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Arcadie Montparnasse
Ranked #561 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We found this hotel via Airmiles - a happy choice. Our initial arrangements were threatened by flight changes by our airline, but the reception staff were more than helpful in making suitable adjustments and this friendly service was apparent throughout our actual stay.
A minor negative is the very small lift, although this did not affect us as our room was on the first floor. Our room was smallish (expected as we are Paris regulars) but perfectly adequate with some interesting design features to compensate for the limited space. The bathroom was of relatively generous proportions.
The hotel could not be better placed for metro access. The immediate neighbourhood has many very good restaurants; and we were impressed by the Wednesday morning market on the nearby Edgar Quinet Boulevard.
We would be very happy to use this hotel again.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011


I had been to Paris before but didn't really "get it". This being my third time, I went, with a certain amount of scepticism, with a colleague and his son. Everything was booked at the last minute which is always fun. So, meeting in the glorious, post refurb St. Pancras station, and then doing the passport check 2 step dance, off we zoomed on the Eurostar. Seemingly moments later,  we were there. In Paris. And then, we did something that has always filled me with trepidation...we took the underground. Line 4, I think, towards Montparnasse. We got off, wandered around a little lost, asked for directions (offered in English) and we eventually made it to the hotel Arcadie Montparnasse. A nook of a hotel. Literally, "compact and bijoux". We were greeted by courteous and helpful staff and made our way to our rooms. Mine was nice. It overlooked the bustling neon lit street but seemingly no noise. The street around the back of the hotel is where the action is. Lots of restaurants with outdoor seating including an excellent Japanese one where we had our first evening meal outside on the street in the warm evening haze. It must have been exceptional as my travel companions were Chinese. The following day, we had an excellent little breakfast of coffee and croissants in a deceptively comfortable breakfast corner next to reception. Very tasty indeed. So, taking the tube again, meandered around the mind blowing Louvre and walked the length of the place de Concorde, surrounded by grand architecture, up towards l'arc de triomphe. As it was so hot, we sheltered in one of the outdoor restaurants and had a superb lunch and watched a very busy world go by. We then made our way back to the hotel for a rest. Given the August heat, we were grateful the rooms were cool. A little while later, we took the recommendation of our knowledgeable hotel receptionist and took a short little walk to one of the numerous outdoor restaurants simply called restaurant Montparnasse. And it turned out to be, again, a sumptuous dinner. So taken with the atmosphere, my colleague was even brave enough to take on the snails. The following day, a couple of tube rides, after having stored our luggage at Gare du Nord, and walking up the steps, we found ourselves taking in the breathtaking views of Paris from Montmartre. A quick bite to eat in one of the numerous good quality eateries and we zipped back to the Eurostar. The passport queues are inevitable and nevertheless necessary. However, couldn't they allocate more space for the numerous passengers? It does get a little chaotic. Anyway, we got back home to blighty in a flash. The hotel was good, the company excellent, the food tasty and the atmosphere good. Did I "get" Paris? Well maybe not quite just yet but I am not put off by the prospect of going again.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Very nice and very small hotel! Excellent location, nice building, though not comfortable inside, I do not mean the rooms. Has very little elevator so if U travel with big bags, have to enter one by one:) in real, these are the bad things I can mention. Very polite and friendly stuff, clean, nice pretty rooms. This hotel does not pretend to high class hotel but U feel fair and calm here as in home. U know what U are going to get and U get this, not anything other instead.
A calm place for two to avoid noise of Paris and to take a rest in room.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Super little hotel. Stayed 2 nights with my daughter. Quaint little twin room (45) on 4th floor (top of hotel). No view at all but that didnt matter as we were only in the room to sleep. There was a mini bar in the room with small bottles of water, coke and beer with one price of 2.30euros for each. The bathroom was small but adequate with small bath and shower and a hairdryer (not very powerful). There is no shower curtain but that is normal practice. A few cracked tiles but overall the room and bathroom was very clean and warm. A continental breakfast is provided with a roll, croissant and pain au chocolate with preserves and cream cheese and also orange and tea, coffee or hot chocolate. The hotel was a little way out from the major tourist attractions, but very close to the Montparnasse Train Station and also Metro. The open top bus tour stop is a 5 minute walk away and perfect to see the city.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Stayed for 5 nights at the Arcadie and the location is excellent, a metro stop just outside the door & another close by with the Gare Montparnasse on the other side of the road. Staff were excellent, breakfast room small but adequate with a pretty decent continental breakfast. Rooms are small & perhaps not as plush as the website shows but perfectly comfortable if you're not looking for 5*. The only real irritation was the lack of a shower curtain over the bath so consequently water everywhere! Loads & loads of bistros, cafes in the immediate area. We found Le Petit Sommelier just down the road a little and the food was excellent but beware the VERY expensive wine list. Would certainly use this hotel again for friendliness & location. We used the hop on/off coach service almost exclusively and it took you to every place you are likely to want to see around Paris on a short trip.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

arcadie hotel is situated in the perfect place to explore paris with the metro soo close.
the hotel staff were extremely helpful in helping us with using the metro and great recommendations for resuarants and getting around paris.
rooms and breakfast were very simple but when your going to be out all day seeing the sights of paris why would you want anything flash that your not going to see!?!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Ideally located for exploring Paris. Easy access to Gaite Metro station outside the hotel. Very friendly and helpful reception staff especially Carmen. Large selection of restaurants and markets on your door step. Continental Breakfast at 8 Euros good value in hotel or walk out front of hotel & turn right. 50 metres is a brassiere that does cooked breakfast for 8 Euros. For the price the hotel is a bargain

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 71 avenue du Maine | 14th Arr., 75014 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#445 Business Hotel in Paris
#595 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $91 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arcadie Montparnasse 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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