Hotel des Batignolles
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Loved the neighbourhood
I stayed here 4-7 Apr 05 with my girlfriend. I cannot fault the hotel in any way at all. The room was very comfortable and everything worked fine. Plenty of hot water. Clean towels. Comfortable double bed. The breakfasts were excellent value for money. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. It's in a good location too. Close to 2 metro stops. Lots of local restaurants. Try the nearby Rue des Dames for a couple of good (French) ones. Local banks and post office very close. Good walks locally. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good 2* hotel in a good location. Good value for money. We never got to have breakfast on the patio though because the April weather wasn't warm enough. I will certainly return again.
P.S. My girlfriend is now my fiancee!!! I proposed to her in the Sainte-Chappelle. A lovely 13th century chapel near to Notre Dame.
Enjoy! Regards. Bill Evans
A very cosy, little hotel
We stayed in this hotel for five nights and were quite impressed with what it had to offer. The hotel is nice and cosy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had no trouble communicating in English. We stayed in room number one which faces a tiny, lovely inner garden.
One of the hotels major advantages is its location. The hotel is situated in a lovely neighborhood with plenty of fantastic inexpensive restaurants and cafes. Supermarkets, ATMs and a post office can be found on the same street as well as a lovely bakery. Two metro stations (Rome and Place de Clichy) are also located not far from the hotel, making it easy to access other parts of the city.
We are highly satisfied with this hotel, and would like to recommend it.
Great location, good service, bad housekeeping
We stayed in this hotel in June 2004 and loved the location -- great street, with bakeries, bars (handy for breakfast), groceries, ATMs and not too far from the Metro.
Unfortunately, the bathroom was not very clean and had mold growing in it. Overall, the entire room was not the cleanest although it was fairly large. I think they were having problems with the cleaning staff ... we left early in the morning and returned at about 6PM and the room had still not been cleaned. I don't have a problem with re-using a towel, however as there was no place to hang the towel, the only option was to put it on the floor or in the tub and there is no way I would use that again. There were renovations going on at that time, so maybe things have improved.
The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. Don't bother with breakfast at the hotel, it was overpriced and the room it was served in had no window and was somewhat gloomy. The bar closest to the hotel, which served breakfast, had the most wonderful, charming owner.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this hotel, but do recommend the location. There are other hotels in the area, so I would try one of them first.
Quaint little hotel
The hotel is located about 4 blocks from the nearest (Rome) metro station and about 30 minutes (with metro change) from the very popular St. Michel/Notre Dame area. The Sacre Coeur is about 20 minutes (uphill!) away. The street in front of the hotel is a very busy one-way street during the day and quiet in the evening. A police station is nearby and I was never in fear of my life.
Several restraunts and ATM machines are within 1 or 2 blocks. A convience store is at the corner.
The hotel staff at the counter was very friendly/helpful and spoke some English.
The room was larger than expected, but mostly bare. The door didn't have a door handle and the carpet is in desperate need of replacement. The heater barely worked, but there were several blankets to keep me warm during the night. But hey, you're here to see Paris, not a hotel room!
The shower is the same size as a telephone booth, and I actually got very warm water a few times! When it rained heavily the roof would leak water into my bathroom, but I was too tired from tourist adventures to let it bother me.
When coming from CDG airport, take the Air France bus to the Arc de Triomphe then catch the number 2 metro line to the Rome metro station. The taxi ride from downtown is $15.00!
My first trip to paris
I stayed at this hotel in April 2000. I had never visited Paris before and this hotel provided a bit of peace and quiet in a city which can be all hustle and bustle.
it is situated in the north of the city, in a quiet residential area, so there are some inexpensive restaurants and supermarkets nearby, and some fabulous bakeries. Rome is the metro station near to the hotel and from here we could reach the arc de triomphe in no time. our room was overlooking the street which has on it a tabac and a dry cleaners shop. Above these were traditionally french residential apartments - very old fashioned with big windows, shutters and balconnettes covered in flowers.
The gentleman on the front desk never cracked a smile, in fact he was the grumpiest man i had ever met, however, there was also a woman and another man who seemed to own the place and they were absolutely lovely - they responded to my broken french questions with broken english!
breakfast was served in a tiny breakfast room below the reception area and consisted of croissants, french bread and jam, orange juice and coffee.
the only negative point about this hotel was that the key to our door was tricky to use and on several occasions it took many attempts to get into our room! the size of the rooms are small, but then all hotels in this class are small.
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