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“Off beat isolated Location” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel de Varenne
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   44 Rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)   |  
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“Off beat isolated Location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We found out after 3 days the air-conditioning was off by the owner because he did not think it was necessary (this was mid September). We had one window in our room with no screens and by keeping the window at night we received mosquito and spiter bites. We complaint to the evening front desk clerk and requested he call the owner the find out how the system could be turned on, but the owner stated it was not essential and did not turn the AC on until the next morning.
I think the location is misrepresented on Agora wed site because the location is isolated and convenient. The only thing that was close was the subway. Your 30 a minute walk to the Eiffel and the center of St Germain. Very quiet area in the middle of Embassy Row with high walls and no architectural features. The internet is painfully slow, and one foreign daytime front desk attendant could appear irritated when asked a question.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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varenne75, Propriétaire at Hotel de Varenne, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for taking time to post a review about our hotel.
I am sincerely sorry that our hotel didn't meet your expectations.
Nevertheless I would like to restore the truth.
It's perfectly true that I turned off the A/C. But you forgot to mention that the temperature went down to 10 ° Celsius for a few days ! Then I immediately stopped the A/C and turned on the central heating. When the weather changed again you asked to the night auditor to turn on the A/C. Sorry again but it was 1 a.m. and I respectfully tell you that I have to sleep sometimes. When I arrived at 7.30 a.m.in the morning the first thing I did was to turn the system on and to connect your room for your comfort.
When you came at the reception in the morning I apologised for the inconvenience. And I decided to offer you a bottle of champagne and some chocolates.
I am so sorry again but I just wanted to describe the complete situation.
Concerning the location of the hotel our guestsusually mention the premium quality of our situation in one of the most upscale are of the city, next to Muséee Rodin and the Invalides.
The information about our location is clear on our website. We never pretented to be next to the Eiffel Tower and Siant Germain. In fact we are just in the middle of these two sites.
You say there are no architectural features, when historic buidings are the only ones to be in Rue de Bourgogne and the Invalides.
Finally you mention that the wifi connection was "painfully slow". Once again I would like to inform you that we have a brand new system (begiinng of august) which works perfectly and the speed of the connectio is 5 Mb.
Kind regards.
Jean-Marc POMMIER
Owner and Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our first time in Paris and we chose hotel de varenne because of the good reviews on tripadvisor.
It did meet our expectations and much more.
Our room was large enough, very quiet, and nicely decorated in a typical french style.
The staff hes been very helpful and polite, giving us a lot of good tips for visits and restaurants.
The location was perfect, we tested almost each restaurant in the street and they were all good.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After other visits to Paris where we stayed in large hotels, this time we were looking for something more intimate with a central location. We found it at the Hotel de Varenne. The hotel is on a fairly quiet street one block from Invalides and the Rodin Museum and Garden. You enter through a very attractive and inviting courtyard which helps block out the street noise. Our room (#18) was the furthest from the street with a large window which opens to the courtyard below. It is somewhat cramped but no more so than the typical hotel room in Paris. The lobby and breakfast area are attractively decorated and offer a pleasant place to relax, as does the outdoor area. The staff is courteous with the gentleman at the desk at night being the most friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have stayed in a number of nice 3 star hotels in Paris and Varenne was great. Although it had the potential to be noisy given that it was on a narrow street they did a great job insulating the building and windows so it was very quiet. A good neighborhood with several good small restaurants and shops. Close to the Varenne metro. The room was small (no surprise) but plenty good for just and my one big bag. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of it - the Rue de Bourgogne is not crazy with traffic and people.

Room Tip: My room was #11. It touched the courtyard (via the bedroom) and the street (via the bathroom). I...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

As previously mentioned this hotel is really nice and cosy.
The entire staf is friendly, and helpful.
Our room was freshly renovated and very comfortable. Superb bed and modern technology.
We spent there 5 nights and wish to return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just a short vacation in Paris.
Only 3 days to enjoy this beautiful city is too short but we enjoyed every minute spent at the hotel de varenne.
The owner is a welcoming and friendly person and his staff too.
Our room was cosy and spotless. This was on the garden side, very quiet.
We'll be back for a all week I hope.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in this great hotel. The location is very convenient. The staff is helpful. Smell from toilet noted in previous review was not present. Quiet as well. Room size is adequate for Paris. Very safe area. Will return there.

  • Stayed September 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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Address: 44 Rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#24 Business Hotel in Paris
#25 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#108 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Varenne 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome at the hôtel de Varenne... Ideally located, the Hotel de Varenne is a historic treasure dating from the 19th century, decorated with refinement in a Louis XVI and Empire style. Lying in the centre of Paris, the quiet and safe Rue de Bourgogne opens out on one end to the Rodin Museum and, on the other end, to the building of the National Assembly and lies near the Embassies and Ministries. This recently renovated townhouse distinguishes itself by its personalised reception. ... more   less 
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