Trip to Paris was a birthday treat from my wife (she came too). As other review via AA Getaway deal. So lots of English couples staying and the staff too spoke excellent English. A little way outside Paris centre but not too bad. Made it more of an adventure. It is still in the slightly cheaper Pass Visite metro card Zone 3 are.
When first arrived made mistake of getting off the metro at the Grand Arch station rather than Esplanade so got very lost. Short taxi ride to the hotel sorted that. Later coming out of the wrong exit at Esplanade meant resorting to the signs and maps to decide which direction to walk in (maps had North at the bottom which was confusing). Still, that mistake meant we saw the EIffel tower lit up at night in the distance so fortuitous.
Local shops (turn left out of hotel) was good with lots of places to pick to eat. Sunday was a little limited but there was an excellent tajine restaurant near the hotel. As said only short walk to the metro station (turn right out of hotel).
The lobby (also breakfast area) of the hotel had hot drink facility. The hot chocolate was among the best I've tasted. Not bad straight out of a machine. The coffee was an acquired taste (I was just not used to that blend I guess). Laptop for internet browsing/email checking also supplied in lobby (once French keyboard mastered) plus WiFi access.
Rooms were clean and functional. Limited draw storage but nothing to worry about.
They like the changing lights theme. Lights changed colour on the drinks machine, in the outside sitting area, the lift and also to judge the shower temperature.
Overall a very good hotel. I've stayed in 3 star UK hotels that were well below this one. Looking forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Le Dauphin, a convivial and charming hotel, welcomes you all year long for your touristic and business trips. It is located next to the business center La Defense and about 10 minutes from Paris by metro. A garden, warm and covered in automn-winter) is an oasis of peace so close to Paris. Our 41 rooms, with a new warm and refined design, are confortable and fully equipped (air-conditionning, minibar, kettle...). A bar & room-service (Hot meals, cured meat Boards, cheese Boards...) is served 24h/24, in the room, in the lobby or the terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Dauphin Hotel
- Le Dauphin Puteaux