Best Western Hotel L'Orangerie,  Nīmes

4.0/5  - based on 302 guest reviews.
755 Rue Tour De L' Eveque, 30000, Nimes, France - See map
+33 4 66845057 +33 4 66294455



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Hotel advantages

  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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One kilometer from historic downtown Nimes called the 'French Rome', set in a ravishing wooded park. the Best Western Hotel l'Orangerie is a haven of freshness and relaxation. A warm welcome, the intimate style, the pool and other amenities guarantee a high quality stay. Dining pleasures run a range of refined dishes, served on the terrace in summer. We have live entertainment and meeting and conference facilities that accommodate up to 120 for your business needs. Around Nimes, you will discover the Camargue, Montpellier, Avignon, Cevennes Mountains and Uzes. We are just one kilometer from downtown, Roman monuments, Carre D'Art, Vieux Nimes and Jardin De La Fontaine. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western L'Orangerie,Nīmes
  • 4
    « Good out of the way hotel »

    Stayed for 4 nights in March. Hotel is out of Nimes and you need a car to use this hotel. We did not have breakfast as i felt it was well overpriced, we went to a boulangerie 100 yards away which was excellent. Accommodation was very good as well as the service. No evening meals available. Overall we enjoyed our stay

    « I was lost and found »

    I had flown into Carcassonne from Dublin. I was headed to Maria de la Mare. After the flight and drive I was burnt out. I knew I had to take shelter. I turned into driveway that said Hotel. It was such an simple and inauspicious drive that I had no idea where I would be laying my head. What I found was a veritable oasis. When it came time to check out, I did not wish to leave. Everything about this location was presented with an unassuming perfection. The staff was accommodating, helpful and friendly. As I sat on my balcony eating a delicious meal, I drank in this piece of art that is Best Western L'Orangerie. I had two different rooms during my stay and each was eclectically unique. Whoever did the interior and exterior design of this location has my praise. Isobel was so very helpful handling multiple job functions with ease.

    « A wonderful little hotel, well located and with marvellous staff. »

    We recently had three wonderful nights at this hotel. On arrival we received a very warm welcome from the staff at reception which made an immediate impression. A young fellow named Julien helped us with our large amount of luggage which was greatly appreciated. Our deluxe room was spacious and looked out over the pool. Other than not having a lift we have no complaints. The hotel has eating places and a supermarket close by and is about a 15 min stroll from the Arena and old city. Great hotel and great staff. We would stay here again.

    « Work on-going »

    This hotel is pleasant, the rooms are simple, we had one with what was described as a terrace but was just a little sitting area outside by the pool, it would not have afforded any privacy. The room was ok and the bathroom. Breakfast was not as good as some Best Westerns but was OK. We both slept quite well despite a lumpy pillow. One problem is the entry to reception and the car park are gravel paths ,very difficult to wheel suitcases over. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby for dinner.

    « Quiet location »

    Nice hotel. Helpful service. Good breakfast. At times wifi can get slow. Many restaurants nearby. Beds are somewhat worn. Nimes is central location to explore Arles and Avignon. Nice shower. Close to autoroute. About 1 mile from train.

    « Pleasant and calm »

    In the searing heat of August, the shady garden and pool here are very much to be appreciated. It was lovely to have breakfast outside on the terrace before the day heated up. Breakfast was great, with regional specialities and a good selection of cheeses and charcuterie. We found the family room to be an ideal size, with a king-size bed and two singles for the children, and efficient air-conditioning which kept the room at a pleasant temperature. The lady at reception was very helpful and showed us routes to walk and drive into town, plus where to park.

