My wife and i stayed here for two nights in mid-June to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We travelled from the airport by train to Gard Nord, then used the Metro and got off at Oberkampf. The hotel is about a five minute walk from here, if you go the right way!
The hotel is really nice inside the lobby, and throughout. The rooms are well proportioned for a city hotel, and the bathrooms are especially nice. We had breakfast here both mornings for convenience. It's 15 Euros per person but it's self service so you can have as much tea, coffee, pastries, cereal, bread, eggs and fruit as you like. So it's good value and pretty good.
All members of staff we met were extremely friendly and helpful. The two receptionist/managers we met were especially helpful and spoke very good English so i didn't have to use my basic French too much.
The only criticism i had was the location of the hotel. The Oberkampf area is not bad but it's just not a place you would chose to go to. Even the Bastille area we were told is a nice place to eat turned out to be pretty average. The walk from the hotel to Bastille was not very pleasant as it took us through areas with a lot of homeless people, and any shop that didn't have shutters was either covered in graffiti or had partly smashed windows. I would therefore recommend using the Metro as it's only a short journey if you wish to go to the Bastille area.
If you want a very nice hotel and are happy to use the Metro, which as i have already mentioned is cheap, quick and convenient, then this hotel is ideal. If however you want all the main attractions on your doorstep, or you want to walk to such places you need to be more central.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel FABRIC is located between Republique and Bastille in the heart of Paris. This former workshop was transformed into a chic and stylish hotel. The 33 guestrooms are as stylish as they are comfortable. Their decor plays on the dualities which have always enlivened the neighbourhood: graphic shapes and industrial furniture from the factories sit alongside highly colourful, quality fabrics evoking the workers' allotment gardens of the Menilmontant quarter. ... more less
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