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“Unique hotel; we're glad we stayed here” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baudon de Mauny

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Baudon de Mauny
Ranked #3 of 42 Montpellier B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unique hotel; we're glad we stayed here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is a beautiful venue in a good location in the heart of the city. Alain is a welcoming host with excellent suggestions for local must-see sites and restaurants. We liked the mix of modern decor you see with the history you feel in every room. I'd suggest arriving during the daylight hours--the place is hard to find at first. The breakfast is good and the presentation is quite decadent, but it's a tad overpriced. It's worth having it at least one morning for the convenience and for the experience of dining in the lovely living room. We didn't see any other guests while we were there, and Alain isn't always around, so don't expect this to feel like a hotel---it's definitely a more independent travel experience. The room was clean, bedding was very comfortable, bottled water was provided every day, and there are nice toiletries in the bathroom.
Montpellier is full of students, so be prepared for rowdy Friday/Saturday nights. I was kept awake both nights by the noise of drunk kids out on the streets, and one night we witnessed a girl getting knocked over and kicked in the head by a young guy outside of a club. People ran to help her right away, but it was upsetting. We were also almost hit by a car full of kids driving and spinning around the main square, which is closed to cars. It seemed like every street was full of drunk students those two nights. But other than that, Montpellier is a charming place to visit and a nice change of pace from Paris. Be sure to check out Spa de Beaulieu if you're looking for a great spa during your stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton
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157 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

I would echo many of the comments made elsewhere about this hotel. Superb location in the heart of one of the most charming areas of the city. The house is incredible and you can feel its history oozing from every stone. It has been tastefully renovated to provide a modern stay. Our room had beautiful stone flagstones but despite staying in December we were warm and cosy. It's very quiet apart from the odd noise of a creaky wooden door opening or footsteps on stone floors - all adds to the atmosphere anyway! The sitting room/breakfast room is beautiful. We didn't have breakfast as we felt it was rather expensive and there are plenty of good cafes in the area where you can get a good breakfast for half the price.

It's very much a chambre d'hote rather than a hotel, so just be aware of this when you book. We booked online through an agency and didn't receive any instructions re check in times, but Alain the owner was out when we arrived. He turned up within 5 mins and was charming, helpful and informative. We then didn't see him again until we left. So it's very much a low profile, laid back approach, which suited us fine, but might not suit everyone.

Re getting to the hotel, you can get there by public transport from the airport which is very simple - shuttle bus to the city, then a tram to Place de la Comedie which is less than 10 mins walk to the hotel. In fact we walked from the bus stop and that only took about 20 mins.

Re eating options, we too ate at Maison de la Lozere - good but not exceptional and it is expensive. We also took afternoon tea at the place next door to the hotel. At the front it's a lovely vintage dress shop, but go inside and there's a beautiful cosy salon du the. We had a gorgeous lemon meringue tart there and the lunch menu also looked great.

And don't forget to check out the toy shop at the end of the street where the hotel is located. It's a real Aladdin's cave!

We had a superb stay in Montpellier and would come back anytime.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carol16
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

As others have said - we almost missed the entrance to this old house hidden in the lanes of Montpellier behind large green painted wooden doors: they open into a cobbled courtyard...up the worn stone stairs to the most beautiful reception rooms with high high ceilings, original plasterwork and beautiful english wallpapers. We stayed in Pavots room (red black and white with a green and white vestibule of its own): it was warm (first weekend of December was very cold outside), surprisingly cosy and very comfortable - especially the unusual modern leather chair, the huge floor cushion and the bed. Slept right through both nights - rare for me staying away.
Breakfast (extra - but we knew this) was freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly cut fruit salad, yoghurts, french bread, croissants etc and the strongest of french coffees. Parfait!
As someone else says in their review - oozing history without trying but managing to juxtapose modern pieces of furniture with the family home perfectly.
Alain the host is very helpful and although he wasn't in when we arrived we were able to dump our bags following his instructions and go for a drink at one of the nearby cafes. Loved Monpellier...so unspoit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sue M
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

