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Review of Hotel du Quai-Voltaire

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Hotel du Quai-Voltaire
Ranked #832 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
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“Best Hotel in the World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2006

I have just read review of 27th Feb 2006 - Member, Birmingham. I cannot believe one would even notice the wall paper - look out of the window for goodness sake - this is where Pissaro painted the "Pont Royale" in the late 1800's. This is where Wagner spent some time, also Oscar Wilde (and many of MY friends) I have stayed at Hotel Quai du Voltaire 3 times and look forward to a further stay in May, 2006. I consider this my favourite hotel in the World (and I have stayed at many) Hotel staff are amazing and the location is unbelievable.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, england
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2006

For the price of the room, we were very disappointed with what we got. Particularly as we upgraded to a double 'superior' room. Maybe we were paying for the location, which was excellent, bang opposite the Louvre, & within easy access of Paris' excellent public transport network.
However, the room itself...the walls & built in 70s style wardrobes were dirty, & there was paper peeling from the walls. There were no tea or coffee-making facilities, no hotel directory, & no mirror at the dressing table. There was no shower in the bathroom either.
Having said that, the reception staff were very helpful, & the breakfasts were good !
This place COULD be a little gem, but we wouldn't consider a return until it undergoes some sort of a facelift.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank bluesteve71
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2005

After I became used to the smallness of my hotel room (common in France, not in the U.S.), I absolutely loved the room. The view of the Louvre and Seine is great, and the hotel is handily located a 5-10 minute walk to the Orsay, St. Michel and St. Germaine-des-Pres metro stations. The St. Germaine neighborhood and Latin Quarter are both conveniently close. The hotel staff is very kind and will make dinner reservations for you if you ask. Breakfast is available at the hotel and is both reasonably priced and freshly made. I highly recommend this hotel, as it is an excellent value for the price.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 Thank DomFrancon
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Perth, Western Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2005

Hotel du Quay Voltaire is located directly opposite the Louvre, in easy walking distance to some of the nicest areas of Paris. We had a room overlooking the river, the Louvre, all the famous bookstalls and artist's stalls. The only problem was that traffic noise (and noise from the river cruise boats) made it necessary to close the window at night.

The room was very small, and a little bit run down. In fact the whole place was a bit faded and tired. However the staff were very friendly (especially the slightly weird guys at reception), the rates were good, and the location couldn't be beat.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank PerthTripper
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Sheridan, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2005

What a great find. I searched a lot of places before booking and found that while the Du Quai-Voltaire is not cheap by my American standard, it is for Paris standards. It sits right across from the river from the Louvre Museum. Our room was on the fourth floor and had a beautiful french door that opened up to look out at the Louvre. The room was not large but there was plenty of room. The bathroom had a huge tub, and was just the right size.

The staff always greeted us upon arrival and were very attentive to our needs. They spoke English well. The hotel was clean charming and the perfect home bast from which to experience this magical city.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank Amsdentraveler
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Austin
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2005

Loved the hotel! Just got back on Sunday. Beautiful view of the Louvre right across the street. You can open up your window and look right at it.
Word of warning though....if you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs. The traffic on the street is pretty loud all night.
Andre, one of the desk clerks, is the nicest man in France. Very helpful and kind.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 Thank GAnn
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London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2005

The Voltaire is a charming, romantic hotel. It has superb views of the Seine and is truly central to all parts of Paris. Ensure you are on the second floor to avoid bus passengers staring in through your window.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank Johnfin
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Property: Hotel du Quai-Voltaire
Address: 19 quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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#556 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Quai-Voltaire 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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