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“Small, but perfectly formed in ideal location” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel des 3 Poussins
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 rue Clauzel, 75009 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #310 of 1,792 Hotels in Paris
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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“Small, but perfectly formed in ideal location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The 3 star rating is accurate but more than compensated for by the cleanliness of the room, friendly and very helpful staff and convenient location. The room was on the front of the building but noise was not an issue. Bathroom was tiny and little room to move around the bed but this doesn't matter when the aim of the stay is to experience Paris, not to sit in the hotel room. 2 minute walk to Saint Georges metro station, uphill (very uphill!) stroll to Sacre-Coeur and Montmartre. If you're as kiwi or an aussie looking for a proper coffee, look no further than Kooka Boora Cafe where you'll find a great flat white and only 2 minutes from the front door of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I possibly got the cheapest room (1st floor), but one thing is cheap and another is broken. The wardrobe's door hang on 6 hinges, of which 3 were actually loose; the curtain is transparent, and it is not exactly comfortable to shift clothes in the evening. The Wifi is for pay (4 € for 24h, 2 € for 3h), which always irks me (I'm sure providing warm water costs them more than the router, but you don't pay extra for it!), but in addition their provider is sketchy and refuses to accept the given password about 5 times, after which it inexplicably works, and fortunately keeps going until you log off.
The key is old-style, with an heavy keyring that you need to hand in at the reception, not a standard keycard.
The bathroom sink's lower cover for the plumbing had not even been shoved into place (did it myself!).
The room is really, really tiny, and the largest free area is behind the entry door (because it has to swing there).
There is a single power outlet, so my mobile and laptop had to take turns charging.
The stairwell feels uneven, some steps are noticeably tilted.
The neighbourhood is a bit dark, but does not feel dangerous at night. A man decided to reorder his presumably jumbled-up privates outside my window, though, to the point he took his pants off.
The windows are not soundproof, and while car traffic is necessarily light in such a small street, you can hear the banter outside.

Some positive notes: there is aircon and it works, there is an excellent sushi restaurant up the road, the bed is comfortable and the personnel is nice and speaks good English (not always guaranteed in France, I experienced).
Cleanliness is also ok.

It may be a good choice if you want a cheap central place to sleep and don't plan to spend any time at the hotel. If you need to do any work, either pay more or get away from the centre.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Cosy if some what small hotel. Very happy with our stay and the hotel manager was very friendly and helpful. Rooms small but clean. Would have been good to have some basic tea and coffee facilities in the room. The wifi is not free and did not actually work in our room which was a bit of a pain.
Very well located and handy to good shopping and transport. Would stay there again but in a room where the wifi worked.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Small hotel in the lively Montmartre area of Paris. Sits well away, but close enough to, the main area surrounding the Moulin Rouge full of sex shops and lap dancing bars. Don’t let this put you off though.

The hotel itself is quite “cosy” but is very clean and the staff are very helpful when asked about anything. Don’t expect overt cheeriness though!

Our room got cleaned every day and the towels were changed if requested by leaving them on the floor. Nice décor, half-decent shower and very clean with lots of storage space for your clothes etc when you unpack. The room even had it’s own kitchen area with fridge (very handy) and cooking stove!! (no pots, plates or pans though…odd). Very happy with the hotel overall but we were out all day, every day for our 4 day stay. It done the job amicably.

Some notes on Paris if this is your first time (like it was ours) to save you time / hassle / sore legs from walking around aimlessly….

We got an organised shuttle mini-van from the airport through our booking. Don’t waste money on this! You can get to your hotel for half the price. Just take the train from terminal 2 into Paris – Gare du Nord / La Chapelle then nip on to the metro to Pigalle – get off here, cross the road at the fountain and take your first left after the Monop shop – straight down the road and the hotel is about 200 metres – just ask someone if you cannot find it.

Check in time is 2 o’clock but they are very happy for you to leave your case, go out for a wander and come back.

Once you are luggage free, I would advise using Pigalle as your main metro staition as it connects easier to the other stations if you want to get to the main attractions. PS if you want a nice breakfast in the morning before you head out there is a nice Bakery direcly opposite Pigalle Metro - Brioche Doree - which does a nice breakfast deal for under €10

If you are in Paris for more than a day or two it is worth buying a Carnet (ten ticket block purchase) to save you queuing for tickets each time you want to use the metro.

