Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 263
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lane245 paris surprise
We visit this Paris neighborhood regularly. The Crowne Plaza is a delightful surprise -- elegant, cheerful, utterly serene and thoroughly welcoming. The handsome building is undergoing a façade scrubbing, which will add to its considerable allure. With the recently completed renovation of the Republique plaza the entire area is reborn and is a convenient location for visitors, who can dine at the many good local bistros or buy take-out sandwiches for picknicking; there are plenty of other valuable services in the area (pharmacies, Monoprix supermarket), which is close to the buzzy Haut Marais and the canal area. Metro and bus service are nearby, and navigable. The staff, strong English-speakers, are extremely friendly and helpful. There are ice machines!
August 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gozilla Less than expected
Stayed for 3 nights in the middle of August.
The main facade was under renovation with scaffolding all over. At the check in I am told that I have two options: enter immediately in a room with a small window or wait about 1 hour and half and have one with a little balcony. Me and my spouse prefer to wait, but I tell the receptionist specifically not to put us in a room facing the scaffoldings and I am assured she will not. Coming back we are given our keys and enter the room.......only to find it was facing the scaffolding with a worker standing right on our balcony looking at us !!!
We protest to the reception but the receptionist is changed. Now there's a man who is too busy with the complaints of another couple that quickly and without a smile pass us a new card key.
We take the elevator again and this time we find ourselves in the smaller room with the smaller window that we refused on the first time !!!
So we had waited for nothing for more than one hour.
Queen, not king size bed, and small bathroom too. When trying to make a cup of tea with the electric pot the whole room blacks-out !!! The maintenance man switch the breaker back two times but gives up to find the malfunction and tells us to wait until the morning.
This was supposed to be a REWARD, after months of continuously using Crowne Plaza hotels in other countries and accumulating hundreds of thousands points. It was supposed to be a romantic stay. Instead, we liked all of Paris with the exception of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Do NOT recommend.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Swits Great Stay at the Crowne Plaza Republique
Clean, well maintained with good service. Steps from the Metro. Perfect for my family's vacation to Paris.
The room was on the small side by North American standards, but this is Paris so it was not unexpected.
August 24, 2014