When I and my wife visit foreign countries, for first few days, we usually book known US chain-hotels so that we can set up the clear expectation before we arrive. For our 2-week Euro tour, I booked t... more
When I and my wife visit foreign countries, for first few days, we usually book known US chain-hotels so that we can set up the clear expectation before we arrive. For our 2-week Euro tour, I booked this hotel for the first 2 nights. We were a bit disappointed. Check the details below:
Room: The tiniest room we have ever been to. When you put your luggage inside the room, there is hardly any space to walk or move. However, the room and the bathroom were very clean (3-star for that). The entrance of the hotel is very small and so is the elevator. It is not like the best western in USA. With 250 Euro per night, we would have expected way more.
Comfort: They gave us a room next to the road. The hotel does not have air cooler (only heater) or at least it did not work. You have to keep your window open to sleep comfortably. However, traffic runs on the road all night long and makes huge noise (even with window closed). So, basically, our first two nights in Paris, I was nearly awake whole night. I requested the front desk to switch our room the next morning after the first night, but they informed us that no other rooms were available at that time.
Service: The hotel has very basic staffs. No one will help you with your luggage. This is not a big deal for us. The breakfast costs about 16 Euro and not too bad (include meat, eggs, and pastry). Staffs were all courteous.
Location: I think you can't beat the location. I gave 3-star because of the location (even though we had issues in sleeping). It is right next to the Eiffel Tower. If you go out of the hotel, you will get the full view of Eiffel tower. The place is full restaurants, banks, and tourists. It is also next to the metro and bus station. We went out event at 1:00 am at night, and felt very safe. There is always a party feeling around. less