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Grand Hotel des Balcons
Ranked #562 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Maybe the "Grand" in the hotel name is a little misleading, as Grand Hotel des Balcons felt like a small and very friendly hotel. My single room was small, but included everything I needed, except a shoehorn, toothpaste and shaving foam, of which the two last mentioned were easily obtainable in the neighbourhood. Good price, central location and nice breakfast. The staff also seemed fluent in English, which wasn't always true in some of the shops, restaurants and libraries I visited.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Friendly staff and one of the few hotels in France where it is worth having the breakfast - excellent choice including cooked breakfast and a wide range of fruits, cheese, bread, dried fruit and nuts, cereals, croissants and pains au chocolat.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The hotel is very clean, staff extremely helpful, everythink fine, but THE BEST tHING is the position: you are just 1 minute from the Odéon, in the very centre of the city. Good price, nice breakfast, single room small but confortable.... no regrets!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed at des Balcons for two nights in July 2014 and had one quadriduple room for four and another superior room for two persons. We requested an upper floor and noted the hotel of our early arrival in advance. At arrival well before 11 am, adjacent rooms in the highest floor were ready for us! The service was extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean as were the rooms. For a hotel in Paris, the rooms were spacious and had all the basic amenities. There were nice paintings, beautiful furniture with the hotel name carving, etc. The quadriduple room had a separate bathroom and toilet while the superior room had one larger bathroom/toilet with window giving natural light. The balconies (two in the quadriduple room and one in the superior room) were facing the street and the Odeon theatre. The street was quiet and you were able to keep the doors open during the night time as well. When leaving the hotel, we were able to have a later check-out without any additional fee.

The main reason for us to select this hotel was the location: a couple of blocks to the Odeon metro station and cafes, and a short walking distance to the latin quarter with dozens of inexpensive good quality restaurants.

This hotel was a really positive experience, most importantly due to the welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I’d highly recommend this hotel which really does not have any cons (bearing in mind that it does not have an AC).

Room Tip: The quadriduple room is good for families with small children. Please note, that the elevator is ext...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a perfect little hotel in the heart of the "Latin Quarter". In walking distance to dozens of food places, cafes, bars, etc., and also many of Paris' wonderful tourist attractions, It is right next to the Sorbonne -- the leading university and academic research centers of the world. You can't beat the location. I was there attending a technical conference for 5 days. My stay was pleasant, and the all the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was ok, but very very limited if you are vegetarian as I am. So that wasn't worth it. I had a single room, which was tiny. The smallest room I've ever stayed in, but it was livable for one person. Excellent bathroom even though it was tiny. Its a "wet bathroom" - no separation of the shower area from the rest except of a curtain. Done so to conserve on space.

The closet space, even for one person, was not adequate (It a single column about a foot deep, with the door removed, and 5 plastic hangers. Not enough for 5 day stay. Other than that, this was an excellent place to stay. The location is unbeatable, and the staff were outstanding.

Room Tip: I stayed in a room overlooking the courtyard in the back. It was nice, but I don't have a feel f...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was our second stay(this time with friends) and again we enjoyed the hotel. Our rooms were on the first and third floors overlooking the street,both had small balconies. It is lovely to open the windows to let the breeze in in the evening. The rooms although on the small side,are very clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a very nice quiet location, close to Jardin du Luxumbourg, Notre Dame and the Louvre. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and lots of little lane ways to wander down and get lost in.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This small but conveniently located hotel is a must for those who want to be in the 5th and close to metro and other sights. The staff were very pleasant and the room was well appointed. The price of the breakfast was a bit steep but adequate. Would book here again.

Room Tip: We were on the fifth floor overlooking the street and it was very quiet
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 3 rue Casimir Delavigne | 6th Arr., 75006 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#298 Family Hotel in Paris
#314 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#357 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £105 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Hotel des Balcons 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Saint Germain district near the Odéon theatre, the Grand Hotel des Balcons is a family hotel. The decor in the lobby, panelling, stained glass windows and mirrors create a friendly atmosphere and give the hotel its special character recalling the Art Nouveau period. ... more   less 
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