Villa Montparnasse Hotel, Paris
Reviews - Villa Montparnasse Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Australia
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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An exellent hotel at a lovely place and with very friendly stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Air conditionning was working, staff was very helpfull and well-knowing Paris.
The area of the Hotel is very sweet, ther is a little pedestrian street just on the right of the hotel, it is very accessible by metro, by train or by bus.
We had a great time in Paris, everybody was really nice. We hope to come soon again and we are even planning to invite our parents to the hotel for their wedding anniversary.
I highly recommend this hotel, and wish you a nice trip in Paris.
Yann & Suzanna
Brilliant Stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
I would not recommend this hotel unless you are getting a good discount. Given the poor service and the staff's lack of knowledge about Paris, I would not rate this hotel above a 3 star.
Paris is hot - in more ways than onefrom A TripAdvisor Member
We really adored the little cobbled street to the rear of the hotel - many brasseries and cafe's, fruit markets and a pharmacy. All were very close to public transport. We bought a two books of ten tickets during our three day stay and this sufficed us. I am not sure how this compares in value to the "Visit Paris" pass.
We also jumped on board the red Paris tour bus. A great way to see the city if you are limited in time and energy.
The only draw back was the unfortunate absence of air conditioning. The heat wave was intense and relentless. The staff of the hotel did however provide us with a fan on the second night that helped somewhat. If you are about to book, you might want to check and see if the air con is back on. Otherwise, I loved Villa Montparnasse and will recommend it to friends. Bon Voyage!
huge dissapointmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
After our first night we woke up to find that there was no hot water.We were told that there was a problem and that there wouldn't be warm water until the following day! Did not enjoy my freezing cold shower.
The breakfast was nice,but would have been more enjoyable if i wasn't about to pass out with the heat. The lady who served breakfast was lovely.
The rooms were tastefully decorated if not small.The bed covers also had a few stains on it. i stayed in another Villa hotel on my last trip to paris and it was much nicer.
The rue daguerre outsidde the hotel was a lovely street with local french foods and cafes and the metro wasn't far away.
We had a good weekend and didn't let the hotel spoil it too much.Would not have booked a hotel in June with no air con. We heard a business man complain that it wasn't working on his last stay 3 weeks earlier either. About time it was fixed!
Most of the staff were nice except for one blonde girl who needs to learn some manners. I would not stay at this hotel or recomend it to anyone. Much better hotels to choose from in Paris(at least ones that have air con and hot water!)
Fab Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
anyway, to the hotel. we arrived an hour and a half before check-in and the very helpful lady on the desk gave us the keys to our room immediately. we were in the corner room on the fourth floor, and although the room was small it contained everything you would need. Complimentary toiletries and a spotlessly clean bathroom were very much appreciated. the staff on the front desk were always courteous during our 3 day stay and were very helpful, providing a map and circling the places we wanted to visit.
the train station (denfert rochereau) was literally 50 yards away, and you can get to all major tourist attractions within minutes.
there was also the BEST patisserie just around the corner (opposite the obligatory macdonalds!)
we would highly recommend a visit to this hotel, and we will be returning xx
Wonderful honeymoon; loved the hotel!from Hummingbird3721
We arrived directly from CDG airport, and took the bus to the stop just around the corner, and found our way easily to the hotel. You could also take the train, I believe. (On our way back to the airport, they arranged for a town car to drive us, as we had to be at the airport by 6:00 AM to catch our flight.) We liked the location, b/c while you feel like you are close to the center of Paris, it's off the beaten path just enough to be quiet and quaint. (Plus, the metro is right next door.) We also loved the little shops around the corner - you must try the patisserie and their chocolate cakes!
We had the smallest of the rooms; I think it's called a classic double. That was fine with us, though, because the rooms and hotel itself are very clean and well-kept. We prefer cleanliness and quality over a larger room that's not as nice. (For example, the honeymoon room we had in Barcelona, while quite big, was not very clean - a disappointment.) The bathroom was beautiful as well, with a good sized shower/tub combination, along with sparkling tile all around, a towel warmer, a nice mirror with glass shelving for your toiletries, and wonderful amenities. The room also had a small minibar/fridge, which was nice, as well as a safe. We liked the "french door" type windows, which open fully to let in the breeze. Our room did not have a balcony, but apparently some do.
The staff at the hotel was superb! They were quite kind and helpful, and even let my husband use their internet behind the hotel desk for some short business. They recommended restaurants, and were very helpful in making any travel arrangements we needed. Normally in Paris, it really helps if you speak French (I do), but this hotel is gracious whether you speak their language or not.
