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Hotel Francois 1er
Ranked #192 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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Brighton
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This really is a great hotel.

It is quite small, a few dozen rooms.

A townhouse hotel type.

The staff are friendly, the rooms are cosy, our bedroom was really nice.

Breakfast was a treat, such friendly staff & a good spread of food.

You step out into the heart of Paris yet at night, it was quiet in the room.

Really, a very very good place to stay.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Location is great, just a block away from George V metro station on Champs Elysees. Our room was small, but that is normal in Paris. It was very clean and well equipped: bath gown, hair drier, mini bar, room service... The reception called cabs, reserved restaurant for us, they were helpful and friendly. A good choice of breakfast also.
Two things to watch: air condition or heating is rather noisy and it was not heating well the room, especially the first day was cold. There was a noise of ventilation in the bathroom all night, even with the AC turned off, a bit annoying.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room on the upper levels, make sure AC works weel and quietly.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Firstly - I travel the world (avg 150,000 air-miles per year) staying in many of the best 5 Star hotels such as Raffles, Mandarin etc these hotels are great and super luxury with good service, but you pay for it. Now consider the following if your not expensing the trip on your corporate account:-

Francois 1er has a first class location, fabulous staff. Short walk to ave champs élysées and great high end shopping. 20 min stroll to the Eiffel Tower. Safe neighbourhood at night, great restaurants near by, (take the recommendations from the hotel staff and let them make the reservations for you). Clean comfortable romantic rooms, with nice bathrooms and quality soft furnishings. If you decide to stay in 5 star hotel I doubt very much that the service could be any better! Save your cash for nice meals and designer shopping and book this place!

  • Stayed February 2013
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seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We just got back from our Paris trip and wanted to give the reviews of the two sister hotels Francois first Keppler right away.
We wanted to stay in two different places and we found the perfect match!
We started with the Francois 1er. This is absolutely a perfect townhouse with feel of home in the TOP-notch location.
The Champs Elysees is behind the corner. All the restaurants and the night life are both walking distance. We can’t say enough how the staff was great.
We’ll be back for sure!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had heard about this hotel from our friends and we were not disappointed. The staff was wonderful and so attentive in each service. We specially loved the breakfast. Rarely you find that much choice in Paris. We had booked a standard room and we found the size fine. We know what to expect in Paris so we positively surprised. And last but not least…what a location…just few steps from the Champs Elysees. We absolutely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Mari T
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

What a wonderful little retreat in the middle of this stunning city.

This lovely little boutique hotel really is a little gem. The rooms are beautifully decorated, and atmosphere is fantastic.

First class hotel, excellent value, stunning service, in a wonderful location, we will be back!!

Room Tip: Go for the suite, worth every penny!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank MattDrewry
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Toronto, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've been staying in this tiny and quaint hotel for many years and everytime I arrive, I am reminded of how much I like it.
Its a fraction of the price of the many larger and fancier hotels around. But this has a very French flair with good service and a great breakfast. The rooms are very small, as are most hotel rooms in Paris - but very cute and very clean. I've sent many people who in turn have sent many others.

Its also conveniently located 1.5 block away from the Metro, the Champs Elysees and the largest LV store in the world!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Francois 1er
Address: 7 rue Magellan | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#134 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#157 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#192 Business Hotel in Paris
#297 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Francois 1er 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate boutique hotel with beautiful appointments set in restored townhouse dating from 1900 - 3 blocks to Arc de Triomphe. ... more   less 
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