Firstly, make no mistake - this is a very well located property in the St. Germain area. Great location near hundreds of cafes, close to the Notre Dame, Louvre, etc. This is a charming property but after reading the rave reviews, I felt let down by the experience.
We had 2 standard rooms and I paid almost Eur 300 per room per night. I read small rooms in reviews but these were really small. I later on discovered that some of the Standard rooms were in fact slightly larger but our loss.
The other positives besides location are that the rooms are charming in their own way and done up nicely. The staff were very friendly and helpful offering great help on places to visit, selling Hop on Hop off bus tickets, etc. The Breakfast, though simple, was nice and the Hostess very friendly. I had also borrowed a Kettle for the room and never had an issue getting some packets of Tea, Coffee and milk sachets from the pantry on the ground floor. Wifi is free and works.
What I would have expected to be better besides the extremely small room... The safe in the room is placed absolutely low down in one of the cupboards - imagine being on your knees to operate the safe. While there was daily housekeeping, I noticed that the desktop was never cleaned properly and always had specks of sugar, etc, even after cleaning. I also had to ask for replacement soaps after they were not replenished. On the last night, the commode of the bathrooom of our kids room overflowed and flooded the toilet and also wet the carpet in the room. Luckily, they had an extra room available that night and we shifted the kids to the other room.
Lastly, depending on your preference - the area around the Hotel becomes almost like a carnival area on Friday nights. There are thousands of people on the streets - partying and drinking. I saw cars turning around as they could not move forward. We had a good time initially but the merriment and sound carried on late at night and we had an early flight the next morning.....
There is a great Eric Kayser almost opposite the Hotel and it had great coffee, pastrices, etc....
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- Best Western Hotel Paris
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