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Grand Hotel Francais
Ranked #100 of 1,805 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2012

We had a great stay at this hotel. Staff was fluent in English. Even though we arrived very early, our room was already ready. The rooms were very clean and modern, but small. As this was advertised this was no problem. We stayed in a standard room with a shower, but it was the best shower we've ever seen in a hotel, wow! Breakfast was great, but nothing special, in my opinion it was worth the money. We tried one of the restaurants the hotel recommended, and it was superb, not touristy at all. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Paris, and I'll make sure all my close friends know about it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We chose the Grand Hotel Francais based upon the price and the reviews on TA. We werent disappointed at all. The hotel was very easy to find and between two Metro stations which made sight seeing really easy. We arrived by Eurostar at Gare du Nord and it was a 15 minute metro journey away with one change. The metro is great and very easy to use. Paris (in my opinion) is very spread out and the hotel is a little way away from the major sights so the Metro is a must, we did however walk to the Notre Dame area twice which was a pleasant walk through what felt like a more "local" paris.

As other people have mentioned, the rooms are quite small but furnished very well. We had a room on the front of the hotel 5 floors up and the double doors opening out onto the balcony was a great touch. We recieved free bottles of water/soft drinks and a complimentary small bottle of rose wine which was a nice touch. Good pwerful shower, wardrobe and safe, and the bed was very comfortable in my opinion.

We had breakfast included in the price of the hotel which was more than adequate. There were bread, pastires, boiled egg, yoghurts and jams, with good tea and coffee available. The staff were very friendly, and we couldnt really ask for any more, especially for the price - and this is what made the hotel so worthwhile compared to other highly expensive chain hotels. They offered advice on local restaurants and we visited Au Petit Panisse just a 5 to 10 minute walk away which was great. Very local and they had to help us translate the menu which they were more than happy to do. Good value at 30eu for 3 courses and beer.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the front were great with large doors opening onto a balcony.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Very nice, clean rooms. The staff was really helpful. Ok location- on the metro but you have to transfer to get to any site seeing. No breakfast included either- 10 euros extra per person! Rather steep for hotel breakfast.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

From May 2 to May 14, 2012 six members of our family stayed at the Grand Hotel Francais. Our choice of GHF was based on the wonderful reviews from previous guests that we read on Tripadvisor. As others have said, the rooms are somewhat small but adequate. The furnishings are modern and our bed was very comfortable. Everything in the hotel was always clean and orderly. Most importantly, the hotel staff was great. Monsieur Hocine, the owner, was frequently at the front desk, and he on several occasions went out of his way to accommodate our requests. We couldn't have been more pleased. Although the hotel is located away from most tourist attractions, there is a metro station just a short walk away. We used it extensively and traveled all over Paris on the metro. We did have some difficulty changing trains a couple of times, but there was always a friendly Parisian to help us out. We didn't try the hotel breakfast. We opted instead to have a small breakfast at one of the nearby cafes. Overall, the hotel is a first-rate combination of value and service.

Room Tip: One member of our group had a room with only a shower. The bathroom was much smaller than our other...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

This was our first stop on a 3 country visit and was a fantastic start to our trip. Exhausted from a 10 hour flight, Ziad (I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong and I apologize) ushered us in and gave us waters and pastries while we waited a few minutes for our room to be ready. The rooms are small, but nicely furnished and clean. The water pressure in the shower is impressive considering it is an older building. My only complaint is that it the circulation in the restroom was not great, so it was a little humid after showers. The wifi was relatively quick. The breakfast was typical european continental, though I will say they had an excellent choice of cheeses. The lobby bar is small, but the staff was great about recommending other night life within walking distance. Our last night there, the manager arranged to have desserts brought in for us from a restaurant down the street. What a wonderful surprise after a long day! Because of it's location near the metro, you can't beat the value of this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Francais

Address: 223 Boulevard Voltaire | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#51 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#53 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#81 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: ₹ 6,696 - ₹ 16,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Francais 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Its individually decorated and personalized guestrooms and suites are soundproofed and offer elegant accommodation. Each room has air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The well-equipped rooms feature contemporary decor and warm colours. The bathrooms include a massaging shower or bath. The Grand Hotel Français is situated in Place de la Nation, near Place de la Bastille, the fashionable Marais district and the lovely district near the Canal Saint Martin. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Paris
Au Grand Hotel Francais

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