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“A two star hotel at best”
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Villa Alessandra
Ranked #1,321 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A two star hotel at best”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Let me start with the only two good things- the location and it's in a quiet cul de sac.

The rooms are tiny, the bathrooms even tinier. The reception staff are unusually rude, even by Parisian standards of rudeness. How the French board of tourism dishes out stars beats me, because this ain't no 4 star hotel, even with an exotic imagination!!

Steer well away from this one- you won't be sorry

  • Stayed September 2013
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Jodhpur, India
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This hotel is two star and three star or four star. Outside appearence looks good . Very small room . Location is good and convienient from city center.Staff receptionist are helpful but cant do much about the aircondtioning. There is nice vegetable market in the sqaure , you can get fresh fruits and good bakery is close by. This is walking distance from the metro and bus station. There are lots of eating places at reasonable pricing.

Room Tip: Rooms opening in front square are good , if the AC does not work you can open windows.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Tx
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

At best this is a 2 Star Hotet. We always bid on Priceline for a 4 or 5 Star Hotel and this one was the worst ever. The location was good, but that could not make up for the room we received. Told it was a Garden View, turned out to be in the basement with a view of a few scragley plants, no grass, and many cigeratte butts. Nothing good to say about the room except it was an OK size by European standards.

Room Tip: Get a room at a true 4 Star Hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Accrington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed here beginning of August. Small hotel situated within walking distance of L'Arc de Triomphe. I booked it as a 'secret hotel' based on price and it being a 4*. It isn't a 4*. The rooms are small, albeit very clean. I had seen on a previous review that the air con had been broken so I was dismayed to learn immediately that it was still not working. Even with the window permanently open, it was stifling. The hotel did provide us with a fan. The room was clean however and the maid service was thorough and daily. The ensuite was similarly clean. We did room only so I can't comment on the food.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I stayed here in late July 2013 during a hot spell, and chose it for a Eurostar package on the basis of it advertising that they have AC. It had broken down in the whole hotel at some point, possibly some time ago, and it never got below 28 degrees in my room, even with a fan in the window. While the staff politely commiserated, they offered no discount or any other compensation for not delivering what was promised. Beyond this, the room as expected was small--the windows open inward, but only so far because they bump into the bed; it was fine for me as a solo traveler, but a couple would feel cramped. I had an interior corner room, and the bathroom here was of good size. Whie the decor was a bit worn, everything was clean. The bed was firm, which was good for me. The location isn't right in the middle of most tourist attractions, but it's easy enough to get to them as it's a 5-10 minute walk to the Arc du Triomphe and several Metro lines. It is also located on a Metro line that goes to the north end of Gare du Nord. The immediate neighbourhood has lots of food and drink options. Given the price I paid this hotel would've been perfectly adequate for my short and busy stay (i.e. not spending much time in it except to sleep) had it either not been hot or if it had air conditioning as promised, but this is no four star hotel as everyone has noted, and it clearly relies upon churn rather than repeat business. Given the situation and their response, I felt somewhat stung by the proverbial bad Parisian tourist hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We tried a "mystery hotel" selection when booking the Eurostar and it certainly was. We have done this before and been pleasantly surprised.

But 4 stars it was not – clean it was, the room we had was quiet and probably one of the smallest double rooms that I have stayed in – but that said the bathroom had a bath, shower, loo and sink that were certainly clean. Air conditioning had broken and a fan did just about suffice. The internet was intermitent but we were on holiday - who needs to look at work emails.

The staff were courteous enough and helpful when you asked questions.

The simplest way to describe this – if you want a crash pad in a location close the Arc du Triomphe without breaking the bank its ok – but it is not a 4 star
Saying that we did not pay 4 star prices so perhaps the saying “you get what you pay for” is valid in this instance.

Room Tip: Try rooms above floor two as they are larger
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in end of july 2013. The location was ok but the rooms ar terrible small and the bed wad really bad and the air-con was not working. The breakfast was good. Dont know how they got the 4 stars?

Room Tip: Er got room 214. They should not rent out this room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Alessandra
Address: 9 Place Boulnois, 75017 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Batignolles-Monceau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#486 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Alessandra 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
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