Baudon de Mauny
- Style Château in the city
- Setting Old Montpellier’s narrow streets
This centuries-old townhouse in the heart of Montpellier somehow condenses the palatial dimensions of a country château into a five-bedroom city-centre boutique hotel. Spread over two floors, Baudon de Mauny's sprawling bedrooms couple period features and ornate 18th-century plasterwork with Cole & Son wallpapers, swish modern furniture and a cutting-edge sense of style.
Need to know
- Rooms Eight, including two suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $199.70 (€145), excluding tax at 7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast, €15.
- Facilities Library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD, iPod dock, bottled water. Note the Gypserie does not have a TV in the room, but one is available to borrow.
- Check–out 12 noon, but flexible, depending on bookings. Check-in is between 4pm and 8pm, unless with prior arrangement.
Children Welcome in ground-floor suites Les Papillons and Les Pavôts. Babies can stay free in cots; extra beds are €40 for children up to 15. Babysitting can be arranged a week in advance for €15 an hour.
- Also Non-smoking throughout. Two-night minimum stay (one-night stays are possible, but incur an extra €50 charge).
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Junior suite Les Gypseries has a mammoth-tubbed bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows and walk-in wardrobe; a hand-carved bucolic scene and faux-fur bedspread may sound rustic, but it’s all swag-free and minimal. The two suites on the ground floor, Les Papillons and Les Pavôts, are ideal for long stays or family visits, since they share a full kitchen. Look out for Cole & Son wallpaper that inspired the rooms’ names, for example: the flamingoes in superior double Les Flamants Roses.
- Packing tips Some kind of flagstone-friendly footwear – flip-flops in summer, or slippers in winter.
- Also Built in 1777 and named after its first owner, Baudon de Mauny has been in the same family for seven generations.
Food and drink at Baudon de Mauny
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant, but group dining (for a minimum of six) can be arranged at weekends: Provençal or French, according to your whim.
- Dress code Comfortable cashmere loungewear, in which to sprawl, wineglass in hand.
- Top table In the main room, the red sofas in front of the stone fireplace are ideal for savouring an aperitif.
- Room service An honesty bar in the main lounge is as near as Baudon de Mauny gets to room service.
- Hotel bar Soft drinks are provided free, and staff will serve wine and champagne on request.