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“Fabulous little hotel - will happily return”
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Hotel de Varenne
Ranked #116 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
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London UK
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“Fabulous little hotel - will happily return”
Reviewed 8 February 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Varenne for four nights in early February. We would recommend it again without hesitation.

Varenne itself is close to the Hotel des Invalides, on a quiet street with a village feel. i was expecting a student area, but nothing could be further from the truth - the area is very quietly very wealthy. If you wanted you would have everything within a five minute walk either side of the hotel, including a good selection of good small restaurants, a small supermarket, the Musee Rodin, a tabac, a chemist/pharmacy, and plenty of boulangeries! There was no shortage of places to have breakfast or dinner, which was handy - although the hotel does provide breakfast, it does not do dinner. Although it's close to the centre, Varenne is definitely not a tourist area, which for us was an absolute positive, and it was wonderful to be able to stay in an authentic, Parisian, residential area. i should stress that the area is in no way remote, but everything is very accessible.

It feels like a very safe area, and we had no hesitation in walking around the area at night. Rarely did we have to take a taxi, and that was only out of laziness! The road is behind the Assembly Nationale, and there was no shortage of taxis if needed. It's fair to say the road was also patrolled by a lot of police, which did give it a very safe feel!

It was so lovely to be away from the main tourist centres, and yet these were easily within reach - the Varenne metro stop is two minutes walk around the corner from the Hotel, and 2-3 stops to the centre of Paris. Place de la Concorde or Musee D'Orsay are probably ten minutes stroll away, and we explored the shops of St Germain, which are another 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. On our first evening we ambled to the Eiffel Tower, which took approximately 25 minutes. All in all, we did as much or as little walking as we liked, and never felt rushed.

The hotel itself is small, very cosy, very comfortable and the beds were better than other hotels I've stayed in of similar age or cost. The room had a TV (with only News in English) and a Bose iPod speaker. The room is ensuite (we had a room with a bath), with a separate toilet and bidet, and the shower was fabulous! With a mixture of late and early starts, not once were we disturbed by housekeeping. The staff were exceptionally discrete. We were never woken by road or any other noise, even with the window open. Our room wasn't overlooked.

The only downside was that there was no tea and coffee in the room, nor any iron or ironing board (we didn't ask for one, so the hotel may have them), but certainly wouldn't put us off staying again, or recommending the hotel!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

Perfect hotel for a short city break.
We stayed there 3 nights and enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Our room was large enough, spotlessly cleaned and nicely decorated.
A special thanks to all the reception staff for their help and patience with Aussies lost far away from home.
We will recommend it to all our friends.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

We booked hotel de varenne based on the very good reviews on tripadvisor and we have to say everything is true.
We enjoyed every moment of our stay there.
The staff is perfect, specially Beatrix.
Our room was large according to european standard, very well decorated, quiet and perfectly clean.
The breakfast is excellent and cheap, only 11 Euro.
The location is superb, close to everything uin a very quiet part of the city.
Do not hesitate to go there you won't be disappointed

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

My husband and I found this hotel on Expedia.com and we booked one of the last rooms after reading fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor.

Took a taxi from Gare du Nord to the hotel for only about 10euro. When we checked in we were greeted by friendly staff and although we were early and it wasn't quite check-in time we were delighted to find that our room was ready! Our room was small, which we expected but was neat, always clean and had plenty of room for 2 people plus suitcases etc, we never felt cramped. It was also nice and warm which was lovely to return to each day after cold temperatures outside!

The location is great, it's tucked away amongst quiet streets (which provided a nice quiet night sleep) but is still really close to everything. We went walking/exploring after checking in and within 15mins found ourselves on the Champs Elysees! Our hop-on hop-off bus stop was about a 5 min walk away too which was really handy. All the main attractions in Paris are actually pretty close anyway so one night we spent a couple of hours walking from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower and a few other spots - was beautiful all lit up at night!

We didn't have breakfast included but literally a few doors down from the hotel is an award-winning patisserie which was fantastic and we just ate apple pastries or chocolate croissants every morning!

The use of the safe in our room was free and so was the internet which we used from a computer in the lobby.

A few times we asked the hotel staff about places or restaurants and each time they were more than happy to get out a map and show us exactly where to go. One recommendation was for a restaurant a few streets away called Le Basilic which was lovely with beautiful food.

So glad we booked with this hotel and if we ever make it back to beautiful Paris, we will definitely book with Hotel de Varenne again!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

I recently stayed in the Hotel de Varenne and can highly recommend it. The staff went out of their way to help in every way they could. Location is just perfect and it is so quiet. Moreover, I left my wallet and my car keys in my room and both were sent to me within 48 hours of arriving home! Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
Book it now!

Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

I recently stayed in the Hôtel de Varenne and have very little to complain about. The hotel is clean and comfortable, the staff are professional, helpful and polite. The neighborhood is quiet, residential, and safe, so if you want to be in the middle of the action, look elsewhere. I found it a peaceful retreat from being out in the hustle and bustle of the city. The WiFi is fast and free and I felt completely at ease leaving thousands of dollars of equipment (computer, camera gear, etc) in the room. The Metro is a two block walk, past the Rodin museum. The only downside might be that the hotel has very little in the way of food and drink, but there was a fridge in the room. All in all a great, hassle free stay. I have traveled to Paris my entire life, and this place is now a favorite. Their off-season internet prices are quite a bargain, too.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

read most of the reviews on this hotel and have to say was not disappointed. lovely staff - 5 mins walk from varenne metro station - location great = we even managed to walk to champs elysee.rooms although a little small but this is to be expected in paris had flat screnn tv mini bar and we had a view over the courtyard.breakfast lovely and fresh - continental... i would return to this hotel

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel de Varenne
Address: 44 rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#90 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#110 Family Hotel in Paris
#121 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Varenne 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome at the hotel de Varenne... Ideally located, the Hotel de Varenne is a historic treasure dating from the 19th century, decorated with refinement in a Louis XVI and Empire style. Lying in the centre of Paris, the quiet and safe Rue de Bourgogne opens out on one end to the Rodin Museum and, on the other end, to the building of the National Assembly and lies near the Embassies and Ministries. This recently renovated townhouse distinguishes itself by its personalised reception. ... more   less 
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