Step up from a backpackers - just
Posted Jul 22, 2015
Stayed here with here with my family, 2 kids 11+8, quaint, noisy, hot and rather disappointing all round for the money. Room looked nice online but all of the above true so regretted choice in retrospect. Will select a proper hotel for the money next time. Stayed 2 nights in a Novotel air con family room 1.5hrs from Paris City center immediately before, great family room but location far too far out.
Helzear - the location is nice and central - first impression of the block is nice and quaint with all the rooms looking into each other, cobbled courtyard and white shutters etc.. all nice and quaint and very French.. As you might expenct there's no AC so everybody above ground level has their windows open. This arrangement means that you can hear everything, conversations, TVs, so it's not for you if you want a quite stay. Apparently can ask for a fan but we were unsuccessful in securing one.. the white noise would have been nice too.. There are signs from the 20+ residents who live there stating 'this is not a hotel etc' I'd have done the same thing.
Our apartment was nice to look at but very hot, no air, underground/metro noise every 60sec but hey that's the city for you, maybe it was quieter three/four levels up. Simple things like the kettle didn't work, no loo brush, lack of towels, horrible smell in the fridge making it unusable (despite being cleaned by the cleaner), no batteries in the safe making it unusable, etc made the whole operation seem amateurish