Hotel Angleterre

Location Paris, Ile de France

Postcode 75006

Telephone +33 (01) 42 60 34 72

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Why we love it...

Gracious, comfortable, once the British embassy

The Place

Oh dear. We have long described the Hotel Angleterre as one of the most comforting and gracious small hotels in Paris. With its faintly English air, befitting a building which was once the British Embassy, it has both charm and a story: in 1783, Benjamin Franklin refused to enter it to sign the Treaty of Paris because he considered it to be British soil. Had he done so, he would have found well-proportioned rooms, fine mantlepieces, a beautiful staircase with trompe l’oeil murals and a lovely courtyard garden.
So why the sigh? Because of the crop of adverse reports (mixed with some complementary ones) that we have received recently. Shabby bedrooms, intimidating desk staff, rip-off breakasts, say some. Lovely bedrooms, great atmosphere, say others. Confused? So are we, but it’s obvious that some of the rooms require attention, while others as we saw for ourselves are fine. They certainly have great potential, being both spacious and elegant, many with original features, and decorated in understated, warm tones. The best, Suite St-Germain, is huge, with original Louis XV fireplaces and high, exposed beams. But don’t ask for this room if you dislike climbing stairs – the lift doesn’t travel to the third floor.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€€
Rooms 26; single, double, twin, 2 suites; all with bath, all rooms have phone, wi-fi TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe
Food breakfast
Facilities sitting room, piano salon, bar, courtyard garden
Children accepted
Disabled lift/elevator to some rooms only
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Rémy Silva
Call +33 (01) 42 60 34 72
Fax +33 (01) 42 60 16 93
Email reservation@hotel-dangleterre.com
Website www.hotel-dangleterre.com

Good To Know

Address 44 rue Jacob, Paris 75006
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in the stretch of rue Jacob between rue Bonaparte and rue des Saints-Pres

What's nearby: boulevard Saint-Germain, Musee d'Orsay; Louvre