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Loire Valley - Chateau d'Artigny, Domaine de la Tortinière or Chateau de Pray

Hi! We seem to be in-between Chateau d'Artigny, Domaine de la Tortinière or Chateau de Pray for our two night stay in the Loire Valley. D'Artigny and Domaine de la Tortinière seems to have nicer grounds and feels grander, but de Pray seems easier to get into a town for dinner and you can do a day bike trip to Chenonceau. Does anyone have experience with these hotels and have a preference?

Thanks!

Alyssa

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I can't comment on the other hotels, but we stayed at Chateau de Pray for 3 nights right about this time last year. Lovely little Chateau. Grounds are small but well maintained. We had a very nice tower room on the second (European first) floor. A bit small, as most European hotel rooms are, but with all the usual amenities. The staff were very courteous and helpful. We were able to buy our chateaux entrance tickets at the front to desk. Amboise is a very easy drive, just a few minutes away.

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We stayed at Chateau de Pray and were very pleased. The staff was helpful and the room was lovely. We thought our room was quite big, as was the bathroom, but perhaps that was just in comparison to the tiny rooms in Paris. It was very convenient to Amboise as well as many of the chateaus. Chateau de Chaumont is very close to Chateau de Pray and its lesser known and quite lovely. It has an interesting connection to Chenonceau.

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We stayed three nights at Chateau de Pray. We had a small room, our election, with a great view. It was comfortable and appointed nicely, ala Chateau. Breakfast was very good. Our highlight was our splurge dinner at the associated, rated restaurant. We had one of the best, if not the best, dining experiences, of our life with the superb service and whole presentation of wine, cheeses, etc. If you are into this, I can recommend it as a plus to the Chateau. The staff at both Chateau and restaurant were great. Getting to Amboise and along the river to the cave vins was easy.