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Kyriad Paris Sud - Porte d'Ivry
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Ivry-sur-Seine
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Those that have read my reviews will know that in the main I am positive about the establishments I frequent and my criticism are limited to those that would be of some benefit to fellow travellers/diners. There is one simple piece of advice I have for this hotel however….. avoid it.

Firstly, it’s not actually in Paris, it’s on the outside of the Périphérique which puts it outside (a bit like saying Enfield is in London).

On arrival you wonder if the area has recently been subjected to a bit of overnight bombing as in what is labelled the most romantic city in the world, this part is clearly twinned with Helmund Province with very shabby surroundings, heavily graffiti walls, right next to the Périphérique (noisy) and a storage yard for the local council. The hotel was listed as 3 Star but in my view two of them must have been broken.

I visited this hotel with a group of friends a part of a tour organised by Rayburn Tours who did nothing to advise that this was the situation in advance.

The reception was a bit frosty on arrival, as though we were an inconvenience to their evening. But then my biggest disappointment, the room was so small you couldn't leave anything on the floor for fear of tripping and with two adult males sharing this was very uncomfortable. The beds were standard prison issue and short (I'm only 5ft 7") and my feet were over the end. Plain white linen over a thin duvet and one small very soft pillow. The room had a TV mounted to the ceiling above the wardrobe as there was no where else to put it (No UK channels). A very small "open" wardrobe with insufficient storage for the two adults for four days. Tea & coffee making facilities comprising a small kettle and plastic cups/stirrers. A small narrow sideboard/desk on which the tea/coffee items sat which was unusable because there was no chair, nor anywhere to put a chair to be able to sit here. The bathroom being almost the same size as the room was better except to say that the shower head could not be moved resulting in a soaking room when switched on.

Service was at best poor, on asking for an additional pillow shortly after arrival I was informed housekeeping was not on duty (not sure that it required the technical expertise of a housekeeper to retrieve an additional pillow), that the hotel was full and they didn’t think there would be any spare pillows, this was all accompanied with an indignant look that would have suggested I had stolen something. I did eventually get an additional pillow but it took almost 24 hours for it to be delivered to my room.

Despite the hotel being full (a hoteliers greatest wish, you would have thought) there were not enough staff. The bar was very rarely manned (big mistake with a big group of beer drinking male band members!) and you could see from the expression on his face that the receptionist did not think that serving at the bar was his job even though there were 30 - 40 guests wanting a drink.

On the one occasion that the bar was manned there was no till at the bar meaning the bar man had to run off to reception to get change for every customer!

Then there was the restaurant which on arrival was closed for two nights (remember what I said, the hotel was FULL eh!) and then dictated half hour breakfast time slots because they couldn’t cope in the mornings. This ruined two days because breakfast was at a time not suited to our travel plans.
Never used the restaurant for lunch or dinner but breakfast was passable, not a huge selection but enough to get by (nothing hot).

In summary this was a waste of money and I wish we had stayed elsewhere. I read in a few reviews that this is a budget hotel and that Paris is expensive. As a chain of hotels I would expect a much better standard that this, if Premier Inn can do it in the UK (Including Central London - See my review of Premier Inn Tower Bridge) I don't see why it can’t be done in France.

This chain (Kyriad) in their brochure / website show lovely photographs and scenic establishment but fail to deliver in almost every respect.

Only way to change this…. Vote with your feet and wallet, go elsewhere!

Room Tip: There arn't any....
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We were with a group of 30 and took 16 rooms for a 2 night stay in this disastrous Kyriad hotel Porte d'Ivry. Oh man, this was a bad experience.
The desk personnel is unfriendly and understaffed and only keeps in mind the hotel rules and not the wishes of the guests. Some examples: one couple had a baby and did not get access to the room, because one has to pay everything upfront and I , the group leader, had already left. It took an hour of discussions before they finally got access. The hotel requested for me to return although they had the number of my credit card! A group of 6 asked for drinks in the bar - that was indicated on the timetable as open, but where refused. A girl at breakfast wanted to take a croissant to her friend who was still in bed and who had paid for breakfast: forbidden. The last day we all had to pay 5 euro per piece of luggage (90 € in total) to put it in the cloakroom until departure late afternoon! Never heard of this kind of rip off before!
The rooms where small and badly maintained but clean. The corridors where smelly and dark and ugly. Also the location of the hotel is bad as you have to walk 10 minutes to the nearest metro station. One good point, we could take breakfast on the sunny terrace which was nice. Also the breakfast, for 10 Euro was OK.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank karlvandam
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

