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Hotel du Cheval Rouge
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Versailles
Oakville, Canada
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205 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This hotel is perfect if you have a car as they have a private courtyard. And it's walking distance to the palace and the train station for a trip to Paris. It is rated as a 3 star and it is --- all the basics are here and nothing too fancy. The beds are excellent and the room is very dark at night --- we slept very well.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Hello,

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Indeed many people appreciate our ideal location close to the main stations and the palace.

Our private and free parking is very practical as spots aren't easy to find in Versailles!

Thank you for your kind comment and we hope to welcome you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Camilla.
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

We didn't need or want luxurious accommodations in Versailles. We came to see the palace and grounds. We were able to get a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed, in a clean room, with a clean, modern bath. Our rather spacious room was on the second floor overlooking a quiet courtyard. The hotel itself is tucked in a corner of a square. It is old and worn but in somewhat dignified way. There is off street parking in the courtyard.

There is a farmer's market nearby which was stocked with lovely local produce.

Most importantly, and probably the reason you're in Versailles in the first place is you're just a short walk from the palace! Also, there is a ticket office on the Main Street ( I don't remember the name. It's in the guidebooks) in the town where we did not have to wait in line to purchase our tickets.

I have no reservations recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
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1 Thank Starchfromithaca
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We are ideally placed indeed and our guests are usually surprised by the quiet atmosphere that prevails despite the local market nearby.

Tickets for the Château can easily be purchased at the tourism office on the Avenue de Paris, all of this a little less than 10mn away!

We are glad you will recommend our hotel and look forward to welcoming you should you be back in Versailles in the near future!

Kind regards,
Camilla
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Montbard, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Had an overnight here with my wife and sister to visit the Chateau on our way back to England. Absolute ideal location, short stroll to Chateau and gardens. Staff were helpful and friendly. Plenty of choice for meals in the surrounding streets. We were there Saturday until Sunday and on both days there was a traditional market in the square a few yards away. Rooms were perfectly adequate, shower was great (an English TV channel would have been good though). You could find "posher" or more modern hotels but I'd certainly go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Michael W
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hello,

Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you took the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. All our apologies for the tv. We are currently having an issue concerning our English channels and are trying to resolve it quickly.

Our hotel is very calm and simple, I'm glad this was convenient for you and that our staff was so helpful. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Kind regards,
Camilla.
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California Desert, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Everyone at the hotel from the front desk to the restaurant help is incredibly friendly and polite. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We found this hotel because my cousins live one town over from here, a five minute car ride. Our first stay was three years ago with my husband. I travelled this time only with my son while on a trip to Paris during my visit to him in Brussels during his year abroad. This trip the hot water was not particularly hot and the WiFi was a bit sketchy but overall our experience was very good. With a short walk to the metro which takes you right into downtown Paris and the market which is held in the square right outside the door on Tuesdays & Fridays this is the best location for both an enjoyable Paris vacation and a quieter Versailles visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Hello,

Thank you very much for your comment. We are so glad you had such a nice time with us. We do hope you'll chose our hotel for a future stay in Versailles.

We have indeed a perfect location in the center of Versailles, with a food market one day and a clothes market the other. This being just a few steps outside our hotel! The RER station into center Paris is only about a 10mn walk down the road from us.

All our apologies for the hot water issue and wifi. These are two issues we are aware of, and are working on currently. We are doing our very best for them to be sorted out the soonest possible.

We hope to welcome you very soon!

Kind Regards,
Camilla.
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

On my arrival the receptionist was charming and informative, and made me feel welcome and at home. The clean room was big enough to accommodate a large comfortable bed, luggage shelf, desk, wardrobe and reading chair and, indeed, was more spacious than some rooms provided in corporate hotels. The shower was powerful and there was adequate space in the en suite bathroom. As the room faced a courtyard used for complimentary parking, the silence guaranteed a peaceful night's sleep. Breakfast included excellent baguettes and croissants, juice, jams, cheeses, cereals, yogurts and choice of coffees and teas. Nothing was lacking in this island of calm in the middle of the restaurant and market district and, at the price, its location near the station with frequent trains to the centre of Paris, was an added bonus.
I look forward to making a return visit on my next drive to the Paris area.

