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Villa Royale Montsouris
Ranked #396 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Hotel was distant from anywhere. First of all travelers need to know the key for your room here has to be left at the desk when you leave the hotel for any reason. DO NOT DO IT. Even when the key is on this heavy curtain pull keychain piece of work! I was out for the eve and left my travel partner to rest up. At 9:15 pm the key opened the door and she awoke to see a dark tall man staring at her! He left promptly! Well, you tell me what the heck he was doing opening our room door at 9:15 pm. I arrived back at the room at 10pm. Went down to the desk and asked what the heck was going on! No response, does not understand. My backside he didn't understand, so we spoke to the manager in the morning whom was going to investigate. The room was the size of a closet and the elevator was the size of a suitcase. I did not like it here, and did not feel safe or comfortable at all. Bathtub entry not comfortable to get in and out, as it was set up. Housekeeping always had their tools and cleaning supplies in the way to enter and exit, this place was not for us. And if you are smart you won't stay here at all.

Room Tip: Just don't or at least lock up anything you care about.....
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for having taken a little bit of your time to explain to us what went wrong during your stay.

First of all, we would like to apologies very much that our service and hotel didn’t suit to you. It is very important for us to know your feelings, in order to improve our service.

Please accept also our following explanations :

We ask to all our clients to leave the key at the reception desk for security reasons. In case of fire, we absolutely need to know which room is occupied or not. Further our conversation in the morning, I have spoken to my Night Porter, and he fully recognized having opened your door at 9:15 PM. As you said, your key was available at reception, and he thought you were out. The reason he came in, was to control the good working of the Air-conditioning system, as he had a failure warning at reception. We are very sorry, that he has disturbed you, and made you feel unsafe.

We understand very well, that after that event, you describe our hotel so bad. But let us remind our customer’s, that we fully respond to the 3 stars European Standards. Our rooms size are from 14 to 21m². Also, I ensure, that all my teem cares very much doing their job with lots of respect for all our guests. Everyone will be able to see all other good reviews left on TripAdvisor, regarding our standards and services.

We regret very much, that we have failed to please you. I do hope that you will accept our apologies.

With my best regards,

Eric Raffestin – Manager of the Villa Royale Montsouris ***

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This hotel has friendly service and offers a brief 10 minute train ride to Montparnasse. We enjoyed the area, including a family-friendly park down the street, walking distance from the outdoor market and several restaurants (Indian, Italian and brasseries). Although the hotel room was small, it had plenty of character that made up for its size. My wife and I would definitely return and would recommend this hotel to a friend!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Christian A
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Dear Christian,

Many thanks for leaving a review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at Villa Royale Montsouris.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, the quality of service and the hotel location.

For your next stay at Villa Royale Montsouris, please do not hesitate to request a Superior room, indeed this room category offers more comfort and space than a standard room.

We look forward to welcome you back as soon as possible!

Sincerely

Villa Royale Montsouris ***

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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel name on the building is "Les Hôtels de Paris." It was a bit confusing when we arrived because we were expecting to see "Villa Montsouri." The hotel itself is small and quant. It's probably the equivalent of an American 3-star hotel. It's clean and well-kept but don't expect any luxuries.

Pros: The hotel is very close to the metro via the Cite Universitaire stop (about 2 or 3 blocks). You can catch the B (blue) line at the airport all the way to Cite Universitaire stop for €10. The neighborhood is fairly safe. The International University of Paris is across the street so you will encounter a young crowd on this route. The staff is polite. The breakfast in the morning is adequate. It's a very quiet neighborhood and everyone in the area is friendly, polite and speak English.

Cons: The wifi is free but spotty. I could only get access if I stood in the doorway or in the hallway. The rooms are a bit small, but we didn't mind as we did not spend much time at the hotel. The ceiling is slanted on the 4th floor. If you're tall, this might be a problem for you. The shower head in the bathroom is on the side wall (instead of the front wall). It was extremely awkward showering. I couldn't position myself in a way that was comfortable for me to shower without making a mess (there are no shower curtains). We managed but I found that quite odd. Last, the cleaning staff completely ignored the "Do Not Disturb" sign left on the door each day. He/she let himself/herself in everyday to make the beds and change the sheets. Our personal belongings were left untouched.

