My husband and I stayed here for 1 night during our honeymoon. We knew we would just be passing through and did not want to splurge for a room here. The price was less expensive than a lot of options and about a 10 minute walk over to Versailles. They also let us store our bags for the day we checked out in order for us to explore for the day and leave on a train in the evening. The room we had was up on the 2nd floor and facing the parking lot and it was a rather large room with 2 beds. Given the stool in the shower we think it may have been a handicapped accessible room. The Wi-Fi worked okay and was complimentary.
All that aside, it had more downsides than we would have liked and we would have expected more for 100 Euros.
The room was dirty and clearly not maintained. This is not from the guest before us but clearly just not taken care of. The rugs were dirty, bedspreads not laundered in some time, trash cans had food and debris on the outside of them and there was mold in the shower. The linens in the bathroom were the thinnest threadbare I have ever seen and I had concerns about ripping them in half while using them. They were very small towels too. There was a very odd smell in the room and we had to pull out our trusty Febreeze mini bottle and used about half of it to help with the odor. There was not shower curtain or anything of a sort for the tub so you could not stand up with the nozzle or you would surely make a huge mess. Given the condition of the tub one had to kneel to wash and I have to say in all my travels, this experience was foul. I have been 1 other hotel in all my travels that did not have a shower curtain but it was very clean and the tub was large and you could easily sit on the side or something.
We went to go to breakfast but we realized when we went to walk into the room there was not much food left and saw some people kind of loitering wondering what they were going to eat for their 9 Euros. We then decided we would not be staying for breakfast and went back to our room and grabbed our bags to check out. Then, the person at the front desk did not know English. Given this was not an issue up on check in we were confused and she did not seem to know what to do with us even though it was blatantly obvious we were checking out. Suddenly the front door opened and in came the front desk person, with bread for breakfast...since they were obviously out. Do they not plan for breakfast? This young woman checked us out and said they would hold our bags in a locked room for the day.
When we came back later for our bags...they were exactly where we had left them in the lobby totally open to the public for someone to grab them. We put locks on our bags but I have to say, that was a first and we found that very annoying.
Although this hotel was 100 Euros, we expected a lot more. If I was going to stay in Versailles again, I would splurge for the one night and get something closer to the train station since that was a bit further away than we wanted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- By staying at the Hôtel du Cheval Rouge you enter into the rich history of Versailles and its Château. Built in 1676, the Cheval Rouge was originally Louis XIV's livery. Since then, the Cheval Rouge has kept up this tradition of hospitality, with friendly service and 40 newly renovated rooms that will make your trip to Versailles restful and enjoyable. At a 5 minutes' walk from the Château, the Cheval Rouge is conveniently located between the three train stations serving Paris. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Cheval Rouge Versailles
- Le Cheval Rouge Hotel Versailles