Like most major cities like New York City and Tokyo, the room size tend to be on the small scale. Everything is compact and they manage to fit a good size bed in there. The shower stall is very small, it felt claustrophobic the first use, got use to it after the first use. Only complaint about the room is that there is no space is place your luggage. I had place mine underneath the built in desk.
One side of the hotels rooms (including ours) faces the railroad tracks. Surprisingly, with the windows close you don't hear anything. We were only in the room to sleep anyways, so it didn't bother us. The room had a weird unpleasant odor, which is noticeable as soon as you open the door to your room. i assumed its because of the poor ventailation because the room seemed tidy and clean. And i guess because of the noise from the railroads, you would want the windows to remain close. The hair dryer isn't very efficient, I would recommend bringing your own if your staying for long. The turn and off switch doesn't work well, so while your blow drying your hair, it would just turn off constantly, that was very annoying. The bathroom toiletries supplies given are two mini bars of soap and two mini bottles of body and shampoo combo. I would recommend any females with long hair to bring hair conditioner.
The proximity of the hotel is the metro and city center is great. Hotel is also located in a safe residential neighborhood. I felt safe even walking back to the hotel at 2am, the street lights were all well lighted as well. There's a nice shopping and restaurant area outside of the metro called Bercy Village that hosts numerous restaurants that open late and shops. Frogs is the most popular, however, it's very busy so you would need a reservation. Didn't eat there, just had drinks, so I can't comment on their food. Did eat at the restaurant across from the frogs (sorry forgot the name), food was terrible there.
Overall for the value of the hotel, I would give it 4 stars but due to my bad experience with the night shift front desk receptionist my downgrade the rating to 2 stars. And here's why:
To start off, from my experience, every hotel receptionist usually warmly greets the hotel guest. When I walked towards his counter and approach him, he not only did not greet me (which is fine) or acknowledge my existence, he seemed as if I was intruding whatever he was doing and kept staring down and occupied. When he had to looked up, he seemed annoyed that he had to stop working on what he was doing before. His English was fine but he spoke in a hostile tone, which I guessed is just the way he talked and nothing against me. It was 1am, i had just woken from a nap. I was hungry because eariler in the day I walked around the Louvre all day, it was exhausting so I took a nap. I asked if any restaurants or places to get food were still open at this time, his response was "everything close". I was determine to find something still open so I found something that said open until 3am. I had asked him to called to see if they are in fact open till 3am and also serve food until 3. He reluctantly called, and told me its open but didn't tell me if they still serve food like I asked him to ask. Since he had been annoy from the beginning to me asking him to called, I didn't want to asked him to call again. We took a cab to the resturant (metro was closes at 12), resturant is open, however they did not serve food. Now pissed off, having spent 15 euros on a taxi and no food. We got on another taxi and spent another 20 euros to get find the the red light district.
The second time I approached the same night shift receptionist, I asked him to called me a taxi to go to the airport as my flight leaves early morning. He said he would phoned my room once the taxi arrives, which I reconfirm with him. No phone calls came in, so we went downstairs anyways. When we got in the cab I saw the the taxi meter is at 15 euros already, I asked why, the cab driver replied that he had start the meter as soon as he had arrived. We were never notified and had to suck up the extra money!
- Also Known As:
- Kyriad Hotel Paris
- Kyriad Bercy Village
- Kyriad Bercy Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the east of Paris, the hotel Kyriad Bercy boasts an ideal location for exploring The City of LightsNature-lovers staying at Kyriad Bercy will enjoy its privileged vicinity, taking walks in Bercy Park and its four gardens, strolling around the village "Cour Saint Emilion" as well as trying restaurants and cafes. ... more less
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