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“Quaint, lovely hotel. Perfect location, perfect trip.”
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Relais Christine
Ranked #82 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
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Far Hills, NJ
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Quaint, lovely hotel. Perfect location, perfect trip.”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

I gave my 15 year old daughter a trip to Paris as a gift in July and we stayed at the Relais-Christine. I lived in Paris years ago and I knew that I wanted to stay in a central location. We researched hotels meticulously. This research was part of the fun. We kept coming back to the Relais-Christine as our choice because of the location, size, and unique look. We were not disappointed.

We loved our room (#57) and the location was wonderful. The hotel is in the 6th arrondisement and very close to the Seine, Notre Dame and Place St. Michel. Although located in the bustling 6th arrondisement, the hotel is located on a small side street and it is very private and quiet.

The front desk staff was reserved yet quite enthusiastic when asked for suggestions. We loved the restaurant that they suggested just across the street.

We also loved soaking our sore feet in the hot tub in the downstairs gym at the end of the day. This is an overlooked but "well worth it" part of the hotel. There is not an extra fee and the gym and hot tub are lovely. This part of the hotel also has that former abbey feel with the vaulted ceiling and quiet stillness. What a wonderful way to cap off a day of nonstop walking and sightseeing.

We also enjoyed meeting other travelers while we enjoyed a drink in the lounge area after a busy day.

A special thank you to Director Jean Luc Chomat for his help in researching a cooking school. My daughter was set on taking a cooking class while in Paris. We researched and found 'La Cuisine Paris" online but we were unsure about whether it was legitimate. Monsieur Chomat called the cooking school and made sure it was legitimate. Our subsequent class at La Cuisine Paris turned out to be one of our best experiences during our trip (see my review on La Cuisine Paris).

We loved our room - we had a duplex and found it quiet and comfortable. It was one of the larger rooms. Overall - a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, December 16, 2011
Dear Madam,

First of all, we wish to thank you for selecting Le Relais Christine, among the large choice of Parisian Hotels.

We are so delighted that it was the good choice and that your daughter and you could indulge yourselves at best during your Parisian break. Also, I am happy to know that the cooking class selected reached your expectations.

On the whole, you were immerged at best in the Parisian Rive Gauche way of living!

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you on another occasion and wish you very good end of the year festivities.

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

I was a bit nervous returning to the Relais Christine for a second time because I thought it couldn't possibly live up to the great memories I had. But it did - and more! Charming and quirky, from the lovely and comfortable surroundings, to the gracious and helpful staff, it's a real pleasure to be there. Its location is perfect, set back from a quiet street in the heart of St Germain so plenty of entertainment and restaurants close by if you can bear to drag yourself away.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Dear Guest,

Shall we say... See you very soon for a third stay ! We hope that, each time, we will give you a better experience and that you will always be fully satisfied by the rooms and service at Le Relais Christine.

Thank you very much for your feedback, and for sharing it on Tripadvisor!

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stayed at the Relais Christine for 3 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday. We would return in a heartbeat - the service was gracious and friendly and all the staff made us feel very welcome (even though we were very casually dressed) - they were always warm and obliging. The service was extremely professional yet personal and we felt so very much at home. Our room was charming, high ceilings with wooden beams, big bay windows overlooking the courtyard. The staff and management have ensured all the extras are provided - turn down service, L'Occitane products, chocolates by your bedside, weather report - and they also provide you with theater/museum tickets which saves you the hassle of queuing. Breakfast is served in a wonderful setting with a historic fireplace - all very cosy and relaxing. The food was very good - fresh fruit, excellent pastries, hams, scrambled eggs - all high quality and delicious. An added touch - the management provided us a bottle of champagne to wish me happy birthday - which was wonderful. They also upgraded us from a superior to a deluxe room and also included breakfast in the rate due to a mix up on our side. All in all - our stay was everything and more we could have hoped for and I have already been recommending this lovely hotel to my friends and family! My husband and I are planning to return very soon. Thank you again to all the management and staff at Relais Christine for making our trip truly memorable. Merci beaucop. C'est tres excellent!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Dear Guests,

What a wonderful message you wrote. This is such a pleasure to read that our team gave you full satisfaction and that you have noticed details and attentions, which shall make the difference and are so important to us.

Again, thank you for taking the time to describe in such a nice way your experience at Le Relais Christine, we look forward to welcoming you again very soon, Rive Gauche!

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Chomat
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Stayed here for 25th anniversary. Very nice place overall. Room was small but comfortable. Elevators ridulously small. Staff was very helpful. Expensive but worth it for splurge.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Dear Madam, dear sir,

We thank you very much for your feedback and for sharing your Relais Christine experience with our Tripadvisor visitors.

This is a pleasure to read that your 25th wedding anniversary among us will remain a delightful memory and hope to welcome you again for another special occasion!

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Very expensive but quaint botique hotel in nice section of Paris. Convenient to all Paris attractions. Wonderful courtyard. Rooms are small by American standards. Elevators are ridiculously small but it is an old Abbey. Staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 11, 2011
Dear Guests,

We thank you for sharing your experience at Le Relais Christine and we are glad to read that each of your comments was placed according to the French standards.

As mentioned, our foundations, estimated from the 13th century, were part of an abbey, and all our structures rely on the fact that changes are sometimes difficult to make.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Paris and hope to welcome you again, maybe on another season, when promotions and various packages are available!

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Our first stay at Relais Chrsitine and it was all good. It's in a perfect location in St Germain with loads of nice bistro restaurants nearby (we went to Chez Ferdinad twice in two days - lunch and dinner and both times the food and service was excellent). Its also a very central location for sightseeing and shopping. We had a superior room which was a reasonable size and nicely furnished, modern bathroom an comfortable bed. Rather a small television but that didnt matter to us. The hotel itself is comfortable and well decorated (mix of modern and antiques) but it doesnt have a restaurant although there is a breakfast room in the cellar which is well done but there is a restaurant (Le Christine) right next door so it was never an issue. Service is friendly and efficient.Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, November 11, 2011
Dear Guests,

We thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and we are delighted to read that your stay on the left Bank and at Le Relais Christine was pleasant.
Indeed, it is true that we are lucky to have many good restaurants all around, and so many sights to be discovered.
On behalf of all my team, we are grateful for your compliments, and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Relais Christine is my top choice when staying in Paris. I recently spent ten nights at this wonderful small hotel. The staff is professional, courteous, and efficient. My room (room 60) had a large window facing rue Christine. It was quiet even though it faced the street. The room size was large by Paris standards with a sofa, book shelves, and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was also large and luxurious. Great staff, great small boutique hotel, honors bar, and my favorite neighborhood in Paris.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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JeanLucChomat, Directeur général at Relais Christine, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Dear sir,

What a beautiful title for a beautiful feedback! This is a wonderful reward for the whole team of Le Relais Christine.

Thank you very much for sharing your 10-day experience at Le Relais Christine, we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

Sincerely,

Jean-Luc Chomat
General Manager
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Property: Relais Christine
Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Paris
#36 Family Hotel in Paris
#54 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#67 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#140 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Relais Christine 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais Christine, built on the foundations of a 13th-century abbey, is your Left Bank peaceful haven. Behind the gate is a cosy world and an ambiance of fine antiques. The 48 guest rooms and suites, all individually decorated, are stylish comfortable, some of them with a private terrace on the garden. Enjoy a peaceful haven in the garden or unwind after a day of sightseeing in the hotel's spa with exclusive treatments. Bicycles are available for guests to use free of charge, as well as a convertible Fiat 500 for a small extra fee. ... more   less 
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