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Villa Alessandra

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A little too expensive for what it is. Only convenience is the good location. In summer, without AC....it is an oven and they only provide a fan for the room. Definitively not a 4 stars hotel.... The staff is also doing their best to help but with the limitations they have.

This hotel is not comply with a 4 star rating hotel, there is no coffee and tea makig facilities in the room. the air-conditioning facility is not up to date. the breakfast is not good value for the money.

I came back with BED BUGS!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was mosquitos but no... Bed Bugs!

I've been to Paris before and this had to be the best hotel I've stayed in so far. It was reasonably priced, and was tucked away in a cul-de-sac area that enabled it to be quiet as well. The room was a bit small, but was convenient as we were determined to not stay in the room at all (we had the city to see) I do not feel this is a good hotel for those that rent cars. The Arc-De-Triomphe is within walking distance and so are major Metro areas. Some markets are within walking distance as well to grab food as you're walking around the town. This hotel is perfect for those on a tighter budget, but still want to experience the city by walking around, this is the perfect spot for you.

BEWARE OF VILLA ALESSANDRA!!! - The rooms are BED BUGS (punaises, chinches) infested, especially ROOM 205. Our stay there was a nightmare. We couldn't even sleep because we were itching, scratching, and squashing them when we were supposed to be sleeping. We saw bugs crawling out from the mattress. My daughter's body was filled with bites! - The cleanliness? FORGET IT! It's like they never changed the sheets when we left. The cleaning ladies are so lazy! - In the morning, when we complained about our experience (bed bugs), to staff on duty, Olivier (a tall, white Frech guy) was totally nonchalant about the situation. All he'd say is "write it down". He behaved as if it was normal to have bed bugs. When we were to go out and needed directions, he was so fast & brief that we couldn't undertand how to go. - The night before we left, the bed bug incident became VERY BAD. We squashed about 15 bugs! When that happened, we had decided enough was enough. We went to the Lobby & even planned on sleeping on the chair until the next day! Until, the staff on duty that night, Mr. Poti (a great proffesional), went out of his way to accomodate us. He was very sympathetic to our plight. He placed us in a new room. Even though he did that, we were still afraid to fall asleep. We couldn't wait to leave! - As for Location, it was pleasant. Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysees, & the Eiffel Tower are close by. The other main attractions, are not too far. - All the staff members except Olivier, were helpful & very accomodating. (there are two Olivier's!) - Amenities? Poor. We had a broken remote control. - FREE WIFI. There's only WIFI in the lobby. *LIVED IN ROOM 205*

I've been to Paris for about 25 times, this is the first time I ran into this type of hotel where I had to change rooms several times because of BED BUGS! 2 rooms on second floor and one room on first floor. Please don't stay at this hotel until they fix the problem. My daughter and I had many red big swells on our body! I suspects ALL rooms in this hotel have bed bugs. We stayed there 3 nights and all 3 rooms have bed bugs!

It wasn't my first time in Paris but this hotel was the best one among others I stayed in. The room was small for 2 people ( I was with my b-friend) but clean and comfortable. The bathroom had a bathtub that's not common for small size hotels. A TV set was kind of big for this size room and there was only one program in English. The "reception" staff was friendly and willing to help. They provide free Wi-Fi in the lobby. It was noisy outside at night but it's Paris where the life doesn't stop ever. The location is perfect, just the 10 min walking distance from the Ark de Triumph and the Champs-Elysees. There is a farmer's market next to the hotel where we were buying fresh fruits and deli. A metro station is about 5 min away. We preferred to use the Underground than the taxi. It's chipper and faster. I will definitely stay in this hotel at my next time in Paris.

We were in Paris to enjoy the sites and to see the Tour De France. Its really close to the Arc De Triumph and all the tour excitement. The metro station ternes is close by but you really need to use charles de Gualle station to get to the touristy stuff so its a small walk but still close. The room was small but I have traveled in Europe before and the rooms always tend to be small. We didn't mind the size, the bed was great, the bathroom clean and good water pressure and warmth, so we didn't need anything else.

