My wife and I stayed here for one night in early May 2013. We had booked the hotel on-line, since it was near the Paris Nord railway station we were going to use to travel from Paris.
This hotel is rated as a 3-star and I think this is a stretch. The hotel is located on narrow one-way side street in a seedier part of Paris near the East railway station. When we arrived at the hotel at 11am, the door to the street was locked, a houskeeper saw us and let us in.
Good news was our room was ready, the bad news was our room was ready. Getting to the room was a challenge since the two of us, and our luggage would not fit in the small lift. We arrived at a small dark room on the 6th floor. it smelled quite nice, apparently they use the scent to mask the room's shortcomings.
The smaller room you can expect in Europe. The cracks in the wall, the permanent dirt stains on the chairs and the toilet seat you would not expect in a hotel anywhere. The bed was clean and reasonably comfortable. This was the room's only redeeming feature.
The bathroom had no tub, just a shower that you had to step up about a foot off the floor to get in. The floor was very slippery and would be unsafe for anyone with a mobility issue.
Since we were only in Paris for one night, and had prepaid the room, we stayed. When we came back by cab later at night, the driver insisted on driving us right to the hotel door rather than let us off at the corner. He said he wanted to make sure we made it into the building ok.
There is a nice continental breakfast provided for 12 Euro per person. We were comped one breakfast as a thanks for bringing a leaking plumbing situation to the attention of management.
Others have reviewed this hotel and found it to be ok. We did not. The Hotel Soft must have better rooms available that the one offered to us. We suggest you look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary and inviting all at once, the new Hotel SOFT welcomes you just a few steps from Gare de l’Est, between Place de la Republique and Saint Martin Canal. We provide a centrally-located haven, in a quiet street.Our three promises: a “soft” atmosphere to welcome you warmly into our contemporary designed hotel, - a “soft” night : everything you need for a good night’s sleep (large bed, cleanliness, free Wi-Fi etc.) and a “soft” price (good value for money in Paris). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Soft Hotel Paris