A last minute change to a business trip had me arriving in Paris on a Sunday evening. After a taxi ride from CDG airport, a little traffic, and a few turns down the narrow streets we arrived at the h... more
A last minute change to a business trip had me arriving in Paris on a Sunday evening. After a taxi ride from CDG airport, a little traffic, and a few turns down the narrow streets we arrived at the hotel.
My first introduction to the 'classic' French culture was having to wait at the check-in desk while a hotel patron argued with the host about something on his bill for about 10 minutes (not speaking French but catching a few words here-and-there, it sounded like a debate over beds in the room)--it was not too loud, a little animated, and mostly just entertaining as I watch the back-and-forth exchange. The host handled the debate well and the other patron at least seemed satisfied in the end (no hard feelings?).
After I had my chance to check-in, I was given a 'large room' on the first floor, found by passing through a door marked with a stairs placard at the back of the small social lobby. Our host was polite and spoke English well, checking two of us in on a Sunday evening with reasonable efficiency.
The room was definitely a classic, quaint, European-style accommodation. It had a large queen-size bed plus two doubles in a bunk-bed arrangement. There was a WC separate from a very modern and good-sized shower / wash room. The space included a small working desk combined with a clothes cabinet and was paired with a strong wifi connection for getting work done. European outlets at the desk and by the bed were convenient for both computer and mobile charging.
Chocolates on the bed were and always will be a nice touch.
The hotel is within walking distance of Gare Montparnasse (the train station), which was the reason for choosing this place for our one-night stay.
We walked to dinner that evening, heading up Rue Raymond Losserand, Avenue du Maine, and Rue de la Gaite before settling on --Cafe de la Place-- for a nice, light dinner with wine.
Overall a convenient stay with a nice room at a good price. Definitely a good place to rest-up for the night and I am sure a family with a couple of kids would love this room. less