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“More like a hostel” 2 of 5 stars
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Royal Bastille
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14, rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France (Bastille / Oberkampf)   |  
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Espoo, Finland
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We were reserved suite for three persons because it looked so nice and spacious.
And there should have been for example minibar, two tv:s, telephone and much more space.
But we got two terrible room together and there weren´t minibar and so on.. So i can't suggest that "suitehotel".
In the hotel guide they have put so nice pictures of those "suites", which are not true.
They are only cheating tourists..

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

We were taken here after rejecting an apartment close by due to cleanliness. Were given a suite (101) right next to the reception desk. The room was large by Paris standards and reasonably well equipped (bar fridge, fans - no a/c, separate bathroom with a bath.) Furnishings were dated, and a repaint would have been good. We could smell cigarette smoke all night from the bar underneath, and it was quite noisy, but ok if you closed the window and used the fans. The Fluoro hotel sign outside the window didn't help keep it dark, and the curtains didn't close properly. The staff on the reception desk outside smoked 24/7 , but so does all of Paris! The staff speak English. Cleanliness was ok, and room was serviced daily. Breakfast was included in the price, but we ate at Starbucks after the first day! Coffee was weak and cold, the bread roll was colder, and the orange juice was watered down. However, it was a central location, steps to metro and taxi, and a Sunday market around the corner. You are only steps from the Bastille monument, and 5ks from the Eurostar and GTV. Heaps of eateries on the street, ice cream shops, bakeries etc. 10 min walk to Seine and attractions.

Room Tip: If you want a large room, ask for front level3 up. Back rooms are tiny.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

The first think I thought once I went in was "how can exist an hotel like this one??!".
Actually it is not an hotel but a dump, the worst ever.
Little room with very bad and small beds. I booked the room and I was completed embarrassed with my boyfriend. The bathroom literary dirty with no towels and hairs on the floor and in the bath.
I asked the boss to come into my room and personally have a look who insured me that the housekeeper was there few minutes ago to clean the room!?!
Is that a joke??
Really bed and expensive! Please do not go!
Ivana

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

The big plus about this hotel is it's location.
A reasonable 2 star hotel right at the Basteille, just beside the Metro ( line 1 ) was the reason I decided to stay here for the Tour de France weekend.
I found the staff in the main helpful and friendly. The room was small at the back of the house , so no view, but I didn't come to Paris to sit in a hotel room. The main thing was that it was clean and fresh. Another plus was free WiFi in the room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

The location is great and the prices fairly low so what would you expect? Quite simply no frills, and very little charm!
The staff are fairly helpful. There's free WiFi and a fridge in the room. Breakfast was included in the rate (but I left too early to sample it). My room was moderately clean as was the bathroom, altho the soap dispenser was broken and there was just the insert lying on the edge of the sink. I thought that the bed was actually quite comfortable.
I would suggest that a room at the back might be better than my room which was at the front: the street noise (on a weekday night) continued drifting straight into the room until at least 1am, and restarted at 5am with a rubbish collection and deliveries.
I don't think this is a first choice place to stay but it is acceptable for the budget traveller.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal Bastille

Address: 14, rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bastille / Oberkampf , République
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
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Ranked #1,606 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Bastille 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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