This hotel is probably the best value deal for people wanting to stay close to Paris but not within the city limits.
I got a deal at 85 EUR per night for 3 nights and it was worth any cent I paid (breakfast was not included). The hotel has its own parking (7EUR per 24h), a beautiful lobby and bar, great french restaurant, and the rooms are simply huge, newly decorated, perfectly clean and maintained. The service is polite, professional and amazingly enthusiastic.
The hotel is quoted to be a 3 stars but people have to be aware that the french rating system does not follow international standards (but loosely based on restaurant, bathroom availability and space) and this would easily classify as a 4 stars in other countries.
The hotel is located in Enghien, a city nearby Paris in front of a beautiful lake and is owned by the same group that owns the city casino and you get a free entrance in it at checking (the only one in Paris suburb, I think). The train station taking you to Paris Gare du Nord is a walking distance away, and close to the hotel is a walking aread where restaurants and shops are available. The view on the lake from the hotel entrance is charming.
To make it short, go for it (especially at the rates above). This is really an amazing experience and if you are quite familiar and blase with the average poor standard of french 3 stars, well, you'll be surprised beyond expectations and the price will achieve to make you delighted.
The only downside I can think about is that the temperature in the room was pretty much uncontralable. There is a command for the aircon but didn't seem to work that well. All in all, we were there in June, not too hot, not too cold, and it wasn't so much of a problem. Maybe it was just a problem with the room we got.
Would i stay there again? Definitely.. again and again, each year i go to Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Have a most enjoyable break : Classic decor using warm shades of colour: the 134 rooms and 7 suites all overlook the lake or park and include luxury hotel services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Enghien Les Bains