Mixed feelings about this hotel.
The good part was the price, location and cleanliness. Also the willingness of the receptionist to help. Until we decided not to stay. Then the attitude was decidedly unfriendly. I had called to notify the hotel about an early check in (my team arrived on early flight from CDG) and was assured it wouldn't be a problem. Turned out the plan was to give us seats in the foyer for a 4-hr wait until rooms would be ready. This should have been explained when I called.
Even though I'd read the reviews here, the stairs and the single room still came as a shock. Tiniest room and smallest bed I have ever seen in a hotel. The decor in the room we were shown to was depressing. We were initially impressed by the willingness of the receptionist to assist us get a room to rest in for the four hour wait. But the hotel refused us access to the telephone, refused access to the wifi and we were warned not to touch the toiletries (so couldn't shower or freshen up) until given our assigned room, which was the same room type as the temporary one. That's when we decided to look for somewhere else.
The hotel tried to charge us for two nights and i had to bring up the reservation that CLEARLY stated the first night only would be charged in case of late cancellation. I felt they were just being vindictive.
The main attraction was the price and location. I guess it's really a budget hotel, but for less than five Euros extra, we got somewhere better.
Believe everything you read about the stairs. It's a steep climb from a tiny entrance door to the reception. Extremely difficult for older people. A tiny lift that can barely squeeze in two people. Both single and 'double' rooms were small (single room was TINY), but I have since found out this seems to be the norm for hotels in this range in Paris.
Brighter rooms would be a bit more friendly. And, please, recognise that people have a right to choose where to say (or not) and don't ever try to overcharge your clients - it left a sour taste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is strategically located, a stone's throw from Montparnasse. within a few minutes, you can get directly to all the main tourist attractions : Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Latin Quarter...in general, our rooms are two star, and have high quality facilities : bath or shower, hair dryer, toilet, trouser press, desk, double glazing, direct line telephone and television with satellite channels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Lion Paris
- Du Lion Hotel Paris