Hotel Roma Sacre Coeur
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... quaint little Bruges. But it hasn't taken long to get in the Parisian spirit. I took French in both HS and college and though I have forgotten most, je parle un peu de Francais.
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... and of course we had not taken any rain gear with us!!! Optimist are we! We made it as far as Notre Dame, but the entry line was very long and WET, so we walked across the river again and along the 'Left Bank' to our hotel, which is directly across the river from the Louvre.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Roma Sacre Coeur Paris
Living like a local
this hotel is fine for the money as it was part of a package for me. we had two rooms. the triple was cramped and one bed was a rollaway. the double room with the queen bed was nicer, more spacious, and had a better bathroom. if you've never been to europe, the elevator and rooms are tiny. but i have and it was better than the last hotel i was in.
location is pretty good. the metro is nearby, sacre coeur is a 10 minute uphill hike. it is a little removed from central touristy paris.
the brasserie next door, chez ginette was great. the menus are in french only so ordering was a little stressful. the local sitting next to us assured us "you have to trust them. everything is superb here." he was right. we ate there 3 times. also there's a small market next door to the hotel that you can buy bottled water much cheaper than any touristy area. if i went to paris again, i would stay here again if i got the same double room again. the immediate surrounding area was not touristy but i liked walking down the street to pick up roast chicken, potatoes, and salad from the charcuterie for a lunchtime picnic. you could do much worse, according to another american tourist we met there.
Inter Roma--Mixed Feelings but Would NOT Recommend
I've read all the reviews here about the Inter Roma Sacre Coeur, and I don't think that the experience can be summed up as neatly as the others have described it. Here are my thoughts:
Pros: Great location, next to metro stop. General Neighborhood is good, and there are several great delis and bakeries close by. Convenience stores and supermarkets are located adjacent. Sacre Coeur is about a 5 min. walk. Their breakfast is really good (though just bread and cheese)--the wait staff is very nice.
Cons: Dingy rooms. Smelly carpet, TINY bathrooms, no hot water when everyone else is showering (which you can hear). The toilet is kind of old and nasty. The sheets made me itchy every night. The elevator only fits 4 people. They don't have a luggage check. If you want them to stow your luggage for the morning before you check in they just put it next to the sliding glass door by the chairs in the "lobby." Its not that "close" to the center of town. You have to change metros at least once--which if you go back to Champs Elysee, Latin Quarter, or the Opera Quarter more than 2 times a day gets tiring and wastes precious time.
Overall impressions: I didn't ask for the 7th floor like the person in the reviews below did. I don't care much for views--but just like clean rooms with a good "feeling." Showering was a difficult task since they do not have a shower head "holder" and you have switch hands yourself (which is difficult for girls to wash their hair). Although the hotel had a happy vibe and the guests were generally very nice, I did not "enjoy" coming back to the hotel after a long day in Paris. It wasn't a place where you can invite your friends into your 2 person room to just sit and chat. It was purely for sleeping. I also did not like having to give the front desk person the room key (which I understand this to be a common practice in Europe for smaller hotesl) every time you leave. I have 2 reasons for this:1) The first day I arrived we slept through the day due to jet lag. There is only one maid on our floor, and the room was already made up when we arrived. At around 4 pm "someone" tried to come into our room and actually unlocked the door and came in the hallway until I awoke and told them that there were people in the room. When we went downstairs after we woke up the same person was at the front desk, so he would not have given our room to someone else. It made me wonder who was trying to come into our room while we were sleeping during the day since I assume they thought we were gone.2) If you want to go out at night near the Moulin Rouge to eat/drink, you'd have to press the bell and wake up the night desk guy. We did this 3 nights out of the 6 that we were there and felt bad each time...
Generally although I had an OK experience here, I would not recommend this hotel. If you can find a similar price closer to the center of Paris it might be a better choice for you. We did splurge and booked Le Meridien ahead of time and stayed there, which is 1 metro stop away from CDG Etoile (Arc de Triomphe). That location was very convenient to Paris center, as well as the train station (SNCF) to Versailles, which is located across the street. We were fortunate and got that room for $125/night. That means that if you get the Inter Roma for $75-$85 a night its really not that good of a deal. Just look around on the internet some more--good deals will come up. I kept wishing that I researched more before I chose this hotel as a part of a package. My suggestion is that you split up your trip between budget hotels like this one and nicer ones so as to enjoy the Parisien ambience...
