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Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture
Ranked #298 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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Hamburg, Germany
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207 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Warm, friendly, stylish”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Typical small Parisian hotel. Very friendly welcome.
Very stylish room with all the basics, but not ideal seating for doing work at the desk.
Comfy, clean and a good nights sleep. Plenty of warmth available from the huge radiator.
Plenty of self-service breakfast available.
Ideal location for Palais de Congres and L'Arc de Triomphe.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Rod,
Thank you for the feedback about your stay with us.
We hope to have you again at the Etoile Saint Ferdinand.
Kind regards,
Marco Duarte
Manager
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very nice hotel, clean, fresh looking rooms. A nice location, with metro nearby and at walking distance from Arc de Triomphe. Very nice and friendly staff.
Breakfast is more than we are use to in France. :-) We booked an arrangement, so we got a big lunchbox!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank You for Your feedback.
I shared your comment with our team as it represents a valuable source of motivation.
We hope to see you again at the Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand.
Kind regards,
Marco Duarte
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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

After my arrival to the hotel I was suprised with such high ranking given by other visitors to this hotel. Yes, it is clean, the staff at the reception is very helpfull, the location is good: it is close to the Arc de Triomphe and to the Metro stations, located in quiet district, there are many nice french restrants around which are not croweded with tourists, but ....... definately this is not the 4 star hotel. the rooms are small (at the same time I should admit that the bathroom is big), there are no bathrobes and slippers, the breakfast is poor. This is rather 3 star hotel, and if i would have paid half of the price for it - it would be great for this money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Mariana_Is11
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Madam,

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand for your stay in Paris.

We are sorry to learn that you were disappointed with our hotel.
Since January 2012 we are a 4 stars and we work in the development of services everyday.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again.

Sincerely,

Marco Duarte
Manager
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Gross-Enzersdorf, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Hotel Etoile Saint-Ferdinand has a very friendly staff which is very engaged to support its gusts. All in all it is a nice hotel at a good very location and offers a good value for price.
Coming from Airport Charles de Gaulle (CDG) there is a fine access to the hotel by the Air France Bus 2, not the final station but the one before opposite of the Le Meridian hotel - it is only five minutes to walk to Hotel Etoile Saint-Ferdinand
If you are there, go down to Place Saint-Ferdinan into the Café La Maison (http://www.cafelamaison.com/).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Sir Gerald,
Thank You for Your feedback.
I shared your comment with our team as it represents a valuable source of motivation.
We hope to see you again at the Hotel Etoile Saint Ferdinand.
Kind regards,
Marco Duarte
Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

I would highly recommend this hotel to even the pickiest of people.
I booked this at the last minute as a romantic getaway for our anniversary and we were very very happy with the experience and can't wait to visit again.
The best bits were:
- Extremely warm and friendly staff (especially the reception staff of which we met 3)
- Lovely cosy and stylish room and ensuite bathroom (we booked the deluxe room)
- Very good breakfast and coffee
- Assistance with booking cheaper transit to the airport on our return
- Free sandwiches anytime of the day or night (we only took advantage of this twice because we forgot, but it is very handy as an exhausted tourist!)
- perfect location 2 mins walk (slightly uphill) to the Arc De Triomph and Metro and supermarket

The bad bits are practically non-existent, but if i had to be picky i would say:
- the rooms were a little too warm (but easily solved by opening windows although we did get a mosquito in the room once)
- the room service maids made up our room even though we displayed the sign on the door for them not too (not such a big deal, only if you're really paranoid about staff not entering your room. We felt as though the staff were very trustworthy so this wasn't an issue).
- possibly a bit pricey but all of Paris is expensive accommodation wise, so we were very happy with the value we got

I need to made special mention of the receptionists in particular as they were lovely even at 4:30am when we were checking out. Couldn't have been more friendly, efficient and caring!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Susan C
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Susan,
We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we apologize for all the inconvenience founded.
We hope to see you during your stay in Paris.
Kind regards,
Marco Duarte
Manager
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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

10 minutes walking distance from the "Arc de Triomphe", near to restaurants and supermarket. The train station to Versailles chateu and the metro staion in only 5 minutes away (walk) and it's also near to Porte Maillot (the place where the transfer buses from Beauvais airport stop). Very quiet zone. Super friendly staff. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marco_Costa
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Mr. Costa,
Obrigado pelo seu comentario.
Our team are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at The Etoile Saint Ferdinand.
We hope to see you again.
Kind regards,
Marco Duarte
Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Hotel Etoile Saint-Ferdinand is adorable, and every member of its staff was warm and welcoming to these first-time visitors to Paris. Even though many of my friends recommended I stay in a different arrondissement to get a more 'quaint' experience, I can't think of any place that could have been quainter, even though the location is in a slightly more commercial area than some others. I would and will recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Directeur-Ferdinand, Gérant at Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank You for Your feedback. I shared your comment with our team as it represents a valuable source of motivation.
We hope to see you again at the Etoile Saint Ferdinand.
Best Regards,
Marco Duarte
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Property: Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture
Address: 36 rue Saint Ferdinand | 17th Arr., 75017 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#194 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#318 Business Hotel in Paris
#363 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#415 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Saint-Ferdinand by HappyCulture 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Etoile Saint Ferdinand is a unique 4 * in the heart of Paris between Place de l'Etoile, the Palais des Congrès and La Défense. It exudes a peaceful and typically Parisian atmosphere. The classic and refined decor of the hotel will provide you serenity and wellness, in a style coming from the tradition of the City of Light. ... more   less 
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