Bastille de Launay Hotel

42, rue Amelot , Paris, Île-de-France, 75011, France | 2 star hotel
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Not liking Paris

A travel blog entry by ruthjohnson78

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Every year I visit my parents in the middle of nowhere in France but I've not been time Paris since about 2001 when I went with my ex. He was a miserable bugger and moaned pretty much the whole time so my impression of Paris is not good. As I've been travelling a lot this year I thought I'd give it another go. So on Monday I flew out of Southampton …

Drinking tea at le Stade de France...?!

A travel blog entry by cathyandjustin

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There was never any doubt that speaking the local language can make a huge difference to your experience in a new city. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Paris. This was our second trip to the city of romance and after feeling a bit ripped off by the lack of 'love in the air' on our last visit, we weren't filled with high expectations. However …

Paris

A travel blog entry by neville

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Paris revisited after 27 years. The reputation of arrogance and poor service is totally false. We've had a splendid time during the 5 days we've stayed in this one of the most romantic cities in the world. Only minor drawback was the vast number of tourists queueing everywhere... but hey... we contributed to that number too :-).

PARIS.

A travel blog entry by zoe.belyavsky

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... it is that there are so many people that lead such different lives than me. That sense of wanderlust made me desperate to see the world. And naturally, visiting France was the vision I clung to to satiate these feelings. I dreamt of seeing the Eiffel Tower because that moment symbolized to me, for some reason, achieving my ambition of getting to see a very different part of the world. It was me becoming who I felt I was inside- a traveler and discoverer and appreciator (not a ...

Travel to Paris

A travel blog entry by scottandmel

Well, this morning we said goodbye to Bonnie Scotland, which was a bit sad! We caught a taxi into Aviemore Train Station at 7am then caught the train to Edinburgh. Was great to have the beautiful scenery rolling by again and we saw some deer which was pretty cool! We got an airlink bus from the city to the airport to fly to Paris. We flew with Easy Jet today which was a bit of an experience! ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the Bastille area of Paris, is near Place des Vosges, Hotel Sale, Marché Richard Lenoir, and Paris by Bicycle is Simple (Paris A Velo C'est Sympa).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Bastille de Launay Hotel Paris

    Best bargain in Paris!

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    This budget hotel is a great deal! The rooms are nothing fancy but are clean and roomy enough. The location is great, only a two minute walk to the metro and the area is full of great restaurants. It is also close to the trendy Marais area but is far less expensive than the hotels in that area. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling on a budget.

    Charming budget accomodation

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    Very enjoyable stay here. Upsides: Room 53 has a very pleasant view onto the street/little garden outside, staff were generally friendly, very well connected travel wise (esp. for Disneyland), breakfast was good if basic. Downsides: Hot water took a little while running to get going, only one TV channel in English (and that only half the time). breakfast was served in a slightly chaotic way (go down early to avoid this!), and the minibar wasn't working, so we couldn't chill water. Overall, though, we found this hotel. to be very charming- it has something that the big, faceless chain-hotels seem to lack. Highlight was coming back in the late afternoon and sitting in our room, in the sun, with huge windows open!

    Nice Hotel in Great Location!

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    We just spent four nights at the Bastille de Launay and found it to be a very good value. For around $75 per night double, we had a nice (though very small) room with breakfast in a good location. The hotel is located less than a 5 minute walk to two different metro lines, so it's very easy to get around the city. We were also only 5 minutes from the Marais district, where there are plenty of cafés, restaurants, shops and the Picasso Museum.

    Ask for a room on the court side, as the rooms on the street are somewhat noisy during the early morning rush hour. The continental breakfast includes ham, cheese, yogurt, and cereal, along with superb bread and croissants. The staff is also very pleasant and helpful.

    A nice stay

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    We stayed for 8 nights and it was fine. We were in room 1 but we were never got woken up by any noise. All of the staff (7) was great except for one night shift person. He didn't speak (or want to) English or put any effort to help anyone. Other than that, the room was very clean and standard size for Paris. Though other taller and heavier people might need a larger room so you should check it out before signing the dotted line. The only bad thing that I can think of was they never changed my bedsheet for the 8 day stay. Nearby, the neighborhood is quiet with a few cafes and bistros. Metro line is within 1/2 a block so it is quite convenient. The Marais is 4 blocks across for early morning (8 am)cafe creme and patisserie. Overall, I would rank this hotel 8 & 1/2.

    A nice Hotel with AAA b-fast

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    I stayed in this hotel for a week in July 2005. This was the 2nd time I stayed in this hotel. I had orginally planned on staying in another hotel but that is terrible. So, I turned to this Bastille de Launay Hotel again. Compared with two hotels, Bastille de Launay Hotel is really worth to stay.

    This is a clean, comfortable air-conditioned hotel. Service is good. They are all nice and helpful people. When you decide to visit Paris during summer. It's difficult to find an air-conditioned hotels under budget constraint. This hotel is a good choice because I seeked for over 10 hotels nearby and zero of them are air-conditioned.

    In addition, you'll be surprised about their breakfast.

    Hotel was clean, and okay but....

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    Our room, and the hotel, were very clean. Our room was quite small, contained a very small clothes closet that was basically unusable. The air conditioning in the room, a God send during the unusual heatwave, worked very well, and the room which fronted on the street, was quiet.

    Quiet, unspectacular and worth the price

    from

    stayed here first weekend of may 05, and rooms to the courtyard was pleasantly quitet. smallish rooms but ok decor, nice breakfast cellar. clean. helpfull englishspeaking staff, nightman a bit grumpy. the neighbourhood a bit boring, but metero just outside. quite a walk from bastille, homepage-map of hotel a bit misleading. for the reasonable price this is very good value.

    No great shakes on Customer Service!

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    We stayed at this hotel on 26 June 2004. Rooms were ok and towelling and bedding clean so we thought we'd book for another 2 nights to accommodate us on our return journey from Italy in 10 days time! You'd have thought we'd have asked for a miracle to be performed! They could not book us EVEN if we paid for one night's accommodation to secure the booking because we had to e-mail them or fax them that we required accommodation! Despite already staying at their hotel. The reception advised us to do this, I said that we didn't have time to look for internet or fax access and she was quite snippy about it. When we came back in the evening to collect our luggage for the next part of our journey, the reception was less than welcoming (receptionist needs customer service skills) so, we wont being doing business with them again. Shame because the hotel was an ok place - nothing fancy, just ok.

    Not like the website!

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    I visit Paris every month as my boyfriend is working there. We try different hotels each time and spend around 100 and have always been happy. Last visit, I found this very charming boutique hotel on the internet for 98 in Bastille - but when we arrived, the rooms were not at all charming, there was plastic all over the floors and the lobby was awful...I'm not sure where they got the shots on the website. The one thing that was true and very nice was the stone basement breakfast nook. Very disappointing given how little time we have together these days.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Bastille de Launay Hotel Paris

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent