At first it seems a nice place but I was really dissapointed by their attitude towards me as a customer. You see, these free bikes are not well maintained at all. The lights don't work (quite dangerous in the crazy Paris traffic) and the bicycle chain is worn out. Which means, when you apply some force climbing one of the many hills of Paris, the chain gives away and your feet shoot forward, which makes a very loud noise. It's also tiring, totally uncool and a not fun way of riding a bike.
So when I asked for a good bike, first they told me they had no time to look for one. After I complained in a very polite way, they told me to go to a commercial bicycle-for-hire shop down the road. That was their concept of service.
I will never come back here and I would urge anybody not to visit this hotel, which clearly only wants your money. They don't care about you at all. A total let down.
Another thing, often there is nobody at the reception. You get your own key of the entrance so you can get in. But it didn't feel safe at all. It would be quite easy for a criminal to get in unnoticed.
- Also Known As:
- Du Nord Hotel