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“An Oasis in the Heart of the Left Bank” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Christine
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France   |  
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“An Oasis in the Heart of the Left Bank”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were extremely pleased with our stay at the end of September! We went over budget a bit to stay here and found it was worth every penny. We had a spacious room facing the courtyard, and I loved the roomy shower and luxurious towels. Very nice buffet breakfast and cozy honor bar off the lobby. Great access to all major attractions yet tucked away on a quiet street. We really appreciated getting our museum tickets at the concierge desk, as well as getting great dinner recommendations. Friendly staff and great service!

Room Tip: Courtyard room charming and quiet.
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  • Stayed September 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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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear madam,

This is a pleasure to read that your stay with us reached your expectations and that you were happy with your choice.
We also wish to thank you for your lovely feedback about the breakfast and bar and we are delighted that our team assisted you in your various queries.
We hope to see you again soon at Le Relais Christine for another cocooning Parisian stay!

With kind regards,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was absolutely beautiful as was the staff. From the moment we arrived (at 8:00 am), they accommodated us. We were exhausted, our room was not ready, and they were nice enough to give us a different room just to sleep in for a couple if hours. I always heard that the Parisians were rude and didn't like Americans. This couldn't be further from the truth. Everyone was wonderful. The rooms were a bit small, but that's usually the case in Europe. We did not eat in the hotel, but there were so many great cafes and restaurants literally a block away.

We WILL be returning.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear madam, dear sir,

We thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you had a better impression than the one expected in regards to the Parisian welcome!

Also, we are delighted that you could have an option to rest upon arrival: we are always doing our utmost to be as flexible as possible, according to our availabilities, so that our guests have the most comfortable start possible.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Le Relais Christine,

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a charming property on a quiet street very close to Boulevard St Germain and St Michel. We stayed in a smaller suite, which featured a spacious bedroom and small sitting area. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and our lack of French was absolutely no problem. There is a sitting area on the first floor with a well-stocked honor bar. We will definitely stay there again and I am happy to recommend them to any traveler.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Guest,

We thank you for taking the time to write this lovely comment on Tripadvisor, after your stay at le Relais Christine.

We are pleased that our team, accommodation and services suited you and hope you will come back to visit us in a near future!

With best regards,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Dear fellow travelers, this evening I returned from a three day visit to Paris. My wife and youngest son were with me to visit some dear family friends. My Parisian host suggested a lovely "inn style" hotel called Relais Christine. (I had stayed there once before and I found it near perfect.) I gladly followed his suggestion and made our reservation at Relais Christine.

The hotel is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter or 5th arrondissement on Rue Christine. The street is tiny, tranquil - like a moment of silence surrounded by one of the most lively sections of Paris. The hotel is set back from the road. The entrance is a courtyard and garden.

Upon arriving at Relais Christine we were greeted by the most lovely, elder man who made a mad dash for our oversized cases. He grabbed our luggage from us and whisked us into the quaint lobby. I was very happy to see some of the people who I had met during my brief previous stay. The hotel smells fresh, clean and sophisticated as if had just had a fine bath - no chemicals, no artificial smells.

Frank, the handsome, cool young man at the front desk welcomed us to the hotel. His English was near perfect and his effort to communicate with us was friendly and charming. While I attempt to use my limited grade school French, it was not necessary. Frank made me feel like everything was just fine.

One of little peculiarities that I just LOVE is that Relais Christine still used keys - yes keys! The key chain is key and has a lovely tassel on the end. It is so wonderfully old -school. Just like the "honor bar" in the lounge!

The rooms are so perfectly appointed. The bathrooms are new and clean. The amenities are exceptional - the soap, shampoo, etc., are made by Argan. The sheets are perfectly pressed, the turndown service exceptional.

Please do yourself a favor and book your next visit to Paris at Relais Christine. This is one of those places that you will regret having to leave and will be thinking about it in years to come.

Bon Voyage,

Colin A. Burns

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear sir,

It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are all delighted to read your enthusiastic feedback.

