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“Should be 2 stars hotel not 3 stars”
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Residence du Pre
Ranked #581 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Should be 2 stars hotel not 3 stars”
Reviewed 15 November 2010

First of all, the hotel is not worthed to be 3 star hotel. We have stayed there in a single and a double room. Both rooms were smelling. Later I realized that they are smelling because of wet carpet due to water coming from bathroom after taking a shower. When a shower is taken the bathroom is getting wet and water flooding into the room makes carpet wet. Isolation of the rooms are not good it was so noisy, hard to sleep. It is indicated that the hotel has private parking space 12 euro per day but that is not true. The person in reception directs you to a parking place where there is no parking space. I paid 31 euro per day for parking. No mini bar in the room. Breakfast is so poor. I do not suggest that hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2010

My wife and I have stayed in this hotel twice. We select this hotel because it has a good price and a good location for people travelling in and out of Gare du Nord and going to the Stade de France. The neighborhood is not the best, but it is convenient with the metro very close as well. The people at the front desk were friendly and helpful for the most part, especially the late night workers. We arrived much later than expected and this was not a problem. The rooms themselves are adequate and what you would expect for a relatively inexpensive hotel in paris.

The problem with this hotel and our room is that WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE LEFT THERE WITH BEDBUG BITES. We have some experience with these miserable creatures and know how to spot the warning signs. We both had bites that showed up a few days after we left the hotel. We also found small blood stains on the sheets in the mornings. We checked the room and there was no obvious sign of infestation and we were very careful with our clothes. For most of the time we were speculating that there was a problem but on the final day we woke up at 5am to catch and early train and there was a live, large (well-fed-looking) bedbug crawling on the wall right next to the bed. This, of course, makes us very sure that the hotel does have bedbugs.

Please be very careful staying here. It is a shame to have to report this about the hotel, but its the truth. For anyone who does not have experience with these insects, you are lucky. Please believe me that you don't want them hitching a ride home with you.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Winsford, Cheshire U>K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2009

We have travelled to Paris on lots of occasions, and this hotel is by far the best we have stayed in. It is clean, friendly, and in an ideal location for sightseeing, and Gard du Nord railway station, being a short walk 5-10 minutes away, very close to the metros.

On every occasion we have stayed here, we have always had a fantastic welcome.

The hotel, is excellent, the rooms are more than comfortable, and the bathrooms are very clean. This hotel offers a continental breakfast.

We like this hotel not only because of its locality, but because we always have a lovelly comfortable stay, and feel very welcome by both the owner and staff, and also, we feel very safe here.

If you are looking for a decent hotel, that won't rip you off, and want somewhere clean, bright and comfortable, then we would recommend this hotel to you. Its brilliant, and can't imagine anyone not being happy staying here

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2009

Our room was on the 5th floor facing the street. I really enjoyed looking out our window balcony and seeing people on the street. It was very quiet and it felt very safe. I got a good sense of the life style of this community by walking around the neighborhood. I enjoyed the pastries and the corner cafes. The Cadet metro was close by and we were able to navigate our way to all of the sites in Paris. I would recommend this hotel and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2007

Found a website that touted this place as being close to Gare St. Lazare. In actuality, it is closer to Gare du Nord, only a 5-10 minute walk away, and about a 20-25 minute walk to Gare St. Lazare and Gallerie Lafayette. Also, there's a metro stop close by. The hotel is just off a small square on Rue Lafayette. Not a bad location, but not the greatest, either.

The room was small but clean, and the staff was very accomodating.

Had a room on the top floor facing the street. Nice view of a nice little street, and it is relatively quiet except for one night when a bunch of people were having some sort of party a building or two away and their windows were open and one guy who must've been completely hammered made noises that sounded like a donkey braying. He did this over and over and over...it woke us, of course, but we ended up having a great laugh about it.

Also, beware of the little teenage brats who like to hang out on the bridge over the street. They like to try to spit down on anyone who passes under the bridge.

Stayed November 2007
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USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2007

Quite excellent! And the concierge was very interested in my having a pleasant stay... Bathroom imaculate, fresh air through large window. 100 steps from major Metro line #7 and sweet city plaza square Montholon Plaza on corner. Everything was excellent and safe. Had 24 hour concierge coverage and a nice elevator with lots of light and bright ... all you can hope for. You can lock up your extra cash in the hotel safe-- your traveling papers, etc... you are actually encouraged to do so even though the area was extremely safe and friendly. Lots of cafes and eating establishments within one block. All in all it was a most marvelous choice... the other 3 du Pre "chain" of sweet hotels visible nearby incase any one of the 4 are booked, try one of the other three. Grocery store within one block which came in handy and this street, Rue Pierre Semard, has an bridge that goes across above the street so that you can always just look for that cross bridge to tell you your hotel is right there. I used that as a visual to find my way back from the Metro station. All in all excellent, excellent. If you come in from CDG airport... take the RER to Gare du Nord and when you get off it is three blocks south to the hotel. And... on the way...near Gare du Nord check out a pastry shop called Pastrie Naturale on the street in front of the BIG CLOCK... (has the word naturalle in the sign)... as you walk those three block they do a good delicious everything at low prices. Remember to get your money-EUROs in your home town because if you start changing your money near the Louvre or other famous sites, it is major mark-up penalty. There are places with no service charge (found one near L'Opera) on changing your money, so look for them... ALL IN ALL...WONDERFUL STAY...If I were to come again, I would choose this hotel. I cannot recommend it more highly. Choose a hotel with the name "du Pre" in it especially if you are traveling as a single person.

Stayed August 2007
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Property: Residence du Pre
Address: 15 rue Pierre Semard, 75009 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence du Pre 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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