For a low budget hotel with no frills and some areas that could be improved (such as the bed and pillows) it was still a pleasant experience mainly due to the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff in all areas. The gentlemen at the reception desk all spoke good English and were exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to be helpful tourist guides. The air conditioning worked and the bathroom and toilet were newly refurbished, fresh and clean. The breakfast was basic but again the staff were friendly and obliging in the extreme. Further it is across the road from Gare Du Nord and extremely convenient if using the Eurostar.
It is true. It just has been renovated maybe a year ago. When we got there , the top floors were not ready. But it was a very quiet place. We almost thought that the hotel was empty.
Price of the room is what you can expect in Paris.
This renovated hotel is very very conveniently situated in front of the Gare.
So when you are getting off the RER from the airport, you can easily and rapidly walked to this hotel. With heavy baggage, that is useful. Otherwise you can store them at the airport. It as what we did as we stayed in Paris just for two nights.
Beware, don't miss the hotel at first time because this sign is not big , neither the entrance which is tiny (entrance on the side). Breakfast is what you get for 7 euros. Basic but okay.
Some supermarkets nearby, but the surroundings of the Gare are not nice. Just a transit place for travellers. Not too much dining options too. Take the metro to eat somewhere else
The room was clean. Lino floor. No tired and dirty carpet. Flat small TV. Restroom separated from the shower. All the rooms in Paris are small, this one was no exception. As the elevator.
The reception young guy is very friendly.
Two negative points though. I do not think that the lino floor was cleaned and mopped every day of our stay. Also the bedding is okay but a bit tired
Oh one last but important thing, beware pickpockets in Paris. They are everywhere. Be careful.
And read carefully your menu as most of the restaurants , specially touristic ones, serve you reheated and industrial food. Even desserts such as Fondant au chocolat is not made at the restaurant.
This was my third stay here, the last being five years ago. The pros were the update of the tiny bathrooms to tile and chrome. A/C in the room and I think the windows and drapes were new.
The terminal is across one Blvd and a few steps more. It could not be easier to return to after a day and night of sightseeing. The Metro and RER are at your doorstep. The lift, while tiny and charming now works. But the cons, the people standing around the front of Gare Du Nord terminal look like they are sizing you up. They have no luggage or packs and lean against every pole or post. They never bothered us, could be our demeanor. But my wife, an experienced traveler, was shaken. We stayed four days, but this will be our last stay here. We went thru four terminals on this trip for different things to see and do. Next time I will research those.
This room rate used to be under 100 euros, in the eighties, now it was in the low 120 range. For that kind of rate, I can do better. We love Paris, We'll be back. Just not here.
PS. The staff is excellent, english spoken well and will do most anything to assist you. The shuttle
to CDG is very easy and a great rate. 36 eu door to door for two travelers.
We booked on the photo of the entrance to the hotel but we were taken around the corner to another hotel,when we questioned this we were told it was the same group. The only reason we stayed was that we had been flying for 27hours plus 6 hours in airports so tiredness and limited French made a change out of the question. I would advise future travelers not to stay there. Leslie
After one hotel had lost my booking I was in Paris on a Saturday evening with no hotel room! Fortunately the receptionist at this hotel was extremely helpful and luckily they had 2 rooms available. Rooms perfectly adequate and with air conditioning unit which was great in august. Room and bathroom clean & tidy, breakfast good value for money. Would stay here again :-)