Hôtel Marquis de La Baume4.0 out of 5.0
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We booked into Hotel Marquis de la Baume for one night during a longer stay in the Occitanie region, and found it was perfect for our needs. The location was fairly central - only a ten minute walk from the train station and Arena - and the communal areas were beautifully decorated. Our room was small but clean, bright and comfortable. The only slight issue we had was that our room was rather oddly arranged - it had a separate toilet from the rest of the bathroom, which normally wouldn't be a problem, but the sink was in the other bathroom and you had to walk around the bed to the other side of the room to wash your hands after using the toilet. The room wasn't a strange shape so I can't think why it was designed like that, but it was a small inconvenience. We did not breakfast at the hotel but wished we had, if only to be able to sit a while in the beautiful internal courtyard for a while. The front of desk staff were all superb - from the young man who checked us in and provided us with excellent restaurant recommendations, to Sophia, who assisted us with an urgent issue we discovered after checking out and leaving Nimes. She claimed to not be able to speak very good English, but hers was far better than my French, and she was able to resolve our problem within 24 hours. All in all our short stay was a lovely one, and the subsequent dramas resolved quickly by the staff, meaning I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
This hotel is cheap and looks good in the online photos, but I would not recommend it. We were badly let down - having deliberately booked (4 months in advance) a 'family room' said to have a double bed and two single beds we arrived to find the hotel has no such rooms. We were given a room with a double bed and a camp bed in it. When we complained another camp bed was squeezed in the corner. Also the room was totally unsuitable as a family room as the bathroom had no door and was open to the room. There was no shower, and if you washed in the bath you would climb out naked effectively into the room itself. If you wanted any privacy to dress you had to go into the toilet. Apparently all the rooms are like this (or so we were told). I consider the original listing of the room to be dishonest. Also be advised there is no parking at the hotel and none at all in the street where it is located. There are a few spaces at one end of the street which were never available when we were there and a small multi-storey at the other end with a low roof we couldn't fit into. Either of those would be a fair walk from the hotel but we ended up much further away still.
Very friendly person at the reception desk! Unfortunately, the positive impressions stop right about there... This is even more regrettable as the building could be gorgeous, with appropriate renovations and outfitting. Instead, in the public areas (hallways, entrance, stairwell, elevator), we have what appears to be a work-in-progress, minus the "men at work" signs, and in the rooms, unsettling near-comfort: a chandelier .... that is blindingly bright and, upon closer inspection, made of some kind of plastic; a well-outfitted bathroom... the door of which does not close properly; floor-to-ceiling curtains that did a good job keeping out the morning sunlight... behind which an old pair of men's slippers had been left some guest and clearly never found by the cleaning staff :-). The establishment is, in retrospect, almost endearing in its idiosyncracies, but I felt it necessary to write this lest anyone think they will be booking the perfect romantic stay, solely on the account of the photos available online showing a seemingly torch-lit Renaissance-style staircase.
I was disappointed when we first turned up at the hotel, due to the back street in which it was located in. Not being used to Nimes, I thought we had booked some nightmare scruffy hotel! OMG, how wrong was I? The hotel is in an excellent location to the main sights, shops, parking and restaurants, all within a few minutes walking distance. The hotel was once the Marquis de la Baume's residence and has recently been restored. From walking through the very shabby looking entrance door, we were met with a smile, all the staff seemed friendly. The courtyard is amazing, smokers are allowed to smoke here as it is actually outside! We were only having a quick stopover so couldn’t sample the delights of the restaurant or the breakfast which is located in the courtyard, OMG what a lovely well restored hotel. AC, espresso machine and mini bar in rooms. The room was small but with all amenities. Highly recommended.
This was a find! Amazing interior with surreal staircase, charming reception staff, and an airy, spacious room. We ate supper at Magnolia - yards away - as suggested by the hotel, and it was one of the best meals we had on this trip. Everything, including the station, is within easy walking distance. Hope we return.
The common areas and staff were lovely, but the room was simply funky. Sad maintenance attempts with bad patches, especially plumbing fixes. Hard to say what the wall to wall carpet was made of, but it needs to be replaced. It had a nice proximity to the history core, but the street was a little edgy. Wish we had stayed closer to the Arena which I had assumed would be too touristy, but was in fact more elegant.
We came down from paris and stayed 2 days what a great and beautiful place the owner is so nice and helpful. Great walking town with lots of shops and sites that are so historical . The mall is a taxi ride running around $15-$18 us dollars . You really don't have to go the main area has a thousand shops ! Great food the people are very friendly as well prices are very good . Well worth the train ride if you book you train ride early the better for pricing . There is a charge of $ 14 eur for breakfast .
Very good location central to everything. Good hotel, room Was spacious nice and clean. Staff were helpful and friendly. Not sure why other reviews were bad! Tip: catch a shuttle Bus from the airport to the station it's cheaper than a taxi. Overall, nice hotel central to all the attractions. Would definitely recommend it.
Centrally located and a little difficult to find, and it doesn't look inspiring from the outside, however don't be fooled, this place is beautiful on the inside with very traditional architecture. Room was small, spotlessly clean, with an extremely comfortable bed, more than adequate for our three night stay. Pleasant, friendly and helpful staff added to a very enjoyable stay.
Not the best hotel I've ever stayed at but that's not the fault of the Hotel its the location that lets it down unfortunately. We only stayed for one night on our way through to the airport but I am so glad that was the case. The noise is terrible! People shouting screaming outside the hotel until 12am that night and then at 3am someone decided to play a whole album of some unknown French artist at top volume until around 4am!!! no sleep and then we had to get up at 5am for our flight. Bloody awful!! A word of warning it has no parking for a car at all. You have to use the nearest multi-story carpark which is quite a walk from the hotel. Not nice a 5am when carrying baggage.
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52% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 126 reviews