Hotel Napoleon Paris
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We had an expensive morning 'rush hour' taxi drive from the airport to Hotel Napoleon, a charming upscale boutique hotel within sight of the Arc de Triumph and around the corner from the Champs de Elysee. The four of us left our bags at the hotel and explored Paris for a cafe, french pastry and a walk down to the River Seine trying to ward off …
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... Day. I have never been more stressed in my life – I felt like I was going to puke or cry or both! I really hate the feeling of being late and wasting money, two things that were about to happen. I saw my departure time come and go on the taxi clock and prayed that this would all work and I would make it to Madrid for my MS volunteer event the next morning. When I got to the station, I ran ...
... celebrating a fiftieth birthday with a girls weekend, myself, and the guide. The guide was born and raised in Paris but his mom was American originally so he went to college in Florida. It was a great ride- biking is a fantastic way to see the city but between the crowds and the crazy boulevards and their traffic I was glad to be with a guide who knew where to go. He did make us battle the busiest street full of people and part ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Napoleon Paris
A beautiful boutique hotel located around the corner from the Champs de Elysee and a block from the Arc de Triumph. To our surprise we were upgraded to suites - spacious rooms with a sitting area, bed, bath and separate toilet room. The rooms were beautifully appointed, the hotel staff gracious and knowledgeable, and the dining excellent.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Napoleon Paris
I stayed at this hotel 23/06/05 as our hotel was fully booked for the first nite of out stay so our hotel put us up in the Napolean Hote free of charge in a delux room. Staff v.nice and helpful, room old style but beautifully done and nice bathroom. Would highly recommend the hote and its location just off the Champs E. Just make sure to book a delux room for the experience.
Bad start turned excellent!
Just returned from two nights stay at Hotel Napeleon, on Avenue de Friedland, 8 adonissement, Paris.
I had orignally booked a Classic Room, however it was a big mistake. Judging by the standard of of this room. this category are not to be recommended. The room was small and dark as it was facing the inner courtyard, the walls needed painting, the plaster was chipped and the bathroom was dated with 70's style pink suite. Very depressing, although the soft furninshings and TV were new. Not what you expect from a 4 star hotel, and not representative of the pictures on the website. Very depressing. The saying "you only get what you pay" for came true!
I immediately went down to the reseption and found the staff to be very helpful, friendly and understanding, and for a reasonable extra charge upgraded to a Jr. Suite. The suite consisted of a sitting room with sofa, table and two chairs, desk and chair, with sliding doors to the bedroom which had a large "half-poster" comfortable bed. Beautiful drapes and soft furnishings, wonderful rooms facing the avenue, and surprisingly quiet at night.
Can highly recommend this hotel, but not the Classic Rooms.
There's no accounting for taste. However, I did not like the style. If you have to stay at this hotel avoid rooms to the noisy backyard. There is a huge and noisy ventilation unit. Furthermore, construction in the hotel is underway. At check-out they tried to cheat me by charging me not in EUR with a bad exchange rate. However, the location is okay.
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2004. Wonderful location, romantic room, friendly staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Napoleon.
Currently undergoing renovation
Great location, but be warned there is very loud construction going on all during the day. The room next to ours was being renovated and our walls were shaking with the sounds of jackhammers. We complained and were moved into a quiet suite! Customer service was great.
Over priced but good location
We stayed at the Napoleon Oct 18th for 3 days. We tryed to book another hotel a day after we arrived but all hotels were full due to the large food show in town. We had booked for a week in a "superior" room, one up from traditional. The cost was 303 Euros per night. When we arrived the room we were shown was nothing like the pictures on the web site. It was old, run down, small and musty. They immediatly offered us an upgraded room for 340 Euros which we took. It had a nice view and a patio but furniture was old and somewhat dirty. Certainly not worth the money. The airconditioning did not work as it was shut off for the season and we could not leave the windows open at night due to noise so the room was hot at night. The bathroom was nice but the toilette was in a separate small room on it's own with no ventalation and so small you could almost touch the wall with your knee's. We could not hook up to the internet available and the cost was 19.95 Euros for 12 hours. We never did get it working while we were there even after soliciting help from the front desk and the free 800 help line. Continental breakfast was 17 euros each which we did not use. We moved for the last 2 days to the Hotel Splenid Etoile on Ave Carnot 5 minutes walk at 240 Euros per night which was far superior in service, internet, and hotel room than the Napolian. I would make the Splendid Etoile my next hotel in Paris and would not recomend the Napoleon. I must say that the Napoleon had a beautiful lobby and hotel bar but that did not make up for the dingy rooms.
A Sparkler off the Champs
We stayed in this hotel in October, 03. Yes, as one critic put it, the bathroom needed some updating but not bad. The room itself was large and quite nice. Carpet was new. All public areas were quite nice and the staff was most helpful.Couldn't ask for friendlier or more competent personnel.Good location, just of the Champs. 1block from the Arch and the Effiel Tower sparkled through the window of our room at night. Exellent breakfast buffet each morning.Jack Ellis
First class hotel
This is a very impressive hotel. I came here with my fiancee and we were upgraded from a standard room to a suite with a first class view.
A bottle of champagne was also left for us in our room when we went out in the afternoon. Only criticism is thin walls through which our next door neighbour's television could be heard clearly.
I travel to Europe several times a year and to Paris yearly. On December 2002, I stayed at the Napoleon Hotel. Although the staff was courteous and accomodating, the room and bathroom needed immediate and serious refurbishing. The room and bathroom themselves were large (deluxe) and the location of the hotel was fabulous. However, the carpet was ripped, furniture old (not antique) and the bathroom was missing tiles. Extremely disappointing. Will not return.
Maria E. Trenzado
Lovely hotel, excellent service, wonderful location. I strongly suggest this hotel. I will be back soon.