Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 317
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KippyLuci Huge Disappointment
This hotel is not well-located for visiting the main tourist sites of Paris. It is too far-removed from them for efficient sightseeing. In addition, I have stayed in many, many hotel properties, and this one, I am sorry to say, is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Upon Check-in, I was shown no fewer than five rooms before one was found in which the air conditioning and the electricity worked. During my stay, things continued to malfunction--the air conditioning, the telephone, the electrical outlet in the bathroom, and the answer was always the same from the staff--the technician had gone home for the day. I requested a wake up call for every morning--only twice did I receive one during my 7-night stay. The staff was incompetent and much less than helpful except for two members who went above and beyond to be helpful. Staying at this property was an extremely frustrating and disappointing experience. The area in which it is located is not particularly nice either. There are many lovely, better located properties in Paris at which to stay. I wholeheartedly recommend one of them.
April 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Groundrod Comfort - convenience - location - atmosphere
On a four-night stay paid partially by IHG points, the hotel met our needs in an economical manner. We were upgraded to an executive suite that overlooked
the busy forecourt of the Gare de l'Est, and while the noise level seemed high at first, the windows sealed
well enough to permit sound sleep. The executive suite is pretty much tailored to an unaccompanied executive, as the rooms (bedroom, lounge, and bath) are all on the cozy side. The toilet might seem set
a little high for a short executive, who would find his or her feet dangling above the floor. The bed was not the most comfortable hotel bed, but after a bottle of wine at dinner, it's more than adequate. The TV in the bedroom had problems receiving most channels, but the one in the lounge was all that was needed. Internet connection was a little fussy, but fairly reliable once
authenticated with the access code provided by the front desk. Proximity to the Gare de l'Est was our key decision factor, and having a Metro entrance outside the door was particularly handy on a rainy day. The immediate neighborhood is awash with cafes and restaurants, although we did not have the opportunity to patronize any of them. We will stay again.
April 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jules-blue Satisfactory for a short business trip
The hotel was being refurbished during my stay but I would like to have been informed of this prior to booking. Although not the fault of the hotel, this isn't a particularly nice area of Paris, although conveniently situated for Gare de L'est and Gare de Nord stations. The situation was made worse by the scaffolding and boarded up areas outside the hotel.
Reception is small (although being improved, I believe) but check-in was quick. I was on a business trip so did not spend a great deal of time in my room which is fortunate, otherwise claustrophobia would probably have set in. All of my needs were catered for except for the provision of any space and I only had three hangars in the wardrobe for a four day trip.
I had to queue on two mornings before finding somewhere to sit at breakfast and had to share the table. The restaurant staff were efficient but not friendly.
Check-out was slow as the morning seemed to be a peak time to do this and there were only ever 2 staff on reception.
Altogether this did not represent good value for money.
April 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by roger31 very helpful staff
My family is first time to this fantastic city for vacation and the staff, even he is very busy, is wlling to help us to locate the sightseeing spot and indicate how to get there by metro and train specifically. His name is Jose, I remember. Thank you Holiday Inn.
April 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fi11 Comfortable room, but not so great service
Room is small, but I guess normal size for Paris.
Room is modern and comfortable
Very convenient location.
Didn't have a good experience during check in, especially in terms of the service from front office person
April 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tee1025 Not a good place to stay
This hotel is in the middle of a remodeling project so your arrival is rather chaotic. It is located across the street from the train station so the area is hassling and buzzing. Many shady characters around.
We had booked two rooms for 4 nights but after the first night, we checked out. The room although small was very, very nice, modern and clean..
our room faced the road and the window lock did not work so that it would pop open as soon as you walked away. The noise from the street was unbearable and we were not able to rest. The phone did not work properly. The night staff were completely inept and unwilling to help. They treated us as though we were inconveniencing their life.
Ultimately, we decided that it was best to leave due to all the above and the fact that there is virtually no security at all. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can get on he elevator and go up to any of the rooms and do as they see fit with the guests.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dubina54 Excellent location, classic exterior, comfortable room
In general I found this hotel to be in an excellent and convenient location, just across from Gare de L'Est and a few minutes walk from Gare du Nord. There are also many fine restaurants and cafes in the immediate area, as well as gardens, playgrounds and nice areas for walking around, experience Paris more as a resident than a tourist. I found my room to be very comfortable, with large windows and good view of the area. My only minor complaint is that the carpeting on the center stairway had a strong chemical odor, perhaps from having recently been cleaned. Another minor complaint is that the restaurant area is rather small, with an insufficient number of tables to accomodate everyone. I went down early and was seated as a single at a table for 2 then later asked to leave because they needed the table for larger groups. On the other hand they did let me sit at a comfortable armchair just outside the restaurant, where I could continue to access the wifi and drink coffee so in the end it was not a problem. I would definitely stay here again next time in Paris.
April 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EK22 Great location
The hotel has a great location juste 2 steps away from Gare de l'Est., right above the entrance to the metro station.
The staff is friendly and helpful. Room are OK for Paris, though at leat some of them look quite used (carpet and towels especially). The hotel is currently under reconstruction, it doesn't influence the guests a lot, but still some noise may be heard.
The breakfast is actually rather poor, but its price is typically Parisian. I would rather recommend going to a nearby café. The breakfast hall is plenty on rush hour, it is not easy to find a place even for one person.
Wi-fi connection works well, but it is really incomvenient to connect the way it is supposed to.
April 20, 2015