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Hotel Francois 1er

4.0 of 5 7, rue de Magellan | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have mentioned it's a brilliant location, just 100m to Metro and Champs Elysses. All staff are friendly and helpful, reasonable rates for location. Breakfast is ok with an emphasis on continental meats, cheeses and breads and pastries. Rooms are fine, could be improved with tea and coffee facilities however tea is only €5 in the bar, compared to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the location is good the rooms are small and crowded. However what annoyed us most about the hotel was the sense of chaos about it. None of the staff seemed to have been told that our room was occupied and kept on barging in, the television did not work and needed several visits to be fixed and the manager... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen our hotel for your stay and I sincerely apologize for all inconveniences you faced during your stay. Also I apologize the fact that I haven't received any email from you. My address if direction@hotel-francois1er.fr and please don't hesitate to contac me. We are renovating rooms at the moment so it definetely... More 

Lebanon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a very well located hotel in the heart of champs elysees area!a very classic french hotel with great staff and very polite.though rates are little bit high,but comparing to other places with same options,it is a good choice.what i respect in french hotels ,is the politeness and how great help they can be.will stay again sure there.

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind comments on TripAdvisor and for having chosen our hotel for your Paris visit. We do our best to make our clients feel like home and our location is faboulous to explore the city. Thanks again! We sincerely hope to welcome you next time and we all wish you a wonderful spring... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were excited to find this hotel and even more excited to stay there. I love that it was small and personable. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. It was so close to Champs Elysees but so quiet. We couldn't hear anything outside or from other guests. It was nice to have breakfast taken care of each morning also. I... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Amy C, First of all thank you so much for having stayed with us and furthermore having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. We are always so pleased to read that our guests were happy and well taken care of during their whole stay. We all wish you a wonderful spring time and hope to see you soon again! Kind... More 

Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This hotel is just charming. We have stayed here five times in the past three years and every time we return it only gets better. Ashmi,the GM,has now become part of our family. The front desk as well as all the staff are amazing. The rooms are lovely and the newly remodeled ones are beautiful. They are small but wonderful.... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Karen B, First of all thank you so much for beeing regular guests in our hotel and for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor. We are so happy that you like our property and we all are looking forward to seeing you soon again. Have a wonderful spring time and kind regards Alain Lagarrigue General Manager More 

Brussels, Belgium
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Perfect location at 200 meter distance from the Champs Elysées and the Metro. Kind hospitality. Clean. Small rooms but nicely decorated. One negative point: shower is not working well. No thermostatic valve so watertermperature is not stable. Very good breakfast with nice buffet. Good rice quality ratio. To be recommended.

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Paris. We are so glad that you liked the hotel and our service. We sincerely apologize for the shower. We are renovating the hotel at moment so this problem should be solved. We all wish you a wonderful year 2015 and hope to see you... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Wonderful, personal friendly staff. Very clean, personable nice hotel. Nice decor. Very convenient location to Metro George V (easy to transfer to any part of Paris), Champ Elysee & Arc Triomphe. If you like high-end shopping, this is your hotel (Louis Vutton & Armani next door. Hermes on the other side of George V). Staff is very accommodating & helpful... More 

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KepplerManager, Directeur général at Hotel Francois 1er, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Happy New Year to you! Thank you so much for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Paris. We are glad that you liked your visit. We have taken good note of everything that you suggested. Our guests always give us great ideas for new things. We hope to welcome you again next time. Kind regards Alain... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i had a blast staying in this cozy hotel , i loved everything about it and it wasn't my first time it was my third time accommodation in francois premier the rooms are very warm and cozy french style and very clean and tidy i recommend this hotel to everyone here

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our 3rd stay at this cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Paris. Excellent service (a special thanks to Stephanie) warm comfortable rooms (lucky enough to get an upgrade) all within 2 minutes walk of the Champs Elysees. Can't beat it, we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I picked this hotel because of the location. The staff were very helpful and friendly. One day, we skipped breakfast because we had to leave early for the Loire valley, they packed sandwiches for us to go. We needed hot water at night, and it was brought up to the room, we also received chocolate in the evening. Overall I... More 

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Address: 7, rue de Magellan | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois 1er 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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