Château de Marçay
What We Love
- A gorgeous Loire Valley château with its own vineyard, truffle plot and heated outdoor pool Staying in a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich in history and culture
- Taking time to explore the Château's vineyards
- Setting off to visit the Loire's many beautiful castles and their gardens
What To Know
- All 22 spacious guestrooms are done up in Haute Epoque decor
- The 15th-century converted chateau is pet-friendly
- In low season – November through March – the hotel and restaurant are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Set in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site peppered with lovingly cared for castles and vineyards, Château de Marçay brings nature lovers into the heart of a French region celebrated for its excellent wine and most scenic, fairytale landscape.
The Château itself is a four-star 15th-century gem that you’ll be eager to explore. A charming property with its own park, vineyard, kitchen garden and truffle plot, it serves delightful local dishes in its refined restaurant and – of course – its wine cellar is stocked to the brim with the Loire Valley’s best.
How to Get There
We stayed 2 nights at the Chateau and couldn’t have been made more welcome. As you approach the Chateau it looks beautiful as you come up the drive lined with trees. A little sunshine would have added to the beauty, sadly for us this weekend it was not to be.
Dinner was a surprise menu prepared by the chef with local produce. We were asked about any dislikes or allergies and the food was prepared accordingly. Totally amazing, ingenious with unexpected and ingredients we had not tried before. Let the chef do this for you too!
The only downside was an American guest who was staying our second night. Rude to staff, demanding and thinking he knew best we felt we had to apologise to the staff for his obnoxious behaviour!
Apart from him the whole stay was delightful and thoroughly recommend going there.
My wife and I, our son and his fiancee and two close friends checked in here for a short break to help us celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. Our chosen room was one that we had stayed in many times which included a sitting room in an elevated tower (No. 21) We ate in the Chateau restaurant one night prior to which we had a wine tasting & tour in the Chateau cellars. The maitre & sommelier (Alex & Constantin) were so knowledgeable but also brought flair and personability to their time with us. We recommend this Chateau highly
I am sorry to say that this hotel doesn’t live up to expectations. I wanted to love staying here, but after 4 night I’m glad to be going home. On arrival there was no one to help with our bags! No shower cubicle in the bath room Only a hand held shower in the bath, I find this a bit odd as this is not a cheap hotel. There was no kettle in the room so we could make a cup of tea after our long journey, however the receptionist a lovely lady left her post to make us one. The management don’t seem to worry about the resident children running up and down the corridors screaming. They may live here but as a paying guest it’s not what I want to here. I’m not going to talk about the Wi-Fi it depresses me. The best thing about the hotel is the restaurant the food was above average this I would give 10/10. The hotel needs investment and a little love.