Not as nice as it looks in the photos
Posted Jul 13, 2012
The hotel is conveniently located in that it is next to the D612 and close to shops but is otherwise not in a nice location. There are no elevators but the hotel just has two storeys. The room is basic and very small, as is the bathroom. I found it off-putting that the shampoo bottle in the bathroom was half empty with the lid just perched on top and not screwed on. I don't mind if the bottles are refilled in fact I think it is great to re-use, but it just seemed as if it was left by a previous guest. There are two discos nearby and we could hear them from the room until very late at night. The breakfast was good, with various meats, cheeses, pastries, bread rolls, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, juices, coffee and tea. For us the saving grace was the lady at the front desk as she was extremely nice and sold us some cold beer upon arrival! It is okay if you are just passing through but we recommend spending a bit more money and staying somewhere nicer. The hotel we stayed in after called "Les Dunes" was not too much farther (30 minutes drive in Marseillan Plage) and we regretted not going there immediately instead of staying in Villeneuve-lès-Béziers. Right now we are in a Best Western that costs a little more than the Hotel Balladins but is much better. All in all, a pretty sunset in the background does not a good hotel make!