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“A stunning special place”
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Louison Hotel
Ranked #187 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
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IMHERHUSBAND
2 reviews
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“A stunning special place”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I wanted somewhere special to take my wife for our 25th wedding anniversary. I was looking for somewhere more intimate and personal and after browsing through many many reviews for Paris hotels i contacted the Aviatic. From the start their approach was extremely personal and helpful. We arrived way before normal check in time but were instantly offered storage for our cases. However within a few minutes we were told our room was in fact now ready. Our room was on the sixth floor and yes the lift up is tiny, but hey, this is just the norm in Parisian hotels. Our room was right beside the lift shaft and i did think we would hear it constantly. Honestly, not once in four days. Our room was generous and not just by Paris standards. We had a big comfortable king sized bed, plenty of storage, a mini bar, plenty of lighting, air con and a lovely big bright modern bathroom. It even had a toilet that did not require one to reverse into to avail of. I've encountered that before today or yesterday in Paris.

Breakfast at the Aviatic is simply superb. An excellent selection of high quality meats and cheese. Fresh fruit salad that was clearly made moments before. Lots of really lovely croissants, pain au chocolate and breads. There is also plenty of sweet temptations and of course those macaroons.

The staff are faultless. Really really helpful, both before and on after arrival. Nothing was too much trouble for them. This is a truly first class hotel who's three star rating exists i'd say is awarded purely due to its lack of a restaurant and bar. They really deserve much higher. So, all in all, if you're looking for a nice special place to stay in a really good area of Paris then this is it. Look no further.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philippe B, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Dear Hugh,
How can we thank you for your review!

It has been nice of you to let us be in the secret and help you organize such an important stay :)

You’re true, even if some rooms might seem close to the lift, they are not noisy. All the rooms are soundproofed.

We have been really excited to welcome you. All the team send you its best wishes for the future and hope to welcome you back before the 30th !

Kind regards from all the Aviatic team!
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed here the last 2 days of a vacation package with Great Value Vacations. The staff were very courteous and treated us well. The breakfast buffet was included with our package and it was very good. The desk staff arranged our transportation to the airport on day of departure and it went very smoothly. Would recommend to friends and will stay here again because now we know the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PBourgeois, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking time to write this review on Trip Advisor.
We are pleased that the staff welcoming you received satisfied you as well as the quality of our breakfast buffet.
Thank you again for recommending us. You can tell your friends to download our App on the Appstore, it’s really helpful for someone who wants to plan a trip in Paris.
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon at Aviatic hotel saint Germain. Kind regards from all the team.
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic hotel which is great value for the price. Our room (and all of hotel that we saw) is newly refurbished to a very high spec. Really comfy bed and great shower.

All of the staff went out of their way to help us, whether it be printing tickets, helping with directions or giving us a late check out.

I will definitely be recommending this hotel to any friends / family who are visiting Paris.

Stayed August 2014
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PBourgeois, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Doug,
Thank you so much for your kind words :)
We are definitely happy that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed making you feel like home. When your friends or family will plan to come in Paris, tell them to get in touch with us, we will arrange something special.

We hope to welcome you back soon!
Kind regards from all the team
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This small hotel is situated in walking distance to the Latin Quarter and the Montparnasse train station. It was recommended to us by friends and turned out to be a very comfortable stay. The rooms are small which is typical for most Paris hotels but they are very nicely and comfortably furnished. A/C was also available in our room. The breakfast room is on the first floor and provides a good continental breakfast. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The location is very quiet. I can very much recommend this hotel if you want to be in a good location but a little bit off the main tourist paths. I also felt that the price was reasonable for the quality of our stay, in comparison to other hotels I have used before in central Paris.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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PBourgeois, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Nadine,
Thank you very much for taking time to write this review.
It’s true that our rooms might seem small in comparison with other countries, but all of them are within the Parisian standards. According to the room category (Tradition - Prestige - Executive) rooms size from 15sqm to 22sqm. Vaugirard Suite and the ATELIER103 apartment size up to 30sqm.

Thank you again for recommending us; this is the best reward for us.

