A historic residence. Incredible views over the Loire and the Château de Saumur. Quality services. Welcome to Sylvain Millon’s hotel in Saumur, France.
“Hospitality, friendliness and quality services. Being mindful of everything to achieve perfection.”
Sylvain never dreamt of doing the job he now loves. “The son of hotelier-restaurateurs, I grew up at Château de Saumur and then did everything I could to escape my destiny.” With an engineering diploma under his belt, he travelled the world, spent a few years at an engineering consultancy form, married a Bolivian woman and set up in Le Mans with their two children to return to Saumur – where he works as a hotelier at the foot of the château. “In the end I failed spectacularly!” he laughs, now manager of one of the town’s most beautiful hotels. Built in 1774, the Hôtel Anne d’Anjou shows off its elegant listed façade below the château, facing the Loire. The hotel offers 41 renovated rooms and four-star services, including a nearby partner restaurant, swimming pool, jacuzzi and treatments. “Our guests take a big risk coming here,” says Sylvain. “That they won’t want to leave!”
Fully renovated in early 2020, the 41 air conditioned rooms at the Hôtel Anne d’Anjou offer fantastic quality, comfortable services. Many overlook the Loire (for wonderful sunrises) or the impressive Château de Saumur. Special rooms are available for families and disabled people. History buffs will opt for one of the six rooms with the original decor intact (Louis XVI, Restoration or Empire style).
Served in a lounge with an imposing period fireplace, the breakfast buffet includes sweet and savoury flavours, home-made cakes and organic and local produce. On sunny days, the inner courtyard and its lovely tree-lined space are a great way to begin the day. While the Hôtel Anne d’Anjou houses a bar, it has no food options. But the partner restaurant l’Essentiel lies just across the courtyard.
An 18th-century setting with very 21st-century activities! Sightseeing, cycling, canoeing on the Loire and a wellness area ensure you’ll have a wonderful time at the Hôtel Anne d’Anjou. The manager Sylvain loves: “Enjoying views over the château, comfortably ensconced in the jacuzzi, a little glass of bubbly in hand.”
Are you more of a jacuzzi or sauna person? No need to choose. Visit both during your hotel stay as well as a sensory shower that awakens the senses with various therapies: hydrotherapy, chromatherapy, luminotherapy, music therapy and aromatherapy. Fancy some pampering? A treatment menu is also available for an intensely relaxing experience.
Small but charming, circled by beautiful high tuffeau stone walls, the hotel swimming pool will be a hit with fervent swimmers. The best thing about this heated outdoor pool is its unbroken views over the Château de Saumur.
The “Pearl of Anjou”. This heritage jewel is more than just a stone structure – it’s a magical imaginary world. What student hasn’t encountered one of the brilliant illuminations in the “Très Riches Heures” manuscript, a Gothic art masterpiece? Saumur is also the home of horse riding and the famous Cadre Noir riders strapped into their black and gold tunics. The town is also worth a detour for its graceful château and the treasures of its old district. Fans of sporty exploration will enjoy a canoe trip down the Loire or cycling the banks of the river on the “Loire by Bike” route which covers several kilometres, taking in the views and surrounding area.
Fontevraud Abbey in the glimmer of dusk. All the troglodyte heritage carved into the rock which has shaped the landscapes and brought about some of the main local economic centres (wine, mushroom growing) as well as a way of life and unusual housing like the village of Rochemenier, the Sablière troglodytes, the Forges troglodyte houses, the town of Doué-la-Fontaine and more. The Loire châteaux. Further afield, Angers, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope and more.
We were the last 3 years in the hotel and 3 times was it super, friendly. ect Nice rooms, nice service-people, nice swimmingpool, jacuzzi, spa. We certainly come back next year . A hotel with a hart.
we have been regular guests of the hotel for several years. It is a real pleasure to have such a level of quality: welcome, services, cleanliness, comfort, …
Stayed one night on the way through the Loire valley. Very comfortable, great to have a pool to relax in after a busy day. We will be back
The thing that we liked the most was the receptionist’s welcome. He spoke Spanish and was very nice and friendly. He also offered us a ‘prestige’ bedroom with views to the Loire for the same price as our bedroom. It was spectacular, we loved our room. It was wide and very comfy. We gave it a 10 on Booking, if we had known we would have stayed one more day. We will surely be back. Please, if you have any promos send them our way. We would like to visit you again next year.
Good Price/quality , swimming pool is a + , clean rooms
We arrived on Monday afternoon (07.09.200 having booked a prestige room with a river view, and were taken to a second floor room at the rear of the property ( the room has still being cleaned and was not ready for occupation). When we questioned this the female member of staff became angry with us and disputed the booking. Eventually she allowed us to occupy a first floor front facing room. This was upsetting as we had had a long and difficult journey.
Sylvaine and Nicolas very helpful and friendly - we got our washing done but would have been good to get it back ironed as well.
Satisfait de mon séjour à l'hôtel Anne d'Anjou, j'ai eu l’expérience d'une chambre simple la première fois et double la seconde. je recommande vraiment la double. Beaucoup de choses à faire dans l'hôtel et à deux pas du centre; possibilité de se garer juste en face; personnel sympathique
We loved our room and the kids loved theirs on the first floor connected by the stairs. Swmmingpool was also very nice, we enjoyed our stay a lot. Nice to be able to get some drinks from the bar. Hotel is on a very good location.
We stayed for two days in August and were pleased with the view over the Loire and it is conveniently located for the nearby square with its many restaurants. In my room the floor covering was some kind of plastic and I would have preferred carpet. I wish the hotel, and others would not have the air conditioning turned on before we checked in. In this time of climate change it is a disgraceful waste of energy. I am capable of turning on the air conditioning myself. The reception staff were very helpful as I was struggling with the need to get my car repaired.
At the heart of Saumur and five minutes from the town station, the Hôtel Anne d’Anjou has three seminar rooms. Modular and soundproofed with free Wi-Fi (available throughout the hotel), these spaces can be tailored to your specific needs, be they a general meeting, a presentation meeting, a work session, etc. The sales team is on hand to offer personalised and bespoke services to ensure the success of your event.