More about Hotel Le Relais Montmartre
Great Boutique Hotel, Great Location, Book it!
Like many others, we booked this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. We shall be booking all future trips via Tripadvisor based on our experiecne at the Relais Monmartre. The hotel is situated on a quite side street near the Moulin Rogue, Blanche Metro and dozens of wonderful bars, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and everthing else you could need.
The rooms are spotless and comfortable. The hotel staff all speak good English, are a wealth of information and, happy to help with anything and everything.
Also recommended would be "Pepone", a great pizza place on Rue Lepic (2 minutes walk from the hotel). The Lux bar is a great hangout for breakfast, lunch and drinks while watching the people go by. For Wine I would use "Nicholas", a great wine shop with a fantastic manager, happy to recommend great wines for any budget.
This hotel gets busy so book asap.
Charm in popular area
A small, comfortable 3-star hotel in the heart of the Montmartre area, walking distance to Sacre Couer. The nearest Metro is "Blanche" on the #2 line, 100m away; the neighbourhood has a lot of 20-30 year old university types and feels hip. There are also a lot of tourists, many going to the Moulin Rouge or the many shrines to the movie Amelie that was set in the area
The hotel feels like an inn, with a living room style reception area. Staff spoke perfect English. We had booked a standard room, but were kindly upgraded to a superior as we had a 4 year old who needed sleeping bag space and there is a high charge for a cot.
The building is very old with exposed beams and the rooms are completely renovated in a tasteful B&B style and very clean. The superior room had a reasonable size for Paris, king bed, TV, minibar, safe, towel warmer, full bath, and complementary internet access.
Breakfast is in your room or in the pleasant courtyard when the weather is nice. We thought it too expensive at 15 euros for continental style.
Bottom line: great location for visiting Montmartre and good value in a small, charming hotel.
Wonderful, charming hotel in an up-and-coming neighborhood.
This charming three star hotel really deserves four stars. Clean, modern, with all amenities and a staff that caters to every need. Located at the foot of Montmartre, this lively location reminds me of Greenwich Village--lots happening day and night, close to two metro lines, safe, interesting and fun.
Romantic and Fun
The hotel was very quiet, tastefully decorated and perfectly located in Monmartre, tucked behind the Moulin Rouge. The staff were extremely polite and spoke english which always helps. Monmartre itself has a great vibe with lots of cafe bars, little boutiques with very relaxed yet funky locals. The metro is close by for trips into the city, but despite seeing the great sites of Paris I enjoyed being back in Monmartre.
Superb Hotel & Location
It was my first visit to Paris and also a special occasion, it was only for 1 night and we were filled with trepidation. How many hotels are there in Paris! After deciding on Montmartre we found Le Relais Montmarte on the web. Thank God we did. We read the web site then booked the rooms.
It is virtually centre of Montmartre, close to all transport, in the heart of bars, retaurants shops etc. All the staff spoke English and were able to recommend first class restaurants.
The rooms were spotless and nicely decorated. The staff were courteous and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Our cousins from Canada were celbrating their 25th wedding anniversay, hence our visit to Paris, they were over the moon with the whole experience.
We will definately be visiting Paris again and without doubt will stay at Le Relais Montmarte.
Can't wait for the next visit.
Lived up to our expectations
Like many of the other reviewers, we booked because of the positive feedback and we were not disappointed when we arrived. As has already been noted, the hotel is extremely well located, right near to the Blanche Metro station in Montmartre. The hotel is also extremely cute and looks to have been recently refurbished - the rooms are immaculate, the bathrooms decked out with excellent showers and fixtures, wall tvs in the room, and inadvertently free wireless internet access. While breakfast is not included and costs an extra 12.50 Euros, based on our experience with other hotels in Europe (where breakfast was included but really terrible), this was not an issue as there are lots of lovely bakeries nearby (and a convenient laundromat). The staff were extremely accommodating, and seemed determined to ensure that rooms were only cleaned when guests were actually out of the hotel, so you could sleep in without fear of being woken up by housekeeping. All in all, an excellent experience!
I agree with all the previous reviews.This is a very pleasant hotel.The rooms are clean but small-but that is to be expected in Paris.The room had everything we needed for a short stay(4 nights)
Around the corner there is a large variety of restaurants,supermarkets,boulangerie etc
The hotel is close to Sacre Coeur in one direction and the Moulin Rouge and Pigalle in the other.
