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Chambre d'Autres et Suite du Merle Blanc
Ranked #17 of 44 Montpellier B&B and Inns
London
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19 reviews
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“Merci Alexandre”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

We stayed with Alexandre for a weekend break. He helped us book a popular restaurant in advance and park the car and generally looked after us very well. We felt at home in his beautiful bizarre of a home - part Dr Dolittle, part Dr Parnassus. The flat is walking distance from the central squares of Montpellier's old town but far enough from the touristy bits around Place de la Comedie to feel off the beaten track.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

This is a quirky place in a terrific location. Alexandre is first-class as a host and makes everything very comfortable. Montpellier itself is a lovely city

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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south-east england
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

We chose to visit Montpellier for a short city break and were not disappointed. The city is beautiful and picturesque with a lovely young vibe. Cafes, restaurants, culture, wonderful pedestrian areas and unique shops. We were originally booked to stay at Baudon de Mauny but after our stay there was unexpectedly cancelled by the owner we were so lucky to find accomodation courtesy of Alexandre Gumbau in his delightful apartment Merle Blanc, in the heart of the city. It is the most perfect spot to feel right in the heart of things but peaceful and comfortable. The apartment has everything you could possibly need, well-equipped kitchen, light , bright rooms, internet and TV (we didn't need to use which was lucky as we couldn't figure it out!!). I loved the fact that we could use just like a home and be right in the heart of a very lovely southern med city.
I would really recommend this apartment and I'm sure Alexandre's B&B is just as nice and I would really recommend Montpellier. We travelled on Eurostar from england and booked it and TGV direct to Montpellier through Eurostar. It couldn't have been easier.

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

This place - and Alex - are the antidote to sterile hotels and impersonal service. We had a great welcome and lots of tips and recommendations to help us make the most of the town for our short stay. The rooms are wacky and elegant, and we loved having breakfast served and prepared by Alex ... as well as having the chance to use the kitchen. The location is wonderful, near to all the central attractions but in a quiet sidestreet with lots of action just a few minutes walk away. A great base for a short break / long weekend with in a charming part of town with a lovely, friendly, chatty host - and his equally relaxed animals (dog, cat and birds!)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

we stayed a night in this wonderful central montpellier appartment. Not knowing what to expect we were astonished having ascended the 14th century staircase to be in thins wonderful airy apartment bang in the middle of town.

Alexandre was the perfect host, coming to meet us and show us around, and very kindly arranged our accomodation in a hotel in Montpellier for the following night, his place was already reserved.

This place is fantastic value for money and I will be reccomending it very highly.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

We stayed with Alexandre for 3 nights in June at the end of our trip to Southern France.
Alexandre has created a wonderful experience for his guests. He is a very welcoming and warm host, and takes time to discuss the highlights of the city and give advice. The apartment is ideally located in the historic centre of Montpellier and is decorated in a unique style, the nearest description would be stylish-kitsch. After 3 nights stay we were still discovering new delights that we'd not seen before.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed February 20, 2010

We stayed with Alex for a prolonged period of 4 weeks whilst looking for somewhere to live in Montpellier. My partner was staying at a corporate hotel until I urged him to move somewhere more personable and it was the best thing I ever did.

Alex was and is such a wonderful and caring host. Considering we practically took over his apartment, he was utterly accommodating and gracious and has even offered us his rental apartment in the ancient quarter in case the contracts on our house don't work to our time frame.

Alex knows the best and more secretive parts of Montpellier, the parts that the travel guides don't tell you about, it's exactly like having a great friend with youensuring you don't get lost.

Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Chambre d'Autres et Suite du Merle Blanc
Address: 3 impasse du Merle Blanc, 34000, Montpellier, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Herault > Montpellier > Saint-Roch
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Montpellier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"La Chambre d'Autres" : guesthouse (2 or 3 persons)It is in a classified building of the 14th century, located in a quiet and bourgeois district of the pedestrian Historical Center Of Montpellier, that Alexander (and his cat) makes your share the cozy atmosphere of his apartment, a universe of plants, secondhand objects and antiques.Whith its generous heights under ceiling and its stone "bars" on the floor, the bedroom is spacious and warm.As for the bathroom situated halfway up... it makes you literally succomb to its "so British" charm. "Les Suites du Merle Blanc" : charming hotel-apartment (max 4 persons)This fully-equipped romantic apartment located in the heart of the historic center of Montpellier is a haven of tranquility and sunshine.Exposed beams, Castries stone walls,terracotta floor tiles, tastefully chosen furniture and plants all provide the charm of South of France living, along with the comforts of modern life: a queen-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, internet, lap-top, telephone, washing machine… ... more   less 
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