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Hotel balladins Bobigny
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bobigny
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“Far away”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I was there for 4 days, the hotel itself is comfortable yet a little dirty, the staff is nice and helpfull, but the location isn't nice.

There is nothing to see or do there. It is close to the subway, but far from central area. It takes less than 10 minutes to get to the station, but then more than 40 minutes to any touristic attraction...
I couldn't feel save to walk around after dark... It seens like a poor and violent side of town. So I didn't enjoy paris nightlife as I expected.
I wouldn't recomend the hotel for tourists..

Stayed May 2014
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Mediocre hotel, getto location, far away from the city centre. The room wasn't bad at general, but smells awful, I guess of some cheap detergent. By the way the whole hotel smells like this. Unfortunatelly my suitcase had the same smell long after I came back home.The bathroom was shabby and not exactly clean. The breakfast was poor and not tasty - an extremelly small croissant(old one), bread and jam, hardly can call it a breakfast at all.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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CORINNE C, Directeur général at Hotel balladins Bobigny, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
l hotel is not far from the centre but 200m. more cleaning of rooms is made by company very serieuse that uses veru good produsct and whatever maintenace or surodorant ; as bobigny can find rides to do very interesting l ourcq Canal and even do in boats which is very nice and not dangerous
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We booked this hotel through easy jet as part of a 2 night package for Easter. It said central location but it is far from it. Over an hour on the metro to get to the Eifel tower.
When we arrived the staff were pleasant and we asked if they had food laid on. We was told no and to go to the hotel next door to eat.
The room was dark and very uncomfortable, the bed had seen better days.
It says it has a bar, but if you call a corner of the reception desk and a couple of fridges a bar I wasn't impressed. The price of the drinks were terribly high for this area and when we got back on the 2nd night we asked for some drinks to take to our room and as they didn't have enough in we was told we couldn't have that many (6 bottles of beer) as they were for the main guests. I promptly explained that we ere main guests.
The breakfast was awful and the eating area was a mess. It looked like a kindergarten had just been there. Stale bread and gut rot coffee.
The area is rough and on a motorway. We will not be coming back to this hotel. More like 2 star.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited France with a group of 52 Americans, with 5 days to enjoy Paris. Paris is beautiful, but our trip was destroyed by staying at the Balladins Bobigny. We had to adjust our plans for enjoying the sights and nightlife. On the first night, 5 women in our group were surrounded by what appeared to be a group of gang members. They were "saved" by police who were passing by the metro stop there. The police escorted them back to the hotel and advised them not to use the metro at night. The police warned that the area was not for tourists. The hotel keeps the front doors locked day and night, opening them by remote control when guests arrive. Our tour leader was robbed by a pickpocket 3 stops from Bobigny. The hotel was not customer-friendly. The staff was surly and unhelpful and restricted our group to only 1 1/2 hours use of restaurant in the mornings. They had only 1 coffee machine. We waited in a long line for a cup of coffee each morning. We could enjoy Paris only during the day unless we hired a taxi, at a substantial cost, for trips into the city. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone, period!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Ulceby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Can fully agree with the statements made here about the bed bugs. I stayed for just under a week on a business trip and returned home with bites all over my body. Another person staying in a seperate room also from the same company suffered bites as well.

Food was dubious at best and people seemed to rotate between this hotel and the 'Quality' hotel across the road.

POOR even by French standards

Room Tip: If you want a good room.....stay elsewhere
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This hotel was comfortable enough but on future visits to Paris we would look for something much nearer the centre. The Metro was a good 10 minutes away by foot, with no signposting - it's a mostly residential area so presumably everyone knows where it is. We asked directions from people at a tram stop and a very kind woman abandoned her plans and walked there with us. We then had a 45 minute journey by Metro to get into the centre of Paris. Luckily we were invited out on the Saturday and spent the whole day and evening of the Sunday in Paris as there was absolutely nothing to do or see anywhere near the hotel. The other surprising and slightly annoying thing was that the rooms did not have safes and the hotel had no provision for keeping our passports, in fact the receptionist expressed great surprise that we were not obliged nor did we want to keep them on our persons all the time. My poor husband had to wear his anorak all the time - even in the lovely sunny weather we had on the Sunday - as he had the passports in the inside zipped pocket so nulle points to the hotel for this. Also, the breakfast buffet lacked variety - the same ham and cheese every day.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The room we stayed was infested with bed bugs.
Approximately one hour into my sleep I was woken by having to scratch the many bed bug bites on my body.
I can confirm they are bed bugs as I managed to kill a few that scurried across the sheets. I do not recommend anyone to stay there.
The breakfast was terrible, the day on the food was expired, and the staff couldnt speak english.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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CORINNE C, Directeur général at Hotel balladins Bobigny, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Google Translation
je suis très étonnée de ce commentaire car jamais le ou la client n'est venue me rencontrer pour m'exposer son problème et surtout me le montrer , de plus je rectifie également que toute l'équipe parle anglais couramment je suis donc très surprise de lire ceci bien cordialement
I am very surprised this review as ever or client came to see me to explain the problem to me and especially to show me, plus I also rectifies the whole team is fluent in English so I am very surprised read this cordially
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Property: Hotel balladins Bobigny
Address: 302 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 93000 Bobigny, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Seine-Saint-Denis > Bobigny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bobigny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel balladins Bobigny 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This balladins Hotel enjoys an ideal location convenient to Paris, the Stade de France and Villepinte Exhibition Park. It offers affordable, spacious rooms. All of them have private bathrooms, a flat-screen television with Canal Satellite and Canal + and free Wi-Fi. The Paris Nord Bobigny balladins Hotel also has its own restaurant, which serves traditional cuisine, a lift, round-the-clock reception and a private car park. ... more   less 
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