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Royal Fromentin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I can see some people having a little cry that the hotel is old, that rooms are worn and it's not suitable for kids. Firstly the hotel is ancient- it's a classic French hotel absolutely stunning elevator that would be hard to find in such good condition anywhere! There is always hot water the heat works and the staff are Fantastic! It would be hard to fault them! Secondly it's the red light district! Why did You bring Your kids here without doing a bit of research? The metro is across the road and You can get anywhere in Paris for 1.90euro Instead of crying about first world problems- sleep, wash and leave Your hotel and see Paris the most amazing city in the world! Life's too short

Unless you are a backpacker looking for more private accomodation, STEER CLEAR OF THIS TERRIBLE PLACE. We checked out after 2 nights (deciding after night one to soldier it out as it was prepaid by our travel agent, deapite a disgusting display of a resident across the street walking around naked, bare chested, while her lights are on and curtains open... I actually wanted to be sick at this sight) when someone tampered with our lock while we were asleep. We tried to lock the door and could not get the key in, the manager removed a piece of plastic someone jammed in the lock, and had to replace the lock as it was broken. Clearly no proper security, and I am sure we would have been robbed if we stayed any longer. Other than this, our complaints are numerous, the hotel itself is HORRENDOUS The complaints we have are as follows: • Flooring - the floors are in terrible condition, even what seems like an iron mark. This was just left with no apparent attempt to rectify. •Cleanliness- the room has a distinct, dusty smell. I doubt that this room has been deep cleaned in a very long time • Furniture - the furniture is old, dated, and scuffed.  •Bathroom - the walls are cracked, there are rust spots on the wall from the ceilings, I think the bathroom has not been refreshed in years and there is even a hair against the wall. The vanity counter has marks and even a cigarette burn on it. • Bedding. The bedding is old and also has a dusty smell. I do not think they change the bedspreads between visitors. • Towels. The towels are old and threadbare. They reached the end of life a long time ago. • Housekeeping - we arrived back at our hotel at about 16h00 after a full day of sightseeing. The bed was oddly positioned in the middle of the room. There were a few small pieces of paper on the floor from unpacking and discarding some unneccesary papers. This showed that no vacuuming had been done. We moved the bed back to position, and about half an hour later the housekeeper barged in without knocking, and embarrassed to find us in the room left with a quick "pardon". Despite not cleaning the room properly, she was not at all shy to have taken the customary daily tip we leave in the room for the service staff when traveling in Europe. • Overall room- the room overal was not satisfactory, you hear banging and knocking from all room around you all night and sleep quality is terrible •Location - this is the red light district, not "quaint and up and coming area" as Matthiu described on one of my queries, rather seedy and an area of very bad taste Do not stay here, I wish I still had photo's of the property to show people how bad this actually is, but unfortunately I was robbed of my phone on our onward travels in Brussels

I stayed here in Sept 2017. The location of the hotel is very good - close to metro station and several attractions (Sacre cour, Moulin rouge and other Paris nightlife attractions) But that's only positive thing I can say about this. Rooms are really small, compared to same priced other hotels in Area. Heating system was not working and we were told that this was under maintenance from last few weeks (for entire hotel) Bed and Blankets were not really good quality and had a old & overused feeling

Nadia from the hotel reception was very friendly and helpful. She was more than friendly and efficient at serving us absinthe, not only prepared everything but also taking the time to sit with us and explain the drinking ritual showing us what should be done. Furthermore Nadia took the time to provide us with information and a leaflet all in the rustic green room.

We booked this hotel via booking.com in may 2017. On completion of booking unknown to us they took out 109 euros from our bank. When questioning this and after their refusal to give it back. They declared it as a pre authorisation charge! At €109!!!!!! After much arguing they refunded it after 22 days. Then on 31st July we decided to cancel it as found a better holiday elsewhere. It stated on booking.com it would be FREE to cancel before we travelled. We cancelled the booking 22 days before travel, but yet one day later they still took money out of our bank account and yes again €109. We contacted booking.com and the hotel lied to us saying they never took any money. But we said we had proof in our bank they did and within 20 minutes it was part refunded as they charged us at the Euro rate and not British sterling so we still lost money. DO NOT TRUST THIS HOTEL THEY ROB YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!!!!!!

3.5 stars / good, would be my true rating but that is not available! A traditional Paris hotel. No air conditioning, but a fan provided. No tea / coffee facilities in the room, which I would consider a minus. A horse for a course at the price paid. Would quite happily stay again. Absolutely classic Parisian "open cage" lift within a circular staircase. They could offer it as a location for a Poirot scene! Close to two Metro stations. I suspect that the regular slight "rumbling" when in bed may be Metro trains passing underneath. Quirky! Yes, it is on a side street within an area of racy nightlife, if you are of a sensitive disposition, but then people go to Amsterdam and deliberately visit such an area as part of their trip!

Hotel OK but needs serious updating. Area only for adults. Plenty of fast food. Cafes and restaurants. And monoprix are supermarket nearby. Hotel needs tea and coffee facilities in the room as there was none. Also no room service on Monday when we were there which I wasn't to happy about as we were tired from a whole day of sightseeing. Stuck to local registered taxis and local buses. Don't use the metro or Rer trains as they were extremely busy and very confusing. Only use taxis for small journeys only as we got a taxi from gare de nord train station to Charles de Gaulle.and port as we couldn't board our train as the 1st one was full and the 2nd one didn't arrive at so we were extremely delayed and had to get to the airport as soon as soon possible. But it didn't work out that way as we got a dodgy taxi driver who brought us down every street and made every excuse in the book about the traffic. No taxi meter in the cab only a digitalised number with full fare as 55'€,but to our shock and horror arrived at cgd 45 minutes we before boarding flight so we were pretty late and couldn't relax or shop in duty free. He charged us 118.00€.which was absolutely scandalous and outrageous. So please don't take long journeys in dodgy taxis.

The fact that this hotel was located in the red light district is its greatest attribute. The hotel is old and run down with no signs of renovation. The sheets and towels were threadbare and there was no sound insulation whatsoever. We did not get a decent nights sleep in the 4 nights we stayed there. My recommendation would be to choose another hotel.

Hotel is in the Red Light District so not suitable for families. i was propositioned 3 times in the 3 block walk to the metro. The walls are thin so you hear everything including the metro each time it passes underneath the building. Wifi is poor and only one outlet for charging in room. Beds and linens are older than i am.

No complaints except breakfast. it was cold and not much varity. It is near to bus stand/Metro. ideal for budget travellers. we stayed in family room and it was big enough and clean. (please fix the bathroom door of room 66, it stucks everytime some locks it from inside)

11 Rue Fromentin Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Moulin Rouge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 9th Arrondissement within a 5-minute walk of Moulin Rouge, Royal Fromentin is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Galeries Lafayette. This 47-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Royal Fromentin's 47 rooms provide phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Guests of Royal Fromentin have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 458 reviews