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“It hasn't changed in 10 years, and I write this not in a good way” 2 of 5 stars
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Chambiges Elysees Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 rue Chambiges | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Elysees)   |  
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Ranked #80 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“It hasn't changed in 10 years, and I write this not in a good way”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The price has gone up but the hotel is really dated. The value is no longer here which is why I rate this poor. But even at less than this price, it is merely adequate. This was one of our favorite hotels from 10 years ago and remains good in that it is a terrific location, easy access to many sites. As usual, the suite we had was large but the Asian theme bedspread matching wallpaper matching couch, was so old I didn't want to sit on anything.

The washroom is tiny with a separate water closet for the toilet. Toiletries are poor quality, an ancient looking hairdryer fixed to the wall. There is a request to recycle but no recycle boxes provided. The AC was ridiculously loud - impossible to sleep with it on, impossibly stuff with it off.

No water is provided (except for purchase), no coffee machine in room (instant powder), plastic disposable cups in washroom. No turndown service.

Recommended restaurants provided at desk not very good. Far better options available with a search on tripadvisor.

The breakfast area is cramped, awkward to move around in. Baked goods were dry, like day-old, hot eggs are extra charge, no fresh coffee, no service of any kind. Tables were covered and people piled dishes up. After we were there for an hour (reading newspaper), staff did come to clear but didn't say a word - no good morning, no smile, no - how are you, how is everything, nothing.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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stephaneteil, Hotel Manager at Chambiges Elysees Hotel, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

It is always hard to read that one of our client was disappointed with the Chambiges Hotel. We try to do all our best to satisfy our clients. But we will take your remarks in order to improve ourselves.

Please be assured that our carpets, wallpaper and bedspread in our rooms are changed or washed regularly. When we renovated the hotel, we tried to make our rooms the most comfortable than possible. Our toiletries are new but “old styled-model” in order to go with the ambience of the room, traditional and elegant. We agree with you about the hairdryer and are pleased to inform you that they will be changed very soon.

Technical problems are regularly checked by our technical service but can be resolved in the quickest way by informing the reception desk.

In generally, we propose restaurants that are walking distance from our hotel and that we tried before. Of course, there are so many other restaurants in Paris, that it would be impossible to propose them all. The restaurants in our area have good quality food and reasonable prices. Most of our clients are very satisfied with our suggestions. Sometimes, there can be, of course, a problem with the service or the quality of a dish but this is independent from us.

Our full breakfast buffet is offered (and not included) to all our clients every morning. On the breakfast buffet you find: ham, salami, bacon, 3 different kinds of cheese, sliced bread, fresh croissants, pain au chocolate, pain au raisin and baguette, 3 kinds of cereals, fresh fruits salad, 3 different kinds of yoghurt, boiled eggs, orange juice, apple juice and grapefruit juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Please be assured that our bakery is delivered freshly every morning.

You are right that our breakfast room is a little bit small but please note that you can have also your breakfast in our garden as well as in our salons.

Concerning the unacceptable behaviour of our employee from the breakfast service, we inform you that appropriate action will be taken.

We are truly sorry that you didn’t appreciate your stay in our hotel, nevertheless we hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.


Clélia Feunteun
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Lovely hotel, a lovely boutique hotel with a great location and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time and would go back there again. Great recommendations for day trips and dinner and resturants

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was really perfect for our short stay in Paris. It is in a beautiful location on a quiet street which is close to the Champs Élysées and an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower. The room was clean and relatively spacious given it is a small old hotel. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. I had read reviews about the breakfast room being small but we really did not find that to be an issue. My husband, my ten year old son and I shared a triple room and there was a more than adequate pull out couch for my son.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We spent six days at this charming hotel. It is located blocks from the Champs Elysee, Eiffel Tower, Metro, Seine, RER - could not have been more convenient. The neighborhood has a range of strong dining options (although they are all expensive) and there is a market within close walking distance. The hotel staff was consistently warm, courteous and helpful. The property is in excellent condition - well-maintained and well-decorated in a classic style. It's a relatively small hotel which works to the advantage of the establishment - it's managed in a very professional way and no one crowds your space, but there is a human scale to the experience. We would recommend it highly and we would definitely return.

Room Tip: We faced the street on the first floor and were very happy with it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice hotel as far as location goes. We were able to walk around to all of the major shopping the first afternoon we arrived (within an hour of the stores closing) then we walked seeing the Opera, Gallery, tunnel where Princess Di died and took pictures of the Eifiel Tower from across the river. Pretty good for the first afternoon! We took a quick cab ride the next day to the Hard Rock Cafe, where we had to pick up our on-off bus pass. By the way, it cost us 80? in a taxi from Paris CDG. The hotel staff said they could get us a car for 85? and a cab would be 60?, so she recommended a cab. Since it was so even we had the hotel get us a car for our return trip since we had an early flight.

As far as the hotel itself, we had a deluxe room. I dont know anything about hotels in Paris, but for the price we didn't feel that we got that much. The hotel and rooms are just really old, which was a disappointment to us. To some extent the charm was great, but new carpet would have been a major improvement. In order for the AC to work, you must keep the windows closed. It automatically turns off when you open the window. It took us awhile to figure that out! Like others have said, the toilet is in a separate room from the bathroom. I felt like it was in a closet. The shower was very nice and had plenty of pressure and hot water. In general, the room was very clean and housekeeping knew when they could come clean because whenever we left the hotel we were asked to return our room key "for emergencies." I thought that was a little strange, but we did as we were asked by the reception desk and they gave our key back each time we returned. When you're in the room you have to put the room key (card) in a slot to run the lights. It's a great way to keep their electric clsts down, but don't plan on charging any electronics while you are gone for the day. We had our breakfast delivered to our room. It was prompt and served hot. The choices were so limited that continental breakfast shouldn't really be advertised.

The hotel really was okay, and I liked the location, but if I were to do it again, I'd definitely look around a little more. My travel agent found this hotel and I booked it based on Trip Advisor reviews + website pictures and expected a little more so I just want to share my thoughts for the next person. ?

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The decor is what distinguishes this hotel from others. The small 40 room setting make this a very warm and friendly environment. the staff was friendly and very helpful.the breakfast was mainly continental.we did have a power outage during my stay, walking down a spiral stair case was not fun.the location was great for restaurants and shopping. close to the eiffel tower.

Room Tip: a suite for more than 3
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We actually stayed there over a year ago, and because I really loved this boutique Parisian hotel so much, I thought I'd write a review (late better than sorry)
I'm a very high critique as I have seen and visited the best hotels in the world from large resorts to small hidden boutique hotels...and this one is just that....the hotel is beautifully small with two tiny elevators and very Parisian style decorations...the room and bathroom are also very Parisian style, very clean, very cozy, with a view on a narrow street that is 10minute walk to Champs Elysee and a minute walk to the famous designer shops ave Montaigne....even Eiffel Tower is a short walk....there are lovely restaurants around the hotel as well
The breakfast at the hotel is outstanding and served in a very cozy environment...we were late once (about 5 minutes) to breakfast closing time...while the waitress was a bit rude and told us in a rude way they're close, once I brought this to the attention of the Lady at the front desk (I believe she was the owner) she immediately reopened the breakfast just for us and did all necessary measures to discipline the rude waitress...It is service like this in the middle of Paris that makes me go back to this beautiful place

  • Stayed August 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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Address: 8 rue Chambiges | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Paris
#51 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#87 Business Hotel in Paris
#101 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chambiges Elysees Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pleasant 5-story Hotel, housed in a turn-of-the-century building. ... more   less 
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