This was my fifth trip to Paris. So I have a pretty good idea of what to expect in the way of hotels. This hotel was on the outskirts of town. So the price was right. We were a two block walk from the Metro 12 stop. We didnt eat breakfast in the hotel. McDonalds is across the street from the Metro station. The room was small but relatively clean. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. They spoke English. The elevator fits FOUR people: which translated to us and our two backpacks. We took the steps most of the time for the exercise. The room key must be turned in when you leave and picked up at the front desk upon your return. This was not inconvenient at all. The shower walls had mildew in the creases and just needed a good bleach spray down. Close the toilet lid before you shower. The shower "door" is about 12 inches wide and does not protect the bathroom at all. There were only three outlets (one next to the bed, one in the bathroom, and one for the television). We had two ipads, two cellphones, and two camera batteries to charge. So we unplugged the tv. I suggest bringing a power strip, if you are "connected" like us. The BIGGEST and MOST IMPORTANT negative was that it was 47 degrees Fahrenheit outside (during the day) and the room had AIR CONDITIONER only. We were told that it was not the SEASON yet. So we asked for a second blanket which never materialized. This was ridiculous! We dreaded coming back to the room at the end of a long cold day knowing that it would be freezing in the room just like outside. We steamed the bathroom in the morning to heat it up. I would recommend using the hair dryer but it was designed to only work while you hold the button down. You could rig it with electrical tape or bring a heater. Both of which are crazy when it is October in Paris and the hotel is withholding heat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic & Contemporary Design Hotel Ideally located at the edge of Paris, this 3-star hotel is perfect for tourists and business professionals alike who are seeking the combination of proximity, elegance, and excellent value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gabriel Hotel Paris