Hotel Francois 1er
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Francois 1er Paris
Lovely Boutique Hotel
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in January 2006 and found it to be a lovely hotel. It is a small boutique hotel which I don't think anyone is trying to hide (with regard to the gentleman from Turkeys comments).We had a lovely room with a comfortable bed and a really nice small bathroom. The breakfast was fine although neither of us fancied any of the hot food although there was plenty to eat with dried or fresh fruit,yogurts pastries etc. The staff at breakfast were helpful and the reception staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. It is in a great location and easy walking distance to Les Invalide or the Eiffel Tower. Also very handy for the Metro just a couple of minutes away.
Very good !
I stayed at this hotel three consecutive years. In 1999, 2000 and 2001.
In 1999, it hadn't been renovated but still I loved it. It was my first stay in Paris and the hotel had a very very good location, just very few minutes walk from the Champs Elysées where you can pass a very crowded night in the numerous cafés or you can shop till very late. No need for taxi or metro. However there are several metro and RER stations near the hotel that link you to everywhere you want in Paris.
The hotel is situated in a quiet and chic neighberhood so you can profit at the same time from the near Champs Elysées and the calm atmosphere.
In 2000 the hotel was entierly renovated and of course everything in it is better now, good service,good breakfast, very homy and cosy lobby although small. The rooms are small but very cosy and luxe. There are few big rooms that I was lucky to stay in them they are very nice.
It is good for business travelers and couples.
I recommend this hotel, I stayed in it three times and if I go again to Paris I won't hesitate to stay in this hotel.
Quaint, great location, luxury
We found the hotel well enough after getting off the Air France bus near L'Arc di Triumph. The hotel is on a side street. It really made you feel like you were going home. the whole place is comfy but luxe and homey.
The rooms are small, but that is true to European style. The bed was very comfortable. The products and bathroom was very comfortable. Just share a room with someone you are very comfortable with as the bathroom is a pocket door and very close to the bed (read: not much privacy).
Cute living room that seved as a lounge and a cute bar. Not very busy. Very pricey.
Turn down service very nite - include a notecard with the weather for the next day.
Breakfast buffet, though served in the basement (still very nice but would have preferred some windows) was wonderful. Delicious food great service.
The staff was attentive and remembers us. Always were greeted. Answered all questions patiently. Booked a wonderful Versaille tour. Even helped me decipher a phone card.
There is an elevator unlike a lot of hotels - and it is large enough for 3 people comforatably. They also had nice music piped in the public areas.
If you want to go out partying though note that like most hotels they lock the door after a certain hour and you must ring the bell to be let in.
Do not have reservation on net
I confirmed my reservations 2 days ago and paid the accomodation to my agent but when I arrived at the hotel at 02:00 am. They told me that we are sorry, but we had some problems about some rooms, we tried to fix them but couldn' t, but no problem for you we make an another reservation at a different hotelfor you and you will love this hotel and ...etc. I also realized that the hotel is not so similar then the hotel pictures in the web site of this hotel. Very small loby and entrance when you compare the pictures on the net. If you want luxury and quality you could not find at this hotel
WE Love It!
My wife and I have been to Paris several times and we chose to stay in the Champs d'Elysee area this trip. The hotel appeared to be on a quiet side street just steps away from the most famous street in Paris. It was. The hotel staff was incredibly nice, and after we complained about noise in our first room because of the elevator shaft, they quickly and cheerfully moved us to another. The rooms were very plush, the bed was great, and the bathroom modern but still European in concept. The concierge arranged for a car that we drove to Provins (what a place for medieval history lovers) and simplified that experience. We just left the car in front of the hotel and they did the rest. The hotel is about a quarter of a mile from the King George V Metro Stop on the Champs d'Elysee and very close to the upscale shopping streets that run of the Champs. The Champs is a little touristy and packed with people but there are some good, late night restaurants nearby. The hotel is well placed for exploration of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand and Petit Palais, and our favorite, the Pont Alexandre III bridge. This is not the left bank, however, and there are hotels closer to the Louvre and Notre Dame. The hotel was well priced for its amenities and location.
A Great Hotel
I really enjoyed my stay at the Francois 1er. The service there is excellent. The rooms are definitely four star material. The location is wonderful. It's located a block away from the Champ Elysees. I had a wonderful time!
Would go back
Just back from 3 blissful nights at the Francois 1 er. The rooms are small but beautifully appointed, with great attention to detail and although we were at the front , overlooking the street there was no noise. The desk clerk recommended Chez Andre, a nice restaurant close by and we ate across the street from it another night at "relais d'entrecote"which was full and fun with a set menu of steak and fries. There are a lot of really high end shops nearby and the George V was down the street, having been there I would go back to Francois 1er.
Zyad the desk clerk maked the stay wonderful
We won this hotel on skyauction. Breakfast was great pastries, lean ham, croissant, cheeses, fruit and juice. The rooms were small, clean, and for the most part quiet. Zyad the desk clerk told of many nearby exciting restaurants, including l'Orange where we had rose petal sauce over veal. There are two metro stops to the hotel, either the one at Nation or a second closer to the hotel stop, but you have to switch trains. We bought the carte orange on a Monday which allowed unlimited access to the metro and buses up to the second zone. The hotel has a little bar near the reception and they will fix you a cocktail, tea, or coffee. It is a neighborhood hotel with easy access through the metro to get around Paris. There is a market across the street where you can pick up fresh fruit and herb teas. The hotel will pick you up at the airport for $35 euros and they will carry your luggage in.
Great location and rooms but poor service
I stayed at the Francois 1er for 1 night on a business trip. It is a quite elegant hotel with very nice rooms and a great location - Champs-Elyssee and l'Arc de Triomphe are just a short walk away.
However, I experienced an extremely bad service: It started when the front desk man made a negative remark about me staying only for one night. In addition he did not bother to inform me about times and place for breakfast, place of the elevators etc. - I had to ask everything.
Having arrived at my very nice room I tried to get something for dinner and called the room serive - I tried it two times but each time they just picked up the phone and then hung up immediately - after that I decided to go to a restaurant outside. Moreover, at 6.30 am I woke up to the sound of a vacuum cleaner in front of my room - they obviously just started to clean the floor. All in all I would rather try another hotel next time in Paris.
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... We fed the pigeons and ate hot dogs and bread. It was about this time I started to feel sick. By the time we got back to the hotel I was feeling awful. So here I am in Paris with food poisoning :( I'm pretty sure it was the beef tartar! Thats what I get for trying something new! The gang is headed out for another fun day while I am stuck in bed at the hotel! Shelby has decided to stay with me to keep me company. ...
... aids and another pack (a different size) of 7 band-aids and the cost was 20 euros! Close to 24 or 25 dollars. No kidding! They must not use many band-aids here. Or, they use them more than once. Yuck! Just so you know!!
We are headed out to dinner soon. I'm ready for more walking.
ps. from Bob....I may just hire Lanny as our official scribe! She does such a great job!
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