Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by van from Washington , USA

Hotel Gambetta, Parisian Charm

Posted 30-Aug-2013
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful, and always available. It was close to the metro and city bus. There are many good places to eat and walk to.
Cons: It was on a noisy street, a fan would help block out the noise, it was very hot and we had to have our windows open. It was very difficult to sleep.
Location: Gambetta neighborhood , the famous cemetery was a stones throw away, a must see.
The Staff was very helpful, eager to help with directions to sights, WiFi use, etc. The room was small and clean, but traveled in August and found the room very hot.To cool the room off you must open the large windows to the street,which quickly fills the room with the bustling sounds of Paris. The room echo's the sounds of dishes clinking, Parisians partying and taxis coming and going. You can even hear fist fights that break out in the night. For a moment it is romantic, but quickly fades to annoyance. A small fan would make the hot nights more tolerable. Still , the experience was one I would never forget, and enjoyed our stay besides the noise from the streets. The staff was terrific, and you are conveniently located to the metro and the bus the 69 that goes to major attractions. There are plenty of good cafe's and the cemetery is a block away and a must see.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location for Morrison fans.

Posted 20-Jul-2013
This was a great location for what we wanted, , everyone was very friendly. Breakfast was good and the staff went out of their way to provide us with a travel plug that we had forgotten to take with us.Fab stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alan and Kate from Fremantle WA, Australia

Authentic

Posted 26-Jun-2013
Pros: Location, functional, clean, helpful, friendly staff.
Cons: Hand held European shower with short hose.
Location: Alive with authentic local life. Many places to eat. Wonderful Saturday market nearby. Close to town hall on World music Day meant huge street party.
Comfortable, very Parisian, well situated near Metro, modern bathroom. Friendly staff. We were there four nights and were entirely satisfied. Close to the town hall, cafes, restaurants. Has a sense of being among real French life.
2 out of 5
by Adnan from Calgary, AB, Canada

Dreadful experience !!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL

Posted 17-Jul-2012
Worst hotel on our trip to Europe ( JUly 2012). There was major renovation happening when we checked in, We have to negotiate through construction workers with protective gears.. Most of the time during the day ( 7 AM to 7 PM) the room was not available, as contraction workers were working in our room, while my personal belongings were collecting dust> When we complained they changed our rooms three times in four nights. Internet most of the time did not worked. Guy gave me the Bill for 600Euro and then latter charged me additional 160Euro with out my approval, Could not sleep due to traffic, on the busy street, as the windows have to be open, no air conditioning ... Quality of linen, towels extremely poor quality ( at least 10 yrs old towels were provided)... Will not go back >>> pl find another hotel and do not ruin your vacation in this hotel !!!
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by BC

Where's the Coffee

Posted 17-Jun-2012 on Hotels.com
I may have given this hotel a higher "overall" rating, but the Hotels.com page clearly states, "All rooms have Coffee/tea maker." This room did not and when we asked about a coffee maker we were told it was not available and coffee was extra. We really like having a coffee in the room and that was one of the reasons for choosing this hotel. The room also did not have a clock (also listed has having one in the website) and when we asked he said they had none. This was my first trip to Paris and from them map thought the location would be better than it was. The metro was close, but there is not much else around. Once you walk thru the Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Jim Morrison's grave), there is not much to see close to the hotel. The shower in our room did not have a shower curtain so we had to sop up the bathroom floor after every shower. The shower itself was mounted about half way up the wall (about four feet from the tub), so showering itself was difficult. The room was clean and the staff spoke English and were friendly. For the location and amenities, I felt this hotel was way overpriced. IF I ever go back to Paris, I will not stay here.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Bartons

Good location, hotel aside from bed linen

Posted 09-Jun-2012 on Hotels.com
The location is good, staff were friendly and helpful. Room was okay but could be improved dramatically by ensuring the bedspreads and linen are well cleaned and do not generate an odour. The bedspreads smelled like stale sweat, and one set of sheets did not look very clean. The room smelled like it had possibly once been a 'smoking' room. But the staff were helpful and pleasant
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 03-Jun-2012 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles, CA

Modest but cozy and perfect for on-a-budge travel

Posted 20-Mar-2012 on Hotels.com
I have to say I was really impressed with this place. The hotel is just a two star and I would say the furnishings reflect that, but everything was so tidy and carefully put together, and the staff were so friendly and helpful, I couldn't have asked for more. The bathroom was fantastic, especially the hot water/ great water pressure. I've been in worse in 4 star hotels. The one thing I would say that was lacking was that the safe in the room was broken. Breakfast was modest but fresh and again the service was great! Would def rec.