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Grand Hotel Francais
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   223 Boulevard Voltaire | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #66 of 1,788 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Norfolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delightful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have just returned from a 6 night stay at the Grand Hotel Francais, The attention was exceptionally good - the staff and Zyad in particular could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and it enhanced the quality of our stay. Breakfasts were amazing - cereals, dried fruit, croissants, rolls, French sticks, cheese, ham, yogurt, fruit salad etc.

We couldn't find a safe in our room (we believe it had gone for repair) - a replacement was found the next day and we were given one night free of charge. Added to this, a bottle of wine to welcome us, and a bottle of champagne in our room on my wife's birthday - a lovely touch.

Recommendations to local eateries were excellent and close by. It was also no problem getting into the touristy areas of Paris (with expert guidance from Zyad) using the Metro.

We will definitely stay at this hotel again when we next visit Paris.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 6th floor (number 61), quiet, spacious and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 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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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Room was good - third floor facing thed. A bit of traffic noise, but otherwise fine. Comfy bed, good temperature in winter and awesome shower.
Great staff, (concierge especially!). Always welcoming and rest to help (good English!).

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sintra, Portugal
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My 3rd stay at this hotel and every time I stay here due to work and location . Over all very very good in all fronts of this hotel . Good quality beds and well looked after interiors.service very nice and so as the breakfast with some great pastries and fruits .the location is a great winner and will come back again when around

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very hard to describe how happy we were with our choice of hotel in Paris. This was our first time going to Paris so we wanted it to be special and this hotel far exceeded our expectations. I had read the reviews and tips and requested an upper room with balcony away from the lift. When we arrived we were greeted by the manager Zayid who was very friendly and spoke perfect English ( our French is not very good.) and always seemed to be there during our stay. He provided a room exactly as requested. I was not sure whether I had purchased breakfast with our room which I had not. Zayid did however provide breakfast the first morning at no charge, very nice of him. Once we reached our room we were greeted with a bottle of champagne and a lovely personal welcoming letter. The lift and the room are small but very functional, modern, and comfortable. Our first four nights there of our three week European adventure provided the best sleep possibly ever. As previous reviewers have stated the two Metro stops are very close, one at Nation with many connections and the other just a few steps away. We were very close to all the Paris attractions, great quiet location in a very nice neighborhood. There are also many good restaurants in the area. On Zayid's recommendation we tried Po.za.da's very close by. It was a fantastic French dining experience that just added to our already fantastic stay. Thank you to Zayid and everyone else that made our visit to Paris perfect.

Room Tip: A balcony room on an upper floor provides great views of the neighborhood. Well worth requesting in...
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  • Stayed October 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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Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon here and stayed at Grand Hotel Francais. It was our home for five glorious nights. Our experience with the hotel and staff was a big contributing factor to our wonderful experience of Paris.

The location of the hotel is good, being sandwiched between Metro stations and bustling neighbourhood means we are never far from the transportation hub or amenities. Site seeing was convenient and we could always “pop” back to our hotel to freshen up due to it’s central location. The hotel room is nicely maintained and nicely sound proofed. The facilities are also nicely maintained and comfortable.

We would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends. It was a sound choice which was a welcome companion for our memory of the honeymoon.

Reuben & Lynn

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevenage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Booked 4 nights as a surprise birthday trip for my wife, our first visit to Paris. Location seemed perfect, quiet part of town but with lots of bistros and bars. Two metro stations were a matter of minutes walking distance either side. We stayed in room 33 which was clean and well appointed. The hotel staff were excellent, the breakfast was fine for a continental and Paris? Well we're already doing the sums to see if we can go in the spring (November is a bit cold).

  • Stayed November 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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel was in a very convenient location right between two metro stops that took us most anywhere we wanted to go in paris. The staff was very helpful in making any dinner reservations and helping with directions or ticket attractions. They gave us a map and list of recommended restaurants in the area upon arrival. The room was very clean cute and decorated nicely. There was a Boulanger Patissier down the street at 249 Boulevard Voltaire named Le Putis D'Amour that was one of the best bakeries we had been to. We will stay here again next time in Paris.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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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 ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#78 Business Hotel in Paris
#91 Family Hotel in Paris
#147 Best Value Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Francais 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Paris
Au Grand Hotel Francais

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