I stayed at this hotel for five nights in Mid-May. I would recommednt this place if you're looking for a no frills, inexpensive place to sleep. I stayed in room 17 (it is one flight of stairs up). For 45 euros a night, I got a room with a shower in it, but had to share a communal bathroom outside on the ground floor. I got clean towels everyday, but they didn't change my bed sheets except for when I first checked in (that didn't bother me b/c I was the only one sleeping in it).
Please note, my shower was TINY!! I'm 5'2 and farily slim, and it barely fit. My boyfriend is 6'3 - it was terrible for him b/c he couldn't even turn around in the shower. There was a small wash basin in the room to brush your teeth and hands. The room was also pretty small. I am glad I had a window in my room but it opens to a very small courtyard that looks pretty depressing. The bed wasn't really that great but after walking all day, I had no problems falling alseep b/c I was exhausuated. The carpeted floor was also pretty dirty so bring slippers for the room! Another thing was that the walls were very thin, I had no problems hearing my neighbor's conversations. You may want to wear ear plugs when going to bed if you're a light sleeper. Good thing was that the window curtains were very thick, so it kept the sun out
For location, this place is great!! A few minutes walk away is a very fancy supermarket, which has EXCELLENT sandwiches (I ended up going there almost everyday to grab something to eat). Also, a wonderful place to buy last minute gifts (they have high end chocolates, spices, etc...). Metro stop is less than 5 minutes away. Many nice shops in the area. Nigherborhood is pretty safe. You're also a 25 minute walk away (Paris is a city for exploring on foot!!) from the Jardin of Luxemborg, amd Effel Tower. 40 minute walk away from Notre Dame. Laduree was only a 25 minute walk away (they make the best macarons in Paris, IMHO)!
One great thing is that across the street, there's a laundry mat, which really came in handy b/c I didn't have to pack too much (I was staying in France for 9 days). But it is a little expensive to do laundry in Paris (it cost me about 8 euros to do a medium size load). In NY, it would have only cost me half that much.
If you want to save money, 45 a night is very good. Just don't have any high expectations. It's kind of dingy, but if you're just looking for a place to shower and sleep, it'll do.
- Also Known As:
- Montebello Hotel Paris
- Hotel Montebello Paris