Take the metro from Pigalle to Charles de Gaulle Etoile then change for Trocadero. Alight here make your way upstairs then head into the square where you will have a great view of the Eiffel Tower from the Palais De Chaillot. Head through the square and down the steps then follow the crowds to the tower.

Once at the tower I would advise either

a/ buy a ticket for the Red Bus (Les Cars Rouges) – we bought a two day ticket for €29, which is only €2 more then a one day ticket. This will take you a tour around the main sites, including Notre Dame, the Louvre, Place du Concorde, Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomph (with optional Classical Music and tour guide if you plug in your headphones) and you can hop on and off as often as you like. If you get the chance go around in the dark as well as during the day as Paris by night is amazing!

b/ take the boat (Batobus) and do the same (I preferred the bus personally and definitely got my money’s worth!)



At the very least the bus trip helps you get your bearings and if you are only in Paris for a few days you will want to waste as little time as possible.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Nice little hotel with friendly helpful staff, most of who speak english. Rooms are small but functional, bathrooms are a little too small. Breakfast was simple and adequate. The main advantage is location to transport, the metro and hop on hop off bus.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I got a last minute deal on this hotel on Expedia.com. For the price I paid, and the location, I have to say it's not bad. I could have done a lot worse. That being said, I have a problem with the fact that his hotel requires you to leave your key at the reception desk every time you leave the property, which I find strange. I also do not like the fact that after hours, you cannot come and go as you please. They lock the property and then you have to ring the doorbell to be let in. I realize that some travelers may like that, however, if you are a young solo traveller like myself, and you go out and meet someone that you want to bring back to your hotel room, it makes for an awkward situation. It almost made me feel like I was a kid living at home again. Wifi is not free, either AND once you pay, you can only use it on ONE device for the 24 hr period. On a plus side, the hotel is clean, safe, centrally located. But be warned- ths hotel is definitely not for everyone. I would stay here again in a pinch, but I think I will look elsewhere first for my next trip.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at Les Trois Poussins for four nights in September. We had previously stayed at this hotel four years ago and at that time had been very impressed, however, on this occasion we were a bit disappointed with our room. The bathroom, whilst clean and reasonably spacious had a very short bath in which you could not sit without pulling your knees up to your ears, and you could not have a shower standing up as the hose for the shower attachment was too short. The furniture in the room had seen better days (scratched and chipped) and the carpet was stained. The bed was also very sqeaky, everytime you turned over it woke you up. If the room had a bit of TLC then we would certainly have upgraded our review rating. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The hotel is located in a good area with lots of restaurants nearby. If you are walkers like we are then its around a 25 min walk to the Tuileries to the south and Monmatre and Sacre Coeur about the same distance to the north. You're also not too far from metro stations for the lines 12 and 2.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 rue Clauzel, 75009 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#205 Family Hotel in Paris
#332 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des 3 Poussins 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A delightful gem nestled in the historic Saint-Georges neighborhood, the fully-renovated Hotel des 3 Poussins welcomes you in a unique setting between Montmartre and Opera. On a quiet street near the Sacre-Coeur, Opera Garnier, Gare du Nord, and the department store district, our hotel is located just 100 meters from the Saint-Georges metro station, placing you within minutes of the city's world-renowned sights. Whether you are in Paris for entertainment, sightseeing, business, or shopping, you will appreciate the closeness of the major sights and landmarks of Paris as well as the "village" atmosphere of this friendly, eclectic neighborhood where theaters, cabarets, quaint bistros and tantalizing restaurants are fourishing. Just a few steps from the hotel, you can stroll along the lively Rue des Martyrs and its bustling traditional local shops. In an artsy, atmospheric setting where the creative spirit of Montmartre still feels alive, you will discover our 40 rooms decorated with charm and originality. Comfortably furnished in warm, soothing colors, our rooms create a playful setting where whimsical artwork illustrates the Parisian life of baby chicks (or poussins, our hotel's namesake). Take a break from your busy day to enjoy a cup of tea on our tree-filled patio, or sink into a deep leather armchair in our library-lounge where you will feel right at home. At any moment during your stay, every member of our staff is ready to help you enjoy your time in the City of Light. ... more   less 
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