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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Paris Gare du Nord Chateau Landon
AC in the first room they assigned was not working. They sent someone to fix but finally asked us to change room. The front desk service was not impressed. The helper came up to our room to fix the shower was good. Even didn't receive our tips. Will not stay here again as the hotel location is too far from the main spots.
A good, honest hotel
My wife and I stayed four nights at this reasonably cheap hotel and while it was not the Ritz by a long chalk, it gave us four very comfortable nights in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. We were allocated a room in the 6th floor (out of 7) which turned out to be very basic indeed but clean and air-conditioned. There was not much in the way of niceties but the beds were very comfortable and the bedding changed daily. Extra pillows were available for the asking, together with soap, toiletries etc. We asked whether there was a secure box for our valuables and indeed there was, at the front desk, and the service was free! The little bathroom was a special blessing - always clean, lashings of hot water at all times, and controls that were simple and efficient, unlike some of the shower arrangements where a masters degree is required to work out how they operate! A pleasant breakfast room and an intimate little dining room completed then scenario (we did not dine there, being in Paris, but we saw that many did and the food looked very appetising). Remember that this is a two-star hotel after all, but a valuable one to the Paris traveller who does not want to pay over the odds for reasonable comfort.
Pleasant, clean, well-ran
We stayed a few days around new year, and were pleased with the clean rooms, good breakfast buffet, helpful and friendly staff, and reasonably central location (walked to a wonderful diner at Terminus Nord in 5 minutes or so).
There's a parking with the hotel, which is exceptional for such a reasonably-priced place.
All in all, a place I'd recommend for the money we paid for it, for a short stay that is.
Stayed here on two seperate occasions. Both rooms were nice (standard IBIS) and clean. The breakfast was very nice. Laundry very close as well as the train stations, food stores etc.
Friendly staff who spoke good english.
Value for Money
If bang for buck was the sole rationale for a hotel room, then this would be one of the better hotels in Paris. At 69 Euro per night, within 5 mins walk of the Gare du Nord, the Ibis Paris Gare du Nord is an absolute bargain.
That said, this is a typical European hotel and, having recently travelled in the USA, is not perfect. The rooms are very small, the walls are incredibly thin to the point that you can almost hear your neighbour breath. The hotel is aimed at the business traveller market however does not and will not provide items such as irons and ironing board for the traveller. Wifi is available, however unlike USA hotels this is quite an expensive service (approx. 10 Euro per day). Breakfast is included, standard European fare of bread rolls and meats.
Overall, if financial considerations is your concern, this hotel is a winner. If comfort and quality of service is your concern, look elsewhere.
An excellent budget hotel
Stayed at the Ibis Paris Gare De L'Est Chateau Landon for 4 nights, and Ive got to say it was superb value for money. The rooms were basic (think Premier Lodge standard in England) but clean & tidy. It was very sunny but the room was air conditioned and wonderfully cool! Service was friendly and spoke English, breakfast is uninspiring but thats Paris for you.. 5 minutes walk from the Gard de Nord (Eurostar terminal) and about 2 minutes walk from Louis Blanc metro station from which you can whizz into the city centre. The area itself is fine, went into a few nearby bars and everyone was friendly. Well worth a visit.
Can def recommend this hotel!
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Ibis this weekend. We were looking for a hotel near to Gare du Nord that was not too expensive. The room was very basic - just what we needed for a weekend. We had a lovely view and the windows were double glazed - so very quiet. Breakfast was included and was delicious! Fresh, hot croissants and baguettes! If you are looking for a good hotel on a budget that is close to the station (where Eurostar arrives) then this is the hotel for you! The staff were very friendly and could all speak English. The hotel does NOT have left luggage facilities - but we left our luggage in a locker at Gare du Nord after we checked out - which was very convenient! I hope this review helps?
Great Location and great bargain
I stayed here with my other half for a weekend at the beginning of December. The location was perfect as we spent the weekend using various trains and the hotel was virtually on the door step of gare de l'est and gare du nord. Room small and very basic but there was a TV, heating was great and water always boiling hot. Staff were extremely firendly and helpful and the little bar restaurant on the ground floor served up some excellent basic food. Drinks not that cheap but then it that wasnt so much of a surprise. We booked our hotel through a third party web site but would have been better going direct as the hotel advertises doubles from 75 euros a night. Breakfast, again basic, but I had everything I wanted so no complaints. If you want to go to Paris, be central for both train stations and enjoy just wandering about and being in Paris then I would definately return to this hotel for the price alone. The fact that it was friendly, warm and close to the stations are just added bonuses.
The best in Paris near the stations
Ibis Gare de l'Est - Chateau Landon is one of the best located hotels in Paris, near metro and stations,
best value for nice price,
very helpfull and friendly staff,
good restaurant and breakfast buffet;
I can recommend this hotel to everyone travelling and staying in Paris without own car
Ibis Gare de l'Est - good value for the price & convenient location
We stayed four nights at the Ibis Gare de l'est in March 2003, and were quite pleased with our stay. The room was clean, adequate size and quiet. The buffet breakfast was excellent, and the hotel restaurant was very good. Service was fairly friendly. The location is within walking distance of the Gare du Nord (convenient if you are arriving by train from the Airport or by the Eurostar), and Metro Stations are nearby. The neighbourhood is not inspiring, but we had no problems. This is a very good budget hotel and very good value for the money. We would recommend the hotel if you are looking for a reasonable priced and good accommodation. Have rated the hotel as "above average" in terms of the value for the money spent and in consideration of its positive features. We would stay there again.