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Review of Le 1er Etage Marais

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Le 1er Etage Marais
Ranked #2 of 128 Paris B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Practically perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay in Paris. Great location in the heart of the Marais area. It feels as though you have your own, very tastefully decorated, apartment for the weekend. The rooms are lovely, beds comfy and bathrooms a joy. A proper shower, not a cramped shower over the corner of a bath, makes all the difference after a hot day sightseeing! Juliette and Serge are lovely and incredibly helpful, providing great restaurant recommendations and insightful local knowledge to help you see Paris as the Parisians do. Lovely breakfast of fresh fruit, breads cheese and pastries is another welcome addition to set you up for the day. This place gives you a comfortable base with a side of independence, thus you almost don't feel as though you are in a hotel at all! Would go back and would recommend

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Irvine, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

JohnHelaineY

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My husband and I spent 5 nights in this charming little hotel with all modern amenities including a great bed, air-conditioning and a wonderful shower! Besides all the comforts of home, the owners Juliette and Serge were so helpful with planning our days starting with a fabulous breakfast and wonderful conversations- they are just adorable!!! I highly recommend this little gem and staying in the Marais - we walked to fabulous dinners almost every evening. If you are looking for charm and personalized service, this place is the one! When I return to Paris, I would stay here again!

Room Tip: There are only five rooms, we traveled with another couple and they all seem to be equal
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Helaine Y
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just loved this hotel. Located in the Marais district it was close to the sites of Paris. Arrived early and were able to leave our bags at reception and also for when we checked out as our flight out was late night. Stayed 7 nights and were well looked after by hosts Juliette & Serge. The room was modern with all the comforts your would want after touring all day. A continental breakfast was served in a common kitchen/dinning room. No hesitation in recommending this hotel for your next stay. Ed & Karen, Melbourne - Australia

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Edward M
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Hartsdale, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Perfectly located in the heart of the Marais, a lively, fun and convenient area as a "home base." The hotel is small and intimate with only 5 rooms which are brand new and beautifully appointed in a tasteful retro style. Beds are large and very comfortable and the common area is is the perfect setting for the lovely, elegant breakfast. Owners Juliette and Serge were absolutely delightful and wonderful! So helpful and accommodating in every way, they made us feel like family, offering invaluable advice and assistance with touring, transportation, dining - anything we needed to make our Paris visit a great pleasure. Je reviens! Barbara and Steve, NY-USA

Room Tip: All rooms are similar and there is no street noise.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BarbSteveG
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Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

We found this hotel on Trip Advisor and based on the reviews we decided to book a room for 4 nights. I am so happy we did!!! The Hotel is not really a Hotel in the traditional sense it is more of a Bed and Breakfast which my wife and I loved. The room was large enough for the two of us and are two very large suitcases. The A/C was excellent.
The bathroom and showers were (by far) the best we have had in Europe! The water pressure was great and plenty of hot water. The toilet was separated from the shower, this made getting ready in the morning easier and the bed was very comfortable and plenty big enough for the two of us. The décor of the room and hotel was modern chic and it felt more like I was staying in someone’s lovely Paris home as opposed to a hotel.
Now for the really good part, breakfast is included and my wife and I found the meal to be enough to keep us satisfied well into the day. Fresh breads and croissants, homemade jams, fresh fruit bowl, yogurt, ham and cheese plate, and coffee and orange juice - EVERY MORNING included in the price of the room, the best deal in Paris.
The owner Juliette is a delightful, fun and enthusiastic person. She was very helpful with any questions we had about the city and places to visit. She also went out of way to help set up a car service for our return trip to CDG airport.
Since this is more of a Bed and Breakfast you do not have a traditional front desk and staff 24/7 but Juliette was available 24/7 by phone or email and was easy to contact throughout our stay.

Be advised that if you have mobility issues this might not be the place, you need to go up a wooden spiral staircase (20 Steps) to get to the Hotel. No elevator, this was not an issue for us but thought it should be mentioned.

The bottom line is that I did not feel like I was staying in a hotel I felt like I was staying at someone’s beautiful home. I would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 3 (there is only 5 rooms). The room was very comfortable and great shower, it has...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Bob I
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Dear Bob,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review (with only good thing to say :-) ) ! There is not much more we can say about our place, everything is there ....

We will be very happy to see again for your next trip

Kind Regards

Juliette
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel 1er Etage for 1 night in July 14. Great location for the Metro and all the sights of Paris. Think it was one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in! We were able to check in early and leave our bags in the reception after check out allowing us to sight see baggage free before heading home! Will definitely stay here when next in Paris.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lucy_F_Gardiner
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Dear Client,

Thank you for taking the time to write the nice review. We are are very happy you had such a good night sleep, our investment in high quality bedding is paying off !

We hope your will stay a little longer next time.

Kind Regards

Juliette
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent six nights in this lovely hotel. The hotel is tucked away in the vibrant Le Marais district and is a wonderful starting point for exploring Paris. The rooms are very tastefully appointed and comfortable and the breakfasts made a perfect start to each day. Juliette and Serge are wonderful hosts and offered many suggestions to experience Paris like a local. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scott M
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Dear Scott (and Ellen)

Thank you for your nice review, it has been a pleasure to meet you and welcome our friends from Canada. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip in Paris in our little hotel.

We hope to see you again for your next european tour

Best Regards

Juliette & Serge
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Property: Le 1er Etage Marais
Address: 38 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1er Etage is a new concept in Paris that combines the comfort of a refined hotel and the charm of an authentic Parisian apartment. Each of the 5 rooms is unique and you will immediately feel like home in this exclusive place in the center of Paris. Breakfast is served in the living-room. We offer complementary soft drinks, coffee, tea and cookies to make your stay as relaxing and simple as possible ! 1er Etage offers Soundproof Rooms, Air Conditioning, Flat screen TV, en suite showers,and free of charge WIFI. Children under 12 cannot be accommodated at the hotel, and pets are not allowed. Our reception desk is open from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, but access is possible 24/24 using a system of codes. An 'App' is made available to our guests before their arrival in order to prepare their trip. Ideally located in the heart of Le Marais in the Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 1er Etage is the perfect base for visitors in Paris ! ... more   less 
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