    « Overpriced for small family room »

    Our main concern with this hotel was the family suite room. From looking at the website, it appeared that the suite featured a room with a double bed plus an additional room with two single beds. Upon arrival, the suite was actually one room with the double bed plus two single beds squeezed in. For a family of four including two grown-up teenage children the room was simply not big enough. We paid a premium price for the accommodation due to the Vuelta cycle race being in town - breakfast was not included in the price ? with the room being very poor value for money. The breakfast itself was just about ok. The hotel is generally looking a little dated. On a positive note the hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. The swimming pool is a nice place to cool off. It's not heated though so you probably won't be staying in it for long. All in all, a disappointing visit in a family room which was far too small for four people.

    « Thank you »

    Easy reception , friendly staff and a good clean room . The location is a 20' minute walk to town , but the bonus is its quiet . It has a pool and a large car park . This place is a little gem and well worth considering.

    « Best Hotel in Region - magnifique! »

    A wonderful place to wake up in and come back to - such friendly and helpful staff and beautiful grounds. My double room opened out into a manicured area by the pool, just magic. Totally satisfying breakfast and great room facilities - safe, minibar, a/c, TV. I will definitely be coming back and it's very rare that I feel like that about a place.

    « Pleasant stay, clean hotel but spotty wifi »

    We recently stayed at this BW for two nights while traveling through Nimes. The staff was friendly and our check in was a very smooth experience. However I can't remember the last time I stayed in a hotel that actually gave you a real key to your room instead of a key card. Nonetheless it was a classic BW experience. Our three rooms were clean and each was uniquely different. The beds were OK but not great. We had a couple rooms that opened right into the pool area. The pool was nice and refreshing during the couple hot days we stayed in Nimes. Breakfast was pretty scarce. Not much to choose from and once it was gone it didn't seem to get refreshed. Wifi was spotty our entire stay. Our rooms by the pool experienced more outages that actual wifi. There's free parking at the hotel but not a lot of spaces. We found it fairly easy to get into the city center and there is a nice Tabla Pizza restaurant across the street. If you're fine with a 1970's retro Best Western hotel experience with southern French charm then this hotel is for you. If you're looking for a more modern updated experience then try another hotel.

  • 3
    « Nice but »

    Nice hotel , good food, only problem we asked up front if there was always safe parking behind the hotel as i have a open car, and was Yes no problem! Only when we came all spaces taken only up front at the street , but as i was smoking outside i saw from the bar next to the hotel two ladies walking that left with two cars! So the parking is also used by the bar next door while people cant park there car!

    « Great Hotel for a Base Camp »

    We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights while exploring the city of Nimes and the surrounding area. What can we say, we LOVE this hotel. The grounds and rooms were very well kept and clean. Service was friendly and everyone spoke at least enough English to help us with directions, places to eat, things to do, etc. Housekeeping did a great job keeping our room clean and stocked with towels. Overall, a great hotel. The pool was nice, the hotel was nice, everything was nice. Will stay again. We chose this hotel because we had a rental car and they had free parking, but we will chose this hotel in the future even without a rental car. Great location, and great hotel.

    « Handy »

    Rooms were clean and comfy free car park always a bonus in France staff really helpful would stay again weather wasn't good enough for the pool but a great all you can eat Chinese over the road with bars for a drink

    « Unique hotel close to the centre of NImes and easy access to major roads »

    Lovely stay, remarkably quiet location so near to major roads. Lovely pool if a little cold with alarm fitted so very safe for children. Rooms very comfortable and all furnished differently. Reception staff couldn't be more helpful. An excellent week.

    « Perfect quiet setting »

    Room with a balcony over looking the pool, 40 inch TV, fridge and free WiFi. About 15 to 20 minute walk to the arena in the town centre or 10 euros for a taxi. 20 euro taxi from airport. The hotel is clean, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable of the town and it's attractions. Lovely place to stay for a short weekend trip

    « Two Night Stay »

    Stayed here for two nights and it was pleasant..friendly staff. We came here for the ease and free parking which is very difficult to find in Nimes! We found driving in Nimes difficult and this hotel is on the ring road around the core city and was easy to find when we came into the hotel. The driveway has a sharp turn so try to locate entry signs before turning in. Hotel has a pool, a bar, and breakfast both on patio and lounge. Our room had a safe and small fridge with things you could buy.

