Relais Hotel Du Vieux Paris4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Well..we’d been traveling Europe and ended our stay in Paris. Not my first time in Paris nor is it my first stay in a small hotel. But this one took the cake. First we booked through hotels.com so any issues you have, unless you pay more, your screwed. We got there and the hotel manager was nice. Overly nice. He warned us in the nicest way how small the room was. Fine, we’ll see. We get to the room, which you can all see in the reviews, old original beams, small small. But it wasn’t just small. It was stuffy, the beds were uncomfortable (two box mattresses pushed together) the a/c was not working and if we wanted to open the window, about 5 other rooms could see in. There was no privacy if we wanted air. The good part was that it was walking distance to great bars and restaurants. But a good nights sleep is more important and we didn’t get one. So the next morning we kindly let the manager know we would not be staying. We told them why and they didn’t understand. The owner jumped in and tried to calm the manager down as he was almost offended we wanted to turn the a/on. They suggested we wear a jacket. There was a misunderstanding as we thought because they said ok, we would be refunded the remaining 3 nights (900.00). In the end, they said hotels.com would not let them give us any money back. Then hotels.com said the hotel would not give us any money back. They told us we’d need to get a letter from a nearby hotel with proof that our stay was bad. WTF? While I understand that I need to pay more in insurance to have any money refunded, this was a very unhappy customer experience that will deter me from ever using hotels.com again. We had to wait to see if we would “win our case” and we didn’t. Not sure why. No information was provided. Perhaps if we didn’t use hotels.com to boom this hotel, they might be more accommodating but I doubt it. All-in-all it was a very bad experience with the hotel and hotels.com. We lose. We moved to a different hotel and paid more for incredible rooms, bed, a/c and great customer service. Review to come.
After 10 days in Paris with my niece. I met my husband and friends and stayed here for another week.. A friend of mine had recommend this hotel and as our friends had never been to Paris or Europe for that matter we decided to go very French and small. We've stayed in this area several times before and love it, but this was the best so far. Located on a quiet block just off the Seine, between Blvd St Germain and St Michel you can't go wrong. We were so close to the Metro & bus stops that getting anywhere was super easy AND the best shopping, bistros, restaurants, and cafes all around! We had a suite at the hotel which was super nice to be able to hang out with our friend in our room or theirs. Really lovely, comfortable, clean, and with a nice big bathroom too. Mini bar, safe, and plenty of room for cloths and hanging. A small lift (as in many older hotels) gets you to your room. Breakfast came with our room each morning that we could have in our room but met our friends in the delightful breakfast room instead. Breakfast was exceptionally nice and delicious. There's a comfy lobby and a small living area that we met up with more friends to share Champagne. Best of all was Henri, whom I miss already! He was so attentive, sweet, fun, and very helpful with our every need. Listen to him, his advice is good! I don't think I'd stay anywhere else again, we all just loved it.
You can stay at the Ritz, the Plaza Athenee, or the George V, but you will never have the experiences at any of them that you will have during your stay at this perfect left bank treasure. I would never think of staying anywhere else when in Paris: the location is perfect. Walk out the door, make a right, walk about 15 steps and you're right on the Seine at the booksellers' stalls and beautiful Quays leading to the right bank sights. Walk left, and you're steps from the Boulevard St.. Michel. The hotel has a fascinating history, having once been the favored spot of the beat poets. Since then, the rooms have been charmingly re-done with toile fabrics between centuries-old wood beams. The hotel is cozy, intimate, and spotlessly clean, but the 5th star it truly warrants is the remarkable Henri. More than a concierge, Henri treats you as family. He will go all out to make sure you are safe and happy, and his personal attention to every detail ensures your total enjoyment of Paris, always accompanied by a great smile. He is just the best of the best. If you haven't been there for a few years, the minute you walk in he will remember you. Think of the Relais as your Paris home. The rates are very reasonable. You'll want to go back again and again.
