Need place to stay in Central Paris?
Posted Oct 4, 2014
Hotel Du Brabant is very, very basic. The pictures shown are outdated and the place looks tired and shabby. If you don't like dogs don't go, as there is a big Alsation in reception and makes the reception area smell of dog (not a major complaint, he is very well behaved and does not bark).
The room was clean and functional, but with only 1 accessible power socket. There were only 2 towels on my arrival (1 small, 1 medium) for a 3 person room rather mean, but for each day we were there, the towels increased. Same for the loo roll, got a new roll every day.
When I opened the curtains in the morning the curtain rail fell down. It had obviously done this often before, so put it back and made sure I stood on the bed to open and close curtains.
The bathroom was tiny, clean enough but again tired and tatty.
Don't bother with the breakfast it was expensive for the basic meal provided, there are lots of other places to go to, including McDonalds in easy walking distance.
Hotel also only has 2 hairdryers which have to be requested.
My booking could not be found even though I had a printout and it took some time to check in. There is a lift to the 4th floor, but the setup is strange and you will have to get out of the lift and walk either up or down a few stairs to your floor as the lift is between floors.
Wifi is available, but as with the rest of France, only available in limited areas, mainly the reception and dining room.
On the positive side, the staff were plesant and helpful even