Good. Dispels the myth about poor service in France.
30/08/2016 Peter S, Burnham, United Kingdom
In the heart of Paris, you expect the rooms to be quite small, and that was the case at BW Sacre Couer. It was however, nicely decorated and comfortable and when the weather's good in Paris, who wants... more
In the heart of Paris, you expect the rooms to be quite small, and that was the case at BW Sacre Couer. It was however, nicely decorated and comfortable and when the weather's good in Paris, who wants to spend a lot of time in the room?
Problems with the air con developed the first evening and when they couldn't be fixed by Cedric the receptionist / concierge / tourism advisor (more of him later) he moved us into an identical room on a lower floor. Both rooms were at the back of the hotel which was nice and quiet.
We chose the hotel to be (wife's words) "In the centre of everything", and this part of Montmartre is certainly very lively. It's a mainly African community (merging into Turkish / Arab as you walk a couple of hundred yards) and however late we returned, shops were still open and street traders doing business. I was a little uncomfortable at first but soon realised that the locals were friendly and helpful in every way. Most of the shops we visited were just as happy speaking English as French.
The hotel is right at the base of the Sacre Coeur hill, so this can be reached in a five minute walk and offers a wealth of reasonably priced, reasonable quality restaurants (as well as all the art touts if you fancy a quick portrait).
Metro and buses are both close to the hotel, and Cedric was ever ready to give advice and print maps to advice on the best ways to get places.
My wife and I never had breakfast in the hotel (large, late dinners put paid to wanting to eat in the morning) and apart from that there wasn't much going on in the hotel. There was a comfortable looking lounge but we didn't use it. Beyond that though - nothing.
The hotel details say no parking is available, but good old Cedric told us of a nearby garage that does a deal for guests at €24 for 24 hours. We managed to get by using on-street parking which is free from 20:00 Saturday to 09:00 Monday (but costs €0.60 for 15 minutes when it's not free)
All in all, I thought it was very reasonably priced and more than adequate for what we wanted. Nice, speedy internet available (a bit of a rarity in Paris) and no complaints about anything at all.
Definitely a place I'd stay again. less