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Hotel des Grands Hommes
Ranked #141 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Location, very friendly staff!”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

I stayed here last week on my trip to Paris. I found it a lovely hotel in the best possible location. From CDG airport, it was only a 22 minutes train ride to Luxumburg stop and a 2 min walk to the hotel. The hotel is right across from Pantheon and you can even see the tip of Eiffel Tower! There are some wonderful cafes on the same street where you can have your breakfast(There is a lovely Creperie, dont miss it!)It is alsoo a walking distance to many attractions as well, not very close but a pleasant walk. You just walk down St. Michelle Blvd, and there in front is the Seine! If you take a right turn, you can go to Notre Dame, and le Marais, and if you take a left turn, you can walk down to the Louvre, Versaille, Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, and many more.
The hotel staff were very friendly and very helpful. Although it was high season, the hotel was very quiet at night.
Classic rooms are slightly small but OK if you are travelling solo. The room was charming and very clean. It was a beautiful hotel and I recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a place quiet but close enough to all the action in Paris!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

I think there is something wrong with the current Tripadvisor ranking (approx. 30th in Paris) for this hotel. We travel extensively, and would not rate this hotel quite so highly.

We stayed on a balcony, street-facing room in December.

First, the fixtures and bedding have not been renovated in an excessively long time. The beds are at the point where the mattresses are sagging. The sheets on top sandwich old blankets between them. The inner top sheet on our first night had holes in it. The quality of the towels varies from reasonable to threadbare. There were industrial-grade plastic "twist-ties" holding a lamp together. The daybed cover had been patched with similar-patterned material. Etc.

Some other points regarding the room. It was of a reasonable size for Paris - larger than my usual Paris hotel. The bath was not exciting, but was in better shape than the sleeping room. The heating (in December) worked quite well.

The location is a mixed bag. Yes, our room looked directly out at the Pantheon, which my wife greatly liked. However, that is a very large square with a parking lot. At night, drunks tended to gather there. Unfortunately, one night, this became an extreme problem. There was a significant number of youths hanging out and drinking beside their cars. They would scream intermittently, particularly at passersby. Even with the windows shut, it was impossible to sleep. Eventually, around 3AM we called the desk. After some more time, the drunken party was removed. However, another (related?) party returned some time even later, and it was quite noisy again. Amazingly, this was in December.

The desk staff were very friendly. However, we did have a problem with restaurant suggestions. We asked for some help with a restaurant for a special evening. The desk person set up a reservation at a hotel-restaurant, where we were surrounded by American tourists. As my wife specifically asked for a very French restaurant, this was inexcusable. (Yes, our French is quite reasonable.) Afterwards, I went on the web, and found that that restaurant had previously appeared on our hotel's blog. Very strange.

All in all, the hotel is "OK", with the view of the Pantheon being the main attraction. However, be aware that the Tripadvisor ranking should be somewhat lower than its current ranking of 30. I saw this occur with another hotel a few year's back; that hotel did eventually move back down to an appropriate rank.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Abisotti, Responsable réception at Hotel des Grands Hommes, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
We would like to sincerely thank you for having taken time to review our hotel, shared your experience and given us the opportunity to answer you.

Several points have to be corrected:
- since receiving negative comments about our mattresses around six months ago, the hotel owner decided to invest and change all of them. It is impossible that our mattresses are sagging, as they are brand new! (maybe that’s why people usually mention the quality of our beds)
- we change towels constantly and buy new ones every six months
- sheets are not our property and we have great confidence in the company which cleans them for us : it may occasionally happen that one has a defect that we do not immediately see, but as soon as we are notified of it, we change them for our guests and the company disposes of them. I sincerely regret you didn't come to see us to mention this, as we would obviously have acted immediately.
- we have chosen to use blanket (and these are new, not old) instead of quilts for some hygiene reason: thoroughly washing sheets and blankets is easier than washing quilts, and can be done more often without adverse effects on the fabric.

We are pleased that you appreciated the size of your room.

