Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem,  Montpellier 

4.0/5  - based on 307 guest reviews.
18 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 34000, Montpellier, France - See map
+33 4 67 52 90 90 +33 4 67 60 67 67



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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem is a hotel that has succeeded in preserving the charm of its 16th century architecture. Renovated with great care, this establishment is well-appointed with each room having its very own character. The rooms and large terrace provide fine views of Montpellier's small secretive gardens as well as the faculty of medicine founded in the 12th century. After this, you will be eager to set off and discover the city's heritage and the streets brimming over with history.

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Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem,Montpellier
  • 4
    « Charming old hotel »

    We really liked this hotel. It's located in an old building in the Old town of Montpellier, and it has lots of charm. It's nice and clea and, the staff is great (and speaks great english!). The only downside is that the Wifi signal was weak, and we had some problems with Internet access. But yes, we will be back next time in Montpellier

    « Very good location, but a bit run down. »

    Staff at this hotel were helpful, although we did have a bit of a language problem as we speak virtually no French. The location was excellent close to restaurants & points of interest. The room was very small & the bed not particularly comfortable. The bathroom was also tiny, but adequate. There are two main problems with the building. One is that the lifts are so small that we could not both fit into one with our luggage. This meant that one of us had to use the stairs, which leads us to problem number two. They are spiral & extremely steep & narrow so anyone with a disability would find using them pretty much impossible. If you are a fit & active person, you would have no trouble at all.

    « Good location but needs a revamp! »

    We stayed three nights at this hotel and although we were quiet comfortable in our room we felt the rooms and decor was dated and in need of a revamp! The bathroom and separate room toilet had been modernised recently, but the main room was a loud yellow with red velvet cushions, not sure from what era! The bed was comfortable and the room clean. The hotel is split between two buildings, a maze of corridors and steps leading to the dining area and reception. The breakfast is simple and perhaps a little too expensive for what is offered. There are no room safes but a bizarre "valuables in an envelope sealed with sticking tape" at reception, we felt very awkward with this system, especially when the receptionist didn't know how to open the safe! The hotel is in a great quiet location, close to public transport (trams) and a variety of eateries and bars. If we were to return to Montpellier I would look for a hotel with a little more pizazz.

    « good location great room »

    The room was great, staff was helpful, great location by walk, nice view from the restaurant on the balcony. Just be careful if you like your taxi parks just front of the hotel, the street is too small for it. will go again.

    « A really nice hotel »

    Once you have parked your car it is a challenge to find the hotel. Once found it is a really nice surprise. The room Isis conditioned which is rather nice after a day of 30C. We were welcomed with a great smile and a concierge that could not be more polite and enthusiastic. Just a nice hotel. Relax enjoy as everything in Montpellier is not more than five minutes away.

    « Great hotel »

    Atmospheric stay in a well preserved environment. Hotel is a few minutes walk to city centre and city park. Very kind and hospitable. Would certainly stay again when visiting Montpellier. Great back garden view constitutes the best place to have breakfast and start your day

    « Comfortable hotel at top of old town »

    Clean and comfortable, breakfast is a bit pricey though. But lots of cafes around. Staff are very helpful. Montpellier has just had the pedestrian area increased - so it's quite difficult to find, it's also quite a challenge to get to the nearest car park if you dont know the area.

    « A usual Best Western. »

    A great hotel in the old town of montpellier, in the food court area. Loads to see and do around and about. The hotel is the usual Best Western chain. Clean, comfortable and renovated whenever needed. Don't think I've ever been in a bad one. This one however has some picturesque views from the rooms. Massive plus for me. Great stay, enjoy.

    « Expensive and poorly maintained »

    I stayed for 3 nights at a cost of around €150 per night. I was disappointed to find that the first room I stayed in had a faulty air conditioning unit which resulted water dripping from it onto the floor. I then had to be moved to a ground floor room (101) which was not at all pleasant as it sits above a septic tank meaning that the drain for the bathtub drains very slowly meaning that water collects in the tub while using the shower and there is a smell of sewage coming from the drain. I would therefore not recommend this room but try to get a room higher up in the building (hopefully with a functioning air conditioning unit). Breakfast was also rather overpriced.

