25 min walk
  • Chateau de la Grille - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • Rabelais Museum - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Chateau de Ligre - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km

Getting around

  • Tours (TUF-Tours - Loire Valley) - 48 min drive
  • Chinon Station - 16 min walk
  • Basses-Sammarcolles Station - 19 min drive
  • Port-Boulet Station - 20 min drive
  • Free parking nearby

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 101 reviews

Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon
Very Good8.0
You won’t regret staying here!
Kristin, us1 night trip
Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon
Convenient and clean with friendly service
Wonderful stay in area of Paris that we are familiar with and enjoy.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon
Very Good8.0
Hotel was very clean and breakfast was good. Staff was friendly. The hotel is unique and fits well with a stay in the medieval city. The room was very spacious but it would be better if the bath had a curtain so that a shower would be more comfortable and also if there were a rug in the main room it would be more cozy and quiet. Wifi does not work in the room but there is a community room on the first floor where it works well.
Pamela, usRomance trip
Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon
Chinon- A beautiful Loire Valley village.
We stayed 2 nights. The room was comfortable. The hotel was in town and within walking distance of all special sights. Nice quaint rooms and very good breakfast. The town has many wonderful restaurants.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon
Very Good8.0
Hotel Gargantua
Well if you want a hotel for comfort, then this is not it. Because it has none. Parking in this part of the historical city is priceless. The driving in the narrow ruelles is more difficult than your typical exam to get the driver's license in the U.S. The hotel has no elevator, the WIFI is non-existent in the room and the room is old. But it does provide the basic like a bed and clean bathroom. I selected this hotel for the History behind the facade and for the name of "Gargantua", which reminds me my years of French studies 20 years ago. The hotel is in the heart of the medieval city with the Fortress of Chinon in the background. Jeanne d'Arc walked on those paved narrow street with her army, heading to the English Army. Rabelais born and lived in one of those houses and wrote Gargantua... Anyway, I like this hotel not for its comfort but for its history.
Stephen, us1 night romance trip

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Hostellerie Gargantua, Chinon

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