Prison Cell Rooms, not the greatest location, dingy neighborhood.
28/09/2019 L L, New York City, New York
The rooms are the tiniest I have ever seen while visiting Europe and you CANNOT function stress free. Our bed was fully against the balcony so we couldn't access. The front of the bed was hitting both... more
The rooms are the tiniest I have ever seen while visiting Europe and you CANNOT function stress free. Our bed was fully against the balcony so we couldn't access. The front of the bed was hitting both the desk, two desk chairs, one random plastic chair and armoire in the room. We couldn't even use the Nespresso machine without standing on the bed to reach it. The bathroom was bigger than the bedroom itself and the shower was super uncomfortable. Extremely high step up and at 5'3, I thought I would bust my a** trying to hop in, and its half open without full glass when showering-extremely weird. We had to play a game of room tetris and move all three chairs in the room, stacking them on top of the armoire in an effort to have walking and luggage space. This hotel is also NOT that close to main tourist hot spots and at minimum 35 minute walks on the surrounding filthy streets to get anywhere (pls note: I'm from NYC, so I'm not trying to sound bougie, I walk dirty streets of Manhattan daily lol but these were extremely filthy) and all nearby businesses were consistently closed, so even finding food was difficult. I wouldn't recommend this hotel and what is more annoying is the rate we paid was still too much spent for accommodations received especially when there are also additional city taxes you must pay at checkout, such a ripoff. less
Hotel_Litteraire, Directeur général at Best Western Premier Le Swann, responded to this review
I invite our readers to consult your profile, so they can keep in mind your level of requirement, it seems very difficult to satisfy you.
The size of our rooms corresponds to Parisian standards, and we are transparent about our services. Your comment is totally exaggerated, they are designed to be easy to move around and if you were carrying cumbersome of luggage, we would have been happy to store them at the reception. In addition, the hotel has several ranges of rooms with a variable surface area, on request, my team would have presented you the other rooms available.
Concerning the surroundings of the hotel, the 8th district is a residential area. If you are on foot, it takes you more than 30 minutes to reach the Louvre Museum, for example. However, the metro considerably reduces distances, and we are close to a station, which makes it very easy to get around in the capital.
It is true that in France shops are not open continuously as in New York, especially on Sundays. However, the journey may also lie in the discovery of these cultural specificities?
I hope that the theme of the hotel, which pays tribute to the famous writer Marcel Proust, will have allowed you to familiarize yourself with his unique literary universe and that your stay in Paris will have been rich in discoveries.
General Manager Hôtel Littéraire Le Swann
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