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Hotel Balzac

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6 rue Balzac 08 Arr., 75008 Paris France
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#647 of 1,849 hotels in Paris
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Hotel Balzac is a luxury hotel located in the heart of central Paris' spectacular 8th arrondissement.Just off the Champs-Elysees and moments from the Arc de Triomphe, Faubourg Saint-Honore, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V; the hotel is perfectly placed for the very best Paris has to offer. The 69 rooms and suites at the hotel are sublimely decorated in a mix of neo-classical style with rich colours, fabrics and contemporary furnishings. Some of the rooms, including the Royal suite, exhibit spectacular views of the eiffel Tower and across Paris. The hotel contains a rich history and has been immortalised in fiction by a selection of the world's finest writers.
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Grade: 100 out of 100
262Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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hollym wrote a review Dec 2019
Lowestoft, United Kingdom103 contributions31 helpful votes
The hotel was probably once very nice. The staff, in the main were very friendly and accommodating. We were however left quite disappointed, and dont think it was worth the money. Could have been a lot better. Pros: Location Room decor Cons: No tea/ coffee making facilities in the room Leaky shower, drenching the bathroom Leaky bath, didnt hold water Old lumpy pillows (pillows are a basic essential!) Small selection at breakfast
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from DGBALZAC_VIGNY, Responsable réception at Hotel Balzac
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear Holly M, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback, as we really appreciate you took some time to share your opinion. We have noted your comments and will inform the team to improve our service in the future. Thank you for letting us know and we look forward to welcome you back again. Best regards, L. Le Baud
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Faisal S wrote a review Dec 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Well, ive been to the hotel before ; let say i regret this visit, i booked an executive room for my anniversary few weeks in advance , i checked in today to a smaller than what i expected room on the 1st floor only with a view on the parking infront the hotel. Totally disappointed
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from DGBALZAC_VIGNY, Directeur général at Hotel Balzac
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear faisals963, I am sorry to learn that you found our rooms limited in terms of space. Each and every room is individual and the extent the room size can vary from one to another within each room category. Regarding your concerns with your room size, we do offer a variety of room sizes and we'd be happy to help you select one that better suits your needs in the future. Best Regards, L. Le Baud - GM
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Saint James 323 wrote a review Nov 2019
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We recently stayed at the Balzac for 9 days and our visit was wonderful from beginning to end. The staff was extremely courteous and professional, especially Patrick, Stefan and Richard. Patrick helped us get situated when we arrived and was always cheerful. He also arranged to have one of the housekeepers sew buttons onto a sport coat for me! Stefan and Richard gave us great advice on how best to get to the airport when we were begrudgingly leaving, and got a taxi for us that accepted credit cards. Stefan also had the lounge staff serve us excellent coffee while we waited for the taxi to arrive. Our room was cozy and well appointed. The bathroom had a Toto Washlet SG as well as a deep bathtub that was a vital comfort after days of walking Paris. The only minor shortcomings of the room I could name would be that there was no dresser and the pillows were a bit too firm for our tastes. The staff provided softer pillows when we requested them, and we made do with the other clothing storage options (closet and two bedside tables with small drawers). Our view was only of the courtyard but I understand there are other rooms with city views. We were delighted to return to our room each evening, and had a few nights where we just stayed in and were very comfortable. Room service was available 24 hours a day, with different menus depending on the time. We only ordered a few items but of them I think the cheese platter was the best. The room service staff was also polite and accommodating with what might be considered trivial or annoying repeated requests for ice, glasses, cutlery etc. We're not big on shopping but the proximity to Champs-Elysées was convenient for the few items we did need, and there are two Metro stops very close to the hotel. The best petite déjeuner we found was at the nearby Café Lateral, but there were several other options. I am baffled by the negative reviews listed, they are entirely contrary to our experience of the Hôtel Balzac.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: 301 has a view overlooking the courtyard (glass ceilinged lounge below); cool but no street view
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Response from DGBALZAC_VIGNY, Directeur général at Hotel Balzac
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear stJames323, Many sincere thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I am very happy to hear that our services made such a positive impression and that you had a memorable experience. We take pride in taking care of our guests and are very pleased that your expectations were highly met. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, your support and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, L. Le Baud
