REVIEW

La Roseraie

This 18-room hotel in Chenonceaux was a must-stay on the itineraries of political notables after World War II—including Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

La Roseraie

Hotel Photo Slideshow (3)

La Roseraie

About this Hotel

Price From $85

This 18-room hotel in Chenonceaux was a must-stay on the itineraries of political notables after World War II, when the Allies were trying to figure out how to piece Europe back together. Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Eleanor Roosevelt all, at one time or another, laid their heads at La Roseraie. (A letter from Roosevelt still hangs in the breakfast room.)

In 2000, Sophie and Laurent Fiorito acquired the property and completed a top-to-bottom renovation. There is no such thing as a standard room here—tiny singles have just enough space for a twin bed, while one suite fits a family of five. The decor is equally varied. One room has a Louis Philippe-style dresser and a crystal chandelier; another shows off a modern pink-checkered sofa.

The hotel's best asset is its proximity (a five-minute walk) to Château de Chenonceau, which Henri II gave to his beloved mistress, Diane de Poitiers; the massive 16th-century building hovers over the River Cher.

Closed Nov.Jan. and Mar.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

Budget Travel Real Deals


  • From $1,199

See more deals »

Video


Reviews

Please log in to post comments/ratings

Rate this hotel

Add your review of this hotel

(Limit 5000 characters / 5000 characters remaining)

Overall Rating:

Our newsletter delivers vacation inspiration straight to your inbox.

Check Prices


Video