We were doing a shoestring budget trip to Paris and this hotel offered us 3 nights for what would be the equivalent price of one night in very central Paris. It is on the outskirts of central Paris hence the cheap price. The rooms are compact but very clean and very comfortable and modern. We did find the hotel and room very hot and the air con not very good so we had to keep our window open. This may be a problem with noise for some as it is next to the ring road of Paris so it was loud but we didn't mind, also the windows are excellent at blocking out any noise from the main road when you close them. You should be aware that the hotel is located a short walk down a very lonely street and I wouldn't walk it alone however we didn't see or hear of any crime so it wasn't a problem for us as a couple. The nearest metro is a 5 minute walk and quickly gets you to the centre and all of the tourist places. The staff were like in any other hotel I've ever stayed in, some were very nice and helpful, others indifferent. Overall we were very happy with our choice and would stay here again and would recommend to our friends. If you want a fancy boutique parisien hotel go elsewhere and spend much more, if you want a clean, comfortable and secure hotel and are prepared to travel on the metro then this is a great choice. Also there is a nice little community close by for restaurants, bakery etc.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing away from the motor way.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Natalieison
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

This hotel is in a terrible location, residential. Right next to the entrance to a motorway. Nothing good in the area.
Had a twin share hotel (2 single beds) and was staying there as part of a Contiki tour. The room was incredibly small. Had to try to move the beds apart so we weren't sleeping together, which was almost impossible to do.
There was so much noise from every one that walked past in the hallways and the only window in the entire room was the size of a 14 inch tv!
Wi-fi in all parts of the hotel hardly ever worked (probably 1 day out of 3).
Lovely fresh croissants every morning and hot chocolates from the coffee machine were the best things about this hotel.
One particular receptionist was very rude and unpleasant to everyone.
House keeping staff were very friendly and always a pleasure to pass in the hallways.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Nes005
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

I stayed at this hotel last weekend for two nights, The hotel looked okay from the outside, and lobby was nice and clean. Rooms were great, I had a twin room with a very comfertble bed. There was a nice LCD tv on the wall with heaps of channels and a working desk. Buffet was served downstairs which was lovely with a great breakfast of croissants, fruit and cereals.
The Staff were very nice and always smiling. WIFI was also free which is a bonus!. Location wise it was still a bit of a drive out from the centre of Paris where Eiffel tower or Champes Elysee.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side have better view overlooking paris
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Stayed at Kyriad Porte d'Ivry for one night during a business trip in November 2011. Needed to pick this one because it is usually tough to get a room in Paris, and this trip was especially short noticed. The room rate was 130€ without breakfast (discounted company rate) for a room of approx. 10m². That is definitely expensive, but then again it is Paris which is known for being overpriced.

The location of the hotel is, uhm, quite urban and well connected regarding traffic, with one of the major motorways (Boulevard Périphérique) passing by the hotel - but it something like 13th arrondissement, so still some way to the "heart of Paris" (Tour Eiffel, etc.).

I checked in late (10pm) and was told that the hotel staff could not cater for any food anymore since the restaurant would close soon. A bottled beer was still possible, but you could feel the staff's general annoyance about clients and their calls for service.
The room itself was on a higher floor (4th?), was rather clean with a great view of the motorway and noisy ventilation. Windows were well noise insulated so that you could find sleep despite of the traffic outside.

Overall, this place provides a shelter for the night in case you really need one.
If you come for business and this would be your only option to stay, consider flying in and out on the same day - might be the better AND cheaper option.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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6  Thank Sascha1982
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Located in 13th arrondissement, this hotel is on a major highway and not near the city center. BUT, on other side of highway is huge "China Town" area with excellent cafes and stores/markets. Near the hotel is a charming neighborhood area with historic windmill that has recently been improved with fountains and outdoor seating. Metro lines are about 5 min. walk and you are in city center in 15 min. As with any hotel I've visited in France, the staff can't be called charming. However, all were helpful and the property is well managed. They seem to do a lot of business with large groups. There is a bar and a breakfast area. Rooms were decent and clean. We paid about 25% of the price of hotels in city center, so consider this property an excellent value.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NLRomantic
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Additional Information about Kyriad Paris Sud - Porte d'Ivry

Address: 1 A 11 Rue Rene Villars, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Val-de-Marne > Ivry-sur-Seine
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Ivry-sur-Seine
Price Range: £42 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kyriad Paris Sud - Porte d'Ivry 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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