The Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village belongs to a national chain of French hotels. It is categorized as a budget hotel, though amenities and comforts abound. It was part of the package that we purchased through Gate1travel.com, an online travel agency. The hotel is in the 14th arrondisement.
The closest Metro station is on line #14, the St. Emilion stop (traveling west to east, going in the Olympiade direction from central Paris). On the Metro map, it is on the purple line. Once out of the Metro station, turn left, walk until the end of the street, take a left and the hotel is there, across the street from a sushi restaurant.
The hotel is in a residential neighborhood that is generally quiet. Most trips to central Paris require at least one transfer on the Metro. Arriving late at night is not a problem. The neighborhood is fairly safe; there seems to be a steady stream of travelers staying here, and there is always someone walking back to the hotel.
The rooms are small. We had a triple and a double. Both rooms left little floor space for luggage. The beds were generous and were comfortable for sleep. When we arrived, the temperature was 98 degree F. It was blazing hot. We appreciated the air-conditioning beyond words. The extra third bed was rather springy and not particularly comfortable.
The desk staff is very nice. We checked in, and the rooms were stocked with an electric teapot, teas and coffees, cookies, and a bottle of water. After the first day, however, water was not replenished. The cookies were individually packaged galettes.
The bathrooms were stocked with soap and body wash/shampoo in one. If you've ever stayed in a budget cruise ship room, then you'll recognize the environmentally friendly hobbit-sized shower stalls. Disposable slippers were provided for the showers--- another nice touch.
The buffet breakfasts were ample. Hours were 6:30 am to 10 am. Buffet included: cook-your-own soft boiled eggs, croissants, baguettes, pains au chocolates, espresso, capuccino, cafe au lait, American coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice and apple juice, milk, yogurt (several varieties including a very creamy and fresh one in glass jars), crispy fresh fruits like pears and kiwis, sausages and scrambled eggs, freshly cut fruits like pineapples and cantaloupe, toast, and cheesecake (on some mornings). We rated the freshness and deliciousness of the breakfast as high. The breakfast is superior to breakfasts served in American hotels like Hyatt Place.
The staff was very helpful in calling our travel service to arrange for a ride to the airport.
WiFi is included in the room charge. The Wifi does not seem to be password-protected, however.
It takes about 25 minutes on the Metro to get to Notre Dame. From the Gare du Nord, where trains come in from the Chunnel, the trip requires a transfer at Gare de Lyon. Beware: both of these stations are crowded and petty crime such as pick-pocketing is rampant. It may be worthwhile to take a taxi to the hotel from the Gare du Nord, as it took us about an hour to get to the hotel.
Would recommend this hotel for those who don't mind a little commute. There is a Monoprix mini-mart on the next block.
We stayed on the sixth floor. The rooms are quiet and hallway noise is minimal. There is no view.
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