I have consumed about 60 nights at this property in the outskirts of Paris.
The main reason on my choice was the strategic position of this truly no frills hotel. Rooms are just perfect for this type of product: good size (I was pretty much always upgraded to an executive room, which differentiates for size and the presence of a couch) good shower pressure (although a walk in shower would be a plus) comfortable bedding and lighting.
On the negative side I have to remark that the bathroom sinks work all very badly, the closets are extremely uncomfortable and small and that the cleaning is not always (some travelers could comment "it's France, and - at this level - this is the best you may get") acceptable, especially when it comes to bed sheets.
As per the food and beverage side, as an HEC eMBAstudent I have granted access to daily buffer luncheons: here the creativity of the chef does not cope with the overall quality of the dining experience. I would suggest to propose more simple options with less frills, but more oriented to superior taste.
The breakfast scene works just perfectly, but I would suggest to management to change the coffee machine which is extremely slow in preparing even the most simple "single espresso" as well as the quality of the coffee beans: the coffee really sucks!
Regarding the fitness centre: the hotel has a tiny gym, where the treadmill broken in January 2016 was in the same conditions until February 2017. A plus is the little and clean sauna.
What makes this property indeed different is its staff: both during day and night shift each member is always extremely nice, available and precise. In a world were artificial intelligence is becoming more and more relevant, the presence of a professional, smiling, and proactive staff is what makes a hotel standing out from others, even if I don't know if Jouy en Josas offers a comparable benchmark in terms of hospitality. less