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Great hotel in a quiet location,perfect for couples,
Just returned from a long weekend in Paris staying in this hotel with three girlfriends. The hotel was just as it is shown on the ParisBy site, and is a lovely cosy, (and I know its a cliche), and romantic hideaway in a lovely quiet street just a few minutes walk from the Champ le Mars gardens which lead you directly under the soaring amazingness of the Effell tower. I know Paris has a reputation as the Romantic destination of the world, and couples flock there in droves hoping to share the dream, of moonlight kisses by the Seine, but anyone who has actually visited knows that reality of the situation can be for from this ideal. Having had this experience I decided my next trip to Paris would be as part of a all girl group, leaving the men and any romantic hopes at home, where they belong. But guess what?, this hotel really was was perfect for couples seeking that romantic retreat, but not so great for a same sex group. The hotel really goes all out to cater for couples, so much so that they just cant get their heads around catering for anyone not requiring tete -a -tete breakfasts on cute little tables for two, or low lit bedrooms with King size beds, floaty voiles , zebra patterened carpets and furry cushions, all very tastefull of course, but definately for the loved up.
We booked twins, but had obviously been given doubles because although we arrived at 6.45pm the rooms were 'not available'. We had to go and have a drink which we had to pay for of course whilst the beds where hastily given single duvets and sheets, but the beds remained side by side against a king sized headboard,essentially still doubles. This was not ideal really, I do love my friends alot , but not that much!
However, We still had a ball! the hotel is in a great convenient location, and very clean and classy. It was warm, the staff helpfull enough, but dont expect oozing friendliness, bathrooms very nice ,small but very adequate, with lovely white fluffy towels. But best of all the beds were comfortable and oh so quiet, I stayed in St Germain last time I visited Paris and it was very noisy at night and early in the morning, as are a lot of hotels in the City. If you want a classy, convenient base for a romantic weekend with the one you love, book it, you could do a lot worse believe me I know, having stayed in a hotel were we had to crouch through the smelly bathroom to reach the adjoining tiny attic bedroom!
The plus side of travelling in a group of ladies was that we could forget everything we had ever read about rude Parisians. The waiters ,bar tenders, taxi drivers treated us like princesses, we had nothing but smiling attentive (and wait for it) humourous! service everywhere we went. Yes we did make an effort to be pleasant , polite and to speak a little French, even if we did mangle the language, it does go along way to break even the iciest Parisian glare.
Other tips, try the open top tour buses, we used ' Buses Rouge' it was 22 euros for 2 conseq days, very regualr and you can hop on and off at many tourist hot spots, and really get to see much more of the city than using the metro, if you are there for only a few days.
Tabacs are great budget eateries and watering holes, the Le Weekend on Ave Suffren does brilliant Croques Madames Like welsh rarebit with ham and a fried egg on top.
Stand at the bar if you are drinking, it is half the price of sitting down at a table!, crazy but true.
Just go its great.
Happy New Year at Le Marquis
We stayed at Le Marquis over New Year 2004/5.
The hotel location is great. It's close to a couple of Metro stations and just round the corner from the Eiffel Tower - a good place to see in the New Year if you don't fancy the more hectic Champs Elysees.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms were a little on the small side and ours, on the first floor, was a bit too dark in the middle of winter but as we didn't spend much time there these weren't big concerns.
The breakfast sets you up for the day and the guy serving whilst we were there was very sweet, offering my regular hot chocolate automatically on our last day. Reception were helpful with directions and the taxi ordered on departure for the early morning Eurostar arrived as requested.
We got a great deal via lastminute and relied on tripadvisor reviewers to guide us. We weren't disappointed and would recommend Le Marquis to anyone considering it.
Terrible experience - don't waste your money!
Well, where do I begin?
I should start by explaining that I booked this hotel on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews, which were almost all glowing, and my partner and I were very excited about this 'little jewel' in the heart of Paris.
The location is great, just a 4/5 minute walk from the hotel is the Eiffel Tower, and there are some cute restaurants close at hand. However, this is as far as the benefits of the hotel extend, in my opinion of having stayed there.
We arrived on Friday 18th March at around 2.30pm. No one took our bags, and nobody greeted us. It took a girl working behind the bar in the lobby to get someone to check us in. Check in itself was clinical, smooth but utterly charmless.
