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Hotel Cecilia Arc De Triomphe
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11, Avenue Mac-Mahon | 17 Arr., 75017 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)   |  
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Ranked #78 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
Helsingborg, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“location location location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

location was just right for us as we had been wanting to visit this particular area for a long time. yes the hotel is small and yes the hotel rooms are even smaller, but this paris get over it! the breakfast in the morning was rather small. but i was told the french dont have much in the mornings. not sure if that is true or not.we did notice a group of americans who seemed quite horrified with the offerings. so all in all it was good, but if you have a big appetite then perhaps you might wish to try one of the western branded hotels such as the hilton etc

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This quaint hotel is literally steps from the Arc De Triomphe, which leads to many shops, restaurants and site seeing. Our room was small and felt a little cramped but in Paris you really only sleep in your room! The a/c on the wall was noisy and didn't keep the correct temperature but the room was quiet considering where it was. We had no view, only onto the back of other buildings which was a little disappointing but the staff were friendly and spoke English. Breakfast was included but a little sterile... Maybe some soft music in the back ground to break the silence but there was plenty to choose from all cold items of course, and many close restaurants serving more authentic breakfasts if you wanted to branch out. We would have had drinks at the cute bar before going out for the evening but it wasn't set up and didn't seem inviting so we went out for drinks. The one complaint I really have is the key system, they give you a double locking key for your room and when you are inside your room you have to lock yourself in, not good if there is a fire for a quick escape as the keys were fiddly to use, you could hear everyone trying to unlock their room doors! Very clean and convenient.

Room Tip: ask for room location as court yard view means the back of a building !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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265 reviews 265 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about my five night stay at Cecilia.

We had a view of the Arc de Triomphe from our window , which was especially lovely at night, there were two Metro stops a two minute walk away , a bus stop nearby and the Champs Elysee was a five minute walk from the hotel.

Oh -- the Air France airport shuttle was around the corner -- what more could one ask for?

Added to this an efficient and helpful staff for whom nothing was too difficult to handle, a large room ( for Paris ) and large bathroom ( even more unusual for this great City! ) and we looked forward to returning to our comfortable room at the end of a tiring day.

Breakfast is included in the room price and is quite substantial with good variety and quality. The choice of restaurants and cafes in the area was so-so but I could live with that.

All in all a great choice -- I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Arc de Triomphe.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our entire experience with this hotel was nothing but outstanding!! We arrived at 8:30 in the morning and they had our room ready for us by 10:00. Even if we did not get our room early, they have a small place to hold bags for you. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. The location...Wow...a block from the Arc de Triomphe and the Metro, walking distance to the Eiffel Tower (about 1 mile), and there are ten or twenty choices for restaurants within blocks of the hotel. Also, the rooms were very nice and clean and an incredible value for the money. After a long day of sightseeing, we were able to come back to the hotel and get a cold beer and wine in the lounge. The breakfast was continental in style but very nice. We will absolutely stay here again when coming to Paris.

Room Tip: All room are equivalent except if you get a room with a rollaway. They are larger and provide a bit...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Footsteps away from Arc d'Triomphe this hotel is a good deal with breakfast included. Room isn't too small like typical European ones. Coffee pot in the room is rewarding after long walks. Ladies at the front desk speak English and are quite friendly and efficient. French decor gives it a special swing

Room Tip: Lower rooms with street view must have double glass, we heard no traffic noise. Don't expect a v...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Firstly, the location of this hotel is perfect, out of the touristy Champ Elysees but within walking distance to it, 2 minute walk to the Charles De Guelle Etoille metro which gives you access to many of the main tourist attractions and surrounded by great cafes and restaurants, fruit markets, shops, pharmacies etc etc. While the room was rather cramped, as most hotels in Paris are, it was clean, had a roomy bathroom and a lovely view of the arc and the Parisian aparments! Staff were the best and continue to be the best of the 7 hotels we have stayed in throughout our trip. Attentive, professional, friendly and generally just couldn't do more for you. They recommended a restaurant to us which was in the area and it was a lovely meal, Chez Gabrielle was the name, just ask them for directions. While breakfast was fairly basic it was enough to get us going, perhaps a larger seating area would reduce the congestion during busy periods. Thank you hotel Cecilia, we have already said we will definitely be booking here again should we return to Paris! Merci

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here, excellent all around, decor in lobby works very well, in a slightly-over-the-top way, you can't beat location, very close to metro and the arch, less than 10 min walk to conference centre. Room was decent size for Paris, not much of a view though. Reasonably priced for a top Paris location. Next to airport bus too. Excellent free wifi

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 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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Address: 11, Avenue Mac-Mahon | 17 Arr., 75017 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Élysées
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Paris
#53 Business Hotel in Paris
#65 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cecilia Arc De Triomphe 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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