Hotel de Banville

, Paris, France
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Hotel de Banville

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 38

166 Boulevard Berthier - Paris - 75017 - France Hotel Website | | 01.42.67.70.16
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est Magnifique!

from Silent Crow
This hotel is great.
First, a couple of quick notes: 1. This is a three star hotel, not two (as this site suggests), and were it not for its size it would be four. 2. The 17th district is not for everyone (thank God). You'll have to walk an extra 15 minutes if you feel compelled to shop in the GAP on the Champs Elysees.
Last week, my wife and I took a brief rendezvous to stay in our very favorite room in Paris... at the Hotel de Banville. The staff is incredibly helpful and courteous. The neighborhood is absolutely spectacular, and the decor is flawless. Perfect.
It is not a typical tourist hotel. The patrons are upscale business people from all over the world, and the predominant language spoken in the lobby is ALWAYS French (though the staff will speak fluently in a myriad of languages without any attitude). This is the real Paris, folks. Classy, chic and supremely alluring. I recommend de Banville to any and all that may appreciate service, authenticity and a romantic hideaway in the most beautiful city in the world.

What a gem!

from SRewse
Having read all the reviews for this hotel my wife and I decided to have a 2 night stay to celebrate our Silver Wedding. We booked a Pastourelle room and it lived up to our expectations. The room was beautiful, in fact the whole hotel was beautifully furnished. However, we only discovered when we got there that there are 3 Pastourelle rooms, only going up as far as floor 3, so if you want a view over Paris you need to either ask for a room on at least floor 5 or ask for the rooms, Julia, Maria or Amelia. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very kind to us (it seemed to pour with rain just as we set off to find some where to eat in the evening!) but luckily we found a brilliant restaurant 2 mins walk away on the Avenue de Villiers called ’Le Bistro du 17’. A 3 course meal with wine and coffee included was on offer for 32 euros. There were at least 10 choices for each course. Both nights we were there it was packed with French people (always a good sign!). The hotel itself is a 20 mins walk to the Arc de Triomphe but only a 2 mins walk to the metro.
The only down side to our stay was that in common with a lot of hotels one could hear the TV on in the room next door, not so good at 7am, but overall a highly recommended hotel and good value for money, especially if you book using a an agent we found on the internet who got us a discount of about 10% and included breakfast.

The Charming Hotel de Banville

from mandygpauley
We stayed at Hotel de Banville in February of 2003, and were very impressed. The hotel staff was extremely helpful with all of our questions and spoke English very well, which was a relief since my French is terrible. The hotel is near a Metro station and it's in a wonderful and quiet neighborhood. Our room (on the sixth floor) was decorated beautifully and from our window we could see the top of the Eiffel Tower! A great hotel that's as charming on the outside as it is on the inside! I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Should have been better...

from dhdruyff
Hotel de Banville COULD be a very nice place to stay. Our room (the apartment suite) was quite nice, the hotel is clean and pretty, and we loved being outside of the chaos of central Paris. The front desk staff were helpful, crisp and efficient, and gave us some good suggestions.

What keeps me from recommending it, or at least from re-visiting, is that the hotel is currently undergoing MAJOR renovations that we were never told about, and I do mean major. I completely understand and applaud updating a property, but DO tell your guests in advance, and offer some discount. Paying full rate and waking each day of your long-dreamed-of vacation to scaffolding and loud drilling - literally right on the other side of your walls - is simply not right. Dust and tarps were everywhere. We experienced bouts of no water, no heat, and no electricity during our stay. Simply let guests know in advance so they can make the choice in time whether to stay or not, and if they do opt to stay, don't charge full rates.

If I had to do it again, I would not stay here. I'm sure when the work is done it will be quite lovely, but the experience and the way it was handled left me with a bad taste.

