We struggled to find a budget priced hotel near to the Gare Du Nord for the Arc de Triomphe weekend, but were very please we booked at the Timhotel. Excellent location near to Gare D'est and Gare du Nord with a metro station less than 5 minutes walk away. Lively, but not rundown area of the city with some good restaurants, cafes and excellent transport links. Staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly even when they couldn't find our reservation on their system and allowed us to store our luggage as we had arrived early in the day.
As a party of 6 we had 3 double rooms on the third floor, all different shapes and sizes. Our room was not large but had all the space we needed, a decent sized en suite with shower over the bath and a comfortable, large double bed. Lots of storage space for bags and a decent sized wardrobe.
Even though it was only 18 / 19 degrees outside it was very, very warm in the room, but the air-con helped a little and the only window opened to the fire escape - we weren't too bothered as we hadn't expected a view!
Breakfast was excellent, buffet served in a clean, spacious, modern breakfast room with endless, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Standard continental breakfast of cold meats, 4 different cheeses, rolls, bread / toast, pastries, jam, honey, yogurts, fresh fruit and natural yogurt - a bargain for 13 euros a head.
We booked through www.booking.com and paid under £100 per room per night which considering the location and the fact that many hotels were full for the racing weekend was excellent (and a lot less than the advertised 185 euros per room per night listed in the hotel lobby). Didn't try the wifi but our friends used it OK and there was a modern PC in the lobby along with a working (if small lift).
Not the greatest hotel we've ever stayed in but served its purpose well for the weekend and would recommend if you're not too fussy and just want somewhere to sleep and have a good breakfast.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Saint Martin Hotel Paris
- Hotel Saint Martin
- Saint Martin Hotel
- Villa Saint Martin Paris