We picked this hotel after extensively comparing different options and were quite pleased with our choice. This hotel was very charming, with red painted walls, steep spiral staircase, and a Victorian feel. I really like the waiting area in the lobby, even though I rarely took the time to spend down there (was in our room most of the time at the hotel). Hotel staff are friendly enough and speak English.
The lift is tiny but modern and seemingly well kept - a couple can fit into it but may need to go up separately when you have your luggage. The hotel wasn't crowded, in fact I only saw other guests a handful of times over 5 days. The room itself was comfortable and fairly spacious. There wasn't really a shower in the room, but rather a tub with a spray nozzle, so we ended up washing while seated which was different for us but not a problem overall. There wasn't a safe for valuables but we didn't have any problems with theft. Wifi code given at check-in.
Location was perfect for our taste - you do not find yourself right in the midst of any of the major tourist attractions, so you take a bit of a walk to get to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triomphe, etc but because of that you aren't run down by tourists the second you exit the lobby. From the train station, you can easily get to the hotel by taking Metro to Republique station. Temple station is technically closer, but take note that fewer lines go to Temple and we ended up waiting a long time on the platform for the transfer to the right line and having to crowd onto the train, when we could have more easily gone straight to Republique and walked an easy 5 min over to the hotel.
The Republique area surrounding this hotel is pretty cool, and we ended up taking about half of our meals in different neighborhoods within short walking distance including all important breakfast and coffee! A favorite was Le Barav, a fantastic late night dinner choice about 5-10 mins walk away with super nice staff and a fabulous selection of wine and charcuterie plates. But overall, you are within close walking distance to some great stuff, and either a healthy walk or easy Metro ride to the many other things that the rest of Paris has to offer. We'll definitely stay here again next time we are in Paris!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located between the Marais area , the Louvre museum, the Opera and near the main Paris monuments, the “ Paris France ” , a unique hotel built in genuine dressed Stone in the year 1910 during the Belle epoque period , offers the charm of a traditional place with the comfort of up to date services and amenities : Flat TV , satellite , direct phone , Beds with Duvet , individual safety box , Free Wifi , Air conditioning , ParkingFully refurbished in 2009 ... more less
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