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“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Welcome Hotel

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Welcome Hotel
Ranked #666 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Location, Location, Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

this was our third visit to this hotel and although I neglected to write a review the first 2 times, our experience was similar on each occasion. The hotel is typical of its type with rooms that are about average for the central Paris area.

The staff are polite and helpful (especially Kurt with whom we had most interaction) and the desk is manned 24hrs a day. The lift is quaint and necessary if you are on 5th/6th floors.

The hotel location is wonderful - right outside you have dozens of bars, café's and restaurants within 2 minutes walk and 50 yards from the hotel there are 2 open air fruit/cured meats/cheese traders who sell their wares on the Rue de Seine. Also a great location for the river and all the usual tourist stuff; short walks to the Louvre, Notre Dame, and Batobus to the Tower or Arc.

Will be booking in here when we go to Paris next time.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Dave_Bowler
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Dave_Bowler,

What a nice comment you wrote about your experience at Welcome Hotel.

We thank you very much for choosing our hotel again. It seems that you know the district very well now, and you gave interesting informations to the readers. Welcome Hotel is in the center of Saint-Germain des Près and you have many cafés and restaurants all around, a supermarket on the other side of the street, bakeries, ... And an easy access to many museums and gardens.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

A great hotel at an affordable price in the heart of Paris. Rooms are small but very clean and comfortable for short stays with AC. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Erik recommended the excellent "Crepe Rit du Clown", just around the corner and made reservations for us. Walking distance from the Ile de la Cite, rive droite et rive gauche, and beyond. I would recommend for single or couples, not family due to the size of the rooms.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Marie-Anne F
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Marie-Anne F,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion.

We are pleased to read that you had a great time in Paris.
Welcome Hotel has small rooms, and the bigger we have is a triple room with 3 single beds. For family of 4 or 5, we will have to propose two rooms.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you back, maybe in Winter, to discover another Paris...

Kind Regards,
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Right on Rue St. Germaine.
Around the every corner are amazing restaurants, and patisseries.
Next to three main metro stations: Mabillon, Odeon, and St.-Germain-des-Pres.
Shopping around every corner along the street.
The hotel was clean, reasonably spacious, had good free internet connection, and decent clean bathrooms.
Even had a small elevator.
24 hr front desk, and concierge.
Good air-conditioning.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Spokeydee
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Spokeydee,

We would like to thank you for writing a comment about your stay at Welcome Hotel.

It will be very useful for readers of Trip Advisor.
Location is very important in a hotel choice, specially in Paris. And sleeping in Saint-Germain des Près means to be in the center of Paris and in a lively district.

We hope that you had a nice trip back home and that we will welcome you back again.

Sincerely Yours,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

5 star hotel at a 3 star price!!!!!!! We couldn't be happier!!
From the minute we walked in we knew we chose the perfect place. We were "welcomed" by Erik. All staff spoke English and went out of the way to make our stay great.
One morning there was a bit of loud noise due to some room construction and the staff profusely apologized and gave us a wonderful, complimentary breakfast. He took a lot of time to tell us all about Paris, where to dine, and how to get around. He gave us a wonderful room, which was small but very cozy. Outside of our window was a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, and at night we were able to see it light up!
Our room face the Boulevard Saint Germaine and we had no trouble sleeping at night because when the windows are closed the room is so quiet. The hotel and room has great A/C.
The bathroom is small but no problems there.
There is a lift, but small as well. We stayed on the fourth floor and loved it. We will definitely return here again.
This is the perfect location. The hotel is literally right next to the corner of the Rue de Seine and Rue de Buci, which Rick Steves says is the #1 spot on the Left Bank. Indeed, there are tons of amazing restaurants, cafes, and shops right outside. There is an amazing, vibrant life right outside on the street. The Smith Bakery around the corner is fantastic for quiche!
The hotel is also in walking distance of the Louvre, two major metro stops, Saint Chapelle, Musee de Orsay, Notre Dame, etc. Right outside the hotel are tons of cafes and amazing places to sit outside, dine and people watch. There is also a wonderful, well known ice cream place called Grom. Don't underestimate this small gem, it truly is a wonderful place to stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of Eiffel tower, even if facing Boulevard St. Germaine, with window close...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Steven S
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Steven S,

After reading your kind comment, we only can say "Thank you very much"!

Eric and the staff were happy to see how much you enjoyed your stay in Saint-Germain des Près.
Welcome Hotel is a simple 2 star hotel but we try to make it as comfortable as we can. That is why we are renovating some bathrooms (which explains noise from another room). Summer is quiet in Paris, it means that you wont' wait too much for visiting the Sainte-Chapelle or Orsay Museum.

