Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 215
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Californian in Paris Great Value, Clean and Comforable.
This is the second time we have stayed here in as many years and will continue in the future. But, make sure you bring a copy of your reservation and double check on your wake up call.
15 October 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Aldocrvjl Un hotel regular
Un holiday inn expreess muy regular, con los servicios apenas básicos, con pocas opciones en el desayuno y poca variedad de servicios adicionales.
13 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fishy poisson Great location
The hotel sits right on the canal and has easy access to the Metro or it is a pleasant walk to the city center. The breakfast is wonderful and the staff is very accommodating.
09 October 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Petree48 Great Hotel
We stayed 3 nights in this hotel after returning from a 4 day tour of the Australian Battlefields of northern France and Belgium. We found the hotel to be clean and welcoming. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the main complaint I had was there are no air conditioners in the hotel. There were 2 restaurants attached to the hotel and we tried both and enjoyed them and the food served. Here again the staff was welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere and the food good. There are some small cafe/pubs nearby which are easily accessible as well. I would recommend this hotel for people wanting accommodation in Paris.
08 October 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lapa66 Fußboden
Teppich war dreckig. Bei check-in mussten wir auf Zimmer warten.
08 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toffee290 best holiday inn express we've stayed in
the title says it all. Quite a special hotel in an excellent location with fab bars and restaurants nearby.
03 October 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by anonymous81 Good hotel but away from the city center
The hotel mostly delivers nicely on its 3-star standard. The rooms are ok although some open to the inner court and very clean. Breakfast is buffet with just enough options. During 3-night stay nothing was changed in the breakfast options which was no problem to me but could be an issue during longer stays.
The location, although the hotel can hardly do anything about it, is not premium, as you need to travel 10-15 subway stations to get to the city center and turistic attractions. If you are into morning/afternoon/evening jogging, the area around the hotel is at all times almost crowded with runners and has no cars/no traffic lights running routes avaialble, including easy access to a nearby park. There is no gym at the hotel.
30 September 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robu2014 empfehlenswertes Hotel
Wir kannten das Hotel schon durch einen Voraufenthalt, es hat uns auch diesmal in allen Qualitäten zufrieden gestellt. Dazu kommt noch die hervorragende, ansprechende Lage am Kanal.
Einziger Wermutstropfen war die Lage des Zimmers im 1. Stock über einem Restaurant/Bar, in dem auch zu später Stunde die lauten Bässe hörbar einen ruhigen Schlaf erst nach Mitternacht zuließen.
Davon abgesehen, ein super Hotel !
29 September 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susanne64 Gut gelegenes Hotel
Für Parisreisende ein gut gelegenes komfortables Hotel.
An einem Kanal gelegen bietet das Hotel auch nach einem anstrengenden Tag die nötige Ruhe. Man kann in der Nachbarschaft essen oder sich bei einem Glas Wein erholen.
Die Anbindung an die Metro ist perfekt.
Die Zimmer sind schön, Betten bequem, etwas dunkel, wenig Lampen aber es reicht.
Das deutsche Fernsehprogramm ist allerdings nicht zum ansehen geeignet. Es werden zwei regionale Sender gebracht die eher nach Selfmade Programmen aussehen. Da muss unbedingt nachgebessert werden.
Das Frühstück ist etwas mager aber ausreichend.
Alles in allem ein Hotel, das ich immer wieder besuchen werde.
26 September 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Excellent hotel in a nice area of Paris
The building is attractive,
All of it is efficient and clean
Personnel is very friendly.
But it remains a Holiday InnExpress:
Boring rooms , fair bed quality and 'trow away' bed linnen !!!
The only real disappointing thing.
19 September 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dreamseekers Five star experience for three star cost
Canal De La Villette will be fondly remembered for the part it played in our fantastic first family holiday to Paris.
The hotel itself is fresh and clean throughout and the room we were offered was more than big enough for the three of us. Each member of staff we met was friendly and efficient. Breakfast was plentiful in choice and very tasty too.
