It wasn't my first time in this hotel but surely it was the last one!
The room is small and dark with very small open closet and the bathroom is really tiny but the hotel's location is quite comfortable and there is a free wi-fi in the room so overall it seems like a good deal for it's price but the rudeness and even an attempt to take advantage of a situation - that's not worth any price!
Although the night staff is nice the owner/manager is only try to appear nice but really want to use you: Since we had a night flight and I became a bit ill because of the cold weather, we wanted to pay for a late check out in order to get a warm shower and arrive more refresh to the flight. We did a late check-out several times before in different hotels including in other Parisian hotels and it's usually cost around 40-50% of the room cost (one time in Paris we even got it for free after stay of 4 nights because the hotel wasn't full and the clerk was nice!)
When I asked in the night before we left the night clerk about the possibility of a late check-out he told me that he has no authority to do it and I should ask the owner in the morning. So in the morning we left I did that, the owner admitted that the hotel is not full and it could be done but he suggested to charge the full rate for the night. When I tried to explain him that it's not the customary rate to pay a full night rate for a delay of several hours from the check-out time, he said that the price I've paid for the room was reduced (I paid and charged 3 months in advance in an "early bird" rate). A check in the web site of the hotel showed that the rate he wanted for the service is still the same as it was when I've paid (I assume because the hotel was quite empty I could get the same rate without paying in advance, so the excuse of change in the rate wasn't valid) meaning he wanted a full night rate for doing nothing but delay the cleaning of the room in a day when the room is not needed anyway since in a late check-out service you don't get a cleaning to your room.
I assume that because he could see I have a cold and not feeling so well he was trying to take advantage of my situation - instead of being helpful after we've stay there (this time) for 5 nights and after we paid the full rate 3 months in advance, he decided to repay us by being exploiter and rude! (needless to say we didn't do the late check-out and didn't pay the excessive amount he demanded for nothing!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Monte Carlo in Paris benefits a central location in the 9th area of Paris between The Opera Garnier, Montmartre and Grands Boulevards. The most famous monuments and museums like The Eiffel Tower, Museum of Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris or L'Arc de Triumph are accessible easily by subway. Three subway stops "Le Peletier", "Grands Boulevards" and "Notre Dame de Lorette" are near the hotel and permit to visit all Paris. The nearest museums and monuments are Museum Grévin, L'Opera Garnier, Basilique Sacré-Coeur as well as grands magasins Galeries La Fayette et Printemps for shopping. The area of the hotel is a lively place with lots of antique stores as well as the auction house "Drouot", parisian cafes, restaurants, bars and the famous restaurant "Bouillon Chartier", supermakets and a small traditional market Cadet. The hotel interior was created by the designer Sofi Bollack-Klarwein. The hotel is a cosy place, done with love and taste where the owners welcome the guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Carlo Paris
- Monte Carlo Hotel
- Hotel Monte Carlo Paris