We visited Paris, France in June 2013 and stayed in this Hotel for a week. I guess with a limited budget, it's impossible to have a hotel with all the things fabulous. Decide what criteria are non-negotiable for you and which are those you can leave a few days without. With your standards trimmed down to what is important, its now easier to decide on which hotel you will pick to stay. Here are my comments for this hotel.
1. The location is very accessible. It's near (a) Metro train station (b) one of the stops of city bus tour (Moulin Rouge) (c) regular bus stops and (d) no problem getting a taxi.
2. The place is very convenient. There are (a) various restaurants, fast food (McDonalds, KFC, local cafes, chinese take aways). If they are not open for 24 hours, I don't exactly know what time they close. KFC/McDonalds/local cafes are still open past 12 a.m. (b) Near ATMs (c) there are various convenient stores (local small shops) for many things from bottled water to fruits.
3. Because of point 1 and 2, the place is busy which means, there is no problem going back late at night. There are lots of people outside. The hotel is in a small road in the area so you wont be disturbed by the noise either.
4. The room (at least our room) is spacious for us. There is enough space for our things and to move around. Of course "enough space" is relative and it depends on your expectations. Remember, this is a two star hotel in Paris. (also, see comment for the bathroom on Ney!)
5. The room is clean. We always come back to the hotel every night with the room tidied up.
6. The attendants are courteous and very helpful. Many of them understand and accommodate english only speakers.
7. I think the price is reasonable at least when we had it.
1. There is no elevator. Our room is on the 3rd floor (4th floor for Americans) and I have to carry our luggage from the ground to the 3rd on a narrow spiral stairs.
2. The bathroom is big but the shower room is very small. I often bump the soap holder and it's difficult to pick fallen things in it. The bathroom has an unused real estate enough to accommodate our empty luggage. It would have been better if the space was used for the shower room.
3. No wifi or perhaps limited wifi (cant access many sites including facebook!)
4. The toilet is in a separate room. There is no exhaust. The lights automatically switches off (no on/off switch) after few minutes even if your performance is not yet done. You have to waive your hands in the air and say "let there be light!". Sometimes "and there is light", but on other times, complete darkness.
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