We were in Paris last week end of June 09 for the summer sales, which are always worth the trip to Paris. We normally stayed in Best Western Nouvel Orléans, Paris 14e. However, my partner who is very sensitive to noise has a bad experience in BW last time.
So I decided to book Mercure Hotel, which is higher category. Because I booked far in advance, we only paid 115Euros per night for Bed & Breakfast. This is a very good value for Paris. The key in this hotel is too always ask for high floor. We were on the top floor. Room 801 has an amazing view of Paris. We didn't expect that at all. From our window, we could see most of the Eiffel Tower, the Panthéon, the roof of Notre Dame, and the Sacré Coeur....No building to block the view....
The room is small but very well lay out to maximise the space. Modern furniture. Surprisingly, the bathroom is very big for Paris. You only have one sink, but you have a bath, and a nice glass window ( not a dirty shower curtain ) if you wish to take a shower. The shower is powerfull enough, and trust us, we have a wet room at home, so we are very picky about shower.
You also have complimentary tes & coffee in the room, a private bar
Breakfast : served from 7 to 10 am from Monday to Saturday, and until 11:30 on Sunday. You can also order room service. until 12pm on Sunday. Continental breakfast with croissant, pain au chocolat, et pain aux raisins, with fruit juice, tea & coffee is very good. However the full english breakfast was a disaster, but you are in France, and th French like their sweat breakfast. Hot chocolate was also a little dissapointment. Not really up to my standard.
Location is also a plus. From Roissy CDG, take the RER to Denfert Rochereau, then change to Metro line 6, direction Nation, and stop Place d'Italie. Hotel is a 5 min walk.
The hotel is located in a residential area, very quiet, which garantee a good night sleep. A shopping center is near the metro station with restaurant nearby. The food market on Sunday is also close to the metro.
Positive : location, value for money, quiet to sleep, metro nearby, breakfast included, you can leave your lugages for free when you checked out, good air conditoning controlable form the room, nice shower, staff are courteous, get miles with flying blue air france card
Negative : english breakfast very bad, no iron or ironing board, not enough shower gel & shampoo, always ask more in reception, window of the room open completely, which can be an issue for youg kids, even there is a security lock .
Overall, this is a very good chain hotel , far much better than Ibis or Best Western.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Benefiting from direct access to the Gare du Nord, Lyon and Montparnasse railway stations, the Mercure Paris Gobelins Place d'Italie reveals a well preserved setting between the garden terrace and the view of the Eiffel Tower. Two steps from the Place d'Italie Metro hub, relax in a designer room with a serene and peaceful atmosphere. In the quietness of the private garden, relax during your business trip or at the end of the day of cultural visits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Paris Gobelins Place d`Italie Hotel Paris