“Great Hotel” Stayed here last minute do to a change of plans. N...Read More
“Nice hotel” This is our third year at the hotel and we will de...Read More
“French experience” Excellent location basic but inexpensive rooms o...Read More
“Good” I was very surprised about breakfast! Very good. L...Read More
“Gem of a Hotel” This hotel is in the perfect location--a short wal...Read More
“Excellent Motorcyc...” Excellent service, Very friendly staff provided...Read More
Enjoy a quiet stay with lots of good food on the banks of the Vienne river and experience the charm of the Medieval city. Welcome to Sandra Pitault’s hotel.
“I do everything to ensure your stay is memorable and offer advice about the region’s tourist attractions.”
Sandra, who has been running the Hotel The Originals Chinon Le Lion d'Or in Loire Valley for 11 years, has one aim - to make her guests happy. In a cosy and family setting, she makes use of her sense of hospitality and knowledge of the sector to respond to your needs. Its great location in the centre of Chinon makes this 3-star hotel an ideal place from where to explore the Renaissance castles and wonderful landscapes of the Indre-et-Loire department. In front of Place Jeanne d’Arc and a stone’s throw from the calm ripples of the Vienne river, it offers a peaceful and historic setting for both business guests and tourists. With chic and refined decor, it has comfortable rooms, a restaurant with traditional cuisine, a bar and British-style lounge, reception and seminar rooms, unlimited Wi-Fi and free parking nearby.
Whether you come as a family, with friends or alone, the Hotel The Originals Chinon Le Lion d'Or 42 rooms provide a pleasant level of comfort. They are freshly refurbished and decorated in a colourful style and come in single, double, twin and family categories ranging from 12 to 30m². They are perfectly kept and come with a private bathroom, a desk, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. 38m² apartments are also available with a kitchenette.
- Non smoking room
- Cable and/or satellite television
With regional specialities and local products, the chef cooks up traditional cuisine in the Hotel The Originals Chinon Le Lion d'Or hotel’s friendly dining room. Get expert advice from the staff to choose from the wide range of Chinon wines. After a quiet night, a wholesome continental breakfast awaits you to top up your energy. The English-style bar is a great place to enjoy a drink in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.
The Hotel The Originals Chinon Le Lion d'Or stands out by the human warmth of its service and its ideal location in the heart of a historic town and the wonderful nature of the Vienne river.
CHINON ROYAL FORTRESSBuilt on a rocky outcrop, Chinon Castle overlooks the town with the Vienne river flowing below. It has been recently renovated giving a whole new dimension to the visit with augmented reality screens and 3D spaces. An escape game has been based there since 2016 with new puzzles to experience history as if you were there.
PIERRE AND BERTRAND COULY WINE-MAKING ESTATEKnown around the world, the Chinon appellation is represented here by Pierre and Bertrand Couly who come from a long line of wine producers going back to the 15th century. Visit their 20-hectare estate to learn about the vineyard and its techniques. Start by visiting the chais and hear explanations about wine making and then go the cellar to taste some wines. A day full of flavours that all wine lovers will enjoy.
CHÂTEAU D’USSÉ20 minutes from your hotel in Rigny-Ussé is this stunning building which was the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty due to its turrets and towers giving it a fairytale look. It also has spectacular French-style gardens and a beautiful collection of costumes and accessories from the past.
What our customers say
Stayed here last minute do to a change of plans. No regrets at all. Far enough out of the town centre for quietness but near enough to walk in. Free parking outside the hotel.
This is our third year at the hotel and we will definitely go back availability permitting. The rooms are good and the restaurant is excellent.
Excellent location basic but inexpensive rooms outstanding food at good prices pleasant staff
I was very surprised about breakfast! Very good. Location is also very good. Easy parking
"Gem of a Hotel"
This hotel is in the perfect location--a short walk to the gorgeous waterfront and another short walk to the many wonderful restaurants of Chinon. The room was large with a separate sleeping and lounging space plus a mini kitchen which was totally unexpected. The room was quiet comfortable and breakfast in the morning was perfect! The staff was professional and very friendly. We will come here again the next time we vacation in France!
"Excellent Motorcycle Friendly Hotel "
Excellent service, Very friendly staff provided good local information & support to while staying, Provided secure undercover motorcycle parking. over all good stay will book & return again next year. Thank You
Your 3-star hotel has 4 seminar rooms available for companies and associations to hold their various work events. With nearby parking, adapted equipment and a customised catering service, they have everything you need to hold your meetings, conferences, receptions, training, etc. They all have a video projector, a flipchart, a whiteboard and a projector screen.