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It is convenient and close (still 8 minutes walk) to EuroStar. Not a fantastic place, a bit old and small; but it is of value.
The breakfast is OK - basic not fancy. The neighborhood can be noisy because of weekend parties in other apartments.
They do not provide lots of towel. Bed is small. Also there are several steps before you can get to the lift.
But for the price, it is still a fair deal.
OK for the price
Finding an inexpensive hotel room in Paris is pretty difficult, but we got a good price for this decent hotel. The rooms were small, but can't complain for the price. The hotel is near the gare du nord, but next time I'd like to find a hotel closer to the city center, even if I need to pay a little more.
Great location for Eurostar travellers, good value for money!
We booked via Eurostar a 3 day package that included the trip from Waterloo station to Paris and 2 nights accommodation in the Prelude Hotel Gare du Nord (also known as the Relais Gare du Nord). The hotel is a convenient 7 min walk from the station. We arrived at Gare du Nord, walk to the hotel, left our luggage at the hotel and was on our way to see Paris in 30 minutes!!!! We only returned to the hotel around 21h00 that night and our luggage was safe, our room was very neat, clean and had everything we needed (even a tv, coffee and tea, kettle and even a hairdryer!). The furniture in the reception and lounge area was rather old and old fasioned. We rented a safety deposit box for 4 euros a day.
This hotel is near the Sacre Ceour and fantastic Place du Tertre (artists and musicians!!!!), easy walk with nice little shops on the way. The street was very quite at night, no problem getting a good nights rest!! We did not have breakfast at the hotel. I will definitely stay there again, especially when travelling via Eurostar - no need to pay hectic taxi fees or drag all your luaggage through Paris on the metro when you can just get off the Eurostar and be at your hotel within 10 minutes. From the Gare du Nord station you can be any where in paris within no time. I'll be back!
Perfect little Hotel for the First time in Paris!
The rooms were clean and nice, super comfy bed and they doubled up the pillows so we weren't stuck with flimsy pillows. The bathroom was small, but clean and private. I couldn't possibly think of more.
The staff was exceptional! Helpful and kind and very very patient.
The breakfast was always good, but always the same - cereal, croissants, cheese, bread and juice/coffee/hot chocolate.
I was really happy with the location. 2-minutes got you to the Metro Station, there was a corner market and grocery store within a minute, great little restaurants near by, two internet shops, a bank and Sacre Couer was just moments away. The neighborhood quieted down at night and I never felt unsafe wandering around.
If you're an American traveling to Europe for the first time, the size of the rooms might be a bit small compared to bargin-hotels in the U.S., but I thought there was plenty of room for two people. The lift was never in service, but I never saw an elevator in Paris.
Our second-floor room had access to the balacony and it was nice to use in the evening hours just to watch the Parisans go about their lives.
I thought it was an excellent deal for the price and will return to this hotel. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
I have booked this hotel via Expedia already in January. As I arrived in March they told me that the hotel is over booked. They wanted us to stay in another hotel, which should be the same category, but it was terrible!
So we discussed with the boss of the hotel more than one hour. Then we got a very very small room in the sixt floor. The room was very small but clean. It was Ok for three days, but we had to pay the full rate.
I think that they take reservations and they do not care about the rooms they can offer.
The hotel itself is OK and nice for the price.
Markus from Vienna
This hotel is good value for money. The rooms are only small but very comfortable and clean. The hotel is in a great location to explore paris, its only a 5 minute walk to the Gare du Nord and the nearest metro station is at the top of the road. Its also very close to the Sacre Coeur. The only problem is that the walls are thin and you can hear the neighbours getting up in the morning. But other than that it is good hotel.
Stayed here in August 2002.Booked on the internet for a double room & two children but when we got there they said they had no such room after i phoned to confirm this. The girl i spoke to had left so they eventually got us a room with an extra single which was cramped to say the least . would not use this sweat box again.
Goog enough for me!
i took my boyfriend to paris as a surprise 21st birthday present, and we both loved it, despite the unwelcoming reviews i read a day before.
After reading them, i was a bit wery at what to expect but the staff were nice and helpful, the rooms clean and the food was a brillant french start to the day.
we were on a budget and found this to be a nice place to sleep, and if you are to be out exploring paris by night, when its at its best, like us, you won't hear through the 'thin walls' as it was reported, as everyone will be alseep!
so don't listen to those bad reviews, in all, its a nice little hotel, which is a good place to sleep, before venturing off into the city again.
You get what you pay for
My boyfriend and i stayed here 11-15 May 2004 through Hotels. We paid £50 per night. We arrived at 12 noon and although we weren't able to check in before 2pm, the staff were happy to store our luggage. The hotel is situated in a quiet street, however there is a small supermarket next door & a lovely little boulangerie across the road. While waiting to check in we went for a short stroll and were surprised to see the Sacre Couer at the top of a hill, only minutes from the hotel. There is also Anvers Metro stop, which is on the same line as Pigalle and Moulin Rouge, only 2 minutes from the hotel, making travelling around Paris easy.
The hotel room itself was very basic. It was small but clean. The room had a TV showing French TV channels only & a tiny balcony, overlooking the street. The walls were paper thin but as we were out until late at night it wasnt a problem. The bathroom was also very basic but clean. It had a hairdryer and bodywash was provided. Clean towels were provided every day.
There was a tiny lift at the end of our corridor which you could reach via a small staircase.
We were happy just to use the hotel as a base for exploring Paris on a budget. However, if we were to visit Paris again, we would definately spend a little extra on our accommodation. Overall, you get what you pay for.
Made a reservation at this hotel through the Utell Hotel reservations website. Booked a higher rate that included breakfast and a welcome gift. These were denyed upon check - even though I had brought a copy of the e-mail reservation spelling it out the clerk quickly took this and somehow lost it by the next moring. A dishonest practice. The room, small but clean. Walls paper thin and you could hear your neighbor quite clearly. You get what you pay for. Next time I'll spend 10 euros more and stay at a more reputable hotel that is closer to the Gare du Nord station.