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Loved the Hotel le Marquis
My husband and I have just got back from this hotel after spending our 1st wedding anniversary there. Ok so the hotel is not right under the Eiffel Tower but it's only a 10 minute walk away and the Paris Metro system makes it very easy to get around night or day. The closest metro station is La Motte-Piquette Grenelle which is only 200m away (although we did have difficulty finiding the hotel as it is tucked away in a residential street).
The rooms themselves are lovely. They're not huge and there may be problems with storage space if you were staying for longer than say a week (no chest of drawers) but they are beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
We never had any problems with the staff as others have said. They were always helpful when we asked for their help but didn't fuss over us all the time as they do in some places (I think this is a good thing).
Overall, I would definnitely stay here again.
Le Marquis is Perfect
We spent 3 nights at Le Marquis near the end of June and had no problems whatsoever. We were travelling with our 2 year old, so certain conveniences were a must. The location of the hotel is ideal, as Rue Dupleix is completely in a quiet residential area, with a supermarket just across the street, a bakery on the corner, a butcher (that sells excellent rotisserie chicken and potatoes) practically next door, and several good brasseries on Rue de Suffren. The Dupleix and La Motte Picquet metro stops are about a 5 min walk away. The Champ de Mars is also a very short walk away, and the Eiffel Tower itself probably 10-15 mins away.
We had a deluxe room (Rm 201) facing the interior of the hotel, so noise was not a factor (either was the view!). It was relatively small but very nicely decorated. The bathroom was very modern, large, and clean. The AC worked well - a must since it was in the high 80s everyday. The staff was very friendly, polite and helpful with handling baggage, taking messages, etc. We did not eat at the restaurant so I cannot comment on that. If you are looking for a small, convenient, modern hotel, Hotel Le Marquis is the right place. Check out ---- for more info on Le Marquis and it's sister hotel, Le Walt.
Loved, Loved, Love Le Marquis
I would normally not write a review, but I must this time. The reason why I am writing this review is because I found this site to be a great resource when I was looking for a hotel in Paris. I have to say that you will not regret staying at Le Marquis. I do have to say that the rooms are a bit small (but you are in Europe and that is to be expected). As soon as we walked in we were greeted graciously and it was always like that as we would leave or come back from a day of sightseeing. One of the main complaints that is common about hotel rooms in Paris is that the rooms are "old". The rooms here are very modern and very clean. I loved this location because it is in a residential area so it was not so "touristy". There were several metro stations nearby so accessability to all the tourist sights were very convenient. You are also walking distance to the Eiffel Tower. Shopping is also nearby and there are a lot of restaurants in the area. There is a supermarket directly across the street so you could go and buy little munchies to keep in your room. There is a fabulous bakery right on the corner so you are never far from something delicious. All in all this was a great hotel and great location. I would highly recommend this and I will definitely be going back.
Small but Lovely
I have just come back from Paris and stayed at Hotel Le Marquis for 5 days with my boyfriend. It is situated on a quiet street close to the Eiffel Tower with a supermarket across the road which was very handy. On first impressions it did look small and seemed to be family run. Check in went smoothly but as the hotel was quite small there was no porter to take our bags although the lady at reception did offer to help us with them plus it was only a short walk to the lift and once you're out you're practically near your room. We had problems initially with the room before we arrived as we had payed extra for a superior room only to be told that the classic and the classic superior were the same thing. The hotel manager said he'd try his best to get us a superior room which we did get, however after having a sneak peek at another room whilst it was being cleaned, it didnt look much different! The room looks exactly as it does on the website and the shower, air con etc worked lovely. Everything was very clean and someone came in everyday to change the bed, towels etc. We didnt have breakfast at the hotel but there are loads of bistros in the area which can provide that, plus a little bakery a few doors down from the hotel which sold lovely croissants. Overall although the hotel was small, it was cosy, friendly and very clean with all the staff willing to help out wherever possible. If you're looking for a large, grand hotel then you're better off checking the five star ones but if you're just wanting a place to stay for a few days then i would recommend this hotel. Its close to the Eiffel Tower and the nearby metro station allows you to get anywhere in Paris in a short space of time.
Nice hotel in a good location
I booked at Le Marquis (for a stay in June) in February after reading (positive) comments on Tripadvisor. As time went on, I noticed a number of negative comments appearing and was thus a bit apprehensive about what I would find.
I am happy to say that I found a nice hotel, with clean, modern and functional accomodation. OK, the room was not huge, but perfectly adequate in size and the bathroom was quite big.
The A/C was working perfectly.
The location, close to two and not far from a third Metro station and in a relatively quiet street is very good.
It is not cheap at a bit over 200 Euros a night for the room (excluding breakfast), but then Paris hotels are not cheap unless you want a small, hot, dirty, oldfashioned hotel room.
My wife and I were perfectly happy.
At the rate we were paying of £210 eur, we expected more than we got at Le Marquis!!
No help with bags on check-in - we had two heavy pieces and had been travelling across Europe.
The staff were never particularly warm or friendly, the bathroom was dirty on check-in - hairs in the bath, old toilet roll on the floor!
There were next to no concierge services. The 'concierge' as such had very little knowledge of Paris nightlife - even restaurant recommendations seemed to be a struggle unless in the next street.
At one point, we asked room service if they had a bottle opener, and were told to go to reception. It hardly constitutes room-service, then, does it!
The bar/restaurant had zero atmosphere, and compared to what we were led to believe from photos on the net, the rooms were tiny!!!