We do hope to see you again at Welcome Hotel for new stay in Saint-Germain des Près.

Best Regards,
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The location and price are unbeatable! The front desk staff all speak English and really went out of their way to do anything they could for us. The air conditioning was wonderful on scorching hot days. We bought cheese, baguettes, fruit and cold drinks at the Buci market (at the end of the street) and the grocery store across the street and brought them up to the little breakfast room/lounge in the late afternoon and had aperitifs while we rested our feet and recovered from the heat before going out for dinner. We stored our luggage in the locked baggage closet on the day that we checked out (no charge). There is free wifi in the rooms.

There are art galleries, cafes, bakeries, wine stores, wonderful shops of all kinds, theatres, metro stops, cathedrals, markets, museums, etc. all within a five minute walk, and popular sites such as Notre Dame, the Louvre, the d'Orsay, Shakespeare and Co are all a 10 or 15 minute walk. The price was the best in the area. The beds were comfortable and clean. Our room had a shower and our friends' room had a bathtub. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to Paris.

Room Tip: We had a corner room facing both rue de Seine and St. Germain, and with the windows closed we could...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank LearnSomethinEvryDay
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear LearnSomethinEvryDay,

First of all, what a great name you have!
We thank you for sharing your opinion about your stay with us.

Welcome Hotel is one of the few 2 star hotels of Saint-Germain des Près. That explains why the rates are interesting in such an attractive area.
All the information you gave will certainly help the readers (free wifi, air conditioning, luggage room, location, beds, ...). If you like walking, you can visit many places without using the metro and it is a nice way to enjoy Paris. After a long day, an aperitif with wine and cheese is a very good idea!

We do hope to see you again at Welcome Hotel for a new Parisian stay.

Kind Regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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145 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Situated in the heat of the St Germain area, this hotel is ideally placed for a walking around the south bank. Lots of small cafes, restaurants gardens in the various streets and neighborhood encourage you to wander around and experience Paris life. Breakfast is easily found at the many little bakeries in the immediate vicinity.
Like most typical Parisian hotels the rooms are smallish, but also impeccably clean and comfortable. Yes there is the one person/suitcase lift but this is the charm of these hotels. Being off the main road meant that the room was relatively peaceful and quiet. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.
While this is our first time at this hotel, it won't be our last. Recommended

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Greg H
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Greg H,

Thank you very much for taking time to write such a nice comment.

The whole staff was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Welcome Hotel is in the center of the lively Saint-Germain des Près. Many cafés, restaurants and shops are all around and you can walk to attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum or Luxembourg Garden.

We will be pleased to welcome you back soon for a new stay in Paris.

Best Regards,
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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Welcome Hotel offers an ideal solution if you are looking for (a) Location...St. Germaine, (b) a clean and comfortable small room with bath that you will only use for sleeping and (c) a terrific staff that goes out of their way to answer questions and make recommendations.

The Welcome Hotel is on the rue de Seine, so there are bakeries and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Its a neighborhood feeling that offers walking access to the major attractions in Paris. It is safe and secure with no street hustlers nearby.

We stayed there at the end of May and found it exactly right for our needs.

If you are not looking to spend $300-450 per night, this is perfect!

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor. The elevator is small and you will make two trips up and down with your b...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank HRiderGreene
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Lauriane C, Responsable relations publiques at Welcome Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear HRiderG,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion.

The whole staff were pleased to read that you had a good time in Saint-Germain des Près. Of course, that is a great location! With many cafés, good restaurants (we tested a lot), and shops. You can easily walk to the Louvre Museum, Orangerie Museum or even the Luxembourg Garden.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you back soon for a new stay in Paris.

Best Regards,
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Property: Welcome Hotel
Address: 66 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #666 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Welcome Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent value for our small hotel located in the deep heart of Paris! You will like its charm with exposed beams, atypical corridors, small elevator, and also its modern comfort: free WiFi, air conditioning, heating, double glazed windows, luggage room ... Our terrace offers a nice view on the Rue de Seine, and as its name says, Welcome Hotel is particularly welcoming! The entire hotel is non-smoking. Our 29 rooms are small but have been carefully equipped and decorated. Tourists and business travelers will appreciate comfort and views over Paris. Every room offers a free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, private bathroom with shower or bath, hairdryer, blackout curtains, double glazed windows, office, ... Welcome Hotel offers Parisian breakfast every morning between 7:30 am and 10:30 am in your room, in the first floor lounge or on the terrace. Welcome Hotel is located at the corner of Boulevard Saint Germain and rue de Seine, a few minutes walk from Luxembourg Gardens, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. ... more   less 
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