All in all, I would stay here again. It was convenient and moderately price. The metro access was a big plus.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Judy A
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Dear Judy,

Thank you very much for having taken a little bit of your time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your last stay at the Villa Royale Montsouris Hotel. It is Important to us to know your feelings in order to go further with our service, and adapt if necessary our product.

Our Hotel is part of " Les Hotels de Paris group ", with 25 hotels in Paris, South French Riviera and Marrakech. The Villa Royale Montsouris is a 3-stars hotel according to the new European rules in Hospitality.

We are decorated with a Moroccan style, that's is very well appreciated from travelers and people looking for a romantic and original place.

Situated at the corner of two small streets without high traffic, we are near of all public transports, with direct access to both Airports, city center, and Porte de Versailles exhibition center. Situated near the beautiful Montsouris garden in the south of Paris, our location is indeed very convenient.

We are sorry for the lack of WI-FI on the 4th Floor, and we are contacting the Maintenance in order to improve the signal. After having done some tests, it seems that the problem is now behind us. Also, please accept our apologies for our staff that have entered your room without reading the sign at the door. I have clearly recommended to my staff to give a great attention to respect the privacy of our customers.

We hope to see you again. Otherwise, you can also have a look to our Website www.leshotelsdeparis.com, and find all information about our Group.

Best Regards,

Eric Raffestin - Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Stayed for a night while travelling on business early in March 2014. The hotel is ideally located 5 minutes away from Porte d'Orléans metro station (ligne 4). The neighbourhood is quite nice and quiet. The hotel room was small, but Ideal for a nights sleep. Very clean,with nice decoration,, beautiful bathroom and peacefull. I would definitely consider it for a trip to Paris especially if you are to move around with Metro and Public Transport. Breakfast was nice. There are some building Works going on next to it, but that doesn't bother. All you have to think while in Paris is just being out, so don't look for luxuries!! I would ask for a room in High floors even though all seem relatively small.

Room Tip: I would choose a High floor room.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Dear Claire,

Thank you very much for your review regarding your last stay at the Villa Royale Montsouris Hotel. It is very nice from you to have published your personal photos of the hotel.

It is always very interesting for us to know how our customer’s feels in our property, and what they would like to see improved.

Regarding the size of your room (N°108), we would like to inform you that we will be pleased to give you a superior room on your next stay, indeed it is much bigger. The average size of superior room is 18m2. We invite all our customers to ask for an upgrade at check in. We will be pleased to offer it if we can.

We hope to see you again in our oriental decorated hotel, very much appreciated from travelers, either for business or leisure.

Best Regards,

Eric Raffestin - Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Perfect for a short stay in Paris and good value for money. Located in a quiet quarter, but with easy access to the city centre. Buffet breakfast was good, rooms comfortable and clean, though a little cramped. Maghreb decor very characteristic. I'd definitely book here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank WanderingStars2014
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for having given a little bit of your time to post a review regarding your last stay at the Villa Royale Montsouris.

We are glad, that either your room, or the breakfast has been to your convenient. Thank you also for confirming to everyone the good location of our property.

We inform our future guests that they can also book a Superior room, for approximately 20 m² large.

We are glad to know that you will be staying again in our hotel, and we invite you to book your stay through our website in order to get the best available rate!

Best Regards,

Eric Raffestin - Manager of Villa Royale Montsouris ***

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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

We spent two peaceful nights in a room overlooking the street. The Metro is only 5 minutes away and the Porte d'Orleans quarter has cafés, little shops, the Parc Montsouris and the Cite Universitaire. The room and bathroom were quite small but the bed was quite big enough for 2 on comfort. We liked the rustic feel and the North African decor. Really good hot shower too. Just fine for a short stay especially if you know your way around Paris by public transport.

Stayed: February 2014
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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Dear Mr and Mrs Browne,

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to see that your stay at the Villa Royale Montsouris has been pleasant to you. All our team try every day harder to welcome our guests in the best conditions. It helps us a lot to read about your experience in our property.

