Hotel Villa Mazarin
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... the night.
The Eurostar journey went to schedule and we found our hotel after one false start (who names two hotels in the same street Hotel Renoir?) but they had no room for us (ironically given the last paragraph). They found us a room in another hotel and off we went. I had texted my friend Sandra that we would meet her on reception in 15 mins to go to dinner so I texted her back to wait a bit.
This summer holiday i went to the french capital Paris. This trip was my first time being abroad alone. It was another experience compared to the other time i went to Paris with my parents.
My dads old friend has a house there in Paris so i could stay with her for the five days i was there. Every day we went to see different attractions and museums. I saw the Eiffel tower, The palace of ...
... missed the train to Reims by seconds but the 45 mins gave me a chance to catch up on my travel blog a little. The train was very fast and clean and in no time we were in Reims. We walked around the old town and into the famous la cathedrale de Reims. I thought it was fabulous, Tony preferred the one at Rouen. There were lots of beautiful flower baskets and floral decorations around Reims so of course I took lots of photos. A quick train back to Epernay and a ...
... she took off plenty of attention from the French women and kept it to herself, without even trying. There was something more to her appearance though. It wasn’t all just looks, it was even the personality. If I could define her personality in one word, I’d say positive. It was unnatural for someone ...
... of the action. Or so it feels.)
And as I stand at the window with my Prince, looking out at the lights of Paris, I feel special and blessed and lucky. And like a total Princess.
Thank you for reading this blog. I know it hasn't been as good as last time...but i have still enjoyed writing it and it means so much to me that you all are still reading it. Thank you. :0)
We hope all is well with all of you.
Matt and Kellie
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Mazarin Paris
This hotel has an outstanding location, beautiful rooms, great amenities and really wonderful people - helpful, friendly, great. They got our rooms all ready early yesterday and that was so terrific after getting in to be able to unpack and relax.
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This hotel is just out of this world. And so central to everything. Just loved it.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Mazarin Paris
Found this place on the internet and booked having read excellent reviews. It certainly lived up to its reputation - it was very hot in Paris so air conditioning was essential - tho' some directions on its use would have helped! Room was spacious and very comfortable and breakfast - included in overall price - was very good and served in room. Staff were very helpful - I just wish they would not insist on speaking English when they can see you want to speak in French. Will certainly return - price was a little higher than I had envisaged paying for trip but well worth extra expense especially given hot weather and excellent a/c. Its location is fantastic.
A great find for a decent Paris price (about EUR 190 per room). Good size rooms, king size bed, good shower, good air con, small LCD TV, comfy bed. Only thing is that there are no hotel facilities, as such (no restaurant -- you take breakfast in your room). But great area in Marais so no big deal. Ask for a room overlooking the courtyard -- the double glazing in the front of the hotel was fine until 6.30 am when the morning shop deliveries happened outside.
Location! Location! Location!
Could not ask for a better location in terms of getting around Paris and being able to enjoy the bustling Marais district! The staff are great. Thomas and Esther go out of their way to make you feel welcome and help you get acquainted with the city.
Rooms are on the small side, but everything is in Europe. They were clean, modern and updated.
I'll be back for sure!
Fantastic stay at Villa Mazarin
I decided to stay in this hotel because I love the Marais and found a great deal for this hotel on the web. The location is spectacular, right next to Hotel de Ville. The rooms combine modern elements (LCD TVs/ state of the art baths, complete soundproof, walls painted in deep colors--our floor was dark aubergine) with traditional touches (bed headboard and mirror in Empire style, cozy curtains etc.). The bed was divine: the ultra-comfortable mattress, 4 full-sized pillows and the bedding, which included a silky white sheet on top of the blanket and a chenille/silk throw to match the color of the walls, was luxurious and very tasteful. The room had complimentary coffee/tea. On top of this, the room was a great size for Paris! (and we stayed in their regular room; they also have duplexes and larger rooms). The staff could not be any nicer; so caring and professional. Overall, we had a fantastic time, thanks in no small part to this wonderful home away from home.
