My husband and I have reserved Le Relais Montmartre in September as recommended by RS in his newest PARIS guide book. Has anyone stayed recently? There are a few comments here from a few years ago but nothing recent.
I have not stayed there. I have stayed at Hotel B Montmarte when I was on a RS tour in the same neighborhood and can highly recommend it. It was convenient to the Metro, restaurants, and a grocery.
Lindy, I have stayed here about a dozen times over the past 15 years and I love it. I'll be there with my sister and her two kids in June. in two rooms. I always recommend it to people, and note that it feels like a much more pricier, luxury hotel than it costs. :) Do you have any specific questions about it?
Lindy, I meant to also ask, how many days are you staying? Their smallest rooms are quite small (typical of many Paris hotels), so if you are there for more than a few days, I'd consider booking their larger rooms.
Thanks to all for your responses.
KentChristine, I'm so glad you are a repeat customer since I've already made reservations. It helps me feel that I've made the right choice. We will be there for only two nights, so I'll probably be able to handle the tight space. (We will be coming from an Airbnb flat in Lyon that is 1200 square feet, soooooo. . .)
We've never stayed in the 18th before, and I'm looking forward to what I've read is a nice area. We won't be returning to Sacre Coeur or going to the Moulin Rouge. I'd just like to wander the area, visit the cemetery, the vineyard, take the walking tour with Paris Walks and sit outside with a drink, enjoying my last two days in Paris.
Please let me know what you like so much about the Relais Montmartre and Montmartre. With each trip to Paris, the 18th always seems to get short changed.
Well, I like so many things ... first off, the location is perfect. You're right off rue Lepic, and a couple of blocks from rue des Abbesses, so you have so many food places and restaurants just steps away. As the hotel is on a side street, it's a bit quieter.
The staff is also extremely helpful. It's not a big hotel, so it's not like they have a long line at the front desk. You can always ask questions about restaurants, taxis to the airport, and so on. They even accepted a couple of small Amazon France packages for me, as my partner needed a 220-friendly shaver for the trip. :)
There are a lot of little touches, like lighting in the closets, that I don't often see in hotels at this price level. There is a small fridge in every room, which is helpful for storing a few odds and ends from outside, like OJ or milk.
The heat and AC are excellent should that be a need. While I often rent apartments in Paris, I was a bit worried about the potential for a heat wave in late June, and didn't want sleepless nights to get in the way of a very special trip with my sister and nieces.
Finally, the hotel is very pretty, which makes me happy. :) It's done up with some Provencal-style fabrics. The reception room is charming, and someplace you'd actually like to spend time in!
CK, I like pretty, as well! Thank you for all the information. I hope you have a wonderful [and cool] time in Paris with your family. I cannot wait to explore Montmartre and for September to arrive.