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“Great little hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Gavarni

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Hotel Gavarni
Ranked #1,063 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

This is a nice little hotel! It is about a 5 minute walk to the Eiffel tower (on quiet streets) so I ended up walking to the tower a few times on my trip to see it during the day and then lit up at night. Rue Passy has so many shops and food stores-which was very handy for anything you need to pick up. The metro line is probably one a 3 minute walk away. The staff was very nice in providing recommendations and suggestions. I stayed in a single room, and of course, it was very small (as I expected it to be) but was decorated so elegantly-I really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Pros:
* In the 16th arrondissement of Paris, it is in one of the nicer sections of the city. Having later visited the 18th arr., I appreciate its niceness even more.
* Room furnishing are quaint, very pretty and simple, some might call it "shabby chic"
* Relatively close to the Passy metro station, and once you're on the metro, you can retty much just about go anywhere
* View of the tip of the Eiffel Tower
* Hotel is proud of its "green" status (carbon neutral/water recycling etc.) and that's great, but (shamefully) not at all one of the features which we chose the hotel for.
* English/French speaking staff
* FREE WIFI, always a plus

Cons:
* Expensive. Sure, you get what you pay for, it's in the nice part of Paris, all renovated and looking good, but at the end of the day, you're looking at 300+ Euros per night.
* No included breakfast :(
* No parking

Tip:
* As long as you have booked a Junior Suite or more, you will have plenty of space and comfort. The regular rooms are quite small as reflected in some of the other reviews, but we were in a suite and it was great
* A book of 10 metro tickets is called a carnet and has no expiry date, and can be used multiple times in the first hour after use

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
Dear client,

First of all thanks for staying with us and for your very useful comments!
Regarding the price of the room, as you said you were in a suite, so obviously it's more expensive, but we do have smaller (and cheaper) rooms of course! Also, we offer numerous promotions and discounts throughout the year.
Also, it's true indeed that we don't have our own parking, but there's a private parking just around the corner from the hotel.
We hope you will come back again soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed for 9 nights in a family suite which is really 2 adjoining rooms with own bathrooms.
First of all the pluses: Easy walk to the Eiffel Tower, short walk to the Metro, nice up-market neighbourhood, supermarket is 1 block away, which opens at 9 am, friendly staff who can all speak English, free in-room wifi internet, nice deco in the rooms, room service is very quick most of the time.
Minuses: Rooms are small and the bathrooms even smaller, the shower shampoo dispensers did not work and were not fixed for the duration of our stay, the air-cond in one of the rooms was not working, no kettle in the rooms for tea or coffee (though when we requested for hot water and cups they did arrive promptly)
We enquired about and was booked a taxi for our trip to the airport. It would have been nice to be informed that with a booked taxi, they put the meter on 10 minutes before the taxi arrived so the meter was already at 16 Euros when we got in instead of about 2 Euros if you hailed one at the street. (Unless we were conned by the driver)
Anyway, we had a nice stay and enjoyed our visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
Dear client,

First of all thank you very much for staying with us and for your very useful comments!We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come back again soon!
The room you are referring to is indeed a family room, not a suite, so obviously it's smaller, but of course all appliances should work perfectly so i am very sorry if it was not the case, we are constantly trying to improve maintenance and we take good note of your comments.
We hope you will come back soon and will be very happy to receive you again in our hotel!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

My family and I enjoyed our stay here. Luxurious and comfortable rooms with lovely decor, friendly staff and great location. Breakfast served in our room was my favorite part of our stay. Organic fruits and eggs and environmentally sound practices made our stay even better. We will definitely stay again on our next trip to Paris.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Thank jjmb
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
Dear client,

Thank you very much for your nice comments!They are greatly appreciated as it is always a pleasure to get recognition from our clients!We always aim at serving our clients better, and hope you will enjoy your next stay with us even more!
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Watsonville, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

The hotel is in a great area near the Tower. Easy access to the Metro. The neighborhood has many places to eat, The staff was attentive and friendly but aloof my wife needed medical help and they were very helpful. Our room was small on the 5th floor with a view over the neighborhood. The room was just fine for our two -day stay. We do not speak French but they spoke English. The breakfast was excellent at 15 Euro. We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, August 3, 2011
Dear client,
Thank you very much for our stay and your appreciation of our hotel!
We hope that your wife is doing much better now, and hope to see you again vey soon indeed!
Best Regards,
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

This must be the cutest hotel I've ever seen. The decor was adorable and very French. I believe all the rooms are decorated differently, as I stayed in two different rooms and each had its own color scheme. The rooms were very nice - they are definitely small, but very functional. For example, the bathroom was probably about the tiniest I've ever seen, but there were enough shelves and space to put everything.

The staff was very friendly and helpful the entire time I was there. The only exception to this was the woman who told me it would take 30 minutes to get to Orly airport with the train and bus. This is totally wrong as it takes at least an hour! Hotel Gavarni, please make sure your staff know the answers to common questions!

Summary: Great hotel, reasonable rates, very good service

Pros: Great location (5 minute walk to metro, 15 minute walk to Eiffel Tower, nice neighborhood), nice furnishings and decor, great breakfast, friendly and helpful staff, nicely furnished rooms, free wifi, free computer in lobby.

Cons: As other posters mentioned, the walls are definitely paper-thin. I could hear a man cough in the next room. I suggest bringing some earplugs or a white noise machine. The beds were also a little soft for my taste.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Thank ksd8y
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, July 7, 2011
Dear Client,
Thank you very much for the very nice comments on our hotel!
I take good note of your remark regarding the time of transfert to Orly, and will brief my staff accordingly.
As always, it is our goal to bring you full satisfaction, and hopefully you'll come back and enjoy your stay even more!
Best Regards,
Prisca Scheidecker
Hotel Manager
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

Plusses: location in 16th Arr., pleasant and helpful staff, relatively clean, wi-fi, green hotel

Minuses (Superior room): paper-thin walls, small room, ridiculously small bathroom with no place to hang bath towels, bed way too short for 6-footer, "Eiffel Tower view" a joke

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank DanaABQ
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tornado911, Directeur général at Hotel Gavarni, responded to this review, July 7, 2011
Dear Client,

First of all, thank you very much for your stay here at Hotel Gavarni!
The room you had is indeed the smallest category of room we have, but also the cheapest of course..
I'm sorry it was convenient for you, but obviously we do have bigger rooms, and suites, and I hope you'll be able to enjoy them another time!
Best Regards,
Prisca Scheidecker
Hotel Manager
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Property: Hotel Gavarni
Address: 5 rue Gavarni | 16 Arr., 75116 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Trocadero , Passy
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gavarni 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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