Beautiful view of Eiffel Tower from balcony!

from BBJones
We love this hotel where we just spent our honeymoon! It is so Parisian in every way. From the clawfoot tub to the divine croissants to the dignified, gracious service, we were never disappointed. The location is a bit off the beaten track, but only slightly. The trade-off -- a rich, authentic Paris experience -- was well worth it. Moreover, this is a neighborhood filled with wonderful French bakeries and gorgeous florists. I highly recommend visiting the website and choosing the room that catches your eye. As for romance, when we looked out our window and saw the Eiffel Tower in a shower of lights, we understood why people fall in love in Paris.

charming boutique hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed for 5 nights in Novemer 2003 and loved the hotel. the hotel is situated in a very quiet residential quarter and although not bang in the centre of Paris , it is very near to the subway. the staff were very friendly . much prefereed stayng in a smaller boutique hotel than in a larger chain hotel.

Totally fab!

from TravelWarrior
Paris's best kept secret. I've been visiting Paris five to six times a year for the past seven years and have stayed in over 20 hotels from 2* to 5*. This is quite simply the best, perfectly run by the friendliest and most efficient staff in Paris. Of course, room quality can vary but don't be a tightwad, book the best rooms and avoid the cheap ones, you get what you pay for. The apartements are highly recommended but, with any room, if you don't like stiflingly overheated rooms in the winter, take a leathermans tool kit so you can adjust the radiators (they take the knobs off).

Fantastic Service, Location and Rooms

from Jamesr74
This is one of the best hotels I have had the pleasure of staying in. I would recommend it to anybody who is travelling to Paris. We stayed in the La chambre d'Amélie for 3 nights and enjoyed breakfast on the balcony each moning, I must say it was a rare delight.

This hotel is very clean and the walk up the stairs to your room is wonderfull, due to the huge mirrors, fantastic lighting and marble effect walls. The entrance to the hotel is small but very inviting and the grand piano in the reception is fantastic.

The staff were exceptionally friendly and efficent and they can even arrange for you to be collected at the airport by a chauffer for just a little more expensive than taking a taxi.

Dont waste your time by booking and staying in one of the major hotel chains that have sites within paris, go independent for better customer service. We cant wait to go back and stay there soon.

A Special Place

from janeymac
I spent my 40th birthday at this little boutique hotel. As my birthday happens to be on Bastille Day, it was most fitting!

We got up too late to go to the Champs Elysee to watch the parade, so saw it on TV, and had a birds eye view from the Appartement de Marie (on the top floor) of the planes flying by. Then I luxuriated in the bath, whilst being able to see the Eiffel Tower - pure delightful decadence!

A sweet and delightful romantic Parisian pied-a-terre - a real home from home - we loved it, every minute.

A wonderful night!

from strass
We spent one night at the Hotel de Banville last week to end our trip to Paris, Amsterdam, and Bruges. The week before, we'd spent five nights at a two-star in the Latin Quarter, and we decided to splurge a bit for our final night in a different part of the city. The hotel was easily reached from the train station by the Metro, and the nearby RER-C stop whisks you to the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame/St. Michel.

Our room was on the seventh floor, and to our delight our view of city rooftops and trees included the top of the Eiffel Tower. The room itself was spacious, featuring a king-size bed, small loveseat, writing desk, large windows, and a TV. The good-sized bathroom included double sinks. Everything was immaculate.

The concierge was helpful and professional, and the hotel itself is beautifully decorated in a classy, modern, unique style--the lobby and hallways are just gorgeous. Overall it was a wonderful stay, and we hope to return someday.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Pick Pockets Put folded tissues in you outer zips or pockets, this way when it happens they feel they are taking something and don't keep on trying. Only later do they find their mistake when they look at it out of your site...

Dinner Cruise I booked a Dinner Cruise through Eurostar when I booked the train tickets and it was onboard one of the Bateaux Parisien boats. I imagine you would be able to book this direct with the company on your arrival in Paris - they operate from the piers just below the Eiffel Tower so very easy location to find! It was a superb evening with complimentary wine throughout, a fantastically cooked 3-course meal and beautiful tunes to accompany the fabulous sights as we cruised up and down the Seine.

Get to grips with the metro If you make it your mission to get to grips with the metro (and it isn't that hard) you will save yourself a tonne in money. Taxis are plentiful but some drivers aren't too fluent in English and it is sometimes hard to explain where you want to go. We got to grips with the metro the first day we were there (in fact we used it to get to the hotel) and its a great transport system they have over there. They come on time, frequently and all stations are clearly signposted.

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  • Address: 166 Boulevard Berthier - Paris - 75017 - France
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