We chose this hotel for family reasons. We have two children of junior school age and wanted a place where they were close to us and safe, but where we also had a bit of privacy (i.e. a partition between their room and ours, allowing us to have the lights on and talk while they were asleep). Finding interconnected rooms in a Paris hotel is difficult and expensive, so a holiday apartment seemed a good solution.
We paid 540 euros for three nights for a large apartment with effectively separate bedrooms and a reasonable size bathroom (with bath and shower), in mid-February (British school half-term). The room is basic, but clean and comfortable; soap, shampoo, towels, bed linen etc are all provided, and there is a kitchenette with crockery and a dining table. The bath and shower were fine. Everything works. There is also free wifi (although the arrangements for this are a bit fiddly, and we had to ask for a new log-in code every day - my only real criticism). There is TV in the room, but French language channels only. There is a 24 hour reception, with very helpful staff.
As for location it is not a particularly attractive part of Paris, but it is convenient. The Gare de l'Est metro station is just five minutes' walk away, and it is a 15 minute direct metro ride to Notre Dame and the centre of the city; 25 minutes or so to the Musee d'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower. there are also fast buses to the centre of the city. The Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord is just 10 to 15 minutes' walk away, or a short bus ride. There are a few decent bars, cafes and restaurants nearby, especially around the Gare de l'Est itself.
Overall, for budget accommodation which is family friendly this is highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 40 studio apartments and 10 one-bedroom apartments offer budget accommodation and convenient locations for sightseeing and enjoying all the attractions Paris has to offer. The property is perfectly located in the 10th District near Gare de l'Est, in the very centre of Paris. The self catering studio apartments and apartments provide a genuine home from home as they're furnished with TVs, kitchenettes (microwave, fridge, hob), dining areas, bedrooms and more. 24 Hour Reception, Car Parking and FREE Wi-Fi available. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure we have a superb selection of studio apartments and apartments to suit your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Martin Apartments By Stayparis Hotel Paris