Very experienced UK traveller.
I booked this hotel for a very special visit on the basis of the strong reviews in Tripadvisor and the image of a well positioned and extremely quaint hotel. A huge mistake. This hotel is absolutely awful. Some of the observations I make below are in previous negative reviews - I should have paid more attention.
The staff were relentlessly disinterested and surly. They were rude to my wife on check-out but polite to me. Draw your own conclusion.
Our room was small, ugly and very poorly appointed with the dated basics of a hotel room. It was like staying in a youth hostel. There was one plug socket in the room and a standard apple charger became alarmingly hot in use. The free wifi is close to useless.
The beds were uncomfortable and the window views non existent. The room was dank and stuffy, the air con seemed either broken or disabled.
The lift was extremely small with a worryingly low max kg weight capacity whilst the stair access was poor. Goodness knows how this place passes fire regs.
The breakfast room is too small and they do not have a sensible overflow capacity. Watch the terms of your contract....they charge 13e per head (you are not told until checkout) for a below average continental breakfast. They have had the surprise breakfast charge discussion MANY times in the past, I would have expected them to have been more open on arrival.
They ordered a taxi on departure without explaining that the meter would read 10e+ on arrival, but to be quite frank we just wanted to get away.
The location is not as good as a map suggests. You can do much MUCH better for the money in Paris. The hotel, particularly the staff, ruined our visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Paris