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Reviews of Citotel Sphinx - Hotel 3 stars

19, Bd Marre-Desmarais, 26200 Montélimar, France

#3 of 18 hotels in Montélimar

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Review score

Based on 563 hotel reviews

9.0

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.3

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    9.5

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    8.6

  • Free WiFi

    8.6

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  • Reviewed: 23 September 2018

    10
    Lovingly Maintained Period Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!

    This place is perfect: gorgeous, quiet, and the staff quite willing to speak English. Our room was a good size and solid—not creaky—dark, and had plenty of outdoor ventilation. At night, the air conditioner worked well and quietly. The bed did not have a heavy comforter (common in Europe) but a simple sheet and woolen blanket. The lighting was beautifully soft but bright bedside reading lights were also provided. The bathroom was ample in size and equipped with great lighting and water pressure. The reception and breakfast areas we gorgeous. This place is a gem!

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2018

    7.1
    The location is close to the city center, practical parking...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We booked a triple room, it had one double bed and one single bed. The single bed was extremely uncomfortable and the air conditioning blows directly on it.

    The location is close to the city center, practical parking available. Intimate property, well kept.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2018

    10
    Splendid high quality hotel in ideal location
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Very modern, clean hotel furnished to a high standard and set back in a quiet courtyard in central Montelimar. Spacious car park which meant we had lots of room to build our bikes, plus there is on site cycle storage.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    10
    Quirky and charming hotel offering the best of French hospitality.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sorry, I can think of nothing about this hotel which was unsatisfactory. We stayed for one night in several hotels on our way down through France and this was easily the best.

    Absolutely charming hotel fantastically located. Staff friendly and helpful and breakfast simple but elegant and more than adequate.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    9.6
    Friendly and helpful staff, clean room, nice building, calm...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The building is very nice and charming but there is no elevator

    Friendly and helpful staff, clean room, nice building, calm and very close to train station(5min walk)

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    9.2
    Nice hotel at the centrer of the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathtub seemed not be cleaned so that we used only shower.

    Stayed with my 2kids. The hotel located on a main street and just in front of a nice park. The hotel was well cleaned.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    9.2
    Great "stop over" hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing about the accommodation we didn't like. But, Montelimar itself was a little disappointing and is suffering, as with many old French provincial towns, with the regional and national decision to support out of town shopping centres rather than the individual small shops in the old centres. Therefore numerous empty shops in the historical centre.

    Beautiful building and setting in central Montelimar. Helpful and friendly owners and staff. Quiet location but very central. Good "stop over" hotel.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2018

    9.2
    Good value in the middle of town with parking on site.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    As someone else commented they offer only paper cups for the tea/coffee making facility and no milk/creamer. OK for French guests; maybe they don't see many UK visitors. No water glasses either. But these are minor inconveniences - this is a nice place to stay.

    Friendly welcome extended to us and our dog, comfortable bed, bathroom actually had a bath, parking in the courtyard, breakfast OK at the price. Internet worked fine eventually although logging on was quite a performance. We found Montelimar fairly unremarkable but this hotel is very pretty and situated right in the middle - with parking. No restaurant but there are several very close to the hotel and the proprietor's recommendation resulted in a good dinner.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2017

    10
    A charming vintage hotel with competent and friendly staff.
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I liked everything!

    The man at the night desk gave us the ground floor room when he realized the 2nd floor would be a problem for my friend who is slightly disabled. He was most kind. Also he offered some good restaurant recommendations.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 November 2017

    8.3
    Super location, in the heart of the town, with an internal...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Super location, in the heart of the town, with an internal courtyard. Charming old style, but with super-modern bathroom and very good Wi-Fi. Helpful staff. Bicycle storage provided.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2017

    9.2
    We travelled with a van and the staff were very helpfull...
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We travelled with a van and the staff were very helpfull with parking ensuring we could get out and in easily among the other cars. Excellent English too which makes things easier.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2017

    10
    Loved it. 5/5 for the Sphinx, Montelimar, and the wonderful dog friendliness, and great walks.
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was all perfect. Maybe a small fridge in the room.

