At the end of my 36 day North American and France trip, I encountered the worse accommodation in Ibis Paris CDG airport hotel.
It is situated at CDG terminal 3, so one can come via CDGVAL( airport inter terminal shuttle, like an underground train linking terminal 2 to 3), or from TGV if coming from another city in France ) to CDG terminal2 then CDGVAL, or if coming from Paris take RER line B ( which splits into two lines take any CDG 2 train and come off the second last stop which is CDG1 same as for CDG3.
The arrival part is straight forward, signage is good, Ibis is only a couple hundred yards from shuttle train exit. The check in part was marred by “technical error” with the computer, which saw 20 guests in the line up, and 3-4 front desk staff being reservedly distant with the faint “apology”.
I checked in ( room started with the number 2 which to me meant the newer building), got to my room, which was very module liked and cold in appearance, but the A/C was inadequate throughout the next 10 hours until it cooled off at night. There was no use complaining, as the whole hotel was like that, as if it’s hotel policy to conserve energy. It was only 23 degrees Celsius outside, but the room needed cooler ventilation as the stuffiness and humidity made it feel more like close to 30.
First shock was seeing a hair in the sink, but the hair seemed to be from a part of the body that is not normally exposed to the sink.
The bathroom had close to no amenities….. TWO bathtowel ( for 2 people)plus a floor towel , that’s it, not the standard in N. America( 3 different size towels) or other European hotels ( a large and a medium towel). No facial tissue, 2 flimsy cups( must double up as cups for drinking and brushing teeth) One tube of liquid soap hanging over the sink, another inside the shower. Well, at least there were two rolls of toilet paper. Needless to say, it’s not customary to have kettle nor coffee maker, which I did not expect. Most instruction sheets in the room were in French only. The phone has a button that has wake up feature, but pushing it only brought on French instructions, and I had to call front desk ( and let it ring for over a minute before it was answered, but at least I got service there, the gentleman took care of it for me)
Walls were bare, bathroom light glaringly bright quite a contrast to the soft light in the bedroom.
Two good parts: bed’s duvet was comfortable, buffet breakfast at 9 euros ( extra) was efficient and decent( bread, jam,pastry, yogurt, ham, fruit, juice, unusual looking thin pancakes, various types of coffee and tea and hot chocolate, café late, café moka)
Bottom line , a two star room charging 190+ euros ( high season)for a standard room was the worse deal I’ve come across in a long time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 30 min from Paris, the Ibis Paris CDG Aéroport Terminal is perfect for traveling or visiting the parc des expositions (Villepinte exhibition center) 3 mins away by RER. Ideally situated opposite Terminal 3, at the RER Roissy 1 exit, the Ibis is linked to terminals 1 and 2 and the TGV station by CDG VAL (24H automatic train). The hotel has 556 rooms with free WIFI, 2 restaurants, a bar, a terrace and indoor paying parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Paris Cdg Terminal Roissy Hotel Roissy
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