Odd in Paris and breakfast is what a European would think of as an evening meal. There were some croissants around the corner if you looked hard enough. No bar in the evening - and you have to walk quite a way if you want a drink before bed.
It was on offer and was good value - Don't think I'd pay the full price.
The hotel on first impressions looks ok. There is a clean and relatively shiny reception area and a clean restaurant are. The staff are helpful although they wouldn't bend over backwards for you. While we were there only 1 staff member appeared to be on duty the whole time.
The corridors were filthy with rubbish and ingrained dirt and it didn't look as if it had been cleaned that week. The corridors smelled of dirt, grime and cooking food. There were people hanging around in the corridors until late at night.
The lifts had also seen better days and had a smashed up appearance.
The rooms were basic and on the face of it were adequate. They were grimy and could have done with a deep clean. The kitchen was equipped ok, but there were serious safety issues, with the electrical sockets coming out of the walls and a smashed light above the cooker.
The bath also had black mould around it.
Although the accommodation was reasonably priced and that we did expect it to be basic, we do expect there to be a reasonable level of cleanliness and that safety is taken seriously. The accommodation is clearly a hostel / B&B which also houses people who are less fortunate. This can be intimidating for other, less experienced travellers.
It would be wise for Expedia and the like to consider whether it is worth marketing the accommodation as a hotel as clearly the main business of the hotel is for some sort of emergency accommodation.
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