Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Steve from Kuala Lumpur
A little gem 5 mins from the ArcPosted Jun 15, 2014
Pros: Rooms, staff and location
Cons: M more choice on the breakfast but the quantity was fine.
Location: It's 5 minutes from the Arc - nuff said!
We found this little gem of a hotel online while sitting in a station an hour from Paris and struck gold. Perhaps we were lucky that with only three rooms left we got a great deal but we had a lovely suite with a comfortable sitting room, more than adequate bedroom and a great bathroom. Breakfast was limited in choice but constantly refilled while we ate and well priced compared to outside restaurants. Staff were very friendly and hugely apologetic when there was a wee problem with the power for an hour or so. And to top it all off, the Arc de Triomphe was literally a 5 minute walk! Definitely will be our first stopping point on our next trip to Paris.
for Everyoneby alan from South Australia, Australia
Great locationPosted Oct 16, 2012
A charming,well located hotel with excellent staff.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
excellent locationPosted Sep 24, 2012
Charming hotel friendly helpful staff excellent location 50 metres to metro lines 1,2 and 6 and RER line C. easy walking to Champs- Elysees
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
hotel was poorer than expected not really a three star.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Good location and helpful staffPosted Jul 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
I found some of the hotel staff in France to be a bit unhelpful, however all the staff I dealt with at Balmoral were fantastic and eager to help. It is also near the Charles de Gaul Etoile metro station. This metro station has lines that go to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and the airport.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location and servicePosted Jun 17, 2012
You could not ask for a more perfectly positioned hotel. No more than 100 steps to the metro and perhaps twice that many to the L'Arc de Triomphe. I am generally a cab person, but the metro in Paris is very convenient, and easy to understand, not to mention being a fraction of the cost of cabs. Furthermore, the Air France bus to all of the airports (15€ for adults and about 7€ for kids one way) leaves on the half hour from a stop less than 200 feet from the hotel. Staff is exceptionally helpful and gracious (and multi-lingual), and setting feels likes an old European hotel. Our 2 twin bed room was small but comfortable (particularly appreciated the pants press), and bath was well-appointed. Only downside was the person playing handball, or championship ping pong, of whatever it was, against the walls of the courtyard below our room from 4am to 6am. Then again, I could have been less lazy, and closed our windows in order to mitigate the problem. Very reasonably priced for service and location. Would definitely stay there again.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Charming hotel in a great location.Posted Apr 14, 2012
Pros: Huge bathroom, free wifi, and Perfect location. Great view of the street
Cons: The squeeky floors and thin walls. We could hear the occupant next door. Our two small kids were with us so we worried about disturbing others.
Location: Great! Not only near the Arc de Triomphe but Close to the metro, the RER A-(line to Disney), and Air France buses to CDG. Many restaurants nearby
We booked the last minute as we needed a place in Paris for one night after our stay in Disney. We had stayed at a nearby hotel earlier in the week. Balmoral was by far a better stay and was less expensive. The room was large and had a fantastic modern oversized bathroom. The room was bright and spacious thanks to the configuration. It didn't make a real difference to us but the bed was two twins pushed together. There was a comfortable roll away bed for our little ones. The free wifi was a bonus. Frontdesk and bellhop staff were welcoming and polite. Would highly recommend the hotel!
by A verified traveler from Singapore
Small hotelPosted Dec 20, 2011 on Hotels.com
This is a really very small hotel which is probably < 20sqm incl. the bathroom. The decor at the lobby looks very renaissance, but the decor of the room we took was really old. There were 2 doors to the room, and only one has a keyhole. The carpet was old and we were able to hear the ceiling creeking whenever someone walked in the room above ours. The table lamp wasn't working properly as well. The corridor leading to the rooms were dark. It seems like they were saving electricity as they only switch it on when new guests arrived. However, this hotel is really close to champs elysees and arc de triomph. There's also a very nice small French restaurant next to the hotel called Le Hide, which serves the best food I ever have in Paris at a very reasonable price.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Posted Dec 2, 2011 on Hotels.com
We had a lovely stay in this hotel. The staff behind the desk were very helpful and always smiling. The room although small was quiet and comforatable. We had a minor problem with the hanging rail in our room but this was dealt with very quickly. The location is quiet but with good restaurants close by, in particular The Hide. If we were out the hotel were happy to book a table for us. Very close to the Metro. You can breakfast in the hotel or in one of the many cafes nearby. We will stay here again.
by A verified traveler from Hamburg, Germany
OutdatedPosted Nov 25, 2011 on Hotels.com
Great location for convenience, as others have commented, but the recent renovation didn't do alot for the environment. There is a noticeable absences of hallway lighting at night, which made my wife uneasy. Boards creak in the stairs, window shades barely functioned and the bathroom designer failed to include a good shower. There are better places to stay in Paris with similar convenience for this rate.