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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paulsnood Fantastic location and room
This was our 5th trip to Paris in the last 6 years and we've stayed in the 5th, 6th, and 7th, so this was our first time in the 12th and on the right bank. The Bastille area has amazing bars and restaurants and the Holiday Inn Bastille is perfectly located to enjoy them. Less than a block from the Gare de Lyon and two blocks from the actual Bastille monument, walking and public transporation was a breeze. Our large room on the 4th floor overlooked the Rue de Lyon, had a small balcony with a nice view of the Gare de Lyon Clock Tower, and was very nicely updated with a comfortable king size bed and large well appointed bathroom. My only small peeve is having to be "buzzed" into the main lobby entrance from outside by the desk staff-especially when we had to wait in the cold for a few minutes sometimes before they got to it. A better system would work with the key card for entry, but everything considered, the hotel was just what we wanted and I would definately return.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nico3910 Nice location, Nice room !
The hôtel is nice. Very close to "Gare de Lyon" which convenient for transportation (RER, metro) or even to get the train to South of France.
The hotel is nice and clean. Nice area.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MFSW Wonderful Hotel
Not only was the registration staff helpful when we checked in, they were helpful each and every time we had a question be it places for dinner or how early to call a cab or the time for breakfast. Lovely hotel and great location.
We will be back.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ODE1 Pleasantly surprised
I used to live round the corner from this hotel, and throughout that time the hotel was the butt of many jokes because it is right next door to a sex-shop, complete with neon sign and red curtains. But work brought me to the neighborhood after some time away so I gave it a try. The sex-shop is still there but the hotel has really been given a fresh look since I was last in there. The room was excellent, nice bed, and we were on the quiet side (ask for a room overlooking the internal courtyard). Good sleep quality. The room was clean but looked like nobody had been in it for a while - a little dusty and underused. Nothing to get too worried about though. Overall the hotel was much better than I expected. Breakfast wasn't bad, although for the price I would have expected perhaps something more.
Paris is always overpriced but this hotel compares very well with the place I stayed in La Défense later in the week - and the location is just about perfect! Everything you need is a short walk away, shops, transport, cinema, botanic gardens.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ILOVEFRANCE Very Nice
The hotel itself was beautiful and the rooms though small were decorated very nice and the use of space was well thought out. We were on the first floor and once the window was closed did not hear any street traffic.
Loved the bathroom door! I would suggest a longer cord for the hair dryer though, hard to dry your hair when you have to put yourself flat on the wall.
Front desk clerk went above and beyond when were trying to get a taxi at 530a to take us to the airport. He couldn't find one and when he saw how upset I was he kept trying until he finally found one...so I say kudos to him!
The only reason I did not give an excellent for overall experience was the location. Even though there were quite a few close by attractions we spent most of our time on the other side of town. So depending on what and where you want to be this was a top notch hotel to stay in. Close to train station, bus routes and Bastille Memorial.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by colin2013 near stations .
Only 2 paper cups in room, and 1 teabag that we could use, others not to our taste. Attempts to get more were not successful. Once cups were used no alternative available. Surely decent cups and more than one teabag (English breakfast) is not too much to ask for. Did not change for our stay!!
It is surprising just how much these little things can "sour your taste".
October 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Travelor9999 Noisy
Don't stay here. You will hear banging late into the night and starting early in the AM.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JuanC0177 nice first nights in Paris
Confortable room and great service. Very good location near Gare de Lyon.
October 2, 2013