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Le Derby Alma
Ranked #75 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

our stay at this hotel was absolutely amazing. the staff was very helpful and informative, the location was absolutely perfect, our view was the eiffel tower and we were just 20 minutes walk away from the charles de gualle etoile train station which was perfect for the day we went to disneyland paris. i would highly recommend staying here and i know that i'll be staying here on my next trip to paris.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Vainney L, Directeur général at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Dear Kelsey M,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Le Derby Alma.

Thank you very much for this amazing comment on Tripadvisor.

We are happy that you enjoyed our location with the Eiffel Tower view !

We are looking forward to welcome you back and will ensure that you will have a memorable stay again with us !

Kindest Regards,

Olivier ROMAIN
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My family recently stayed at the La Derby Alma last month and we were on grounds for almost a week...
Location = You simply cannot ask for a better location anywhere in Paris! The hotel is situated extremely close to the Eiffel Tower, numerous museums, wonderful restaurants, cafe's and shops. Everything is within reasonable walking distance... Additionally, its close proximity to Paris's High-End residential districts and that made walking about in the evening and at night a wonderful experience. We felt very safe staying in this area! Even more than we have at other 5-7 star hotels in Rome, Venice, Manhattan and South Beach.
Staff = We've stayed at 5-7 star hotels all over the world. Oberoi - Bali / Intercontinental - Hong Kong / Copacabana Palace - Rio de Janeiro / Hotel Hassler - Roma just to name a few... The entire staff at the Le Derby Alma was more courteous, more prompt, more professional and simply BETTER than any other staff we've ever experienced in our world travels, bar none. Other 5-7 star hotels should wish they had staff as great as The Derby Alma! Excellence is the best word to describe!!
Hotel = The rooms were fresh and clean! Wonderfully apportioned. Beds very comfortable! The lobby and bar was fantastic and the morning breakfast was very well done. Great presentation in every category.
PLEASE NOTE: I've read the previous mentioning of the bathroom and shower. This is not an issue for any well traveled person or persons! The bathroom size is more than ample and the shower does have a water shield. Several floor towels are provided and that is what they are there for... To put on the floor when you are wet. My father is 75 with bad knees and he had zero problems. If you find the shower slippery, one can simply put a small towel in the bottom of the shower for stability as he did. A total non-issue!
In closing, we will be returning to Paris in the years to come and we will make The Le Derby Alma our first call for booking.
I honestly wish I could give this establishment 7 circles instead of 5 as everything was a wonderful experience.
Tout simplement le meilleur!!!

Room Tip: Rooms are well insulated and with the balcony doors closed you cannot even hear the traffic on the s...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank Sean F
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Vainney L, Responsable réception at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Sean,

What a wonderful feedback about us! We are so pleased to read your beautiful and nice comments!

We can't wait to welcome you and your family again at Le Derby Alma and we wish all the best for the future!

Best regards,

Claire, Front Office Manager INWOOD Hotels.
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South Carolina
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I loved staying in this hotel! I flew to Paris to meet our daughter and was quite nervous about arriving alone in a country where I knew very little of the language. From the moment I walked in Le Derby Alma, the staff made me feel welcome and comfortable, and that continued throughout our 8-day stay.

This hotel was the perfect place for our vacation. Excellent location near the Eiffel Tower and less than 2 miles walking distance to all of the museums and sites we wanted to see except Versailles, and the train for that was just down the street. It is near the Seine, where the batobus will take you to many of the sites, if you prefer. There were many cafes, boulangeries, markets, souvenir shops, post office, etc., within a few blocks. We enjoyed a room with twin beds and a small balcony that overlooked Avenue Rapp. What a beautiful atmosphere! The rooms were comfortable and kept very clean; the staff friendly, helpful, and patient. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the room service as well. The breakfast buffet included bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, yogurt, cereals, juices, coffee, and other items as well as a personal basket of delicious pastries. Some other things we particularly liked were the nice shower, over-sized bath towels, WIFI, shelves in the closet, the in-room safe, the beautiful decor of the entire hotel, and the fact that we felt very safe staying there. We also took advantage of the hotel's booking our personal shuttle to the airport upon our departure and were very pleased with that as well. I didn't want to leave and I hope to be able to return again. The staff made us feel like honored guests!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank CarolinaMom76
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Vainney L, Directeur général at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear CarolinaMom76,

Thank you for sharing your impressions about your stay with us at Le Derby Alma on TripAdvisor!

Thank you also for this gorgeous feedback about our hotel and our staff !

We always do our best to make our customers feel like "honored guests", and we hope that we will have the opportunity to give you this feeling again during your next parisian stay !

