Hotel Acte V
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Returned the car to Orleans with no mishaps, phewwwww!! We got the tram to the central station, bought a ticket from a machine and it was Paris here we come. Alighted from Garet d' Austerlitz and had to carry our cases down several flights of stairs to the metro, and then up more steps, and a brisk walk to our hotel at 3pm.
We walked down to …
... for over 25 mins, and then had to pay for the privilege! There is a real lack of public toilets everywhere you go in Paris, really hard to find them and when you do, there is always a queue.
Back on the bus, and then we hopped off at Galleries Lafayette. It is a stunning building. We perused all the designer wares, bought some souvenirs, had lunch and then hopped back on the bus.
Our destinantion, Hotel ...
... staff were fabulous, they had everything ready for us and were so helpful and courteous. I think it only took about 15 minutes for all guests from the 1st coach to have their keys and be on their way to their rooms. No luggage issues here at all thanks goodness, actually no issues whatsoever, thanks heavens for two good days in a row. The next two coaches arrived at almost the same time which caused a bit of an issue but not too much.
In the evening we met in the hotel ...
... br> But, enough of the negatives! I am so glad I had the opportunity to experience so much history and such awesome food. We ate at this great Fondue place where they served us wine out of baby bottles and the walls were covered in writing.. it was so small we literally were assisted in climbing over the tables to get to our seats. I ate a sausage crepe and drank an espresso while people watching and writing letters in the artsy areas of Monmartre after trekking ...
... very enjoyable museum, and from memory, free to get in. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there. By the time we came out, the whole atmosphere of the area had changed. It was now quite busy with all the shops open and people everywhere. I am so glad we got to see it both ways.
We headed to Place des Vosges for a coffee break and a wander around the square. The park in the centre was packed with children ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Acte V Paris
Nothing to monge about here
Good quality two star , very good value, with fine breakfast at nice price. Good polite service. Helpful staff. Friendly atmosphere. Surprise to see Arene de Lucrete out the back window as I went down stairs. Fine place for a refreshing walk. Nice area in Latin quarter. Came across exciting market in the street with great choice of food, clothes, and household stuff. Would call again. Stayed one night . Staff tried to get me a place for the second night but were unsuccessful Had a first class haircut next door. Went to FIAC (world art show) at Versailles.
Great hotel for years now
Well what can i say, I have stayed at this hotel since I was 6 years old. Never changed, great service and airci is great! Love the view at the back of the hotel. Parking is near. They even recogniced me after 10 years!
Don't be fooled by these reviews!
My husband and I found this hotel on the web. It was advertised as a three star hotel, but when we got there, one star had been removed from the sign. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, the room was tiny and our remote control didn't work. When we asked for a battery for the remote control, the staff were very rude. We left after one day but they insisted that they had to charge us for two nights. I would defintely avoid this place if at all possible.
Quiet, Great Location in Paris
We stayed at the hotel May 15-19 2003. What a surprise for the value.
The location was very convenient! A Metro station about 1/2 block away and another Metro station about 1 block. Our room was VERY Clean with a view in the back of a garden courtyard. The continental breakfast was just what you need in the morning. The staff was friendly. Neighborhood has an excellent french bakery (down on the corner) and a full service grocery store, and other shops. We will definitely stay here again.
Comfy and Friendly
Just returned from a week at Hotel Monge, and if you're looking for comfort and location at a reasonable price this is it. Very clean, good A/C (which kept out the noise even though we faced the street on the 2nd floor). The proprietress was very helpful, the breakfast was good, and we enjoyed 24-hr German soccer coverage on the tv! I felt my mattress was a bit hard, but my partner wasn't bothered.
The location is great, and if your stay coincides with La Fete de Musique you'll be in for a city-wide musical treat!
Highly recommend hotel Monge
Great place for singles, couples and families. I've recommended it to three other travelers who have all loved the cleanliness, location and service.
I've stayed here twice and am planning another stay this spring. The hotel is well located,clean and safe. The staff is helpful. While this hotel is not luxury it has just what I expect for the price. It is an easy walk to Notre Dame, shopping, cute cafes and restaurants. It is conveniently situated between two train stops. We even took a train from the airport to within a block of the hotel.
Comfortable beds, no charm
This hotel has a great location--shops and metro stops near-by. For location, it gets a 10. While the room was small by my standards, it was spotless, the showers hots and strong, and the beds and pillows firm and comfortable. In these areas, it gets high marks, too. But in style and charm, it gets a zero. There were plastic flowers on every possible surface, and though recently renovated and wall-papered, it lacked charm. The breakfast area was uninviting. Our street-side windows blocked much of the street noise, but late at night and early in the morning, we could hear/feel the metro rumble underneath. Nevertheless, the staff was pleasant, the location great and overall we were quite satisfied.
Fabulous - recommended
Very clean. Nice sized rooms. Great location. Would stay here again without hesitation. Very friendly and helpful staff. Stop by and visit the crepery across the street for some delicious food and charming atmosphere.
My husband and I stayed at the Residence Monge during May. It is close to two Metro stations and is ideal for tourists who want to walk about or take the Metro to explore the city. We came via the train from London and took the Metro to the hotel - with a smattering of French and a guide map, it was easy!