Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ausies1 Good value for money
We enjoiyed our stay at the hotel. Facilities and service were quite good. It offers good value for money with a nice breakfast included in the rate paid. Location is also a plus with a metro station only a few blocks away and 15 min from main attractions in the city. The only improvement suggested would be to install a safe in the rooms for valuables. Other hotels of this chain offer that.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SKH2 Great hotel, excellent staff and good location for exploring Paris
I have just returned from a 5 day business trip to Paris. Our rather large group (30 plus people) stayed at this HI Express located in the 19th Arrondissenment. I travelled from London via Eurostar straight to Gare du Nord, then the Metro to Riquet from where its a short walk to the hotel.
As a Platinum Card holder I recieved an excellent welcome from Aida on reception, a voucher for free wifi, a voucher for a free drink and an upgrade to a corner room with an excellent view of the adjoing canal/waterway
Breakfast was plentiful although all of us arriving at 07.00 Hrs ecah morning caught them by surprise somewhat!
All in all I would recomend this hotel, its staff were very obliging and Aida is to be commended on her excellent customer service.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Olcs13 Fantastic location and service
I stayed here last week with 14 students. We had a great time, very convenient, attractive location. The staff could not have been more attentive and welcoming. Breakfast was varied and plentiful and the rooms were quiet and warm, we particularly liked the waterside views. One room smelt of smoke, but this was changed immediately for us. I would not hesitate to return either on my own or with a group. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CharlieW Paris - Canal De La Villette -a little out of town but well worth the walk
The Paris - Canal De La Villette - is great value.
If you are as lucky as we were to get a room overlooking the canal then few hotels will have a better view.
Really clean rooms, welcoming & helpful staff, a great breakfast and interesting surroundings - what more could you ask for at a reltively low cost.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barbiegirl47 Great Value for the Room
The room was a great value - staff was nice and accomodating. Had a larger room with a view of the River, but the area was a little scary. I didn't feel safe walking the local streets there. Very difficult to get a cab there.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Daffodils Comfortable bed and good breakfast
Bed is comfortable. Nice warm room.
There is a lack of shelves for clothings.
We had a room with a canal view. Slept really well because it was so quiet and peaceful at night.
Daily supply of fresh fruits at breakfast would be appreciated.
It's nice to have a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausages.
It's a pity that the scrambled eggs were cold at times.
The receptionists are very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast staff is very efficient in replenishing the supply of breakfast.
The location of the hotel is quite pleasant and near to the metro.
It's great that the hotel provides parking facilities at €15 per day.
This is one of the best holiday inn express that we have ever stayed in.
We enjoyed our stay and will definitely book with this hotel again on our next trip to Paris.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VaGentlemam Great location and service
My wife, 23 year old daughter and I stayed here for 6 nights on a return to Paris pleasure visit. The location is great with easy access to metro. It was nice to get out of the tourist areas of the museums etc and be in a real neighborhood. The staff is superb, one of the best I have ever encountered. The staff helped on so many issues with practical assistance on restaurants, connections on the metro, really anything you needed. The room itself was great, American style comfort with a fabulous view. I am very anxious to return as soon as possible.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chinavisitor Excellent Location and Price!
Excellent location and great hotel. Overall I was really impressed with the quality of this hotel. Rooms were a little small but had great view of the canal. Hotel is a very short walking distance to the subway and you can be to all the tourist sites with a short ride. My only suggestion is to perhaps have two people working the desk at all times as a couple of times they were stacked up 4-5 people in line to get assistance. I would definitly come back to this location.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill92040 Enjoyable Stay
I enjoyed my recent stay at the HI Express Canal de la Villette. The room was big with a nice balcony over looking the canal. The bed was comfortable and provided a nice nights sleep. Being a 5 minute walks from a couple of Metro stations made getting to anywhere in Paris easy. I plan to return to this hotel during a warmer month so I can take full advantage of the balcony and outside seating areas.
I do think the breakfast could offer a few more choices and on the first morning there was a constant line of 5-10 people for the one coffee machine.
