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Victoria Palace
Ranked #272 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our four person group found this hotel after arriving on our "freewheeling" visit to Paris on a Wednesday evening. I would advise against the freewheeling approach for those not experienced with Paris. Hotels with availability were disappearing from hotels.com before my eyes. After stopping at the Holliday Inn Gare-montparnasse only to be told rooms were available for only two nights instead of the three we wanted, I was nearing melt-down. We had endured a harrowing and frustrating drive into the city...another thing to rethink when visiting Paris is whether to bring a car...but we had one and it had to be accommodated. Desperation set in and price became less and less of a factor. We found this hotel online and we were fairly close so off we went. On arrival in the alley/street on which the hotel was located, I was pleased to see a very pleasant building. The staff at reception were very helpful. We were quoted a price and asked if we would like to see the rooms. They were quite roomy and nice and we got the last two rooms with king/queen beds. I gratefully signed up for my three day stay @ 295€/day. Breakfast was included. The selection was good and the staff very attentive. The hotel also had AC and garage parking (few spaces but we were apparently one of the few sets of drivers in the hotel). There were many places to eat and shop. Multiple public transportation stops were in the vicinity. This was a very nice hotel and very English speaker friendly. My only minor gripe is that I was quoted 28€ daily for parking but was charged 32€. When I questioned this the desk staff looked mystified. Not a huge deal and I did not argue especially because it was a very enjoyable stay. Varying the breakfast offerings might also be nice. There were a reasonable number of choices but they did not vary from day to day. These little things notwithstanding, we had a lovely time at the hotel. Montparnasse was a nice area with much to offer. One may find a better price but I would argue this hotel offers excellent value. I will stay here again if I return to Paris.

Room Tip: Rooms with courtyard view are very quiet. We were on second floor and I rarely heard anything.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

In this our second trip to Paris, my wife and I wanted to experience Parisian ambiance in our stay, not a cramped European hotel room or the slick modern rooms that we Americans have come to know and expect. Our agent recommended the Victoria Palace for which we will always be grateful and will return to in our next Paris visit. We stayed in a petite suite and though a little pricey we had no regrets. The room was large, nicely furnished with period furniture, a striking floral design wallpaper, and a very attractive canopied displayed fabric over the headboard. It was in our mind the stereotypical room of a 1930's movie Paris hotel room come to life. The fact the we could look outside our window overlooking nearby rooftops and see the Eiffel Tower and the dome of the Dome Church didn't hurt. The bathroom was modern, attractive, and spacious. The public area on entry to the hotel was also beautifully furnished and decorated.
On a more practical matter, the hotel is on a small quiet side street, just a short walk from shopping, restaurants, and metro stations. As the first day in Europe is always a tiring one, it is always nice to be within some places to see of note without much effort and for that we had the Luxembourg Gardens and museum. The staff, from the doorman to the housemaid, were all very friendly and courteous, and the front desk staff could not do enough to help with directions, maps, and restaurant recommendations, and to just simply make you feel comfortable being there. There is a grocery store a half block from the hotel if one wished to take back snacks to the room as we did. The room itself does have a stocked refrigerator if one wishes to make us of that. The breakfast buffet room was pleasant with quaint alcoves for eating along one of the sides. The buffet, not elaborate, was sufficient, with the quality of breads and rolls one would expect in France.
Probably the best decision we made was to make use of the car service provided through the hotel. We had inquired prior to our departure regarding the cost of a taxi from the the airport. There was not a terribly large difference in cost and the convenience of having someone meet you as you exit customs and knowing just where you want to go after a transatlantic flight is an undeniable convenience. It turned out that the taxi ride would have been very expensive as the road trip was long due to rush hour traffic. Besides that, the limo cost was put on our hotel bill eliminating the need for immediate cash. Wonderful time, wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Genesuz
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The location of this hotel is perfect, an easy walk to the Metro stations of St. Placide and Rennes and Montparnasse! My husband and I have stayed in Paris several times, and we wish we had found this beautiful hotel long before our recent stay! The Victoria Palace Hotel has a warm, welcoming and gentle atmosphere, we felt welcome from the moment we arrived at the reception desk to be checked in by Melicia, she showed us to our room and ensured were happily settled. The reception staff are exceptional, always happy to answer questions, make restaurant recommendations and reservations etc.
Our room was a junior suite, it looked out onto the courtyard below, although there is no view, what it does have is natural daylight and most of all peace and quite, and block out curtains, perfect for a good nights
sleep. Our room was beautifully presented, lovely calm decor, comfortable lounge, desk, thoughtful lighting, the bed beautifully made up with crisp linen. Also evening turn down service! The ensuite also well designed, with a bath and shower combined, and a separate toilet!
The breakfast room is on the ground floor. It too is beautifully presented, and looks out onto the courtyard, crisp white tablecloths and serviettes, buffet style with everything one needs to start the day, fruits, cereals, yogurt, meat and cheese, breads and pastries, juice, tea and coffee, and eggs and bacon if you like something hot. The dinning staff were helpful and considerate.
At the end of a busy day sightseeing it was bliss to sink into a comfortable lounge chair in the bar and enjoy a quiet drink before preparing to go out to dinner!
When we return to Paris, this is where we will stay! Thank you to all the staff at Victoria Palace Hotel who helped make our stay happy and memorable.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

