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Hôtel du Prince Eugène

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was fantastic and exactly what I needed for my four days in Paris, traveling alone.

I have to admit that I am a lousy tourist, and that anywhere I stay is nicer than my own dwelling. That being said, Boulevard Voltaire is a relatively quiet street, and a bakery called "Le Puits d'Amour" is right next door. I live on pain au chocolat when in France, and theirs was wonderful. The hotel staff couldn't have been nicer, and even left me a joyeux anniversaire balloon in my room, I having mentioned that I came to France to turn sixty (malheureusement). If you stay here, the nearest subway stop is Rue du Boulets and not Boulevard Voltaire, by the way. My room, and I assume all the rooms, had an easy to operate safe, a nice feature, and probably the reason I never lost my passport. If you're an opera buff, Opera Bastille is nearby: take the street behind the flower shop and keep walking. There is also an Irish pub, Corcoran's, where you can find Guinness and people who speak English, not that I have a problem with French people speaking their native language in their native country. There is also a nice butcher/cheese shop next to the hotel, all of whose employees seem to be picked from male modelling agencies or rugby teams. I had a good time and brought back the kitschy presents people who have never been anywhere seem to need. Refrigerator magnets of art masterpieces are my preference.

The hotel was great except for the issue we had with the ac for the first three days we were there. However, the issue was resolved. It is very close to the metro and plenty of cafes around. Extremely safe area with beautiful buildings lining the streets. The metro close by has multiple lines that can get you anywhere.

Very good experience in France, the place was clean and the bed was great.

Would stay again. Staff was always helpful. Room was very clean. Cozy but bathroom was a good size. Had a double twin room- 506. Overlooked a courtyard and the back of hotel. Burned off the baked goods taking the stairs! Great neighborhood for shops and restaurants. Metros in either direction. Wonderful bakery next door. Really no complaints, aside from wifi wasn't the strongest in room but I had a travel plan with my carrier.

Staffs were very helpful & provided recommendations. They also made reservations for us to number of great restaurants. They made our first European vacation very memorable.

The hotel is decorated very lovely. It is clean and located next to a metro station. The rooms are gorgeous and very clean. The staff was great very helpful even opening a nottle of wine for us and knowledgeable about the city. In English. Would stay there again

We stayed here over Thanksgiving week and had no complaints. Our room (001) was larger than the average and on the first floor. Metro is just a few blocks away. Would recommend.

The hotel is conveniently located near public transportation (underground train). It is located in a Jewish neighborhood (good Jewish cafe nearby) in Paris, where most people speak French only (very little English). I chose this hotel for that reason. I did not want to be a "catered to" tourist. I don't speak French so I had to visit a few restaurants before I found one where someone spoke enough English for me to be able to order food (menus in French only). Fortunately, the hotel staff speaks English. Very clean rooms. I had a single, which was chic and very small. It is truly made for one person. I enjoyed the room. Comfortable bed. The front desk staff was very friendly, with the exception of one person. Maybe it was the language barrier or maybe she's just not as friendly as the rest of the staff. She also wanted to charge me 10 euros cash to borrow a charger, stating that the money would be returned when I finished using the charger. I declined because I did not have cash. The other staff did not charge me 10 euros. I was dubious about her request for 10 euros and now I am even more dubious about her intentions.

Assuming you have been forewarned about how small the hotels are in France, this may be considered a nice hotel just a 3 minute walk away from access to train and subway. Cleanest carpets in all of France. Great deli and bakery right next door. But it did have some bad points: Very thin walls and room not much larger than the queen bed inside of it. Had to close the bathroom door to get to the sink and the shower stall was a bit tight. I'm about 215 lbs and didn't have any critical issues but I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone over 250 lbs. The bed was comfy, but the pillows were some sort of synthetic fill that made them feel a bit like balloons. The hotel seemed very concerned with electricity conservation: the common area lights were on motion sensors, which made getting up and down the stairs a bit tricky since their sensors sucked. You also had to insert your keycard into the wall to turn on the power to the room - not a unique concept in a European hotel, but an annoying one never-the-less, especially if you forget to pull the card before leaving, also made the use of the small peltier fridge a bit, well, risky. You also had to tell them your room number before leaving the hotel...I have no idea what that was about.

