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“never....never again..!”
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Hotel Hibiscus
Ranked #1,709 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“never....never again..!”
Reviewed 30 October 2008

Oh my goodness..this cant even be called a hotel...It was worse than the squat out of the film just married! Im 17 and it was my first holiday without my parents. As a group of 3 girls we felt very unsafe in this hotel. We first arrived and just laughed when we saw the room ad it was just horrific..It then wasnt so funny. We were put on the seventh floor and the room was horrible.
THERE WASNT ANY FIRE ESCAPE! If there was a fire we wouldnt of survived. The notice on the door read "IN CASE OF A FIRE, IF THE STAIRS ARE BLOCKED...SHOUT OUT THE WINDOW FOR HELP" We had to go downstairs on the first night as our light wasnt working. As we were walking down the 7 flights of stairs (as the lift was to risky) we felt uneasy. at half two in the morning there was no lights on the stairs (no one told us that they were near the lifts) a shoe was holding open one of the guest doors and this scared us slightly as 3 men where in the room..:S The man at reception can up to help us with our light and he made it obvious not to shut our door..this also worried us as we felt very vunrable. Before getting into bed we moved our suitcases against our door as well as moving the beds down and level against the suitcases. This made us feel slightly safer but we were awake all night from the noises from the stairs and the other room, where the guest next door was in and out of the room all night. we didnt eat in the hotel as it was to discusting and dirty. The bathroom was horrible. We didnt shower in three days as it was so discusting..we were cleaner not to shower than wash in the filth of that bathroom.The plug socket in our room was half off the wall. We bought our own travel plug and when we put our charger in it wouldnt work as the connection was off the wall. The fire alarms were hanging off the wall and the smoke dectectors had wires hanging out of them so they wouldnt work. We had one pillow between three and the sheets had burn holes through them. It was just a horrible experience. NEVER GO HERE! IT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE SO NO ONE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE.

  • Liked — Nothing....it was horrible! needs to be shut down
  • Disliked — Everything....my friends made it bareable.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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7 Thank golfer321
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2007

This hotel doesn't even merit a rating. Fire exits and extinguishers are non-existent, dingy corrridors, sheets with some strands of hair from previous occupants. To add insult, toilet roll, half-used probably from the last 2 occupants. Worse, some groaning and moaning can be heard from the next room, not even an ear plug can drown out the nightmare audio.
They even have to borrow a pillowcase from the hotel beside them.

Breakfast that is served with a not so tasty croissant. Not even a hot drink available. Can't even get a drink from the vending machine coz it's broken.

It really doesn't deserve to be in Paris. IT'S A HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARD HOTEL.

  • Liked — Nothing.
  • Disliked — Everything.
  • Stayed June 2003, travelled with family
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8 Thank WanderingStep
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2007

Let me first warn other travellers, thinking of visiting Paris in the summer! The temperature often reaches 30-35 degrees Celsius (86-95F) in July (when we were there), & it's just too much when you want to spend the day exploring the vast city by feet. Let March-April or September-October be the months of your choice instead! Climate is much similar to the one found in NYC, for example. This hotel doesn't have any AC facilities, and it gets HOT! Rooms are incredibly filthy & dark. Bathrooms cramped with cracked porcelain & dirt where you least want to find it. In our room, there was only one naked bulb hanging from the ceiling + 2 bedside lamps, none of them working. Old shoes were outside our door when we entered the room for the first time, and we found dirty old socks under the bed (among other things). The 'breakfast' consists of a couple of 'danish' (greasy croissants), some candy-like marmalade & simple coffe or milk. But worst of all: the manager tried to rip us off, by charging for the room twice! I had payed in advance via the website, and of course had the voucher with me when checking in. Despite that, the manager claimed that we hadn't payed at all. My fiancee actually started to cry at that point. Partly because of the look of the hotel when we arrived, partly because they were trying to rip us off. Incredibly enough, they suddenly gave up the attempt & let us in to our room anyway. We payed a little more than 70€ for the room, & when I booked it seemed very cheap. Afterwords I realize that there are hundreds of much cheaper hotels in Paris, offering everything Hibiscus do not. And without having to take the Metro to go to the city centre. My advice to every traveller is to think twice before picking this hotel for your Paris stay - it just might ruin the whole experience....

  • Liked — It's near the Republique Metro station.
  • Disliked — Unfriendly staff, dirty, worn out & breakfast is a joke.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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13 Thank Petter-Niklas
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Bizkaia, Basque Country
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2007

This hotel has a good location because you have the underground station near the hotel, but the services that the hotel offers are very poor. The decoration and the furniture was very old, and the breakfast was so poor. Instead, if you want a cheap hotel in Paris situated in a good district, this would be a good option.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed November 2005, travelled with family
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2 Thank ShiraOwen
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Zurich
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2007

Avois this hotel by all means even though it might appear to be cheap.

I cannot believe that easyjet reccomended this hotel to us!!!

  • Liked — only its location
  • Disliked — everything except location
  • Stayed November 2004, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank blueyesgr14
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milan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2006

Please, please, believe me and avoid this hotel: it's really, really bed: filthy bedrooms, everything is broken, tiny bathrooms, windows didnt' close properly and it was winter and the radiator was broken....what is more: they made us pay more than dealed in the reservation and they don't want to give our money back.
SIMPLY CHOOSE ANOTHER HOTEL.

  • Liked — rien
  • Disliked — tout
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
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8 Thank pallina85
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Luxembourg city
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282 reviews
214 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2006

please avoid this place. the rooms are not clean, the bathrooms not working. It is the kind of hotel where when you get in you think 'well is the hotel open'? It is just next to hotel bristol (same owner). It is really a shame because it havs a superb location and with a bit of money invested this palce could be fantastic. It is the kind of hotel where you always have a doubt when you leave to room; thinking, well I hope I will find my luggage in the room when back from walking!!! One more thing, just before check out, I watched under the bed to check I did not forget anything : it as so dirty with tissues, etc .... In that location, 50 meters away from this one, I would than recommend HOTEL REPUBLIQUE (rue albert thomas) +/- same rate but better value !!!!

  • Stayed August 2006
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5 Thank Pillowtester
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Property: Hotel Hibiscus
Address: 66 rue de Malte | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Canal Saint-Martin , République
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Ranked #1,709 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Hibiscus 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Small hotel in building circa 1900 located near Place de la Republique, Le Marais, Bastille. ... more   less 
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