"Small hotel conveniently located by Gare de Bercy"
We chose the Hotel Claret primarily because it was near Gare de Bercy and we planning to take a train south of Paris the next day. The hotel was economically priced by Paris standards. The rooms ranged from cramped to adequate. The first room we were offered was small and obviously had not been refurbished in some time, but that was OK since we planned to stay one night only. The bathroom looked to be more recently updated and was clean however the carpet on the floor was stained and beyond grimy. While I am fairly tolerant of wear and tear in older hotels the condition of the carpet made my wife and me just too uncomfortable. I politely reported this to the girl at the front desk and after a little language confusion was promptly offered a second room by the hotel manager. The second room next to the first was slightly larger, the bathroom updated and the carpet tolerable. I would have been happy to stay a few nights in the second room if we had needed too.
We booked this hotel as we were traveling by train to Nice from Paris. The hotel was perfect for this and easy walking distance to the metro . There were many fabulous restaurants close by and the hotel itself was very good though the rooms are small. They do offer tea and coffee making facilities. Staff were most helpful and if you need a hotel close to the train this is the one for you.
Wi-fi was terrible.
Hotel was in a convenient location close to Bastille station. It was about a 5-10 mins walk to the cute area of the Marais which had lots of restaurant options.
Staff were very nice, they accommodated our early check-in, and our additional requests. The staff were also helpful in answering questions about finding a crêpe place nearby!
I liked that they gave us slippers to wear inside the room.
This might be only me, but the shower annoyed me since it had only a half glass door, which meant the toilet seat right next to the shower always got sprayed with water. I think this is common in France hotel bathrooms cuz the hotel in the following city we visited also had the same issue!
The wifi in our room was horrible. It barely reach inside our room, I desperately stood near the elevators in my PJs, to get a better signal but even then, it was painfully slow.
Traveller from san jose, ca
Classic building, completely renovated in 2005. Centrally located between the site of the historic Bastille, the charming …More
The Palym is very convenient for those wanting to get to and from CDG airport on arrival and departure from Paris because the airport bus (#4) is about 100 feer from the front door, runs every 30 minutes and costs a mere 17 Euros.)
It's also just by the Gare du Lyon for easy Metro stop, trains if needed and the iconic restaurant, Le Train Bleu inside the station.
Having said this, it is a no-frills place. It's clean but the room could use a bit more light and singles face a courtyard. The doubles, I hear have better views but this is not a place for a romantic getaway. It is also not near any of the major sights of Paris, but easy to change trains in metro for those.
I'd only stay there if I were alone, wanted to save and have airport convenience.
Traveller from NYC
Nestled in a small quiet and peaceful street opposite the Gare de Lyon with its convenient links this property provides its …More
Room was small. However, this seems common for Paris hotels.
The neighborhood was walkable. Bercy viillage is very close as well as a metro station a 5 min walk. Getting around Oaris and back to my hotel was very easy,
Staff was very polite and accommodating to English soeaking guests.
Stretching east along the Right Bank, this is a district of entertainment, government institutions and green spaces. Nightspots cluster around Place de la Bastille, notably the Opéra National de Paris. Parc de Bercy contains a stadium and a leisure centre. Beyond the Périphérique, Bois de Vincennes is Paris’s largest park, with boating lakes and the city zoo. The area is well served by commuter transport links and the Gare de Lyon.
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