Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village
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We had an early start this morning as we headed off to Paris. We had a little hiccup though on the way, Rubin had made sure everyone's bags were packed on the bus but forgot his own so we made an impromptu early coffee stop as we waited for a taxi to bring his bag from the hotel, lucky we were only an hour down the road. While we were stopped Karen …
I stand inside, the air is calm,
And from afar at times there reaches
My ear the echo of a psalm."
[Boris Pasternak When It Clears Up]
Where do I start?
This was a very full day, and in a way really acquainted us with guided touring. We walked, and walked, and walked, and then walked some more. Even …
We slept in on our first morning in Paris followed by our first Parisienne breakfast which offered a lot of choice, although not what we were probably used to.
There was choice of cereal, freshly cut fruit salad, fresh fruit, prunes, yoghurt; salami, sopresso, ham and cheese (different!), scrambled eggs (revoltingly swimming in liquid), …
After a good sleep it was time to do a bit of exploring, check out the surrounds and get some coffee! Stephen was up early and after commenting a number of times that he had no service he had a lightbulb moment - he did not turn on international roaming. I will not bore you with the grubby details but there was some blame and recriminations - why wasn't he told to turn it on, how was he to be expected to remember everything, blah, blah, blah. My ...
... and more pleasing.
We emerged from the pyramid and walked back towards Place de Concorde (site of the guillotines during the Reign of Terror) through the Tuilleries and once across the gardens we looked at our map (and being somewhat foolhardy and still trying to avoid the metro) decided to wander our way home via Place Madeleine and Gallerie Lafayette and Printemps with a stop at a cafe for refreshments and hopefully a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village
Room is small, but that expected in Paris but otherwise all good!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kyriad Hotel Paris Bercy Village
Wonderful Deal on a great hotel!
I was extremely happy and pleasantly surprised with the Kyriad in Bercy. The location is perfect (right on a new metro line and near a new shopping and dining area). The room was typical Paris small, but everything you need for a comfortable stay and absolutely spotless. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was fantastick! Perfect hotel for the average traveler who wants to spend more of their time seeing the city and not in a plush hotel room.
The hotel is right along a metro line (5 minute walk). There are a load of restaurants, pubs, and shops down a street that was simply amazing. The hotel room was small but for the price it was QUALITY. The beds are close to the ground but unless you got a bad back you shouldn't complain they were comfortable. The room was spotless, the bathroom sorted each day and nothing ever went missing and I did leave money out like a moron one day. The shower was a nice power shower that certainly gets you up in the morning and cools you off before bed after a long day of sightseeing. The free breakfest was amazing, it is a shame so many people are clueless about it. You get cold cuts, cheese, yoghurt, fresh breads, crossiants, buns, french bread, milk and cereal, coffee, espresso, cafe au lait, hot chocolate, juices and jams and butter. The thing I enjoyed about it was the hard boiled eggs, no one uses the machine you pop in the eggs which no one else did until they saw us do it and wait a little and boom a nice morning start. We would usually eat enough to last us to an early dinner it was fantastic. The staff were nice and helpful and really I cannot find a fault except that the restuarant was closed for repairs at night (The trip was last Christmas and we are going again this Christmas to the same place). I recommend this to anyone the rooms are not huge but if you have 2 people and 2 suitcases and 2 carryons and cannot sort yourself out. I have also sent another couple there in the summer and they enjoyed it without a single complaint, other then the beds were low to the ground. If that is the only problem with a hotel sign me up.
A good hotel
I just came from this hotel just yesterday and decided to write this review because this hotel is really worth it deal. The rooms are in fact a bit small but enough for who just needs a lodging as I did. I went there with my family (five in all) and everyone felt satisfied with their service. All the employees speak english clearly and they are very helpful even when it regards booking taxis and attractions. The breakfast includes a continental buffet with everything you can imagine for breakfast. It is varied and very satisfying. The only drawback is that the rooms are not airconditioned but they are airy with a large window; considering that it was really hot we had a peaceful night keeping the window open. I would certainly go back there any other time I go to Paris because for the money I paid it was much more than sufficient.
Not a bad deal at all
I visited Paris in May 2004. We stayed in Kyriad Bercy Hotel and it really wasn't the bad deal at all. 3 nights for the price of 2 and that included great breakfast!. The room was small but clean, the bathroom even smaller but clean! The only thing is that we had a room on the 5th by the streat so not only construction noises but also some daycare kids were screaming their lungs out. But being in Paris I wasn't going to sit in the hotel all day - and it was quiet enough at night. It is Europe and the noise is there all the time anyway.