    This place is really a little gem. I knew nothing of Montelimar, other than nougat, but it fell in well with the break down of our driving days, as a stopover. HOtel easy to find with sat nave, and a wonderfully large, safe car park in the hotel forecourt, with tall iron gates locked at night. Large parking spaces, above ground, and none of the horrors I have previously experienced with French car parks and a large car, such as ultra tight spaces, sharp 908 corners, 32 point turns etc. Just park and relax. Monsieur at the desk was very friendly and pleasant with good English. My room was lovely - big, clean, delightful small balcony and a great ensuite bathroom, all immaculately clean. Comfortable bed, safe, everything you need. Now I was travelling solo with my dog. I felt very safe. Just outside the hotel gates you enter a world of pavements cafes. Plane trees, and a fabulous market in a large park just across the very quiet road. Montelimar is fabulous for dogs. Apart from the park across the road for last minute night time ablutions, there is a fabulous and pretty river side walk. Turn right out of the hotel, and walk about half a mile till you come to a bridge over the river. On the tight side of the bridge there are steps down from the bridge to bank level. Here there is a very long, several km, wide grassy river back area, perfect for letting your dog off the lead, dash in and out of the shallow slow moving river, and have a fabulous leg stretch, particularly if this is a stopover on a journey with a lot of car time. Stopping at those aires every 2 hours is a poor substitute for a proper walk. The weather was hot, but there is plenty of shade by the river. Montelimar is a really pretty little place with beautiful old, well preserved classics French architecture. Dozens and dozens of pretty outside cafes and wine bars. And all, including the hotel, so wonderfully dog friendly.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    9.2
    Very comfortable, air conditioning makes a big difference
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Great air conditioning. Room & hotel very quiet, secluded in such a central position, just a few minutes walk to everything eg restaurants, shops, park, train station. Very good breakfast. Perfect for our needs, a one night stopover.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    9.6
    Great location, beautiful building, super comfortable and well appointed rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi was intermittent and slow (1st floor) Paper cups and no milk for tea/coffee

    The welcome from the owners, parking off road in hotel courtyard with security cameras (we were on a motorcycle), the property is beautifully presented and maintained. The bed was extremely comfortable - linen beautiful and crisp. Bathroom large with separate toilet. Bath with shower over. Breakfast was simple but beautifully presented and fresh produce. We ate in courtyard which was nice. The location is superb with many restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. Air conditioning great. Quiet and peaceful. Thoroughly recommend.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    10
    Would like to have stayed longer, we only had one night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing.

    An excellent location in the center of town, lovely court yard for parking. The room was air/con and clean . The decor of the room and bathroom was in very good taste. We also had a balcony which overlooked the lovely court yard. Buffet breakfast was of good quality and set in the court yard or inside. Very friendly people. Excellent value for money.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    9.6
    A Real Gem.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Being picky but China cups in the room for tea and coffee rather than the paper cups provided - likewise glass in the bathroom rather than plastic.

    Excellent location in the middle of town but gated with a courtyard that provides safe and convenient parking. Also very peaceful. Owner very obliging offering us a choice of rooms on arrival also helpful in recommending restaurants/directions etc. Room nicely furnished with comfortable bed. Spotlessly clean. Very good breakfast. My wife and I had spent several nights in Switzerland staying at so called "luxury" hotels that, in our view, represented very poor value for money. The Sphinx Hotel was, by a long way, the nicest and best run hotel we stayed in over the course of our journey to the south of France.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 April 2017

    10
    The hotel is in the town centre but is set back off the road...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to report

    The hotel is in the town centre but is set back off the road, so you cannot here any noise. The hotel has a courtyard that you can park in for €5 per night. It is locked at night so your car is secure. The staff are so polite and friendly. The room and bathroom is immaculately clean. The bed sheets crisp, and the bed firm and comfortable. The buffet style continental breakfast had a lot of choices. This hotel is beautifully French which makes a pleasant change from the usual commercial hotels. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and a visit to Montpelier.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2016

    10
    A gem in Montelimar!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    This is a gem of a hotel with off street parking in a small inner courtyard. The room was large with plenty of electrical outlets, and in our room the toilet was separate from the sink and shower, which is very handy. This was not the case in our friend's room, but they had a charming little balcony off of their bathroom. The staff was very helpful and the entire place is clean and well maintained. They don't have an elevator, but it's only two stories, so not a problem. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and plenty of sights within driving distance. Highly recommended!!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2016

    10
    A lovely surprise! We immediately booked our return stay in Montelimar one week !later!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Convenient location (arrived by train--a short walk, even with luggage!), quiet room, non smoking hotel, sense of place , cordial welcome, and a good breakfast! Excellent value as well.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2018

