An attractive lobby and friendly staff greeted us at the Citadines. The location couldn't be more ideal. On the Seine just a few blocks from the Louvre and Notre Dame, the hotel is a most convenient home base for meandering treks through the 6th and 5th arrondissements as well as Le Marais on the right bank. An added money-saving advantage: you can take the RER train from the airport (CDG) directly to the St. Germian metro stop, a short 2 block walk to the hotel.
The Citadines is an apartment hotel, and our room on the 6th floor did have a very functional small kitchenette. The room was clean and the bathroom was modern with a European setup which means some shower water will find its way onto the bathroom floor. An electric towel warmer was a nice unexpected amenity. We can't say the Citadines evokes old world charm or the sophistcation of some of the newer hotels. But for the traveler on a budget, if you can book a room at a reasonable rate, the Ciatdines is a good choice. The location is hard to beat.More