Montalembert Hotel, Paris
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Good but overpricedfrom bcstrachan
Rooms are fine, if somewhat small and the bathroom has a tendancy to flood every time you have a shower (its over the bath - a design fault, as all three rooms with our party had the same problem).
All the mod cons are perfectly adequate, we asked for a docking station for the ipod which was a real bonus.
Staff are thoroughly charming, though didn't offer assistance to get to the rooms, or help with luggage. Breakfast is good if pricey, however watch it deosnt start to get to dizzy levels if you are ordering bits and pieces. Stick to the continental for better value.
Our best meal of the whole trip was an un scheduled late afternoon boozy lunch in the little private dining area at the back of the bar - food was fabulous as was the wine.
Have to be honest though, wouldnt go back to the hotel, would sooner try something else for that kind of money.
PS big sour point was the closure of the bar at 12 midnight on a Saturday night - and then staff got out the vacuum out and started cleaning while our party of 8 finished our recently purchased drinks. No explanation, apologies or alternatives. Really not good enough for those prices!!
Great Hotel, Exceptional Servicefrom WeLuvTravelling
The hotel has a medium sized but beautiful entrance, lobby, and bar. The staff there is amazing, friendly, totally efficient and professional. They made us feel comfortable and really at home. If I ran a company I would have hired any of them. They booked us a table at one of the best restaurants in town with less than 24 hours notice (the conceirge seemed to know several maitre-d's and managers of different restaurants personally). They then printed out a personalized map for us. The map marked the hotel, the restaurant, and several wine bars and other cool bars near our restaurant that "they thought we might like." Amazing!!! Everything we asked about they answered, every wish we might have had they anticipated. We had some dry cleaning done while we were there and marked on the form that we wanted the regular delievery rather than the expess 24 hour delievery that cost 30% more. We called the housekeeping line to pick it up and they must have thought since we were calling that we wanted it done that day. As we were checking out we showed them that the order form had "regular" circled but that they had charged us for (and done it in) 24 hours. They apologized profusely and immediately changed the bill without even a question or hesitation.
The rooms are luxurious though a little tight. The beds are extremely comfortable (if I remember correctly there are down comforters), the bath products are really nice, and there is just a lot of attention to detail. (Things like sewing kits, cotton balls, Q-tips, shoe shine kits, nice hangers, robes, slippers, tasteful art that I would actually have in my own home, complementary bottles of water every night, etc.)The turn down service is incredible. The housekeeping staff slips in and out several times a day to clean and make sure everything you need is taken care of, and yet you NEVER see or hear them.
A really, really, really well done hotel. Exquisite in every detail. It has the charm, neighborhood and friendliness of a boutique hotel with the resources and staffing of a major luxury hotel.
Also, the location cannot be beat.
I will never stay anywhere else in Paris as long as I can afford it! (And probably even when I can't!)
good but for the money should have been betterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent boutique hotel on left bankfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Service is excellent and staff always make you feel welcome.
We had an Ipod in the room with excellent music choice and a Bose sound system. This is unusual and very well appreciated.
Attention to details made our stay at the Montalembert a true great experience in Paris.
Great Location!!from jcheld
The Staff was professional and made some good restaurant reservations. The deluxe rooms (especially the bathrooms) are quite small, though have all the amenities. Typical of European hotels, the baths contain only partial shower curtains, so it's a real test keeping the bathroom floor from flooding.
All in all, if you don't care about having an oversized room, and you love the left bank, this is a good place to stay!
Wonderful location, glad we stayed here!from edin_travels
The hotel could not be located in a better area. It's close (i.e walkable distance) to everything you'd want to see (Louvre, d'Orsay, Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Right Bank etc), but not in the middle of the major tourist trap areas - you won't see busloads of fanny-packers pulling up outside.
The Montalembert has a very modern feel but is not so austere that you don't feel the Parisian vibe (we had one of the Classic rooms which is hybrid old/new style). It was also very clean - they vacuumed under the nightstands/bed etc every day, and had nice Frette sheets, towels and robes.
One downside was the very small bed, although some of the rooms have queens so you could probably request one when you book.
The staff made excellent restaurant reservations for us, and were extremely friendly and helpful at all times without being obtrusive. Despite the fact we prepaid at a discount rate, they happily accommodated my request for an early check in so I could nap after a long flight.
We didn't eat at the hotel, but there are lots of great patisseries, bistros, restaurants within walking distance. The staff also made an excellent restaurant reservation for us.
Even if you don't stay at this hotel, I'd thoroughly recommend the St Germain area as a base – it’s chic, lively and relaxed all at the same time. The Hotel Pont Royal was right next door and looked nice - had a really cool bar/restaurant, also the Hotel l'Abbaye and Bel Ami were both in the St Germain area and had great locations also - close to everything but away from the really noisy, dirty areas so you can return to a chic Paris after a day of sightseeing!
Wonderful staff, mediocre roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were sub-standard. Upon reading other reviews about the small room sizes, we reserved a deluxe room which was still very small. The first room we were given had a small queen bed with a head and foot board which my 6'4" husband could not fit into. They very nicely switched our room to the modern style. This room had two twin beds pushed together (Europeans are notorious for this as well as having sub-standard mattresses which was also the case). The bathrooms were very pretty, but small.
Being a New Yorker we are used to having dining tables close together. We were disappointed with the continental breakfast, and saw a very large mouse running around the dining room.
Although the service was excellent, we probably wouldn't stay there again.
Friendliest staff in any of our hotels in all of Europe.from teaforsale
Charming, comfortable stay at the Montalembertfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel itself is very clean and the room was done up in a contemporary modern style. The room size was big enough to feel you had some space to breath but was by no means large (slightly larger than a room at the Soho Grand if you've ever stayed there). It had a small balcony that opened to the street that we took advantage of to have a glass of wine after a day spent walking the city. The room was very clean, non smoking and well appointed. The bathroom was pretty nice as well with a shower/tub and an interesting design. The queen bed was very comfortable with nice bedding and I had no trouble sleeping (I'm 6'1'"). Though the hotel isn't on the Rue St. Germain, there was a bit of street side noise from the Rue Du Bac that woke me in the morning. However, all in all it was a nice, very clean room that satisfied all our needs.
Perhaps the best aspect of the Hotel was the service. Every staff member we encountered was genuinely friendly and all our requests for information and service were accomodated with a smile. Most of the staff all spoke English well and there was never an instance of that stereotypical French snottiness that we Americans seem to expect. (Frankly, we didn't encounter that once on our trip). Room service was always very prompt. We never ate breakfast downstairs so I can't attest to the quality of the food there. We preferred to buy cheese at a fromagerie and then have it with bread and coffee from room service. Speaking of food, there is a very good restaurant next door (literally) call L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. It's been written up everywhere from CN Traveller to the NY Times and the meal we had there was great.
The Hotel is located in a nice area a block off the Rue St. Germain in a neighborhood full of upscale home furnishing stores. It is located 1 block from a Metro Station (Rue Du Bac) and within easy walking distance from the Musee D'Orsay and The Louvre. Frankly it's with in easy walking distance to everything if you are willing walk more than a quarter mile (and you should be because there are a billion shops, galleries and other treats tucked into the streets surrounding the area).
I have only a couple complaints that didn't detract too much from our stay. At night the halls would smell like cigarette smoke and and the way the shower enclosure was designed allowed water to leak onto the bathroom floor.
But again, we had a very satisfying stay at the hotel and the helpfullness of the staff made up for any shortcomings.
Chic Little Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Montalembert Hotel
- montalembert hotel paris
- Address: 3 Rue de Montalembert - Paris - 75007 - France
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