Last 2 nights in Paris, stayed in a great hotel a few weeks back but it was fully booked for our last 2 nights - so after scouting out Tripadvisor and previous reviews, we decided to give Hotel Chatillon Paris Montparnasse a go. Out of a possible score of 5 I give:
Room a 3.5
The location a 3
The service a 2.5
The room, while compact, was clean and colorfully lit. The bed was comfortable, and street noise was no major drama at all. If you close the windows, its not a problem. Even with it open, it's not too loud.Tucked away at the end of a short street not far from Alesia train station (line 4 - with access to Gare Du Nord, which is I think 19 metro stops to Alesia... sounds like a lot but it's really about 25mins on the train.), it's actually not a bad part of town. It's not extremely central, but if you're after a bit of a "suburban feel" and don't necessarily want to be on the tourist track, then its quite suitable.
I wasn't particularly impressed by the service. Of course you're not staying at a 4 or 5 star place, so it would be silly to expect those things. What I'm not fond of is:
a) being asked to keep the key at reception. (during the 2nd day we came back in the afternoon to see our room wide open, and the housekeeping lady was in reception grabbing some cleaning stuff, when we had walked in.) From a security perspective, I was a little alarmed because anyone could have just walked into our room and taken anything.
I also didn't like the way one of the staff approached the key issue, as after the room wide open experience, I took the key with me on my next short trip out. When I got back I got asked why I didn't leave the key at reception. When I politely asked why this was necessary, I got a perfectly good english "Because it is not permitted!" Alrighty then. Sorry for valuing my belongings?
Understandably, the hotel also has a no eating or drinking policy in their rooms. Probably bad past experiences with people who spill wine and cheese all over the ahem, expensive linen. :)
For those with lots of baggage, if you are going back to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, its about a 60 euro cab ride (give or take) from this hotel. Although you can get there by using 2 metro lines, it will take time and in any peak period hauling luggage around from this hotel will be a pain.
Average hotel with average value for money in my opinion, I would not recommend this place specifically but I wouldn't rule it out as an option either. It's good enough if you're on a budget.
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