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Historical Traveler Reviews Castille Paris
Spent 3 nights here in early June 2006.
When we arrived we were upgraded to a suite, which is always welcome.
I've never stayed in a hotel in Paris before so can't compare the room size to others, but it certainly big enough and very clean.
Bathroom was clean and large enough as well.
Had breakfast which was a buffet with choice of hot and cold items and was excellent.
Location is great as close to 3 metro stations and the main department stores. On a quiet street behind the Ritz. There is a little courtyard for dining in the summer, which was unfortunately closed during our stay due to the bad weather
On the bill at the end, we were charged for flowers which I'd ordered but hadn't received, water which hadn't been used and breakfast for 1 of the days although it was included in the rate. I pointed these out and they were immediately removed from the bill.
Overwall I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again.
Beautiful hotel but,
Beautiful hotel but very small rooms. We stayed for 5 nights in October. The staff was friendly but not very helpful. The rooms were pretty but quite small. We were spending 2 weeks in Europe and had a lot of luggage and no where to store it in our room. We were falling over it! I would stay again, but only for a shorter amount of time, 5 nights was too long to stay in such a small room. The location was good, near shopping and sights. However, in Paris I would have liked to have a hotel with some extras--coffee maker--none, ironing board--none, extra towels--none, etc.
Hotel Castille Lovely & Quiet
My husband and I took a four night trip to Paris and stayed at the Hotel Castille early this July. The hotel is on rue Cambon, a quaint, one-way street lined with Chanel and other top notch shops. Across this tiny street from the Castille, is the back entrance for the Ritz. Hotel staff is very helpful, from concierge to front desk staff and all speak some variation of English--most speak it fluently.
The room was small but comfortable and clean. Nice fabrics, wonderful bed, granite countertop in tile-floored bathroom. We ordered room service one night and it was up to our non-smoking room in less than ten minutes. This is a small, intimate hotel where the staff learns your name.
Only glitch came at check-out when included breakfast from Venere website was not translated onto hotel's version of agreement. Before I could pull out my copy to show it was included, Vanessa, the hotel manager, took the charges off without any fuss, just an apology that such a mistake had been made. It was that easy.
Breakfast was small offering but adequate for most. Croissants, bread, cheese, watery eggs, sausage, tea, juices. However, my husband required more and was happily accomodated each morning with two omeletes which were happily prepared for him at no charge from the hotel. Great service, wonderful stay. A true four star hotel.
Location is wonderful. Take a right out the door and you are two blocks from rue St. Honore', another block and rue Rivioli where the Louvre and Jardin de Tuillieries can be found. Take a left out the door and you are one block from rue Capucinni (sp) and the Opera House district.
The lobby is smoke free and there is no odor of smoke on the non-smoking floor. You will enjoy your stay here.
I stayed here for 4 days in late April and found it to be a great hotel. The location is perfect, near many sites that you'll want to hit, yet far enough off the main streets that it is peaceful. The staff was very helpful to my wife and I, answering any and all questions we had.
I have just returned from a three night say and would like to say what a pleasure it was and although I was expecting it to be good it was infact excellent! The hotel is in a good and quiet location. The room was nicely decorated, extremely clean and the Roger & Gallet toiletries were a lovely touch. It also had the best shower I have ever used in any hotel. Another nice touch was the maid who on our first nights stay knocked on the door to see if we required any more towels and then left us with two chocolates and a weather card for the next day. All the staff were smart, very pleasant and spoke good english. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone who was thinking of visiting Paris.
You are not welcome here.
Two years ago, I spent four nights at X-mas in this hotel. Surely the private and the public rooms are well worth 4 stars. But an adequate service is non existing. Unfriendly and arrogant at the front desk (when i asked for a taxi the concierge simply told me that this is not possible on 24th december...), rude and slow in the breakfast room (a waiter was argueing with his co-waitress in front of the guests). I will be in Paris this X-mas, but won't stay in this hotel again.
Paris is my favourite city and this 4*hotel has a great location near la Madeleine church/square and the Place de la Vendome. Small hotels are often blessed with a unique charm and ambience which was sadly lacking here. I was also disappointed that the hotel did not acknowledge my friend's 60th birthday celebration with any gesture whatsoever, despite prior notification. The buffet breakfast was limited and somewhat disorganised with an unfriendly and slow service. We experienced problems with faulty room keycards, broken window locks and an un-serviced room after returning from a full day sightseeing. Upon making these complaints, matters were dealt with in an insincere, if not stuffy, manner. However, the bedroom was nicely furnished and had French doors onto a balcony, overlooking the back entrance of the Ritz Hotel, but there are much better options in this price range (over £120 per night).
J'adore Hotel Castille!
I stayed at Hotel Castille a few years back and found the hotel to be just lovely. Our room was immaculate and well-decorated, the bathroom was gorgeous, with windows that opened out onto the street, the sink was set in an "antique" stand, and the whole thing was just impressive. The concierge and the other people working at the hotel were professional, well-versed in local restaurants, etc., and very nice. I can't wait to go back.
I also especially liked it's smaller size. I think you get a better feel for a city and for the essence of Europe in general when you stay in a smaller hotel. One final note - you cannot get a better location than Hotel Castille.
i stayed 4 nights in march 2004 in a classic room. the classic rooms are located in the back of the hotel and they are very very quite. i was offered an upgrade to deluxe room but the room is a little noisy because they face the steet so i passed the offer. the classic rooms are not so big but i guess they are standard paris size double room. the breakfast is very very good and so is the staff. i will return when i can.
This is a very nice hotel located on the street adjacent to the Place Vendome and just a few hundred yards from the Place de la Concorde.
Metro access is very good for sightseeing. The hotel has a lovely lobby and friendly (English speaking) staff. There was a problem with the air conditioning in the room we were assigned, but they immediately gave us a new room and upgraded us to a suite for our inconvience. There is a really nice Italian restaurant in the hotel as well. Overall, the hotel was very good. It is exactly what we expected for the price paid.
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... for the elevator. Lots of tourists; plus lots of beggars & people selling souvenirs. Women come up and ask if u speak english, then shows a sign asking for money. I was told before i left Aust that they also pick pocket u at the same time, so i was prepared & walked off. Now when these women ask if i speak english, i say no and they walk away. I don't understand why it is legal for them to do this; and this is France, not some 3rd world poor country. ...