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“Charming boutique hotel in a perfect location”
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Hotel Duo
Ranked #390 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Charming boutique hotel in a perfect location”
Reviewed June 4, 2011

Hotel Duo is a charming little boutique hotel located right by the metro station at Hotel de Ville. The staff were super friendly and spoke perfect English. Remember to always say bon jour or bon soir first and you will be treated very well.

The room was very small and it was hard for the two of us to move around when we were getting dressed. That was the only small complaint we had. However, the corner room with big windows that opened completely made up for the cramped space. We were able to open the windows and watch the people enjoying coffee or wine at the two sidewalk cafes below.

We stayed here for our fifth wedding anniversary and it was very romantic. Notre Dame is just a 5 minute walk as long as you don't get delayed by a street crape vendor or stop for a coffee or a glass of wine. The Eiffel Tower is just 15-20 minutes away if you jump on the metro at the station around the corner from the Duo. You can either walk to the Louvre or take the metro just 2 stops. It's actually faster and easier to get into the Louvre if you take the metro and enter from the metro station.

As long as you can handle the tight quarters, this is almost a perfect boutique hotel! You'll love it.

Room Tip: Request room 15 if you want a corner view.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

As others have stated, this is in a fantastic location close to the Metro, Museums, Seine, everything. They upgraded me to a double room (same price) which was very nice. Staff was accommodating and spoke English well. Room was somewhat small but all rooms in major world capitals are. Mine had three windows that opened with a nice view but closed well and was surprisingly quiet. Pictures listed here are accurate and the hotel is well furnished, similar to the W Hotels. Would definately stay here again and have recommended to friends. If you like boutique hotels with some style, it a great choice.

Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

This hotel is in a fantastic location, just steps up from the Hotel de Ville metro stop and not far from Chatelet, where you can catch the RER. As other travelers have noted, Marais is a very happening place and nothing is more than a few subway stops away. I was disappointed in the size of the room, which was very small, although it was one grade up from the cheapest room. The bathroom was large, however, and comfortable. The breakfast was very good, not a buffet but table service -- there were the usual fresh pastries and good coffee and cheeses. The downside was that they only made scrambled eggs, which were from a mix -- it shouldn't be that hard to have someone there doing eggs cooked to order. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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144 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

I was really impressed with how helpful the hotel was with finding things to do on a Sunday night -- all my previous choices were closed, and they provided me with a list of jazz clubs I could try for another night. The room itself was modern, clean, and all the basics of what I needed. I didn't try the breakfast but instead got crepes in the cafe across the street - yum!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

Hotel Duo is a beautiful and wonderful hotel in the center of the Marais district. I have stayed in the Champs Elysees area in the past and this area was in a much more vibrant and enjoyable area. There are fewer tourists in this area.

The hotel is very modern, very clean and very comfortable.

I will definately be staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed November 22, 2010

We really liked hotel Duo, very well decorated, functional design. Very nice staff, they upgraded us to a superior room upon arrival. Big compared to a usual Parisian room and shower with good water pressure. View on interior court, very quiet. Clean. Across from many boutiques, department stores, bistros and cafés. Plus, excellent croissant in bed!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

Overall the hotel is good. The location can't be beat if you are looking for the Marais lifestyle stay in Paris. The lobby and room decor are also beautiful. Our room was small, but well planned out. We only slept and took showers in the room for the most part, but there is room for two people to get around. The finishes in the room were great and the hotel is well maintained. The maids were friendly and did a great job. The major problem with this hotel is the staff. Two of the men at the front desk barely acknowledged we even existed, let alone tried to make us feel welcome. We didn't have any issues at the hotel, so we were not able to judge the staff on their problem solving ability. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend anyone to stay. Just don't expect a warm welcome when you arrive.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Duo
Address: 11 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#239 Business Hotel in Paris
#247 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#315 Family Hotel in Paris
#414 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duo 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The essence of Hotel Duo Paris revels in its unique perfect location. Niched at the heart of the Marais, where tradition and history goes along with creative effervescence of designers and art galleries. A true fusion of cultures and visual & culinary entertainment one has to experience. Hotel de Ville Metro Station is just 140 meters from Duo hotel, providing direct access to Le Louvres, Bastille or Champs Elysees. Notre Dame Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Duo Axial Beaubourg Paris
Duo Axial Beaubourg Hotel
Axial Beaubourg
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