The hotel is convenient to both metro and buses, and there are groceries, cafes, markets nearby. Rooms are small but clean and well maintained. The staff were very accommodating. Unfortunately the air conditioning was not very effective, so we used a fan to cool the room at night (and were not there during the daytime). Noise from service vehicles might have been a problem if we had wanted to sleep late.

We were there for 2 nights and booked 2 rooms (one for us and other room for kids). It was pretty hot in Paris and Air Conditioner in both our rooms did not work. When I informed hotel staff about non working AC they just kept saying that they will send some one to look at it, but never fixed it. Since we were on first floor - keeping windows open option was not there. It was terrible sleeping in hot oven rooms at night.

First, the good:1. Location was in a neighborhood and convenient to metro, grocery store, and shopping for wine & fruit.2. Rooms were clean.Now the bad:1. The air conditioning was broken in the hotel. We had to have the windows open for comfort. At night this was possible, but coming back from touring all day, taking a shower & making the room humid was not an option, so we just made do. Trying to get ready in the morning was not fun since the shower and lights heated up the room, making us sweat off the makeup we had just applied. The manager did provide us with a fan, which was a little help. Luckily the hottest days were our last 2 days.3. There was a break-in that occurred on the next to the last night. Someone got into a bottom room through the open window, but the guest caught him. We listened/saw the whole thing from our window, which faced the same courtyard where it occurred. A couple of days before, we were unfortunate enough to hear the pleasureable screams of a couple enjoying their vacation in a less than private way...A definite When Harry Met Sally moment for those of you who have seen the movie. [...].4. The rooms faced an apartment building, so their lights shown right in my window onto the pillow where I was trying to sleep. There was no privacy at all! Had the air worked and had we been able to close our window, these annoyances would not have bothered us since we most likely would not have known about them. Airconditioning was a priority when we chose the hotel. We paid for air and a 4 star hotel and got worse than a 2 star. There was absolutely no compensation offered, not even complimentary breakfast or iced water.5. The room is so small that if one is sitting at the desk, nobody can get to the other side of the bed. Bring your own hangers, there are only 3 or 4, and the closet is a tiny armoire.

This was our first night in Paris, and really only needed it for a place to sleep, put our stuff, and get cleaned up. This was most adequate for our needs. It is tucked away at the end of a narrow street, and a little difficult to find (we blew $10 on a detailed map), but worth it. The hotel is old, but updated, like much of Paris is. We were impressed with the hard wood floors, and the clean smell of the room. We didn't quite understand why we had to turn in our key when we went out, but it seemed to work out okay. Our room had a view of the cramped alley, so no view of Paris, but with the jet lag, and and early departure, we just saw the insides of our eyelids anyway.

9 Place Boulnois Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Arc de Triomphe
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in 17th Arrondissement within a short walk of Arc de Triomphe, Villa Alessandra is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Palais des Congres de Paris. This 49-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Also close to this Paris hotel are Eiffel Tower and Galeries Lafayette.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 49 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Villa Alessandra, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 23 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a terrace.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Villa Alessandra

Business (1) Couples (5) Family (5) Friends (1)
2

not a 4 stars

Families

A little too expensive for what it is. Only convenience is the good location. In summer, without AC....it is an oven and they only provide a fan for the room. Definitively not a 4 stars hotel.... The staff is also doing their best to help but with the limitations they have.

By on Aug 5, 2013

2

not a good 4 stars hotel

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel is not comply with a 4 star rating hotel, there is no coffee and tea makig facilities in the room. the air-conditioning facility is not up to date. the breakfast is not good value for the money.

By on Jul 5, 2013

1

bed bugs!!!!!

BusinessTravelers

I came back with BED BUGS!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was mosquitos but no... Bed Bugs!

By on Jun 9, 2013

4

good location for a nice and cheap visit to paris

Couples

I've been to Paris before and this had to be the best hotel I've stayed in so far. It was reasonably priced, and was tucked away in a cul-de-sac area that enabled it to be quiet as well. The room was a bit small, but was convenient as we were determined to not stay in the room at all (we had the city to see) I do not feel this is a good hotel for those that rent cars. The Arc-De-Triomphe is within walking distance and so are major Metro areas. Some markets are within walking distance as well to grab food as you're walking around the town. This hotel is perfect for those on a tighter budget, but still want to experience the city by walking around, this is the perfect spot for you.

