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out of 8 reviews
“Great hotel with an o.k. location”
This was a great hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The design was very modern and fresh. The rooms were very nice. Beds a little firm but they were ok. The room was very clean and it had a very modern look to it. i thought it was a little weird that the bathroom had a little window looking into the room. The hotel location is ok. Right now there is construction work going on in front of the hotel as they are expanding the SNCF line. However, it wasn't a problem during our stay. This hotel was amazing!! Would stay here again.
this hotel is very comfortable, the only bad part is that there is no metro station near, so it is necesary to take the bus to the metro station to go to the center of paris, the same to come back to the hotel.
“Great Hotel off the Beaten Path”
After experiencing my first London "4-star" hotel, I was a little uneasy as to what Paris would offer as a 3.5-star. I am happy to stay I was quite pleased with the Courtyard at Columbes. It's a farly modern and new hotel. The hotel staff is very friendly and most speak English. The beds were very comfortable that it was hard to get out of them each day after walking all over Paris. The bathrooms were modern and spacious (a welcome change after London) The hotel has an in house resturant that is quite good but if you tire of it there is not much around save for a McDonald's at a gas station nearby. The buses stop constantly about a block away, an RER station is 2 blocks away, the La Defense Metro station is a 10 minute bus ride. I would definately stay again as you get a nice quality room though you aren't exactly on the Champs-Elysees.
“Nice hotel - but away from the city”
This was a great hotel, the rooms are well designed and comfortable. The lobby is a great place to hang out in the evening. The only issue I had with the hotel is that it is tough to get to by Metro/Subway. No matter where you go - you have to take the SNCF train, and the last train is at midnight. The hotel is a good 10 mins walk from the station. That said, I would still go back and stay in the hotel.
“Outside hotel under construction, not close.”
If this hotel were closer to the city center I would give it 5 stars. But its too far and in Paris any money you save by staying away from the main drag you end up giving back on taxis. Outside the hotel is under construction and it was hard for some taxis to find.
“Classy hotel in a shabby neighborhood”
We knew this hotel wasn't in a convenient location for tourists (you have to take a bus to get to the Metro), but we were a little surprised at how run down the neighborhood was. We were advised not to go out alone at night. The buses were packed even at 1 am and I rode standing with one hand on the pole and the other on my wallet. Inside the hotel was a different world. The staff was generally helpful, but could not tell us how to make a call from our room to a toll free number and finally suggested we go across the street to call! Bottom line: we got a great rate on a nice room, which made up for the inconvenience of getting around.
“Comfortable but far from city center”
I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in Nov'07 and I have mixed feelings about it. The hotel itself is comfortable, large room compared to Paris standard, clean, the most comfortable bed lots of plush pillows, the staff are great and helpful, breakfast is wonderful (coffees, teas, sausages, bacon, mushroom, eggs, breads, cereals, cold meats, fruit, pancakes etc etc) but dinner is not that good, should change their chef. However, it is not in the best of neighborhoods, no cafes, decent restaurants/brasseries and far from the metro station. There are buses that will take you to the metro but it can be scary late at night if you want a taxi because to get to the taxi stand is a scary and isolated walk. I landed in the middle of a metro strike and had to spend practically all my cash on taxis. However, if you don't mind the above, the hotel is a great place to stay. I would not return here only because of the transportation and dining issue.
A little outside Paris, but with the Transillien train not too far down the street, it's an easy trip into the city. A side note - Saint Lazare station is large and spread out so it may take some time to get to know the way around it. The bathroom is very French - it has a window to it, so stay with someone you know well. Clean and modern, Meals are overpriced. There is free wi-fi in the lobby, but if you don't get the "high room" it's a ridiculous price inside your own room. The room price was right for a 4 star Paris hotel - I guess they want to gouge you on the extras. Staff were well-mannered, spoke English. Overall a very nice hotel.