In my room the TV was mounted in such a way that you had to be at the desk or in the bed to watch it. I didn't spend a lot of time in the room, but there was a very comfortable sofa in the room that you couldn't sit at and watch TV.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by etoile78 Go There !!!
was there for christmas for 5 nights, perfect service, nice atmosphere, lovely designed hotel, friendly and supporting stuff, very clean, very comfortable rooms with clever designed furnitures (specially the bath room).
Very good price-performance ratio (for Paris).
! Go there !
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sergio101 A nice short family stay
I have 3 children and it is not so easy to find a hotel with adequate and connected rooms, with a good quality and reasonable price. The Holiday Inn at the Quai de la Seine offered all that, plus a metro station in less than 5 minutes walk: the metro line takes you directly to the heart of Paris in 15 minutes. Supermarkets and restaurants are at the corner in case of need.
Breakfast with good variety in sweet and sour: real orange juice , mixed pastries, sausages and eggs......
Great people at the reception, very polite and friendly. Newspapers available and, most important today, free web connection.
We had rooms overlooking the channel, as "additional benefit", very much appreciated by my wife.
Will surely go there again in future.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ebookpunkie Elegant Hotel
I always try to stay in this hotel when I come to Paris.
The location is superb - on the canal basin. I usually walk along the canal to and from the Staligrad metro - a great way to start a business day in Paris.
And the staff is pleasant; rooms are fine. The hotel is close to many eateries and a Casino supermarket.
Often the standard of hotels in Paris is lower than one would expect; not this one. It is seriously good.
December 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wall very good staff service
Our initial stay was for 3 nights.We were given a room facing the canal because of our priority club membership which we really appreciated.
Unfortunately we had problem with noise- banging /hammering for 2 mornings with renovation in room next to us.. This had spoiled our stay in a an otherwise nice hotel facing the canal .
Have to give credit to the wonderful manager whom we reported our problems to when we checked out . He was very nice + he dealt with the problem professioanlly . He gave us a discount on our entire stay ( which included another day at the end of our trip) . He also upgraded us to a nice room for our second stay.
These small gestures + the way the manager handled the problem were very much appreciated and the main reason we went back for a second stay
Also wanted to praise the front desk staff. They are all very pleasant , + helpful- especially Thomas+ Lisa . They had made
our stay- except for the noise , a very enjoyable one.
We would go back to this hotel again + have no hesitation recommending this hotel to any one.
Well done , manager + staff . keep up the good work
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by prashi Excellent location with canal view
Excellent, clean and pleasant location, near Riquet metro station just five minutes walk. Bust stop also at the same place.
Very practical, extremely courteous and helpful front desk staff. Always provided correct and needed info from a tourist's point of view.
Room - very clean, with pleasant wall colours and well furnished. Our room had a good canal view.
Very good place to stay in Paris. Would love to stay here again.
It seems there is no airconditioning# an eco hotel ) and it was uncomfortable inside the room. One had to open the window to cool the room.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aprel2706 Magnificent
Been there nine nights in July.
Great position - 2 metro stations in just 5 min. walk. Nice park nearby. Very quiet place in Paris center. I walked to center every day.
Excellent staff - very nice and helpful.
My room - extremely spacious - it's Paris and I my room was 30 sqm with great balcony.
Breakfast - ok
No mini bar, bad is ok not great.
Free internet if you are Platinum.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dyskordia23 Beautiful setting and very comfy
Great hotel and staff. Very warm and comfy, and the place looks great. The canals are wonderful for a walk, and it's very close to the Metro, so Paris' bright lights are not too far away. the area is not that interesting, really, but a few nice places to eat and drink areon the high street near Riquet Metro (2 mins walk from hotel).
My only issue was with the TV and radio, which are free in every hotel I've been to, unless you want movies etc. But here, they wanted 22 euros for use of the TV and internet! No WIFI which was frustrating, as I don't carry a lap top, I use an iPad.
Overall tho, a great experience, and the breakfast was FANTASTIC!