One More thing--there are a couple of good bars around the area. Exit the hotel and turn right to cross the bridge over the cemetary. Turn left at first big intersection towards Moulin Rouge. The Irish Pub there is pretty big, no cover fee, plays good music and has a dance floor. The vibe was also better there than the "Locomotive" club which was next door. (Although I heard the Loco is a good club). For good eats, try Leon de Bruxelles for good mussels. The Crepe joint after bar-hopping is yummy too, and open late. Don't eat the brasserie next door to the crepe place. Shady food, bad wine, and weird music--expensive too.
Great view !
Stayed here on 9th January 2004. Very helpful staff reallocated our original room 408 to the delightful 701. This is THE room to stay in if you are able to reserve it with superb panoramic 180' view of Paris.
Unfortunately it was pre-booked for the other 2 nights of our stay and we politely declined theeir request to relocate us into the not so good 408. Agree with previous comments - good sized brekkie, literally "on top" of Lamarck tube (no noise problem though - no need to be put off) and only 5 minute walk to Sacre Coeur. Good value for 63 Euros including breakfast.
Great little Paris Hotel
We found this hotel to be in a very good location just steps away from the Metro and the Sacre Coeur. We arrived early and were upgraded to a room on the 7th floor. This room had a large picture window and balcony with table and two chairs. We fixed some food and sat out on the balcony and watched the sun go down on Paris. It doesn't get any better than this! The desk staff speaks good English and is helpful. The hotel says that they have hair dryers, but you must ask for one. The breakfast was good and filling. This is a Paris hotel and the rooms are small but clean. If you want to get the true flavor of Paris stay here!!
Great place to stay on a budget
I stayed here Oct. 15- Oct. 20, I found the hotel better than expected.
The staff were very nice and helpful, the rooms were small but clean, the breakfast was very good but the same each morning, and the location next to the metro was very nice. I would recommend this a place to stay for anyone, except if you are unable to climb stairs or walk uphill for any reason, you find a lot of both in the neighborhood. Overall a fantastic hotel for the price.
Ok place for the cash strapped traveller
I was a little scared after reading some reviews, but the hotel turned out to be fine. It was in a GREAT location, and had some charm. Notice the garden knomes resting on the staircase when you go. It was like staying at old aunt Bertha's house. The wallpaper was very old, and the carpet stained - but it seemed homey. It was a clean place to rest your aching legs after climbing the 231 steps up from the metro. DO NOT stay here if you are picky about things like stains on the carpet, and want something luxiurious. My husband and I were happy, but we are very easy going people.
Ghetto room, but great locale/staff
Room had broken furniture and wallpaper peeling off in the bathrooms.
If you're particular about the appearance of rooms don't stay here, otherwise everthing worked (plumbing, etc...) and it is a great location (next to a small market a good restaurant, and only a 7 minute walk uphill to Sacre Coeur. Staff is very friendly and speak enough english to be helpful. Located only 50 steps uphill from the Lamarck metro stop.
Comfortable, Affordable, not Adorable
Our stay in April, 2003 was very satisfactory. Our room and large bathroom wer comfortable and reasonably priced, especially for the excellent location a block from the subway and a short walk to Montmartre restaurants. The generous continental breakfast with good service make you forget about the less than attractive dining area. I would surely stay there again.
Hotel Roma Sacre Coeur
I stayed at this hotel from May 22nd till May 26th 2003 and find it very neat. It is situated just next to a metro station. It's clean and although each morning the breakfast is the same it is really worthed.
Budget but value for money.
A budget hotel that gives value for money . Bathroom was fair sized compared to some and the bedroom was clean and well furnished .
Breakfast room is small but many guests were happy with breakfast being served in their rooms .
Reception staff were helpful and spoke more english than we speak french . Pretty good Irish pub less than 50 yards away and a fairly good selection of shops,cafes and bars in the area .
Sacre Coure and Place du Terte is about 10/15 minutes walk away uphill.
Nice quiet area away from the busy tourist areas ,only minor problem is that to get anywhere at least one change on the metro is required . Having said that Opera area is no more than 20 minutes away by metro .
If you go to the hotel by metro and dont want to use the stairs to the hotel , turn right when you exit the metro , up to the main road then right again to the hotel .