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“Paris - Gare de Lyon” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris

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Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Ranked #790 of 1,816 Hotels in Paris
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“Paris - Gare de Lyon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were a little desperate to find a hotel at short notice as many seemed booked out. The hotel is a little further out from the usual Paris attractions, but of course convenient for the Gare de Lyon.
The area is just a bit run down. The hotel is certainly aware of this as security is obvious with card access required for entry to the hotel.
The rooms were clean and reasonable sized, but again, just a little dated. Unfortunately we were woken up one night by a rowdy lot going to their rooms at 3.00 am.
All in all though, not bad.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Good location, within walking distance of not only Gare de Lyon for European TGV connections but also right next door to Metro Line 1 station (2 minute walk). There are plenty of little restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood along with secveral small inner-city supermarkets for the necessary essentials.

The reception staff are freindly and helpful and although the rooms are basic, they are warm, clean and perfectly acceptable for the price you are paying.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Address: 14-18, rue de 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 #790 of 1,816 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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