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Snowdrop Excellent stay - very attentative staff
Although a bit out of the way and abit of a treck by tube into Paris tourist areas, the peace and quiet of the hotel was worth it. The hotel facilities were very modern and comfortable, the bedroom and shower were great after days pounding the streets and palaces etc. Wtching the world go by next to the canal was very theraputic.
The breakfast was excellet but be prepared for a short wait in the lounge area, especially if there are more than 2 in the party.
The only dissapointment was that the bar meals stopped after 6.30pm so you had to go out looking for somewhere to eat or ask for the staff to order a pizza from a local company which we did.
The resteraunts bordering the hotel are very rustic.
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by legaillard Clean and Great Location
Rooms are modern and clean, though short on closet space.
Safety and security are excellent
Location on the Bassine de la Villette is convenient and provides
Not in the center of Paris , but near two amazing Parcs : Parc de la Villette and Butte Chaumont. Metro stops nearby ( Laumiere-5 and
Crimee-7 )provide easy access to the Central attractions of Paris.
A great restaurant ( Draco) is just across the canal.
The staff is multi-lingual and helpful.
Fellow guests are European tourists on holiday and businessmen
Price is right
November 4, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Parisienne Could be a great hotel
Lovely location and building, but budget in all but price. Uncomfortable beds with springs apparent, especially but not only on sofa bed. Poor quality crowded breakfast. Understaffed with long slow queues at reception. Only 2 of everything (towels, cups, teabags, etc) in a room with third bed booked. Expensive wifi. Inadequate clothes hanging space, especially with three in room and heavy winter coats. Would have made all this known in the in room questionnaire, rather than on a public review, had the form in the rack not already been filled in by a previous guest but not collected and replenished (he by the way would have appreciated an in room safe deposit box). A shame - it has the potential to be a great hotel.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MIB595 Holiday Inn Express Canal De La Villette
Good, clean and modern Holiday Inn Express. Rooms are a good size for Paris and reasonably priced.
Variety and quality of the breakfast was good but be prepared to queue for a table at the weekends.
The hotel also offers a small selection of snacks, served in the bar area, the choice is rather limited. What was on offer was well presented and good quality, although many items on the menu were not available.
The hotel is situated in a very pleasant quiet area, overlooking a canal, within a 5min walk to a large avenue with a variety of shops and a supermarket. Taxi from CDG takes 30mins(40EUR's)
November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maisie beautiful hotel in a lovely setting
This Holiday Inn Express was a delight.We loved the modern decor,the bright and cheerful rooms,the great atmosphere,and the surrounding area.Staff were pleasant and helpful,breakfast amazing,and the hotel itself conveniently close to The Metro.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MAO28 Great room size
The Holiday Inn Express was excellent! It has a great room size for hotels in Paris. We were able to fit comfortably our family of three. The hotel is a little outside the city, but the metro was close so you could get into town within 20 minutes. Would definetly recommend to others!
October 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aabboo Exzellent Choice for a Star in Paris
We stayed at the Hotel with our grand daughter. The spacious room and the view were outstanding. The hotel is situated in a very charming and quiete quarter of Paris. Strongly recomended!
October 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by grahaml Enjoyable stay
Pro's - The hotel is situated a little way out of the city centre in a very quaint area, the hotel is modern and comfortable, there were a few communication issues but we were in a foreign country and it did not cause any major issue. It is only a short walk to the metro station. Cons - Breakfast was a little cramped as the hotel was busy, and the below ground car park did not smell very good, would benefit from some ventilation.
All in all an enjoyable stay.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aprel Great experience
Much better then any express.
Good: Position (on the canal de la Villette), room very spacious with nice balcony, clean, nice bathroom, value for money, sleep quality (very quiet)
Bad: No mini bar, expensive internet
Room Tip: 6th floor
October 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlliumB Fantastic View, immaculate room, great service.
Very impressed by this hotel. Room was well designed, immaculately clean and had a fabulous view of the waterside (Priority Club bonus) . Staff were helpful, informative and friendly. Breakfast good. Only quibble the price.
September 29, 2012