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“You may want to avoid this place”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Vieux Marais

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Vieux Marais
Ranked #1,235 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
boston mass
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“You may want to avoid this place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

We had been booked in Paris for this hotel. Luckily we were in town 2 weeks before and had a chance to wander by to take a look.

The place is a disaster. The lobby is a construction site. I can't understand why they stay open, especially at the prices ($210 euro/night is what we had booked) that they charge.

But we were able our cancel the reservation, luckily, and avoided the experiences described by other posters below!

This place might have been ok in the past, but right now, I would suggest avoiding it.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

I had stayed at this hotel several times before. When we arrived this trip, the entire lobby, stairway and entrance to the elevator was under renovation, which they failed to mention when I made the reservation. There were cement mixers in the lobby, wires falling from the ceiling, jackhammers banging. You couldn't even enter the lobby, but had to go thrrough the side door. The room itself was totally different than when I had stayed there before. It was small and very dated, and given that we paid $235.00 per night, I was upset. We would have left but after checking at many other places, there was absolutely NO availabilty in Paris that week. When I asked for some credit back for the inconvienience, dirt, noise, and downright dangerousness of the lobby, they refused, and further refused with my credit card company. I use to love this place, but NO LONGER.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

We arrived to a building site, the whole entrance and foyer was under construction - a bit off-putting as we had called the day before to confirm and were not told this. Our rooms had started to be prepared by the painters so had holes plastered and filled etc. They were pretty grubby and smelly too. We were ready to go with the flow but the rooms couldnt recieve wi-fi and on request we were told we had to access this in the foyer/building site. We requested a discount and rudely offered 5 euros less. Very disgruntled we said we were leaving (20 minutes after arriving) and promptly told to pay 15 euros as the cleaners would have to make our beds again (our bags had been dumped on them). The one star is for 'fair enough, construction has to happen at some point' but the rudeness of the owner, how dare she expect clients to pay full price for a shambles of a hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

During our stay they were renovating the lobby The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are small as expected. The rooms are renovated and nice. There were a few places that had been spackeled and needed paint but the hotel is very clean. Elevator is available. Wifi only in the lobby. Cost was 180 euro / night for twin beds. Not all rooms have shower curtains (common in Europe). Overall nice budget hotel in a great part of town.

  • Stayed June 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2010

Fantastic location and undergoing renovation, so I can't wait to see it when all the work is done. The staff could not have been kinder and more helpful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2010

The hotel is nothing special, the rooms are small but clean and softly renovated, the staff is very nice and helpful and finally the value is excellent in comparison to hotels and rates in the area. Excellent position near Hotel de la Ville and Metro at 5 mins walking. the location in a very quiet and small street. if you are not of into higher expectation this hotel is a good location for beeing into downtown with a medium budget.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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willrwright
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

I had a great night at the Vieux Marais on 7/27/2010. Highlites:

* I arrived early in the morning from the overnight train. They gave me a free room upgrade (from a single room to a double) and let me into the room at 10am.
* The Room was clean and comfortable; looks like it had been rennovated w/in last 5 years
* Air Condtioning worked great
* Front desk staff all spoke English and with the exception of one person, they were extremely helpful
* The location of the hotel could not be better - right by airport train, tourist hot spots, and all the fun nightlife and gay bars of the Marais
* Snoring dog in the lobby was absolutely hilarious

For a 2-3 star hotel, and 85 Euros, this felt like a great value and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Vieux Marais
Address: 8 rue du Platre, 75004 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Le Marais
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1,235 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Vieux Marais 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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