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“Simple but clean and modern hotel on the outskirts of Paris” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Douglas Paris
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   85 Blvd Richard Wallace | Grande Arche de la Defense, 92800 Puteaux, La Defense, France   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Puteaux
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Simple but clean and modern hotel on the outskirts of Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

First, a word about the location. It's in a suburb called Puteaux which feels like a small French town, although is not that far from central Paris by public transport, and close to the business area of La Défense. There's a station very close by. It is also within 15 minutes walk of the fast train (RER) station of La Défense, but be warned that finding your way from there is quite difficult (harder than it looks from a map). If you do like me and arrive at La Défense station late at night and want to find your way to the hotel on foot, be prepared for a slightly surreal experience, wandering through a spooky deserted office area with futuristic skyscrapers, finding your way through a complicated set of roads and residential backstreets until you make it into Puteaux. Make sure you have a very detailed map with you, or a smartphone/GPS.

About the hotel itself: it's in an old and relatively charming building, but inside is clean, modern and comfortable and appears to be recently refurbished. I stayed for one night and my single room (4th floor, facing street) was small but adequate and finished in a minimalistic style (think concrete walls in the bathroom, unusual open bedroom/bathroom design, no doors on the cupboard). The room was clean and bed was comfortable but the wireless internet didn't work. I got slightly disturbed by a bit of noise on the road outside but nothing major. The walls between the rooms are not very thick, as you might expect for an old hotel.

Breakfast (€8) in the small area by reception was basic but adequate.

Would happily stay here again if I was in the area, assuming they fixed the wi-fi.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights recently on a vacation to Paris. It is conveniently located next to the train station (2min walk). The hotel has recently been refurbished and stands as a modern, fresh representation to the Douglas aircraft....(yup hence the name and the photos). Hotel room is small but typical for Paris. The dining area for breakfast is small and cramp when the hotel is busy. The breakfast is very limited - bread, one type of meat, spreadable cheese and limited croissants and pan au chocolats. Don't recommend buying breakfast - take a walk down to the supermarche! Only other gripes is the room walls are made of paper and you can hear everything. Last gripe is there was no air conditioning in a hot Paris summer.

All that being said this is the perfect base camp for exploring Paris. Don't expect any frills and you won't be disappointed.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Had a really tiny and modern room (1st floor), not even space for a chest, bathroom the same, no place to put your wash-bag on. No noise from the street, but you hear a lot from the neighboring rooms and a ventilation. Very clean and new looking. Good mattress, good working shower. Breakfast very basic. Friendly personnel.

Right beside Tram T2, one station to La Defense but you can also walk. More than 1 hour to the airport by metro (T2, RER A, RER B). There is a little bistro a hundred meters away serving Leffe beer from the barrel!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Really pleasant staff and owner. You can tell they really care about the hotel and ensure you have an enjoyable stay. We will come back again definitely.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Staff are very friendly and polite. Very clean hotel with all basic facilities. Though i felt my room to be slightly small, it was very comfortable and nicely warm. Breakfast is on paid basis but very good.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

we stayed here for 3 nights. We picked this hotel because it was in our budget and opposite a station. We hadn't been to Paris before and were making our way from the airport to the hotel on the train so needed somewhere easy to find. We could see thre hotel as soon as we came out of puteaux station. The rooms were small and the bathroom was very small. The room was clean and comfortable and just what we needed in Paris as we only there during the night. There are a lot of shops and resturants nearby. The hotel is on a busy road with a station very close. The staff were helpful and also let us leave cases there after we checked out as our flight wasn't until that night.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 85 Blvd Richard Wallace | Grande Arche de la Defense, 92800 Puteaux, La Defense, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Hauts-de-Seine > La Defense > Puteaux
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Puteaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Douglas Paris 3*
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Also Known As:
Victoria La Defense Puteaux

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