Hotel du Square d'Anvers
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... and also managed to cover some not so touristy things too thanks to the local Parisian showing us around. We strolled along the Champs-Élysées which is indeed a very busy street, and looked over Paris from the top of the Arc De Triomphe. We seen the Eiffel Tower lights show at dusk where the whole tower twinkles away, and seen the Louvre museum. We visited the famous Notre Dame church and wandered around a nearby island called Île ...
... enjoying her glass of wine.
After we checked in to the apartment, we literally dumped off our luggage and headed out to enjoy the sunshine and the sights….a little Paris Orientation. We walked 5 minutes or so to the Seine River and stood on a bridge with Musee d'Orsay on one side, and the Lourve on the other side – Welcome to Paris I said to Mom. She ...
... followed by a gauffre (waffle) or a crepe on the street. We'll walk back to the apartment with him trailing his balloon.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel du Square d'Anvers Paris
Excellent stay, great value!!
This is a great little hotel within walking distance of Montmartre, two metro stops from the Moulin-Rouge. Across the street from the metro stop is "Bip Burger". You can get a double cheeseburger, coke and pile of fries for about 6-7 euros. Next to it, on the corner, is the Post Café \ Restaurant, where our group of 4 ate most meals. The service was friendly; nice place to eat.
The hotel staff was very warm and friendly, but yes there were communication challenges. One in our group was fluent in French so we had no problems. The room was clean, beds made daily. There is only a two person elevator that was small, but very reliable. The breakfast was good; coffee, juice, and some pastry.
If you're going to spend your visit in Paris touring, visiting museums and seeing the sites this is a great hotel. The only time we were in the room was to sleep and get dressed. We didn't come to Paris to watch TV; although one in our group discovered that by simultaneously pressing the volume and channel buttons on the remote the TV did come on and CNN was in English.
We would definitely come back to this hotel.
We were very disapponted with this hotel, so much so that we felt forcedto leave the first day. The staff was rude, the location is next to the metro but far from all the more tourist areas. The ambiance at night does not seem safe, we would not have taken a walk in the neighborhood at night. And the worst part was that they had freshly painted the room we were given so the fumes were extremely strong, when we asked if we culd have another room, we were told by management, that they were all in the same condition, in his own word, "smelly". The smell was so strong that my wife became nauseous and so we had to call a taxi to take us to find another hotel because by this time it was too late to get on the metro with all our luggage and without being sure where we were going. The management was not at all apologetic and no help in even helping us locate a cab. A truly horrible experience for a first night in Paris.
A pleasant surprise
What a pleasant surprise! We always opt to stay in Montmartre for the atmosphere, but most of the hotels we have stayed in were adequate, but small and mostly dark (due to the narrow streets!) This hotel was ideal for us - overlooking a lovely little park, the rooms were bright, newly decorated, clean and comfortable. The corridoors weren't that clean, but you don't sleep in corridoors, do you. Reception staff were helpful and friendly, and breakfast until 12noon was right up our street.
Travelling with friends, we had a leisurely breakfast, and even when it got way past 12noon, they didn't hurry us out.
This hotel is in a great location, right beside the Anvers Metro Stop - which is great when you have heavy luggage, and a 5 minute walk away from the Sacre Coeur which has great views across the city. I would stay here again because of the excellent location. The hotel itself is pretty standard. The bathroom was nice and the shower was really powerful. We had a nice balcony overlooking the Square d'Anvers which is a small park where children play during the day. The room was cleaned each day and the towels were changed. Overall I think it is great value for money.
This place is anvers best kept secret
This hotel is an excellent value for what you pay. The service was good and the people in the front desk even offered to translate over the phone for me. The rooms are typical similar to a motel six or confort inn. They are safe, adequate, and best of all really clean. This place is about a block away from everthing - bars, cafes, metro, sacre coer, markets. One warning about the area - at night the area is a bit seedy.
You might not want to be wandering around the dark alley after dark ( unless you are at least with a couple of friends ). Other than that this is a big hang out area for college students. I really enjoyed the bars and cafes near the hotel - they were actually not tourist places but rather hang outs for the locals...the people there were really cool, I don't know where people get the misconception about the french.
Heres a tip. If youre on a budget, go to the corner market get grocerys ( cheese, meat, bread, o.j. , beer , etc. ) and make your own food and when your done since there is no fridge just place it ( in a bag or container ) out side the window on the small balcony, trust me your food and beer will be kept sufficiently cold. I awoke the next morning to ice cold beer!!! Just a thought. Good luck.
This hotel is well situated and easy to find from the Anvers metro stop. Suprisingly quiet, the location and proximity to the metro can't be beat. The staff is very friendly and thorough, and were happy to accomodate a top floor for the best views. The rooms are quite adequate and clean, really this is a very promising hotel with a local grocer just on the other side of the block for added convenience.
Hotel du Square dAnvers? Location, AND, value for money.
The hotel is situated in Montmartre, within easy access of the numerous restaurants and cafes as well as being less than 10 minutes walk from the Sacre Coeur. Access to the metro is uncomplicated with Anvers station just 500m away. Although close to a busy thoroughfare (Boulevard de Rochechouart), traffic noise is not a problem; the hotel is set away from the main road in a quiet side street overlooking an attractive park. Location aside though, I was surprised to hear the comments made about this hotel by the previous reviewer, as we enjoyed our stay here.Our room was clean, comfortable and pleasantly furnished; it did not feel cramped or cluttered. The weather during our stay was quite cold but we encountered no problems with heating. We especially liked the bathroom; it had recently been refurbished complete with chromed power shower! The television worked fine, although the choice of channels did leave a lot to be desired.We found no real downsides to the hotel. Yes, the staff speak little English, but everyone we met was friendly and with only a basic level of spoken French, I was able to make myself understood. No complaints about breakfast, in fact, I think I may have been one of those responsible for the shortage of croissantsIn short, if you are looking for a hotel that provides good quality, standard accommodation in a popular location, I would recommend staying here.
Good location, but thats about it
good location, near Anvers metro & 10 minute walk from Gare du Nord.
5 mins walk from Sacre Coeur & Montmatre, lovely district.
near main road but park in front quiet / blocked out traffic noise.
room very small & pokey
tv didnt work
but...staff very unfriendly & hard to find. Only remotely helpful if you speak French (which I do, but my partner only speaks basic French so they were not helpful when he approached them)
breakfast 'buffet' was a farce, available from 8am until 12.00 noon, but whenever we went, there was no food. we had to ask every morning for bread etc & staff never brought more than 2 pieces out at once, so there was a mad dash for any food!
room didnt get cleaned on the second day either.