Soon after our arrival in France, my husband and I took the RER B into the Gare du Nord and then a taxi to this hotel, which is easily found just off the Place de la Republique, yet on a quiet side street. The front desk receptionist immediately allowed us into our room (at noon) which was small but not micro, with a nice sized bathroom. The bed was a typical small French bed which made for a little jousting while we slept.
The hotel is located about 1.5 blocks from a Monoprix which allowed us to have cheaper water and Orangina, although you could buy cold water in a machine in the hotel lobby for 2 euro per small bottle. There is also now a nice cafe on la place de la Republique for afternoon coffee or wine. We did not have breakfast at the hotel except the last day, and it was lovely with choices and good cafe.
The hotel is in one of our favorite quartiers, le Marais, and within walking distance of many restaurants (we enjoyed Au Bascou), bistros (le Blanc Cassis on rue dupetit Thouars), and points of interest, such as the Museum of Arts et Metiers which any nerd would love!
The receptionist on duty our last morning told us it might take a while to get a cab to the hotel (and he certainement wasn't enthusiastic about assisting us! He wasn't a regular clerk, fortunately.). So we shlepped over to la Place de la Republique where there was a conveniently located taxi stand and one came along just as we got there. We made it to the Gare de Lyon with time to spare for our next adventure in France.
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Hotel Meslay Republique
- Minotel Paris
- Paris Minotel