We got to the room, taking up our own bags, and of the 4 main lights in the room, 2 were not working - though these were fixed politely and efficiently by the maid.
We went out for the day on Friday and Saturday and had little contact with the staff until Saturday night, when I asked the concierge, Christoph, were was good to goto in the city. His knowledge was not amazing, but he was very helpful, and aided us as much as possible.
Saturday night we hit the town, and were out until 1.30pm, at which point we tried to get a taxi, but could not for love nor money! We had to walk home, and it took two hours!!! Nobody in the hotel told us it would be so difficult to get a taxi. Then we got back, we decided to have a beer to relax, and phoned the 24 hr room service for a bottle opener. I was told to come down to get the opener, which I did, and when I collected it I was told by the nightman,"Do not bring it back - it is 4 o'clock in the morning!" I could not believe I had been spoken to like this!
Next day, Sunday 20th, we checked out at 12pm, again with no offer of help of bags, but had a polite checkout - the lady who checked us out, from Peru, was both helpful and friendly. I informed her f the attitude of the Nightman, and she apologised and said it would be noted. We asked her to book a taxi for us to go to Gare du Nord at 3pm, and she said this would be done.
We went out for a spot of lunch at 12.30pm, and came back at just before 3pm. Our taxi was waiting outside, so we collected our bags and put them in the back of the taxi, and got into the taxi. As the taxi pulled away, I noticed that there was already 10 euros in charged fare on the taxi meter.
when I asked the driver why this was the case, he just stopped the vehicle, drove backwards to the hotel and threw our bags onto the pavement!
When I went into the hotel and approached the desk, I explained what had happened to the hotel duty manager, but he did not want to know - he told me that the taxi had got here at 2.45pm, and that 'this is the way it works in Paris'. I told him that if I had wanted a taxi for 2.45pm then I would have ordered one for that time. He replied that the taxi driver wanted payment and that I had put HIM in an impossible position! I cannot believe that this was the attitude of the man.
I found this level of service difficult to accept, when paying 210 EUR a nite for the privelege of someone being rude to us. It was meant to be a very special weekend as a Valentines day present for my partner. In addition to this, I work as a bell attendent in a 5 star design hotel in central London, and was appalled at the service level offered by Le Marquis. They are a cheap imitation of what they are trying to imitate, and a strongly advise caution when you think about making a reservation with this Le Marquis.
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Le Marquis 4 - 8 March, and it was fantastic!
Just as everyone else has noted, it's very close to the Metro (though we actually walked almost everywhere we wanted to go--we found the hotel to be very conveniently located!). Having the supermarket across the street was a huge bonus, and there are some great little cafes and restaurants in the area.
The room was very quiet and comfortable, and we were thrilled that our non-smoking room (Room 406) was REALLY a non-smoking room. One odd thing is that there is a noticeable lack of storage space (no drawers!) in the rooms, as some earlier posters have remarked. Since we were only there for a few days, it wasn't a big deal, but that might prove to be a hassle for someone who's staying a bit longer.
Staff was very nice and helpful, as well--I highly recommend this hotel!
Enjoyed this small (36?) room hotel in a quiet residential area in 15, near the border of the 7th arrondisement.
Nearby is a Bakery and a Grocery store so one can stock up on snacks or picnic fixings. There is a nice Korean/Japanese restaurant on the same side of the street a half block down or so. Good Bi Bim Bop and Korean BBQ prepared tableside there.
The hotel is inbetween two metro stops and very close to the Eiffel tower (where there is a third metro stop)
The staff was pleasant but reserved. Room could have used a little more storage space. It had a large closet with insufficient hangers. No drawer space. We were here for a week in Feb 2005 so storage space was an issue for us. Room a bit dark. Public space and room was tidy. Bathroom large by European standards.
Nice restaurants within walking distance. Our two favorites were Le Suffren at the corner of Suffren and Motte Picquet and Leo le Lion at 23 rue Duvivier. The former is large and lively. Excellent Warm Goat cheese on toast (with a side of mixed greens) starter and the Mussels were sublime.
Leo le lion is smaller, 16 tables, and a husband/wife operation. The chef came out every time we dined to say hello and check on us. The one english speaking waiter is a hoot. Had some awesome duck, scallop, and salmon preparations here.
Definately would stay here again. Only caveat being ac. I forgot to check to see if they had ac. It would prove to warm in the summer without it.
Almost as good as you all said...
