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“Excellent Location, Friendly Staff, Clean and Quiet”
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Castex Hotel
Ranked #572 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
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Denver
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6 reviews
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“Excellent Location, Friendly Staff, Clean and Quiet”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We enjoyed our stay from Oct. 9-13 2012. Room 401 was roomy enough for two. The room was nicely maintained every day. We enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine on our first night. This hotel is within walking distance of good restaurants, a grocery store, the Metro, and place Voges. We loved the location in the Marais. My only complaint is that the Wifi in the room was very unreliable. The gentlemen at the front desk were just that...gentlemen! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Hotel Castex offers a comfortable stay in Paris. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, (in both French and English), the rooms are attractive, if small, and the double beds are relaxing and ample, (two single beds made up as one). The buffet breakfast, at 11 Euros, gives one a good start for the day, with offerings of coffee, tea, croissants, cereal, fresh fruit, eggs, toast and cereal. It's located on a quiet street, with handy access to the Bastille Metro and the shopping streets of St Antoine and Henri IV. They have a convenient closet to hold luggage if you get their before check-in time, or leave Paris after check-out. It's not a "destination" hotel, but a great place to return after a tiring day exploring Paris. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed at this wonderful little gem last fall. It was quite perfect. Quiet, clean, friendly staff and great amenities. I loved the simple French style breakfast and the beautiful underground dining area. Le Marais area of Paris is just perfect. Walking around the neighborhood is quite relaxing. Not touristy - just genuine Paris. I will for sure be staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Arrived late afternoon on a Hot Sunday , warmly welcomed by Eskender....the bottle of wine in the room was very appreciated after a long train trip from Quimper!

Rooms are not large but attractive...ours had exposed timbers, modern bath with tub(a necessity for me when traveling), safe, flat screen TV with several English channels , comfortable enough bed.

Location is great short walk to Bastille and Metro lines. St Antoine/Rue Rivoli has supermarkets, cafes, restos, bakeries, chocolate shops, gourmet take away shops, etc. all the Marais museum.s and sights easy walks.

A mini bar addition would be great...and a few extra towels and pillows. I'm sure they are available if you ask but once you are upstairs...

Would definately return

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This hotel gives you everything you need. Close to the transit, within walking distance to some major attractions, nice safe neighbourhood and you get a FREE bottle of wine in your room (nice touch). Staff are very helpful and friendly and they offer wifi in rooms withouts any problems. The room was a bit small, but suited my needs and gave it a charming feeling.
I would stay here again. Also, the location is a 2 min walk to the subway and the pick up for the Open tour bus pick up which I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Nice room (#2 in courtyard) w/decent amount of space for Paris. Quite clean. Took several attempts to get full complement of towels etc. FYI wash cloths seem to be quite rare in French hotels; after special request they provided homemade ones. Disconcerting when discovered our door would not lock from the inside… When asked the front desk – “oh yes, we’ll fix that in the morning”. It was fixed the next day, but quite odd they didn’t point it out to us.

Front desk staff quite nice and helpful. One helped me make theater reservations, another advised us on which metro entrance was handiest w/luggage and how long it would take to get to Gare de l’Est.

Handy to have computer w/internet in lobby (NB: different keyboard layout than in US!)… particularly as wifi did not work in our room! One staffer's response - "oh, it works for everyone else" - was not helpful.

Great location – quiet side street very near place de la Bastille, easy walking distance to the Seine, place des Vosges.

We partook of in-house breakfast thelast morning. 11 euros I think, for a decent spread (more for your money than at a café).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The convenience of this hotel made our trip. Originally we were going to stay further out for cheaper but so happy we stayed in Castex. The staff were really friendly, in fact everyone we met in Bastille were friendly, the rooms clean, comfortable and quiet. True the rooms are small and a bit dated but the area is fab, with a lively ambience and loads of bar and restaurants to choose from. Check out the bar a few doors down and the Sunday market. Lovely walk to Pere Lachaise and Notre Dame.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Castex Hotel
Address: 5 rue Castex | 4th Arr., 75004 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#351 Family Hotel in Paris
#591 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castex Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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