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Historical Traveler Reviews Millesime Hotel Paris
Glad I didn't stay
In June this year I booked a room at the Millisime over the net, paid in advance by Amex for the room and received confirmation.
Two days later I received an email that said they didn't have a room available and they would refund my payment. I was annoyed but recognise that such mistakes do happen.
Imagine my surprise however when I was charged a 3% cancellation fee.
Despite verbal assurances that this was also a mistake and would be rectified I received no response to several subsequent e-mails.
Despite still not receiving the refund I consoled myself with the thought that with service like this I was indeed fortunate I was not staying at the Hotel.
Instead the accommodation at the Mayfair hotel where I did stay was fantastic value for money and the service was faultless.
Location, location, location
We stayed at the Millesime for 4 days in October, 2003 and found it to be very comfortable. The location is superb....in the middle of St.
Germain de Pres and an easy walk to Notre Dame, the Louvre, and Musee d"Orsay. The rooms were larger than the standard Paris hotel room; well-maintained with spotless bathrooms.
The Millesime is the perfect Paris experience.
I and my 2 daughters stayed at the Millesime Hotel in March 2002 and would be heartbroken if it was not available the next time we visit Paris. This was my 5th trip to Paris and I have stayed in much more expensive hotels which were not nearly as comfortable, friendly, and clean as the Millesime. None were as perfectly located. We requested the "Millesime Suite" for the 3 of us, (thanks to the recommondation from a review on this site) and had a king size bed and a twin bed , beamed ceilings, and a sparkling bath and closets large enough for 3 women! There was a delightful view of Paris rooftops and the spire of St.Germaine de Pres. Totally charming. My husband and I are returning to Paris this spring and I will request the same room and arrange my travel dates subject to the Millesime availability.
Experienced traveler a bit disappointed
We were very excited about staying at the Millesime. I love the rue Jacob area, and know Paris very well, having lived here. If for no other reason, the location is wonderful. However, those who mention this as a lovely hotel for the "reasonable" price surprise me: I don't consider over $180/night "reasonable"... we opted for the superior double room, on an upper floor. While the room was fairly spacious (and this is an unimportant consideration, really... Paris hotels simply aren't huge), and we enjoyed the attempt at a Provence decor, we found that decor to be simply a rather cheap splashing of blues and yellows on otherwise basic wood trim. The rug was a little bit worn. The bed was large and comfortable, and the air conditioning was adequate (yes, it was needed... it was in the high 80s, F). The major plus was the sparkling and modern bathroom, though it was not large, and most 3-star hotels in Paris these days have relatively newly-updated, clean bathrooms. The lobby was being repainted, which was a necessity, but it was a shame that it was going on during our short stay. The most wonderful bit of unforgettable atmosphere was the beautiful, stone vaulted breakfast room... however, the website said that a hot English-style buffet breakfast would be included, with eggs, and this was not offered (though what was offered was lovely... I needed more protein options, however). The safe in the room had apparently been closed by a previous client and was unusable... and, though I asked two separate front desk folks for help (and was promised it), I received none (not a language problem, as I speak fluent French). So... the location is prime, the price is high, the room is not the lovely, historic, Provence-filled one I expected for the price. I would choose next time to pay $80/night less somewhere else (which we did, for a later stay... near the Lu xembourg gardens, nice clean bathroom, cold A/C, good breakfast, but still a room with little charm... and tiny tiny tiny.... but.... just as good, really, for far less.) I wouldn't stay here again.
My husband and I just stayed 4 nights at the Millesime Hotel in June, 2003. The hotel was in a great location, just one block from the Blvd.
St. Germain metro stop and on a very quiet street. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English. The hotel was clean (we never tried the breakfast) and our room was on the top floor (Millesime Room). It was quite spacious, however the windows didn't open and it was a bit stuffy as the air conditioning wasn't very powerful. It was also unusually warm in Paris during our stay so I don't think this would always be a problem. I would absolutely stay here again!
