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“Great hotel in nice location”
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Grand Hotel Dore
Ranked #535 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great hotel in nice location”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at Grand Hotel Dore in June 2013 and cannot speak highly enough of it. As stated by previous reviewers, the hotel is right next to the Daumesnil Metro, but we did not experience any noise problems at all, despite staying on just the first floor at the back of the hotel. (We requested a room at the back, as we had heard the street side rooms were a little more noisy, and the hotel were very accommodating in granting our request!) The rooms were clean, of a good size for Paris and we found the beds to be incredibly comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful and spoke very good English. The 'Continental' breakfasts were generous and there was plenty of choice. There are plenty of places to eat around the hotel and being next to the Metro station, transport was no problem. We were delighted to have found this hotel and will return here the next time we visit Paris.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were catching the coach to Bercy which is why i chose this hotel as it was fairly close by( only 2 stops on the Metro) and we were so pleased we did. When arriving on the Metro at Daumesnil we walked up the steps and i said to my husband right lets look for the hotel we turned around and could see it straight away yes it was that close. It is situated on a fairly quiet street with a mixture of shops restaurants and banks and felt very safe to walk around even in the evening. The Hotel itself is compact the lift would only take me and our cases but was fast and reliable, The room was at the back of the building and small but had everything we needed - tea and coffee, kettle, fridge and telephone as well as an amazing shower which i loved. It was cleaned every day and essentials refreshed. The staff were always friendly and very helpful and made you very welcome. It was easy access to get to anywhere we wanted via the metro ( which was so much better than the london underground ) the Line from Daumesnil goes directly to the Eiffel Tower and you can change on route for other destinations. If we go back to Paris we would definitely use this hotel again

Room Tip: We were at the rear and although we had no view it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Just got back today and I have to say that this hotel was fantastic. Close to the metro, clean (yet small) rooms cleaned daily and excellent service! The staff were really helpful and aimed to help us in anyway the possibly could!
Breakfast provided a wide spread of choice (recommend getting your own milk for cereal as it was a bit strange).
Free mini fridge (which allows you to buy foods in to make sandwiches for days out) and safe made the hotel all the more brilliant. These facilities allowed us to not worry much about food through out the day (bought from cheap local supermarkets) and personal items.
All in all a decent hotel for the price! Would definitely go again!! :)

Room Tip: Don't go to the monoprix, go to Simply! Also eating out is cheap if you seek out places. Don'...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Great hotel for what you pay. Clean and comfortable. Pleasant and helpful staff and great customer service.

Ideal location as amongst bars, shops and restuarants and only a short walk away from the Metro. Ideal location for your stay in Paris. Comfortable room with mod cons. Lovely breakfast. Overall an enjoyable stay. Nothing bad to say about it. Would return!

The Tram Way Restuarant just down the road from the hotel has a great atmosphere, polite and efficient staff and serves lovely food and amazing chocolate Mousse :) Would highly recommend this place....

Theres a pizza place right down the bottom of the road pass the Tram Way. Dont go in there. This place is to be AVOIDED!!!. The food tastes like dish water and literally made me urge. So avoiding this place would be a good idea.

The Champagne River Cruise was a lovely way of seeing Paris. Quite romantic too so would highly recommend it. The website is as follows:

http://www.viator.com/Paris-tours/Cruises-Sailing-and-Water-Tours/d479-g3?pref=02&aid=g1319

Overall, a pleasant stay with no complaints.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was a very good deal, but I thought we would be out in the suburbs of Paris. We were very pleasantly surprised, therefore, by how easily accessible it was, just steps from the Metro, and several good restaurants only minutes' walk away. The breakfast had plenty of choice, yoghurt, cereal, eggs, cold cuts, as well as the normal Continental fare. Staff were very pleasant. Drawbacks - the stairs were covered in plastic our first 2 days as renovations were ongoing, but no smell of paint. The hotel is built over the Metro tunnel, so rumblings could be heard on the first floor when quiet, but no problem with street noise. The thin sheet over plastic on the bed was rather uncomfortable. Other hotels deal with this problem better. Air conditioning worked fine though. Overall good value for an expensive city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just back from staying at The Grand Hotel Dore. The hotel is nothing spectacular, however, it served its purpose and made our trip in Paris enjoyable. As other reviews have mentioned the hotel is not in the centre of Paris but it is easily accessible with the Metro 2 mins away. The lady on reception was extremely helpful and polite which is always a blessing. The room was basic but the bed was comfy enough and the bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished. Breakfast was OK, we did go and buy fresh pastries from one of the many shops nearby. Overall, the hotel was suitable for our requirements and if you need a hotel for a couple of nights without breaking the bank then I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, Ca.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Paris, talk about choices to stay. As usual before every trip I spent countless hours looking at reviews and photos of those who had boldly gone before. Do you stay right next to Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Paris or even the Louvre. After two months of reading reviews I chose the Grand Hotel Dore. Yes it is away from all the attractions but very close to the Metro and few great restaurants. Our 11:30 pm arrival at CDG airport had me a bit nervous. However there were plenty of taxis to choose from and it cost our party of five 70 euro to get to the hotel doorstep. I know we could have gotten there by train and metro but that late at night I was not going to attempt it. When we arrived they knew that we had traveled a long journey and they did everything they could to make check in a quick as possible. The hotel is located in a very quite area and even that late at night we felt very safe. Here are few things that might help you choose your stay.
1. Yes, there is a lift. But as per European standards barely fits two.
2. The reception, breakfast area and sitting room are very nice
3. The rooms are very clean and well kept. The beds and linens were very nice
4. They were doing remodeling in the hallways but they did not start until after 8:00 am and never really bothered us. If you ask me I like to see a hotel investing dollars to improve their customers stay.
5. Every person that worked the front desk was outstanding. They gave us great advice for restaurants, site seeing, train stops and everything needed to make your Paris stay fantastic. The last gentlemen even recommended going to the grocery store and getting a few local breads, cheeses and drinks to try the true Parisian way. Not to mention he gave us a knife out of there very own silverware drawer to take with us on the night train to Milan so we had something to cut the baguette and cheese. They all spoke great English but, do you best to at least say hello and goodbye in French.
6. A metro station is literally only 100 yards away from the hotel. The couple that went along with us bought the Zone 1-2 (10) ticket pack. This one will get you to all major attractions within Paris. It was only about 6 euros. It takes one ticket per person every time you enter the station and as long as you connect to another metro within the station you can travel for long distances. We bought the Zone 1-5 pass ( which expires the next day at 3:00 am) because we were going to Disneyland. It is about 20 euro pp.

I cannot give you a review on the breakfast at this hotel. Instead of eating there we went out to street vendors and had Crepes and cappuccinos. There are also two fantastic pastry shops right down the street. You must try there apple and chocolate filled croissants. I hope this helps you make your decision.

Room Tip: Ask for the 3rd or 4th floors and anything facing the street.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hotel Dore
Address: 201 avenue Daumesnil | 12th Arr., 75012 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#93 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#290 Family Hotel in Paris
#364 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#397 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Dore 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over a century, the Grand Hôtel Doré Paris has been an ideal and pleasant haven in the heart of Paris for visitors to the capital. The Grand Hôtel Doré opened its doors at the beginning of the 20th century. It is one of those Parisian hotels of charm and character combining French tradition with a contemporary approach, which has always earned Paris its reputation. The Grand Hôtel Doré Paris has been recently completely renovated. ... more   less 
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