This hotel is quite well located bordering The Marais, and it is close enough to various metro stops so that reaching anywhere else in Paris really isn't any problem at all.
The hotel itself is small and modern in style. I believe I had a slightly larger than standard room, and I found it very small. You had to negotiate squeezing around the edge of the double bed to reach the bathroom and the entrance door always knocked one piece of furniture if you tried to open it fully. That said, the fitted furniture was cleverly designed and a large television and well stocked mini-bar were nice touches. There was only a walk-in shower rather than a bath, but that is quite standard in Paris. My main issue was that if a hotel has such small rooms and considers itself a boutique hotel then the rooms should be spotless. I dropped a damp bath towel on the floor, and later when I picked it up to make some space, it was black with dirt. The corners of the shower had black mold and the whole bathroom smelt of damp. The floors and bathrooms need to be thoroughly cleaned and clearly this is not happening. Similarly, the walls were scuffed and marked in many places - a lick of white paint is cheap, quick and effective, yet no efforts had been made to preserve the original condition of the room. All of these rather minor issues take it further away from being the boutique product which it aspires to be. Anything more than one or two nights in such a small room would be a struggle.
The complimentary breakfast was most acceptable, you could even boil your own egg in a water bath. The breads were fresh and the other items were good quality. I had gone down for breakfast very early, and as I was walking out of the hotel later that day (breakfast is served just off of the reception area) the small room was very busy. As the tables are tightly packed I'd recommend taking breakfast as early as possible, when it is still quiet, to make it a more pleasant experience.
The staff that I encountered were all very polite, friendly and helpful so that was certainly a big positive. That said, whilst it did have a little more character than faceless chain hotels, for a little less - or even the same - money I'd rather book a larger, more conventional room at a chain hotel via web sites such as Priceline and enjoy the space and comfort.
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We are sorry to read that you were not completely satisfied with your stay at the hotel Gabriel Paris.
We deeply regret that you did not come at the Front desk to inform us, like that we would have find an immediate solution to make your stay as pleasent as possible.
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We are happy to read that you liked our organic breakfast and the kindness of our staff.
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