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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Garance Paris
Love the hotel and neighborhood
Basic ammenities but very good value for the money.Extremely clean. Hotel was recently renovated. Rooms are comfortable and so is the matress.Clean towels every day.Bathroom has heater and hair blower.Three bus lines stop across the hotel.The owner, Christine is an excellent host and gracious lady, full of French charm and warmth. She speaks perfect English. The staff is also very accomodating. Famous Rue Moffetard is just two blocks away, excellent bakeries, fruit stands, grocery store,etc right on that street, is a colurful street market. Very entertatinig seating at a cafe and just watch the locals going about their daily activities.
I would not hecitate to stay at this hotel again.My wife and I had coffe every morning at one of the local cafes. In the evening is completely different picture, the market closes early and all the bistros and brasseries
open up with tables and chairs outside.
A lovely budget hotel in a good part of Paris. Convenient transport links (though the closest metro, Gobelins was closed for renovation when I stayed there, the nearest was only a few hundred metres). The nearby buses will take you to places like the Musee d'Orsay and Luxembourg Gardens. Fabulous market and shopping street, rue Mouffetard is only a minute or so away on foot.
There are lovely boulangeries and cafes nearby for breakfast supplies, as well as the fresh food markets and supermarkets of rue Mouffetard.
Management are efficient and helpful (eg calling a cab) without being obsequious or obtrusive. I was VERY impressed that after arriving straight from a 30 hour flight and connections at 9am, and fully expecting the room not to be ready til afternoon, I was told that although the room was not ready, I could take my bags up, rather than leave them in a public place, use the toilet, change if necessary, and that the room would be ready in an hour! Great service.
My room was a single overlooking a quiet peaceful courtyard. The only noise was the occasional coming and going of other guests (a problem of all older style hotels!) .
The small room was nicely and freshly decorated, the bed was a king single, and comfortable, so not depressing like some pokey singles can be. The bathroom was nicely tiled and spacious, although the shower cabinet was so small my elbows kept banging on the screen.
I would definitely stay there again.
excellent value in a non-touristy neighborhood, clean.....but we did have to beg for another petit bar of soap! Staff helpful.....we had a room with a balcony from which we could see up & down the street & all the way to the Pantheon.....Moufftard & it's outdoor market nearby as well as some wonderful patisseries & boulangeries
Good Value and Excellent Location
I stayed at the Carofftel Gobelins over Thanksgiving break and would stay there again. The hotel is basic but spotless; and literally two blocks from the Moffetard Market (a strip of restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other shops). It is also very convenient for buses that take you directly to the Musee d'Orsay and the Le Marais. The neighborhood brasseries are also way above average; I ate at the Brasserie Gobelins two nights in a row because the food was so good.
Nice place to stay
My husband and I stayed at Carofftel Gobelins this September. This was our first trip to Paris and I would definitely return. The hotel is conveniently located near a pedestrian friendly street market, metro stops as well as numerous cafes. The staff was very accommodating (maps, local knowledge) and spoke English well (much better than my French). If I had any complaints, it would be that the shower is very small. It didn't bother us, but other (larger) people might find that a useful piece of information.
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... and to wish us a safe trip home, encouraging us to return!
Tonight, when we left our apartment, it was lightly raining so we were glad an umbrella was provided here. It had also cooled down somewhat, making for a very pleasant evening temperature. We ate an Italian restaurant - the meal was fine but not worthy of a picture! Restaurant chosen as it was very full - jammed in like sardines. Jane chose a pasta dish that sounded nice but we ...
... back to the Hotel for coffee and relaxation ... Meeting Ingleton Family for dinner at 6pm... The Ingletons ( parents Gary and Heather, son Troy 19 and daughter Bronte 16) were on both our tours, and in Paris at the same time... Really nice family which we have spent a lot of time together over the past four weeks.. They leave Paris tomorrow... We'll keep in touch......We leave the next day. :( ...
... the French Riviera. It is a pretty swanky first class lounge, with lots of hustle and bustle, and a wonderful grand ornate interior. See interior in photos. The restaurant had only recently reopened following renovations- Jacqui was relieved to find the renovations had not transformed the interior into a minimalist Scandinavian restaurant! ! The birthday lunch location had been kept a secret, and Marianne did ...
... of moving fabric. I saw paintings hundreds and hundred of years old, in which you could still see the individual brushstrokes... I was in the Louvre for almost 6 hours, and I'm not sure I saw half of what was offered. The experience was truly surreal. I took the metro back to the hostel afterward, stopping for a crepe du chocolat from another food truck - incredible! Just when you think you've tasted the best thing you can taste, something tops it. Paris is overwhelming, but ...
... in we decided to look for a drink and some food. Lots of places seemed dead or closed and it was only about 10PM. The only place we could find that was reasonable was a McDonald's. I know, I know, how adventurous. After our Big Macs we ended up heading back to the hostel to get our heads down. When the sun broke and the other people in our dorm woke us up we went down to breakfast (which was disgusting and I tend not to turn down free food) and then went out to ...