Hotel Armoni By Elegancia
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Armoni By Elegancia Paris
Not so bad
Me and my partner stayed in this hotel for three nights in sept 05.Before going and reading the reviews on this site I really was dreading the prospect of staying here.
The room I must admit is very very small but hey we werent in Paris to stay long in our room this was just a base.The room though was tidy had a very nice shower, television and a very well stocked mini bar.The room was also as requested cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis.
The area we stayed in was also very quiet as was the hotel and also a three minute walk from the metro station where we could easily access all that Paris has to offer.
Breakfast was of the contental variety.There were some americans who were also staying at the hotel at the same time who were not too happy with the breakfast offered.As stated in the hotel this is a continental breakfast ie Croissants,fruit,rolls,cereal and juices.A continental breakfast does not therefore include a massive fry up re bacon and eggs.
The hotel staff seemed ok I wouldnt say they were overly helpful but equally they acknowledged when passing this is all we expected really.
On the whole I would say this hotel is average and defintelely not as bad as some people have stated.It is a pleasant enough place to base yourself for a short stay in Paris and is situated in a very accessible and peaceful part of Paris.
The three positives about the hotel were location, firm beds, and the hotel clerk, Katarina. Katarina was very cordial and extremely knowledgeable, and she willingly helped us with French pronunciations. Otherwise, it was a disaster.
First of all, the room was too small for three people. We each stubbed our toes at some point during our stay. There was one closet for all of us, and no special space for our bags.
Secondly, the bathroom accommodations were from some earlier era. There was no fixed shower, no shower curtain, and the toilet was in a separate area than the sink and tub. The toilet was stained and the tub had permanent rings.
The people at the desk, other than Katarina, spoke very little English, even though the hotel advertised that it had English speakers. They also seemed as if they were doing us a favor to take our money. They charged me a 30 Euro deposit to use an electrical adapter to charge my camera and camcorder batteries, and a 10 Euro deposit for the safe deposit key. This was the first hotel I've lived in that didn't have the push button safe deposit.
Our room was near an area where the hotel stored the bags of people from other rooms, so sometimes I had to move bags for us to get in and out of the room. We could also hear the elevator all night.
To add insult to injury, on the day that we were leaving, the van driver refused to pull in front of the hotel to get our bags. He wanted us to cross a busy street and load our bags in the van. The hotel said they used the service on a regular basis, but it was a new driver. Fortunately, the hotel returned the fee I had paid which included an 18 Euro hotel charge.
Our Paris experience fell far short of expectations. We saw all the main attractions, and were near the terminus for several city buses, so we saw a lot of the city.
If we visit Paris again, the Cheverny will not be our destination.
Worst hotel ever - Avoid
Please, please avoid!
This hotel was a complete disaster:
* doorknob fell off when we arrived
* hardly anything available for breakfast
* food handling unhygenic
* rooms dirty - fag burns and cracks in tiling etc (we also woke up with insect bites)
* personal item went missing in room
* far away from anything in Paris (doesnt mention that the road to Arc de Triumph is steep!)
* No decent food nearby
* Staff unhelpful
and wait for it:
* we saw a RAT in our room
Worst of all, hotel refuses to accept any of these points or make any compensation
Unbearably hot; dirty
I'd give this hotel 1 and 1/2 stars, if that were an option. The plumbing worked and the lights turned on.
We were "upgraded" to a junior suite...That turned out to be back luck. The elevator only took us a short way then it was up and down multiple flights of stairs and across a scorching glassed-in walkway lugging our bags. It was a hot day at the end of May and the hotel was billed as having air conditioning. There was some in the lobby, but none in our room and it was absolutely stifling. We lived in Paris for years and understand the usual lack of a/c, but this top-floor room was beyond hot. We had not a breath of air because the room had windows on only one side (not surprising, but a relevant fact) and faced the main building across a very narrow space. (Windows across the way were closed which made us wonder if the rooms in the main building were air conditioned.) The clerk was less-than-polite when my son asked for a fan. (He speaks fluent French. No fans were available.) Thankfully, we were so exhausted after our early arrival and hours of subsequent walking that we managed to sleep anyway. For that matter, we were nodding off in the lobby as the room wasn't ready until over an hour later than promised...and that hadn't been till mid-afternoon anyway. The hotel did allow us to leave our luggage in a hallway off the lobby while we waited for the room.
On a cool day, the room would have only been alright. It was no suite; just a small room with two single beds pushed together to form the standard double bed and two singles that folded down from the wall. Decor was average with a couple pieces of art. The bathroom was nice, but hairs all over the tub and floor. The carpet in the bedroom was similarly dirty. Still, I have to confess that the overwhelming heat contributed to the overall negative impression.
On the bright side, the location is very convenient to the Metro and RER C. It's a nice neighborhood. The hotel breakfast is wildly overpriced at 11 euros per person. Walk around the corner and buy excellent pain au chocolat, croissants, etc. at the little bakery for a fraction of the price.