    « Haven of peace in the provencal heat »

    We spent 2 nights at the opposite ends of a week in the area: one at the beginning of our stay and one at the end and enjoyed our cool, tasteful rooms both times. The greetings at reception were very cheerful and friendly. I loved the very French feel of the hotel and breakfast was a feast encouraging you to sample some local produces. The swimming pool though not huge provided a pleasant focus point, refreshing to the eyes. We were travelling by train so had to take taxis to travel to and from the railway station. The journey by taxi lasted under 10minutes and once we walked to the arenas in 25 minutes. A little cooler because outside the centre of town which gets really hot in the summer. A lovely place I can recommend and next time we are down there we'll stay a little longer to be able to enjoy the swimming pool properly and the wine bar next to it.

    « Quaint, peaceful with friendly staff »

    5 enjoyable nights here. Helpful, smilely staff, clean and comfortable room, a nice pool and lovely gardens with lots of seating scattered around. Very relaxing and peaceful - you wouldn't know you're near a fairly busy road.

    « Adequate for airport stopover. »

    If you have an early flight from Nimes then this is a reasonably priced stopover and fits the bill. Wouldn't really recommend for a long stay - fairly small rooms and probably a bit tired. Can't believe there is no restaurant in the hotel and as its located in a commercial area the nearby eateries within walking distance aren't great. Friendly and helpful receptionists.

    « Concert at Nimes, overnight stay »

    The visit was to see the wonderful David Gilmour, playing in the truly spectacular setting of the Roman amphitheater in Nimes. We stayed at L'Orangerie for 2 nights. This hotel is not in the city, but is a walk of around 20 minutes - NOT a pleasant walk, rather through cement suburbia. The official rating is 3 star, we say 2-3; old fashioned is fine, but this is cheap and seedy decoration - though the pool is a welcome addition. Be warned: not only it is out of town, but it is directly facing the main highway, with no trees to block the view. Ensure you have a room overlooking the pool and not the highway. Pleasant staff, basic facilities.

  • 5
    « A Little Oasis »

    A wonderful 4 nights spent at this Best Western . Lovely gardens, quiet pool area ( we were often the only ones using it ) and approx 15 min walk from town . There was free use of the jacuzzi during August. We had a standard room overlooking the carpark which was more than adequate , very quiet overnight and effective air conditioning for the hot summer . Daily maid service . The staff of this hotel contribute to my 5 star rating . We were able to check into our room early , they were incredibly helpful (finding my sons mobile behind a sofa in the lounge!) and knowledgable of the area. Also helping my son with his French pronunciation ! We didn't eat at the hotel , but enjoyed the cocktail menu. This was often served with nibbles at no charge . Nicely decor rated throughout , not the typical corporate hotel . 5 stars for fantastic value for money , we plan to return later in the year.

    « Quaint and friendly »

    The rooms were small but ok, it had air conditioning, but would rather an open window. There were no fly or security screens on the doors facing the pool area. The shower has no screen and waters the floor every time, and there is no fan so everything gets wet. It has a pool and spa and you can only get breakfast there. There is a bar for some refresments and you can sit in a garden to enjoy it. There is also a wine bar next to the motel for the wine conisuers. There are a variety of pubs and restaurants near by. No good for a family to trudge accross the road. The staff are friendly and very helpful and speak a wide range languages.

    « Small but comfortable »

    We stayed in a superior double room with a balcony and chairs overlooking the swimming pool. The hotel has free parking but is some distance from the centre of Nimes so be prepared for a 20-30 minute walk or take your car. The room and bathroom were rather small but comfortable and quiet. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast was very good.

    « Quaint and friendly. »

    Coming back to this hotel after a day of sight seeing and driving was a pleasure. The hotel is very charming with a lovely pool and green surroundings. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fabulous. The Nimes arena and old town is only a 1km direct walk. It was a pity we could only stay one night!

