When it comes to booking city break accommodation, the choice typically boils down to two deciding factors – price and location. While there are many who revel in the joys of five-star digs regardless, we often find it’s better to hold back and put that spare cash to use with a little fashion retail therapy.
On a recent trip to France’s fastest growing city, Montpellier, The Mercure Centre Comédie Hotel proved to be the perfect base for exploring the bustling student metropolis.
Extremely centrally located, the Mercure is a mere few minutes walk from the centre of town meaning you’re never more than a few moments from some fantastic food, superior wine and, if you’re lucky, some hilarious continental entertainment.
Although the 120 room location is designed with the business traveller in mind (with several meeting rooms, conference rooms and high-speed wifi connection throughout); the welcoming bar, “Côté Salon” restaurant lead by the Chef Christian Manolios and expansive room service menu make it no less appealing to the casual globetrotter.
Touching back on our initial point, all of the above comes in at a relatively modest price tag so you can expect to have a few extra pounds in your pocket to truly experience all the joys of the Mediterranean hotspot.
Beautiful gardens, grandeur French architecture, impressive shopping, delightful dinner locations and a stunning, sprawling, countryside just mere miles from the centre make the unassuming southern city a worthy case for the traveller fond of taking the path less travelled.
Visit the Mercure at 6 Rue de la Spirale, 34000 Montpellier, www.mercure.com or call +334 6799 8989 to book today.