It's difficult to complain too much when you pay a lower rate for a hotel, but here goes! Plus it was fashion week, so might explain why nothing else was available.
When we arrived at the hotel, there was a loud drilling noise, and after inquiring about it, the lady behind the desk simply stated there was work being done, no explanation, or apology.
The lady asked if I wanted the instructions in English or French. I would have managed with French, but as the noise was so deafening, I chose English, and even struggled with that! She didn't seem too pleased with my choice of language either. The work started at around 8:30am and finished around 6-7pm.
We didn't have breakfast at the hotel (9 euros), but can't imagine a relaxing meal with all the drilling going on!
The area around the hotel was horrible, and felt quite unsafe when walking from the Metro at night. Lots of people hanging around the Metro entrance, and outside a cafe quite close to the hotel. Only good thing was having the Metro (Hoche) very close by, making it easy to get to the attractions.
The room was pretty small, but again, you get what you pay for. However, we did notice that the bathroom smelt of smoke when we returned at night. We also noticed a cigarette burn on one of the curtains.
Like my title says, try other places first, and only use as a last, cheap, resort. Unless you decide to book in Fashion Week................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Campanile Paris-Est Pantin*** is ideally situated 10 minutes walk from the Zenith of Paris, the Parc de La Villette and the Philharmonie, and at 50 meters from the metro station Hoche (line 5). The establishment have been refurbished in 2013 and offer 131 rooms "Campanile New Generation", and redesigned public areas, in order to welcome your business and leisure stays in a warm, modern and functional atmosphere. Hotel services : - Buffet breakfast - Secured and private car park - In-room welcome tray (tea, coffee, infusion...) - 24-Hour-reception - Free high speed internet (Wifi) - 24-hour-luggage storage - Accessibility to disabled guests - Equipped meeting room (max 80 guests) - Pets allowed (-10 kg) - Iron and hair dryer available at reception - Fridge and microwave at reception We look forward to welcoming you soon in our establishment ! ... more less
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