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“If you need to be close to Gare de Lyon,this is it” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palym
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4, rue Emile Gilbert | 12th Arr., 75012 Paris, France (Reuilly)   |  
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Ranked #670 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 hotel reviews
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“If you need to be close to Gare de Lyon,this is it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel,with a clean room overlooking Gare de Lyon. The reason we chose this hotel is because we are taking an early train to Avignon from Gare de Lyon. The receptionist is nice and polite and even allowed us to check in early at 12pm.There is a mini lounge where you can get coffee and tea. For first timers in Paris,I wouldnt recommend it as it is quite far from other attractions even though the there is a train station close by. From CDG airport,take Air France bus line no 4 to Gare de Lyon and the hotel is directly opposite the bus stop.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We used this hotel at the beginning and end of our holiday in France. We were travelling south to Avignon by TGV from the Gare de Lyon and selected this hotel because it is just across from the front of the station. In fact when we walked out of the station for the first time we could see the hotel sign. Very reassuring.
We had two different rooms and both were of very good size for central Paris with huge comfortable beds. The bathrooms were small but had very good showers.
The reception staff were extremely friendly and offered storage for our luggage on checkout so we could go out unencumbered and enjoy the local area.
Once outside you are faced with the choice of many cafes and restaurants on your doorstep.
We would not hesitate to stay here again on a similar trip.

Room Tip: Our rooms were on the first floor and we were happy with them.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would give a 4-5 star to this hotel, but I am tired of staying in hotels which the wi-fi service is not good. Come on, we are in 2013, internet is cheap and essential. In Palym, it worked, but very slow, although you have to watch a commercial in order to use it. That said, the hotel is good, very clean, great location, rooms with comfort and good size. I didn't have breakfast there, but there are many options of cafes and brasseries in a 100m radius.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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El Dorado Hills CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Take Rer blue to Gare de Nord. Change to Rer green to gare de Lyon. Get off on Michel Chasles....when you walk out the hotel street Emile Gilbert is immediately to the right. The restaurant Les Deux Saveurs is on Diderot...just to the left of gare de Lyon. Truly you stand at the end of Emile Gilbert St and voila! The gare de Lyon looms majestically above. Nice staff. Quick to metro. All types of food nearby. Hotel has great in room adjustable ac. Had hottest week ever in Paris. Newly refurbished rooms. New carpet. Nice bedding....new! To get large cup of coffee ask for "eau chaud". Or cafe allonge......or cafe americain. Found one glorious sidewalk cafe near Notre dame that serves a big cup of coffee....Internet a bit spotty. McDonald's has trusty Internet. Up the street on Diderot Blvd. got take out cheeses, fruit, wine, brandy, salame at Monoprix on rue de Lyon.....fabulous prices. The Roquefort is to die for. Always bring wine opener. Great wines for 3-4 euros

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I came from another, more expensive hotel and Hotel Palym beats it by a long shot. Super fast internet, great location right by Gare Du Lyon, adjustable A/C with a heater for any winter nights and definitely a much larger room.
My problem was with the old building as my bathroom ceiling leaked. But they moved me into a new room very quickly on the same floor so it all worked out.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Excellent place to be in during a short trip to paris. convenient if you get here from CDG airport take a direct bus to gare de lyon. Les cars air france bus number 4. Get off at gare de lyon station and cross the street in a lane and you are there. The is a bakery right behind and some nice cafes including a pharmacy and subway. The best part is near there is a rent a cycle station close by and you can see paris by your self. Its 2 kms to notre dame and other places you can explore by foot or bike. I would recommend this to anyone on a short stay to paris. Book in advance for a good deal tends to sell out quickly.

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Adelaide
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

For those who wish to take the TGV from Paris the Hotel Palym is well placed and great value. Tucked away in a quiet side street near the Gare de Lyon the hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the station. Moreover we had a large comfortable room representing excellent value at only 105 euro/night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4, rue Emile Gilbert | 12th Arr., 75012 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Reuilly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #670 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Palym 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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