Needless to say, our team and I remain at your entire disposal shall we be of help to you and we look forward to welcoming you again at Aviatic hotel Saint Germain.
Kind regards from all the team
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Eight of us were on a British tour and added 3 days in Paris. We choose the Aviatic Hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews, and I booked our five rooms online a couple months before the trip. Anais at the hotel was very helpful via email prior to our visit, helping me secure shuttle service and also provided a number of options of Paris city tours. When we arrived at the hotel, I was very pleased with the accommodations. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and spoke English. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was great. The hotel is located close to four metro lines. A kind gentleman at the front desk even found an open pharmacy for me on a Sunday morning and wrote out "sore throat" and "cough" in French so I could correspond with the pharmacist. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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PBourgeois, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and for taking time to write this review.
We are delighted that you had a great stay in our establishment.

We try our best to satisfy our guests, prior, during and after their stay. We are deeply happy that our team brought you entire satisfaction.

We invite you to follow us on Facebook for more news and special offers for your next stay. I read that you enjoyed our breakfast, it is offered if you book through Facebook :)
Kind regards fro mal the team!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Aviatic which is well located among some good restaurants and close to bus stops, metro and major sites to visit.

We really enjoyed our stay here and only suggest 'for short stays' as the rooms are small, but functional. The bed was comfortable, whilst the bathroom was very small, still, you get a good feel about this well presented hotel- it was just what we were hoping for in our first visit to Paris.
Our room was on the first floor facing the street, however street noise was not an issue due to the double glazed windows. Some rumbling can be heard from the nearby underground but not enough to annoy or keep you awake.

From the moment we arrived, till departure, we were made welcome by staff and who were most helpful in assisting in directions to local sites recommending the best means to get there.
We would certainly consider re-booking at the Aviatic when we next return to Paris.

Room Tip: If you wish more privacy, request a room not not facing the street as there is an apartment block fa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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PBourgeois, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Ted,
Thank you so much for your review following your recent stay at Aviatic Hotel.

About the room size, the 3 different room category (Tradition-Prestige-Executive) we propose size from 16 to 22 square meters. I believe that you booked a Tradition room, the first category. You’re true, for an extended stay, Prestige and Executive rooms are more appropriated.

I am thrilled to see that your stay at Aviatic Hotel has brought you entire satisfaction and will be delighted to share your kind comments with my team.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back !
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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Aviatic. We loved the location. There are many restaurants nearby, and a grocery. The Metro is close & you have a couple of options nearby. By Metro, this is about 7 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. The rooms are very small, but very clean. The bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was yummy. They have a latte machine where you just push a button, and it makes great coffee! Most of the front staff desk was great. One man wasn't very helpful, but this was no big deal as everyone else was so kind. I would stay here again!

Room Tip: Our room was toward the back. I don't have anything to compare it . We were on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Philippe B, Responsable relations clients at Louison Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Becky,
Thank you so much for your review following your recent stay at Aviatic Hotel.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our services as well as the good location of the hotel. Our “Yummy” breakfast is very appreciated by guests as we use fresh & French products. And coffee…it is true that sometime we also have a cup from this machine when breakfast is over ;) it is really good.

I’m very sorry if one of our staff was not very helpful. This is not how we use to deal with guests and I will comment this trouble with my team.

Thank you again for your kind words, we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back !
Kind regards,
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Property: Louison Hotel
Address: 105 rue de Vaugirard | 6th Arr., 75006 Paris, France (Formerly Aviatic Hotel Saint-Germain)
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#90 Business Hotel in Paris
#148 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#337 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Louison Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated between Saint Germain des Pres and Montparnasse, the Hotel LOUISON is a chic hotel in the centre of Paris. With nineteenth century furniture, cherry and chestnut tones on the walls, marble floors and a courtyard garden, the Aviatic captures the spirit of the Left Bank in every detail. The hotel was constructed in 1856 to welcome the painters, sculptors and writers who would go on to put the Latin quarter at the very heart of European culture. This cultural heritage is present even in the bedrooms. Tastefully decorated, they generate a feeling of calm and a sensual ambiance. The charming, multilingual staff are always available to provide you with help and advice. They will be happy to offer local insight on art galleries, museums and the area's famous pavement cafes. ... more   less 
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