    « Unhelpful staff :-/ »

    The location is perfect and very picturesque in the beautiful old town of Montpellier. My room was very nice, the breakfast was OK. However, I had move hotel because of unavailability, and that was OK, I knew that. However, the hotel promised to help with finding another hotel for the last two nights, but that did not happen, and I had to struggle a lot myself with finding another hotel. If they had told me that I had to do it myself, that would be perfectly OK, but they should not promise to help and then not do it. That's why I give two stars, otherwise it would have been four.

  • 4
    « Quaint hotel in Provencal style »

    Hotel is in an excellent location. Rooms are quiet, tastefully decorated in Provencal style (personally not my favourite) with updated bathrooms. I was afraid the church bells would be annoying but they only added to the ambience. I read several complaints about the WIFI however I did not experience any challenges. If driving park at the underground garage across from Palais des Guilhem and walk over. The hotel is located on a pedestrian only street. An EXCELLENT restaurant located next door - Le Jardin.

    « montpellier downtown »

    Great accommodation for the pleasure, and more... Great staff very convenient, gentle and more... Close to the downtown of Montpellier, restaurant, night life, you can use all the charm of Montpellier with the charm of a great 3 star hotel.

    « Comfortable and quiet in the old town »

    I was recommended this hotel by a friend, while I visited Montpelier for a week to attend French immersion classes. It was lovely. It is in a 16th century building, charming and friendly with a quiet room containing all that I needed for comfort. I enjoyed my stay immensely and definitely would return. Room 12 looked over a quiet garden and i could sleep with shutters open. There is also good AC, room for clothes, a comfortable bed, and a basic but sufficient bathroom. Getting there requires a little navigation as it in the old town where traffic is barely allowed. If you speak French, the receptionist will direct you, but the cab driver found it for me. Not far are shops ( surprisingly upmarket) and restaurants. Le Petit Jardin next door is highly recommended. I had breakfast in the hotel every day-inexpensive and a better option than the local boulangerie.

    « There are problems »

    First, the hotel is an older building. The rooms are clean and pleasant enough- I was in #25, a single. Bathroom was good with a very good shower. First problem: Do not try to drive to the front door. You must park in a nearby lot- I used the Arc de Triomphe lot. The hotel is on a tiny street so it is best to walk from the parking, 5 minutes away. Hotel will give you a voucher for a reduced rate. Be sure to give this and your ticket to the person as you walk down the entrance ramp . There is no one at the exit and your stuck. Second problem: No functioning wifi in my room. I spoke to 2 other people who had the same issue. Wifi is good in the breakfast room, however. The good news is that the people working there are terrific, breakfast is good and location allows easy access to the old part of town. You will be near the oldest garden in France and a cathedral. Cathedrals mean bells but these are gentle and handled nicely by the double glass windows. It's a nice little hotel once you learn the ropes. Montpellier is a great town worth a visit.

    « Well located in the old part of the city »

    A stone throw from the lovely Place de la Canourgue, Hotel Le Guilhem has visibly been recently renovated and modernised. Our comfort room in the annex right next door has a modern deco and a view on the garden. Although the bathroom was small but with a separate toilet, the room was indeed comfortable. The breakfast is OK and can be taken on a terrasse overlooking the garden, and there is a very good restaurant, la table du marché, right next to the hotel. Beware that the city center is not very accesible by car, which explains why the hotel has a preferred overnight rate of € 8 for the surrouding car parks. Very good base for business (in the city center) or leisure!

    « Smelly and this walls »

    I thought it was a no smoking hotel but found that the smell of cigarette smoke was everywhere. I also didn't get a good nights sleep with the chap next door snoring all night, thin walls. Very small and average rooms, especially fro the price - but what do you expect in France..... Apart from that, the hotel is well located and the staff were friendly.

