We stayed at the Metropol Hotel for 2 nights. The hotel was mainly chosen due to price & location to Gard Du Nord,as we travelled over on the Eurostar.
Firstly the good bits..and there are some! The hotel is literally 5 mins walk from the train station,and is easy to find. The area is not half as bad as some have made out on here, and we felt perfectly safe at night (we arrived at 11pm). There is a small,but adequate reception, plus a bar area. We paid only £60 a night (Friday & Saturday) so for Paris, its a bargain. There is,as mentioned the railway station up the road, as well as metro stations a few mins away too.The bus stop is a few steps across the road. So travelling is easy. Breakfast was ok,no more. Delicious croissants..cereal..tea,coffee,juice..average. The hotel did let us leave our bags there all day for free when we had checked out..excellent.
OK..now onto the negative...here we go.
The night porter spoke a little English...the daytime staff NONE. We enquired about bus tickets..and they began to check us out of our room! oops.We tried French, but they were baffled. The lift..to say its small would be an understatement! 2 people squashed together..or 1 person & suitcase. We opened our room door..and the bed is just in front. We had a weird room..an L shape, with everything crammed in one part, and nothing in the other. The bathroom is a squeeze.. just trying to get in the door involves squeezing past the protruding sink. Several stains on the carpet, peeling paint, etc. Our room was at the front of the hotel..and because of not having air conditioning, we left the windows open..and the traffic is as loud as everyone else says on here! There was a fan supplied..but i'm not sure which was loudest, the fan or the traffic.
All in all, it was "ok" , but I will be looking for somewhere a little better next time.
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