Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights at the beginning of August. We had rooms 511 & 515 which look out over the courtyard and are very quiet. The hotel is new and very nice.The rooms are a good size and very comfortably furnished in a modern style. The air conditioning did not appear to be working in our room when we arrived, but a quick call to the front desk solved that. Apparently they had to flip a switch. We heard no noise during our stay. No slamming doors!! The kingsize bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very nice and clean. We had a kettle and a fridge.
We had one dinner and one breakfast in the hotel which were okay, but somewhat expensive compared to other places in the neighbourhood. Go out to one of the shops nearby for wonderful pastries for your breakfast. On our last night we got off the bus one stop before the hotel and picked up pizzas from the express place on the corner of Blvd Jean Jaures and Route de la Reine which were good and inexpensive. We added at bottle of French table wine for under 3 euros from the grocery store.
I would not hesitate to return to this hotel for a future stay in Paris. It is a 15 minute bus ride from the Eiffel Tower, which you can see from the roof of the hotel, and probably about 30 minutes from the Louvre. Bus 72 stops right outside the hotel -- wish I had started using it earlier in our stay as it is very convenient. Bus going towards the Eiffel Tower will be marked "Hotel de Ville" and the bus going back to the hotel will be marked "Parc de Saint-Cloud".There is a return stop on Rue de Rivoli near the Louvre. The metro stop on line 10 is Boulogne Jean Jaures and is about a 10 minute walk. Take the Blvd. Jean Jaures exit from the metro station and walk down to Route de la Reine where you turn right to go to the hotel. We walked 20 minutes to Pont de Sevres bus station and took bus 171 to the Chateau of Versailles, the last stop, about a 30 minute ride and only requiring one metro ticket.
The area is a residential neighbourhood with friendly cafes, bakeries, grocery store, pharmacy, ATM, etc., on the same street as the hotel. On our first evening we were on the street looking at a map and a local resident stopped to see if she could help us. Another evening we returned to the hotel at 1 a.m. and I felt safe and comfortable walking down the main streets at that time of night. Obviously standard caution and care should be used.
The front desk staff were very welcoming and friendly and spoke English. We asked about the flat rate taxi to Charles de Gaulle airport at 55 euros, but it has to be booked 24 hours in advance and we missed that deadline. The hotel called us a taxi and a very nice French woman drove us to the airport in a Mercedes. It was Saturday morning and the traffic was light, so the fee was 60 euros including the automatic 10% gratuity. Arriving from Charles de Gaulle we had taken the RER train and then changed to the metro. It cost about 30 euros for the three of us. I would not recommend doing this unless you are alone and only have minimal luggage. It took over an hour and a half and the metro has a lot of stairs.
This hotel is away from the bustle of the tourist area of Paris but still close enough for easy access. I would definitely recommend it.
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