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“My 3 night stray at Montpensier” 4 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12, rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Palais-Royal)   |  
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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75 hotel reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst on a short city break in Paris and found the hotel to be of a good standard of quality.

We had the deluxe family room even though there were only two of us staying here and found it to be very spacious,clean,well equipped and quiet in the evenings/mornings.

The hotel did appear to be undergoing some sort of renovations at the time of our stay so some of the decor in the hallways was a bit shabby but that's no reason to decide to stay elsewhere.

The location was perfect being literally a stones throw from the Lourve and a few minutes walk from the gardens and a metro stop.

The staff were typically French and not very welcoming but I wouldn't go as far as to say they were rude they just wouldn't win any prizes for charisma of the year.

I would go back here if I was in Paris again providing that I could get the room for the same rate of cheaper as the price was a little on the steep side when compared to other cities but this is to be expected in a place like Paris.

  • 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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40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I booked this hotel for my parents and visited their room a number of times while we were in Paris. It is literally a 5 minute walk from the Louvre and the Louvre's metro stop. Excellent location and a phenomenal price for this location. Some of the reviews indicate complaints about the quality of the facilities. We must have received a renovated room because there were zero issues with the room. Hallways were being improved while we were there in late September, so work is still going on at the property. Definitely a recommendation. Free wifi in lobby too.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

The hotel photos are better than in real life, the lift is very interesting, 1 person and a bag if you can fit it in with you. Have never seen a lift this small, it states registered to take 3 people. They must be 5 year olds, normal sized people would not have any chance. They charge for coffee, tea and chocalate, no soap or water in your room. We have a room at the 5th floor, beware the ceiling slops and is very tight in places. The rooms are clean and the shower works well. If you can, use the stairs. It will keep you fit and away from the lift.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The hotel is old (which isn't unusual) and not in the greatest shape. Considering the location (about two blocks from The Louvre and a Metro station) and the price, that's about as expected. The carpeting on the stairs leading up to the 1st floor was covered with some sort of foam (being renovated perhaps). The bathroom light in our room was hanging by its wiring.

The room had some sort of strange arrangement where you had to leave the key plugged into some receptacle or the lights would not work. You also had to leave your room key at the reception desk when going out.

We had a room facing onto Rue de Richelieu. On a hot night you probably want to leave the window open. We were there for four nights and it was OK leaving the window open except on the Saturday night. That night, people kept walking down the road until almost the next morning talking loudly so it was hard to sleep. The hotel does not appear to have an ice machine and you can only get a small glass of ice grudgingly from the reception desk.

On the bright side, the breakfasts are tasty and on par with most other hotels in France that we've stayed in. The price is reasonable if you're not expecting a lot and the location is quite good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were only staying in Paris one night on an extended trip, so I went cheap on this hotel. It worked out to be a good choice; a great area of town, near the Louvre, and exactly what we expected. It is quite quirky inside, with an obvious amount of renovations either in progress or hopefully planned. If you're not the adventurous type I would not recommend it, BUT, if you want to see Paris and not spend a lot of money on accommodations, it's ideal. The room we had was on street side, so very noisy if we left the window open. I reserved a twin room, so it was probably the least 'nice' of their variety of rooms. The bathroom had the essentials and it was reasonably clean. the breakfast was okay, so don't set much store by that. The elevator was the smallest I've ever seen. And yet this place has great potential due to it's location. The area was safe and we felt fine walking around. The front desk staff person who greeted us was very pleasant, although when we tried to call the front desk from our room no one answered. A quick trip down the slightly lopsided stairs took care of it. So, be adventurous, be flexible, and save your money for touring and dining out in Paris.

Room Tip: I'm pretty sure there were rooms not facing the street which would have been much quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12, rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#495 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Montpensier 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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