We were meeting friends who already had a booking Cite International area so chose this hotel to be nearby. As we were driving, the availability of reasonable parking was also a factor. Parking downtown would probably be more difficult.
The bedroom was large, clean and comfortable, with a shower room and separate toilet. One side of the wall was filled with white cupboards & shelves so plenty of space to put clothes, my wife remarked very "IKEA-like", but perfectly functional. At the far end was a small kitchen area with a 2-ring hotplate, microwave, dishwasher, ( and tablets!), kettle, coffee-maker and lots of plates, bowls, pots, pans cutlery etc, so more than adequate for breakfast or cooking a simple meal. Near the hotel are several restaurants and there's a small shop selling bread, milk and other basic food stuffs.
You are asked at check-in if you want breakfast, which at €12 is a bit steep, especially when we normally just have tea and toast, so the kitchen facilities were well worth having.
If you arrive by car, there is no parking at the front of hotel, in fact you cant see the hotel, so drive directly into P-2 underground car park from Avenue Ch de Gaulle.
The location is a bit out of the centre but is very easy to reach in about 10 mins by bus, or if you prefer by bike from the adjacent hire station! A very nice park, with boating lake, zoo, and botanical garden is just alongside the hotel, well worth investigating or cycling around.
Warning on car parking. Make sure you ask for their special parking rate when you book and then make sure you PAY for it in advance at Check-in, (at €8/day), otherwise you may end up paying the hugely expensive €35/day rate. I say this because at check out the receptionist couldn't find a ticket with our name on it to exit parking and she said "But in that case you pay the full rate" which was about €120" - only when we insisted we had already paid did she check the computer and realising her mistake she apologised and issued us with a special exit ticket.
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