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Sphinx Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Montelimar
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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124 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stopped off in Montelimar while touring France and liked the town so much we decided to stop the night. We were so lucky to find this hotel. We were atracted to it being on the main tree lined boulevard but tucked away down a short entrance to a private courtyard with it's own parking. This old mansion is historic but has beautiful and comfortable bedrooms and well appointed bathrooms. Service is friendly but very professional, everyone we dealt with spoke excellent English. A top quality breakkfast on the terrace set us up for the day.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

The Sphinx was booked as a stopover on the way to the french riviera and chosen because of the secure private parking.Being able to leave luggage etc in the car overnight is most important to us.

Besides excellent car parking facilities, the hotel is absolutely wonderful.We booked a standard room, I am not too sure whether it was standard or comfort but it was very roomy with 2 windows , over looking the pedestrian street. We had a big bathroom with bath and shower, a little office corner with free wifi, a secure safe and a mini bar with reasonable prices.

The hotel entrance is on the boulevard Marre- Desmarais with lots of restaurants, cafes, brasseries. The pedestrian old town is at the rear.

The Sphinx is ideal for a stopover but would be an excellent base for visiting Montelimar not forgetting its speciality : nougat !

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antibes
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We arrived late at night. The staff were most welcoming. Very convenient to have secure parking for only 4 Euros in the hotel precinct . The hotel is situated near to shops and points of interest. Breakfast is adequate and very good value for the price. No need for a restaurant, there is a plethora of eating establishments in close proximity that have appealing menus. Dont forget to by the local delicacy.....nougatine in one of the many stores.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

We were pleasantly suprised at the modern up-to-date quality of these rooms which still maintained the old world feel. Big comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. And windows that begged to be stared out from.

The hotel is tucked away like an oasis in the heart of the main part of the town with a lovely courtyard and little patio off the breakfast room. The breakfast which was included was somewhere between continental and full with cheeses and egg and lots of little pastries.

The staff were pleasant and helpfu. At least one person at the front desk spoke fluent english, a real benefit to those of us whose French is weak.

Considering the reasonable cost of this hotel, we would definitley return if we are in town again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winchester
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Stayed here just one night on our way through France. Montalimar is a really pretty little town and well worth a stop over. We found the hotel very easily and it has good free parking on site. We had booked a superior room direct with the hotel, but on arrival were told that they didn't have one, but the room alllocated was quite spacious [for a French hotel] with a good sized bathroom, all very clean and some nice outdoor seating. We could walk into the square easily and there are many lovely bars and restaurants around. Breakfast was OK with some nice outside seating. A good overnight stay and well priced.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chateau Gontier
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Quite hotel in the centre of town withits on parking, The some of the rooms have been refurbished with the rest to be done, Very comfortable rooms with nice decoration.
Also very quite for a hotel that is in the middle of town No restaurant but within walking distance of many. Breakfast buffet style and good value.
A very warm welcome.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

The Sphinx hotel is justifiably the best reviewed hotel in Montelimar. From the boulevard Desmarais, you might not even know it was there. This a former grand house, dating from the 17th century, with a wonderful courtyard in which you can park safely. The hotel is locked at midnight, but they give you a code to get in after that if you need to. The hotel also has that rare boon, for english travellers anyhow, the opportunity to make a cup of tea and coffee in your room :-)

Good service and free wi-fi (if a tad slow) in your room is included.

Breakfast can be taken inside or on the veranda and is very good value indeed. There is no restaurant in the hotel but Montelimar is teeming with good eateries.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Sphinx Hotel
Address: 19 boulevard Marre Desmarais, 26200, Montelimar, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Montelimar
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Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Montelimar
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sphinx Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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