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Grand Hotel Francais
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   223 Boulevard Voltaire | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France   |  
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Madison, WI area
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent value in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This hotel was very beautifully designed and super clean. The bed was very comfortable. We were in one of the larger rooms which was perfect for us (like a good size USA hotel room)! You are close to the subway which is cheap, clean transportation to the major Paris attractions. The staff was exceptional! Very welcoming and answered our questions fully about everything from transportation to restaurants and attractions. Would stay here again in the future if we made a return to Paris. Breakfast was also good! Also felt quite safe in this location.

Room Tip: Larger room was comfortable for us.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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happymanager, Manager at Grand Hotel Francais, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Mrs. Mr.

Thank you for having chosen our hotel

all your c ompliment go straight to the heart we are all very attentive to our customers stay and try to put everything in order for all of our customers pass the best stay and your comment confirms our work

thank you
Hoping to see you soon

ZYAD
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

My fiancé and I have been bowled over by this gem of a hotel. The room was cosy and inviting fitted with stylish bespoke furniture and fittings. The shower was a particular treat at the end of a tiring and cold days shopping in Paris. We were also kindly upgraded to a room with a balcony overlooking the Rue De Voltaire which made my birthday experience even more special. Breakfast in bed can be arranged on request which was a lovely selection of crusty breads, sublime cheeses, salami, pastries, jam, fresh juice (the list goes on)!
The owner Zyad and the receptionist Oceana were incredible, even when we made too much noise returning from a rowdy night out in Bastille. We recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Paris for business or pleasure.

Alek & Gayle

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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happymanager, Manager at Grand Hotel Francais, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
dear alex and Gayle

thank you for chosing our htoel and sharign your experience in our hotel

what can we say excepting thank you , it is always good to read that it give us more motivation to continue in our way

hope to see you again
warm regard
the team of the GRAND HOTEL FRANCAIS and his MANAGER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Truly a fantastic experience! The room was a tad small compared to what most Americans (myself included) are normally used to and the bathroom was just large enough to turn around in, but that's par for the course for any Parisian hotel. While the room size may not have been gargantuan, it was very modern and clean with nice touches like the built in alcove next to each pillow containing a light socket and light switch. There was also a very nice mini-fridge with complimentary waters (very nice after a day of walking!) and an iPod docking station. The hotel is within walking distance (< 0.5 mile) to several restaurants and (most importantly) a metro stop on the 9 metro line. Also very close to the Nationale station of the RER line.

Lastly and arguably one of the biggest reasons for my 5-star review, the staff were phenomenal. They upgraded our room to a Deluxe Double free of charge, were very helpful and attentive (always greeted you when you walked in and bid you au revoir when you left), and spoke English quite well (which was a blessing given my French skills hadn't been dusted off since high school). Lovely people that made our trip to Paris unforgettable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small, but very well executed rooms.
Location is decent and the staff is super friendly.
There are decent subway connections close by and we even walked to major sites 15+ minutes.
Highly recommended for a nice value well situated in Paris

Can't wait until our upcoming visit in April.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

i stayed that hotel after reading on tripadvisor.And i was very happy that all the reviews are true!The room was small but for a short stay it was ok.Room was very clean.Breakfast was ok.People who works in the hotel they were so helpful and they were allways trying to make you happy.Honestly i can recommend this hotel to everybody!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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High Wycombe
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Booked this hotel on the recommendation of other trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The hotel is close to the metro (either nation or rue des boulets) and is a an excellent place to explore Paris. Lots of nearby restaurants as recommended by the hotel and hotel staff friendly and approachable (they don't mind if you speak english). Breakfast was good and the free wifi was an additional bonus. The room we stayed in was quite small but not unexpected for Paris. Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a long weekend away. We travelled by eurostar to Paris.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

however metro right nearby - that's why good traffic connections - in every direction. Hotel room - in any case our. One came into the room and stood directly in front of the bed - you could hardly turn around. Very small closet - fits only a few parts in the 2. person lived from the suitcase - the could but not everywhere be turned off-because you are afraid of scratches on the furniture had-we were greeted by information sheet - after a suitcase on a cupboard filed had referred-thus everything on the floor-still less space. Bathroom was large and modern. Paris is always worth a trip - would however during the next visit a other district prefer

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 223 Boulevard Voltaire | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#34 Business Hotel in Paris
#72 Family Hotel in Paris
#154 Best Value Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Francais 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Its individually decorated and personalized guestrooms and suites are soundproofed and offer elegant accommodation. Each room has air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The well-equipped rooms feature contemporary decor and warm colours. The bathrooms include a massaging shower or bath. The Grand Hotel Français is situated in Place de la Nation, near Place de la Bastille, the fashionable Marais district and the lovely district near the Canal Saint Martin. ... more   less 
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Grand Hotel Paris
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