The experience of the canal next to the hotel will be a lasting memory, from the morning runners to games being played throughout the day to the late night picnickers, a great community feel surrounding the hotel.
Only slight concern was some external noise from some locals at 4:00am, but we wouldn't hold the hotel responsible for that.
Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend this hotel. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you Canal De La Villette
16 September 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pizzacolonia Gutes Hotel für kurze Städtreise
Durch seine gute Lage am Kanal und Nähe zur Metro ist dieses Hotel für eine kurze Städtreise nach Paris gut geeignet.
10 September 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SarahC57 Good sized rooms and spotless
We had a great 2 night stay in room overlooking the canal. Great to have free wi-fi. Good sized room for Paris. Clean and bright hotel. As long as you are aware of breakfast wait times, go early and you'll be fine. Pleasant staff, although need to be better trained on transport links. We were told by receptionist to go to Gare de L'Est for RER to Charles De Gaulle airport. On arriving at this station we were told RER goes from Gare du Nord to Charles de Gaulle. We than had to by extra metro tickets to get to Gare du Nord, quite a stressful experience when having to catch a flight.
Overall we had a great stay at the hotel and would recommend it.
03 September 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jed C Very good location
The hotel is in a superb location and we would visit again and despite the rating the hotel is generally ok. However, the main reason for the rating was the coldness of the rooms. Both my wife and I and our friends were cold and couldn't turn the AC down. When we asked we were told it was impossible. Therefore we were very cold for the three nights we were there. Also on the Sunday our shower soap dispenser ran out and we thought it would be replenished by Monday morning. It wasn't. The toilet bowl could also have been cleaner. My wife had to change the cutlery at breakfast for some cleaner ones too. Hopefully these issues will have been addressed when we return.
01 September 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bincat Comfortable and calm room
We stay for some nights and find comfortable beds, clean room and good service at all. Friendly staff, which help us in all situation. Thanks for the good time.
01 September 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lavender50 Fantastic place to stay in Paris
This is our second stay this year at the Canal De La Villette and would thoroughly recommend it for a family break. We drove from the UK and it's really quite easy if you listen to the sat nav and it's only the last five minutes of the journey that are a little bit stressful! Another reviewer has helpfully put a picture of the car park entrance which we found really useful. We were looking for a hotel that we could easily drive to without too much stress and with secure parking which this hotel does brilliantly. The metro is only 1 min away and you can hop on and be downtown in 15/20 mins. We found the immediate area to be fun and safe in the day with lots of fun things happening for the children. It really is worth paying the extra for a room with a balcony. There was a slight problem with our reservation but this was easily resolved and we can't wait to come back and visit again.
29 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by huatangcn 非常好的酒店
28 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alanp52 Another great stay
A popular hotel and my first choice when staying in Paris. One tip is to get down to breakfast early as you may have to wait the later you are. The suggested times are shown on notices in the hotel.
27 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emilnolive Comfy vacay in Paris
Would definitely stay in this hotel if in Paris again. The breakfast was fantastic. Staff are friendly and speaks good English.
26 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Madame K Excellent for group travel
I recently booked this Holiday Inn for a school group from Canada and would definitely recommend this facility! It was so accessible with the Metro and the breakfast was excellent, staff very efficient and friendly. Some of my gadget-dependent group members did mention an inconsistent wifi signal but there is really little else that this hotel even needs to improve upon. It was beautiful to watch the locals playing Petanque along the river banks and being right on the water was wonderful in itself. The bakeries nearby were fantastic and this was definitely a repeat stay destination in a breath-taking city. Merci HI Canal de la Villette!
25 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jaja1212 Ideal for a short visit of Paris
The location is in a nice area at a canal and the Metro is nearby. Only the music of the Bar in the Building is too loud for sleeping. Earplugs are a good advice.
24 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 位置方便，环境舒适，房间整洁，服务优质。
23 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Florentino Modern and comfortable
Good modern business hotel with reasonable prices. The distance to Paris Centre is 15-20 minutes by metro (station 5 minutes from hotel). The area around is not the finest and later in the night it is not recommendable for walkings around. On the other hand the Canal Villette close to the hotel is an attractive location for children.