Charming, Wonderful Hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Millesime last year and would stay there again without hesitation. We had a wonderful room overlooking the quaint Rue Jacob. Noise was not a problem from the street or neighboring rooms. The room was average size for Eurpoe but the bathroom was larger than usual. The decor was charming and the rooms were clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location simply cannot be beat for the price. A short walk to the Seine, an even shorter walk to the Metro and the fabulous cafes on St. Germain. I have recommended this hotel to friends who also greatly enjoyed their stay.
Perfect Location, Comfortable & Helpful
We just returned from a 3 night stay in Paris. The hotel is comfortable, the bathroom bright and new. Our room was a standard, the only type available when we booked. It was small, but not cramped. We had a winter package, which included buffet breakfast, a half bottle of champagne, and fruit. The champagne was waiting, chilled when we arrived. The fruit basket was in our room on the second day. The young man at the desk made a great restaurant recommendation, and the desk booked our dinner reservations each night.
The location is unbeatable and with our windows open, still quite quiet by Paris standards.
I would stay here again, but perhaps splurge and stay in the Millesime room, which was on the top floor and must have a great view.
I read the review that started "Travellers Beware"and I must say that they should be aware of too many opinions. My wife and I stayed at the Millesime Hotel last summer and my daughter and mother in law were there last week. It is a charming, reasonable hotel in a fantastic location and air-conditioned, a rarity for less expensive hotels in Paris. I have been lucky enough to have been to Paris several times and have stayed in quite a range of hotels. The Millesime's three-star rating, given by the government, is well-earned. Our rooms were bright and spotless, the staff helpful and the price right. We could walk to Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame. A previous review at this web-site was very negative and I think there must be more to that story. This hotel is not the Bristol or the Crillon. It is a lovely, small hotel with beautiful, simple rooms in a wonderful part of Paris. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
We recently stayed in the Millesime Hotel, located in the St. Germain-de-Pres area of Paris. We chose this hotel based on reviews and the presentation on various websites. It was also listed as a three star hotel. However, when we arrived it was clear this hotel should not have been awarded any such rating. It was disorganized, shabbily furnished and expensive. The staff, though attempting to be friendly and helpful, were in way over their heads, obviously overworked and understaffed. The decor is about as cheap as it comes, and (as an indication of the lack of pride) the bed cover had a large, unsightly stain on it. The clientele, expecting high quality, were frustrated and consequently demanding. We made the most of it, but felt ripped off, especially when they tried to charge extra for things we never ordered, or were supposed to be included in the "special promotion". I don't know who wrote the other reviews for this hotel, but they probably didn't have much experience with Paris Hotels. I have stayed in 2 star establishments with better service, decor, pride and fairer prices.
Watch out for misrepresentation on websites! This hotel is out to catch suckers. Unfortunately, we bit.
A Step back in Time
I recently had the pleasure of a visit to Paris and, for my stay this trip, I chose the Hotel Millesime, mostly due to its location in the heart of the Left Bank's St. Germain de Pres quartier.
Overall, the stay was a pleasant experience. The hotel is very well priced, is in what I consider to be a prime location, being a 5 minute walk from the banks of the Seine and on one of the area's most delightful streets, Rue Jacob, lined with galleries, design stores, and the like and only a 3 minute walk from the bustling Blvd. St. Germain with all it has to offer (wonderful cafes, shops, theatres).
My only disappointment with the Millesime (especially since I was on my own this trip) is that there is no one to help with luggage, neither when one arrives at the hotel's front door, after check-in to the room, or upon departure.
However, that was a complaint that was easily overlooked for the treat to be able to stay in a charming hotel in such a beautiful area of Paris.
I had a room overlooking the narrow rue Jacob and it tended to be a bit noisy with the revelers leaving the various cafes but, even at 1 a.m., that was just another sound of Paris. The courtyard rooms would probably be a bit quieter, especially on the weekends.
All in all, I would highly recommend the Millesime based on location alone, if not for array of available services. My room was clean, though rather reminiscent of Holiday Inn decor, and the bathroom was sparkling and well equipped with a full size bathtub.