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“Good little inexpensive hotel”
Review of Lux Hotel Picpus

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Lux Hotel Picpus
Ranked #570 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We found this hotel perfect for our needs. Its plain, not fancy at all and a bit away from most tourist attractions, but the Metro is close and we enjoyed the quiet neighborhood. Staff were helpful if not overly friendly. The breakfast was good and a relative bargain for Paris. For the price (we paid 70 euro) this was a great deal.

Room Tip: Some noise from Metro. get a higher floor
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Be careful when booking hotels in Paris as there are some dodgey areas, not here, we stayed here for three nights. We had the family room. Nice and clean. Not luxurious but very good value considering how expensive Paris is. You can use the Metro (Picpus) to get around which is a very short walk or you could walk to Nation which has excellent links into central Paris. I would definitely stay here again. A good find thanks to Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank enricio
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Lux Hotel Picpus is a very good option for the budget-conscious traveler. What sets the place apart from many inexpensive hotels is that the staff works quite hard to keep the hotel going along. Linens and furnishings in the rooms, while basic, are in good condition; the housekeepers keep the rooms nice and clean, and the front desk staff are energetic and helpful.

The location is not especially convenient, but that has the advantage of keeping you out and about (as you should be) rather than returning to the hotel for naps (which you can take when you get back home). Nation metro station isn't bad though, since it has both the 1 line and the RER. Also you can walk from the Lux Hotel Picpus to the Promenade Plantee which is a lovely and unusual garden built on a series of bridges and small streets and that merits a visit.

As other reviewers have commented, the 8-Euro breakfast is not good value... but hotel breakfasts are notoriously overpriced so this complaint could be made about almost any hotel. If you want something that tastes better you can go around the corner to "Le Triomphe" on the rue du Rendez-Vous and sample their fine pastries and prepared foods, but this might cost more than 8 Euros.

One thing that Lux Hotel Picpus could do to improve is to not charge guests 30 cents per minute for local telephone calls. This phone charge is abusively high and should be sharply reduced or eliminated. Many travelers will use their own phones anyway, and people traveling without personal cell phones should not be taken advantage of in this old-fashioned, penny-pinching way.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank aproductofsociety
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Perfect location. 2 minute walk from Picpus station and 7 minute walk to Nation station.
Helpful staff. They helped me to check in early. Gives you warm welcome and gives good advice especially on cheap transport option to the airport.
Basic Hotel. I booked a Deluxe room.
Good Breakfast! get me going until 3PM:)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank thelonetraveler21
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I have stayed here 4 times (2000, 2007, 2010, 2013) as a single tourist. This is a small (39 room) hotel in the 11th arrondisement near Place de la Nation. I have always had a 'standard' room - small but clean and comfortable - with a double bed, small desk and chair, wardrobe, 13" TV (only French channels), and small bathroom. The standard room (60 euros) works well as a single, but couples should get a superior (70 euros) room. Breakfast (8 euros) is nice with croissants, baguettes, cold cuts, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee and juice. The hotel is on a quiet, safe street just south of Place de la Nation, which is a major public transport hub. While the Picpus metro stop is right nearby, you should walk 5 minutes to the Nation station - the RER A and Metro 1 lines run right down the Right Bank and connect with the RER B line to both CDG and Orly airports. The staff is helpful, and there is 24 hr front desk staffing. You can hear some subway noise if you stay on the first floor, but it is not bothersome. The furniture is a bit dated and worn (it hasn't changed since my first stay in 2000) - but it is still my 'home away from home' when I visit Paris. You will not find a better value in Paris.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in a second floor room. The room was OK - not too small and the bed comfortable. The shower was a problem - water swilled over the shower tray and wet the floor up to the laminate flooring. Reception was good - staff were very helpful; breakfast was plentiful and again staff very helpful. The WiFi worked superb. We also used the garage behind for parking which was not cheap but convenient. (When we first arrived we had to jostle to get a space outside to off load. The best thing about the hotel was the 2 minute work to the metro line with quick transport into the centre and everywhere. So good value I guess in this very expensive city

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Inforep
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed for four nights, the rooms is spacious and very clean, all you need for a few nights, downside is we stayed when a group of italians and the first day we could here every door and step they made, very thin walls but it was only that day we got awaked by our neighbours, not big deal, the receptionists are nice specially the one at night and the location is next to a subway station, I do recomend it for the price. Just a tip, do not tell them to book you a taxi to the airport, it costs us 75 Euros, which we thought it was way too much but at the en dof the day, our mistake for not asking before or had looked an alternative to get to the airport.
All in all great city and good hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank LuciaL809
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Additional Information about Lux Hotel Picpus

Address: 74 boulevard de Picpus, 75012 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , Reuilly
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#174 Family Hotel in Paris
#406 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $71 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lux Hotel Picpus 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Lux Hotel Paris

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