Right beside an RER station this hotel gives good access to the business district of La Defense, which is about 25 mins walking distance or 5 mins on the train. I stayed here for 2 nights in October on business and, whilst the rooms are typically small, they were clean and pleasant enough for what I needed. This is very much a business hotel and a bit too far from central Paris to be thought of as a place tourists would want, therefore the hotel is geared for that clientele. Free wifi is available in the rooms and the English TV available is BBC World News or CNN. A Bath with a shower room was provided with a small separate toilet room opposite and a small closet for clothes which would be too small for storing clothes for longer stays.
The area is fairly quiet in the evening with a few eating places close by, notably a couple of Italian and a Turkish restaurants practically opposite. I didn't eat in the hotel this time so cannot comment on this subject.
The hotel Prices are geared toward travellers on business so I think they are inflated for what you get but Paris isn't a cheap destination these days so its comparable with others in the area.
I walked to La Defense the first morning which was a pleasant 25 mins stroll which burned off some of the breakfast which is of a reasonable standard and selection. A nice touch is that they provide a 1 page summary of national news for different countries you get the top news from home each morning without buying an overpriced British newspaper.
Finally, don't forget this area is Zone 3 so you need to make sure you get the correct RER ticket if travelling from central Paris by train.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure Paris La Defense Grande Arche hotel is located in the heart of the La Defense business district (3min by RER A). We are at 50m from Nanterre Prefecture RER A. We are at 10min from Champs Elysees and 15min from Opera and city center. Our hotel complex is perfect for every stay with standard and privilege rooms, studio and appartement for short or long stay. The Mercure Paris La Defense Grande Arche hotel has a bar, a restaurant with terrace and a fitness center. Our 11 modular meeting rooms are the perfect working environment for your meeting in La Defense. Free WIFI. Private paying car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Paris La Defense Parc Hotel Nanterre
- Mercure Hotel Nanterre
- Accor Hotel Nanterre