We were really expecting the worst from this hotel, after reading the reviews, but we were more than pleasantly surprised. True, we were there in October, which is not high season, so naturally we pro... more
We were really expecting the worst from this hotel, after reading the reviews, but we were more than pleasantly surprised. True, we were there in October, which is not high season, so naturally we probably received one of the better rooms and there were likely few other guests, so the hotel was very quiet.
Check-in was the fastest I have ever experienced - anywhere. I was happy that there was someone at the front desk 24/7. We interacted with 3 different staff at the front desk during our stay, and there was never a problem with them speaking and understanding English. And they were always helpful and friendly.
The elevator was tiny - plan to go just one person at a time, if you have anything bigger than carry on luggage.
We were given a room at the back of the hotel, on the first floor. Absolutely beautifully new and fresh and modern. The shower was lovely, the bed was very comfortable, there was absolutely no noise whatsoever, and the television got great channels (in French, of course). The air conditioning worked well. The room had a tiny fridge (great for the patisseries I had purchased), and a kettle for hot water.
The only problem we experienced was that one day the maid only gave us one towel, and one cup - the front desk quickly remedied that.
We felt totally safe walking around after dark. The Metro was only about half a block from the hotel, on the #9 Metro line. McDonald's is only about 2 blocks away - a very easy walk (but they don't open till 7:30am). And there is an excellent patisserie about a block and a half away called Dolle - check it out for quick sandwiches, quiche, and desserts that are excellent.
We were more than pleased with this hotel, and would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended. less