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“Cheap and nasty in an excellent location” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Des Arts
18 Rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)   |  
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Ranked #1,731 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and nasty in an excellent location”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Bed only hotel. Spiral stairs to 6 or 7 floors, me and my guests were placed between 4 and 5 which left my legs burning getting up there, so made sure I needed everything before I left. I had a single room, which had a sink and broken mirror and plastic towel rail that kept falling off the wall. Towels were threadbare and looked like jumble items or stuff you would have replaced at home years ago. Mattress was made of sponge and fine if you like lying on your back but almost snapped you in half if you like to sleep on your front. Plastic wood effect lino floor had holes in it and was stained in parts. I had roaches in my room, not noticed until the last day. Don't slide the wardrobe door too quickly or the whole assembly will collapse, like old home built MFI crap. Had a nice view of the street but the room was hot with windows closed but too much traffic noise below to sleep with windows open. Does not get quiet until about 4am on a weekend. Walls paper thin so if hotel full you will hear everyone and everything at least floor above and below. Double room my other guests had, looked out over a narrow alley, had a shower and sink but had to go down one floor for toilet which was not well stocked with paper. I was happy to sleep on my bed and did not get bed bug activity but my guests felt they would rather sleep on the floor than on the bed they had as the bed cover did not smell too fresh. A maid did make the beds and take out the rubbish in the mornings but don't expect fresh towels. There is no breakfast facility at the hotel, the Salon and bar have long since gone to ruin and is just a store room now. There seems to be a couple of good hotels called Hotel Des Artes, don't be confused. If you want cheap and happy to put up with the above, suitably anebriated then this will work for you. You won't get to check in before 3pm so don't bother disturbing them. They don't speak anything but French and they sometimes leave a kid behind the counter who seems to not even able to understand that. Don't expect anything from reception staff, just your key and to pay your bill. I don't know how some sites give this a star and call it a hotel. This is a hostel and not that great an example of one. Location is just south of Montmartre district but close enough not to worry about that and has a chemist, supermarket, good cafe etc a stone throw away. Easily walkable from Gare du Nord, don't know why you get told to go on metro to Cadet, just not worth the hassle. It was an easy walk to Sacre Coer from the hotel and to Moulin Rouge.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

VERY dirty and smelly hotel with big cockroachs !!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Please be warned that although this hotel is called Hotel des Arts Montmartre it is NOT IN MONTMARTRE, There is a hotel there called simply Hotel des Arts and it is very good. This however is not and not good value for money.List of faults: Bedding threadbare, towels very old and the coloured one covered in what looked like bleach stains. Radiator on full blast and couldnt turn it off, toilet paper not replenished, room not cleaned and bin not emptied.Noplug for the bath and no rail forthe shower so had to hold myself.Not always hot water at night.On the plus side manager very helpful for leaving bags etc and had good English,

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011 via mobile

I chose this B&B as I needed somewhere affordable in Paris. For 45 euros (via budget places) I stayed in a tiny room and barely got any sleep.

Bathroom was 2 floors down - the shower was merely a hose over the bath. There was a shower screen in it's packaging but clearly they hadn't been bothered putting it up yet.

I had a sausage shaped 'continental ' pillow - that was split everywhere and wrapped in a ripped (and carefully folded) pillow case to conceal the rotting pillow beneath.

I had a sheet to cover me and an ancient bedspread and a minging bobbled old blanket which not even my granny had... It looked like it had never been washed.

There was a fire alarm at 1130pm which the owner told everyone to ignore... Once we were up and downstairs - this went on for 15 minutes.

No matter how cheap you think a deal is - always check out what you're paying for -.then treat yourself to another 20 euros.

I felt like I was in a miserable hostel with no hospitality shown to me at all.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This is a very basic budget hotel within walking distance of the Sacre Coeur and the Gard du Nord. Our room was described as having an en suite bathroom with shower. The hotel had obviously been renovated fairly recently - our ensuite had been created in the corner of what had originally been a small room making the room tiny and the bathroom just big enough for a 1/2 sized bath - the shower was hand held and you had to sit in the bath with your knees up to your chin to bathe. There was a rickety closet with a few bent wire coat hangers. No mirror anywhere except the bathroom and only one power outlet.

However it was clean and the bed was comfortable and we didn't spend any time in the room other than to sleep. There was also plenty hot water.

The hotel was very handy for numerous restaurants and Metro stations. When we left we walked with our luggage to the Gard du Nord - 15 minutes.

Room Tip: Rooms are all above street level and reached by a winding staircase. Difficult with large bags.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a special occasion and mistakenly read the reviews for Hotel des Arts on rue Tholoze in the 18eme (a 3* but worth more) near Blanche Metro station. This one is at max 1* and not worth the €80 price tag.
A MASSIVE disappointment.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opéra
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Number of rooms: 27
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