Clearly this hotel has undergone a recent renovation (the older photos should be ignored as they are out of date and the hotel and rooms now look fresh and modern). The hotel is indeed budget as reflected in the name and the price but for a clean, comfortable and value for money stay look no further.
We used this hotel as a three night base for first visit to Paris to take in all the sights of this beautiful city. The hotel is a short (five minute maximum) walk from the metro station (Jaures). From here it's about a 15-20 journey to the centre of Paris with at least one change necessary on Paris' fantastic metro system.
The room was small but what more do you need from a hotel room than a comfortable bed, TV, toilet and shower!? A wardrobe would have been nice but there is a small rail and hangers supplied to have the odd shirt. The shower and sink were actually in the bedroom which could be awkward if the room isn't inhabited by an intimate couple and the toilet was behind a kind of cupboard door which didn't give complete audible privacy.
The reception staff spoke fantastic English and our requests for extra pillows were promptly met. Other facilities such as hair-dryers and irons are available on request from reception and loaned for half an hour periods.
We booked the breakfast option for our stay and again the standard was sufficient but budget. A range of bread for toasting, baguettes, croissants and cereals were available. Cheese, fruits and yoghurt was also available along with a range of juices and coffee machines provided decent options.
All in all this was a pleasant stay with great value for money in this expensive city. We booked directly from the IBIS website and paid around £48 a night with breakfast included. So to recap what more could you want from a budget hotel than a freshly renovated, clean and comfortable hotel in a decent neighbourhood with friendly and helpful staff?
As quick note regarding the neighbourhood Jaures, it felt quite safe to stroll around at night as a couple. The canal has recently undergone a huge transformation and has been modernised and is a nice place couples and friends to share a drink together on a warm evening. Also the supermarket next door was a mega convenience.
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