I stayed here for six nights in mid September. I think the hotel was fully booked. I had reserved a single room and it was on the 5th floor at the back of the hotel. It was a long walk up a narrow staircase with the baggage and then again at least once every day when returning after exploring Paris. The room was small and the bathroom even more so, but it was spotless. The WiFi reception was very strong and there were no issues there.
The owner and staff on reception were very friendly, chatty and helpful with directions.
The hotel is in a fantastic location. Just 50m down the street to the Pigalle metro, which is on two lines, so it was easy to travel in any direction into Paris. From the bottom of the street a bus route starts that goes to the back of the Louvre Museum too. 100m up the street is the Abbesses Metro and a post office. Nearby the hotel are bakeries, patisseries, cafes, bars, restaurants a supermarket and souvenir shops. I ate at a different restaurant each night and there were many to choose from.
While the area has the reputation of being a red light district, but I saw no evidence of that and I always felt safe walking around, even at night. Apparently the area around the nearby Sacre Coeur is notorious for pickpockets, as is the Metro, but basic precautions can mitigate the risk.
I thought the neighbourhood was like a classic old Hollywood movie set with all the narrow streets and outdoor spaces to eat and have coffee.
What was unexpectedly cool was the Carillion in Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre, the abbey at the top of the street, playing tunes (twice) on Sunday morning.
In all, a good value budget hotel in a great location.
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- In between the Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge, the Luxelthe Hotel benefits from a great location in the Montmartre aera .Following a complete renovation, the LuxeHotel is perfect for a business trip or tourism ... more less
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