This hotel is now called Ibis Budget. Would be great if tripadvisor could change this.
I liked this hotel, it is very basic, but clean and no-fuss. I've stayed at downtown Paris hotels that were much more cramped and stuffy (I don't like old-style hotels).
The bed was nice and firm, it was a large double bed with a single bed stacked on top at the headside, bunkbed style. Not sure if all the rooms were like that but it didn't bother me in any case. The road noise at the back is less than the nearby (more expensive) novotel suite, although there is a train yard that sometimes creates some noise.
They don't use door keys but they have 6-digit codes instead. You pay everything upfront so you don't have to check out. I prefer it this way so I don't have to leave the key at reception every time I go out and I can run off in the morning without having to queue for checkout. The only thing that I found a bit annoying was the lack of shower gel/shampoo (I've never had a hotel that didn't provide this). They have tiny flasks of it in a vending machine downstairs for 2 euro.
The price was 76 euro a night which is very good value compared to the two novotels nearby which were nearly 200 euro which would have exceeded my budget. It was very close to the business I was visiting so it was worth not having to travel by train.
The WiFi was free and decent in speed and signal strength. I had a Google Hangout video call with several people without any issues. Many other hotels I've been at were much worse in this regard, with me either having to pay or getting slow speeds.
The breakfast was also affordable at 6 euro but very basic, just some bread and marmelade and croissants. Not even a slice of ham or cheese. Next time I might have it elsewhere.
The staff were friendly and all spoke good English.
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