We stayed at the Corail at the end of our honeymoon for a couple of days in Paris before heading home.
Pleasantly surprised at the location (within 5 minutes walking distance of Gare du Lyon), and found the majority of the staff were really nice - the lady on reception was really helpful and friendly, and the kitchen/breakfast room staff couldn't do enough to help. The night staff were OK, but seemed a bit put out if you needed anything (I have to say we didn't find the need, but we did walk into the middle of a little bit of an arguement between another resident and one of the night staff - regrettably the resident wasn't really a good ambassador for the English with his attitude.....).
Two minor concerns - the lift is tiny, and we struggled to get in it (2 people with 2 rucksacks), and the shower opening was a bit on the snug side (if you've more than a couple of extra pounds, you might find it a bit of a squeeze!).
The hotel is only 10 minutes walk from the Bastille (it's pretty much right between the Gare du Lyon metro, and the Bastille metro), there are some great little bars and restaurants nearby (I heartily recommend the Moroccan place a couple of bars up from the hotel).
It's a great little base, don't expect 5* luxury coz you won't get it, but I would recommend it.
WARNING TO PEOPLE BOOKING VIA EXPEDIA - when we came to check out, we had to pay extra for breakfast although our Expedia booking advised it was included. The proprietress was really apologetic, but stated that Expedia were making mistakes on their reservations, and showed us proof.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CORAIL If you are looking for a comfortable yet budget hotel in central Paris, the Corail Hotel is right up your street. Our welcoming three-star hotel is right by Gare de Lyon mainline station and near the picturesque Marais and Bastille quarters. We offer all modern conveniences and a warm, pleasant atmosphere for your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corail Hotel Paris