Villa Montparnasse Hotel

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Villa Montparnasse Hotel

, Paris
4 star

Rooms: 48

2 Rue Boulard - Paris - 75014 - France | 156803434
260 Traveller

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Very Comfortable
Submitted by: Anthony in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Stayed 3 nights - room facilities were very comfortable; very good location with easy access to local shopping strip and train station. For the same money, a location closer to the Seine would have been much lower standard accommodation.
Did Not Return
Submitted by: Catherine in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Tiny rooms, VERY uncomfortable bed. Nice location. Did not return to this hotel when I came to Paris again. Would not recommend it.
Lovely Hotel
Submitted by: Kerry in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Lovely hotel, room was clean and bright although a little small as with most Paris hotels. Location slighter further from the centre but some nice bars and restaurants nearby.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Villa Montparnasse Hotel

An exellent hotel at a lovely place and with very friendly staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I stayed in Paris for 5 days and we had a very pleasant stay there at La Villa Montparnasse.

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 Staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very friendly and helpful staff, air conditioned rooms well cleaned each day, breakfast slightly on the dear side but still good value. I can recommend this hotel.


from A TripAdvisor Member
Not a true 4 star hotel as the service was poor. The air conditioner did not work in our room but the front desk clerk insisted it was fine. We had to argue with her in order to be moved to another room even after she was told by another employee that we were right and she was wrong.
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 one

from A TripAdvisor Member
My mother and I stayed in this lovely little hotel during a very hot heat wave. The staff very friendly, bi-lingual and super helpfull. The rooms were very tiny but extremely clean, well decorated to a high standard.

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 dissapointment

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having read some wonderful reviews about the villa montparnasse,I was eagerly looking forward to my weekend away.My fiance and I arrived at the hotel to be told that the air con. was not working and that they would put us in a room at the back of the hotel that would be cooler. We weren't too bothered by this as it was a 4* hotel and we were sure that it would be working soon.I was wrong!We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in the middle of a heat wave in june with no air con. the entire stay. We had to leave the french windows open the whole time and did not get a good sleep due to the traffic noice eg. scooters,bin lorries, trucks all hours.
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 Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
my husband and i recently visited Paris for the first time. we both speak dreadful GCSE french and are pretty naive travellers. so, it was a relief to be able to find our way from CDG to the Villa Montparnasse by train. it is the cheapest way to get into the city centre and the train system is very easy to understand (much easier than the london underground- even though it is a different language!!)
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
My husband and I stayed at this hotel in October 2002, for a portion of our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it!

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 location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Overall - Cute little hotel. Quaint rooms with large (for Paris) bathrooms and nice views. We had 2 rooms in our group, one on the 5th floor and one on the 1st floor. Both rooms were overlooking a small park outside, across from the cemetery.

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 location

from quilt00
This was my third trip to Paris and the best yet! And this hotel was one of the reasons for such a wonderful time! My sister and I spent 5 nights at the Villa Montparnasse and was extremely impressed by everything about the hotel: location, service, decor, breakfast, and style.

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 Hotel

from robinausd
My sister and I just returned from six nights in Paris at the Villa Monparnasse. A wonderful little boutique hotel with just 42 rooms, six different floor plans on 7 floors. We were in 607, one of the smaller rooms..but aren't they all in Paris? However, there was a little balcony, a toilet in a separate room from the bath area, a television, refrigerator, closet with a safe. The room was furnished with twin beds (fine for us) with wonderful mattresses and pillows. It was so easy to fall asleep after a full day of sightseeing. This particular area of Paris (the 14th) is very quiet and mostly residential, so there isn't a lot of traffic noise. The room also has heating and air conditioning but with the full length french doors open for the evening air, it was still quiet. This hotel was recently (2000) remodeled in soft taupes, creams and browns with a safari theme. Everything was in good shape, very clean and neat. The bathrooms had hairdryers along with the little touches that remind me of U.S. hotels: soap, shampoo, cream rinse, hand lotion, q-tips and cotton pads and tissue. The bath towels were HUGE bath sheets and the bathroom even had towel heaters (which we did not try). There was a television that also had pay-per-view movies although we never used it. The hotel also offers breakfast downstairs and although a bit pricey at 20Euros, it was included on our weekend rate. We took advantage of it on those days-scambled eggs, bacon, sausage, a variety of breads, fresh fruit salad and fresh fruit, dried fruit, cheeses, cold cereal, yogurt, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
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

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  • montparnasse hotel paris
  • Address: 2 Rue Boulard - Paris - 75014 - France
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