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Hotel Royal Aboukir
Ranked #1,305 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awful quality for such a high price”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

I have been to Paris a few times, so I know this city and I know that, coming from Spain, the sense of "quality" for some Parisian hotels is not nearly the same as in Spain.

But this has got to be one of the worse hotels in Paris in which I have stayed.

I used the Agoda portal to book this hotel and little did I know I should have checked Trip Advisor first.

The price is not at all cheap, more than 100 euros per double room. For that kind of money you get real quality in Spain, even in cities like Barcelona or Madrid, where prices tend to be high.

The bathrooms were awful, full of black dirt because the tiles were never really finished with the corresponding plaster joints. The accessories were either broken or worn out.

The space of the rooms is insulting, with the beds almost next to the room door and almost no space at all to move.

The supposed "buffet" breakfast is a joke, everything is artificial, starting with the orange juice and the fruit (tuti fruti can).

On top of that, this street is close to a red-light area, which means you may stumble into prostitution dealings just by walking around, and who knows if prostitutes may even get a room in this hotel.

The only positive points of this hotel: good wi-fi connection, mostly helpful staff.

Room Tip: Do not book a room in this hotel!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

What a dump!

I stayed there in April 2012 and, among other things, was shocked by the unsanitary conditions, safety hazards, and poor maintenance. First, the shower drain was very sluggish and caused the water to overflow the shower basin all four mornings. I told the hotel staff and they never fixed it. Their solution was to give me more towels so I could clean the mess. Exposed wood, wood rot, wallpaper held up by staples, and large carpet stains.

Electricity in the room is controlled by the hotel room key, so the refrigerator doesn't work unless you're in the room. Rooms were incredibly small and the bathrooms even smaller. Walls are paper thin so you hear the conversation and toilet flushing of adjacent rooms.

Carts were stored in the stairwell, blocking egress in the event of an emergency.

Staff was nice although unable or unwilling to fix the problems or adjust the bill.

If this is what you're looking for, this hotel is for you.

Room Tip: Book elsewhere.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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jacksonville, nc
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We picked this hotel shortly after arriving at the airport (CDG) because this trip no was planned. We walked into a tourist info center in the airport and booked it there. We arrived at the hotel shortly after 1000, and even though we were not allowed to check in we were able to drop our bags and take to the streets. The hotel is in a great spot, 2 minutes from the metro, there is a little shopping district to the north, and plenty of places to eat. At night however, the area around the hotel seemed somewhat questionable.
The room was clean and the bed was big and comfortable. We had free wifi and mini fridge. All the amenities were there, except an iron and ironing board. At the front desk there was a brochure stand with plenty of options. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I think the breakfast was included but chose not to partake.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We stayed there in January 2010 (not like we put February 2011 but there was no "January 2010 option). Great location but the hotel itself not really nice. Small dark rooms but clean. Bathroom tiny. Breakfast was included in price of the room- no complains. Two big pluses- free wifi and staff- very friendly and helpful. We spend most of the time walking around Paris so this was place only to come back to for a sleep (bed wasn`t really comfortable). Considering the location- we might stay there again

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

The rooms are generally dark and have ugly decorations. The pillows are body pillows (narrow and long) instead of proper bed pillows. Wifi has reception from time to time. The toilet is said to be as modern as previous comments but 1)The toilet door cannot be closed completely, leaving a gap in between 2) Water is dripping down the sink on the floor 3) the toilet is very high up away from the ground 4) the water pressure was weak 5) Hair dryer automatically stops after 13 sec and have to wait for another 5-10mins before it works again...

In terms of services, I have met 4 people at the front desk. (1 of them seem to have trouble understanding English). 2 of them are very helpful and cheerful. The others are rude and made us feel unwelcome.

However, the location is convenient - 5 mins walk to Sentier (metro station, which 2 stations from Opera), and a street full of restaurants.

I will not recommend this hotel and would recommend the 2 cheerful front desk lady/guys to move on to a better hotel :)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Napier; New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2011

Great location to everything, Hop on hop off bus just couple hundred metres, close Metro. Good food area close by. St Denis area little average for families. A couples hotel. Breakfast terrible - Do not pay extra 9Make sure included) Very quiet no problem sleeping in good beds & clean linen.

Room Tip: All similar - Quieter higher up we were in 510 go.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Royal Aboukir
Address: 106 rue d Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,305 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal Aboukir 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is ideally located in Paris city center, just near the city's stock exchange district, in the heart of the fashion area, close to the Grands Boulevards, museums and theatres. The hotel has being recently renewed, all the rooms have been furnished with efficiency bathrooms, dryers, safe, minibar, LCD TV, satellite, direct line and free Internet access. Inside the place is a cocktail lounge. ... more   less 
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