I had a perfect experience with the staff and friends of Le Citizen Hotel while I was in Paris.
My stay was a little unusual, I had to go to Paris for a few meetings for work, but I decided to take some time for hanging out around town and getting a feel for life in the city. My dealings with AirBNB were bad, people were listing apartments as available then writing me back constantly saying they were actually booked. Strange, because I've had very good experiences with that service/similar ones in Austin, Miami, Seattle and LA. Not so much in Paris.
So, on a pretty last-minute basis, I, on a whim, wrote to Le Citizen Hotel asking for availability status. They were sold out, but their wonderful staff did reply to me, and let me know they would add me to a wait list should something come available. Luckily for me, they had an affiliation with a property rental company that had several apartments for rent where I could stay (in the Marais no less) and then some rooms opened up at the hotel. I was traveling pretty light; so moving from the apartment to the hotel was a piece of cake, and the staff were even helpful in offering to store my luggage while I waited for the room to open up.
The rooms were very clean, the staff were all very friendly and in GREAT communication, and at no time was I concerned with anything. While I would spend my days out and around town, it was very nice to come back to the canal area at night and hang out at one of the cafes/Hotel du Nord or stroll along the canal before calling it a day.
The proximity to Bob's Juice Bar is a HUGE plus too. Coming from Portland, OR, I of course have huge (pretentious? annoying?) demands for fresh organic green and healthy juices... like pure shots of ginger (pronounced jeeee-jomp) - which is almost impossible to find in Paris. Bob's was about 3 blocks away, just across the canal, and it was an awesome way to get the day started.
I will absolutely be recommending Le Citizen Hotel to my friends and associates. Next time I know I'm headed to Paris I will be booking my rooms way in advance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Boutique Hotel with twelve rooms run by a team whose ultimate goal is that guests enjoy every moment of their visit. The building has been completely renovated from top to bottom, with aesthetic natural wood accents throughout. The quality of the accommodations includes top of the line beds, flat screen television with a vast choice of international channels, air conditioning, sound buffering and complimentary in-room services of WiFi, filtered water... ... more less
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