The rest of your comments, personal feelings about your stay, seem to be a misunderstanding about what the Grands Hommes is: a boutique hotel, in the heart of the Latin Quarter with a priceless view onto one of the top historical monument of Paris (rather than an avenue with constant traffic or an apartment building opposite).
Looking at your TripAdvisor profile, it seems that you generally choose big chain hotels, which we feel provide a standardised experience but without much charm.
The 443 pictures posted by our guests are visual proof that future guests may use to gauge our quality and exceptional position in Paris.
Our hotel is double glazed, and any external disturbances are referred to the police when necessary.
Also, it’s a shame you didn't appreciate our recommendation for a French restaurant... Paris is visited by 29 million tourists every year, and the best restaurants in the city will always have a cosmopolitan clientele.
And there is nothing strange about the restaurant featuring on our blog. We always try to test the best places for our guests, and there is no commercial arrangement between us and the restaurants in question. I hope you were not insinuating otherwise.

And finally, I’m sorry you don't think we deserve our 30th place on TripAdvisor (out of 1,840 hotels in Paris). We are generally classed higher, and work constantly to ensure that our guests are absolutely happy with their stay. A look down our comments should give a balanced impression of the hotel.

Best regards

Pierre-Louis, Assistant Manager
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of July 2011. We arrived here before the 2pm check-in time, but were told there were no rooms ready at the moment and it would be approximately 30mins. We had the options of waiting in the comfy lobby or leaving our luggage there and exploring the area a bit! The woman at the front desk was extremely helpful during our 3 night stay, helping with directions, providing maps, calling taxis, and just providing excellent customer service and always very friendly.
When we arrived back to the hotel 30mins later the room was ready and our luggage was already up there waiting for us. The room itself was very small, but surprisingly we had a fairly large bathroom! The room was very clean, beds were average comfortable and the cleaning service was great. There are lots of cafes within walking distance and the Pantheon is across the street.

Overall we had a great stay and would definately recommend this hotel to others.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

I stayed here with my Mum for a short break in Paris. We were so impressed with this hotel and found the staff incredibly friendly. The hotel is very clean and had a lot of character. It was very quiet and in such a beautiful and peaceful spot in Paris. We were amazed at it's proximity to the Pantheon - it was a beautiful location! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We paid a little more in order to be in the thick of things, and this hotel did not disappoint. The staff were always courteous and friendly no matter what the request, and they spoke both French and English very well. It was our first Christmas away from Family and the staff made us feel very welcome and at home, even giving us chocolates for Christmas. The view of the Pantheon was spectacular and the room was well appointed. Although there was not a lot of room other than the bed and desk, it was cozy, warm, and the bed was very comfortable. If you really require a lot of space, book a larger room and pay extra. We had breakfast in the room 3 times and in the breakfast room twice, the food was quite good, although we preferred the continental breakfast to the hearty or omelet. The continental breakfast comes with jams.. and I am not a huge jam person but I loved the kiwi jam!! Overall I loved this hotel, they were very helpful. Just make sure to read the instructions before using the safe, we had a few issues with ours but the staff were quick to fix it. Thanks for the great stay!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

From first contact with the Hotel from booking to staying was excellent. Location is great for access to major sights and local areas for eating out. Booked the Classic room at the rear of the hotel due to being a light sleeper and did not have any problems. Classic room slightly small but adequate for 3 nights. The hotel staff are excellent especially on reception and very friendly. Did not have breakfast as there are too many nearby alternatives. Its been twenty years since we last came to Paris (too long after this experience ) . This would be a great choice for a repeat visit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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alb
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here in July for a week while I attended a conference. The hotel has easy access to both the Paris subway system and the RER line serving both major airports; we took the train to and from CDG instead of an expensive cab ride, and both the conference center and the many tourist sites we visited were easily accessible by subway. It was a short walk to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens, and a reasonable walk to the Seine and Notre Dame. The staff were very friendly and very helpful, in English or French, and there was an inexpensive stand with wonderful coffee and croissants on the way to the subway. Breakfast is available in the hotel, but we always went continental to save a few euros. Our room was not large but comfortable, with a surprisingly large bathroom. No noise problem, but our window faced an enclosed courtyard/airshaft. Many restaurants nearby, and close to the church steps from "Midnight in Paris" though Fitzgerald never sent a car for us. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel des Grands Hommes
Address: 17 Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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#59 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#80 Family Hotel in Paris
#175 Business Hotel in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Grands Hommes 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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