Good Basic Accommodation near the Centre of Paris
Posted Sep 9, 2016
I arrived mid-evening at Reception and was received with polite amusement (at my French!) at book-in. With no lift, I hauled my case up a staircase, the decor of which can only be described as on the derelict side of shabby, to the fourth floor - I am 63 but quite fit - apprehensive as to what awaited within my room. What a contrast! This was a well-decorated, well-equipped room, spotlessly clean and with fresh white bedding, the ensuite shower and toilet being immaculate. The air conditioning was very welcome, and the wi-fi worked. It was quiet, too - one could open the balcony window for the bustle of French street life. There was a reasonably-priced brasserie across the avenue, where I enjoyed a convivial drink with my daughter. The small breakfast room, off a utility cupboard, gave an adequate, if unceremonious, start to the day, but there were no other communal facilities. Midday checkout meant that my departure was unhurried. Given its location, and the standard of the room itself, I rate it as good value, basic hotel accommodation.