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Hotel Napoleon

9 Rue Grande, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Fontainebleau
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My Dad and I stayed here for a night when passing through Fontainebleau. It's a relatively nice hotel, but rather run down. I'd recommend it only if the prices seem particularly attractive versus other hotels in the same area. The location is good, because it's right downtown and only a five-minute walk from the Chateau. There are several decent restaurants... More

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Augusta, GA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The staff is friendly and helpful. However the reception lady did not tell us that we needed cash (coins) to pay for the train we took to Paris, they do not honor foreign credit cards in the train station, tool booths nor parking meter maids. The communal areas towards the back of the hotel were very shabby; there is a... More

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Tannum Sands, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Warm & welcoming reception, a short stroll to all the sites, good parking at a reasonable price. We ventured into the back streets for dinner, a fun experience as we found the street with the traders, fish market, butcher, fruit & vegetable and of course the wonderful cheese shops all encaptured in the old city atmosphere. The hotel certainly has... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Located opposite of Fontainebleu, you won't find a hotel any closer but this hotel is old and tired. Our room (junior suite) faced the inner courtyard but the rooms lacks character, carpet is stuffy, bathroom dated and the bed looked like a DYI bed. We skipped breakfast and headed to the grand cafe at the corner; they serve a simple... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

If you wonder why it is called Hotel Napoleon, do not think it is because of Fontainebleau. It is simply that the rooms are tiny and the so called double beds are single beds. Just like the diminutive French tyrant. Corridors are filthy, rooms smelly. Do not get trapped by the lobby. Everything is simply appalling.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. The en suite room was clean, warm, and well-equiped although the bath was to short for me (6'2"). Breakfasts excellent. Didn't have an evening meal so can't comment. The staff were unfailingly friendly and obliging - my party had to be up at 5 one morning to attend a sporting event and the manager made sure... More

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights, so time enough to get to know The Napoleon. I think I was probably a bit unlucky. The room was very small, and lighting poor so always felt a bit dark and dingey. The heating was a bit all or nothing, and the only remedy for a very hot room was to fling the windows open!... More

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Fontainebleau, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Perfectly placed. Underground parking at 10 EURO 24HRS... Driving back from Chamonix in a continual blizzard...found the p[lace by accident. The hotel is rather worn...but clean and warm...food is good..staff friendly...will stop here again as it is much nicer than Paris.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great and convenient location in Fontainebleau - 3 mins from the Chateau, 10 mins from INSEAD. The reception is bright and modern. Was here with extended family - grandma down to grandkids - so had 3 rooms for the family. Dated rooms but clean and neat. One concern was the layout very loopy corridors and lifts don't get to floors... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The hotel has a nice front, a nice lobby and a reasonable restaurant and bar. However, for some 160 euros or even mores the rooms are a letdown. All the items you would need are there in some fashion, but it does not really add up. There is a coffee maker. Spare wall plugs are hard to find, however, making... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Napoleon

Also Known As:
Napoleon Hotel Fontainebleau
Address: 9 Rue Grande, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Seine-et-Marne > Fontainebleau
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Fontainebleau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegantly restored 19th-century traditional charm with garden - Near castle and forest, 45 min from airport. ... more   less 
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