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Hotel La Maison Blanche
Ranked #57 of 93 Hotels in Montpellier
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“not so well maintained place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

Nice wood construction nested in a lovely southern garden, however the inside is not as good with worn out rooms, bathrooms, etc.
Breakfast is quite minimalist and served in an uninviting room.
The adjacent restaurant serves decent local cuisine
The staff is helpful tough

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank ulysse5London
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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chelmsford
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

On arrival on the Wednesday we were told that we had only a booking from Friday. Luckily we had a copy of the confirmation email from the hotel so that was quickly resolved!
From the photographs on the web site we expected rather more than is actually on offer. The room, whilst generally clean, was tired and in need of re-decoration. The balcony, for which we had paid extra, was shared with all other rooms on our level, with no privacy. However, we could not comfortably sit there anyway given the fact that the a/c unit (for apparently a lot of rooms) was immediately outside our door and continually blew out hot air with some force, making it a most unpleasant situation.
The staff were helpful but not always readily available. On 3 occassions when returning at night we had to take our room key from behind the desk as no one was there to assist.
The restaurant was a great disappointment. What could and should have been a wonderful location, some 50m away from the hotel in the garden, was in fact dusty, unkempt and dark. Service was very slow and the menu extremely limited. For our 9 night stay we ate out 6 times. Luckily there is an excellent restaurant 2 minutes' walk up the road, and Montpellier has a good choice of restaurants too; but to eat there required a tram (excellent service) or taxi.
Overall a disappointing experience at an hotel probably better suited to one night stop overs for business people rather than holiday makers.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We needed a night stop between Spain and Nice so did not have high expectations but if you can ignore the fact that the hotel needs a facelift, then it is quaint with a stunning building set in pretty grounds. The receptionist very helpful and drinks served quickly on the Verandah and breakfast was s unfit ident but should have been included in the cost !!!! And yes it is a schlep to town so plan to eat and return to hotel rather than go out from hotel ...

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank LindaCLusaka
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

This hotel was just wonderful. The gardens, rooms, restaurant fantastic. Wonderful staff, very helpful, food was to die for, and nothing was too much trouble. Would return in an instance. Loved it.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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5 Thank slwityk
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

The hotel is out of the way, the rooms are smelly and dank, and the service is practically non-existent. It's worth a detour to avoid this fleabag.
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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Christoper4226
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Nottingham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2008

Having read some of the reviews on this site we arrived with trepidation however we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is clean, welcoming and an oasis of peace once inside the gates.
It was a little bit of a trek into town but our kids loved the tram. There is nothing much around the hotel so you do need your car or the nerve to venture out on public transport however I would strongly recommend this hotel we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank MarcusNottingham
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Washington, DC
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2007

The Maison Blanche is a decrepit old wooden building set in an attractive part of town, more a rooming house than one might call a hotel. The rooms are are musty and drab. The staff is pleasant enough, but service is non-existent. There was not even a porter on site when we checked in. It merits mention only to warn travelers to seek accommodations elsewhere.

  • Liked — Leaving it for the airport, which was close by.
  • Disliked — everything was terrible.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christopher87
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Additional Information about Hotel La Maison Blanche

Property: Hotel La Maison Blanche
Address: 1796 avenue de la Pompignane, 34000, Montpellier, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Herault > Montpellier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 93 Hotels in Montpellier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Maison Blanche 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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