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“Scorching and loud in summer” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel de la Bretonnerie
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie | 04 Arr., 75004 Paris, France (Le Marais)   |  
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Ranked #401 of 1,810 Hotels in Paris
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Paris, France
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Scorching and loud in summer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A few caveats; I stayed there during the middle of a nasty heat wave this summer, and it's not air-conditioned. Main concerns were that my room was on the top floor, and room temperature was 95 degrees when I arrived. In one of the other rooms, a man propped open his door with a suitcase and walked around in his underwear. Not a pleasant sight. Being on the top floor, the ceilings were angled, and I needed to continually duck my head to get around the tiny room. A few doors down and across the street was loud nightclub where people were jammed in the street; it took my taxi about a minute to wade through the crowd on the street. I moved hotels after paying a 1 night penalty for leaving early (I had booked a week).

I'm sure the experience would have been much different in the winter, but recommend avoiding this place in the heat of the summer. My experience was actually a "1" but I don't like to penalize a place.

Other than that, the staff was pleasant, the price was 120 euros, the room and environs clean, and breakfast was nice, though.

Room Tip: Avoid the top floor, especially if you're tall and if it's in the winter.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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155 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is not a 5 star hotel. It is a very charming guesthouse full of charm, character, and lovely people. Its everything you'd expect as an American. It is located in the heart of the Marais, but you feel like you're in a quiet corner at night. We loved wandering around the twisting narrow streets and sitting outside in the area cafes. We had a mini suite, I guess - it had a main room with a large bed with a view of the street and mini fridge, a large modern bathroom with a huge tub and a decent sized separate room with a single bed (daybed type so you could use it as a couch) with a view of the back. The furnishings look "French country antique" (I.e. old) but to my great surprise, that was a seriously comfortable bed. The lobby doubles as an internet lounge and library, which is pleasant. There is a Starbucks about 3 blocks away which had the best coffee I've had in my life and we don't even like Starbucks. I'd definitely return.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We got off to a shaky start (receptionist "lost" our Paris Passes and sent us on a wild goose chase around the city only to "find" them when we returned) however we settled in and really enjoyed our stay. It is located in the heart of the Marais, within walking distance from bars and clubs, Pompideu Centre and the metro. Quintessentially Parisian in style, we would recommend the Bretonnerie to anyone seeking an authentic French experience - staff included!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The staff are friendly and go out of their way to meet your needs. They can tell you where to eat, where you cn go for a Zumba class, how to catch a metro, etc. The owner takes pride in both of his hotels (also owns the Hotel Chopin).

We have been staying at these two hotels every year for at least the past 10 years. We will be retuning soon and of course we will be staying at the Hotel Bretonnerie!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Great little hotel well situated in Le Merais! Nightlife, restaurants, Metro, shopping and within easy walk to Pompidou and other sights vWonderful decor, small but comfortable room, and helpful staff. Definitely will consider for next trip.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hampshire England
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This small friendly hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of many of Paris's 'must see' attractions - the Georges Pompidou Centre, the Louvre and Notre Dame to name a few. There are also plenty of traditional brasseries and international restaurants nearby and some interesting shops.
The hotel reception staff, who seem to change each time you walk past, are without exception charming and helpful.
The room was quirky with rather austere furniture and rather dark wallpaper and curtains. However it had an old fashioned charm and the high ceilings and tall Parisian windows gave it character and grandeur. It has huge windows opening out onto the street below - fascinating for people watching and there are plenty walking past on what is mainly a pedestrianised street. Soundproofing was amazing. Once the window was shut you couldn't hear a thing from outside. The beds are upstairs on a mezzanine which gives a very spacious feel to the accommodation. A few minor grumbles - the bathroom was very clean but the hot water pressure was incredibly low which meant showering or filling the bath was a long process. Towels were thin and rather abrasive in quality! Beds not overly comfortable and only one very thin pillow - good for the neck but not the sleep quality.
Breakfast (an extra) is definitely worth the 9 euros. Mainly self service but the cheery waitress appears on cue to make your freshly squeezed orange juice to order on the remarkable machine. Good coffee, croissants and remarkable selection of pastries, preserves, cold meats, fresh fruit salad, yoghurts etc for such a small dining room. We really enjoyed this hotel and felt it enhanced our experience of Paris as it felt quintessentially French and was situated exactly where we wanted to be. Merci beaucoup!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, NC
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed here with our two teenagers on the front and back end of our France vacation. It was easy to find and not a difficult trip from the airport. The staff spoke perfect English. Our first room had two areas and seemed to previously be two rooms, as there were two bathrooms. This was room 5, I think. It was great having two bathrooms for four people! One area had a queen bed and the other had a twin with a trundle. It was a little small but comfortable and clean.

At the end of the trip we had a different room (17 maybe). Similar beds, but a different layout. It had a tiny balcony into a courtyard (not pretty, but cute balcony). This room only had one bath. Again, comfortable and clean.

We had no problem with noise. It is not on a major road. There are some clubs near by, but it was not loud. It is close to Notre Dame area, Isle St. Louis & the Pompidou. A bit far for the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur (not direct a Metro trip). The Marais is a nice area we had not explored before. We wanted to be near Gare de Lyon, which we needed to take a taxi to.

We did not have a problem without AC because it was cold outside! Would probably be stuffy in the summer.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: 22 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie | 04 Arr., 75004 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#481 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#482 Business Hotel in Paris
#497 Family Hotel in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de la Bretonnerie 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps away from the Place des Vosges, the Picasso Museum, the Georges Pompidou Center and from the Notre-Dame, you will enjoy a charming residence typical of the Marais area, which has managed to preserve its character.Each of its 7 suites and 22 rooms, uniquely decorated, invites you to an intimate stay. It resides in an old private hotel from the 17th Century and buried in the heart of Pari, where it is easy to get lost among the old facades and flowered interior gardens. ... more   less 
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