There is a great deli half a block away so buy your essentials there if you don't want to pay $11 for a glass of coke! And on Saturday they have a Farmers Market around the corner by the deli and some of the food is cooked to go.
In summary - hotel was not fancy but it was very good deal.
Sleepless at the Kyriad Bercy Paris
Just returned from a Cosmos tour. Our last stop in Paris was the Kyriad BercyExpo. This hotel has no air conditioning. They tell you to open the windows. If you happen to be in the back rooms, you will listen to schreeching trains every 2 to 3 minutes all day and all night because the train yard is about 200 yards away. Also a new hotel is being built next door, so construction workers start bull dozing at 6:30 a.m. You will get a wake up call as scheduled by your tour director, but don't expect a wake up call at a different hour because it just won't happen even if you put it in the phone system. This was the worst hotel on our Cosmos tour. The Kyriad Perrache hotel in Lyon was better.
Three day stay
Stayed at Kyriad Paris early June for 3 days. Nice size room, 3 big twins - better than I expected after staying economy in London. Close to USA sized motel room. good bathroom - bring your own washcloth. Fresh sheets & towels daily. No fan but windows open - not sure how it would be in summer heat. Prepaid room, no problems with checkin/out. One cleaning lady was brusque, but majority of staff were helpful - especially considering we do not speak French. 6th floor room was quiet and had no problems at all. Bring your best walking shoes as major sites have many stairs for best views. Liked the Irish Pub just west of Sacre Coeur. Kyriad is used by several tour groups - good place to stay.
My husband hated it....
O.k. we were a tour and I know we signed up for budget but this was beyond budget. We walked into our room and my husband called it the "little boys room" two very low beds and no place to put our luggage some people got lucky and got three twin beds so they were able to put the bags on the extra one. Our room was stinky so we had to leave the window open to air it out. It is really close to the metro just a street over which cost just two euros to hop on 14 there and back.
Other then that I would never go back to that hotel again. I don't really think I would go back to Paris to be honest many other prettier cities to visit.
It was PERFECT!
For 8 Euro's you get an amazing buffet breakfest of cereal, fruits, cheese, cold cuts, bread, pastries, coffee, tea, cafe au lait, espresso, milk, juice, jams, hard boiled eggs, or soft boiled ones. It is right near a little shopping village with awesome shops, and restaurants. Two minute walk from the subway and close to the airport.
Amazing power shower, comfortable beds (really low to the ground but nice). Overall for the price and the sweet buffet it is a great value and I will go back again and stay there.
Loved paris, hotel kind of sucked
Just came back from Paris on November 26, 2003. We stayed at the Kyraid Bercy Expo. My goodness, the room was the size of a closet, and I dont mean a walk in closet. I'ts not really close to much. So we pretty much had to take the metro everywhere. The web site where I booked it from was decieving. It said that it was close to everying. Nightlife, shopping, etc. Yeah right! It did not have a good restaurant, the bar was ridiculously expensive and it didnt really have much to offer.
Other than that I will definately return to Paris but will try real hard to stay somewhere around Chatelet Les Heles. As far as everything else, Paris is too expensive. You dont get your monies worth there. I dont know why I would return. There are far more better choices for the money and a lot closer to home like Canada and Mexico (Cancun)
A goood value!
I booked this hotel through expedia.com for a very cheap rate, so I wasn't expecting much. I was very pleasantly surpised.The lobby is decorated in a contemporary fashion, with lots of bright colors. The hotel staff is fluent in English and I was checked in very quickly. My room was decorated in bright colors. My only complaint was that the bed was very close to the ground, so if you have problems getting out of bed, this hotel is not for you! The bathroom was small but functional.
The shower was very small. My room also had a small balcony, which would be nice in the summer, but I was there in November!There is a resturant in the lobby, and breakfast is available for seven euros a day. To me it was worth it. The buffet had a variety of breads, cereals, yogurt and lunch meat. It started my day off right.The hotel is located only about a block from the metro, (on the 14 line) but beware if you have a rolling suitcase, as the streets are cobblestone!
The street is a quieter one, but to my experience Paris isn't a quiet city. Be prepared to hear street noises if you have a room with a street view.There is a very quaint shopping center near the hotel, Bercy Village. There are a lot of resturants and stores like Sephora and FNAC. There's also a movie theater. To wrap up: I enjoyed my stay at the Kyraid Paris Bercy Expo. I wouldn't pay more than $70 US a night for this property, but if you pay about that, I think you will not be dissapointed.