All in all, it was a great hotel and a wonderful trip. We would definitely stay here again; in fact, we plan on doing so the next time we are in Paris. If you are the type of person who wants a big, American sized room, you probably won't like this hotel. If, however, you want a spotless, good quality room with elegant furnishings in a "boutique" type hotel, then this is the place for you.
Perfect combo of price and locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Positives - Great location, right near the 4 / 6 and RER lines, so easy to get to everything in Paris in minutes. (Buy the Paris Visite card on your first day and you'll never have to spend another $ on transportation!).
Clean rooms and bathroom, well appointed (q-tips, soaps, shampoos, cotton balls etc...). No face cloths, which is odd, but not worthy of naming as a negative ;)
Friendly staff, helped us to get train tickets to Belgium, reccommended restaurants (actually, the place next door on the corner is fabulous and reasonably priced)
"Locals" area as opposed to touristy areas of central Paris. - great little street around the corner with 3 or 4 cafes, bakery, market, wine bar, cheese shop and a monoprix.
Negatives - A/C wasn't working and we happened to be there during a short heat wave (in the 90's)
No alarm clock in room - bring something with an alarm! Our requested wake up call scheduled for 6am came at 6:25am! (Probobly the only real negative, and not that big a deal, hence the 5 rating anyway!)
An amazing place in an amazing locationfrom quilt00
Check-in was easy -- we arrived a couple of hours prior to the posted check-in time. I had emailed the hotel a few days ahead, so our room was immediately ready. It was a small room, but only compared to American hotels. It had just what we needed PLUS a lovely balcony view. We were on the 4th floor (though, I think it was actually the 5th floor, since the ground floor is "0"), and had a view of the cemetary to the left and Rue Boulard to the right.
The RER station was literally down the street, so getting to and from CDG was SO easy -- 15.40 Euros round trip per person (much cheaper than a cab, easier than the shuttle bus or Metro)! The Metro station (Denfert) was also just a couple of blocks away, and there was a bus stop (for the 88 bus) just a block away. We had no problems getting to any part of the city since several lines crossed that Metro stop.
The location was also fantastic. Just a block away was Rue Daguerre which was a small, cobblestone street just filled with food shops, bistros, backery and a supermarket (Monoprix). My sister and I stocked up on French chocolates, pate, wine and mustards at Monoprix (all of which were SO INEXPENSIVE and SO GOOD!!) and would stop off at the shops on the street for fruit, pastries, glaces, and other kinds of food. On the far end of Rue Daguerre was a major road, which had more restaurants, ATMs and even a McDonalds (I confess: we ate there late one night after some hard sightseeing!). There was a Gallerie Lafayette (kind of like a Macy's) on Blvd Montparnasse, as well as a really cute food market (like a farmers' market) on Edgar Quinard: both roads are on the other side of the cemetary.
The location of the cemetary was also great! It was easy to just stroll through and check out some of the famous people buried there before heading into Paris for some sightseeing.
The hotel service was great. They took care of our bags after we checkout since we had about 4 hours to spend before heading out to the airport. Also, I had to do some work and take phone calls from the US -- the night staff assisted with that. Plus, there was wireless Internet in the hotel (we even had a low connection in our room and did not need to go downstairs where a stronger signal was located), which made it very easy to take care of work.
And, of course, there was breakfast: we had the 20Euro per person buffet breakfast included in our deal. I wouldn't have paid for it separately, but the fact that it was included made the difference for us when choosing a hotel. Fresh fruit and juice, yogurt, croissants, meats, eggs and bacon, cheeses, and coffee -- what more do you need??? It was a great way to start off the day and a fantastic bonus.
If the price is right, go for it!
Great Hotelfrom robinausd
The best thing about this hotel, though, was the accomodating and wonderful staff!! Everyone at the front desk spoke English and sweetly listened to my French. They were helpful and showed interest in us and maintained a professional attitude along with genuine concern. I would not hesitate a minute to rebook at this hotel or reccommend it to anyone.
Top Local Tips for Paris
little bakeries Breakfast in paris is usually expensive and usually is breads etc, find a small bakery these usually do a wide range of breads and pasteries which are freshly cooked anda franction of teh price. Great way to save money on your trip!
Montparnasse Cemetery Find M. and Mme Pigeon sharing their double bed.
Don't book trough the Hotel directly. We paid something in the region of £125 per night bed and breakfast. The tarif displayed on the door was E280 (ish) for 2 people or E390 (ish) for solo travellers. At the time of booking this equated to a saving of nearly £100 per night and since we were there for 3 nights this was a consderable saving.
Other names for Villa Montparnasse Hotel
- villa montparnasse
- montparnasse hotel paris
- Address: 2 Rue Boulard - Paris - 75014 - France
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