My trip middle of February 2013
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times. It is in the gay area of Paris called Marais. If you are gay, it is a Mecca. If you are not, you might find it a little disconcerting. The hotel is clean but it is extremely cramped! This time, I stayed in room 63 & 63bis which has a connecting door. Room 63 faces the main street and 63bis faces the back courtyard. Both rooms are tiny and both bathrooms were microscopic. I could hardly move in the shower! The hotel is noisy, when guests are coming back in the early hours of the morning. All the bedroom doors have very strong closing mechanisms, which make the door slam shut!! I, being considerate, close the door quietly. Unfortunately, most people just let it slam, which wakes you up at 3.00am in the morning! The lift is also noisy going up and down, so bring some decent earplugs with you.
There are 2 ladies on reception during the day. One lady with grey hair and glasses is very friendly, helpful and speaks fluent English. The other lady with short-cropped hair and heavy makeup who is about 70+, is an absolute cow!! I don't speak French, except for bonjour, bonsoir and merci. The nicer you try to be to her, the more beligerant she becomes and seems to enjoy being rude! I suppose you would say, she's a typical Parisienne. She is obviously in the wrong job. We paid Euro125 a night, which is cheap, for such an interesting area. There are lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Plus you are a short walk from the 'Bazar Hotel d'Ville' dept. store. The mens dept. is in a seperate building across the road. It's on about 5 floors and is fantastic for clothes shopping. It is expensive though.
How anyone can rate this hotel as 'Amazing', beggars belief? The only thing Amazing, is the location.
All in all, if you are on a budget stay here. If you are not, choose somewhere else. You'll be disappointed.
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