Disclaimer: My review of Hotel Amiot is based on an experience I had there in June 2012. I cannot take responsibility for any changes in tariffs or services that the hotel might have changed since then.
First of all I chose this hotel due to its relative closeness to the North Station, which had the Eurostar hub which connects Paris to London (my next stop after Paris) and Brussels. You can also use the metro from the airport (Charles de Gaulle) via the public transport system, which includes a metro line. Upon my arrival I realised that this hotel is right at the metro for the East Station (Gare l' est), which is very convenient if you are going to rely on the metro (underground) of Paris. I used my ticket included in the four day Paris pass which is available on the internet - the only problem might be finding the restaurant (Hard Rock cafe) where you pick up your pass and free 4 day ticket to the metro (it's free, but you actually paid for it when you paid for the Paris pass- but it is much cheaper than buying individual tickets). Since I arrived at 12:00 and you are only allowed to book in at/after 15:00, I used the time to search for the restaurant to pick up my paris pass. They have storage space for luggage if you want to keep it there early. Upon my arrival at hotel Amiot, the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a lift for people who do not like the stairs, which I found were not very clean. This is a typical old hotel in Paris, that was refurbished, so don't be expect built in cupboards 70 inch television or even a bath in your room. But when you go to Paris, usually you just want a roof over your head and a nice bed, so don't expect anything luxurious here. I think this is a two-star hotel but they serve breakfast which was included in my booked price (booking.com). I cannot guarantee that you will get the same deal, but breakfast was sufficient and it was included in my booking price. Though a continental breakfast, you can go for seconds or have some fruits if the croissant, coffee or hot chocolate and cereal is not enough for you. The last two of four days I stayed there they only had plain yogurt. So go early or add jam to your yogurt. Once again the staff was friendly and if you can say "merci" once in a while they will be appreciative.
There was a lot of noise in the mornings, which I assume was because they renovated a room nearby mine. You might get luckier with your room. The room was a bit warm with no air conditioning, so if this is important to you, ask before you book or avoid this hotel. Paris can get hot and humid in the summer.
If you consider this hotel for wi-fi connectivity, don't expect it to work in your room on upper levels. My room was on level 4. It did, however, work in the reception area.
So, if you are looking for a hotel that is not too expensive, pick this one for its location, not its shortage in luxuries. But also bear in mind the type of holiday you want to go on, are you going to spend all your time in the room, or are you going to get out and see the many sights of Paris? If air conditioning is important to you, consider other hotels in high summer. In winter I think it will be ok, since there seems to be central a heating facility which will probably be controlled via a central point in the building. Since I went in summer, I cannot say, you can contact the hotel via their email for that information.
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- Also Known As:
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