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“It has its charm but there's room for improvement”

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Hotel de L'Amphitheatre
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Nimes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a simple budget boutique hotel. The room was charming. Comfortable double bed (even for single use) and a pretty bathroom with a tub. But the tub was only useful if you were gonna soak in it. It was hard to actually bathe as you had to hold the shower with one hand. It was uncomfortable. No shower curtain so the floor got all wet. The cupboard in the room was really old so I didn't want to use that. TV was nice and big and had English channels. Overall the room wasn't horrible but improvements to the bathroom and cupboard should be made. Free wifi was provided, the service was friendly, and the location is excellent - just 15 seconds walk from the entrance of the Arena and walking distance to all other attractions in Nimes. Do note that there is no lift so you may have to drag your luggage up the stairs. My biggest complain about it is that it's email doesn't work. They did send me one email once when I made an inquiry through the website (actually the wrong website - the sister hotel in Arles). But all replies and emails to that email address were non-delivered. I had to call to book my room and this caused some confusion. I ended up with a non-air conditioned room. Luckily their air conditioned one was available so I paid an additional 20EUR from the quoted 65EUR to "upgrade" the room. My advice would be to make sure you know what room you're booking and the amenities the room has when you're booking it.

Room Tip: Find out what amenities your room has before booking. Not all rooms are air-conditioned.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel de l'Amphiteatre for five nights at the end of September 2012.
The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Nimes close to the Amphitheatre.
The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful.
Our room was comfortable,spacious and attractively furnished.
Breakfasts are excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The hotel is a few steps away from the Arenas, in the old town. Many restaurants, cafes and shops are easy access through the pedestrian area.
The main visitor attractions in Nimes are walkable from this hotel.
The room was spotlessly clean, calm, air conditioned with a lunctional bathroom en suite. Breakfast was a treat with home made jam and an assortment of breads, croissants etc. etc.
One negative aspect is the difficulty & cost to park a car. A public underground car park is nearby but not cheap. We paid €16.00 for 18 hours parked.
The hotel has no lift & thus very difficult access for disabled people: rooms are upstairs!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for an airconditioned room in summer as, to date, they were not all fitted.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel de l'Amphiteatre for one night on our way from London to Provence via Nimes. The hotel is charming and very comfortable, and makes a welcome change from the usual chains! The location is fantastic - a stone's throw from central Nimes and the Amphiteatre - and the staff are warm and welcoming. All in all I'd recommend the hotel to anybody who wants a comfortable nights sleep in a beautiful city.

Room Tip: We stayed on the side of the hotel facing the street rather than the square, and weren't trouble...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Edd P
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a good quality hotel right in the centre of the historic part of Nimes. A taxi can drop you off 50 meters away so access is easy. Our room was perfectly spacious and clean, with a comfortable bed. The welcoming owners have renovated the rooms, and ok, maybe a bit more work on our bathroom is still to go, but this is being very pernickerty. Breakfast with homemade jams was fine. The wifi worked without a problem or charge (despite the comments of another reviewer). I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel for a short break in Nimes.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank APC59
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

The location of this hotel is very convenient, just seconds from the amphiteatre. The place itself is very warm and with great decor. The owners are great and willing to help whenever they can.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank Karinatravels
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We stayed here only one night while passing through Nimes, and while the room was very pretty this wasn't a great experience overall. It's located in the old town of Nimes, which means it was hard to find, and not accessible by car or particularly close to parking (though very close to attractions, shopping and food). There is no elevator (decidedly not handicapped-accessible), and only a few rooms per floor so expect quite a few stairs.

The room, as I said, was pretty, a modern kind of funky design; the bathroom was pretty weird though. The shower didn't have a door, just a partition that only half enclosed it, which means it was chilly and water got all over the floor. There was also a very low section in the bathroom ceiling, so at 6'3" I wound up hitting my head repeatedly.

The "free" wifi competely sucked. You have to get a username/password at the front desk, and it kicked me out after a few minutes and wanted me to pay 15 EUR to log on again. For the few minutes I was able to use it, it was extremely slow. No reliable free wifi is an automatic -1 star in my book.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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ghislaine r, Propriétaire at Hotel de L'Amphitheatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2012

Bonjour,
We just wanted to ask the client who asked him about to pay 15 euros for the wifi ?
is it at reception or on the connexion ?
Our wifi is FREE for all the time and we never have any problem.
The gentleman booked with Booking.com and everything is mentionned about parking and elevator. When you come to a city, it is very rare to find parking just by the hotel, as he mentionned we are situated in the old town and in a pedetrian street...
We are sorry that he didn't enjoy his stay.
Best regards
Ghislaine Reeve

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Additional Information about Hotel de L'Amphitheatre

Address: 4 rue des Arenes, 30000 Nimes, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Gard > Nimes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Nimes
#6 Business Hotel in Nimes
Price Range: $110 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de L'Amphitheatre 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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