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“Very good hotel close to town center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel de l'Univers Montlucon

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Hotel de l'Univers Montlucon
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 Avenue Marx Dormoy, 03100 Montlucon, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Montlucon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Deinze, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good hotel close to town center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Quick check-in, very friendly owners. We appreciated the spontaneous tips concerning the free parking places, explanation about local touristic things to-do and location of good restaurants nearby.
Nice and clean family room with a large bathroom with rain shower. Breakfast buffet wich had everything it needs for a proper breakfast.
When checking out the owner recommende us an alternitive route as we were going south. Instead of taking the highway he recommended us to take the national route for about 60km to Riom. We didn't lose extra time, but we had some spectacular views taking this route!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luxembourg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We chose this hotel for a 2-night stay, in preference to two others recommended by friends, on the basis of the reviews in TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed; our room was newly renovated, clean and comfortable and the bathroom fittings were of a good standard and worked well. The communal areas - reception, corridors etc. - were somewhat dark and would no doubt benefit from being renovated too, but the overall standard was perfectly acceptable, particularly in view of the very reasonable cost of our room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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83 hotel reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This hotel really deserves its position as the number one place to stay in Montluçon. On the outside, it is a typical, old-style French hotel, but the rooms have been nicely modernised and have free wi-fi. Staff were friendly and helpful and English is spoken.

The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are several nearby in the direction of the old town. Reception will be happy to point the way and to phone ahead and make a reservation if necessary. Breakfast is old-fashioned French: coffee, bread and jam served in a shabby chic room to the accompaniment of fifties and sixties music on the radio. It was a nostalgic reminder of visits to France years ago. On-street parking is free until 9 a.m.

The L'Univers was good value for money and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel is by the station and a short walk from the town centre, with plenty of overmight parking available on-street. The hotel has been refurbished recently, so the rooms are much better than you expect as you approach the hotel from the outside!

The bed was large and comfortable, with plenty of space for overnight luggage.

The centre of Montlucon was a real surprise as it has a lovely pedestrian area with all the restaurants on it winding round the medieval centre. Well worth the 5 minute walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gloucester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We had no plans to stay here but stumbled across it while on our travels around France.
The owner spoke fairly good English and was very helpful , we were able to park our motorbike behind the Hotel.
Our room was very nice and really clean, the owner also gave us a map with some places he recommended to have an evening meal. We choose St. Anne which was really excellent.
Breakfast was a little more than french bread and Jam (Thankfully). Cerals and fruit were some of the other choices.
We did return to this Hotel two weeks later due to the fact my other half left his mobile phone there . The owner had made contact with a family member to inform them of the mishap and was making plans to post if back home. Luckily we did contact the hotel and they kept it in the safe until we returned.
The room we stayed in the second time was even better and the air con was a blessing after some very hot weather .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Suffolk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night while travelling through France and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms clean and perfectly adequate. Unfortunately the car park was full when we arrived but we were able to park without a problem at the station opposite. The town centre was a 10 minute walk and there were lots of nice cafes and bars. We had dinner at the resturant next to the hotel which was excellent and great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Stayed for one night while travelling through France. Rooms have been refurbished to a high standard for a 2 star hotel. The rooms are spacious, modern and very clean with a great bathroom we had air con which was great. We were on a motorbike and there is secure parking for which motorcycles are not charged. The breakfast was very good. The staff were very helpful with advice for restaurants. Very resonable price and would definately stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38 Avenue Marx Dormoy, 03100 Montlucon, France
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Location: France > Auvergne > Allier > Montlucon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Montlucon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Univers Montlucon 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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