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Royal Fromentin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very good location, close to the metro, 3km to Louvre, close to the main historical sites. Kindness and helpful staff. Clean rooms, not small for Paris. Hotel is not young, but very nice) and delicious croissants for breakfast)

We really enjoyed our stay. A good sized room with a lovely balcony view up to the Sacre Coeur. The old iron cage lift is tiny but beautiful. The dining room typically French with dark green walls and vintage posters. There was no tea and coffee in our room and the hairdryer melted, but we really enjoyed our stay here.

My wife and I stayed here only for one night. The staff is very professional and friendly. The reception area with the restaurant and the elevator gave us a romantic glimps of paris in the last century. Location and value is very convenient. We enjoyed our stay over all.

We were looking for an inexpensive hotel for several nights in Paris. The Hotel Royal Fromentin pretty much met our expectations. An old building which the staff stated was once a cabaret. But the staff was very friendly and helpful. They provide a reasonably priced contientnal breakfast which featured tasty selections and declicious coffee. Conveniently located between the Metro stops Blanche and Pigalle. Plenty of places to eat within a few steps.

3 star little hotel with a surprising history and some lovely original features. The room was basic but warm and comfortable. The bathroom had lots of fluffy clean towels. The bed comfortable and linen crisp and clean. The staff are lovely and the breakfast was plentiful with fresh fruit cereals breads cheeses ham and spreads. Hot drinks available every hour and gratis. Fantastic location if visiting Montmarte or the Moulin Rouge. Some excellent bistros nearby as is the metro. Would recommend if you are looking for a good budget hotel with friendly helpful staff. Yes there was a slight rumble from the metro which I slept through but I had a very nice stay in a very french charming hotel that is a little tired in places.

What a fabulous little hotel. Decor could be tidied up if I was being picky but the hotel and room was very clean and warm. The hot water was very hot and the shower was hot and powerful. Complimentary coffee etc available all the time. Free Wi-fi very easy to log in to. Continental breakfast was 10 Euro and very tasty with meat cheese fresh fruit etc. Superb location no more than 5 minutes from the moulin rouge and lots of great bars and cafes. Only a short walk to montmatre and sacre cour. Highly recommended.

I found the staff very helpful and knowledgeable about local tourist interests. Our room was lovely and warm even though the weather outside was bitter. My boyfriend and I chose to have breakfast at the hotel which we were very glad we decided to do, we had lots of options and plenty of lovely coffee. I noticed in another review about this hotel a comment on how silly their lift was but I loved it and found it so cute and was relieved we didn't have to walk the five floors to our room.

We have stayed in this hotel for many years now when we have been visiting g Paris. It is a beautiful old hotel, classic French. The architecture is amazing, it used to be a cabaret. Over the years work has been done to improve the rooms. Some have brilliant views and staff are helpful. You will be hard pressed to find a better hotel at these prices.

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

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 Eiffel Tower.


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


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.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 474 reviews