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Hotel Clairefontaine
Ranked #1,267 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Located in real Paris”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

It is not a hotel- more like small apartment rooms. The building is joined to apartment block and it can be noisy in the morning and evening. Anyone, from guests staying in the hotel, can walk up to your window and considering that there is no air conditioning in rooms, I would struggle if we stayed there in the middle of hot summer, if I wanted to keep window shut for privacy and safety reasons.
The duvet cover was just ordinary bed sheet, which was exposing rather questionable duvet, so we kicked it to a side and slept just under sheet. There is no tea/coffee facility and no fridge in the room.
However location is perfect, very close to tourists attraction, yet very Parisian and you can experience some of real Parisian life. Just round the corner from hotel, there is a street full of cafes, restaurants, shops, bakeries etc.
We stayed 1 night, and it was just right for very short stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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York, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just spent two great nights at the Hotel Clairefontaine in Paris. Location is great, 10 minute walk to the Montparnasse station, and 10 minutes walk to another Gare that is a direct shot to the Charles de Gaul airport. The staff were very accommodating, and while the room was small it had everything we needed (except soap!) and was very quiet. Petit dejeuner was pricy considering all the wonderful boulangerie near by, but if in a hurry it was satisfying. Also lots of wonderful places to eat nearby. For the price, it was a great stay in Paris.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very small room. There was a portable air conditioning unit which was not connected properly so the room was just heating up instead of getting cool. The young man at reception helped us but in order to keep the air con running we needed to keep the window wide open, even at night. The window faced a walkway, inside the hotel so I was a bit scared at night but everything was okay. It is a good area, close to metro. Overall, good blue for money and would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights with 2 young children. Rooms are small but perfect for a few nights. Easy access to metro to explore Paris. Located near plenty of cafes and nice bakeries. Simple but it has a nice feel to it and a very good price too.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in June. Our room was clean and the front staff were very helpful and accommodating. Great location, an easy walk from the Port Royal train station. The rooms are very small but quite comfortable. For the price the Hotel Clairefontaine is a great option for anyone travelling on a budget. I would stay here again.

Stayed June 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

A great clean hotel in a very handy location. Well recommended. No lift but assistance was given with bags.
A good neighbourhood with all shops , bakeries etc nearby
Good range for breakfast in a downstairs cafe area.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as an overnight stop across France. The hotel is placed perfectly for Montparnesse train station well within walking distance even with luggage. The room was small and overlooked to street which was not a problem. There is a terrace in the centre of the hotel which was great to sit have have a nightcap. Less than 200 mts away there were plenty of bars and restaurants to while the evening away. We paid in advance for breakfast €10 which was ok but not exceptional. Excellent value for a city centre hotel and I would recommend for a short stay. One thing the rooms are on 4 floors with no elevators so try and book the lower level if you might struggle with stairs.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Clairefontaine
Address: 11 rue Fermat, 75014 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,267 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Clairefontaine 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located between Montparnasse and Denfert Rochereau, the 3-star Hotel Clairefontaine stands proudly in the heart of the historic and cultural city of Paris near Montparnasse station. The hotel, which has recently been refurbished in a contemporary decor, offers a warm and personal service. A contemporary, cosy ambiance Whether you are staying in Paris for business or pleasure, book your single, double or triple room overlooking the street or the courtyard. Each of our 23 rooms offer the ultimate in comfort, a Wifi access and a flatscreen TV for a fantastic break in this capital city where peace and harmony go hand in hand. The hotel, situated in a quiet street, reflects all the charm of this Parisian district combining a modern and family ambiance. Montparnasse, the ideal base for exploring Paris Ideally located on the left bank in the 14th arrondissement, the Hotel Clairefontaine is the perfect base for discovering the capital's main attractions. You can start by visiting Montparnasse, a cultural and intellectual district popular for its theatres, cabarets and show rooms. Then you can visit Paris' famous monuments : : les Invalides, Montmartre, les Quais de Seine, le Louvre, les Champs Elysées, Notre Dame...easily accessible by bus and on the underground from the hotel. Are you looking for specific information about a museum, a show, a restaurant or bar? Our hotel staff are at hand to answer your questions and to advise you during your visit to Paris. ... more   less 
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