Very nice hotel close to the Nation metro stop. The staff was excellent and always helpful. We would stay there again. There was confusion on the room (superior room is very tiny), but we moved to a larger room and were very comfortable. The staff also pointed us to some nice restaurants right around the hotel that we would have never visited without their recommendation.

247 Boulevard Voltaire Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Opera Bastille
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 11th Arrondissement within a mile (2 km) of Opera Bastille, Hôtel du Prince Eugène is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Place des Vosges. This 36-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and a computer station. It's in central Paris and also close to Paris Catacombs and Picasso Museum.


Dining

Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Hôtel du Prince Eugène's 36 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Hôtel du Prince Eugène features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for EUR upon availability per person. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This boutique hotel also has free newspapers.

Guest reviews for Hôtel du Prince Eugène

Everyone (10) Other (1)
5
Everyone

It was fantastic and exactly what I needed for my four days in Paris, traveling alone.

By on Jan 2, 2018

5

nice hotel near a butcher and a baker!

Middle-aged bachelors

I have to admit that I am a lousy tourist, and that anywhere I stay is nicer than my own dwelling. That being said, Boulevard Voltaire is a relatively quiet street, and a bakery called "Le Puits d'Amour" is right next door. I live on pain au chocolat when in France, and theirs was wonderful. The hotel staff couldn't have been nicer, and even left me a joyeux anniversaire balloon in my room, I having mentioned that I came to France to turn sixty (malheureusement). If you stay here, the nearest subway stop is Rue du Boulets and not Boulevard Voltaire, by the way. My room, and I assume all the rooms, had an easy to operate safe, a nice feature, and probably the reason I never lost my passport. If you're an opera buff, Opera Bastille is nearby: take the street behind the flower shop and keep walking. There is also an Irish pub, Corcoran's, where you can find Guinness and people who speak English, not that I have a problem with French people speaking their native language in their native country. There is also a nice butcher/cheese shop next to the hotel, all of whose employees seem to be picked from male modelling agencies or rugby teams. I had a good time and brought back the kitschy presents people who have never been anywhere seem to need. Refrigerator magnets of art masterpieces are my preference.

By , from North Carolina on Nov 18, 2017

4

great except for the ac

Everyone

The hotel was great except for the issue we had with the ac for the first three days we were there. However, the issue was resolved. It is very close to the metro and plenty of cafes around. Extremely safe area with beautiful buildings lining the streets. The metro close by has multiple lines that can get you anywhere.

By , from Houston, TX on Oct 5, 2017

4

nice hotel close to everything

Everyone

Very good experience in France, the place was clean and the bed was great.

By on Jul 8, 2017

5

charming hotel in a convenient location.

Everyone

Would stay again. Staff was always helpful. Room was very clean. Cozy but bathroom was a good size. Had a double twin room- 506. Overlooked a courtyard and the back of hotel. Burned off the baked goods taking the stairs! Great neighborhood for shops and restaurants. Metros in either direction. Wonderful bakery next door. Really no complaints, aside from wifi wasn't the strongest in room but I had a travel plan with my carrier.

By on Feb 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2017

Thank you very much for your feed back. We are very happy you enjoyed you stay here. All the cleaning staff is working hard everyday to propose you a room spotless. Of course, it is one of the most important criteria for us as it should be in any hotel. Thank you very much for supporting us, Best Regards

5

great staff

Everyone

Staffs were very helpful & provided recommendations. They also made reservations for us to number of great restaurants. They made our first European vacation very memorable.

