I stayed at this hotel for a short trip from 10th to 12th March 2014, in room 407.
Good, few minutes walk from Gare de Nord station, do check directions carefully and find fastest walking route.
Decor is varied, very small reception area with a billiards/lounge area located adjacent. The staff were helpful enough and they spoke english which was a joy after experiencing french coldness on the eurostar. The lounge area is outdated, but it's something, most hotels in Paris lack space.
Lifts/route to room
The lift may have been designed by the french anorexic artistic type. Three people lift which would hardly fit my fat backside in. It is a relief however, because climbing 4 flights of stairs with baggage isn't my idea of a warm welcome. The decor in the passage/corridor area is also outdated, narrow and underlit.
Meh .,,as the title suggests.
To start with the positives, it was clean with a cupboard with adequate storage/hanging space, a work desk in the corner and adequate power sockets. There was a full size mirror for me to practice my French on adjacent to the working desk.
It had French doors in the both the bedroom and the en-suite which were pleasant enough as the weather looked like it would hold up. I was proved wrong shortly. The view was onto the street and it was noisy even though it wasn’t the weekend, and it does get warm in the night, heat gains on the fourth floor and it was a south-facing room. The AC system is operational seasonally I believe, because I did have a fiddle, and nothing.
The en-suite was pleasant, clean and well maintained. The shower maintained a good pressure even on the 4th floor and was hot enough to wash the crepe residue out of my beard. The layout was DDA friendly. The toilets areas in the lounge area downstairs were also pleasant and for me, the highlight of the hotel.
I must bring to your attention the beds. I ordered a double bed specifically, because that’s the way I like it. This was achieved by pushing 2 single beds together. This was highly annoying and the beds kept shifting , leaving me drowning in the wedge in between. I smartly put some socks under the legs and leant one side against my suitcase, which helped, but do make sure the double room is ONE double bed.
The breakfast is served from 7am to 10am I believe, which is great for a late riser like myself. The breakfast room is located in the ex-cold storage areas as with the older buildings. Architecturally, it’s nice down there, low arched ceilings, original mortar-work and a nice layout with the ‘buffet’ set against one wall. The ‘buffet’ however consisted of 3 baskets with carbs, I mean white bread, corissants and some pastries which again were ‘meh’. What really toasted my croissant was the exceptionally slow conveyer-belt type toaster, this needs urgent replacement!
There did exist a fridge with chilled fresh orange and grapefruit juice, which I enjoyed much. I do not advise the breakfast here, I don’t remember how much was paid but it wasn’t worth it.
The room was cleaned and well for that case. I had to leave the room for it to be cleaned and it wasn’t done on my return. This was promptly fixed and wasn’t too much hassle. The cleaners don’t speak English and apparently don’t like to knock. I’m pretty sure one of them got an eyeful, which left me feeling a little violated. This seemed a genuine mistake, and he did say sorry, repeatedly.
Toilet/bath areas are nice.
Location is convenient yet noisy.
Room hygiene is satisfactory, although other earlier reviews have reflected atrocities.
Mind your beds – two singles is not a double.
Buy your breakfast elsewhere.
Hotels in Paris are generally pricey and this may be the right choice at the right price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of the french capital, The hotel*** Le Rocroy has the perfect location to make the most out of your stay. Next to Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, you can easily walk to the Montmartre area, visit the Sacré-Coeur or the famous Place du Tertre. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will enjoy the large spacious rooms all equipped with AC, wifi and a personal desk, the friendly lobby in a authentic exposed stoned room, and the conference room for your buisness meetings. The team willl be available to answer any of your request. Enjoy a typical breakfast every morning. ... more less
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