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“Lovely place with welcoming hosts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le 1er Etage Marais

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Le 1er Etage Marais
Ranked #2 of 128 Paris B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Lovely place with welcoming hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a great concept. Just 5 rooms on the first floor of an apartment building. It has been designed to feel like a B&B but with the comforts and privacy of a hotel room. Coming from Australia we do like a hot breakfast or cereal, however the hotel only offers a typical French breakfast of fruit, yoghurt, meats cheese, bread and croissants - it is great quality and fantastic service. The owners are wonderful, the beds very comfortable and the rooms are spotlessly clean. Our room #2 had a shower that was exposed to the bedroom so if this is not an issue then it is a lovely room albeit I did not see the internal spaces of any of the other rooms. It was quiet even though you are in the heart of the marais district and close to everything. You do have to cart your bags up a flight of very narrow stairs so if this is an issue I would ask if you can get some assistance which I am sure the owners would help with if you arrived between breakfast and 11am - after this you let yourself into the foyer and your room. There is a small kitchen for guests use with tea, coffee and biscuits (no milk) and breakfast is served in the foyer. There are only 5 rooms so it is a very intimate space and the owners are happy to assist you with any questions and will suggest options dependent on your interests. I will certainly stay again on my next trip to Paris and would recommend it to my family and friends. Well worth considering if you want to stay in the heart of Paris and expect 5* service and comforts.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Blaise08
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Customer

We are so happy to see clients from all around the world, and more so from 'down under' !
Thank you for taking the time to write so nice things about 1er Etage, we are very hapy that you enjoyed your stay. And by the way we now have milk in the kitchen for your afternoon coffee and tea !
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip in Paris

Juliette
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed for one night and really enjoyed the whole experience. We were able to check in early and enjoy our room from around noon which was much appreciated. The decor of the whole place was really stunning and our room was no exception, very well done. It was comfortable, clean, stylish and had a great bathroom!

We really appreciated the little touches - coffee machine, the little booklet telling you about the area and what sights to see - made the place very special and a little different.

The location is great, it is in easy walking distance of everything you would want to see and also in a great area for bars and restaurants in the evening. Breakfast was also really delicious. Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ScrabbleKiwi
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review.... nearly 2 month after your visit ! Not much to add to your comments... this is exactly the way we have designed our concept : simple, nice, easy, very comfortable, everything we provide must be of high quality.

I hope you will stay more than one night in your next trip

Kind Regards

Juliette
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Beautifully decorated apartment style hotel in a charming neighbourhood which has everything from pharmacies and small fashion boutiques to restaurants and gay bars.

The nearest metro station is about 5 mins walk away and the Notre Dame is also nearby.

The room is adequately sized and highly functional. The shelvings are placed where they are most needed - in the toilet and near the sink - and were big enough for me and my husband's daily necessities. There were also enough space around the room for two family size luggage.

The daily breakfast consist of a few types of bread, juices, ham and cheese and was enough to fill our stomach. The kitchen also has a constant supply of small bottles of water and juices which was very helpful for our day out.

The only thing to note about the hotel is that there are no lifts (as with many apartment style hotels). Therefore, if you are carrying huge luggage like us, be prepared to do some heavy lifting during check in and check out.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PSYvonne
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, especially after you were back from a long trip in Europe. We have done our best to make your stay in the apartment as comfortable and easy as possible....Unfortunately we could not change the building itself :-), and it is true that there is no lift to reach the first floor where we are located... I am glad you enjoyed your stay and it will be a pleasure to see you again for your next trip

Juliette
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Will save ink on the facilities, breakfast, and concept. This place is perfect even for conservative 60+ parents, especially when they finally ventured into the gay bar just downstairs....BUT make sure you pay attention to the stairs inside the room, you could fall over them hard during the night if you had too much to drink!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 207jackiez
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Juliette_1erEtage, Propriétaire at Le 1er Etage Marais, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are indeed in a very vibrant part of Paris with lots of bars, restaurants and small shops. One of the rare area in Paris where most shops are open on Sundays ! Fortunately we managed to isolate the rooms and the apartment from the noise of the street to give you a quiet place to rest after a busy day in Paris, or in the Marais.

I hope to see you soon again, with your parents :-)

Juliette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Everything was perfect!! Our room was stylish with retro pieces & spotlessly clean exactly like the photos!! The location was perfect, plenty of cafés and shops nearby and a short walk from Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville and metro station. Juliette & Serge were wonderful hosts offering advise for places to visit. We will definitely stay here again when next Paris, very highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mykheaton
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Great breakfastand breakfast service, comfortable bed. We had room towards the busy street but the room was very quiet - good sleep. Location great right in hte hipster area. Close to the Hotel de ville metrostation. Recommend the Michelin restuarant Antoine best food ever with view of the Eiffel tower.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mats H
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I just can't recommend this place enough!
The design, the service, the location, the spotlessness, the perfect breakfast, and of course Juliette & Serge with their hospitality and advise. Everything was just a perfect 10.
The hotel looks just like pictures on the website (can you believe it?).
It was our 5th time in Paris, and it was the best accommodation we ever had here.
We will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ariel M
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Property: Le 1er Etage Marais
Address: 38 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1er Etage is a new concept in Paris that combines the comfort of a refined hotel and the charm of an authentic Parisian apartment. Each of the 5 rooms is unique and you will immediately feel like home in this exclusive place in the center of Paris. Breakfast is served in the living-room. We offer complementary soft drinks, coffee, tea and cookies to make your stay as relaxing and simple as possible ! 1er Etage offers Soundproof Rooms, Air Conditioning, Flat screen TV, en suite showers,and free of charge WIFI. Children under 12 cannot be accommodated at the hotel, and pets are not allowed. Our reception desk is open from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, but access is possible 24/24 using a system of codes. An 'App' is made available to our guests before their arrival in order to prepare their trip. Ideally located in the heart of Le Marais in the Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 1er Etage is the perfect base for visitors in Paris ! ... more   less 
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