Like the reviews on other travel or sites, I had a rocky start here, but it ended up being perfect for me. I arrived during the first week in September to see a handwritten sign on the front door apparently stating the hotel was closed even though I had a one week reservation. The hotel lobby was dark and looked as no one was there. With the kindness of a stranger, she confirmed my suspicion since I don't know French, but was able to knock loud enough and a clerk said the hotel is only open for people with reservations only since the owners were away. Relief came upon me and I easily checked in. It took a coup,e of rooms until I got the right one since a couple of the bathrooms smelled like sewage. It is a recently opened hotel and I think it is working out some kinks like many other places do. My double deluxe room was great -- very roomy, clean, a bit plush, and identical to the photos on the website. It looked as though I was the first person to stay there. There was a/c, a room safe, flat screen tv and a nice roomy bathroom. Also had lots of outlets and lighting. The bed was very comfortable and it was relatively quiet. Housekeeping daily. Most of the staff were very nice and accommodating, though all weren't fluent in English and I had what seemed to be a few language barriers. The hotel was near a cute little neighborhood bakery called Bon jour, little markets and other bakeries, pharmacies, cafes, and monoprixe (along the lines of a smaller target), outdoor markets and by Paris's Chinatown. The hotel was a couple of blocks from two metros -- Tobiac and place d'italia. It was safe and easy to get around and only about a 10 minute metro ride to the tourist spots -- but was nice that it was more of a local spot and not touristy. I really enjoyed my stay overall and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hôtel Ambre welcomes you in style in this brand new boutique hotel located in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. Contemporary furniture, soft lighting and modern design will make your stay a refined and comfortable one. Each room has an individual kitchenette to give you more independence. ... more less
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