Happily, this was only a one-night stay preceding an extended stay in an apartment. If you're in Paris for a week or more, that's often your best option anyway. There are lots of sites on the Internet offering short-term apartments in a variety of neighborhoods and price-ranges. Some also offer weekend rates.
Convenient and clean
We stayed for 4 nights in May. It was very clean and the windows are double glazed so we couldnt hear the outside noise. It can be noisy within the hotel though as the walls are not all that thick... but this really wasn't a problem. The bathroom was clean - it has a bath and shower. The airconditioner worked well - which was good as it was a really hot weekend for May!
It is really close to the metro so not far to carry all the luggage. There are a few cafe's around to eat at.. although try getting off the main road as it is cheaper and we found better quality food. There are a few supermarkets around to get food at.. although shut on Sunday.
The main disadvantage at this place is that it is north of the river and a fairly long way away from the sights on the south.. ok not all that long but around 30 -40 mins on the metro at least... longer on sundays.
Give it a miss
Im sorry to say that we stayed at this hotel.
As it was our first time in paris we were open to anything, but what we got was even worse.
I thought i had researched paris and the hotel thouroughly,using this site. and i was pretty much very dissappointed.
The hotel lists of room amenities are not true.
Mini bar.where was it ? the photo shows where it should have been.
Air conditioning. didnt work,nor did the heating.
We were expecting a clean room with the few comforts, what we got was a filthy room with the bare essentials.
We got a dirty rotten toilet,filthy window,and dirty towels,that was just the bathroom.
The wall paper was filthy, the telephone socket was hanging of the wall,the surfaces in the bedroom hadnt been wiped and still had glass marks from the previous occupants,the air con didnt work,or the heating.
One lamp had a bulb blown and the other worked after a lot of fiddling.
The carpet was dirty and the overblanket was filthy and marked.
You eat breakfast in a dark dingy dining room.
We stayed in room 404.
Not at all like the pictures you see on their web site
So So hotel
Everything is unbelievable small in this tiny hotel for those living in U.S.
It's rated 3 star on expedia, I guess it's European standard.
Staff's atitude is ok depending on who you met.
Nice thing is that room is clean.
And it's very close to metro.
For me, it's first time to be paris, don't know other hotels, I guess it would be same.
Ideal for a short break.
Either the other reviews of this hotel are by a competitor or it's a different hotel. My wife, 2 kids and myself had a lovely time in this small but friendly, clean and well situated hotel. As it's in a cul-de-sac it's very quiet at night, is right by a metro station and only a 10 minute walk from L'Arc de Triumph. Rooms were not huge but after a full day in Paris you want to sleep, not do acrobatics.
Buffet breakfast was great for stocking up on coffee and carbohydrates so as to face the day's sightseeing. For the money we paid this was good value.
Don't even consider it....
Definitely the worst hotel I've ever stayed in.
The bed linen was flithy, there was damp all over the walls, someone's dirty clothes on the floor, tiles falling off in the bathroom, a shower in the bath but nothing to attach it to the wall and no shower curtain, no plug so couldn't have a bath, had to sit in the bath and shower.
I was in tears within 10 minutes of being in this hotel, its nasty and the staff are very unco-operative. You've been warned !
You get what you paid for
You get what you paid for.
Basically I think the hotel facility is similar to Motel 6. This is a very tiny hotel. It is old even with some renovations. The elevator can only hold two persons. If you don't believe it, check it out! The towels and the bed sheet smells even though they are clean and got replaced every day.
The receptionist (also the only operator) has good attitude, especially a guy name Zoubeir. He is great.
We booked two triple rooms. The first night we arrived, they over sold one. So they gave us one double bed room and one single room, plus one triple room. The double bed room and the single room sucks! You can't even lock the door from inside of the double bed room unless you use key.
Next night they moved us to another double bed room and add in one rollaway bed to make it a triple room. It was extremely crowded and noisy without sound insulation at all.
After the complains, the 3rd night they moved us to the Junior suite with 3 beds, one of them is rollaway bed. These junior suites are new and comfortable, but not spacy at all. But at least they are new!
The photos you see from Internet are the Junior suites!!
Great features of this hotel are that they are right in front of the Metro subway exit. Also, there are many French and Asian restaurants nearby within ONE to two minutes walk, including Mc Donald. There are mini supermarket and laundry room nearby also. So it is very convenient! The hotel is in the residential area. The restaurant next door is great!
If you are booking the triple room, please specify you need the Junior suite. Otherwise, if you only need the double bed room, spend $50 more for somewhere else or get the Junior suite as they are more expensive.
The only good rooms are the junior suites. They are new and comfortable. Rest of them are noisy!
Walking to the Arc Triumph from the hotel?! Don't ever think about it unless you have robotic feet!
If budget is your only concern, Cheverny is OK! At least they have AC, TV and shower rooms. After all, they are 3-stars rated.
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