We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great wheelchair access, Beautiful rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Devillas

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel Devillas
Ranked #664 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
UK
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great wheelchair access, Beautiful rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

I've stayed at the Devillas twice now and find the price to be quite reasonable for Paris and want to write a review for disabled travellers.

On entering the hotel there is a permanent ramp in from street level (through a side door right next to main door) and although it does not actually lead to the reception (where there is a step to access) it does lead to the corridor where there are about 3 guest rooms, one of which is wheelchair access (003). Despite reception not being accessible they will always see you and walk over to assist so it's not a problem. The reception staff are quiet but very helpful and speak good English.

Check in was easy they ask only to see the card you booked room with, quick look at passports and then you get a key. They ask you to return the key to reception every time you go out which some might not like but it didn't bother me.

The room itself is very quiet but there is no view whatsoever and could be a bit dimly lit for some. However, there is nice halogen ceiling lights and I found it restful with a very pleasing ambience. There is a small door out to a walled off patio area (no chairs or anything) so you can at least check the weather and look up to the skies before you go out. There is lots of wardrobe space, hangers, a desk, shelves and side drawer for your things. Once you've unpacked you feel at home because of all the space for your items.

The bathroom is actually awesome, particularly for wheelchairs as there is turning space, a good toilet (not low) and a spacious roll in shower with bench and dual showerhead/overhead grid 'rain' shower feature. The mirror has a built in radio so you can listen to some music while you shower. The sink is built into a long worktop with plenty of space but unfortunately the mirror is placed too high so you have to stand to view yourself.

The bed is not a double but twin unfortunately (two beds pushed together). For a couple it is a bit annoying as you do feel restricted to your 'side' and the beds are constantly separating. I requested a double mattress before arriving but they said no.

The rooms are cleaned beautifully (although I did speak to one of the cleaners one day and she said they are really overworked and barely have time to get around the rooms which isn't good. Maybe the hotel should employ more staff). The hotel is small but even so it does seem quite understaffed. i'm a low maintenance hotel guest and generally have a solid understanding of the area so don't need to be spoonfed advice by the reception staff about where to go etc. There are lots of Paris maps and pamphlets in the reception area for those who haven't done any research.

Wifi signal is strong which was fantastic. There seems to be a problem with ants, at least in room 003 but on our second visit there weren't many so they seem to be getting rid of them.

We didn't do breakfast in the hotel as we always want to eat later for brunch or breakfast in a streetside cafe. I don't think the breakfast room is accessible as it's in the basement but the reception staff would let you know before booking as they always replied to my emails.

Sights: Boulevard de l'Hopital and Boulevard Saint Marcel are full of interesting local shops, bakeries, restaurants and supermarkets. There is a small monoprix opposite the opening for Gare d'Austerlitz and a big one further down the blvd after Rue des Wallons. Try out Bibimbap for good value Korean and India Gate - both always attracting locals. Don't miss Rue Mouffetard and Place de la Contrescarpe close by for late night food and summer al fresco dining. Jardin des Plantes nearby is a beautiful gift on hot sunny days and is literally only a max 5 minute walk from Devillas. We walked (well I scooted on my mobility scooter and my boyfriend walked) into major sites like the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, even the Eiffel tower although that is a tough walk. Bastille and the Marais are easily walkable and the Seine promenade is close to Devillas so it is well located.

Room Tip: Disabled travellers should ask for room 003. Rooms at the back are quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank locokidloco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

504 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    113
    219
    111
    37
    24
See reviews for
74
256
31
51
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (51)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

In a reasonable area in the 5bis. The room was small , but adequate for our needs. The house staff cleaned our room daily, and very well. However, the facilities were poor. The desk staff (only one at any one time) were largely disinterested, and reluctant to give the usual advice hotel staff should offer. The lights on one side of our room did not work. In the week we were there they remained that way despite a complaint. No fridge in the room, and only one iron available for all guests! In an area we preferred, so in the end an ok hotel. Near to metro and lots of nice bars and cafés.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Phil M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Comfy, beautiful bedrooms, friendly staff, close to tourist attractions, and right on a promenade of tasty restaurants. Wifi available everywhere. No parking, which is a con, but there is a car park close by for a fee.

Nothing else to say other than wonderful!!

Room Tip: High up room for better view
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kirstieboon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Northbrook, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We checked in for the second leg of out honeymoon and the staff was rude from the start. We weren't given any information about breakfast (times, location) and we only got 1 key. We asked the desk clerk for ice and he said he's look into it. It's now been 3 days... When we finally figured out breakfast (continental) we were yelled at for arriving at 10:45... Apparently breakfast is over at 10:30. They hadn't even begun to clean up. We just wanted a cup of coffee and a croissant. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank LStrassKurcz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Paris hotels

Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

the hotel was very clean, room was nicely equipped and great shower, though the room was bit small, but this is the case for almost all parisian hotels. hotel staff was very kind and helpful. Metro station is 2 minutes away. defentily recommend it if you don't mind staying a bit off center

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank traveller1407
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Hotel Devillas presents good value, clean, comfortable, spacious rooms. Good location, easy to get to and easy to get around from. Travelling on a honeymoon during late march. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank James A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I had seen some average reviews of this hotel but stayed due to location of gare d'austerlitz. We arrived late from the airport and although our room was booked well in advance, we were given 2 standard non connecting rooms across the hall from each other ( we had paid for executive connecting). On discussion with desk staff the hotel was fully booked and it was the best they could do. We were relocated to our correct rooms the next day but with no discount or real apology. The breakfast was good. The rooms renovated and well laid out. Unfortunately the correct rooms we were relocated to were still dirty with rubbish, food on the floor and used soap in the bathrooms from the previous tenants. We were there for 3 nights and never had our room cleaned. The day concierge was fantastic. This hotel has so much potential with location and resources but has let itself down due to management.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Ren3193
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paris hotels
Quartier Latin
Libertel Austerlitz Jardin des Plantes
Best Western Plus La Demeure
#423 of 1,798 in Paris
4.0 of 5 bubbles 454 reviews
Gobelins
Grand Hotel des Gobelins
Grand Hotel des Gobelins
#670 of 1,798 in Paris
4.0 of 5 bubbles 649 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Quartier Latin
BEST WESTERN Quartier Latin Pantheon
Quartier Latin
Timhotel Jardin des Plantes
Timhotel Jardin des Plantes
#1,197 of 1,798 in Paris
3.5 of 5 bubbles 461 reviews
Quartier Latin
Hotel des Nations St-Germain
Hotel des Nations St-Germain
#190 of 1,798 in Paris
4.5 of 5 bubbles 248 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Devillas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Devillas

Property: Hotel Devillas
Address: 4 boulevard Saint Marcel | 5th Arr, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number:
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #664 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Devillas 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps away from the Famous Botanic Garden, a typical Parisian hotel (just renovated) welcomes you.Comfort, Quiet, StyleAll the charm of the Left Bank for your trip in ParisNot far from the Quay de la Seine, the Saint Germain Boulevard, the Mouffetard Quarter, the Bastille Opera, right in front of the Pitie Salpetriere Hospital Center, two steps from the Botanic Garden, and the Universities & Latin quarter. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Hotels.com, Hotel.de, Traveltool, S.L.U., TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Devillas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Devillas Hotel Paris

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing