Pullman Montpellier Centre
What We Love
- The slick rooftop pool
- Ideal central location in the hip Antigone district
- 24-hour fitness center
- Matchless city views from Le Vertigo restaurant
What To Know
- Check-in time is 3pm
- WiFi is free
- There is an additional charge for valet parking
- Pets are permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Overlooking the Lez River–and the sparkling Mediterranean beyond–the imposing glass façade of the Pullman Montpelier is a familiar city landmark. There are 89 rooms in the 8-story uber modern hotel, the neutral color scheme broken up here and there with bold splashes of red, yellow and purple. The décor in the spacious, light-filled rooms is mid-century minimalist, with large desks, Nespresso coffee machines, and well-stocked mini bars. Bathrooms are kitted out in grey slate, with walk-in rain showers and Roger & Gallet skin products. At the hotel’s swank rooftop restaurant, Le Vertigo, choose from a first-rate menu of classic Mediterranean dishes like tuna steak with green pea flan or steak frites; or simply sip champagne on the breezy outside terrace. The state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24/7–and be sure to leave time for a sundowner or two at the sleek and salubrious Zanzibar; or pull up a chunky sun lounger and relax on the deck: the pool has eye-popping views of the Antigone district below, a neighborhood designed by world-famous Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill.
In the Area
One of the most enticing cities in the south of France, Montpelier is worth taking several days to explore. Start with an amble around The Comédie in The Old Town, an elegant 18th century square just ten minutes’ walk from the hotel. Grab a table outside Café Riche and sip a glass of Chablis while admiring The Three Graces fountain opposite. Then take in a show at the Opera House or soak up one of France’s finest collections of European art at the recently refurbished Musée Fabre. Want to escape the city? Easy–a long stretch of fine, golden sand–Plage de Carnon–is just 10 kms away.
How to Get There
Location: very good, 9 minutes by foot from the main railway station, 5 minutes – from the Place de la Comedie, 1 minute from Antigone.
Breakfast with a view: nice & rich, fresh juices and fruit, salad, cured salmon, good bread, pancakes, interesting jams and fresh honeycomb.
Room: not so big, but also not too small. Renovated, but with an exception of the doors and the air conditioning, which was working so loud, that we couldn’t sleep at night. The blankets were too warm for the summer. The thinnest “4stars” toilet paper, we’ve ever seen. Tiny windows. The old door handle got broken, but it was repaired immediately after our request. Although we put a label “Please, don’t disturb”, our room was still made and it was really annoying.
Pool: not a large one (something like 9m in length), but one can swim diagonally, especially at 10.00 o’clock, when there was nobody around. Although the bottom of the pool was sandy (plants around), the quality of the water was not bad. What was very irritating, is the fact, that there were new simple pool bar chairs just for sitting and not the sun loungers for laying, which we had seen on the site before booking. And we truly hoped to sunbathe a little bit.
Lifts: moving not evenly, with scratches on the panels and old shrunk menus on the walls.
Reception: some receptionists were sincerely friendly and professional, some wore a false smile.
Had a good stay here. The room was comfortable and a decent size with good amenities. The staff were friendly. The breakfast was excellent. The location is fine...pretty close to the railway station and also to the old town. The area is fine although walking under the railway isn't too great...Would stay here again.
Very good service and very kind people both, at the front desk and at the restaurant *Cyril and Chloe are great. Even though the room didn't have AC, hotel manager offered me the room for free. Great location and quality overall.