By , from K on Feb 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2017

Dear Danny, It's absolutely normal to help you and we do it with pleasure! I am very happy to read you'll remember us and your trip for long time. It is one of the best way to be thanked. We want our family hotel to be a cocoon and to be part of the pleasure (not only the city but also us :-) ) Thank you very much, it goes right to my heart.

5

lovely hotel

Everyone

The hotel is decorated very lovely. It is clean and located next to a metro station. The rooms are gorgeous and very clean. The staff was great very helpful even opening a nottle of wine for us and knowledgeable about the city. In English. Would stay there again

By , from Milwaukee, WI on Jan 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2017

Thank you so much! We work really hard to propose a very nice product, from the cleanning, to the decoration's details without forgetting the warm welcome for the reception. This is our basics. We are very happy you had a good time with us. Of course you are absolutely welcome if you want to come back, Best Regards

4

great hotel for the price

Everyone

We stayed here over Thanksgiving week and had no complaints. Our room (001) was larger than the average and on the first floor. Metro is just a few blocks away. Would recommend.

By , from NJ on Nov 28, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feed back. Our room on ground floor is the biggest we have. It's very much appreciated for the large bathroom. We are very glad you liked it and you had a great time here. Best Regards

4

boutique hotel in non-tourist area in paris

Everyone

The hotel is conveniently located near public transportation (underground train). It is located in a Jewish neighborhood (good Jewish cafe nearby) in Paris, where most people speak French only (very little English). I chose this hotel for that reason. I did not want to be a "catered to" tourist. I don't speak French so I had to visit a few restaurants before I found one where someone spoke enough English for me to be able to order food (menus in French only). Fortunately, the hotel staff speaks English. Very clean rooms. I had a single, which was chic and very small. It is truly made for one person. I enjoyed the room. Comfortable bed. The front desk staff was very friendly, with the exception of one person. Maybe it was the language barrier or maybe she's just not as friendly as the rest of the staff. She also wanted to charge me 10 euros cash to borrow a charger, stating that the money would be returned when I finished using the charger. I declined because I did not have cash. The other staff did not charge me 10 euros. I was dubious about her request for 10 euros and now I am even more dubious about her intentions.

By on Sep 18, 2016

3

small and suburban

Everyone

Assuming you have been forewarned about how small the hotels are in France, this may be considered a nice hotel just a 3 minute walk away from access to train and subway. Cleanest carpets in all of France. Great deli and bakery right next door. But it did have some bad points: Very thin walls and room not much larger than the queen bed inside of it. Had to close the bathroom door to get to the sink and the shower stall was a bit tight. I'm about 215 lbs and didn't have any critical issues but I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone over 250 lbs. The bed was comfy, but the pillows were some sort of synthetic fill that made them feel a bit like balloons. The hotel seemed very concerned with electricity conservation: the common area lights were on motion sensors, which made getting up and down the stairs a bit tricky since their sensors sucked. You also had to insert your keycard into the wall to turn on the power to the room - not a unique concept in a European hotel, but an annoying one never-the-less, especially if you forget to pull the card before leaving, also made the use of the small peltier fridge a bit, well, risky. You also had to tell them your room number before leaving the hotel...I have no idea what that was about.

By , from Utah on Jun 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2016

Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Be sure that all your comments are considered. First of all, I'm happy to see that you noticed the good location of the hotel. We are not in a touristic area but in a lively popular district with lots of restaurants and small shops as you pointed out, which gives you an overview of the parisian way of life but still you can reach all the main attractions easily with the metro and RER. About the electricity system, it is true that we do care about saving the energy. You need your keycard to activate the lights and TV in the room but the minibar is still powered so no problem to keep things cool while you are out. I see you have been a bit surprized to be asked to tell your room number at reception. This is just a way for us to know that you are out of the hotel and that we can clean your room. Plus we think it is good to keep an eye on who is coming in and out of the hotel. It is a bit more secure. Of course it will be a pleasure to welcome you at the hotel again. Best regards