First class accommodations, plenty of space which we had been warned would be at a premium in Paris (we got a junior suite, king bed in an oversized room, we also had a cot, plenty of space for all 3 of us) Nice large bathroom with separate tub/shower and toilet. Price was a bit more than some others we looked at but we wanted a traditional, Paris experience, not just a chain hotel plopped down in the city. In our opinion, the hotel is part of the whole experience and Victoria Palace did not disappoint, They have a wonderful breakfast buffet and a nice lobby bar which is quiet and traditional. As Paris first-timers, probably the best part of the hotel was the exceptionally friendly staff - always willing to help with transportation, directions, recommendations for attractions, times to avoid and times to go see certain things, etc.They were friendly and invaluable. Hotel is also near public transportation, and the Jardin du Luxembourg, which was great as we are runners. Lots of things within walking distance (Eiffel, Rodin, les Invalides). Hint: Arrange for airport transportation with the hotel before you arrive- unfortunately our very first experience in Paris was to get ripped off by a taxi driver on the trip from the airport to the hotel. After that, the hotel staff assisted us with all transportation. This place is great; we recommend it highly.

Room Tip: For 3 of us it was worth the price to get a junior suite rather that a standard room.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel and had very good service. We had a room on the 6th floor over looking the inside courtyard. There was no view but good day light. What was important to us was that it was extremely quiet with no traffic or sounds from adjacent rooms. Air conditioning worked. Bathroom was huge and the room was a very good size with two beds. The decor of the room was charming with fabric covered walls. The breakfast was very good with lots of choices. I love the cafe au lait and it was a fabulous morning treat. We found the front desk staff, the breakfast room staff and the doormen extremely friendly and helpful. The location is good and not too far from major museums. We relied on taxis to save our energy. This is not a tour bus hotel. If I can get back to Paris I will stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Love this hotel & just had 5th visit there, it's become an annual tradition. It's not cheap but the rooms, service and location make it an experience to be treasured. It's very quiet and pretty unassuming from the outside but spotless and beautifully decorated inside. The hotel is still family owned and it shows. We had a junior suite this time and the beds are the most comfortable you could wish for. It's a lovely part of Paris in which to stroll and a base to explore pretty much all of the city.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

they say it's all about the location of a hotel. For me it was the Victoria Palace in Paris. Not only is the area perfect for shopping and restaurants, but it is only 10 minutes by bus to the Louvre, 15 minutes by metro to the Eiffel Tower and about 10 minutes to Notre Dame. Let's not forgot the service. I believe the staff makes or breaks a hotel. Their staff is excellent!!! They are so friendly and helpful, they speak English, and they can't do enough for you. The hotel only has about 58 rooms, but each room is meticulous. The hotel offers one of the best breakfast buffets I've seen anywhere, good choices - eggs, bacon, all kinds of breads, yogurts, fresh fruits, cold cereals, juices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. This was my first time in Paris and when I go back it will be to the Victoria Palace.

Room Tip: I had a classic room and it was huge - very unusual for europe
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Victoria Palace

Address: 6 rue Blaise Desgoffe, 75006 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#77 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#187 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#230 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £168 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Victoria Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Left Bank, near the pseudo-Bohemian and resolutely charming, trendy rue du Cherche-Midi, the Victoria Palace Hotel stands out amongst Parisian hotels by the size of its rooms, especially the 28 Junior Suites averaging 375 sq ft (35 m²) each. The hotel opened in 1913 and although completely renovated , the decor remains deliberately traditional and quintessentially Parisian. For those travelling by car, the hotel has its own garage. The hotel prides itself on its staff's ability to ease guests into a truly Parisian experience : local shops, local restaurants, local markets, etc. There is also a special welcome for children to help introduce them to Paris and the French language. ... more   less 
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