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Hotel des 3 Poussins
Ranked #232 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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“Very small!”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

If you need a single room and you are flexible and supple as a result of your Pilates or Yoga classes, then this is the hotel for you! You will enjoy the challenge of showering without bumping your knees or elbows and slithering past the toilet to towel yourself dry in front of the sink, avoiding hitting your head on the hairdryer. If you are very tall, your knees might even touch the wall when you are on the loo!!! I couldn't open both doors of the wardrobe without moving the bed, and I thought there was hanging space only. After the room had been cleaned, my own hairdryer wasn't on the bed where I had left it and I was convinced it had been stolen!!! Fortunately, I discovered that on the left hand side of the wardrobe there were, in fact, some shelves and that it had been tidied it away!

These challenges apart, I would unreservedly recommend this hotel. It is in an excellent position, within walking distance of the Gard du Nord - (uphill on the way back as you drag your suitcase) - and perfect for walking to the Opera area and beyond. The street is quiet so you shouldn't be disturbed at night.

The decor is quiet and tasteful, and the bed linen soft. The standard of cleanliness is excellent.

The breakfast was perfect - delicious coffee, fruit juice with "bits" (not that horrible diluted squash-like drink served in some hotels), fruit salad, yoghurts, cereal, a range of pastries and bread, good quality jams and honey, as well as cheese and ham. The scrambled eggs were some of the best I have ever tasted, and there were crepes, too.

The dining room is in the basement (perhaps a converted wine cellar?) It is small and you might have to make friends with the people on the table next to you in high season, but I went in March and the guests were mostly business people who didn't spend long eating.

There is even a small garden.

I would stay there again (and take some plasters in case I grazed myself in the bathroom!)

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

My wife and here stayed here for 2 nights, and for our needs it was ideal.

- LOCATION: It is roughly equidistant between Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower (around 2 miles to each), so perfectly walkable if you have a decent pair of shoes. However, there is a Metro stop a 2 minute walk away, which takes you to Concorde if you prefer. The local area also seems to be more typically Parisian - i.e. small, independent shops rather than chains.

- HOTEL: the exterior and reception are beautiful, and seem much better than you have any right to expect from a 3* hotel.

- STAFF: this won't matter to everyone, but our French isn't great so to have a staff that speak great English is a great help. For example, I wanted some moules et frites while I was there, and I was directed to somewhere that was great. They also offered a shuttle service to the airport upon check-in, which when you're on limited time is a great help.

- ROOMS: the rooms aren't cavernous, but should suit your needs perfectly. Very well kept too.

All in all, considering how expensive Paris can be, this hotel offers good value in a great location.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Weymouth
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Ideal location for walking Paris streets and sights. Quiet location and convenient for Metro. Great and helpful staff, all very clean - worth visiting....

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

My college age daughter joined us for a few days in Paris and I wanted her to get a good impression of the city without staying at an American hotel chain, so chose Les Trois Poussins. The reception staff are bilingual and charming (which is not always the case in Parisian hotels) but best of all they have a hotel cat which sleeps on the sofa in reception. This may be bad news for visitors with cat allergies but it was great news for my cat-crazy daughter. Breakfast is downstairs in a bricked cavern, full of atmosphere and fine food, the bedrooms are clean with more space than anything you'll find in London, the price is reasonable and the location is great. Rue Clauzel is a short street that runs between Rue Henry Monnier and Rue des Martyrs. If you go out of the hotel and turn right, in 70 meters you'll reach Rue des Martyrs: turn right if you want cheese, wine, restaurants and you'll end up at the Saint Georges Metro station; if you turn left up Rue des Martyrs, you'll find a range of restaurants, cafés and a fabulous boulangerie, keep going up the hill and you'll reach a little circle where you can catch a Disneylandish tram/train up to Sacré Coeur on Montmartre. If you turn left out of the hotel and walk 50 meters to Monnier, you'll pass a couple of good restaurants and there are more on the corner. Turn left at Monnier and you'll find coffee, a pharmacy and then left again and there's the Metro again. Place Pigalle is 5 minutes away and it's a fascinating area to walk around but also easy to get to any other part of Paris on the Métro. It was recommended by friends and I agree with them - a perfect place to stay if you want to experience Paris more like a local than a tourist.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Boutique style hotel in a nice area of Paris. The rooms were a nice size and service was excellent. Clean and good value, although not luxurious by any standards, it was in a great neighbourhood with lots going on, and the "NoStress" cafe within stone's throw. Excellent place to stay if you don't want to pay through the nose.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Millburn, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

This is the fourth time that I've stayed at the hotel and the experince has been great. Didi and Henri have been particularly helpful to my wife and I. Excellent location. Near the Pigatelle and St. George Metro Stations. One can walk to the Saint Lazard train station. The hotel is located in the heart of art history. Accross the street is the Pere Tanguay Gallery where Van Gogh displayed his paintings. Rooms are good and very clean.

The Rue de Martyrs offers several cheese and pastry shops. Many delicious cafes nearby, especially Cafe Limo, Fuxia, and Festivo to name a few. A residential area and one to offer the real Paris experience. It's a 30 minute walk to the Louvre.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Beautiful hotel in a good location. The room was a wee bit small but when we commented to the (English-speaking) receptionist at check out we were advised to ask for a larger room next trip as they do have lots of them. The breakfast was more than adequate, the cleanliness of the hotel and room itself was excellenet.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel des 3 Poussins
Address: 15 rue Clauzel, 75009 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#145 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#150 Family Hotel in Paris
#206 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#422 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des 3 Poussins 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A delightful gem nestled in the historic Saint-Georges neighborhood, the fully-renovated Hotel des 3 Poussins welcomes you in a unique setting between Montmartre and Opera. On a quiet street near the Sacre-Coeur, Opera Garnier, Gare du Nord, and the department store district, our hotel is located just 100 meters from the Saint-Georges metro station, placing you within minutes of the city's world-renowned sights. Whether you are in Paris for entertainment, sightseeing, business, or shopping, you will appreciate the closeness of the major sights and landmarks of Paris as well as the "village" atmosphere of this friendly, eclectic neighborhood where theaters, cabarets, quaint bistros and tantalizing restaurants are fourishing. Just a few steps from the hotel, you can stroll along the lively Rue des Martyrs and its bustling traditional local shops. In an artsy, atmospheric setting where the creative spirit of Montmartre still feels alive, you will discover our 40 rooms decorated with charm and originality. Comfortably furnished in warm, soothing colors, our rooms create a playful setting where whimsical artwork illustrates the Parisian life of baby chicks (or poussins, our hotel's namesake). Take a break from your busy day to enjoy a cup of tea on our tree-filled patio, or sink into a deep leather armchair in our library-lounge where you will feel right at home. At any moment during your stay, every member of our staff is ready to help you enjoy your time in the City of Light. ... more   less 
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