Much better than anticipated Posted 14-Apr-2014
After already having booked this hotel, I felt like cancelling it after reading some of the online comments about it, as of the last six months. I persevered though, and was pleasantly surprised. The Hotel About 500m from Gare du Nord station. Very convenient to Sacre Couer, Moulin Rouge and to centre of Paris. The hotel is still undergoing renovations, but was quiet during the afternoon and night. There is a toilet on each floor - quite small, and of a hostel standard rather than a hotel, but hey, that's most Parisian (and European) hotels for you. It was clean, and that's what matters. There were two hostel like showers on the third floor - didn't use them though, but they looked fine. The Room I stayed in room number 1. The room was clean and tidy. Powerpoints are an issue, but there is a TV in the room that can be unplugged and its point used. There was a basin and bidet. Linen was freshly laundered. Bed was comfortable. The Staff Pleasant and efficient. You drop the key off at reception on the way out - came back at about 11.30pm and was let in promptly (though no ID was asked for when I picked up my room key, which is a no-no). The Location Close to Gare du Nord. Lots of cafes/bistros/patisseries about. Close to metro. Just off a main street, so a little noisy during the day, but very quiet during the night. A few dodgy characters on the way from Gare du Nord encountered, but hey, that's Paris for you!