I have just come back from Paris, where I stayed for 4 nights at the Grand Hotel. I was allocated room 46 upon arrival by a receptionist.
Having arrived to the hotel around midnight, I did not pay much attention to the state of the room. But essentials were there: bed linen was fresh, room looked clean, shower was in working condition and toilet was flashing - all necessary prerequisites for a decent stay. So Initial impression was not too bad.
With the building located very close to Gare de L’est and facing Boulevard de Strasbourg, do not expect quiet ambience. The chances are high that your night sleep could be interrupted by honking cars, shouts of pedestrians and general noise of traffic. If you are noise sensitive, bring ear plugs to get proper rest.
Next day I left early in the morning and returned around 7 pm. Feeling tired after rather long day, I decided to stay in that night. I had the lights on and was checking something on my phone when a saw a tiny bug crawling across the screen of the phone. Having thought that it is just a random insect, I got rid of it. To my surprise few minutes later I saw another one and then another one. I looked around and then my glance fell on the bed board. I gasped as it was covered by white little bugs. Additionally grey bugs were crawling along the bed. Having investigated grey bugs further, I realised that grey bugs were actually white bugs who recently had dinner.
I wiped the board bed, but the march of bugs continued. I went down to the reception and asked to move me to another room. The receptionist suggested moving me to the single room and advised to talk to his colleague in the morning.
I was moved to room 16. I carefully examined the bed and bed board and having discovered any unwelcomed creatures, fell asleep. Room 16 overlooks a court yard of some kind and is quite.
In the morning I told about the incident to another receptionist. She said that she was informed by the colleague about the incident and sent the cleaner to check the bed. The cleaner, according to receptionist, saw no bugs… oh well. Nevertheless, I was moved to room 62, where I stayed till yesterday.
Would I choose the hotel again? It is located very close to Gare de Nord and I could walk anywhere to central parts of Paris from the hotel within 30 minutes or so. But I am not sure whether I will stay there again. The area is not very safe and bug incident has put me off in a way.
Yet, it is cheap and well located with friendly staff- the choice is yours.
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