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“Great time! Great Staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Donjon Vincennes
22, rue du donjon, 94300 Paris, France   |  
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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“Great time! Great Staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I shared our 4th anniversary here and it was great. The manager, Crystelle, speaks excellent English and was very helpful in suggesting great restaurants, places to visit, etc. The room was a good size, especially compared to Paris standards. The owners have done a great job ensuring that customer service (which can be rare in Paris) is not lost here. Would definitely recommend! Very close to a metro line and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PATRON4, Responsable réception at Hotel Donjon Vincennes, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi there!! thank you for your nice note on tripadvisor!! we work very hard to make our customers happy and it's always good to know for us that they enjoyed their stay!! we hope to see you next time maybe for the 5th anniversary!! take care
Crystelle
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Paris for a week and were so happy to stay at Hotel Donjon! The hotel is just outside the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only like 10-15 minutes from everything on the very convenient 1 Metro Line (Also very close to the RER). Our room was clean & cozy, with a nice armoire for our things and a very comfortable bed. The water pressure was fabulous. Everyone there was so friendly and helpful when I needed ice and crutches due to injuring my foot from all the walking around Paris! This is a nice family-owned hotel and it was fun to practice my French with such patient folks :) The area that the hotel is located in is really cool... right down the street from Chateau Vincennes and a little downtown city area. We had good luck with a few dinners there when we had long sightseeing days. Overall, I thought it was great value for the money!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PATRON4, Responsable réception at Hotel Donjon Vincennes, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
thank you very much it was nice to meet you! we 're glad to know that you enjoyed your stay here!! good luck for th future little baby guitar player!! Take care
Crystelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Comfy beds, clean rooms, nice public areas and extremely lovely, friendly and helpful staff.
Great base with good transport links into Central Paris, nice quiet area with good shops, local bars & restaurants. Free wifi in the hotel which is always a bonus. Real value for money with this hotel, didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that. Lots of local boulangeries to try out for breakfast! Will definitely go back to this hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PATRON4, Responsable réception at Hotel Donjon Vincennes, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice note and all your compliments!! we hope to see you next time !! take care of you!!
Best regards
Crystelle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The hotel is absolutely charming and we are thrilled to have tried it out. From now on we will always book here. It is a family-run business and it shows. The service was extremely friendly (which is a good change for Paris) and helpful. The room had recently been redecorated and was very comfortable and of a good design. The bed linen were also of good quality.

The bathroom was exceptionally large, for Paris standards, and would have been perfect if we could have hung the shower head on the wall (see pictures) and also if there was a shower curtain. If this is rectified I shall give a full score of 5 (rather than 4) next time. For one night it would have been OK, but for 3 nights it was really getting annoying. I did point it out to the patronne who, bless her heart, thought I was apologising for having inundated the bathroom and she was kind saying it was not a problem as they would clean. She did not understand I did not mind about them cleaning, of course, but I found it irritating for ME! Anyway, I mentioned this again at checkout and it seems that other guests and, indeed, reviewers also raised this issue.

The breakfast was delightful in a very nicely designed breakfast room; and the bread was absolutely divine! There was also a good choice of breakfast cereals and fruit. Although there was no low/no-sugar cereals as it was all the high-sugar Kellog's stuff. Might be good to have an options of Special-K or Weetabix, shredded wheat. There was also cheese and ham, although would have been nice to maybe have a couple more French specialties there. But one must be reasonable, it's all a question of price in the end. And the breakfast was very good value indeed.

The free wifi worked perfectly well during our stay.

The hotel is also in easy walking distance to Metro Line 1 and RER A. And it's also very close to the local wood Bois de Vincennes which is great for jogging, walks, horse riding etc. That's why this hotel is certainly one of the best in Paris.

There is a also a good choice of restaurants close by such as Chez Maman and La Table des Troys. There is also a good choice of local shopping and some amazing chocolatiers and cheese mongers.

We will certainly return again!

  • Stayed September 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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PATRON4, Responsable réception at Hotel Donjon Vincennes, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
thank you very much for everything!! it's very nice to know for you
Hope to see you soon!!
Best regards
Crystelle
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Grand Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The room with two single beds was interesting...the sink and shower were on one side of the room and the toilet, past the beds, on the other. It was exceptionally clean although I did have an incident that was taken care of immediately - much to their chagrin. A word of caution...the walls are paper thin and it was difficult to sleep during the day (we arrived at 7:35 a.m Paris time after a 7 hour flight across the ocean) because of the constant noise of people entering and exiting the adjacent rooms...we could hear them cough! A few of the front desk people were English speaking but the fellow we encountered first and many times thereafter spoke very little and had a problem giving us directions etc...we had to wait for his daughter to come in to work to explain the "incident" aforementioned. It is walking distance to the Metro although when we returned quite late one night, we Grandmas were on high alert as there were few people out and about.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Very welcoming family-run hotel. Decent breakfast. Rooms good for 2-star standard. Vincennes is well placed for Paris and there are any number of great restaurants within walking distance. Is likely to become our pied-à-terre from now on!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very friendly family-run business. A little older building,but everything a tourist needs. Extremely helpful staff in answering our questions. The hotel was near the metro so it's easy to get anywhere in Paris, but its neighborhood is also charming and within a stones cast of the amazing and often-over-looked Chateau de Vincennes. We would come back and stay here in a heartbeat. Book now!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 22, rue du donjon, 94300 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #131 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
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Number of rooms: 25
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