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Grand Hotel de l'Europe
Ranked #1,597 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

If you want cheap and across from the train station then this is the place for you.
But....
We were in the room on the top floor this involved a giant stair case.
Rooms are dusty and old
Beds are uncomfortable.
Bathroom looks like it was renovated by a guy who had no clue what he was doing.
Room was hot and stuffy
But of you opened the window the noise was to loud to sleep.

Never again

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Mnoet
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

The location of the hotel was excellent - the exit from Gare de l'est (Boulevard de Strasbourg No.5 exit) brings you in front of the hotel entrance. The staff is very friendly and in case of early arrivals will keep your luggage so that you can go ahead and explore Paris. The view from our room was excellent and there are lots of eating joints nearby. The rooms are cleaned everyday. Very apt for people who want to explore the city. I stayed for 4 nights and would recommend to all - specially young couples and solo travellers. The old fashioned iron elevator was really cool - though it was a little slow :)

The internet connectivity is a little slow and you have to keep refreshing your browser. I did not care about that as I wanted to get as far away as possible - from my emails. The shower-room was a little small but as I said, young and fit couples should not have any issues.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rohit S
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I was expecting a value hotel, but the room I received hardly matched any type of standard. Rooms are dark and minimal, covers are old and not clean. Nothing published by the hotel really works (no internet, old elevator).
The worst part is the staff. When I tried to cancel the rest of my stay upon my evening of arrival, I was bluntly charged for an extra night (although the evening service person agreed it's ok I check out in the morning).
Stay away.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ramzi70
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Well situated hotel right next to Metro exit from Gare de l'Est and within walking distance of Gare du Nord Eurostar terminal. Helpful man at reception, slightly alarming, tiny and rather ancient lift, clean rooms and public areas. Room clean, fairly quiet and reasonably well lit. Firm, comfortable bed, proper pillows provided (in the wardrobe...). TV which worked OK, mounted high on wall. One unupholstered chair. No kettle in room. Good washing facilities but shower entrance (35-40cm) my be too small for some people. Not modern or exciting but clean and comfortable. Fair value

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank winkelschleifer
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

A standard Hotel, no nice surprises. small lift, thin walls. the rancid cheese on outside ledge did make it less inviting, made a difference once that was discovered and disposed off!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank smiliekiwi
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

While interrailing through Europe we got stuck at the railwaystation Gare du Nord. Since we had to sleep in Paris for 1 night we decided to stay in a hotel near the trainstation. Because we were lazy and just needed a room as soon as possible (it was 22:00 and the neighourhood didnt feel safe) we ended up at this hotel.

We got a double room at the front of the hotel. In first sight it was an ok room. Outdated but ok. We paid 80 euro for 1 night and than you would expect some cleanness. However the sheets were not clean (the was a dead mosquito on the sheet!). The bathroom was not really clean and you couldnt shower decent because it came down on your head every minute.

It was really warm in the room but when opening the windows it is really loud. The was no airco so trying to sleep wasnt easy. Moreover there were 7 big musquitos in the room which haunted me all through the night.... When killing one they seem to come back wotm more!

The matresses were bad and a fat person laid in mine so there was a big gulch in my matrass....

In short: location ok but somewhat unsafe, rooms are bad, cleaness is not ok. Dont go here.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank rickgoossens
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

Not great but not bad either. It makes the price that we paid for. First they gave us a room in the back side of the hotel, with a bigger bathroom, but we asked one in front and that one was with a very little bathroom - but was our choice. The receptionist was very nice, and showed us all free rooms - so we picked from those. Rooms pretty small, but quite clean. We only wanted to sleep there, and have a place to shower, and that's what we got. VERY good relations for transport - a lot of bus lines right in front of the hotel - and the metro entrance right near the hotel door. Supermarket pretty close.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank andra_m_10
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel de l'Europe

Address: 74 boulevard de Strasbourg | 10th Arr., 75010 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Chateau d'Eau / Gare du Nord , Entrepôt
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Ranked #1,597 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £54 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Hotel de l'Europe 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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