The Best Western Prince Montmartre was a pleasant surprise. The room was air-conditioned, clean and comfortable – and it had quite a large bathroom. There are no bar facilities, but they do offer a ... more
The Best Western Prince Montmartre was a pleasant surprise. The room was air-conditioned, clean and comfortable – and it had quite a large bathroom. There are no bar facilities, but they do offer a very pleasant continental breakfast of cereals, yogurts, cheeses, eggs, meats, breads and pastries for 12 euros.
There are any number of cafes, restaurants and patisseries in the surrounding area. The further away you move from Rue Ordener, the cheaper the prices become.
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Jules Joffrin metro station – and the Paris metro is a breeze to master. It is a steep walk of nearly 2 kms from Rue Ordener to Sacre Coeur, and does require a certain level of fitness. Or you could take the metro from Jules Joffrin to Abbesses (1 stop), walk along the well-signposted street, through the colourful shops and cafes to the funicular. This will take you up to the cathedral, and you can use your metro ticket for this ride.
Tip: We booked an airport shuttle through reception, and were charged 36 euros (cash only). Upon arriving at the airport the driver informed us that he had to be paid an extra 36 euros. I showed him my receipt, but he insisted the first 36 euros was the hotel's booking fee, and he required an additional 36 euros. Without any cash, I had to leave my bags with the driver and search the airport for a cash machine. I'm still not sure if I was ripped off or not, so make sure you ask exactly what the fixed price for the shuttle service will be. less