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“Lovely hotel tucked away in a quiet courtyard”
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Sphinx Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Montelimar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Sphinx is a lovely family run hotel tucked away in a quiet courtyard just off the main street. There is no evening restaurant at the hotel but within very easy walking distance are a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable and stylishly decorated. Reception was friendly and efficient. The only slight complaint would be that the shower towels were quite worn and small. We would definitely use this hotel again as a one night stopover.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I booked this hotel as a stopping point on our way to Cannes, France. We were pleasantly surprised at what a great location in a sweet little town! The hotel staff was super nice and very helpful in restaurant recommendations and even called the wine tour place to check if they were open so we could tour! Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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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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Thank Joelly
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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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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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Thank B271
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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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Thank RawZiggy
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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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Additional Information about Sphinx Hotel

Address: 19 boulevard Marre Desmarais, 26200, Montelimar, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Drome > Montelimar
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Montelimar
Price Range: £62 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sphinx Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will find the unspoiled charm of the past in the fiendly surroundings of the Sphinx Hotel, a genuine private residence dating back to the 17th century and located on Allées Provençales in the very heart of the town. Enjoy... the refinements of this house built of cut stone and decorated in wood, the peaceful interior courtyard, the welcoming lounge and the relaxing lifestyle offered in its individually-appointed guest rooms. You will appreciate the way character harmonises with modern comfort : air-conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite TV and a private, locked car park; ... more   less 
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