The greeting at the reception was friendly and the staff was overall quite nice by French standards. The room was adequate, but nothing more. The first room we were given had a broken air conditioner. Pro: They did move us to another room later in the day. Con: They moved us to a smaller room. This was an immediate turn off for us since we were suffering the consequences of their poor maintenance. The room itself was fine. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was absolutely nowhere to unpack anything - we lived out of our suitcase while we were staying there. The shower worked fine and the water pressure was good, however there was NO barrier to keep the water in the shower area. This resulted in very careful maneuvering in the shower to keep the water from ending up all over the bathroom, or water all over the bathroom (depending on which one of us was in there). :-)
The location was convenient to a couple different metro stops and we'd highly recommend the Paris Visit three day pass if you want to explore the city unencumbered by worries of transit costs. The price was decent by Parisian standards and the breakfast was what one might expect in this price range. Nothing exciting, but a little something to fill your belly before heading out to the city. I would not call our stay there a bad experience, but we will be looking to try someplace else next time we stay in Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freshly renovated and refurbished, the Pavillon Saint-Louis Bastille (formerly Hôtel Belle Epoque) is ideally located between the Place de la Bastille and the Gare de Lyon train station and within walking distance of the famous Place des Vosges and Marais district.Developed around a small courtyard, the Pavillon Saint-Louis Bastille hosts 31 bedrooms that will provide charm and refinement to the guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pavillon Saint Louis Bastille / Belle Epoque Hotel Paris