Grand Hotel Francais

223 Boulevard Voltaire, Paris, Île-de-France, 75011, France | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $160.00
 

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... was ricotta and a bit of herbs with purée sundries tomatoes and a small loaf of bread; the main was a skewer with various meats and chips (fries); and the desert was some sort of musli and cream with raspberries. After dinner was a quick rundown if tomorrow's itinerary, and the dangers of pickpockets and scammers- then the rest of the night was given free. Some girls found their luggage soaking wet from the ...

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... photographs there as I already had plenty.

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Bastille area of Paris, is near Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), Paris Plage, Theatre Bourvil, and Marché de la Nation.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Francais Paris

    Our stay at the hotel was magnificent

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    Our stay at the hotel was magnificent the presence of wally and assistance made it special. How would you like me to register our most positive experience

    Great people

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    Great people running a family operation constantly improving the amenities and services offered to their guests.

    Good to stay in Paris with such friendly and quality of life minded people.

    I wish there were more of them in Paris.

    My favorite Paris hotel

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    Over the years I have stayed in many Paris hotels, and by far this one is my favorite. I have stayed at this hotel at least 10 times over the last 3 years. For the price it is a real bargain. The staff is wonderful(!), caring, attentive. The rooms are basic, but very comfortable, very clean. The location is good in that all of Paris is easily accessible. I give it my highest recommendation.

    Solid, affordable Paris hotel

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    I find the other seven reviews of the Grand Hotel Fracais very suspicious to say the least. It appears that they were penned by the exact same person within a very short time frame. Look at the style of the subject headings (the hotel name plus a brief quotation), the spelling, and the grammar. Perhaps a hotel employee looking to self-promote the property? That's quite disconcerting to me because the reviews on this site should come from the objective viewpoint of actual paying travelers, not biased staffers. To whomever is posting biased reviews of the Grand Hotel Francais under multiple pseudonyms: shame on you; the hotel is a solid choice, but you are wrongfully undermining your own case by engaging in this charade! With that disclaimer in mind, I was impressed with my recent stay at the Grand Hotel Francais. Although the 11th Arr. is somewhat removed from the heart of Paris, the Nation Metro and RER stop is a 5-7 minute walk away. From that stop, the rest of Paris including both airports and all the major tourist attractions are easily accessible. But the tradeoff in settling for a remote location, is good, clean accommodations at a reasonable price. And the Grand Hotel Francais fits the bill. While the rooms are small, they are also spotless. And the front desk staff is very cordial. When I had a wrinkled shirt, they went out of their way to iron it for me and deliver it to my room free of charge. Based on cleanliness and value, the Grand Hotel Francais is worthy of a 4 star. But because the location is a little more removed that might be ideal, I can only give in 3 stars. That said, for the budget-minded traveler who doesn't mind navigating the easy to understand RER and Metro system, the Grand Hotel Francais is a good choice. I'd happily stay there again in the future.

    A great place to stay

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    We stayed in this hotel for two weeks and had a great time. The location is good, a little out of the city centre (about 45 minutes walk from most of the sights) but located directly opposite a Metro station and close to the major Nation Metro interchange - so getting around is a breeze.The hotel is on a large Boulevarde which is lined with small eateries. The sidestreets are an even more interesting maze of small restaurants and cafes.The hotel itself is clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful; I needed to see a doctor while I was there and the concierge organised everything for me. The decor is modern French imperial, and there is english TV available, although it's mainly news.All in all highly recommended, we will definitely stay there again.

    Very good service and clean

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    I just came back form Paris I stayed in Paris in the AU GRAND HOTEL FRANCAIS, it is a typical Parisian hotel with balconies and historical building, nice decoration a good bar in the lobby with a large choice of drink. This hotel is exceptionally clean and very good staff and service, they provide a Mercedes limousines for only 50€ Recommend it to any body who's going to Paris Julio

    A great hotel

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    I was a little concerned about booking this hotel over the internet, but placed my trust in teh reviews that were already here. To my surprise it was better than I had expected - the hotel is in a good location and is very accessible to the metro. The room was exceptionally clean (although a bit small - but hey what more do you need!). The staff were very helpful and friendly. Defineately recommended!

    We found the hotel to be clean and cosy.

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    we found the hotel to be clean and cosy. we would recommend the hotel to our friends and family in the future

    Loved

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    We stayed at the Hotel Grand Hotel Francais on Voltaire Blvd. andit was terrific! Wally and his staff were pleasant and helpful throughoutthe entire stay. They made us very glad we chose this hotel. Wally helpedus make train reservations and even suggested restaurants. We highlyrecommend this hotel and your service!

    Great Value, But Paper-Thin Walls

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    I agree with pretty much everything stated the review in IgoUgo.com. The hotel was small, clean, close to transportation, and far from the tourists. The staff was eager to inform and helpful.

    The major drawback was the noise from near-by rooms. Children crying in the building nextdoor were easily heard, as was the man snoring in the next room...as was the couple in the room above clearly (and repeatedly) influenced by the city's romance. As someone who values a good night's rest, the homepage's claim of "soundproofing" was a major selling point. Oddly, streetnoise on the busy Blvd. Voltaire was not a problem.

    We stayed in a double for New Year's Eve 2003 (Dec 2002) and paid $76 plus tax through a hotel discount webpage.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Francais Paris

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding