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“Good value and location”
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Solar Hotel
Ranked #867 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good value and location”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The location in Montparnasse was great. The room was small but clean, and the hotel works very hard to stay eco-friendly. You must be in good shape - we climbed 5 flights of stairs each time to our room. And breakfast never changes, so you have to be willing to have a croissant and bread every day or buy breakfast elsewhere.

Room Tip: Our room on the 5th floor let you stand outside. Not a common feature on the front.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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222 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed there on 2 separate stays. One of 8 nights and another one of 2 nights. We were in the main building. On our first stay the room was facing the street and on the second stay it was facing the courtyard. The courtyard room was much more quieter.
Here are the pros:
Location - Price - The bed is confortable - The staff is friendly.
Here are the cons:
This hotel is filthy, except the bed linens. The towels are almost rags. The breakfast is very repetives, always the same items: croissants, baguettes, jam (only 2 kinds) and juice (always the same one). Coffee, tea or hot-chocolate. The rooms are tiny, however in Paris it's not rare!!. The water pression in the shower comes from boiling hot to freezing cold in matter of seconds. The shower gel/shampoo is the poorest quality you can get. The air conditioning works only when the manager decides to.
This property needs a makeover. A fresh coat of paint, new carpets, new towels. I'm sure if they would charge 89EUR per night they could still make a deal by upgrading their amenities.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the backyard.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank jojo2005
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed in their second hotel around the corner. It is a little noisier than the main building being over a bar, but looks out on the most Parisian street imaginable. When we returned we stayed on the second floor (no lift in this building so better if travelling light) which put us above the noise but still with that wonderful street view. This is the perfect room.
The rooms are quite small but spotless; WiFi is free and the breakfast (Croissant, baguette, jams, juice and coffee) is fresh and good and free.
The staff were all very helpful and the location is perfect. A couple of hundred metres from the RER which runs direct from Charles DeGaulle Airport to this station and the Metro is even closer. You can walk to Notre Dame in less than an hour seeing famous sites all the way.
The area around the hotel is filled with small cafes; there is a supermarket close by and cheese, fruit and wine stores nearby. It is a very safe area. On Sunday there are buskers along the street and a jazz quartet set up opposite our window. I could live here!
So if you don't need a big American tourist hotel but want to get the feel of the real Paris, this is the place to stay. Loved it.

Room Tip: First floor rooms in the Lionceau Hotel can be noisy especially on Friday/Saturday nights. Second f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KEMerk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

I m stayed here with my daughter (16). Impossible to find such a well placed hotel at this price! Near to the Metro, RER! Adjacent a pedetrian zone with snackbars, shops, restos and bars. One can complain about the little things but overall very good. Some of the reception staff a little surly.

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank G J
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madrid
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

It's an excelent place to stay, staff is nice and kind, young people usually.
Our room was at the annex at Daguerre street, modern decoration with nice painted walls.
Breakfast is OK too, of course it''s not a free buffet, but it makes it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bandol, France
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Very good prices considering hotel prices in Paris . Good organic breakfast . Friendly staff . the room was not wonderfully equipped but comfortable and clean . Great location in Paris , tube and "RER" are very close .

Room Tip: Our room was in the " annexe " and though was quite correct .
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank annie p
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Penang, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Terrible service hotel, cancel my booking without my notice, wait >30min at reception to get the room, no hair dryer in the whole hotel, lift did not work on the night we stayed, we have to carry our big luggage to the 3rd floor, poor breakfast! Feel that the owner a little racist on Asian.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank TSH_12
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Property: Solar Hotel
Address: 22 rue Boulard | 14th Arr, 75014 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Paris
#25 Best Value Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Solar Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
89€ for both single and double rooms Solar Hotel is the first low-cost urban ecological hotel. In this spirit we have a single price for all our rooms and it includes not only breakfast but also access to computers, internet, phones and bicycles. 89€ for either a single or a double room, with absolutely everything included! ... more   less 
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Des Voyageurs Hotel

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