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Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse
Ranked #1,356 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Australia
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“OK, but let down by little things”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We travelled as part of a group booking. As has been mentioned by other reviewers this hotel is very close to Gare Montparnasse and metro Gaite. It is also quite close to the Catacombs so one can get there early before it gets too busy. (Catacombs Hint: if you get there before 9.30 you should get into the Catacombs in the first group and save yourself a lot of queuing.) The hotel is in a busy restaurant quarter with numerous food options. Our room was typical of small Paris hotel rooms, but was adequate and at least had room for our luggage. The bathroom too was small but functional. It was quiet enough despite being right next to the lift. Our main problem was that whenever we entered the room there was a very musty smell evident, though no one else in our group had this problem. The reception staff we were told were fill-ins for staff on leave, and whilst they spoke English their manner was off hand and not overly helpful. One of our party was mucked around on checking in being given the key to two occupied rooms before the right room was identified. Another's checking in was delayed beyond 5.00 pm because the room wasn't ready. When the lift was out of order no one could be bothered to put an 'out of order' sign on it. Overall, for the price paid we were satisfied but as you can see, it wasn't without its problems.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 601; it had a musty smell.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Sir,
Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review, you take advantage of the very close quarters as sights and many shops and restaurants that surround the hotel.
We apologize for désagremments you meet and helping the little home that was reserved.
We hope to see you can be on a future trip.
best regards
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This is a popular hotel due to it's location near Montparnasse Station (which isn't that nice a place itself). If price and location to the station is important (which it was for me) then it's not bad but I've paid less to stay in nicer places in Paris. There's another slightly nice TimHotel nearby so don't get confused when booking!

This hotel is over-priced and needs some attention in most areas. The rooms are small, even by Paris standards - I was staying alone but with 2 people it would feel very cramped.

Everything just felt really budget about this place - they don't even have proper cups in the rooms, just plastic disposable ones! I found my room was quite dusty too. The bathroom was the nicest part of the room as it had been refurbished.

The hotel is small and can be noisy. The staff are ok but most do not speak English well. Breakfast isn't included and you'll have a 5-10min walk to find some places which are work eating in.

Look around for something better if you can.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
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Cher Monsieur,
Nous sommes désolé que votre séjour n'est pas été à la mesure de vos attentes, cependant nous vous remercions pour vos commentaires qui dans l'avenir nous servirons à améliorer nos services.
Cordialement
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

timhotel gare montparnasse is a nice, cozy and clean. its very near the metro station, in a nice neighbourhood. there are many restaurants near the hotel, boulangeries and supermarkets.

but there were some things i didnt like: 1. it was very cold in the room and in the bathroom too, after taking a shower it was a nightmare. the heating was on only late in the night, during the day and in the morning it was off.

2. the noise- i could hear everything my neighbours were talking, when they came in and when they were going out, the doors made a biiiiiig noise, they were squeaking like hell

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
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Chers Clients,
Nous vous remercions d'avoir prit le temps de poster vos commentaires sur l 'hôtel, nous sommes désolés pour les désagréments du chauffage et des bruits de couloir. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié la localisation proche du métro et des restaurant et espérons vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

As the name suggests, the Timhotel Gare Montparnasse is close to the Montparnasse station in Paris. Montparnasse is a major station for TGV and regional trains through France. The Hotel is an easy, less than 1 minute, walk from the main doors of the station.
Timhotel is clean, quiet and comfortable. And, for the money it is excellent value. The staff are very friendly, helpful and all speak English. The rooms are small, but still with sufficient room for the occupants (although the bathroom was a bit squeezy!). The bed was again, clean and comfortable. I certainly did not have any problem sleeping, and slept well. I found it better to sleep with the heating off and one window open a bit to provide a bit better air flow.
There are several very good restaurants within an easy walk, all of which provide good value meals in several styles.
All in all, I would recommend the Timhotel Montparnasse as a good value, comfortable family hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
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Chers clients,
Merci pour vos commentaires agréable et positifs sur la localisation proche de la gare, des nombreux restaurants aux alentours ainsi qu'a la propriété des chambres et le bon accueil qui vous a été réservé lors de votre séjour à Paris.
Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.
Cordialement
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

It was my life worst experience with Timhotel Montaparnasse.
I have booked Timhotel Montparnasse Paris for 4 nights from Agoda.
I am describing the sequence of events which happened with me in this hotel.
I checked in on 17-Apr-2014 and was handed over a key of 5th floor room (room number was 509 I think). But when I actually saw the room I got shocked because that was like a double economy room (very small store type room) though I have booked a comfort double room (specification on Agoda shows it is a 13 m/sq room). I have kept my luggage there and came down stairs to ask for the room which I have booked, but the receptionist (her name was Irica) told me that hotel is fully booked so I have to manage in that room only but she promised me that tomorrow they will change my room. Although it was not correct on their part but still I have accepted it for one day.
But the worst thing happened on next day I have packed my luggage and came down stairs for the new room which I have booked. At that time there was some very rude receptionist (I don’t that man name), I have asked him for my new room number. He rudely replied that there hotel is fully booked now and I have to manage in twin room (two separate bed). I requested him that I have booked comfort double room and your previous receptionist confirmed me that i can change my room today so please give me the comfort double room. His answer was “Whatever we have, you have to manage in that otherwise you can leave the Hotel”. I was shocked with this statement as I have already paid my full booking amount to Agoda and I was not having time to search for other Hotel at that time. So I accepted a twin room (room number was 322). I was shocked one more time when at the same time one gentleman came and they have given him comfort double room in front of me. And when i asked why they have done like that they said it’s a direct booking with Timhotel and I have booked it from Agoda so other gentlemen have priority to take comfort double room. And they have shouted on me in French (which I was not able to understand) why I am asking for comfort double room if they have already denied.
I got pissed off with these events and simply took my luggage to room number 322 (twin separate bed room). This experience has ruined my Paris holidays and for continuous 4 days I was in depression mind.
I want for Timhotel Management to reply on this and justify why they do such things with customer.
If you are not French then do not book this hotel.They feel shame in speaking English.

Room Tip: If you are not French then do not book this hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Sorry for the bad experience you had during your stay all the team wants to apologie for the inconvenience.
Best regards
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

A great little find right across from the gare: good value, clean small rooms, remarkably quiet with double-glazed windows.

Nothing special here, but exactly what you want in a hotel near a train station. Perfect for a night before an early morning departure.

Fine selection os restaurants in immediate walking distance.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
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Chers Clients,
Merci d'avoir prit le temps de laisser vos commentaires très positifs sur notre hôtel.
En effet la localisation en face de la gare est très pratique pour les départs matinaux, le choix des restaurants aux alentours est très varié, nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour au calme.
Au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau.
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Nice hotel with good price and very nice location. The staff was very, very friendly and helpful with us. Double room is a bit small, but Paris is always complicated. My wife and I thought the breakfast was kind of poor, although everything seemed to be made with fresh stuff! It is just a matter of few options.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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monpt, Gérant at Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
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Chers Clients,
Merci pour vos commentaires positifs sur l'emplacement, le bon rapport qualité prix et l'accueil que vous avez reçu.
En espérant vous recevoir a nouveau.
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Property: Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse
Address: 22 rue de l Arrivee, 75015 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montparnasse
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1,356 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The two star hotel Timhotel Montparnasse is one of the most ancient hotels in this neighbourhood. Excellent good value ratio. Convenient location: at the foot of the Montparnasse tower, in front of the railway station, and next to ghe Gaîté district (many restaurants, theatres and stores). Underground station at 150 m. 77 rooms with free wifi access. Buffet breakfast. ... more   less 
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