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“Friendly staff, spotlessly clean, close to Bastille”

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Bastille de Launay Hotel
Ranked #454 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel is located on Rue Amelot, in Marais. Its four blocks from Bastille metro station, which is perfect for those arriving in Paris via Gare du Nord (take line 5, six stops, takes approx 12 minutes to arrive). The location is central but the street itself is fairly quiet and the area doesn't feel too 'touristy'. We requested a room with pink walls as we liked the look of it online and the staff accepted our request. However, due to strong smell of paint in the room (there's some work going on in the hotel however it did not impact on our stay, seemed some of the rooms were being freshened up) we asked if we could change it. The staff did not have a problem with this and we got a different room straight away. We stayed in a superior room on the first floor. It was decent for Paris standards (approx 13square meters) with comfortable bed, flat screen tv, air con, small desk with chair, large mirror, safe, mini bar, large windows plus several shelves and railing for the clothes. Wi-fi was free of charge, you get a password at the reception: we watched a movie online and it worked fine so the speed wasn't an issue. Bathroom was quite small but spotlessly clean, with shower and free toiletries. Breakfast was payable extra and we thought was quite expensive (12€ per person) so we did not have one. However, there is a bakery at the end of the street as well as a small supermarket so this wasn't an issue for us. Place des Vosges is a lovely spot nearby and Marais in general is a very pretty neighbourhood, I almost wished I didn't spend so much time in hectic tourist spots! There's a lovely restaurant nearby called La Vache Acrobat where we had two splendid meals. Overall a great stay.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This hotel offered all you need for a city break stay in Paris - nice, modern rooms, well-located in the Rue Amelot and well-served by the metro and great value for money. Walking distance to Bastille and Place des Vosges and the surrounding area quite interesting and not full of tourists.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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11  Thank SOLIDSTATE
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

A good option for staying in Paris and a great one for staying in Le Marais. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, central but not on a noisy street, the Bastille de Launay has everything you want as an active tourist to enjoy Paris! This was my first trip to Paris in which I did not stay at the Latin Quarter and the hotel's location was most enjoyable as was it's small but reasonable (and modernly decorated) room with good amenities including good wi-fi. A good option for your next visit to Paris be it for work or for pleasure!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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12  Thank Fred F
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Would I recommend this place? Absolutely. Here's why:

- Location: close to Le Marais, Places des Vogues, Canal St Martin. Great place to stay in Paris.
- Price: good for the location. Marais is not cheap
- Room: small (this is Paris) but clean and well maintained. If you are in Paris, all you need is just a good bed and clean bathroom.
- People: they are friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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11  Thank LeoLHR
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is a nice, clean and friendly place on an excellent location.
Very close to Le Marais, La Bastille, Le Notre dame and Place des Vosges.
You can drop your bags at the hotel when you arrive and park your car in the
nearest parking in the city (app. € 36 a day with security),
The walking distance back to the hotel from the parking is about 15 min.
Perfect for couples. We'll come back here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank Perry0902
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This hotel is situated in a relative quiet small street near Marais. The personal were very friendly and although my reading lamp didn't work on arrival, they called the electrician as soon as it was possible to repair it and apologised profusely.
The coffee was the best I've had at a breakfast buffet in a hotel in the twenty years I've been visiting Paris.

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13  Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights, would NOT call this 3 star. the room was smaller than rooms in NYC and Tokyo, where i paid half the price and had much better locations. Room service was simply a microwave sandwich or snack delivered to your room (that we had to microwave ourselves!) so if you get in late go somewhere else. Even the hotel bar was simply a table in the lobby with bottles of booze. Could hear all the other guests in the halls, NOT soundproof! Could barely even move around the bed and in the bathroom. Staff was however friendly, and location was all right, but a good 15 to 20 min walk to Bastille. Very sterile feeling rooms as well, and beds were more memory foam than an actual mattress.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank smolinskisr
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BastilledeLaunay, Directeur général at Bastille de Launay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Dear Customers,


The severity of your comment is surprising given the numerous favorable comments from other customers!

The hotel is classified 3 stars by an official commission because we have services corresponding to European classification criteria; dimensions and equipments of the rooms, room service / bar in the lounge or in the room and availability for customers...

Our prices are in the Parisian average and not comparable to those to New York and Tokyo.

Reading your review, we wondered if you were really our client or if you have confused us with another hotel! Because indeed, we do not have room service with sandwiches or snacks, but a real one with small hot dishes...

It is true that we have no bar space but a real bar service dedicated to our customers with a presentation on a table, honesty bar type, of different products proposed for consumption and which can be found in a number of boutique hotels and other small hotels...

We also confirm that we have a real new bedding with good quality contrary to what you did say and especially we are at 6 mn from the Place de la Bastille (checked on google) and not at 15 to 20 mn!

How can you evaluate the hotel and its services while you've not used some such as breakfast, room service and bar...

We regret very much that you have not expressed your comments with our team during your stay in order to respond better to your requests and to satisfy you!

We also regret that you have not taken the time to appreciate our house and its neighborhood "Marais-Bastille" which represents a main interest historically, culturally and touristically.

Revise your opinion by coming back to the Bastille de Launay for another stay.

Your new point of view will undoubtedly be very different!

The comments from all our customers are very important and help us to improve the quality of our service and to better satisfy their expectations.

Sincerely and no ill feelings.

The Management.

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Additional Information about Bastille de Launay Hotel

Address: 42 rue Amelot | 11th Arr., 75011 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bastille / Oberkampf , République
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#331 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#413 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £87 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastille de Launay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bastille de Launay is located in the Marais, one of the liveliest areas of Paris. It is 500 metres from Place des Vosges and offers free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms at Bastille de Launay are air-conditioned with traditional décor. They are equipped with modern amenities such as flat screen satellite TV. A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room or in the comfort of guest rooms. The hotel also has a bar, where you can relax. ... more   less 
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