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Hotel de Paris

33 rue des Granges (entree pietonne), 250000 Besancon, France
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Ranked #1 of 33 hotels in Besancon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thoiry, France
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have chosen this hotel because of the high rating in Trip Advisor. I am not satisfied, mainly for two reasons: I was ill and I asked to occupy the room until 1PM instead of 12PM (i.e. only one more hour, to sleep...) but it was refused (not in a friendly way). At my arrival I was told that breakfast... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected this hotel based on its central location in Centre Ville and based on reviews on trip advisor. We were visiting our daughter who is studying French at one of the Universities in Besancon. The staff at the hotel spoke English very well but most of the shop owners and restaurant staff did not; Besancon is not a typical... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Arriving to the hotel without prior reservation, I was very lucky to obtain a standard room for the weekend. The hotel is very well and stylish decorated, while the room is a bit small for my taste, but the size didn’t really matter for I didn’t travel to stay in it. The room was very clean and tidy, neither a... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The Hotel de Paris deserves all the great ratings it receives. The rooms are fantastic and the staff very welcoming. The Polish young lady was a delight and helped with numerous questions. What a great asset to have on staff. We have been to over 40 countries and this hotel rates very high with us. Thank you from Dave and... More

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Definitively a very nice place to sleep for 1-2 nights if you stay in the area. Extremely well located, close to the Unesco world heritage citadel. Very nicely designed, both the rooms and the common parties. The staff is very friendly and the price is more than ok. We got a free upgrade. As usual, and that is nothing specific... More

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Lancs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location and the staff, especially the Polish/French speaking receptionist were first class. We picked 2 of the 4 restaurants they recommended and both were terrific. The dining room is just a wonderful place to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. The room (No 1) was a mixed bag, at the end of a short external corridor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It was TripAdvisor that took us to Hotel de Paris and what a delightful experience staying there was. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it. The building is so interesting that I wish I'd had a better grasp of French to be able fully to understand the history. The car park is secure. In fact, we left it unlocked... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Besancon and what a find this friendly hotel was. Well situated in the centre of this lovely old walled city, within walking distance to most tourist sites. Although, we recommend getting the bus to the Citadel and walking down after (not the reverse)!!!! The staff were most helpful, always pleasant and our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights, and absolutely loved this hotel. The rooms are small, but luxurious, with a decor that comes across as eighteenth century, but somehow still fresh. The staff was professional. We had trouble finding this hotel on websites and had to call the hotel itself to book - the only issue is that although... More

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14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our tour around France. To be honest most of what needs to be said has already been said. The location is spot on. I feel that the cost of €7 for parking per night is very reasonable. The car park is secure and of course very close by. The room we had... More

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Address: 33 rue des Granges (entree pietonne), 250000 Besancon, France
Location: France > Franche-Comte > Doubs > Besancon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 hotels in Besancon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the 18th century this hotel used to be a coaching inn and it represents a History lesson in itself. It was called the “Hôtel de France” and became the “Hôtel de Paris” in 1855. It was the favourite address for a large number of learned persons from the higher realms of culture and politics. Even the stones have retained the memory of Prosper Mérimée who stayed here in 1836, of Jules Michelet the famous historian, and even of George Sand and Colette the unforgettable women writers. From this prestigious place the visitor can find the most remarkable monuments and museums.It is also the starting point for nice walks in the historical town centre, hemmed in by the loop of the river Doubs.The setting gives the feeling of a lively inhabited residence where spring generates a delicious woody smell, rising up from the two inner yards, with their totally safe car parks situated at the back of the buildings. On the shaded terrace the visitor enjoys a luxurious moment of calm and can have a quiet breakfast or relax after a busy day. The view on the roof tops and on the forts which surround the town is fascinating. The sun glows into the quiet yards where the fifty rooms have been totally restored to offer a special moment beyond time. With its contemporary and ancient styles which coexist in harmony, the hotel breathes a real atmosphere of serenity. One will appreciate the particular attention paid to the comfort of the bedrooms. The cosy lounges offer original spaces to rest and meditate and the fitness room is the good idea to keep up one’s form. Two well equipped rooms allow people to organize events and conferences in very good conditions.Thanks to the young and dynamic new owners with their good elegant taste, this “hotel de charme” has become a spirited place with its three star service. It is now a jewel in the heart of Besançon. ... more   less 
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Besancon #1 Family Hotel in Besancon #2 Best Value Hotel in Besancon
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the 18th century this hotel used to be a coaching inn and it represents a History lesson in itself. It was called the “Hôtel de France” and became the “Hôtel de Paris” in 1855. It was the favourite address for a large number of learned persons from the higher realms of culture and politics. Even the stones have retained the memory of Prosper Mérimée who stayed here in 1836, of Jules Michelet the famous historian, and even of George Sand and Colette the unforgettable women writers. From this prestigious place the visitor can find the most remarkable monuments and museums.It is also the starting point for nice walks in the historical town centre, hemmed in by the loop of the river Doubs.The setting gives the feeling of a lively inhabited residence where spring generates a delicious woody smell, rising up from the two inner yards, with their totally safe car parks situated at the back of the buildings. On the shaded terrace the visitor enjoys a luxurious moment of calm and can have a quiet breakfast or relax after a busy day. The view on the roof tops and on the forts which surround the town is fascinating. The sun glows into the quiet yards where the fifty rooms have been totally restored to offer a special moment beyond time. With its contemporary and ancient styles which coexist in harmony, the hotel breathes a real atmosphere of serenity. One will appreciate the particular attention paid to the comfort of the bedrooms. The cosy lounges offer original spaces to rest and meditate and the fitness room is the good idea to keep up one’s form. Two well equipped rooms allow people to organize events and conferences in very good conditions.Thanks to the young and dynamic new owners with their good elegant taste, this “hotel de charme” has become a spirited place with its three star service. It is now a jewel in the heart of Besançon. ... more   less 
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