Awesome Place & Location
Newly rennovated wonderful hotel in the Marais near the Pompedeu Center. Excellent and helpful staff. Very nice quiet large rooms for a reasonable price. I will definitely be back.
Merci Beaucoup Villa Malraux!
Stayed at the Villa Malraux in December 2005 for 2 nights. Very impressed by the hotel.
We loved the art decor - different colours and art on each corridor. Our room was on the brown corridor. Perfect room size (for Paris!), comfortable bed & excellent facilities in the room. Hotel & room cleanliness was excellent. Their non smoking policy is such a plus.
The hotel is also in a perfect location for visiting all the wonderful shops, restaurants and cafe bars in the Marais area.
We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff. Extremely helpful and friendly.
Thank you Villa Malraux for such a pleasurable stay!
Spot on - at a price
Due to the Axial being full we stayed here for 3 nights at the end of February. It's pretty much ideal for us being well positioned in the heart of le Marais. It ticks all the boxes: Non-smoking throughout, clean stylish room and bathroom, fluffy towels, fast WiFi, comfortable bed, minibar, sink, kettle, iron, safe. All present and correct. Staff were charming and helpful (even humouring my awful attempts at French).
Like most hotels in the area there could be a little more space, and you will hear noise from the street should a siren come past, but this wasn't a big deal. Sound insulation between the rooms seemed good as the only sounds we heard were running water when in the bathroom.
Downsides? It's a bit dear compared to the Axial, but it's noticably better in pretty much every area apart from the lack of a restaurant. You can order breakfast in bed, though I can't comment on this as we took breakfast in the cafe next door.
We'll definitely stay again if we can run to the extra cash.
Nice hotel, stayed 6 nights in February, had the room #53 which was large enough comparing to many others in Europe. Good room especially for the price we were offered (220 euros for deluxe or superior, I do not remember exactly but they have two types of the rooms and that was not sandard for the price of standard). The location is great, staff is very helfull and nice, especially Thomas. Everybody speaks Englis. The only problem - it was a little bit cold in the bedroom upstairs and the climat control system had strange algo. The street may be noisy sometimes but the room is very quiet. I'll be recommending this hotel and will stay there when I return to Paris.
And yes, now the name of the hotel is Villa Mazarin, not Villa Malraux.
Such a good choice!
Very new, clean, nicely decorated hotel. Nice staff, very helpful and kind. for some reasons my room had no hair dryer, but the concierge promptly helped me about this matter. The location is perfect, few steps from the tube access, in Le Marais, the heart of Paris, makes easy to reach any area from there. Perfect silence in the rooms, just a little too warm maybe, and the lights in the bathroom were spots on the ceiling: nice lighting effect but not very helpful for ladies for putting make up on.
Everything else was ok, maybe it's a little too expensive, but not above the Paris' avarage.
Great All Non-Smoking Hotel on Edge of Marais
A charming hotel. Very recently opened, it has all new furnishings and fittings. Rooms and all other aspects of the property are immaculate. Decor is a stylish, fun combination of modern and traditional. The bed was supremely comfortable. The front desk staff is extremely gracious and speaks good English. The best aspect: the hotel is ALL NON-SMOKING.
Located at the intersection of rue de la Verriere and rue des Archives, it is on the edge of the Marais. Near the lively streets, but not noisy, like some other hotels I have stayed in in this neighborhood.
My criticisms are few and minor: light in the bathroom is not great for applying makeup (and probably for shaving). The wireless internet access does not reach all rooms (old, thick walls). Nevertheless, the desk staff is more than happy to loan you a long Ethernet cord for high speed access. If your laptop doesn't detect the signal, ask beforehand for the Ethernet cable. My computer got very confused when I went from wireless to wired access.
PS--the hotel owner told me that they will shortly be changing the name of the property.