If you’ve read the negative reviews here, you’ll know that this is a noisy hotel. On top of this, studio apartment 1 on the 3rd floor puts off LOUD CLICKS from a water meter in the wall JUST BEHIND THE BED. It sounds like a time bomb ticking, and varies in frequency depending on water flow. So at 1:30am when someone takes a shower you’ll endure fast clicks. When at 4.30am someone goes to the loo (or any other time) you’ll get slower clicks--but just as loud. And when awoken by the CLICK, CLICK, CLICK… you’ll wonder is this a 2 minute “time-bomb” session or 20? Maddening.
We’d rate the hotel a 3-4 from our previous stays, even with the thin-wall, hallway, and staircase noise. But the clicking makes studio 1 like a torture chamber until they get it fixed.
Also, the shower drain could not keep up with the shower, leading to flooding and a lot of wrung out towels.
Hate to have to mention this, but the owners have developed a sour and irritable attitude. This could be sleep deprivation from their new baby, or that they are getting tired of running the place, or a bit of both.
On the plus side, in years past there was a bar/restaurant just to the left of the Le Petite Trianon street level door which created noise and incessant smoke rising up, has now been replaced by a clothing store. The street noise is now very nice, even soothing, and the door is easier to find for first time visitors.
On the staircase climb, we agree with both the negative and positive reviews. With 20 pounds of luggage, the climb is a bit much and cause for complaint. Without luggage (later) it is not so bad and you’ll feel a bit like a local going up to your own place, glad to be on a higher floor. So, on arrival we’d agree with the negative reviews, but after a day or two we think the climb is pretty cool. Makes you think about the difference 20 pounds in weight makes when facing a staircase! Maybe we shouldn’t have eaten all those fantastic pastries at J. Multari Boulangerie, just up the street?
Since no one else has mentioned it, the more upscale B&B “Le Dortoir” (rated #1 on Trip Advisor as of this review) is in the same building and just upstairs on the 4th floor. It is more expensive and even higher up, but very, very nice.
Near the staircase will be loud, so avoid 1 and 2, especially 1 with the "time bomb" click...
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