On check-out, we mentioned some of our reservations about the hotel to the receptionist, and she made no secret of the fact that she was not remotely interested in what we had to say!
DON'T waste your money. DON'T waste your time in this beautiful city. Enjoy Paris from somewhere else.....
The Wife loved it, so I was happy!
Having booked this hotel some time after seeing rave reviews, I was getting worried about negative reviews appearing. As I'd booked the hotel for a special occasion I didn't want it spoilt by a bad hotel.
I shouldn't have worried.
True, my superiour room wasn't huge. But it was plenty big enough for our needs and even had a small balcony on which we could stand and see the top of the tower. (The wife loved that!). The bathroom, whilst being "compact", was clean and fitted out with quality fittings.
You can tell that the hotel hasn't been fitted out on the cheap, this comes across in the quality of the linen and bedding used - things that make a difference to a hotel stay in my opinion. The only complaint with the room was no drawers - but hey so what!
I dont like to be fussed over by staff; but the staff at the hotel were always courteous and any requests or queries were dealt with polietly- perhaps even opening the conversation with "Bonjour", (getting to the limits of my French), helped. For those that like to be fussed over, you'll be pleased to know that I was asked if I wanted help with my bags.
We didn't eat at the hotel as we wanted to experience French cafes evry morning, but what I would add is that 12 euros for a buffet breakfast where you can eat and drink as much as you want doesn't seem such bad value now I've spent some money in Paris cafes!
My wife can be critical of hotel rooms - but she was made up with Le Marquis. Once again, thanks to the hotel staff for granting my e-mail request for a view of the tower.
The only down side...........The wife wants to go again...
Good, not great
The hotel itself is pretty good - fairly tastefully decorated, reasonably sized for a Paris hotel (note, we were in the superior sized room), and new enough for the hotel to not be run down yet. Internet is free, but had periods of time where it was down - irritating if you're trying to find specific restaurants or other things around the city.
Location is excellent - as stated in prior reviews, there's a bakery around the corner, a grocery shop across the street, and the Metro 2-3 blocks away. A laundry outlet is nearby if absolutely needed, and you don't feel like having the hotel overcharge you for their service. There's lots of food in the area to choose from, although the better restaurants are generally not in this area. It's in a fairly quiet and safe residential area, which is great especially when you want to be away from the crowds after a busy day.
Service: Not the greatest. Bathroom amenities were never restocked the entire stay, albeit the original shampoo was more than adequate for 2 people for 4 days. No turndown service (which doesn't bother me). Porters didn't help out with the luggage until they saw my wife struggle getting her bags in the door. Concierge/front desk didn't looking into shuttle service to airport for me as requested.
Other cons: While soundproofing between rooms appears to be fine, soundproofing from the hallway isn't very good. I could overhear conversations at 2am in the morning from other guests returning from their late night activities - doors slamming is very pronounced. Luckily, there is only 6 rooms to a floor, so your mileage may vary depending on your neighbours.
For me, the service was not so bad that it would turn me off. The other benefits of the hotel was enough to offset the cons. Compared to the other hotels within this price range that I got to choose from, this one was in the most ideal location and I would definately stay here again.
Decent hotel, mediocre location, terrible service.
We were bumped from their sister hotel, the Le Walt, after the previous occupants had ruined the room we were supposed to stay in. Hmmm. When we arrived there was another party who had also been bumped. The woman who checked us in could have cared less about the situation. I would think that if we were so inconvenienced that an extra effort could and would have been made. Apparantly not. The bathroom was fine and clean. The a/c worked pretty well. We did however wake up on our first morning to no hot water and were told that this has never happened before - but no offer of a new room was made. The new woman behind the desk cared as little as her colleague the previous day. The subsequent mornings the water seemed to work fine, though we did get up an hour earlier. We were never greeted when we came into the lobby and when we asked about an evening city tour were handed a brochure. We didn't even bother asking about an airport shuttle and called ourselves. The location, while quiet, was not very close to restaurants. We will not waste our time staying here again.
Overall, a very pleasant stay
Our recent stay here from the 18th to the 24th July was a birthday treat for my girlfriend. Neither of us had been to Paris before so I wanted an above average hotel, not the price of a five star but with some of the nice luxuries of a good, modern 4 star.
Upon arriving in Paris we didn't have too much trouble finding the hotel, conveniently placed very near two metro stops. Our first expectation at any hotel we stay in is of the room and the cleanliness and overall styling and size. All of these things were a great suprise, being very roomy, very clean and beautifully decorated, we also had the luxury of being on the top floor (floor six). Viewes of the Eiffel tower are stated on sites for this hotel, be aware, we did have views but only of the top of the tower, any lower than floor six and you probably won't see it, but a nice suprise it was to see it especially because it was a special stay in Paris for my girlfriend and I.
We tried breakfast on our first morning at the hotel, we didn't try it again. It wasn't bad in any way, it just wasn't special in any way either, at 12 euros each it's a bit pricey. Do what we did and spend a lot less money across the road at the supermache and get all your breakfast bits and store them in your mini-bar, just remember to bring a couple of bowls and spoons.
We didn't try dinner at the hotel either, infact we din't see the restaurant at all. Eat out anyway, lots of choice and far more atmosphere, if only at the restaurants the non smoking areas were truly non-smoking, it would have been perfect.
Overall a very good location, close to the tower (10 mins walk). A pleasant place to rest your head at night.