23 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sternchen Gesamteindruck
Das Personal war freundlich und bemüht.
Es gab kleinere Komplikationen, die schnell gelöst wurden
Wie man die Klimaanlage wärmer bekommt, haben wir nicht herausgefunden, wir haben aber auch nicht nachgefragt, stattdessen haben wir sie ausgeschaltet. Ob es für das Bad eine Lüftung gibt, haben wir auch nicht herausgefunden.
Das Kopfkissen war mir persönlich zu fest und zu dick.
Sonst war alles prima: sauber, schön und praktisch eingerichtet, gemütlich.
23 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lodewijk Modernes Hotel Design direkt am Canal de la Villette
Wir haben dieses kurz aufenthalt im Hotel genossen.
Frühstücksraum empfelen wir früh zu besuchen weil ab 09.00 Uhr ist anstehen für ein Platz.
Frühstück ist reichlich bestückt und der bedienung ist im stress aussers freundlich und ruhig.
Hotel ist nicht weit vom Metro die Gäste direkt im Zentrum bringt.
Hotel liegt am Canal de la Vilette und angrenzend an ein bewachten Canal promonade. herrlioch besonders für Kinder und Erwachsene.
Parkplatz direkt im Haus.
21 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by B.O.B.T. Great location, friendly staff
Nice area to stay in, within easy access by Metro to town centre.
Helpfull and friendly staff.
Small remark about the breakfast area: Not very practical. I had to cut through the queue for the coffee to get to the eggs and sausages.
For those with a car: This hotel has a garage which will cost €18.00 for 24 hours. This as a good price compared to other public car parks.
21 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donny70 Family trip to France
Good central location close to metro stations.
20 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WHY6368 Enjoy Paris Hotel nearly Paris canal
Very nice place closely living district, very convenient reach Metro line, Clean room, nice servce
20 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoyceB Great location and good value at Villette Holiday Inn in Paris
The location of this hotel is one of the best. The hotel is housed in one of the best-looking modern buildings for a Holiday Inn. Try to get a room with a view on the canal. The action in the canal offered lots of possibilities especially for families with children. Just a short distance from the hotel children up to age of 17 could zip line across the canal on a harness with a helmet.
There is a place to rent rowing canoes and kayaks but when we inquired they were available only for Paris residents.
Walking in any direction from the hotel offered some of the best of Paris: bakeries, restaurants, parks, ethnic neighborhoods, city bikes and electric cars for rent. Up and down the canal was one of our favorite walks. Not far is the Cité des Sciences and Cité de la musique.
Show early at breakfast unless you want to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated and face such a crowd in the dining room you have to wait again at long lines for food or drinks. Coffee was good but one of two coffee machines was out of service in 2 out of 3 days we were there. The food was always the same: eggs and sausages, bread slices and croissants, juices and (nice touch) mineral water. The staff do what they can and move all the time to ready the tables and restock food/drinks but cannot keep up with the crowd of guests. Perhaps it was just a very busy weekend when we came.
Mattresses are soft and we got up with backaches every morning.
Furniture in the rooms is minimal so get ready to leave your clothes in your luggage. It's fine for quick weekend visits.
You'll find only a wall dispenser for a multipurpose soap/shampoo liquid so bring your own conditioner.
There was a hair drier attached to the wall in the room, not in the bathroom.
There was a nice area with tables and chairs with a view of the canal on the 1st floor but it was not used. It would have been nice to be able to sit there with a drink before/after dinner.
20 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thaddaeus Please change Breakfast-room
All in all a very nice hotel.
The only disadvantage is, that the breakfest-room is much too small. We had breakfast at different times; but it was always that full, that we had to wait for an empty table.
The staff did their best, but without enough tables, plates, forks, knifes, etc. it is impossible to create an atmosphere of relaxed breakfast.
19 August 2014