My husband and I recently stayed in the Richepanse for four nights in early June. The location is excellent - very close to most of the major attractions in Paris. Our room was clean and comfortable, with a good sized bathroom. In addition, the front desk staff were more than accommodating, pleasant and helpful, especially by suffering through my atrocious French.
However, the noise from the Metro station was significant, and most disturbingly, the street noise was intolerable on the nights when the young Parisians were out to party. There is a nightclub just around the corner of the hotel, and the club didn't close until 5:30am! On Saturday night, there were literally dozens drunken people that staggered down the street in front of the hotel to catch the Metro until the nightclub closed at 5:30am. We were unable to sleep at all that night, as huge numbers of people were yelling, breaking bottles, fighting and even urinating against the walls of the buildings opposite the hotel. At one point as we watched several young people involved in a particularly violent altercation, I was truly frightened, and it felt like we were witnessing a riot. When we questioned the desk clerk about the noise, this appeared to be a common occurrance. So if you are staying over a Friday or Saturday night, be aware that you may not sleep much!
In addition, the hotel is difficult for taxi drivers to find as the street name (Rue de Chevelier de St. George) seems to also be known as Richepanse on some of the older maps.
So while we thought that this hotel had many great things going for it, was certainly reasonably priced, and in a fantastic location, we cannot recommend it to other travellers if you are staying over a weekend.
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