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“Do not stay here, it is horrendous - dirty, poorly maintained, rude staff”
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Atel Avenir
Ranked #1,636 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Reading, UK
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“Do not stay here, it is horrendous - dirty, poorly maintained, rude staff”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Many of the reviews on this hotel listing are actually for another Avenir Hotel in Paris which is in the Montmartre area near Anvers metro station and actually seems ok. In reality this hotel is a dive.
t looked very delapidated from the outside which concerned us but we peservered and went into the hotel. As soon as we entered the reception an unpleasant smell met us, we checked in and were shown to our room, which was:
- dark
- damp
- musty
- smelly
- tiny
- had no proper pillows, just a roll of material which was uncovered
- Cushions on the bed which were stained and had no covers on
- A tiny bathroom with a shower that wasn't attached to the wall
- A view of rubbish and a wall
- Eiderdowns on the beds that were stained and smelt very strongly

We complained and requested another room, after being made to wait for an hour and a half in the first room we were shown to another room, this room was larger and brighter but still had a number of problems:
- The bathroom floor was covered with other people's hair, long strands and shorter strands
- There were stains on the ceiling that looked like blood
- The eiderdowns were still stained and smelt strongly
- There were still dirty, stained and uncovered cushions on the bed
- There was a cigarette butt on the floor
- The floor was unhoovered and visibly dirty
- The room smelt VERY strongly of cigarettes.
We explained to the owner that the standard of the hotel rooms we had seen wasn't acceptable, even for a 2 star hotel and that the pictures on the site are not representative of the way the hotel looks at the moment. At the very least I would expect a room to be clean and have clean bedding, this was not the case in this hotel.
The hotel manager was extremely rude to us when we challenged the cleanliness and general state of his hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

Firstly this is no where near the sacre coeur, completely the other side of the city so dont know how you can have views, maybe there is another hotel with the same name closer.
Anyway, same as most on here rooms tiny and dark and dingy, bed ok, noise from other rooms slightly, all clean bathroom ok but no shower curtain, reception was good, location perfect, wifi only in lobby. Paid 80 euros a night for 2 people so cant complain.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

Was here with husband on school trip. Had our own room while boys shared other rooms. Safety aspect appalling as no fire escape. Rooms shabby and dark even in day. Ours had no carpet, just cold tiles. Bed had no pillows, just an uncovered "roll" thing that 2 of us were meant to share. Bathroom clean. Shower was hand held affair so had to sit in bath. Size of room meant we were tripping over our 2 suitcases constantly. Grotty outlook into back windows of other buildings. Breakfast staff rude and unfriendly. Had to sit where told cramped in corner near kitchen, so forfeited cost and went elsewhere for breakfast for rest of stay. Location though is good - close to metro and good cafes. Seems to be a popular choice for school group operators so beware. Walls are paper thin and this place is noisy. If you need a place to rest for a little while during the day or if you ever need an early night this is not the place to be.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Property: Atel Avenir
Address: 373 rue de Vaugirard | 15th Arr., 75015 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#91 Spa Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Atel Avenir 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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