    10
    Very nice and comfortable, also good parking right next to the hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Very nice french style hotel on a nice location near several restaurants

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2018

    10
    Pleasant family hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Pleasant family hotel. Excellent situation.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2018

    7.1
    Breckfast very popor.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breckfast very popor. We have to pay parking

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2018

    10
    Perfect for a short stay wirh young children
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Brilliant location

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2018

    6.7
    My room was very small
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    My room was very small

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2018

    9.6
    Friendly/helpful people
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Friendly/helpful people Nice location in the center of Montélimar Beautiful and attractive building

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2018

    9.2
    A very good overnight stay for us as we`ve stayed there before and would stay there again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A lift, as we were on the second floor.

    Excellent breakfast sitting in the courtyard. Good position in the heart of the town. very comfortable room.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2018

    8.3
    Nice place
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice place and friendly staff speaking many langages

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    7.1
    On-site courtyard parking (worth the extra cost).
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    On-site courtyard parking (worth the extra cost). Quiet despite being just off a main street, very convenient for bars/restaurants.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    9.6
    Good location great rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location great rooms. The photos don’t do the hotel justice. Exceeded my expectations

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2018

    10
    Enjoyable stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Comfortable quiet rooms and very well located. Nice breakfast Cycle storage.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    8.8
    Great overnight stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Coffee cups and spoons in room instead of small paper cups would be nice

    Lovely room

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    9.2
    Nice small hotel in the center of the city
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    Fantastic rooms in the center of Montelimar. Nice breakfast. It was easy to park the car at the hotel.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2018

    10
    Coming back. Will be our favorite stay on our way to the Rivera
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect situation. Outstanding service

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2018

    10
    lovely place .
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    nothing

    EVERYTHING

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2017

    9.6
    the central location, typical lfrench hotel, good parking,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    every thing was perfect

    the central location, typical lfrench hotel, good parking, good place outside for breakfast

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    9.6
    Central and cosy
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice and central and walking distance from the station.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    10
    Across the street from the Park.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Quiet and convenient. It's located in the center of things but in a quiet courtyard.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2017

    8.3
    No elevator
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No elevator

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    8.8
    Super location with secured parking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Super location with secured parking. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    10
    A night in Montelimer
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent location and with good parking. Very nice bedrooms and super bathroom. Friendly owners. Breakfast worth getting up for.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2017

    10
    The room was very nice and spacious and the staff were all...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was very nice and spacious and the staff were all great.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2017

    10
    Great hotel right in the mainstream of montelimar.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Small elegant hotel cosy feel about it, clean breakfast very good.😁

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2017

    7.5
    great place to stop for a night
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    bad coffee

    private parking, great staff, breakfast (except coffee)

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2017

    8.8
    Great location with onsite parking
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good breakfast

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2016

    10
    A lovely stop off after a long journey which fully replenished us. Thank you!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bed was comfy!!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    10
    Perfect stay in the heart of Montelimar
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location and secure parking

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    9.6
    Superb hotel situated in a courtyard (with parking) in a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Superb hotel situated in a courtyard (with parking) in a very central part of town. Lovely quiet room. It was a real pleasure to stay there.

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 30 March 2016

    10
    the hotel is on a lovely provencale boulevard and set in a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the hotel is on a lovely provencale boulevard and set in a quiet courtyard. it is 5 minutes walk from the centre of town. We had a beautiful room in the renovated annex and it was very quiet. we stayed here on a stopover but plan to return and spend some time here exploring the surrounding area.

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2015

    9.6
    Great location ( once you found it!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Terrible to find! even locals couldn't help much! On the description of location it would help greatly if they just quoted 'between café ( and name) and nougat shop' or similar just so one can find the entrance.. Once found however it was great!

    Great location ( once you found it!) nice staff .....nice overall feeling comfortable and with character

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2015

    10
    An oasis in Montelimar.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    An oasis in Montelimar. We had a quadruple room, spacious and comfortable with air conditioning. Recommended for a night's stop over to the south of France.

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2016

    10
    Staff was helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Method of internet acces is not so user friendly.

    Staff was helpful and friendly. Very secure parking place. Clean room.

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2016

    10
    Good location with very secure parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good location with very secure parking

  • Reviewed: 2 December 2015

    9.2
    The location is great,walking distance from the city center...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The location is great,walking distance from the city center and train station. The breakfast buffet was very nice

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