Rated 3,5 out of 5 by 235
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by DD1113 Wonderful hotel and staff
This lovely hotel is across the street from Gare de l est which was the historic start of the Orient Express. Just cross the street and catch the Metro to any of the amazing places in this beautiful city. I was amazed how quiet the room was with all the activity in the street outside. It was comfortable and pleasant.
The staff was friendly and helpful. Especially Awa. She is the best.
We will definitely stay here again.
22. Dezember 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by casa75 It could have been awesome...
but sadly there were a few points that made our stay not as enjoyable.
1. we got a room on the 4th floor. Freshly renovated, cozy, but someone must have forgotten to clean up after the renovation. There were paint sprays on wall, windows, mirrors, tiles and so on, there were still stickers on the window.
2. the third floor was still under renovation, so our afternoon nap on Friday afternoon had to be cancelled. We called the reception to find out how long this would be going on Friday and wanted to know if there would be any work on the weekend. The staff was very friendly but could not answer the question. They promised to call us back but never did.
3. Sunday was not the best day at the hotel. It started of with an overcrowded breakfast room and no more baguette left at 10am although breakfast is served until 11am.
After a long day out in Paris we came back to our room and found our window wide open and the day blanket still on the chair. It looked like room service got distracted. Not so funny with temperatures around freezing. The room was ice cold.
Apart from those points, we found the Holiday Inn to be a nice hotel, with friendly staff and a good location. Our room didn't face the train station, so it was quiet. And the Metro within two steps of the hotel entrance made it easy to explore Paris
22. Dezember 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by 4fevrier A convenient hotel right across from Paris Gare de l'Est train station
We were in Paris for a holiday. Arriving with TGV from Strasbourg, this hotel was very convenient since it's right across from the train station. It is also relatively convenient to walk around the up and coming neighbourhood of Canal St-Martin with its hip cafes and bars.
The hotel was undergoing renovation when we were there, so we managed to get a very good rate for Paris. We were given a newly renovated room. it's quite small, which is to be expected in Paris, but the nice surprise was the spacious bathroom that has glass doors opening to an inner balcony (good for smokers, not much of a view).
Reception was not the most pleasant, even for Parisian standard and the reception area is a bit drab. I'm assuming it will get renovated also eventually.
All in all, a good stay. Would consider staying again if coming from by TGV from the east.
20. Dezember 2014