Stayed here for 4 nights before moving on to another hotel in Paris. I didn't have high expectations before I arrived (being a Best Western and all). I was simply delighted when we arrived at the hotel after getting off the chunnel from London. The pictures on their website do not do justice to the place. Greys and black were the predominate colours and they worked well. There is a small lobby to the left as you enter the hotel. To the right is the bar, and then the breakfast room.
The breakfast was quite good. For 9 Euros, you get various types of juices, pastries (including croissants) and different types of breads. There was also a variety of jams/jellies. There was fresh fruit and hot beverages (hot chocolate/tea/coffee/expresso) There was a very lovely selection of cheeses and the hot stuff included: scrambled eggs, ham, sausages.
THE FRONT DESK
The people were very professional, but they couldn't speak very much English. I found my French was as good as their English, so there you are. Upon check in, we wee informed that we had the largest room in the hotel. Now this made me feel pretty good seeing that I know most Paris hotel rooms are very small.
There is a lovely lady that works the bar, and her English is excellent. Great service, but rather pricy.. Good selection of spirits/wine/beer and a cozy place to drink in.
SMALL...I mean REALLY small. Will fit 2 people only, or 1 person with 1 piece of luggage. Elevator was lined in what looked like grey rubber (kinda funky).
SMALL, so much so that you can't walk 2 abreast.
There isn't one
Strangest room I've ever stayed in (I"m attaching the pictures, you judge for yourselves) Opened the door and there was our bed and patio doors to our private terrace. Then there was a very long hall way that contained a desk, mini bar and closet. There was also a single bed in the room. At the end if this hallway was the bathroom. The hallway was so narrow that only 1 of us could walk down it at a time. So if you wanted to go to the WC, the other person had to stay where the bed was. Our terrace was very nice but the doorway to it was 2 feet off the ground. Both my husband and I fell when attempting to re-enter our room. Kind of a death trap of sorts. Could see the Eiffel Tower from the terrace and enjoyed the evening sparkles from it! Bed was a king and very comfortable. We got a good nights sleep and the hotel is very quiet.
Not much around. There is a fruit & veg place across the street and about 3 restaurants across the street. This is a very quiet area and no shopping around. You must walk several blocks to find any foot traffic or banks. There is a great little grocery store selling wine/beer/food/milk etc.) just a block up on same street as the hotel. The only thing that made me feel kind of uneasy was the fact that the front door to the hotel had to be activated by the people at the front desk. This concerned me because I wondered what kind of people they were trying to keep out?
It was as very unusual place and having said that I would stay here again, but probably won't because it was just too far away from the things/places we wanted to see. less