    « Nice hotel »

    We recently spent just one night at this hotel, chosen for its convenient location and free parking. What a delightful hotel, lovely receptionist (Anne) who couldn't have been more helpful. The swimming pool looked inviting despite being next to the main entrance of the hotel, we just didn't have time for a swim. The room was clean but I did notice the corridors and furniture were very dusty. On the whole it was a good experience and I would stay again.

    « Worst hotel ever! »

    I got sick after spending one night here. I have nothing good to say abaout this hotel and I have several experiences like this on several Best Western hotels. I think the reason I got sick was that the carpet in the room was wet (!!!). I would never bring a child to this hotel. The breakfirst was not very good either.

    « Charming, old style decoration, bathroom under equipped »

    Convenient location, 10 minutes by car from downtown and railway station Large garage Nice hotel with a pleasant pool Breakfast buffet is rather basic, My room was just Ok ( but inexpensive), but bathroom was not Ok. No curtain nor door to the bath, bathroom completely flooded aftre a shower

    « Excellent breakfast »

    Rooms were clean and adequate but hotel was a bit further from the town centre than expected and we were surprised to find there was a very loud disco that went on literally next door until 1am on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Fortunately for us we were so tired we managed to get to sleep. However the staff were friendly and the breakfast provided was excellent

    « Great place to be stuck »

    We spent 5 days here in June due to the French train strike.Everyone was very kind, helpful and understanding. We had a lovely room with a terrace leading to the pool. Stayed here in 2013. If you are ever in the area you MUST go. A good place to stay while exploring this area.

    « Best Western Nimes »

    Wonderful Front Desk Person help in very way that she could. She carried our very heavy luggage up to our rooms and then carried them back down to the lobby at check out. She also made recommendation for things to see and do in Nimes and we took advantage of her suggestions and enjoyed them greatly.

  • 5
    « BW L'Orangerie »

    We arrived there around 10 am on January 1, while it was still closed for the holiday. Yet the owners (the entire family with two little boys) were very nice to let us in and put our luggage into the storage room. When we came back in the evening the check in it took us just a couple of minutes, everything was ready. The room was very roomy, clean and its French provincial decor made it so cozy that I can't resist mentioning it. Nice modern bathroom facilities. Good Wi-Fi signal. Free parking. The hotel is 10-15 minutes from the Roman arena and the old town. They don't have an elevator but the front desk guy can help you with your luggage. It's a perfect place for a short stay and great value for the money.

    « A friendly, convenient and comfortable base near Provence »

    We needed a base from which to explore Nimes and other other centres such as Arles & Pont Du Gard and stayed for 4 nights. Free on site parking was a pre-requisite for us. The common areas such as reception, breakfast room, pool area were nicely furnished and cared for. We asked for tea making facilities in room, no problem. The room was of good size as was the bathroom. Everything worked well. The staff were friendly and helpful as was Madame the owner. The breakfast offered was quite good with eggs as a hot option. While there was no restaurant on site, 100 metres away was the choice of an Irish Pub run by a Spaniard, or a huge Pizzeria which spoilt us for choice. Both provided excellent French style pub food at a very reasonable cost after a long day out. We even managed to convince Madame to sell us one of her stylish foyer table lamps that we managed to get home in one piece

    « Charming hotel »

    We stayed one night at this hotel and chose due to free car parking and price. It is a good choice if you are driving a car as is ample onsite parking for free and the hotel is quite lovely. The rooms are slightly outdated looking but very clean and comfortable. It would be a lovely setting in the summer months with nice pool and outdoor seating. There is a little wine bar / restaurant onsite external to the main building which looked really nice although was closed for private function the night we stayed. The young man on reception was very friendly and helpful. As the hotel is a little bit away from the old town of Nimes a car may be required (unsure of the public transport availability) and it appeared that only chain/take away style restaurants available in close proximity to the hotel. Recommend staying at this hotel especially if you have a car.