Notre Dame, River Seine and many restaurants close by - Super little hotel with friendly staff. Small but colorful rooms but this small thing is usual for hotels in Paris. Market and several museums close by as well as Metro and many bus stops.
Traveling on business has given me the possibility to choose different hotels in this wonderful city of Paris. This choice didn't disappoint me in any way. I've stayed here for 4 nights and the hotel is located in Quartier Latin with lively atmosphere and lots of bistros. Good size for a room, clean and tidy bathroom, friendly staff and great transport connections to all Paris sites.
We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon and I will definitely be going back and staying there again. The staff was incredibly helpful with advice on getting around, especially Henry. The location itself was perfect for us as we wanted to explore some important historical spots and this hotel is located right near the fascinating quirky street, Cour du Commerce where many Revolutionaries lived, Danton's statue placed in front of the apartment he lived in until his death, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. If you want to explore areas all over the city, the subway system is right across the street and the staff will allow you to buy tickets for the subway and whatever attraction you wish to see right there at the hotel! Also, the food at the restaurant next door blew our minds.Oh and the bathtub in our room! So wonderful!
I have stayed at this hotel since 1982. It has gone from a somewhat scrappy hotel that was frequented by the Beat Generation writers to a much upgraded Relais rating. All under the ownership and guidance of Madam Odillard. She has done a wonderful job of taking a small, intimate hotel less than 100 feet from the chaos of Place St. Michel and making it a quiet haven. The rooms are small by American standards but nearly spacious by Parisian ones. They are decorated in a charmingly French manor of highly patterned fabric wall coverings. The beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms all upgraded with tub/showers and are immaculate. The mid level rooms have a small sitting area with two chairs, a desk and a minibar. There are cushy robes and nice toiletries. Ancient beams are exposed here and there to remind you of the age of this building. The staff is always helpful. Alain and Henri on the front desk can help you with almost anything including recommendations, car service, discounts on sightseeing and hard to get reservations. Petit dejeuner is worth the cost and fills the little tables with breads, pastries, fruit cocktail, yogurt, juice and of course delicious coffee or tea. Ask for the soft boiled egg. It’s perfection. Even the tiny two person elevator is fun. The Latin Quarter is busy and getting busier all the time but how delightful to be on this quiet street half a block from the Seine and half a block from Rue St. Andre des Arts. Everything you need and want is within walking distance including both islands in the river and the Marais. Give yourself the treat of a most French and sweet hotel.
I have stayed at this hotel 3 times on various trips to Paris. The hotel is located in an excellent part of the Latin Quarter, right near the Pont Saint-Michel, the Metro, Luxembourg Gardens and the vibrant food and nightlife scene. Henri, the Concierge, is quite simply the most friendly and helpful man in Paris. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he loves to see his guests smiling. The room are small as expected in a Parisian hotel, but if you are spending too much time in your room, you are not doing Paris correctly! The rooms are clean, tidy and the bed is very comfortable. I have stayed in the Standard, the Executive and the Suite.All are very suitable, although the spa bath in the Suite is a bit small for the larger person. We will be back again next year!
The eight nights we stayed here were wonderful. We were able to stay in the "Privilege" suite with Jacuzzi, and it was amazing. Located on a very quiet street in the Latin Quarter, the hotel is within easy walking distance to Notre Dame, the Louvre, and many other important Paris sights and very close to major transportation opportunities. The simple breakfast was great - just what we needed, and Henry was amazing at helping and making suggestions. There are some top restaurants within a couple blocks. What more could one want while in Paris?
This Hotel is <2 blocks from the St. Michel Fountain and Metro stop, which a high traffic area. The hotel is on a very small quiet street. It is in an old building, but the lobby appeared fairly modern and was comfortable. The rooms are as pictured-exposed beams, toile-like wallpaper, very charming. Our room was small and the bed was also small, but comfortable. the bathroom was average size with modern amenities. Henri was very helpful with directions and advice. Would stay there again.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 397 reviews