About this listing
Right in the heart of Montpellier our comfortable one bedroom flat has been totally modernised to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment. The roof terrace with wonderful rooftops views is an added bonus! Tram system within walking distance.
Delightful spacious apartment right in the centre of the Ecusson (the heart of Montpellier). It is on the second floor of a period building very near the Prefecture and the Arc de Triomphe. The apartment was extensively modernised two years ago and has both air conditioning and heating. There is a lovely roof terrace overlooking the cathedral and rooftops. Despite being in the centre, the area is very quiet.
The Ecusson area is basically pedestrianised and so very little - if any - traffic. Montpellier has an excellent public transport system as well as a well organised bike hire network over the whole city.
There is a wide range of restaurants and plenty of cafes and bars close by - and all the shops are within easy walking distance. There is a great street market on a Saturday morning within 200 yards.
The apartment is close to all the attractions of Montpellier - and also of course close to the beaches that are accessible by the new tram line.
Interaction with Guests
If I am not there my friend Adel will meet guests and take them to the apartment to show how everything works - he speaks English, German, Spanish, Arabic and of course French. He has great local knowledge and is happy to give you tips on restaurants etc. There is a folder in the flat that provides information on local attractions etc.
The centre of the city is a vibrant and colourful environment with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Despite being right in the centre of the city this the apartment itself is quiet! I love being able to get up in the morning and just wander down to the local boulangerie to buy a baguette or croissant!
Montpellier has a superb public transport system and a great bike hire network.
The apartment is absolutely a non-smoking environment! All windows have wooden shutters and when not in the apartment it is best to keep these closed. Apart from that there are no real 'house rules' apart from the obvious ones of respecting your neighbours as you would hope they will respect you. The plants on the balcony like some water from time to time - as do those in the courtyard downstairs!!
I also of course expect you to respect the flat and its contents. I love the apartment and expect it to be treated with care and respect. Occasionally some things can get broken but if they do please either replace or leave appropriate money to replace..... If you use any of the household goods and they run out please replace them.
There is air conditioning and heating - same system ('reversible'). PLEASE do not leave on all the time as it is very expensive to run!!!!!
We made arrangements with Emil to meet at 3 PM on our day of arrival. We arrived about 5 minutes late and he was there waiting for us. He oriented us and made us feel at him. He was easy to communicate with since he must check his email frequently .
This apartment is one of the best places we have ever stayed in! It is excellently located, was very clean when we moved in, is amazingly quiet. We were told that we could use the food that was there, and we did so--replacing most of it.
The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and everything worked (except that there were some short wifi blackouts). The bed is comfortable. The price is much lower than we might expect.
We honored the request to be careful with the air-conditioning--but it was certainly nice to come home after a hot day to the comfort of a home that cooled off quickly.
We have nothing negative to say about this wonderful airbnb site!
Nous avons énormément apprécié notre séjour chez Geoff, l'appartement est magnifique, très bien équipé et décoré avec beaucoup de gout.
Geoff est un hôte très attentionné, nous avons dégusté avec plaisir, sur la terrasse ( vue sur les toits géniale), la bouteille de rosé bien fraiche laissée à notre attention. L'appartement est très calme bien qu'il soit situé dans l'hyper centre de Montpellier.
Le week-end a été extraordinaire, bateau, plage, Carré Mer, petit-déjeuner sur la terrasse....
Un grand merci également à Adel pour son accueil, sa bonne humeur, sa disponibilité, ses conseils.
+++ la clim qui nous a permis de dormir durant ce très très chaud week-end
The apartment was perfect in a perfect location. The pictures did not do it justice. Geoff who we did not meet was still so helpful and Adel who we did meet was so very lovely and gave us great restaurant recommendations. Thank you!
Geoff's apartment is superb and in a great location, right in the heart of the old town. You couldn't ask for a better location. We loved the garden terrace. The apartment is very well appointed and as described on the airbnb website.
It was an absolutely pleasure to rent this appartment for a week. Everything is very nice and the service of the host is very well. Thank you Geoff and Adel for hosting us and I'm sure we're gonna meet again.
Greetings from Germany
Nicolas and Juhan
The light and airy apartment is central located in the old town of Montpellier, very quiet surroundings day and night, also during favourite stays at the sunny roof terrace equipped with blossoming plants, having every day outside breakfast and lunch, surrounded by original old roofs.
The equipment of the apartment is identical like the stated description and the pictures and is decorated with excellent taste.
Geoff and Adel were very kindly and helpful - because of little problems in the beginning with WIFi we got emedially response by SMS.
At all we totally recommend this excellent apartment!
PS: You'll get a better rate for car parking if you change the ticket from the beginning to a ticket for the whole time you want to use the parkingplace (for example at nearby "Parking des Arceaux": 1 day = 13,10 €, 5 days = 29 €, 10 days = 42 €).
Description and reality correspond: The cosy quiet flat invites to relax and feel at home in the heart of a charming town. The owners are most friendly and easily accessible, the amiable go-between Adel is helfpul sur place. The wish to return is set.
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About the Host, Geoff
Recently left full time work as a College Principal and live mostly in London where I have a beautiful riverside flat available with great views from the balcony. I still work quite a lot and have major interests in the theatre, ballet, opera, travel and food!!
I also have an apartment in the centre of the lovely French city of Montpellier, also listed on airbnb.
Both places I view as my homes and wish to see them respected as such! I live with my partner Richard who is a graphic designer.