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“A Very Special Boutique Hotel” 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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Nashville, TN
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“A Very Special Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for five nights this past October. From the doorman to the reservationist to the conceirges everyone was a delight to work with. When we got out of the taxi the doorman warmly greeted us and we walked thru a courtyard where the complimentary bikes were located, to the double door entrance. Our room was updated in a modern french design of black and white which was wonderful and faced the small quiet street and even with the windows open noise was not a factor. The mattress was quite hard but when I mentioned this to the front desk they immediately had housekeeping put a comforter on the mattress for added comfort. The breakfast area along with the spa is located in the basement which is all white stone. You do have the choice of the breakfast buffet or ordering off the menu. Off the main entrance is the living room/lounge. It seemed that everyone meet here before dinner and shared stories over their favorite beverage. Although they do not have a bar there is a honesty bar offering something for everyone.

My husband and I renewed our vows in Paris for our 25th anniversary and the hotel went above and beyond from a hair appointment to flowers to the use of their private gardens. They made memories that will last a life time. The location on quiet street in the Left Bank gave us many options for resturants, shopping and outside cafes for coffee and all the wonderful desserts. I would not think twice about staying here again so go ahead and book with confidence!!

  • Stayed October 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, December 27, 2012
Dear madam,

This is a pleasure for us to have welcome you for your 25th anniversary at Le Relais Christine and we are glad that your queries were satisfied so that it could be a perfect moment !

You indeed stayed in one of our renovated rooms and we are delighed that you appreciated the style chosen by our designer, Bambi Sloan.

We hope to welcome again soon and the whole team joins me to wish you wonderful end of the year festivities.

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I first stayed at the Relais Christine in 2010 when he proposed to me so we had very happy, romantic memories of the hotel. Our second visit did not disappoint, it was wonderful! It's such a gorgeous, charming hotel. It's what you dream Paris will be. Our room (72) had a little flight of steps, wooden beams, a little sitting area with windows that looked out onto rooftops and the Eiffel Tower in the distance. We could have quite easily stayed in our room for the entire stay!

As soon as you walk onto the property from you feel like you're in an oasis of calm and understated luxury. The staff are friendly, helpful and always smiling. The lounge is beautiful, full of paintings, sofas that you don't want to move from and an honesty bar which makes you feel at home.

The hotel is perfectly situated for exploring St. Germain, the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame, Pont Neuf and you can be by the river in just a minute.

We didn't get around to using the spa but now we have the excuse to come back another time. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, it really is what I always dream Paris will be.

Room Tip: Room 72 is wonderful. You feel like you're living in the eves of a Parisian house (a very luxur...
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  • 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 27, 2012
Dear madam,

This is a pleasure for us to read that Le Relais Christine was part of such special occasions in your life and we thank you for all the lovely comments made on our team, atmosphere and services.

We hope to remain your favourite romantic address in Paris and to welcome you again soon!

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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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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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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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:
#10 Spa Hotel in Paris
#20 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#30 Family Hotel in Paris
#34 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#208 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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