We would like to inform you for your future stay, that we have Superior rooms, half bigger than a standard accommodation. Do not hesitate to book it, or to ask for it. We could upgrade your room if we have this possibility. All bathrooms are provided with bathtub, even in single rooms.

The Villa Royale Montsouris is well located at only 20 minutes away from the city center, and at the crossing of metro line 4, RER B to Gare du Nord and both Airports, buses and direct tramway to the Porte de Versailles Exhibition center.

You will find all shops and restaurants nearby. We highly recommend to taste our Italian Restaurant just next door, the “Il Far Niente”, that serves a very good South Italian cuisine.

We hope to welcome you again. Our English speaking staff will be delighted to help you during your stay, to visit our Beautiful City.

Best Regards,

Eric Raffestin - Manager of the Villa Royale Montsouris ***

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We have just got back from Paris, I took my boyfriend away for his birthday on feb 14th got back tonight Monday 17th, I booked it all on line & I'm never good at all that, the hotel was quite away out of town, from the Eiffel etc so I was a little disappointed as I thought it was closer my mistake! but anyway once we found our way on the metro it was ok, with the longest journey being about 9 stops away from certain attractions & other attractions being about 4/5 stops it wasn't bad, we had a wonderful time in Paris, & only used our hotel to come home in the evening, we never ate there so cannot comment, but the stay was ok, did it's job, our room was very small a bit dated, lots of building work around so our view wasn't great at all, but clean, & quiet, I was disappointed about the TV channels only news in English, not that we go to watch TV but just to put on in the morning when getting ready etc, no tea or coffee facilities would if been nice, did have a mini bar, no shower certain so trying not to splash water everywhere, staff were ok not overly welcoming but polite, it was ok, if your after staying in paris I would of loved to stay more central but the price goes up loads, so this hotel isn't the best but it's cheap, & easy to get to where you need to get via metro,

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guestrelationshdpgrp, Responsable relations clients at Villa Royale Montsouris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Dear Bentina,

Thank you very much for your comment regarding your last stay at the Villa Royale Montsouris.

We understand that you would have been staying more central in Paris. However, as you describe it very well, we are only 20 minutes away from the city center, and you have the choice between several public transportations, as metro, tramway, and bus. We are also situated at only 5 minutes from the RER B, station " Cité Universitaire ", which is the direct access to both airports (CDG and Orly). The metro line 4 will bring you directly to the Eurostar station, at Gare du Nord.

Our Hotel Group, Les Hotels de Paris, offers 25 hotels in all part of Paris. But one think is also true: prices are higher in the center!

The hotel borough offers a lot of restaurants and supermarkets. We are not on a busy street, and the rooms are quiet. There is a building under construction behind the hotel, but there are no noise as the working hours are only during the day, and not the weekend.

We hope to see you again at the Villa Royale Montsouris.

Sincerely,

Eric Raffestin - Hotel Manager - Villa Royale Montsouris ***

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Address: 144 rue de la Tombe Issoire, 75014 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#206 Business Hotel in Paris
#410 Family Hotel in Paris
#514 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £63 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Royale Montsouris 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
How would you know, before actually entering the Villa Royale Montsouris, that you would be crossing the Mediterranean? The lobby, decorated in Andalusian-Moorish style, is a perfect representation of the charms of the Orient. Colonnades and vaulted ceilings, copper, zelliges and wrought iron make the hotel look like a traditional Moroccan riad. Combine the stories of One Thousand and One Nights with draperies, sheer curtains and precious fabrics and the rooms seem to jump straight of oriental palaces. The elements of the decor bring brightly-coloured touches to the place: the reds of the floor tiles and the ochres of the earthenware, the Majorelle blue of the doors, which, when closed, make Paris seem very far away. In this exotic and wonderful universe, the service provided by the attentive staff add a personal note to the unique charm of the establishment, located in a peaceful district of the Capital, near the Parc de Montsouris and the tram that’s a direct connection with the Porte de Versailles Convention and Exhibition Centre. ... more   less 
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