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
Arriving late and being in a hurry for dinner we didnot bother to compare the room originally booked with the one provided.. that was an error.. the issue was discovered and raised in the morning.. the reponse was less than friendly.. it went something like this.. the room u booked is occupied (wtf??) and u shud have complained yesterday.. they insisted on charging the highest price as per original booking despite having substantial pricing flexibility within category (their junior suties are priced from eur 130 to 299 (may 2018) depending on the location of the room.. although i really doubt that this duplex was even junior suite.. best to avoided .. plenty of accomodation options in loire valley
The chateau de Marcay is a very nice chateau, quietly situated in the Loire valley. We had a very nice superior room in the chateau overlooking the vast grounds. The bathroom was huge. Unfortunately it was rather chilly when we stayed at the Marcay so we didn't use the swimming pool, but had drinks on the terrace at the backside of the hotel. We had a more than excellent dinner -menu Les pieds sous la table"- in the restaurant. The sommelier gave us a very good advice. Staff is highly professional and friendly. For that reason we were rather disappointed next morning when we had breakfast. Just a little lad who couldn't tell us if we could get some fried eggs for breakfast and when we finally got the eggs, they were a bit burned and it took the lad more than 5 minutes (eggs cold) to find us some salt and pepper. The assortment of the breakfast was not what we had expected. Unbelievable that the food came out of the same kitchen as the dinner the night before and breakfast staff so unprofessional. Not very clever: it's the last impression you keep in mind. Anyway it has negatively influenced our review on staff and value. We hope when we come again this disadvantage will be solved.
Our stay at Chateau de Marcay was just perfect. An elegantly decorated room in a classic Loire Valley Chateau, what more could you ask for.
Chateau de Marcay is well positioned to enable visits to the best of the Loire Chateaus and a quite and peaceful retreat after a day of sightseeing.
If you stay here you must book for dinner, it is a 5 star gourmet experience. We spent 5 weeks in Europe and rated this the best meal we had on the trip.
Our room was on the second floor looking out over the countryside and the back patio area. A very nice, spacious room with large bathroom. I had difficulty figuring out the knobs for the shower, but that was a very minor distraction. Sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres on the patio, an excellent meal with wine in the dining room, and sparkling conversation in the bar and lounge areas. Very helpful staff.
The hotel has rooms in various parts of the chateau and some in an annex. Each one is delightfully decorated and different from another. The staff are very helpful and the restaurant served a good choice of dishes. Its not far from Chinon, an old town that is well worth a visit.
Would I return - yes,definitely!