My boyfriend and I have just got back from Valentine's weekend at Le Marquis. I have to say that our choice of hotel was quite heavily influenced by TripAdvisor reviews, trusting souls that we are! Well, that and the fact that we got a bargain deal on the net- it would normally be out of our price range.
So, after after the rave reviews, was it all that we hoped for? Well, very nearly.
The staff WERE friendly and professional, the area WAS quiet and classy ( 'quiet' really mattered to me as I'm a light sleeper, and have slept-or rather not- in some memorably noisy Parisien hotels!) There are some great gourmet restaurants like Le Suffren nearby too. Lots of shops etc. are closed on Sunday but you can just hop on the Metro for livelier areas if needs be.
Our room, 302, was billed as a 'superior' room to which we'd got a free upgrade, and although the decor was impressive it didn't scream 'superior' at us after the reviews we'd read- not very big, no view as such,and a bit of noise from the escalator outside- these didn't worry us at the price we paid, but I'm not sure I would have rated the value so highly had we paid the full whack.
But one thing which did leave us Perplexed on Dupleix- where are guests supposed to put all their stuff?! There wasn't one single drawer or shelf anywhere in the bedroom or bathroom- bedside tables and desk were just tops and legs, no drawers. I imagine this was in keeping with the designer's ethos, and generally we were all for this as it made a nice change from the big identikit chains- but the lack of storage space meant living out of a suitcase, shoving eveything in the wardbrobe or scattering all your bits and bobs across all the available surfaces, which spoilt the look of the room more than a few drawers would have done. Even over 3 nights this was quite tricky; if you had enough stuff for a long stay I don't know what you'd do with it all. Presumably on the same minimalist principle there were no bath towels in our room when we arrived, just teeny hand ones- although
large ones were sent up when we asked for them.
However, the warmth (the weather was very cold) and cleanliness of the room honestly couldn't have been improved upon- and I'm picky. Bedding and mattresses seemed brand new and everything was spotless- top marks for the cleaning staff who I hope are very well paid! On one occasion after a shamefully late night with local friends we didn't surface until after 12 pm the next day. In most hotels this would mean you'd miss out on having your room done and we expected that- but on our return we found it had been cleaned beautifully. The little safe in the wardrobe, borrowable bath robes and toiletries were all nice touches too, and all in all it was a cosy and quite luxurious weekend. We'd definitely go again- if we could get another good deal.
Jewel on Dupleix
Located only a few metro stops away from any point of interest, the Hotel Le Marquis was awesome. The staff (especially, Albert) was extremely helpful and accomodating. There is a pastry and meat shop next door and a super market and flower shop across the street. The nearest metro (La Motte Piquette) is a quick 2-3 minute walk away.
Our room (#506) was great. Modern decor (just as pictured on their website at inwoodhotel). The bathroom was simply stunning.
No regrets. Highly recommended.
This is certainly a perfect hotel, the location is excellent, the decor is lovely, the staff very helpful and friendly, I certainly can recommend this hotel.
Wonderful Small Hotel, Excellent Staff, Great Location
I stayed at the Le Marquis for two nights beginning on September 11, 2004 and could not have been more satisfied anywhere else.
Close to the Eiffel Tower, this property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near a great neighborhood park, Place Dupleix, and the Church of Saint-Léon. This is a great spot to hang out and people watch. There is a good grocery store just across the street. Next door, there is a place to purchase fresh foods. There is also a fine bakery a couple of doors down from the hotel. The closest Metro stop, La Motte-Picquet, is about a five-minute walk away. The La Motte-Picquet stop has access to Metro Lines 4, 6, or 10. The hotel has a welcoming lobby and the rooms are absolutely gorgeous. The staff is pleasant and helpful. This is a terrific place to base yourself, especially if you want a quiet neighborhood that is still very close to many fine cafes, newsstands, with easy Metro access to all of Paris.
Le Marquis was absolutely wonderful! If you're tired of the cookie-cutter chain hotel & want a quiet retreat at a modern/stylish hotel, stay here! Location: On a quiet side street near the Eiffel Tower, two blocks away from Metro. Amenities: The room was absolutely gorgeous & the bathroom was seriously the most beautiful bathroom I've ever seen! Didn't dine there or interact with the staff much, but let's just say I looked forward to coming back to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing. The decor is sleek & trendy...highly recommended!