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Dawn H wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California26 contributions8 helpful votes
This lovely boutique hotel was everything we hoped for when we booked it through Expedia. We arrived mid-day after an 11 hour flight from Los Angeles. The room wasn't ready, but Patrick took care of our bags and showed us to the desk so we could take care of check in. He was incredibly helpful every time we needed anything. The room wasn't large but it was beautifully detailed, exactly as it appeared on the travel site. We weren't thrilled with the pillows, but the staff was happy to find us softer ones. The bathroom was a dream - perfect tub for soaking, a warmed toilet seat and push button controlled bidet, a lovely vanity and good lighting. The only negative about the room is the lack of storage, we only had 2 small nightstands and a shelf in the closet on which to put folded items. This minor inconvenience was more than balanced by the incredibly attentive, responsive staff. We ordered ice delivered to the room every night, it was delivered promptly and with a smile despite the fact that we ordered no food. The morning that we checked out, Stefan was taking care of our bill as we discussed how we were going to get to the airport. He and Richard, who was also working in the lobby, gave us great advice and helped make our trip to the airport much easier than it would have been. Stefan also gave us coffee while we waited, which was most welcome in the early morning after a late last night in Paris.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from DGBALZAC_VIGNY, Directeur général at Hotel Balzac
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear Dawn H, Many sincere thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I am very happy to hear that our services made such a positive impression, specially Richard and Stefan, and that you had a memorable experience. We take pride in taking care of our guests and are very pleased that your expectations were highly met. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, L. Le Baud
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Pax buena calidad wrote a review Nov 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions1 helpful vote
It's a five-star hotel, so says the fees they are paid in good money well in advance so I accept no excuses whatsoever for a "low-standard" service (to say the very least). Firstly, location. Good but difficult to reach when you don't know the city well. As a tourist, little streets (like rue Balzac) are not well-known for the ordinary layman and this location (l'étoile) is certainly a labyrinth. Secondly, reception. Unadmissible, receptionists don't speak English fluently. Low-standard. This is an excuse to charge whatever they want from your cards. Just as another "victim" stated in this space by TripAdvisor (Mr. agustinhestrada, Dec. 2017, from Thailand), the hotel charges 100 euros per night of stay as guarantee. In other words, having already paid the whole stay in advance, the hotel leaves your card with no money with the excuse of guarantee. Low-standard. Thirdly, managers don't exist. There's a card in the room that invites you to leave an opinion surely to publish it here. That's a joke. There, in action, in flesh, there's nobody to solve a very simple problem. Low-standard. Yes, probably somebody with a title will answer this email AFTER I've left the hotel. Lastly, this very old hotel without necessary reforms has smelly rooms. Unbearable. What's the use of soap or cream when the hotel badly needs a plumber? Of course, there's nobody to listed to your complaint in English, or in any language...
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Money badly spent never comes back
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Response from DGBALZAC_VIGNY, Directeur général at Hotel Balzac
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear Paxbuenacalidad, I thank you for your feedback and am truly sorry to hear about the inconvenience caused with mostly all departments. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the challenge you have encountered and reassure you this does not reflect our normal standards of service. I would had very much like the opportunity to discuss the points you have raised further, at your departure but it seems you did not took the time to ask to meet the general manager either during your stay nor your departure. Best Regards, L. Le baud
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PRICE RANGE
$270 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
FranceIle-de-FranceParisFaubourg-du-Roule / Champs-Élysées / 8th Arr. - Élysée
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Balzac
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Balzac?
Nearby attractions include Arc de Triomphe (0.2 miles), Lido de Paris (0.05 miles), and La Maison du Chocolat - Faubourg Saint Honoré (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Balzac?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Balzac?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Balzac?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Balzac?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant OXTE, Pages, and Pierre Gagnaire.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Balzac?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Balzac?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Balzac?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sainte-Chapelle (2.4 miles), Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (2.6 miles), and Arc de Triomphe (0.2 miles).
Is Hotel Balzac accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.