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BEST WESTERN L'Orangerie
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   755 Rue Tour de l'Eveque, 30000 Nimes, France   |  
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Ranked #15 of 42 Hotels in Nimes
Hampshire
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I staryed 4 nights here on business. Having stayed in many hotels, it was nice to stay in a room that wasnt the standard functional square. The hotel is built around a swimming pool, which when the weather is pleasant is a great way to end a day. Didnt eat there so cant comment on restaurant. about 20 minute walk to town, but the flip side is it has parking, which is difficult to find in town. Would recommend this a base for business or pleasure. and try and get a room upstairs by reception, you get your own balcony which is a sun trap in the evening

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We had 3 nights at the L'Orangerie. Its slightly on the outskirts of Nimes on the main road so easy to get to but still in an attractive green setting. I chose the out of town location as it had free parking and you could still walk to the arena in about 20-25min. Many hotels in the centre don't have any parking. Whilst a little bit of a trek, the walk into town is fine and feels very safe. The hotel has loads of character - the rooms seem to be individually styled (we returned again a week later and had a different room). Both were nice, spacious and very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful on reception even though we spoke no french. The restaurant was also very popular although I didn't try it myself. Outside is a small pool area and some rooms have terraces which overlook it. My only criticism would be that there wasn't a very wide range on offer at breakfast - no hot buffet and limited fruit/cereal - so we didn't opt for it the next day. However I would definitely recommend this hotel and had no hesitation in re-booking when we returned to Nimes.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

We stayed here last summer for two nights. We had diffuculty getting a reservation because of Bastille Day, and this place was one of the few still with availability. I guessed that was bad omen, and set my expectatations prettty low. The hotel is off a highway; there are no sights to see within walking distance. The hotel is surrounded by fruit trees, which was pleasant. The check-in area and dining rooms were suprisingly nice. The hallways were very dark. The rooms were sub-par - on the level of a bad Days Inn. The bathroom was old with cracked tiles and chipped grout. The room was tiny. I think we did get free internet. We were lead to believe that breakfast was included - it was not. I thought the breakfast was pretty good, although probably not a good value. You could eat inside, or outdoors on a nice patio.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Wales
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

We stayed for 3 nights from August 2nd, and really couldn't have been more pleased with this hotel. The rooms are not large, but comfortable, and the setting and general ambience was lovely. The hotel has a wonderful chef, and we certainly had some lovely meals during our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful also.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Genoa, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

We stayed only a night coming back from a road trip on the Atlantique France so we were very tired when we got there, but service was polite. It is near the autoroute but is surrounded by trees and there was a peaceful place with private parking, garden, a swimming-pool with deckchairs. Room was wonderful, large, elegant, franch design, rococo and touile de jouy style everywhere. Bathroom large and functional. and.. free wi-fi!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2007

Location is handy, but not charming (off a main road around Nimes) though it is not noisy. There is a nice, small pool (very cold!), and there is a Casino cafeteria close by which was great for the kids/ tea. The food in the hotel was fine, nothing special, though breakfast was very nice.
We has 2 adults and 2 small children in our room and it was very hot; the aircon was either not working or couldn't cope, in fact it was much, much hotter in the room that in the rest of the hotel. Staff were very friendly. The walk into Nimes took just 20 mins with the buggy.

  • Liked — pool and terrasse
  • Disliked — very hot in the room at night
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
2 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

The prior review by Mandelbrot says it all.

We arrived in Nimes after an all-day drive from Dijon. At the time, Tripadvisor had a fairly high rating for the hotel (#4 of 36, or something like that). Based on this rating, we booked a room at L'Orangerie.

As a preliminary matter, to get there, you have to drive through Nimes, which has some of the more depressing scenery in Provence. Do NOT spend time in Nimes if you don't have to. Go right to St. Remy.

In any case, as for the hotel, the place is a total joke. The "gym" -- which is advertised as one of the hotel's amenities -- is really a 75 sq foot shack with what looks like a vintage treadmill from the 1950's, and virtually no other equipment. The "pool" is more like a large bathtub than a pool.

Inside the hotel, the hallways were dark; apparently, the motion sensors didn't work, although it's possible that they don't have sensors. The room itself is just plain gross. My poor mother wiped a kleenex on the table and it was covered with filth. No coffee maker. Musky sheets and bed. We were afraid to sleep there. After a few minutes of first entering the room, we told the front desk we could not possibly stay.

Despite our fatigue, we put our bags in the rental car, and drove to Arles. In Arles, we stayed at Jules Ceasar, a very average experience, but infinitely better than L'Orangerie. Vacations are just too precious to waste on dumps like this.

Based on my experiences at this Best Western and with Delta (which we used to fly to and from Europe), I would advise avoiding American brands for European travel. For hotels, you cannot go wrong with Accor or Novotel.

Hope this helps.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 755 Rue Tour de l'Eveque, 30000 Nimes, France
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Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Gard > Nimes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 42 Hotels in Nimes
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN L'Orangerie 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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