To be fair, the owners provided us with excellent and efficient service. They kindly arranged another room for us facing the courtyard because our room facing the street was too noisy at night. They also helped us booked a cab and advised us on the fare we should pay. Location was ok, close to Bastille Metro stop. I think the Marais area is kind of over-rated. Many shops not open until late in the afternoon and some of them stayed closed for some reason. It's very near to victor hugo's mansion though. I enjoyed myself more at the montmarte area. The room was as usual in Paris, Tiny. But the tiled flooring for both rooms i stayed in, was sticky and dirty. I think it's an American thing. They don't take off the shoes in the room and sleep with their shoes on ? The cleaning lady must have gave up on mopping the floor. I saw her cleaning the room, she only vaccumed the room. Didn't mop the floor. There is a small kettle in the room though. The design of the hotel, I find it weird. The lobby has lots of character and nice furniture in contrast to the boring design of the rooms. The elevator is a modern elevator. I would say it's a new addition to the hotel. There are 3 large garbage bins in the courtyard that spoil the view. It seems that is their permanent resting place. Tip : stay on the 1st floor, you can still get some wifi access. Anything higher, you get no wifi at all. For some reason, my credit card couldn't get through for this hotel. Even though I used it during the same period for 2 other hotels in Paris with no problem. Bring extra euros in cash in case the same happens to you. I won't recommend this hotel unless you are American.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This three star hotel is located right in the heart of the Marais. With its Louis XIII furniture and style, it has retained its 17th century character, the golden age of this district.Charm and originality blend with elegance, thanks to a subtle mix of wood panelling and wrought iron.Your stay in our hotel is sure to be a marvellous experience, because we know that when you travel, you hope to feel like you’re at home, if not even better. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castex Hotel Paris