We booked this for a long weekend and I'll admit it was about the cheapest I could find in the general area of the Eiffel Tower etc so I wasn't expecting too much and when we're visiting a city we're not too bothered about the room as we've come to see the city, not the hotel, although in this case this hotel does have one secret that makes up for its minor transgressions, but you'll have to read to the end to find out what!
We didn't pay the extra 12 Euros each for a continental breakfast (not big breakfast eaters anyway so some fruit from the local supermarket sufficed) so we had minimum interaction with the staff beyond checking in, returning and receiving the room card repeatedly and checking out and there were no problems encountered with both day & night staff performing these simple tasks without issue.
The hotel lost power for a couple of hours early one evening (or our room did anyway) but as we were just getting ready for dinner it wasn't a problem.
There were four negatives (I now that sounds a lot but bear with me), two of which to be fair the hotel couldn't really help. Firstly, the two they could do something about; the lack of a kettle etc in the room, I think it's the first hotel room we've been in where the facility wasn't available (or a minibar) and the fact that all 25+ channels on the tv were in French (and yes, what do I expect in Paris, but one or two international channels wouldn't be amiss surely); now the things slightly outside of their control; the bath was tiny (I'm used to baths being a tad small for me as I'm a little over 6ft but this was ridiculous and finally, and perhaps the worst for us was the paper thin walls (ceiling/floor?), let's just say we could hear one individual snoring both nights so loudly I assumed he was in the wardrobe and I'm sure any noises my wife and I made were equally audible to neighbouring rooms (so please accept my apologies) ;-)
Anyway, when's all said and done, this is a perfectly reasonable hotel for the money (as long as you get a deal) and you accept the drawbacks of thin walls etc...Oh, and the secret that I mentioned that makes you willing to forgive this hotel practically anything....it's right next door to possibly one of the best restaurants in Paris, La Veraison. I'll be doing a review of that as well but (spoiler alert) this restaurant did not disappoint at all and in future it will be a regular dining spot whenever we return to Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Alyss Saphir Cambronne Eiffel's Hotel ***! Our cozy and friendly hotel is ideally located in the center of Paris "Rive Gauche", in the heart of the 15th district, just 20 minutes walking from the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars and Invalides. At 5 minutes from the "Rue du Commerce" and 15 minutes from the new shopping center Beaugrenelle, where you can relax doing some shopping and enjoying the many "boutiques" and restaurants ... You can also easily reach the Montparnasse train station and the Exhibition Centre Porte de Versailles by walk, by bus or subway. Alyss Saphir Cambronne Eiffel's Hotel *** is the right place to relax after a hard day of work or visiting Paris with your family. Secure public parking is located near the hotel. (Paying Service) ... more less
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