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Forest Hill Paris La Villette
Ranked #1,196 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Bedford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“What a dump”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

This hotel is situated just inside the peripherique in an area that is under going major regeneration. The tram line in front of the hotel is now complete and the area is a lot better than it was. There are still prostitutes working the nearby side streets, but I never felt unsafe walking to Metro or to the nearest bar/cafe. It's about 7 metro stops into central Paris.

So..Location is not ideal, but that's the tip of the iceberg...the hotel rooms are foul. The rooms are small, bathroom's are totally worn out, paintwork is chipped to death, in room TV has awful free channels, no in-room WiFi and the inclusive breakfast was awful. Cheap cereal, no croissant, cheap preserves, powdered scrambled egg and then they ran out of coffee.

Any good points? Yes..bed linen was clean, and the bed was comfy enough.

Pound for pound this is easily the single worst hotel I have ever stayed at and would suggest you avoid at all costs.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bruges, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed for 1 night in Paris for a concert, The hotel staff was very friendly and helpfull.
The rooms where adecuat but a bit on the smaller side. However all we needed was there and be honest you stay in a hotel to sleep not to live.
Location is 50m from the metro, so was handy to get from A to B.
Also breakfast staff was friendly and the buffet choice was ampel.

I would come again and would recomend it to friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DjFunghi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Located in a nice location with metro station nearby. Lot of restaurants nearby, also Mc Donalds. Mini supermarket Fineprix is just across the road. Rooms are very small with little space to move. Bathrooms is basic. Breakfast at Hippopotamus restaurant is okay. Locker facility is available to keep valuables. Free Wifi in the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ganesh B
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very average Hotel, rooms clean, free Wi-Fi , very close to station (next door) breakfast was average but ok, restaurants close by, couple across the road nice meals, no wow factor,
Baggage man, very rude, needs a reality check, and he asks why he did not get any tips, DONT BE SO ANGRY, DONT LIKE YOUR JOB "LEAVE"
the way this person handled the suit cases was extremely poor, I wounder how many where damaged

Room Tip: Don't let anyone handle you suit cases..... DAMAGE will occur.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lawrieth
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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107 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

The positioning of the hotel is very good becuase
1. a metro station is just besides it.
2. Bicycle borrowing is in front of it.
3. Around it there are many choices of dining (McDonalds, chinese, turkish,...)
4. Across the street is a mini market that sells the most necessary things (bottle of water, cans of beer).
The rooms has the usual size of a Paris hotel room. Most of all they are quiet and clean.
It would be excellent if the breakfast buffet was not everyday the same without any change at the menu.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shelman02
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New Rochelle, New York
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58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Decent hotel, stayed here for 2 nights with a tour group. A little far from downtown Paris. Breakfast included which was decent as well. Small rooms but standard for European guidelines. Convenient located above metro station.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank krivera1007
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

This hotel is in a horrible neighborhood! My Parisian friend was shocked that my tour (Cosmos) would placed us here. He said common Parisians would not be hanging out in this neighborhood ever! Not safe. This location is in the outskirt of Paris.

The hotel was outdated and dingy. The rooms are small and smelly. I would not take off my socks if I were you, I didn't trust those carpets. The beds were uncomfortable, and the guests can be noisy.

I changed my hotel right after my Cosmos tour ended, to a much better (cleaner, safer, updated) hotel near the Eiffel Tower for almost the same price!! Forest Hill Paris La Villette is just an overpriced trap and a dump for tourists who go with tours and can't stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Forest Hill Paris La Villette

Property: Forest Hill Paris La Villette
Address: 28 avenue Corentin Cariou | 19th Arr., 75019 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > La Villette
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#453 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hill Paris La Villette 4*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Commercial 9-story hotel located 20 meters from Cite des Sciences Museum and 150 meters from shopping center. ... more   less 
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