    « Charming hotel, beautiful grounds, excellent service »

    We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel - a regular stop when we visit Nimes. It is old-fashioned but that is part of its charm. We found the accommodation very comfortable and clean. Some of the rooms at the back can be noisy due to road noise but the air-conditioning allowed us to be very comfortable with closed windows. The rooms are individually designed and our other rooms at the front of the hotel had a balcony/terrace. Beds were comfortable and plenty of pillows supplied. There is no restaurant but the bar is adequate and they offer a very economical, tray-served, three-course light meal, if caught hungry. The grounds are charming with a small swimming pool in the front of the house. What is most notable about this hotel are the staff. In particular, the Manager (Directrice) was wonderfully welcoming and helpful. Her staff were equally pleasant and helpful, finding answers to all our random requests for information. English and Spanish are spoken, which was helpful and we could not fault their attention and care about our comfort. I highly recommend this hotel as one outside the bustle of central Nimes, with character and excellent service.

    « Visit the arena »

    One night to visit Nimes and see the sights. Hotel 20min walk to the centre and the arena, easy to find. Parking available. Standard out of town restaurants nearby which were convenient if not excellent. Staff were very good. Room was lovely with a small terrace next to a pool. Breakfast buffet ok.

    « An oasis of peace »

    We stayed for one night in this hotel recently and really enjoyed our stay.It is a small , friendly hotel about 20 mins walk from the arena. We had a room with a terrace overlooking the swimming pool. There is a bar with outside seating. Breakfast was a substantial buffet. They do not provide an evening meal, but if like us you do not want to walk or drive into Nimes there is a wine bar sharing the grounds which does cheese or meat platters or a hot dish of the day and dessert which we really enjoyed.

    « Gross let down »

    Very disappointed - did not do what it said on the tin. Easy to find and parking very useful BUT - very tired throughout accommodation just clean but carpets left a lot to be desired. Sauna 10 euros but needed at least 1 hours notice to get it warm, 4 euros for a very small glass of red from the bar a rip off, website suggests a restaurant - the other reason for choosing this for an over night stay - not open - short walk to an awesome pizza restaurant they recommended retrieved some brownie points for the hotel Staff very pleasant fridge but no kettle in the room Poetic license rules with its website do not be sucked in I was! Expensive for what you got room 216 taps very loose had to hold main supply to turn on

    « Nice Hotel and Close to Tourist Attractions »

    Hotel booked at last minute and proved to be worthwhile stop over point. Quiet location and a short walk to tourist attractions. Would stay again as room adequate for needs and staff friendly. Not sure about food as ate out for evening meal and had breakfast while out for early walk in morning

    « Charming Hotel set in a Surprisingly quiet location »

    We chose this hotel for the location and price. The rooms are very comfortable, they have flat screen TV,excellent Wifi and a mini bar. The bathroom had a jacuzzi bath which was excellent. Separate WC and most things that were required for a stay in place in the room, including tea nad coffee etc There is no restaurant, but across the road there is a plethora of restaurants,including Chinese,Japonese,Italien and French as well as the usual fast food outlets. I ate at the Chinese Buffet (excellent) and also the Pizza place, which was really good. The is also a little Wine Bar come bistro in the grounds of the Hotel which was recommended but not tried. The out door pool looked inviting, but far too cold at this time of the Year, would definately go back.

    « Absolutely Fine »

    Reasonable location with easy walk to the main sites of Nimes. Very easy to find this hotel and there is good parking. Rooms and service good. There is not really a restaurant on site and not many near by but 10 mins walk up just one street takes you into town where there are many eating places. Good boulangerie in the shopping area across the road.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Exit Nimes-Ouest Travel toward Avignon on the right. You will find the Best Western L'Orangerie about two kilometers from the exit at the fifth roundabout on your left.