Hotel de Banville

166, boulevard Berthier, Paris, Île-de-France, 75017, France | 3 star hotel
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... Here we walked up the very spiral staircase all the way to the top to check out the beautiful views. After our visit here it was dinner time. (All those tastings counted as lunch as we never had any lunch because of it) we decided to have dinner in a restaurant that was in a painting Lisa N bought off the street, King George V. I decided to YOLO and ordered the frogs legs and ratatouille. I ate some of the frogs ...

Walking Around & Hanging Out

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... there were a gazillion little French kids gettin' their recess on, and I'm pretty sure every one of them was talking at the very same time...yikes, exit stage right!

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... to Harrod's but more reasonably priced. To answer your burning question...yes! I found a couple of things including a present for a friends bridal shower this weekend! Juli and I then met back up and had dinner near the river. To go out with a bang, we ended our last night in Europe with a night bus tour of Paris. I loved seeing everything lit up at night and even got to see the Eiffel Tour sparkle on the hour! What a great way to end our time ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Parc Monceau area of Paris, is near Arc de Triomphe, Parc Monceau, La Maison du Chocolat, and Salle Pleyel.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Banville Paris

    Splendid

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    We stayed at the charming Hotel de Banville on our most recent visit to Paris and will surely return. Conveniently located near the Porte de Champerret metro station, the hotel is in a quiet neighborhood in the 17th. Upon our arrival, the lobby was under renovation. Nevertheless, by midweek it was lovingly transformed into a marvelous entrance with a gorgeous grand piano, exquisite wall and floor coverings, cozy furniture and unique lighting. Comfortably lounging in this area and having petite-dejeuner gave a most pleasant start to our days of shopping and visiting the sights of Paris. If one feels like a stroll, L'Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile and the Champs-Elysees are 15 minutes walking casually down Avenue Niel.The staff at Hotel de Banville is professional, courteous and extremely helpful. They were able to help with anything we needed. Additionally, we discovered an extraordinary restaurant near the hotel with an outstanding menu and wine selections. The place was packed on Friday and Saturday evenings but the restaurant staff happily welcomed their new American friends and treated us wonderfully! On departure day, we all had tears in our eyes. They were tears of sadness mixed with joy and anticipation for our return to Paris, the City of Light and it's splendid treasures.

    Great Hotel - Maybe Slightly Overated

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    The Hotel de Banville is definitely a wonderful hotel. The lobby is very inviting and displays a casual elegance. The corridors leading to the suites are the most charming corridors I have every seen in a hotel. The light colored stonework that decorates the corridors along with its bright red lacquer doors leading to suites with illuminating floor numbers when you stand in front of the door creates an exceptional entrance to the suites. The staircase also adds to the elegance of the corridor and even though I was on the 7th floor, the staircase was so inviting I walked up and down a couple of times (the corridor may have been even nicer than the room). I spent a great deal of time searching the internet and reading books about accommodations in Paris and the Hotel de Banville was always on some list regarding the best hotels in Paris. I was very pleased with the hotels location (very convenient to the Metro) and the friendliness of the staff, especially the uniformed housekeepers who were wonderful in maintaining the suite and serving morning breakfast. The reason I say the hotel may be a little overrated is because considering all of the praise I read regarding the hotel, I expected the maintenance in the room to be a little better. The room had a Parisian charm that was very inviting and the large double window that opens wide to frame the top of the Eiffel Tower was wonderful. However, the little bit of flaking paint on the ceiling over the bed and in the bathroom, especially around the shower, took away some of the hotels charm for me. The décor of the room was wonderful but I did expect the bathroom to be a little better maintained. The bathroom was not bad by no means but considering the room rate and all of the praise the hotel receives, they could repair some of the flaking paint I had in my room. I would definitely stay there again because it really is a great hotel but on my next trip Paris, I may try one of the other highly recommended hotels I had on my list. I am a little particular about the hotels I stay in while on holiday and I tend to notice small details so take this review from someone who may be a little more demanding than the average traveler.

    Sssshhh!

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    This is my favorite hotel in Paris so far, and I don't want too many people to know about it because I'd like them to always have room for me!

    A Parisian Treasure

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    This is the most wonderful and romantic Parisian hotel I have come across. The suites on the top floor are more spacious and amazing and have a giant clawfoot bathtub for lovers. The view and small deck offer you the ability to have your morning coffee while you look over toward the Le Tour Eiffel and the rest of the city.Friendly staff and a cozy lobby. I was told that many diplomats frequent the hotel. My wife and I will return.

    Best views on the top floor. Hope the elevator works.

    from

    The hotel is very nice. The rooms are very comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. I do complain though that when I arrived, I found the hotel to be under renovations and the elevator was out of service.

    I had to walk up to my room on the 8th floor 2 or 3 times a day. By the end of my stay I was in great shape. No apologies were offered for the lack of elevator. Other than that, I loved the hotel.

    White bedspreads, maids in uniforms, a true French experience

    from

    I found out about this hotel in Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast book. The hotel was wonderful. I stayed in the chambre de Julie. I loved this room. It was perfect for a single pretty gal with lots of taste. The room was quiet. The staff was friendly. It was my dream hotel in Paris.

    Great improvement in e mail response!

    from

    Perhaps the San Francisco reviewer below stimulated a change ... I sent an e mail with detailed questions about room availability and received a detailed response within 12 hours.

    Unusual Little Hotel

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    A very pleasant change to the many chain or sub standard smaller hotel in Paris.

    Great decor in rooms, very good beds and a quiet neighbourhood.

    Slightly pricey, though I'd imagine you could negotiate, for example to include breakfast etc.

    Not too advisable if you're flying in to Orly, but much better located for CDG. Overall 8/10

    Hotel de Banville: Does the staff ever respond to email inquiries??

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    I cannot write any review of staying at Hotel de Banville because I never get any reply about a reservation request.

    I emailed this hotel three times over a period of 2 months. Never ever got any response.

    Does the hotel feel that it gets enough business to ignore prospective guests' emails about making reservations? I certainly can do better!

    Good

    from

    Had an enjoyable stay at the Hotel de Banville, but was slightly disappointed by the room which was nice but very small and could have done with a lick of paint. Overall would recommend it although may be a bit over priced.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel de Banville Paris

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding