I do not usually stay at B&Bs but the hotel options in Montpellier, especially those in the new section of town, seemed really sterile and modern and not representative of Montpellier. I am really glad I stayed at Alex's place - we got to sample life in the center of this vibrant and historic city in an authentic way. The location is perfect - close to the very heart of the center, which limits the auto traffic, but it's very quiet at night because there are no businesses on the street even though restaurants and shops are very close by, right around the corner. As other reviewers have already described, the building itself is amazing, the rooms beautiful and super clean. Alexandre's breakfasts were fresh lovely baguettes and pain au chocolate from the nearby boulangerie and a big pot of french press coffee, timed to suit our schedule every day. Super! Pescail the cat and Nine the dog were charming but not intrusive, like Alex! We got great recommendations about places to see, advice about how and when to get trains (Alex even looked up the train schedules for us), and restaurant recommendations and reservations. Alex basically made himself on call, always available by phone for quick advice, without being pushy. He also went way beyond the call of duty, even doing our laundry! This was a memorable experience and definitely much more interesting than if we had stayed in a more generic type of hotel, and a good value too. Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "La Chambre d'Autres" : guesthouse (2 or 3 persons)It is in a classified building of the 14th century, located in a quiet and bourgeois district of the pedestrian Historical Center Of Montpellier, that Alexander (and his cat) makes your share the cozy atmosphere of his apartment, a universe of plants, secondhand objects and antiques.Whith its generous heights under ceiling and its stone "bars" on the floor, the bedroom is spacious and warm.As for the bathroom situated halfway up... it makes you literally succomb to its "so British" charm. "Les Suites du Merle Blanc" : charming hotel-apartment (max 4 persons)This fully-equipped romantic apartment located in the heart of the historic center of Montpellier is a haven of tranquility and sunshine.Exposed beams, Castries stone walls,terracotta floor tiles, tastefully chosen furniture and plants all provide the charm of South of France living, along with the comforts of modern life: a queen-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, internet, lap-top, telephone, washing machine… ... more less