We walked straight past this recently refurbished mansion, down a side street in Montpellier - it's really an incognito 250 year old guest house. Inside is another story. From the inner courtyard onwards, it's the most romantic place, very private and totally unique.
We stayed in the Flamants Roses room, (Pink Flamingos) and it inspired us to go and find them in the Camargue for real when we left. In hindsight we would have upgraded to a larger room as, after having a snoop (we had permission as everyone else had checked out!) and despite loving our room, the other 4 were very special.
We were there in the height of summer, but I wonder how warm it is in winter, with flagstone floors, mile tall windows and ceilings of giddy heights.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmmaPearce
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London.England
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72 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We stayed 5 nights in the Orchidees suite, in the heart of the ancient centre of lovely Montpellier. The suite has a very large tastefully decorated room with a small additional room with desk, sofa and bookcase. The main room has a large double bed (very comfortable), aircon, a flat screen TV and wifi. The shower is a modern installation behind a partition within the main room, but very well incorporated into the room: a stylish gallic mixture of old and ultra-modern. Alain de Bordas, the owner, was a perfect host, taking time to help us plan our time in the city with careful recommendations about museums, galleries and restaurants. He also made bookings for us on request, including to the violin-maker's workshop, to see a very successful luthier in action - a fascinating treat. The hotel is in the pedestrian zone, which means that taxis do not seem to like going there, except by special arrangement. This can be a little inconvenient for people like us who have too much luggage, since there is no alternative but to wheel the luggage yourself from the Prefecture on Rue Foch to the hotel, a distance of about 100m or so; however, this was no great hardship provided your luggage has wheels! The pedestrian zone does not exclude scooters and motorbikes, which can be a little noisy at times in the very narrow streets outside the hotel, but generally things became very quiet after 11pm and until morning, so we always slept well. Alain offers breakfast as an option at 15 euros per person. Whilst we appreciated the convenience of this, we did not feel the food represented good value at this price: it is a fairly normal French breakfast of bread and pastries, with juice, yoghourt and a small bowl of diced fruit. Pleasant enough, but quite expensive we felt. However, we did have the choice. In terms of Alain's recommended restaurants we were completely overwhelmed by the nearby Tamarillos which is a superb gastronomic treat. Le Maison de la Losere was very good, but not as good as Tamarillos. Le petit jardin was also good, but not quite at the level of the previous places mentioned and Morceau de Lune was nothing special - it seemed to be trying to offer unusual dishes which did not quite live up to their pretensions. For lunch we were impressed by Comptoir de l'Arc - excellent food, informal atmosphere and lovely setting on a sunny day.
Other tips: The zoo and its extensive park is a lovely day out; we recommend the amazon experience as well as the external attractions. The restaurant is also good! It is easy to get there by tram T1 to St Eloi and then transfer to the nearby shuttle bus "La Navette"
If arriving by train in Montpellier, be aware that taxis cannot stop outside the station - it is a 50m walk down the road; also, due to ongoing tramway/roadworks, the traffic jams around the central area can be horrendous, so allow plenty of time for fairly short journeys!
Overall we were delighted with this hotel and our stay in Montpellier: it is a beautiful and very civilized treat!

Room Tip: We liked Orchidees (1st floor)
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed this "hotel". Simple and grand at the same time. Oozing history without trying, a rare opportunity to stay in a place relatively untouched by time, but with enough luxury make it a totally wonderful experience. Alain, the host is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, especially given that the building has been in his family for generations. We stayed in one of the the larger rooms (originally the music room of the grand house) - delicate but necessary additions done in very chic minimalistic style, complementing the 1700's aesthetics perfectly, and without irreversible impact (apparently credit goes to Alain's wife for all the design work).
Really recommended for a relaxed and inspirational base for exploring beautiful Monpellier.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed at the Baudon de Mauny for two days at the beginning of our holiday in the Languedoc region and in the days after we often wished we were back there. The attention to (design) detail is amazing with a very clever mix of old and new and no sacificing of comfort just to acheive a look. As noted by other reviewers, the owner, Alain, is very helpful and goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy Montpellier - as a result of his recommendations we ate in the best restaurant of our holiday (La Maison de la Lozere) and we saw the most interesting art exhibition we have seen for a long time (Odilon Redon). A perfect haven for anyone looking for charm and individuality.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bellapop600
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Property: Baudon de Mauny
Address: 1 rue de la Carbonnerie, 34000, Montpellier, France
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Region: France > Occitanie > Herault > Montpellier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Montpellier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Baudon de Mauny 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baudon de Mauny: where top class bed and breakfast meets boutique hotel. We offer eight outstanding rooms in a unique "period house" listed building in the pedestrianized historic centre of Montpellier. This 18th-century townhouse has been brought up to date through a graceful marriage of tradition and innovation, acclaimed for its brilliance. ... more   less 
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