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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Residence Foch Paris
Foch: Excellently owned, managed and operated!! Pro's (and cons)
Here are the ups and things to consider when staying at Residence Foch.
I stayed here with my husband and two children. It was absolutely delightful. It has a one star rating on trip advisor- and it must be a mistake. It is luxurious and just wonderful. It is owned, managed and operated by one woman(with some help at the desk sometimes)- and she is delightful and was waiting for us when we arrived. She wanted to make sure everything was perfect- and even poured our coffee (and hot cocoa) in the morning!! It is so quaint and comfy. It felt more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel!!!
CHILDREN- the room we were in had an adjoining room with a curtain, so it was almost like two rooms- my daughter loved it!! We also had a "pack and play" for a crib that the baby seemed comfortable and safe in. The owner was wonderful with the children!! Our baby just loved her!
LUXURY- the decor., comfy beds(although two single beds make a double)TV, armoire, closet, shower/bath, hairdryer, more than ample shampoo soap.., pens/paper, EVERYTHING in the room was wonderful, including the spacious bathroom. The hotel lobby is also comfy and a great bar and breakfast area- including tables outside on the patio(altough too cold when we were there).
OTHER PERKS: very quiet, friendly and accomadating owner(delightful and knows flawless english)- she was also terrific with the children and very upbeat and helpful.
THINGS TO CONSIDER(may be pro's or cons for you):
the only thing I can imagine someone wouldn't think was absolutely perfect is the location. It is very quaint and in a great, upsacale area- but it seemed to be residential and a little bit of a walk to Champs E, and to the metro- although completely manageable (Even with a child and infant). The location gave us a good feel for what it might be like to live there- and there was a little park not too far away with children- which you certainly wont find in other parts of Paris. It was a fun and enjoyable walk when we headed out of the hotel. It just isn't next door to the Louvre, the tower or Notre Dame. Some might think the location is an asset and others might feel it is too far out. It depends what you are looking for. There are pro's and con's.
We will definently be returning to Residence Foch. Thank you for a wonderful and delightful stay!!!
Tourism Consultant Review
This hotel truly lives up to it's image, and nothing is pretentious. The website information is accurate and so too are the photos. Breakfast is charmingly french with a very good variety. The staff are truly customer service oriented insofar as they are all friendly and polite and can anticipate your every request before you even utter it.
Rue Marbeau is a quiet street, no traffic noises, a short walk from the Porte Maillot and the airport shittle bus which is VERY convenient, otherwise you will be heaving your luggage up and down the steps of the Paris metro.
There are several choices of cuisine to choose from close to the hotel. Chose from French haute cuisine to Thai and Italian food, or you may opt for one of the wonderful Brasseries. I can assure you that you will not starve.
The rooms are very clean, and nicely furnished, everything works in the rooms, including the heating and the silent split system a/c units. The rooms I may add, are a wee bit larger than the typical french rooms, but please do not expect American sizes nor bring exceptionally bulky suitcases. The bathrooms are comfortable for any average sized person to manouvre, and good design use was made of the space, thus making it appear a bit larger than the average sized French hotel bathroom. I can assure that you will not be hitting your head or shoulders against any walls in this bathroom, unless you are over 6 ft. or much larger than average.
All in all this hotel delivers, and I will not hesitate in recommdnding it to anyone. The staff speak English, and as I mentioned earlier, they are truly exceptionally friendly, approachable and experienced and this is what makes for a very good experience in a hotel in addition to the accommodation.
By the way, if you should fall ill, please check with reception first, there is a first aid kit, for minor stomach upsets, flu and headaches, and if you should really be ill, they will certainly provide assistance to get you the help needed immediately.
Finally, I must comment on the fact that you do not have to worry about missing personal items from your room by housekeeping staff. Then again that has been my personal expereince to date.
Wonderful Paris hideaway
Feb 18th - 21st 2005:
My husband and I have just returned from a citybreak in Paris and we found this hotel through an online travel company. It is in a wonderful area of Paris - away from the hustle and bustle but still within walking distance of the Arc de Triomph and the Champs Elysees. The nearest metro is Port Maillot and within 10 mins you can be at the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is in a typical Parisisen building - only 2 rooms wide but 6 floors high and beautifully thought out.
The rooms are wonderfully decorated and the breakfast provided in the morning was lovely ( cereal / yogurts / pastries / fruit salad / eggs / tea / coffee and fresh fruit juice .
All the members of the reception staff were very friendly and welcoming and I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.
Inviting Paris hotel
It was my first trip to Europe and I couldn't have felt more comfortable at this hotel. I traveled to Paris for business and was very nervous as I spoke very little (none really) french and was unsure of what my experience would be. The staff greeted me with a smile and a very energetic "Bon jour!" (at 8am mind you) and I immediately felt at ease. The Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees are very close and will lead you to many great sites. Hotel is located in a very quiet, residential neighborhood. The rooms are very accomodating and clean and are equipped with wireless internet. And again, every member of the staff was incredibly kind and helpful during every encounter.
Friendly, beautifully decorated and brilliantly eqipped rooms. Our room had a small stone balcony with views of the Eiffel Tower! My Dad booked this hotel for a family holiday but when I go back to Paris with my boyfriend I will definitely be staying here again. It's in a gorgeous, very exclusive residential area and about 3 minutes work from the metro. Possibly the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in.
I stayed at hotel Resicence Foch in June 2004. The moment I walked into the lobby I was greeted like a family member. What is impressive is that the staff is very friendly, and honest. This was no hypocritical wellcome. I stayed at the hotel 8 nights and only have praise for the staff. Quiet, clean and comfortable. Jose G. Aguilar
Charming staff, comfortable room, quiet area. The hotel is perfect if you are in Paris to sight-see and want the room to recover. Try breakfast to re-energize.
I feel duty bound to tell you all what an exceptionally pleasent hotel this was. Staff were all very friendly, nice area, quiet and gentle and the rooms are done to a hugh standard. It has to be said one of the influences on my granting this hotel the full five is because I got such a great deal, however regardless of cost I give this hotel much regard and recommend it to absolutely everyone.
This won't disappoint
A lovely hotel, in an up-market and quiet part of Paris. 20 mins to walk and Metro to most of central Paris. Recently decorated (just had a water leak when we were there, so entrance hall was being repainted).
Our room was air-conditioned (a real bonus), very clean, good bathroom, and comfortable. Staff friendly, and breakfast good. Very good value for money, and the only fault we found was that we needed to buy our own small pot of coffee for the room. Would certainly recommend this to friends.
Great French Hotel
The Hotel Foch is a wonderful "real" French hotel. The atmosphere is terrific and it is a fairly quiet area of town. The staff are ultra-friendly and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. We felt like we were staying in someone's home while there and enjoyed listening to the locals stroll along the tree lined street below our room.