This is a great treat for the team to receive such compliments and we thank you all for sharing your various experiences as detailed with our Tripadvisor readers.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon on the Left Bank, à bientôt!

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stretched our budget to stay at this lovely hotel, and were so happy with the comfort and location. It is located two blocks from the Seine, just a few blocks from Boulevard St. Michel and also Boulevard St. Germain. If possible, upgrade a little. We stayed in a larger standard room, and it was very comfortable, but we would have liked a room with more windows a little higher in the hotel. The sitting room/lounge and the breakfast room are wonderful. The hotel, although in a bustling area, is on a quiet side street with its own courtyard, so very quiet and peaceful. We were celebrating our anniversary, and the hotel brought us champagne, which was such a nice surprise. This is a lovely, elegant, boutique hotel. We give it a very high recommendation.

Room Tip: The concierge was wonderful and took care of not only dinner reservations, but arranged tickets for...
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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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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear madam, dear sir,

This is a pleasure for us to read that you selected Le Relais Christine for your wedding anniversary and we are glad that your stay reached your expectations!
We thank you as well for your lovely comments about our location and services, such as our bar and breakfast rooms, we are glad the whole atmosphere of our property suited you.

We hope to welcome you again soon, do not hesitate to mention your request of a room on a higher floor to our reservations department.

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

But for a few minor details, I would rate it as "Extraordinaire".

Charming, cozy, elegant, very comfortable rooms, fine and attentive service, very well located in St Germain de Pres, great spa, wonderful private bar "de confiance".

Minor details: as with most Parisian hotels, two double beds put together make up one queen bed, and the mattresses were a bit on the soft side for me.

Other than that, top notch and great value for money.

I would DEFINITELY return and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear sir,

Thank you for the "extraordinaire" adjective, there cannot be a better one! You may mention on a future reservation that you prefer harder beds, we will do our utmost to satisfy your query.

We are delighted that you appreciated your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon,

Kind regards,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Perfect place for 2 daughters to celebrate our mother's 75th Birthday. An off the beaten path feel, yet w/in walking distance to many attractions, i.e.; Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Notre Dame,Tuileries, Saint Germain des Pres, Luxembourg Gardens and Latin Quarter. Room wasn't ready upon arrival but staff was quick to help store our luggage and also offered us an upgrade. As a party of 3 we had a duplex, but more like triplex given the stairs; 1st level loo; then 10 stairs to 2nd level living room; then 15 steps up to bedrooms. Very pricey hotel, but all of Paris is expensive, much more so since my last recent visit - i.e. 6 Euro for a small coffee/tea everywhere! Breakfast was unreasonably expensive; 30 Euro for very, very limited buffet offering. If you walk around the block to Rue Buci there are plenty of cafes. Bicycles are available or rent their smart car. Staff was great. They sent gratis a small bottle of champagne to room for my mother's b-day. A fuse blew one night, I called front desk and they sent someone up w/in minutes. Rooms very inviting. A lounge off front desk has couches/chairs and honesty bar if you choose to relax before heading to your room. If romantic, cozy, great location, friendly staff, elegant, quaint surroundings are goals- this is your place. Would stay again. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you want quiet ask for room facing courtyard.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Madam,

We are glad that you choose Le Relais Christine for your mother's birthday and that you enjoyed your stay !
We regret you could not enjoy at best the breakfast, knowing that we have made a lot of improvements and changes lately.
Thank you for mentionning the team's reactivity, we definitely do our utmost to handle problems as soon as possible, to make your stay as comfortable and luxurious as possible.

We hope to see you soon again in Paris.

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Paris
#21 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#27 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#44 Family Hotel in Paris
#218 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Christine 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais Christine, built on the foundations of a 13th-century abbey, is your Left Bank peaceful haven. Behind the gate is a cosy world and an ambiance of fine antiques. The 51 guest rooms and suites, all individually decorated, are stylish comfortable, some of them with a private terrace on the garden. Enjoy a peaceful haven in the garden or unwind after a day of sightseeing in the hotel’s spa with Carita treatments. ... more   less 
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