Villa Royale4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We only managed to stay two of the four nights that we were booked because my daughter awoke the second morning to find many bed bugs crawling on her pillows! I've stayed at many hotels, and this is my first encounter with bed bugs. It was horrifying enough that, despite the hotel offering to put her in another room, we immediately changed our travel plans and moved to another hotel. Who wants to move to another room in a place that clearly has bed bugs? My husband had commented from the moment that we arrived in our rooms (we had three rooms rented for five people) that the mattresses were old. They noticeably sag in the middle. I kind of dismissed that as charm for an old European hotel. It never occurred to me that there would be critters crawling in those old mattresses. After the bed bug discovery, someone from the hotel called my daughter to tell her that the bed bugs probably came from the Metro nearby (WHAT?), and that she needed to boil all of her clothes to make sure that they weren't infested. Well, that wasn't exactly helpful since they weren't offering any assistance with her clothing. Nor did they offer to refund the room fee. They also did not offer to help pay for the cab we had to take to get to a new hotel. There was no compensation that they could have offered that would have covered the half day of sightseeing that we lost on our only full not-Christmas day in Paris. But since they didn't offer anything other than switching her to another room, it's not an issue (for them). It's funny that when I informed the woman at the front desk about the bed bugs (and showed her pictures), she said almost all hotels in Paris have bed bugs because of the humidity. The hotel that we moved to, however, showed no signs of old mattresses and bed bugs. Hmm. It's a shame, too, because we liked the charm of this hotel when we arrived. The staff was helpful and nice. I was even willing to ignore the fact that the water in my shower backed up around my ankles every time that I used it. We all chose to ignore the very odd bullet hole in the elevator door. Not sure how that happened, but they should probably get that fixed. I can't recommend this hotel to anyone due to the bugs. And I don't think that the housekeeper who was vacuuming the room that my daughter vacated as we left is going to be enough "extermination."
Hotel is beautiful from outside, great location right next to the metro station, bus stops and a 17 min walk from Gate Du Nord and a 20 min walk up to the Sacre Couer. Very nice welcome. Room very luxurious (great for a romantic couples getaway!). A bit small but bathroom was lovely and a good size. No night noise even though night club/gig venue next door (although I do live in London so maybe am resilient to it). Would recommend.
While somewhat outside the city centre there is plenty to do in the surrounding area and Paris is easily accessible by the metro a hundred metres away. It's not the biggest hotel but the rooms (while looking slightly worse for ware) are very comfortable. If recommend requesting a room on a higher floor as the street outside gets pretty noisy at times (French drivers seem to drive with the horn constantly pressed). The hotel was clean and the housekeeper was very good in turning your room around quickly and to a high standard. All the staff were brilliant and spoke very good English (while also helping with my French). They request you leave the room key when you head out of the hotel (saves being billed for a replacement key) but when they see you coming to reception they quickly retrieve you key to save you waiting (usually without you having to tell them what room you are in which was a nice touch). The staff really were a pleasure and helped make the experience in Paris more fun.
Small rococo style hotel in the middle of the red light district and next to Folies Pigalle nightclub. Overall location was amazing - right in the midst of it. Nice theme that was done really well with individually named rooms, but some elements definitely could do with some renovation - carpets quite threadbare and a few cobwebs here and there. Breakfast in the room was disappointing - a few bread rolls and pastries and some cheese in plastic so would avoid for £15 and go elsewhere. Staff very helpful and friendly. Oh and the room keys are really cool !!!! Nice touch.
I looked forward to staying at Villa Royale on a week long getaway in Paris. I was checked into a room that was filthy! The carpet is disgusting with ground in dirt and dried human fluid stains. The sheer curtains at the window were literally falling apart with dirt and dust. The nightstand next to the bed was glued together and would fall down whenever I attempted to place anything on it. The cleaning staff would barge into my room without knocking despite having a “do not disturb” sign on my door. I repeatedly asked staff to stop this from happening with no results. At one time, the cleaning staff entered my room without knocking just as I was getting out of the bathtub! There was nothing to like about this hotel. It is dirty and the service is poor. I will definitely never will be back!
Not a chain, a real hotel with real people who care. It’s nice. Coco Chanel room was wonderful. Amazing round glass wall around the jacuzzi. It’s a small quaint room but it’s delightful and decorated in pure vintage Parisian style. Bfast was lovely. Only drawback, the rooms are on the street and it can get a smidgen loud. It’s a party spot out there. This is still going to be my #1 spot in Paris from here on out. Fab Dupont
My husband and I spent three nights at Villa Royale. We found Rococo decor very charming and European. The concierge was friendly and spoke excellent English. He made sure that we were not overcharged by taxi drivers whenever we wanted to go somewhere. My husband and I were very pleased with the upgrade we were given because it was our 7th wedding anniversary. We were in the penthouse and our suite was Daliesque. We loved the clouds painted on the cathedral ceiling as well as the tiny lights which looked like stars. There was a jacuzzi large enough for two in the bathroom which we made good use of. My husband felt that there should have been a shower as well. Bathrobes would have been a nice touch. The room was clean and the bed was slightly hard but we didn't mind. Breakfast was underwhelming. If you are bothered by sex shops and strip clubs, then it would be best to find other accommodations. Villa Royale is in the middle of the Pigalle district. This area has many strip clubs and shops selling erotic products. My husband and I didn't mind but we understand that some travelers would be offended by such businesses near their chosen hotel.
The a/c didnt work or the floor fan. The decor. OMG what can I say. Certainly not my taste. Plastic lamps. Couches very warn. Good location to metro. Staff were lovely. Would not recommend. As our first trip to Paris I was disapointed.
Nice little hotel where the rooms have famous people names rather than numbers. The region has lots of adult erotic stores with great shops to shop for cloths as well and good coffee shops to relax. Hotel rooms are clean and comfortable beds. Great historic monument on top of the hill near by - Mumart. A must visit and a beautiful view of the city from the top.
Loved this hotel, accessible with choice of elevator or stairs to go to the rooms. Great location right by Pigalle métro, next to Bio c' Bon for everything organic. I bought soups there and all kinds of snacks, it was handy. Ricardo was a very helpful receptionist, helpful and caring. My room was comfortable and spacious, but I wished the windows could be open locked at night for air, without fearing the entry of intruders. We've all heard the stories, right!
- Walking distance to Galeries Lafayette and Moulin Rouge
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
Located in 9th Arrondissement, Villa Royale is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette and Moulin Rouge. Each of the 31 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. In the historical district, it's also near Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Villa Royale's 31 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free international calls, free local calls, and safes.
Guests of Villa Royale enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 757 reviews