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TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon
Ranked #1,192 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I have travelled also to Japan, and lived in some pretty small spaces, but room 208 at the Timhotel is like a very funny skit from Saturday Night Live. It is impossibly small, and I just think management at this hotel needs to turn this into a one person twin bed room. As it is set up, it is a full-size bed for two people, but not enough space for two people to simultaneously do anything, unless one person is wedged onto the toilet and not moving around much. For $130/night, I guess this is considered a 'great buy' in Paris, but let me say this: go to VRBO and rent twice the space for half that price in the same neighborhood. I do believe that with VRBO and Homeaway, hotels in Paris may become extinct except for business travelers with unlimited travel budgets.

Room Tip: Stay away from room 208, and I suppose the rooms above and below it: 08, 108, 308, 408, etc
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Sir,

By answering our questionnaire, you have taken the time to give us your opinion about your stay in our hotel, and we thank you.

We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations, and we beg you to accept our sincerest apologies.

Be assured that the necessary corrective measures have already been taken to ensure that the quality level meets your expectations and earns your trust when you next stay with us.

Again thank you for your comments and hope to convince you, at the next visit, the inconvenience you have known were isolated incidents.

Looking forward to welcome you shortly at Timhotel, please accept, Sir, our warmest greetings.

Sincerely yours,

Eric NIVELLE

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

We stayed at this hotel en route to Rome on both legs of our journey as our train departed from Gare de Lyon which is only a few minutes walk away. Although on the small side, the room was comfortably furnished and was quite adequate for our one night stays. Good shower and plenty of fluffy towels. The huge bed was very comfortable with quality bedding. The hotel is very clean and the people on the reception desk are friendly and helpful. Buses run regularly from Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord (approx 30 mins journey time) and to many other destinations. There are plenty of restaurants close by, we can certainly recommend Café Barjot on Avenue Ledru-Rollin on the road behind the hotel. As a budget hotel it is very good and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

Sir / Madam,

We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay at TIMHOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely yours,

Eric NIVELLE
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

I have just stayed at this hotel, if you are looking for a central budget hotel, dont even think about it, this is the one.

It was clean, very confortable beds, very nice beddings, good location. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2013

Sir / Madam,

We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay at TIMHOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely yours,
Eric NIVELLE
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I have stayed in other Timhotels before and this chain is known for well placed (usually near bigger train stations) budget hotels in Paris. This one delivered exactly what I expected, the hotel is an adequate standard, 5 mins walk from Gare de Lyon. I had a clean and functional room, although I missed the tea/coffee making facilities and the minibar (or at least a small fridge). There is an option to have a basic continental breakfast for €13, but I think for this sort of money you can get better food around the hotel (it is more convenient to have the breakfast at the hotel though). The breakfast choice consisted of croissants, baguettes, pain de chocolats, ham an salami, fruit conserves, yoghurts, juices (100%), jams, nutella, milk and only one type of cheese (normally there are multiple choices in France). There are some good restaurants nearby, Chez Lyon for couscous or Le Tarmac for contemporary international cuisine and tapas. Both within easy walking distance (less than 5 mins)

Overall, like other Timhotels the 3 out of 5 is what the hotel deserves, nothing too bad, nothing too good either.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the ground floor rooms, as you can hear the metro underneath the hotel.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Sir ,

We would like to thank you for the time spent completing on trip advisor following your stay at TIMHOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON.

We gratefully acknowledge your comments and suggestions, as they allow us to improve our service and better satisfy our guests.

Thank you and we look forward to host you again in our hotel.

Sincerely yours,

Eric NIVELLE

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

OK pretty much a budget hotel & Paris rooms are not exactly large in general. Corridors here are also narrow as 2 people cannot pass without one turning sideways. Rooms very small (poky) but clean & functional, wifi was good, bed was comfortable. For a quick nights stay before catching the TGV to Lyon perfectly adequate.,

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2013

Sir / Madam,

We would like to thank you for the time spent completing on Trip advisor following your stay at TIMHOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON.

We gratefully acknowledge your comments and suggestions, as they allow us to improve our service and better satisfy our guests.

Thank you and we look forward to host you again in our hotel.

Sincerely yours,

Eric NIVELLE
HOTEL MANAGER

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

great location as close to the station and cafes, although i wouldnt stay there when travelling solo only because the hotel is off the main road so it may feel a bit uncomfortable going back to the hotel at night (but maybe it is just me)... the room we stayed in was very simple, clean and had a good size- it was perfect for us since we stayed for 3 days there so did not need more than that. the bathroom wasn't really modern but it was clean. all in all, the hotel seems good for friends staying in Paris for a couple of days

Room Tip: we had the room with roof windows on the left hand side when you walk in
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Timhotel92, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2013

Sir ,

We would like to thank you for your stay at TIMHOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON.

We gratefully acknowledge your comments and suggestions, as they allow us to improve our service and better satisfy our guests.

Thank you and we look forward to host you again in our hotel.

Sincerely yours

Eric NIVELLE
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

This was booked as a last minute girly holiday. We requested a twin room, which we got, but it was impossible to move in as it was so small. It was also very hot and noisy and we didn't get a good night's sleep. The next morning the helpful staff moved us to a bigger double room which was quieter as it faced the courtyard. The layout of the bathroom was better and you didn't have to sit on the toliet sidways to avoid bumping your knees! Even though it was a bigger room, all the rooms are small and basic compared to others I have stayed in- but you don't go to Paris to spend time in your hotel room!

Paris in August is hot and the hotel didn't have any aircon. However, the staff did managed to give us a fan which made it easier.

I would have like tea/coffe making facilities and a minibar. I don't usually use hotel minibars, but I do use the fridge to store food items.

There were a few staff on the front desk and all of them were helpful.

The room was always cleaned well and the beds were comfy. Wifi was ok but strongest in the lobby.

We didn't have breakfast, but there are some nice bakeries and cafes around and a supermarket.

The location is great and you can get to other parts of Paris easily.

Room Tip: Try and get a room overlooking the courtyard if you like peace and quiet
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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phgdl, Directeur général at TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012
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Bonjour,

Je voulais vous remercier pour votre commentaire, Nous essayons toujours de satisfaire au mieux notre clientèle.Vos remarques et suggestions nous permettent d’améliorer nos prestations ; par conséquent, votre avis est très précieux.

J'espère vous revoir prochainement parmis nous.

Eric NIVELLE
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Address: 1 rue d Austerlitz, 75012 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,192 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £64 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — TIMHOTEL Paris Gare De Lyon 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon is a very nice hotel located just 400 meters away from the Gare de Lyon Train stop. The staff is friendly and helpfull. Daily luggage storage available for early arrivals or late departures. From the hotel guests can reach any famous place of Paris within a few minutes of public transport. ... more   less 
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