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“Nightmare of bedbuggs”
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Hotel Cactus
Ranked #1,736 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 12 February 2013

The location was fine, really close to metro station Volontaries.
However, the breakfast was not good, The place was really dirty. The rooms were dirty! Whenever we were in bed, we were ittching. We found out there were bed buggs the last night and it was a horrible ending to a great trip in Paris-

Room Tip: Room 5 has bed buggs
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Between work and leisure I have over 1200 nights in hotels in the US and Europe.
Well, this hotel is a number 1 on my list of "bad hotels".
The hotel was dirty with a bad smell of fungus. I would not recommend this hotel for a family, spend some more money and get a clean hotel in a better location.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Service of the hotel was really good. Hotel staff was very friendly. Just room was with minus - no normal window, only glass door in the corner. Breakfast was usual french little breakfast. The best thing was very good location of the hotel - near two metro stations and supermarket.
It is really good choice for travelers, who are not too particular and want to visit Paris, but not to lay the whole days in the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

I was here for a night only as I needed to catch the flight early next morning. The size of the room is bigger than I thought. The Hotel is an old one. However, provided I only stayed a night there for the sleep, I am satisfied with everything. WiFi is excellent and free.I did not have any bedbug issues.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night and I got eaten alive by bed bugs. Over firty bites made my birthday the following day a very uncomfortable day. The room was dingy and dirty with very old stained carpets. The toilet seat was cracked and pinched your bottom every time you stood up. I have stayed in better hostels at half the price. Easybook, please remove this from your list!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

The Cactus hotel has a convenient location, just a few minutes walk from the Metro ( station Volontaires) . From this station it is a short ride to the big railwaystation Gare Montparnasse. Alternatively, from Gare Montparnasse to the hotel is about 15 minutes walk.
There are also restaurants , just around the corner and in the neighbourhood, all on walking-distance.
The lady at the reception is very friendly and works efficiently.
The hotel itself is really old, there are small stairs to the rooms. The rooms itself : small, old, dirty carpets, an old bathroom with mold , very old furniture etc. The bed I had however was OK.
I had a room on the frontside, and since it was very warm in the room ( you can understand that this hotel has no aircon !) I left the window open : but the noise in the street did not stop until after midnight and started again around 4.30 AM. I don't know if there are rooms on a quiet side, but I would suggest you ask.
The breakfast was poor : the usual stuff : baguette, a croissant, hot drink with no taste, "fruit"-juice ( that was how they called it). In the breakfastroom there was a strange smell.
I had free Wifi, but I don't know if this is standard.
No value for money : well, even for Paris the hotel was to expensive : I paid 79 euros for a single room. So my next stay will definitely not be in Cactus hotel, because you can find better options for this price.

Room Tip: Ask if there is a quiet side in this hotel.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 47 rue des Volontaires | 15 Arr., 75015 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
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Ranked #1,736 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £49 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cactus 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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