Good location for business in La Defense and within easy walking distance of La Grande Arche metro on the RER line.
However, for this supposed standard of hotel I expect it to have air-con and to have at least one convenient power socket that I can use to charge my mobile phone and lap top. This hotel turns the air-con off in the "winter" (I stayed in March) because the system cannot heat and cool at the same time. This creates a problem when the weather is not that cold. The hotel seems to be heated to a high temperature, which means that the whole building is hot and stuffy. There is no way of then adjusting the temperature down in your own room. You cannot open the window by more than 1-2 cm so that is no use to provide some relief from the heat. With the exception of an ecologically designed hotel, all other hotels I have stayed in have managed to run a system that provides guest the choice of cooling or heating via their in-room air-con a the same time.
Also, the only socket that I could use to charge my computer was located on the floor via the door to the room i.e. in a really inconvenient location. Again, most other hotels have 2-3 sockets located near the bed or desk.
Both these points have already been raised by other guests in their reviews on here!
The room was on the small size, but with a comfortable large bed. The bathroom was OK, with some wear and tear showing. There was a kettle with tea and coffee provided - but it had to be plugged in at that socket on the floor by the door. Two separate lights were not working in the room - maintenance came and fixed them within 30 minutes of being reported. All the staff were polite and helpful, but it did not make up for a sweaty night. The hotel refunded my €25 (ouch!!!) 24 hour internet fee to compensate for the heat.
I think I will stay somewhere else next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The fully renovated in 2016 Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense is in the heart of dynamic La Defense district of Paris, France. Just next to the Grande Arche de La Defense this Paris hotel is just a few minutes from the capital's famous attractions: only 1 train stop from the Champs-Elysees. Guests can walk from the Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense to the large shopping center "les 4 Temps" open everyday. Whether you come by train, metro or taxi from Paris airports, access to the hotel is easy and for those coming by car there is a private and supervised hotel car park. This upscale hotel provides spacious revamped bedrooms with Marriott bedding, air conditioning, Internet access, premium TV channels, and in-room safe. For successful conferences and events there are 15 meeting rooms with natural daylight and broadband internet. Hotel guests have free access to the fitness gym. Guests can enjoy French specialties in the new modern La Brasserie, Restaurant & Bar. From breakfast until late cocktails, the place is ideal for a vibrant moment in a typical Parisian atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Paris
- Paris Renaissance