Looking forward to welcome you again at Le Derby Alma !

Olivier ROMAIN
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed as a family of four. The room is one large room with a bathroom in the middle which creates two zones. It was clean and quiet. We did have a problem with wet carpet at the entrance to the bathroom. The manager came within minutes and had staff come up to dry it. We soon discovered why. The bathroom which is beautifully renovated has a very powerful shower head. Great for showering, but the glass is too short and not sealed at the bottom. As a result after our first shower water gushed underneath and ran across the floor, onto the carpet. We just shoved a towel under it and didn't have any further issues. The breakfast area is small and limited choices, but still good for the size of the hotel. Location is fabulous. Walking distance to Eiffel Tower, great cafés and restaurants and the metro. Thus made getting around easy. If they fix the bathroom there would be no negatives here

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mytravel-7202
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Vainney L, Responsable réception at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Kerry A,

Thank you very much for your amazing review about the Derby Alma.

Thank you for your nice words about the staff and we just want you feel comfortable with us.

We always do our best to satisfy our clients and we take your comments about the bathroom in consideration.

Regarding the location indeed is very convenient and the train station is only 5 minutes walking distance.

We are looking forward to welcome again.

Olivier ROMAIN
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This hotel is all about what is important to you. Location, Location, Location. We chose this hotel based on its location and it is perfect, so easy to walk to Eiffel Tower, cafes, transport. The hotel is very clean and the staff were very polite. Our room was HUGE, which is saying a lot in Pairs, and was perfect for a family of three. The AC worked wonderfully considering it was 95 degrees while we were there. There is a small area in front of the hotel where my husband and I even enjoyed a drink and people watched. I was really debating over a three or four star and I have to agree with other guests the bathroom is what will make me think twice. For 10 years I have traveled all over Europe and stayed in a wide range of accommodations but this one takes the cake. I agree with the other reviews the shower is wide open, no curtain, no glass, nothing so after three people showered the bathroom was soaked and very slippery. Our daughter took a good fall in the bathroom, nothing serious but enough to make a mom nervous. The bathroom was the only fault I have but enough I think I will shop around the next time I go to Paris.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Lauderb
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Vainney L, Directeur général at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Lauderb

Thank you so much for your comment about your stay at Le Derby Alma.

Thank you also for your positive feedback about our spacious rooms, indeed the room 101 (a junior suite) is perfect for 3 persons..

I'm sorry to learn that you had some issues with our bathroom, I sincerely hope that you daugther was not hurt, please accept our deepest apologies for this infortunate situation.

Looking forward to welcome you, or your friends and family, at Le Derby Alma.

Olivier ROMAIN
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Great location for a quick trip to paris! The hotel staff was always super friendly and helpful! When we got to our room the AC was not working and it happened to be a freakishly hot week in paris, but they had someone there to fix it within minutes. Problem solved. The view of the Eiffel Tower from our room was amazing! Walking and public transportation is an extremely easy way to get around from here!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vainney L, Directeur général at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Jeremiah H,

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Le Derby Alma.

It is nice to read that you enjoyed staying at our property and that you found it convenient and quiet.

Concerning its location, it has the benefit of being close to main tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées or Champ de Mars ans still being in the heart of a residential area with typical Parisian cafés, restaurants and brasseries.

I will share your very nice comment with the staff about their helpfulness and efficiency.

I hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you another time to Le Derby Alma when you come again to Paris.

Olivier ROMAIN
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Columbia, Maryland
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We are so happy with our choice to stay at Le Derby Alma. We had several questions concerning transport from the train station and Frederic was very prompt when answering my emails and setting up our transportation. Mouna was at the front desk when we arrived and was so pleasant and helpful each time we spoke with her. The hotel is spotless, beautifully decorated and in the perfect spot. Just a couple of blocks from the Eiffel Tower, metro station, the Seine, with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. Our rooms were beautiful, with champagne waiting for us when we got there. Nadia was in charge of the breakfast room and it was also very clean, nicely decorated and the food was delicious. Eggs, sausage, bacon, wonderful pastries, coffee, juices, cereal, pancakes, etc. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone and will definitely stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: We were in room 604 and there was a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vainney L, Directeur général at Le Derby Alma, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear LMHill0104,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor.

We love what we do and we love helping people at any time. Service quality and cleanliness are our main priorities.

We would be more than happy to welcome you once again for your next trip in Paris.

Olivier ROMAIN
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Property: Le Derby Alma
Address: 8 Avenue Rapp, 75007 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Paris
#55 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#60 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#230 Business Hotel in Paris
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Hotel Class:4 star — Le Derby Alma 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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