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“friendly, cosy, in top location” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Dechampaigne
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 rue Jean Lantier, 75001 Paris, France (Les Halles)   |  
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Ranked #459 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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“friendly, cosy, in top location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A very warm and friendly welcome by great reception staff, very cosy room, clean and tidy, modern bathroom. WiFi didn't really work but ok signal via 3G.
The Dechampaigne has a great feel about it and it's obviously family run with loads of attention to detail in every room and in the communal spaces. The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, very flexible (could check in 2 hours earlier and check out late without any problem), and fluent in English.
It's a typical Parisian building with rather small rooms, and, as mentioned in many other posts, a lift that fits max 2 adults. The location is pretty much ideal, a short walk to most sights, shopping and nightlife.
Altogether a great little hotel, very convenient and - considering you're in Paris - reasonably priced.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We split up our stay in Paris, so we spent two nights in this wonderful hotel, left Paris and returned for three more nights. Our room for the first two nights was on the first floor and front corner of the building. The room was small but decorated to the nines. Luckily, the bathroom was huge (for Europe) with a separate area for the toilet. There was a nice window with a flower box outside full of geraniums. The bath was a combo tub/shower. There was a hair dryer with handy 110v outlets, a swing out mirror, and a towel warmer. The towels were huge. The bedroom was clean, neat, and tight but it worked. We booked a room on the fifth floor for our return because they are a bit nicer and have balconies, with only a small bump in price. And, it was well worth it. Basically, you are on the roof so one of the walls was slanted, with heavy beams showing. Just like the other room, the walls are covered with a padded fabric. Very decorated. There was a coffee/tea tray with every thing needed for both, plus the cups and saucers were real china. Nice touch. The bathroom was big, but had a sloped ceiling with a skylight that took some getting use to. The shower only was nice but tight. Lots of counter space, and they put a single red rose on the counter. There was a small refrigerator under the counter too, stocked with various items and drinks. Both rooms were clean, quiet and neat as a pin. The hotel has a charming lobby, with a small bar space where you can sit and enjoy drinks or coffee. The elevator is tiny. Breakfast is offered, but we ate out. A beautiful circular staircase runs through the building. The staff were very helpful and nice, and spoke varying degrees of English. The river is only two blocks away and Notre Dame is about a 10 minute walk. Restaurants and Metro stops are all around the hotel. The location was perfect. The building across the street is still under renovation but it did not bother us at all. No parking is provided. Delicious candies on the front desk. They will hold your bags if you get there before check-in. We had no complaints, only praises for this hotel. Would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Some of the rooms are very small, especially in the rear of the building, and some rooms have window...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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london
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was our first stay at this hotel, we travel to Paris regularly and prefer to stay in Chatelet as it is very central and within walking distance of the Seine, Louvre, Marais and the Latin Quarter.

the hotel is tucked down a little side street. We were put on the top floor with a cute balcony. The room was the one from the website, reasonable size with an ok bathroom. heating was on high, so we had to open the window to cool the room a bit.
breakfast is buffet style and sufficient, but probably worth saving the € 13 and going to a cafe.
the walls were thin, so we heard the noisy children next door early on Sunday morning.
staff were friendly and helpful.
the bed was comfortable enough for a good nights sleep, once we removed the bolster that seems prevalent in old French hotels.
As with all Parisienne Hotels, this was not cheap, and in other cities it would be over priced for what it is, but it is Paris after all.
easy access to the Metro if walking is not your thing.

Room Tip: top floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Third time staying around this area, second time at this hotel. Ideal for Notre Dame (we actually visited it this time), The Seine and the Louvre. Close by to Le Chatelet metro.

Samll room and small shower but it's only to sleep in. Clean and tidy and free wifi.

Hopefully the building across the way will be fully renovated by our next visit, yes we would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Well located, easy walking distance of Notre Dame, the Tuileries and Louvre. Very close to Le Chatelet metro. An old building down a dark side street. A quirky building but the room we stayed in was completely quiet and very very comfortable bed. Small rooms, as is usual in Paris and decor very fussy with that weird spongy flowery wallpaper. Staff were helpful. The air conditioning was not working. That coudl be a problem in high summer. Didn't pursue it because was only there for 1 night. Room and bathroom had windows that opened on to blind wells so very very low levels of natural light.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great little hotel with location to explore Paris by metro & walk to the Louvre. We had room 502 balcony room for 1st x 2 nights & left our bags to travel out of Paris for a night. Came back to same room again & we are quite happy. A large timber beam through middle of room gives it "some character" which you must walk around. Large bathroom, fair size shower and tea & coffee facilities are an added bonus. Yes, there is construction across from our hotel, but it's not a big disturbance as you are out & exploring Paris. My 1st time to Paris & happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: Balcony room gives you some fresh air ; a cuppa in the morning out on the balcony is a bonus.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montecito, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Based on some of the reviews my wife and I booked this hotel for a brief stay in June of 2012. After struggling to find the hotel due to huge construction literally across the narrow street -- which nobody mentioned would start at 7 in the morning and continue all day -- we finally arrived by taxi. A very surely staff member was standing outside smoking. He refused to help us with our luggage. We went inside, the manager was equally unhelpful. Finally a cheery gentleman came out to help--and it turns out he was a guest!

To describe the room as a red nightmare, someone's idea of an old French bordello, would be a disservice to bordellos everywhere. Dirty, cramped, we had to crawl OVER the bed to get to the disgusting bathroom.

We had a sleepless night, the construction sounds loud through the thin walls started at the crack of dawn. When we complained we were met with indifference. We finally found a hotel across town that would take us and checked out. As a final insult we were charged for the small bottle of water the manager had given us as we waited to see if she would help us out.

Run as far away from this place as your tired legs will take you/

Room Tip: My tip is BOOK ANOTHER HOTEL! Noisy dirty rooms, small elevator, your name it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Dechampaigne

Address: 17 rue Jean Lantier, 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#226 Family Hotel in Paris
#339 Business Hotel in Paris
#482 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Dechampaigne 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Dechampaigne Paris, built in the XVIth century, is the symbol of the French hospitality tradition, with delicate French decoration and architecture a refined service.Our staff will be pleased to welcome you in French, English, Spanish, Russian, Italian and German. The Grand Hotel Dechampaigne combines a high standard of comfort and the refined service of a friendly mansion within Paris: Few steps from, the Rivoli Street, les Halles, The Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden, Concorde Square and Champs Elysees. ... more   less 
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