Nearest Metro station is within easy walking distance
My husband and I have recently returned from a short visit to Paris to visit our daughters. Like many others we decided upon this little gem because of the reviews on TripAdvisor.
We were not disappointed. Quite simply what you read about, is what you get. We had a lovely time there. I was initially a little concerned about the area, however we felt quite safe at all hours.
Everything is indeed close by and if not, well the efficiency of the transport in Paris puts other cities to shame. This area also has a special character of its own.
The cleaniness of this hotel was wonderful, one of the main reasons I decided upon this particular one, as I am somewhat fussy.
I could go on, however there is no point as it has all been said in previous reviews. Read them and believe them is all I can say.
A thank you to Arnaud and his colleagues for making us feel very welcome and comfortable.
Quaint hotel, decent area, but for adults
My wife and I spent four nights at this hotel in Paris. We booked through hotels.com and got a fair rate.
This hotel was, as expected, more in the European style than in the American. The rooms were small but nicely appointed and very clean. We stayed in a standard double room, which can be a little rough, given my large frame and King size at home. However, we had no complaints with the small but cute place at all.
Check in was quite smooth, and all the attendants were very friendly and spoke more than adequate English. Our room overlooked the small patio, which we used to have Champagne and eclairs on our final night. Our bathroom was of a fair size (although the shower was a little tiny) and very clean. Our room was red and blue, which made it look a little smaller. Our friends were in the same room on a different floor, but had white and lavendar walls, which made their room look significantly bigger.
The neighborhood is mixed. When you come off the Metro 2 line, you are in a bar district, near Moulin Rouge, with a few adult stores nearby. We did not mind this much, but it's there, and if you are a little conservative, be aware. However, once you get onto the side streets of Montmartre, the area could not have been more lovely. Our final day, we wander the streets of the town, in the general direction of Sacre Cour, and stumbled upon a food and wine festival which was awesome. I'm not sure if that was a standard Saturday activity, but I would definitely ask at the desk. We had glasses of wine for euro, or one and a half, and some neat food as well. It was a great local experience, away from the touristy hubbub.
All-in-all, we were quite happy with our experience, and would defnitely consider staying here again.
HOWEVER, be aware of the Metro 2 line. This train was probably the most crowded train in history. We were unable to get on twice and had to split up a few times to make it onto the same train. Arriving, we attempted to board with four people and luggage with disasterous results, and this was at 8:30 on a Wednesday evening. Several times we walked to a stop other than Blanche to avoid taking this train.
1st time in paris
Hi all, We have booked in at a hotel called Hotel Albert 1er which is near the gare du nord,(anyone stayed here) we will be there over the easter weekend are we far from any tourist attractions, also is the nearest metro the nord station. Are we far from the river? restaurants near bye (evening meal) can you recommend. We would appreciate any help as its our 25th wed anniversary,so we would like to make it special. Thank You! Trevor & Angela.
RE: 1st time in paris
Hi. You are right by two RER / Metro Stations, Magenta and Gare du Nord. You can travel easily anyplace you want to go from there. You are an easy walk to Canal St. Martin although you will probably want to take a Metro to the Seine. The canal is lovely so enjoy it.
You should be able to walk to the Pinacotheque de Paris and to Place de Republique. This may sound silly but you also might want to visit Cemetery Pere Lachaise while you are in the area. Google it or type it into the VT Search Window above as a Keyword Search to discover why.
There should be plenty of nice restaurants nearby, especially on the Canal St. Martin. I suspect you'll get quite a few answers here with specific recommendations, but you can also do a restaurant search in the VT Search Window and check Tips from VT members. Just type Paris into the window and then check restaurant Tips.
Enjoy your first trip to Paris . . . and Happy Anniversary!
RE: RE: 1st time in paris
Yes enjoy your anniversary...no better city. You are about 3.2 kms from the centre of the river at Isle dela City & a couple of kms from the big shops on la Feyette but the metro and a carnet of ten tickets will get you everywhere you may wish to go. I'd check also the open topped bus hop-off-hop-on tours(google) which have a commentry via headphones. have fun. de p
RE: RE: 1st time in paris
Some good restaurants nearby, sorted per district and metro station:
9 relais montmartre 55 bd rochechouart anvers
10 taverne des flandres 8 bd denain gare du nord **
11 ecluse bastille 13 roquette bastille **
11 les grandes marches 6 pl bastille bastille ***
12 le train bleu pl louis armand gare de lyon ***