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“Rather scruffy, but great location”
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Karraz Hotel
Ranked #1,462 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Rather scruffy, but great location”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you don't mind basic and rather scruffy accommodation, the Hotel Karraz is great. It's situated in the city centre, minutes from the metro / train station (which has a direct train to / from CDG airport). The surrounding area is stuffed full of restaurants and cafes of every type imaginable and many attractions (Notre Dame, Louvre, Pompidou Centre) are within 15 minutes walk.

The room itself is described as an appartment. This means you get a fridge and small stove (but really, you don't come to Paris to self cater). It also means the bedding and towels are never changed and there's no soap or shampoo provided. Having said that, the owner was very friendly and spoke great English. There's some renovation work ongoing, so maybe the rooms will be slightly less shabby soon.

Overall, I'd recommend the hotel - rather basic, but superb location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Port Fairy, Australia
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195 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2010

Great Location for the price. Paris is very expensive so if you just want a place to sleep with out the trimmings this is ideal. The owner was very helpful and friendly, you can walk to most attractions from here, and there are restaurants very close by ,the stairs would be hard on those who are unfit and the place was a bit hard to find, but overall we were happy enough and a fridge in the room was fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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7 Thank Aroney
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Australie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2010

this month I visited Paris with my girl friend
I booked in hotel karraz after I read the conentaire of the auther and it was a good idea
because I have a wonderful stay in hotel KARRAZ

it is not hotel as the auther

we were free to entre and go out all the time with a code

the hotel is in the centrale of Paris and evrey thing is closse
it was a good travil to Paris
I'LL DOa travel to Paris next year and I wish to stay in hotel karraz

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2010

Good location, free wifi, nice staff but the room is abit of disappointment for the price. We found a mouse in a room, staff is rarely at the hotel, the stove is not working well. Decoration in the room is look like something that cost 50 euro a night or less.
Abit of the improvement would be great.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Nielsen34
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2009

I found the Hotel Karraz on the internet, and decided to try it as it seemed to be in a good position, have larger than normal rooms, and in addition it was a self contained apartment which reduces costs.

The reviews were correct, it was a great place to stay. It really was a gem and the owner was extremely pleasant and helpful.

It is five floors of apartments and there is one apartment on each floor.
The rooms were large, plenty of room for my daughter and I, and even though the shower itself was small, the bathroom was a good size and overall it was extremely clean and comfortable.
The kitchen came in very handy, we mainly used it for breakfast, but it was good to have the option to eat in when we were tired.
The spiral staircase which takes you to your room which was quite steep, and I was very glad I wasn't on the 5th floor, but the staircase is probably one of those things that has made our stay more memorable.
Its position is amazing. Even though we arrived in the rain and took ages to find it, (because neither of us were good at reading maps) ... when we did find the front door, we looked to our left and there was our train station, the "Chatlet Des Halles", which is one of the main hubs of the Paris metro system less than 40 metres away.
n.b. to find the motel ..... just come out of the front door of the Chatelet Des Halles metro station and head left for 20 metres, then turn left again at the corner of the building and walk another 10 metres then its the first street on your right - easy when you know how !!
The motel is located in a pedestrian area of Paris (in the Forum Des Halles), and is surrounded by dozens of shops and little street cafes in every direction, and even though its a high pedestrian area, surprisingly, there is no problem with street noise at night.
The motel had Wifi so we were able to access the internet on our laptop.
Overall the Hotel Karraz was clean, roomy, pleasant and very comfortable, and I was extremely happy with my choice of Hotel. I would certainly recommend this motel to anyone (either couples or families) who are considering a few days or weeks in Paris.

  • Stayed May 2009
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12 Thank Bridget_from_Oz
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london, uk
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2009

Our welcome by the owner, Karraz, couldn't have been more friendly. He let us check in early and he personally showed us where the local supermarket and ATM was. The room was large for this area of Paris with a double and single bed. it was clean and very useful (with a toddler) having a fridge and microwave. The shower was powerful. The only real noise from the room was one morning bin men - otherwise very peaceful. The stairs were narrow and spiral but totally fine for us as we could leave our buggy in the hall at the bottom with a locked door. Security was good with only the 5 guests having the doorcode access. As previously mentioned, no breakfast facilities, but with a cheap supermarket, a fridge and multiple bakeries and cafes, it really isn't needed. The location is excellent - 10 min walk from the Louvre, right next to the Metro and very close to the bus. We felt safe in the area. We would recommend this hotel to friends, family and total strangers!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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10 Thank bitsy07
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Property: Karraz Hotel
Address: 12 rue Mondetour | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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Ranked #1,462 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Karraz Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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