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Novotel Paris La Defense
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in La Defense
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Firstly, if you are travelling on business and have meetings in the La Defense area this location is perfect, you'll be 5 or 10 minutes away from your meetings.

The hotel itself is clean and modern and the rooms are of a good standard. Sound proofing is very good, so you'll get a decent nights sleep.

Where this hotel falls down massively is service. The restaurant staff are in dire need of training. When I stayed there the restaurant was half full. 20 minutes after placing a drinks order I had to chase for them, only to be told they don't have an order - must have been a ghost writing them on his pad then!

The food took an age to arrive, and again I had to chase it up. Wish I hadn't bothered as it was lukeward (guessing it was sitting on the pass for sometime!) and flavourless. The menu itself is not extensive, so you would expect that what food that was on offer would be of a high standard, sadly it isn't!

Breakfast buffet was ok. But it would be as you can serve yourself!!

Won't stay at this hotel again based on very poor service and very, very average food.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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BENARD C, Directeur général at Novotel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your stay at Novotel Paris la Défense on this review .I very much appreciate your positive comments regarding our location and our good standard of our room .
I noted your bad experience at our restaurant and please allow me to say how I am sorry that these issues affected your satisfaction during your stay
Please be assured that I will do my almost to provide an appropriate follow up your comment
I do hope that despite these issues , we will be able to welcome you again at Novotel Paris la Défense
Best regards
The General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stopped over in Paris for a night on our way to Disneyland. Very friendly staff, clean, good location and good breakfast. We got the metro to the tower and also did a boat trip on the river. There is a large shopping centre, one metro stop or a short walk from the hotel. I's stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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BENARD C, Directeur général at Novotel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for taking time to share posivite comment regarding your stay at Novotel Paris la Défense
We are really glad you enjoyed your short stay with yours kids
We looking forward to welcoming you again very soon at Novotel Paris la Défense
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Getting to the hotel
We took the Line B from Gare du Nord, then line 1 towards La defence. Hotel is about 5 mins walk from metro. This was my first time in a Novotel so didn't know what to expect. Check in was quite slow though pleasant as the receptionists were nice and spoke English. Generally the hotel staff were friendly and helpful.

The room
Clean nice room, cleaned everyday. Room has LCD tv, safe and mini fridge though this only contained water. Tea and coffee facilities are available in the room. There is a lovely modern bathroom with basic toiletries provided.
Free wifi in the rooms, but requires log in every 24 hours. Apparently there is a gym but coz of busy schedule never saw it.
The toilet had a problem flushing sometimes but we were hardly at the hotel so didnt bother to report it.
The hotel isn't near any sites but line 1 metro takes you to Champ leysse where you can easily access tourist hop on hop off bus to Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph.

Eating In
Breakfast pastries, cheeses, scrambled egg(not too great), sausages, potatoes, bacon, crepes, waffles, juices, hot drinks, fruits and cereals. Very expensive brekkie though at 17 Euros!
Dinner in the restaurant was very slow, took 15 mins before the waiters even took my order yet the place wasn't even half full. Food took another 30 or so minutes to come. Had pan fried salmon and mashed potato and veg which cost 18 Euros. It was ok. My friends ordered room service and one wasn't too happy with the fish soup. The other liked her crime brûlée.

Checkout
This was quick and problem free!

General
Paris is not the best place to visit if you have limited mobility because there are hardly any lifts in any of the places eg metro stations, tourist attractions so those with babies and buggies, the elderly or the disabled would find it very hard.
We went on the hop on hop off bus tour package which includes the boat cruise on the Seine. The bus bit was informative but the boat cruise has no guide or any info provided, you just ride the boat from point A to B without any commentary whatsoever.
Novotel provided a good value for money service and I would stay at one of their hotels again the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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BENARD C, Directeur général at Novotel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Guest

Tank you for taking the time to share your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Paris la Défense .
Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward .
We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel Paris la Défense
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Additional Information about Novotel Paris La Defense

Property: Novotel Paris La Defense
Address: 2 boulevard de Neuilly, 92081, La Defense, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Hauts-de-Seine > La Defense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in La Defense
#3 Green Hotel in La Defense
#4 Romantic Hotel in La Defense
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Defense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Paris La Defense 4*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seine at your feet. A breathtaking panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower to the Sacré Coeur. Personalized service by Caroline and her team. Welcome to the Novotel Paris La Defense! The hotel is located in the business district of Paris which is nearby La Grande Arche and Les Quatre Temps Shopping Center. Within 5 minutes by metro you can reach Arc de Triomphe and Les Champs-Elysées. This 4-star hotel of 280 rooms, including 2 suites, is perfect for your leisure or business stay, because there are 9 meeting rooms modern and equipped with the latest technology. The optical fiber guarantees an optimal free Wi-fi access, wide selection of international channels. In addition, the hotel is located near the majority of all international or french firms based on the Esplanade. For more comfort, opt for the Executive rooms which offer bathrobes, slippers and Nespresso coffee machines. Moments relaxation guaranteed! Enjoy the many shops of the mall Les Quatre Temps and work out in our fitness. Paid parking is available. ... more   less 
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