    « Paul Cordwell »

    Absolutely excellent hotel and I would recommend it to anyone. On the basis of our stay here we have now stayed in two other Best Western's in France and they were both equally good. The location is good and the breakfast was good. For the price excellent value for money.

    « A very warm welcome. »

    We booked in here late yesterday evening. We told the hotel we were travelling with two well behaved beagles and we were given a room (100) with our own private garden which the dogs loved! Helena at reception was incredibly helpful, efficient and super friendly which after a long journey on the road was a welcome relief. This is the second time we've stayed in a Best Western on this trip and we are beginning to see a positive pattern. Comfy beds, well appointed rooms in the heart of the historic centre all for a very reasonable price.

    « Good place »

    Great location in a quiet area of Montpellier. The staff is nice and friendly. The deco is a bit old but the rooms are comfortable. There is a parking nearby and you will get a discount but not included. Count about 10? per day. Good value for money but nothing special.

    « Great central location - lovely atmosphere. »

    We really enjoyed our stay and the location in the old town near the Peyrou Gardens cannot be beaten. Our room was at the back in the annex - the view over the garden and the cathedral was just perfect and it was beautifully quiet. We took a taxi to the hotel from the train station - a mistake with all the roadworks currently ongoing; in fact it is an easyish 15-20 minute walk through the historic town centre. We didn't breakfast in the hotel - there is a bakers shop three doors up (although it was closed when we were there) and another fabulous bakery just on the other side of the rue Foch. Alternatively a number of the nearby bars/bistros have a basic breakfast service. I would stay here again.

  • 4
    « Nice quiet hotel very close to parking garage »

    Great location on the edge of the historic area. Very helpful staff, elevator to each floor, buffet breakfast. A nice large room with great modern shower in a refurbished older building with character.

    « 'Rustic' return to Montpellier »

    We stayed here 19 years ago when our daughter studied at Montpellier University for a year as an exchange student. We loved this place then and always talked about coming back. Le Guilhem is in the 'old town quarter' and excellently placed for local historic attractions easily accessed on foot. We stayed here for two nights and were delighted with the modified changes to Le Guilhem which has taken nothing from the original 'quirky' rustic charm. Staff were very helpful and courteous at all times. Our room was well presented and spotlessly clean with a lovely view up the street. Breakfast on the terrace in the sunshine was sufficient and plentiful. If travelling here by car, there is no parking at the Hotel but they have an agreement with nearby secure underground parking within easy walking distance and a very reasonable rate (18 euros for 48 hours with access). In summing up, Le Guilhem is an excellent choice for any traveller coming to visit 'Historique' Montpellier. In my humble opinion, it far exceeds its 3* status. It was the perfect start of our trip to Provence.

    « Old World Charm and Hospitality in Montpellier »

    Friendly and very helpful staff make a wonderful first impression from this small hotel in the heart of the center of old Montpellier. Minutes from parks, gardens and wonderful ancient churches and...

    « Excellent »

    This is a great Hotel! The rooms are very pretty and the view out of our room was wonderful (Cathedral St. Pierre). The Staff was very friendly. If you are in Montpellier and look for a place to stay I can highly recommend this hotel!


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·From: Motorway A9. Take the Exit Montpellier Est. Follow Centre, then Centre Historique. Enter the Old City crossing under the Arche. You are on Rue Foch. Then the first street on the left Rue Placentin, at the end, you find the Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem. Stop a few minutes at the short time parking lot to bring your luggage in the hotel. Then we will explain the way to go to the parking. ·From: Airport. Take the Exit Montpellier Est. Follow Centre, then Centre Historique. Enter the Old City crossing under the Arche. You are on Rue Foch. Then, the first street on the left Rue Placentin, at the end, you find the Best Western Hotel Le Guilhem. Stop a few minutes at the short time parking ...

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