By on Jun 6, 2013

2

never again.

Families

BEWARE OF VILLA ALESSANDRA!!! - The rooms are BED BUGS (punaises, chinches) infested, especially ROOM 205. Our stay there was a nightmare. We couldn't even sleep because we were itching, scratching, and squashing them when we were supposed to be sleeping. We saw bugs crawling out from the mattress. My daughter's body was filled with bites! - The cleanliness? FORGET IT! It's like they never changed the sheets when we left. The cleaning ladies are so lazy! - In the morning, when we complained about our experience (bed bugs), to staff on duty, Olivier (a tall, white Frech guy) was totally nonchalant about the situation. All he'd say is "write it down". He behaved as if it was normal to have bed bugs. When we were to go out and needed directions, he was so fast & brief that we couldn't undertand how to go. - The night before we left, the bed bug incident became VERY BAD. We squashed about 15 bugs! When that happened, we had decided enough was enough. We went to the Lobby & even planned on sleeping on the chair until the next day! Until, the staff on duty that night, Mr. Poti (a great proffesional), went out of his way to accomodate us. He was very sympathetic to our plight. He placed us in a new room. Even though he did that, we were still afraid to fall asleep. We couldn't wait to leave! - As for Location, it was pleasant. Arc De Triomphe, Champs Elysees, & the Eiffel Tower are close by. The other main attractions, are not too far. - All the staff members except Olivier, were helpful & very accomodating. (there are two Olivier's!) - Amenities? Poor. We had a broken remote control. - FREE WIFI. There's only WIFI in the lobby. *LIVED IN ROOM 205*

By on Jul 23, 2012

1

the worst experience, changed room 3 times and all rooms have bed bugs!

Families

I've been to Paris for about 25 times, this is the first time I ran into this type of hotel where I had to change rooms several times because of BED BUGS! 2 rooms on second floor and one room on first floor. Please don't stay at this hotel until they fix the problem. My daughter and I had many red big swells on our body! I suspects ALL rooms in this hotel have bed bugs. We stayed there 3 nights and all 3 rooms have bed bugs!

By on Jun 7, 2012

4

unbeatable location for the price

Couples

It wasn't my first time in Paris but this hotel was the best one among others I stayed in. The room was small for 2 people ( I was with my b-friend) but clean and comfortable. The bathroom had a bathtub that's not common for small size hotels. A TV set was kind of big for this size room and there was only one program in English. The "reception" staff was friendly and willing to help. They provide free Wi-Fi in the lobby. It was noisy outside at night but it's Paris where the life doesn't stop ever. The location is perfect, just the 10 min walking distance from the Ark de Triumph and the Champs-Elysees. There is a farmer's market next to the hotel where we were buying fresh fruits and deli. A metro station is about 5 min away. We preferred to use the Underground than the taxi. It's chipper and faster. I will definitely stay in this hotel at my next time in Paris.

By on Sep 23, 2010

4

july in paris

Couples

We were in Paris to enjoy the sites and to see the Tour De France. Its really close to the Arc De Triumph and all the tour excitement. The metro station ternes is close by but you really need to use charles de Gualle station to get to the touristy stuff so its a small walk but still close. The room was small but I have traveled in Europe before and the rooms always tend to be small. We didn't mind the size, the bed was great, the bathroom clean and good water pressure and warmth, so we didn't need anything else.

By on Aug 3, 2010

4

pleasant and convenient

Couples

The hotel is convenient to both metro and buses, and there are groceries, cafes, markets nearby. Rooms are small but clean and well maintained. The staff were very accommodating. Unfortunately the air conditioning was not very effective, so we used a fan to cool the room at night (and were not there during the daytime). Noise from service vehicles might have been a problem if we had wanted to sleep late.

By on Aug 20, 2009

2

average hotel

Families

We were there for 2 nights and booked 2 rooms (one for us and other room for kids). It was pretty hot in Paris and Air Conditioner in both our rooms did not work. When I informed hotel staff about non working AC they just kept saying that they will send some one to look at it, but never fixed it. Since we were on first floor - keeping windows open option was not there. It was terrible sleeping in hot oven rooms at night.

By on Aug 16, 2009