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Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Ranked #812 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We spent 5 days here in February - I had asked for a self contained apartment. Our first impression even from the hallway was this was 3 star and basic - it was not a welcoming clean feeling. Our room - queen bed was 2 singles pushed together, the bathroom you couldnt swing a cat, and self contained - it wasnt even a real kitchen - everything about the place was very average. Luckily on complaining we were upgraded to a room which was what I expect of a self contained apartment. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Close to a train station and that is about it.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Allows for more economical meals and away from crazy tourist hounding and prices but so close to metro that not far from anything. We would stay again but ask for an upgraded room like those I read about. Plenty of space for 4 adults and pretty comfortable beds ( even the pull out)

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We spent a week in Paris in late July and really appreciated the convenience of the Citadines' location. It is literally less than 1/2 a block from the Metro 1 line which takes you everywhere you need to go. We travelled as a family of 4 and booked the 1 bedroom apartment. The kids had a pullout couch. I was surprised at how large and confortable the pull out bed was. The closet space is very limited but there was enough room to lay out 4 large suitcases without us feeling overcrowded! The kitchen was a life saver! There is a good supermarket across the street (Franprix) and decent restaurants nearby. The Lebanese restaurant across the street had very good quality food. The boulangerie on the corner was very affordable and the pastries and baguettes were delicious. there is no need to buy breakfast from the hotel. It's pricey and not as good as anything you can get from the bakery or supermarket. Note: there is no daily maid service but the kitchen comes with a little dishwasher and there are supplies for basic tidying. It is clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We felt very much at home and would not hesitate to book with them again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is the second hotel/apartment on our holiday around UK and Europe. The room was a little worn but clean and were of a very good size (really good for Paris). Our apartment was on the 6th floor and had a balcony the went from the lounge to the bedroom and had a nice view down a tree lined street. While we were there I saw four different staff on the front desk. The first lady was a complete cow, the second lady was nice, but hopeless if you needed help with anything. Our room was missing the lan cable for wired internet (they don't have wifi) we ask the first lady for one, but she was soo rude and wouldnt help. The second was really nice and said she'd get the "IT" guy to sort it in the morning. When we got back to the room the night of the next day, still no cable. Unfortunately the first lady was on, we checked with her, but she was really rude again and also said the "IT" guy doesn't work that day and they have no spare cables. I bought one the next morning from a small PC store 5mins down the road. The other two guys that worked the rest of the days were very helpful. There are washers and dryers on the ground floor guests can use, but you have to pay to use them. The area around the apartments is chocka full of restaurants and cafes. There is a small supermarket on the other side of the road and a few doors down. Metro is 1min walk, or you can walk to Gare de Lyon Station in about 15mins, if you take that option in the mornings, turn left as you walk out of the apartments, cross the road and at the wee round about at the end of the block take the 2nd street on the right and about half way down on the right is a great little bakery, at the end of that street then turn left and the station is about 3 more blocks from there. We were there for 4 nights near the start of July 2012 in a 1 Bedroom Apartment.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very good location, near metro, supermarket, coffe shop,etc. Rooms are simple but clean and confortable. We had the chance to be on the top floor with a large balcony to see the sunset. Wifi is included. Surrounded by a few very good restaurants. Good choice for family stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

The family went on a trip to Paris and sis was the one that booked this hotel.I was pleasantly surprised with first it's location within walking distance of the Gare' De Lyon station and the Bastille.Upon arriving the hotel clerk booked us all in and then realized something was a miss as they had messed up and gave our rooms away.What happened next was some careful thought by the clerk and moving us from a studio to a 2 bedroom suite on the first floor.
The room was very spacious with a full kitchen.Had problems with the internet and they tracked it down to the box and cable so well never got the inroom working as we were gone before the ISP showed up to fix it.With many great restaurants in the area a food markets and Metro less than 2 blocks away it was great.Walked back from Eiffel tower experiancing Paris the way it should be one side walk cafe to the next.
Would I stay here again yes.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Spent a week here in a studio. Area and hotel are OK.
We did not stay in a renovated room or pay for club class upgrade.
Free coffee and tea in the morning. Espresso is from an automatic machine so it is not great. Free internet, in room need to use a supplied ethernet cable. Wifi in lobby. Nice staff.
Hot plate and small dishwasher for small meals. Fridge.
Laundromat next door (do not use in house facility), grocery across the street, a few restaurants nearby. Best is the L'Aubergeade across the street. We ate their often. Would NOT recommend the La Nouvelle Epoque next door. Did not try others in the area. Two chocolate stores on street but did not try.
Bakeries north and south of the hotel are fine.
We bought 10 packet metro booklets and the Reuilly entrance is half a block away.
Nice hotel if price is good. For areas I think there are better and we prefer Tuilieries area based on a prior trip but price is higher there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 14 rue Chaligny | 12th Arr., 75012 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #812 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: $111 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apart'hotel Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris plunges you into the very heart of the French capital's 12th district. Explore the many artisanal boutiques in the narrow streets off the main boulevards, or enjoy an extravagant night at the Bastille Opéra. Your serviced apartments hotel is ideally situated between Place de la Bastille and Place de la Nation, adjacent to the famous Saint Antoine university hospital. The spacious and practical serviced apartments are located in a building in a residential street, next to Reuilly-Diderot metro station and 10 minutes from the Gare de Lyon train station. Disneyland Paris is also directly accessible via public transport using the RER A rail line from Place de la Nation. Our reception is open 24/7, and our serviced apartments hotel also has a private car park (charges apply)., Whether you are staying in Paris for just one night or for several weeks, you are sure to find these serviced apartments ideal. The Bastille-Gare-de-Lyon district offers something to suit every taste. Start your day with a stroll around the Cour St-Émilion where shops and bars now fill Paris's former wine-merchants' quarters. Particularly loved by the regulars, Aligre Market is the place to go to discover a simultaneously colourful, exotic and traditional Paris. Enjoy a breath of fresh air strolling along the paths of Parc de Bercy public park, or along the Coulée Verte, a former railway that's been reborn as a green promenade. For an evening out, you have the choice of enjoying classical melodies at the Paris Opera, or a rather more rock'n'roll atmosphere at a concert at Bercy Arena. In the Apart'hotel Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris you'll find fully equipped serviced apartments decorated in a warm and welcoming style. From studios for one or two people to apartments for up to six occupants, all our serviced apartments also come complete with complementary WiFi. Weekly housekeeping is provided free of charge and guests can choose from a range of à la carte services that include meal delivery, babysitting and car rentals. And whether you are on holiday or a business trip, take advantage of the private garden for a relaxing break. ... more   less 
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