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Domaine Des Hauts De Loire, Onzain

Posted on January 12, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment



Nestled on the wine course in Loir-et-Cher, Domaine Des Hauts De Loire is among the ideal French chateaux hotels, which was formerly a hunting lodge of the 1860. It is aptly located in the zone that is famous among the tourists for the lavishness of its chateaux – the outskirts of the Onzain village accessible within two hours from Paris. This ivy-covered manor boasts a more luxuriously scenic atmosphere rather than a protective one. The roofs beneath the eaves busy singing will surely entice the fans of nature via its appeal amidst a private lake, forest, and a classical-modern cuisine. Yes, Domaine Des Hauts De Loire is flanked by parkland that also offers tennis courts, wooded trails, pool, and a pond of swans for postcard photos. If you are more adventurous, the hotel also arranges for the hot air balloon as well as helicopter rides of the Loire valley full of chateaux.

Nestled within 3 km range of the Chateau de Chaumont, Domaine Des Hauts De Loire rises on the opposite of the Loire valley. In this area, this Relais & Chateaux property is the most pleasing break with its rooms adorned in Empire or Louis Philippe pattern. This aristocratic settlement is just situated across Chaumont (its river) as a turreted, stuffed grand salon adorned with the antiques, a helipad, and a shimmering pool.

Rooms

Over 50% rooms are in a bit less-wanted half-timbered possession, which were formerly stables. However, each of the guest rooms is polite and taupe, but those in the nearby coach house are comparatively spectacular adorned in brick walls as well as timbered cathedral top.

The rooms are 36 in total of which there are double rooms ranging from €150 to €300 and suites whose rates are between €350 and €580. No matter which you choose, all of them are chic and confined to the refined touch of antiques as well as big modern bathrooms. Those nestled in the carriage house are comparatively bigger and more modern. Within the rooms, one can expect high-speed Internet access, TVs with cable/satellite channels, air conditioning, phone, free local calls, wake-up calls, safe, hair dryer, and alarm clock.

Amenities
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Free parking
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant

  • Porters
  • Connecting rooms
  • Lounge
  • Tennis
  • Jogging track
  • No smoking rooms
  • Heated pool

  • Maid service
  • News stand
  • Handicapped rooms
  • Security
  • Alarm radio clock
  • Bathrobes
  • TV with cable
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Meal plan – fap/full-board
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • Conference/meeting rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • Multilingual staff
  • Self parking
Recreation

This hotel takes pleasure in offering the best as well as varied activities of recreation. Well, it offers running track/path, tennis, golf, outdoor pool, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, and Flying club.

Restaurants

The restaurant is known for its quality with style concept where the quality dishes compliment the stylish décor. If you come here in the evening, the entire zone is lit with the glow of the lavish white bouquets. And yes, the temptations also increase in the form of sizzling items such as mushroom risotto. Under the guidance of the famous chef Rémy Giraud, the restaurant is the favorite of the locals. You just cannot leave this hotel without tasting its traditional French cuisine influenced by international flavors.

As the hotel is meant for children above 10 years, the restaurant is an expert in preparing a special menu for them.

Note:

Domaine des Hauts de Loire is officially closed from December 1st to February 25th each year, while the restaurant is closed every Monday and Tuesday.

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