We found this hotel through a tour book. We checked out the reviews in Trip Advisor, and most of the comments were favorable, so we decided to try it since most of the hotels in Paris were sold out. We have been in Paris several times, and we had always stayed in the more touristy places around Blvd. Haussman or Madaline.
Hotel Gavarni was tucked in a small street. The neighborhood feels great, full of energy during the day, and it feels very Parisian. There are a lot of stores around this area, and even a small movie theater (in comparison to the American sized movie theaters). The staff was excellent! We never had such a good experience with friendly Parisian hotel staff members. Most hotel staff members are never rude to us but we always feel a bit of attitude. The staff members at Gavarni made us feel so welcomed! They were all attentive, and polite, with a smile on every time they saw us!
We stayed at the "Versailles" suite. It was nice and feminine. Although the description read "view of the Eiffel Tower", the view was pretty much a peak a the top of the Eiffel Tower. The room was big enough but the bathroom was tiny. The hotel is overall very unpretentious, but at least to us it felt more "real".
The elevator was very small (only two people could fit there comfortably). The location was OK. It is located in a less touristy area, that's why to us it felt more real. The nearest metro is Passy, which is a very short walk from the hotel, like 3 blocks. The supermarket is just around the corner, which at first it doesn't even look like a supermarket, since it looks like a department store with clothes and makeup in the front entrance.
The hotel includes breakfast, which is OK. Not the best fancy breakfast, but it was good, and enough to satisfy us. If you are more of the bacon, sausage and eggs type of person, this breakfast might be on the light side. The breakfast feels more like what a true Parisian will eat for breakfast. They serve the baguette, croissant and chocolate croissant in an individual basket. The hot chocolate is great!
I would highly recommend this hotel for it's service. We don't know how a regular room looks, but I assume that it will be on the small size. The Versailles suite's size is more like a regular American hotel room.
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- Also Known As:
- Gavarni Hotel Paris