The key points to consider are this isn't a hotel, its more like a small apartment/studio with someone manning a desk at the door during the day, there are no facilities to speak of and the accommodation was a bit grubby and in mild disrepair.
People tell me that accommodation in Paris will always disappoint so maybe I am just expecting too much.
Location - The hotel is located very close to the metro line 12 which has good links to most places, be careful on the metro line 12 as the train doors are lethal closing very rapidly and only open by pulling a lever, we saw a few people get trapped in these doors as they give you only a few seconds to get on/off. The hotel is situated on a square with a park which can get quite noisy, but it gets locked in the early evening so it wont bother your sleep. The area around the hotel is quite dirty with a lot of rubbish on the streets and they evidently don't have to clear up after their dogs like we do in the UK.
Hotel - The reception staff were great, very friendly and helpful. The front door slamming and the wooden starts can get quite annoying though. There aren't really any facilities in the hotel.
Room - We booked the Jaffar which was a good size. The bathroom was a decent size also. The Kitchen area wasn't much use, 2 electric rings with no writing on them so you had no idea which knob operated which ring or if it was on 1 or 5, no grill, oven or toaster was provided. The crockery was a mismatch of a few different plates, cups, glasses and cutlery all looked well past their prime. There was a microwave on top of an old cabinet which didn't look safe and there wasn't really anywhere to plug it in.
The general condition of the room was worse than we expected, issues included, missing paint / plaster, toilet seat broken, blinds broken, mold in the shower, window handles faulty and a sticking door.
If we had paid less I probably wouldn't have been that disappointed, but our last holiday in Rome cost about the same and the hotel was fantastic.
If you rented this studio to live in I would imagine it would only cost the same for a week as they charge for a night as essentially its a very small studio apartment.
We did enjoy our stay and didn't really let the issues bother us too much.
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- Also Known As:
- Quintinie Square Quartier Tour Eiffel