Hotel Pont Royal
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The Hotel Pont Royal is a relatively small hotel that retained its old worls charm. It is near the river and all the tourist attraction but, tucked away from all the traffic.
The room was slightly on the small side but, nicely fitted out. The staff was most attentative.
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It is sometime since we stayed at the hotel Pont Royal, but our stay was very enjoyable. The hotel is located close to St. Germain, the Seine and the Louvre.
It's location enable one to walk to many of the major sites in Paris, and is also close to the Rue du Bac metro station.
One of the great attractions is that Joel Robuchon's restaurant L'Atelier, is close by.
The rooms were comfortable and reasonably spacious, and staff helpful.
All in all a great place to stay when in Paris
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Would not stay here again!!!
Based upon the other reviews I can't believe I stayed at the same hotel. The hotel is in an excellent location, the rooms are very small but nicely decorated and the restaurant, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, is oustanding. I found the staff to be the rudest, most unhelpful people I have ever come across.
When you check-in, their policy is to escort you to your room. I was quite stunned when the clerk did not offer to carry my luggage to the room. Also, when I asked about ways to get to the airport, the front desk clerk said to take a taxi and was not in any way helpful about alternative forms of transportation. During my stay, there was a train strike, and when I asked the front desk clerk if the strike was over he said there was no strike and would not call the trains for me....needless to say after about 10 minutes of arguing another staffer called and found out there was a strike! But by far the rudest person was the concierge. I don't know what this word means in French, but this man was rude, unhelpful and insulting. When I asked about certain restaurants he pretended he didn't understand what I was saying and then he ridiculed my pronounciation. I asked him about a few Michelin-starred restaurants and he laughed and refused to even call for reservations saying I could not expect to get a reservation on such a short notice. BTW, I called on my own and was able to get a reservation.
I have always found Parisians to be wonderful helpful people - not like the rude stereo-type they are often known for. The only rude people I have come across in Paris are the staff at the Pont Royal. I will not stay here again.
Every hotel staff was kindly and helpful, (first-class concierge!!) Room was very beautiful, and good condition. Location was excellent! I'll coming back soon...
I picked this hotel based on other reviews I read and agree that it was a charming location, close to nice restaurants on St. Germain and the metro station Rue de Bac. The best was the service however which was impeccable by any standard. Pierre the concierge made our stay perfect by taking care of our every need. Last minute reservations to a two star Michelin restaurant included!!!
Romantic weekend went without a hitch!
From the complimetary apples to the hand written welcome note from the manager waiting for us in the room, this is a truly unique hotel and an ideal place for anyone wishing to have a romantic weekend.
I selected the hotel based upon the previous reviews that had been posted, and I was not disappointed. What a gem! We were able to walk to Louvre, shopping, restaurants, Museum D'Orsay, Notre Dame and even the Eifle Tower (though that was a bit of hike). The hotel is central to just about everything. We were concerned about our limited French but the entire staff spoke some level of English - most of them fluently. The hotel was spotless and you could tell there was a great deal of thought that went into every single detail. We booked the least expensive room type which was small but very well appointed. I wouldn't recommend breakfast in the hotel (over-priced and limited selection) but outside of that - it was outstanding. Concierge staff was phenomenal - make sure to ask for their feedback before you book any tour or restaurant, but be specific when asking for recommendations about what you want. If you want to go where the locals go, you need to tell them, otherwise, you may end up sitting in a restaurant filled with nothing but tourists. Overall, it was a great experience and a wonderful way to spend our Christmas Holiday. We would definitely stay here again.
Great Location - Nice Staff
Agree- the Hotel Pont Royal is in a fantastic location. Walking distance to Orsay, Louvre, St. Germain de Pres, and Notre Dame. Staff were very helpful and nice. Deluxe room with balcony was very clean and well done although smallish and more modern than ones that are individually appointed in a classic style. Overall great experience.
Service was great--staff was friendly and helpful. Room was very well done, but small, as to be expected in Paris. Location was good-convenient to Metro, Louvre, Orsay. Would definitely stay here again.
Loved the Church Bells Each Hour
My two sons and I found this hotel everything a Paris hotel should be. I loved the beauty. good location and friendly staff. The hourly chime of the church bells next door was a lovely surprise. My 12-year-old found the hotel "charming." My 10-year-old said that "the service was really good." Our efforts to speak French to the staff were met with smiles. We can't wait to go back again.
Exceptional Left Bank Location
A friend suggested the Pont Royal on the Left Bank near Rue de Bac Metro, convenient to the Musee d'Orsay. I stayed there many times in the 80s, but sadly the Pont Royal closed for 10 years. After restoration, it is far more beautiful but also more expensive. Ask for a room on the top floor with a view of Basilica Sacre Coeur in Montmartre.
The Hotels Montelambert and Pont Royal (next to each other) are local spots for literary people and antique dealers. Some of the best restaurants are within walking distance. Also, stroll east on Blvd St Germain 10 minutes to the famous Cafe de Flore.
Wow! What a great find!
I have visited Paris 8 times, and have never been as delighted with a hotel as I was with the Pont Royal. The property is gorgeous, quiet, well- located, and the staff makes you feel at home. You can walk everywhere or hop the metro outside the door. Rooms are very plush but not huge (you knew that already!) Paris is not inexpensive, so be prepared to pay. The Pont- Royal is well worth the money. I won't stay anywhere else when in Paris. Bon voyage!
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I went for an early stroll on the left bank and to check out the croud at the Louvre. There were only a few people on the bank of the river but the number of people waiting to get in the Louvre was a different story. There were tousands lining up.
I went home and we made our plans to go to the Champs-Elysees today and go to the Louvre tomorrow …
It was about 6 pm by the time we checked into our room. We both agreed that it could be a little larger but, after we put the suitcases away, it was quite OK.
We went out for a walk and inspected all the bars and restaurants in the vicinity. Finally we settled on a place that was packed with diners and were lucky enough to get a table.
Friday 30th of April.
Up at 5.00 am and a taxi to the airport.
The flight from Istanbul to Paris was uneventful, and we arrived at the hotel Pont Royal in the afternoon.
It was a cloudy day in Paris.
The hotel was very nice and we had a large comfortable room with a view over the neighbouring buildings with the Scare Coeur …
... our way to our hotel. Unfortunately, all of this attraction of driving around like crazies apparently made us the target for an easy steal. Literally. As soon as we got out of the shuttle, walking into our hotel, two men drove past us on a moped, one guy hoped off and he ripped the purse off of one of the girls in our group. She put up a fight, but her purse strap ended up breaking, so the men drove off with her purse that had her cell phone, money, credit cards, passport, ...