Great little hotel for city break in Paris
05/02/2017 HaydnParry, Bangor, United Kingdom
We booked this hotel as it was a good value 4-star in the Latin Quarter where we were staying on a city break. The hotel is situated in a good position just off the Boulevard St Germain, close to Not... more
We booked this hotel as it was a good value 4-star in the Latin Quarter where we were staying on a city break. The hotel is situated in a good position just off the Boulevard St Germain, close to Notre Dame and near to St Michel RER/Metro stop and so on a direct route to Charles de Gaulle Airport - which is just a 10 euro ticket away. The reception and breakfast room were excellent - clean, modern and with friendly, English-speaking staff.
We were told the lift in the hotel had broken down that day (which may have been slightly untrue as the lift had a note of apology on it that had been up a couple of weeks!) - but the receptionist offered us free breakfast for our stay by way of compensation, which was a good deal! The breakfast room served a good buffet breakfast with all you could want to get the day started.
Our room was very small - the double bed was the width of the room bar a small gap on one side to get into the ensuite bathroom - the bathroom was excellent - and practically the same size as the bedroom! But we take the view that as long as it's clean, comfy and safe/secure, we are happy - we were not planning to spend too much time in it anyway! The room had a TV (with BBC - and numerous European and US channels), minibar with usual extortionate prices and a free bottle of Evian for guests, as well as a tea/coffee maker. There was an airy common lounge area in the basement of the hotel, just below reception, with an 'honesty bar'. We didn't use it but it looked pleasant.
We were able to leave our luggage all day at the hotel after checkout, returning in the evening to retrieve it before heading home - a bonus as it meant we could enjoy our last day in Paris without bag-dragging!
Recommend this hotel - it's not luxurious but it is 4-star quality - it felt safe, was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. less