Room Tip: There is only one room on ground level and the rest are up a flight of stairs with a bannister.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Hello,

Thank you so much for your very kind comment. We are ever so happy you enjoyed your stay with us this much and that it was such a delight.

The details that you mention of the hotel and its' surroundings are perfectly accurate, I have nothing to add! I do hope you will stay with us again in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Camilla.
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Stayed here for two night en route from the Dordogne back to the UK with our two children (4,8).

Arrived early but were able to check in. The hotel was easy to find, with brown signs on virtually every approach road into Versailles. Reception staff exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Our room was basic but very clean. Two large double beds, large bathroom, TV and room overlooking the courtyard. The only negatives about the room were a lack of air conditioning (it was warm at night but not so much that we couldn't sleep) and that the shower didn't have a wall attachment at head height, so having a shower required it to be held above the head. Aside from this is was great and I think probably worth more than its 2 * rating.

The hotel was very quiet despite it's excellent location in the corner of the market square. The car park was secure and without height restriction, which was important since we had a roof box. We didn't try breakfast because there was a great boulangerie across the square which opened at 7am selling the best croissants I've ever tasted as well as take-out coffee (out of the hotel, turn right and cross the road) . Kids loved 'breakfast in bed' and so did our bank balance! There are several restaurants within walking distance so a huge choice of places to eat.

For a day in Paris, you can walk 10 minutes to the Chateau Rive-Gauche station which will take you directly to Champs de Mars station on RER line C for the Eiffel Tower. Be careful to take the train marked VICK on the return journey as this is the only one coming back to the same station. There is a Monoprix supermarket within five minutes walk (on the way to the station) with a reasonable food hall in the basement where you can buy picnic ingredients to take into Paris if required. It's open until 8.30pm.

Versailles palace is about 10 minutes walk away. Overall this is an excellent hotel which I would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 Thank Sal72
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Hello,

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely comment. We have very recently (a few months ago) obtained a 3rd star for our hotel. I do hope you think it was worth the 3 stars.

All my apologies for the lack of air conditioning. It is not often we have very hot weather in the night time.

It is true we are ideally located on the market place where there are plenty of boulangeries and restaurants to satisfy our guests. I do hope you will stay with us for a future stay in Versailles!

Kind Regards,
Camilla.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

What a great place, only five minutes walk from the Palais and right in the heart of resteraunt land.
Rooms clean and comfortable, WIFI not accesible in our rooms but not really bothered by that.
Highly recommend for a stay in Verseilles.

Room Tip: Breakfast very expensive so we didnt take it, lovely hotel though and lots of places nearby to have...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cheval R, Responsable réception at Hotel du Cheval Rouge, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Hello,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed yourself with us.

I'm sorry about the WIFI not functioning in your room, we are currently working on making the service better around the whole hotel.

Our breakfast is quite basic at 8,60euros per person (2013 rate). I hope you were able to find a nice boulangerie nearby as we are more than happy to recommend a few.

We hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Camilla.
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Property: Hotel du Cheval Rouge
Address: 18 rue Andre Chenier | 18 rue André Chénier, 78000, Versailles, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Yvelines > Versailles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in Versailles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Cheval Rouge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By staying at the Hôtel du Cheval Rouge you enter into the rich history of Versailles and its Château. Built in 1676, the Cheval Rouge was originally Louis XIV's livery. Since then, the Cheval Rouge has kept up this tradition of hospitality, with friendly service and 40 newly renovated rooms that will make your trip to Versailles restful and enjoyable. At a 5 minutes' walk from the Château, the Cheval Rouge is conveniently located between the three train stations serving Paris. ... more   less 
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