If location and cleanliness are the most important things when you’re considering a hotel to stay, Raspail certainly is the perfect choice in your visit to Paris. This is located in the corner of the Blvd Raspail and Montparnasse, which means plenty of choices in terms of restaurants, shops, etc. Moreover: the metro station Vavin is in the corner and the bus 68 stops exactly at the door of the hotel, the RER B (which comes from the Charles de Gaulle) stops 400m. Better location, impossible.
The hotel is quite small, but seems be very well managed: the rooms and bathroom are clean, well decorated and everything work well (the same can be seen in public areas). The staff is friendly, efficient, speaks a clear English and have good recommendations of places around the hotel. Kindness such as an early check-in, was offered for free, they also offered complimentary espresso and received packages/mail on our behalf – excellent!
Do not expect a fancy decoration or wide areas but everything fits exactly in the expectations of an upscale touristic class hotel which costs around EUR100/night. I would recommend anyone to stay here, as the cost benefit equation matches the perfect balance.
Some reviews here refer to the lack of space, well, in fact the lift is tiny, quite claustrophobic… only to figure out, to take the luggage to our room we need to make it in 2 rounds because there was no space for 2 big baggage at the same time as 2 people in the lift. Regarding the room, even staying in the superior room (which is a little bit larger than the standard double) sometimes I felt some lack of space but these things we could easily manage as we were in Paris and we do not stay too long in the hotel.
Despite of all good things I said about this hotel, one thing is clearly a flaw: the breakfast. It’s served in a minuscule room no charming, located in underground, no windows. Served in individual trays, the portions are composed by one croissant, one pain au chocolate, two jellies, orange juice, coffee and milk, I understood that “recharging” is not allowed. It’s unbelievable but cheese, ham, cereal, eggs, fruits, breads or hot chocolate are available, however at an extra price. I said unbelievable because due to the level of the hotel you certainly would expect more, moreover, the breakfast is not free, they charge EUR12 per person. In other words the breakfast is simply incompatible to the standards of the hotel. So, if you’re considering booking this hotel and there is a lower rate without breakfast, do not hesitate, book it without breakfast and take it in the various boulangeries located around. Even being a few Euros difference the breakfast of this hotel does not have any value.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Raspail Montparnasse
- Raspail Montparnasse Paris