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Paris was great. sadly i have not wrote anything about it yet.
Although I have only spent one and a half day in Paris, it has been the prettiest city I have ever visited. Sorry Berlin, you are not the prettiest but you are still the most beautiful, with a lot more than just the looks. I stayed in a hotel located at Montmartre, located northeast of the central part of Paris, and I was within walking distance to …
... at exit 7. 30 minutes, and another call to Dennis, who is still super chirpy and dreadfully happy to take my second call - informs me that traffic is a problem and 5 - 10 minutes, and we'll be away. By this time, I had nearly frozen to a solid. Paris at 5:30am in mid-November rates about a 4 on the centigrade scale.
Our driver (name unknown .. lets call him Peter Brock) then proceeded to give us a taste of what it must be like ...
... the dumb American just couldn't figure that out. But the French are the jerks? Sheesh, no wonder people think we're stupid.
Tim headed back to his hotel to shower and change while the rest of us walked to a great local market on Rue Cler. Everything was there, and it had a very authentic atmosphere. The idea was to get everything we needed for a picnic, which could have been easily done at the grocery store. But why buy everything there ...
... for money. Five minutes later we walked back past her, and she was talking on a mobile phone with it hidden under her jacket. People beg with pets, have gas stoves in the streets for boiling water, beg while smoking cigarettes. One thing they all have in common is they are all dirty, This morning we went to the local Macca’s for a coffee, and a homeless man we had passed in the street earlier entered in soon after we had. The stench was disgusting he smelt as ...
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Having read some of the reviews posted here we were a little dubious about staying at this hotel but couldn't turn it down at the low price we paid.
I must say I have to thoroughly disagree with the previous post. Thankfully I booked our stay here (through lastminute) before it was written based on the previous few posts and found them to be bang on. You musn't forget it is a two star hotel-if you want plush luxury and homemade confectionary you have to go 4 or 5 star. The location of the Monte Carlo is great-3 different metro lines within a few mins (Le Peletier is closest) and plenty of little shops/eateries on the nearby streets. We found all staff to be courteous. Our room was perfectly adequate (double with bath-I think double with shower is smaller) it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We found the early morning street noise annoying the first night but got used to it-plenty of red wine helped! One of the 3 mornings we had to wait 5 mins for a table for breakfast, which consisted of (self service) frosties, plentiful bread, brioche, mini croissants and pain au chocolades, natural yoghurt and fruit puree and lots of coffee/orange juice. On our last day they kept our bags after we checked out so we could make the most of our last hours in Paris. Overall, if you are looking for a great value small hotel in a great area of Paris, this is it.
Good budget hotel
It was the best deal we could find on internet and we were happy about it. The hotel is not 5 stars, out of question, but you get what you pay for.
The location is beautiful, metro very close, you are very close to Tue de Martyrs, where you find a lot of local shops that sell typical French food. Only a stroll away from Montmartre. The hotel is good, clean, room small but the bathroom has got shower and tub, the breakfast is not eciting but will prepare you for your morning get up and walk.
We saw only 1 cat the first night, she was pregnant, and then we didnt see any cat anymore
My husband booked this as a surprise trip for my 50th birthday. What a surprise! And not too good either. We travelled to Paris on Eurostar which was very pleasant and efficient, regrettably we couldn't say the same for the hotel.
actually i would have given it 5 stars, but then people might think I'm the owner or something...well, I am not.
My girlfriend and I booked this hotel for a 4 night stay at short notice through Lastminute. Looked extremely cheap for city centre Paris (£190) but reviews seemed OK so we gave it a go even though I don't normally trust other peoples opinions. We were not dissapointed. Even though we didn't arrive until midnight (flight delay) we were met by the friendly reception staff and directed straight to our room. The rooms are small but well presented and extremely well kept. Every day the room was cleaned, towels changed and toiletries renewed while we were out exploring Paris. Breakfast is served in a cosy little room in a buffet style; as much fresh coffee, orange juice, toast, coissants, pain au chocolat, cereal, yoghurts as you can get down before 9:30. The best thing about this hotel is definitely it's location. Within walking distance of all the major attractions and travel options it really is ideal if you don't have a long stay planned. Oh, and don't worry about the cats, they're quite friendly but unobtrusive. All in all I would recommend this hotel without hesitation to anyone looking for a great value break in a beautiful city; unless you are used to palatial rooms and 5 star treatment obviously!
Traveling on a budget? The Hotel Monte Carlo is a distinct winner!
Nice little hotel
I enjoyed my stay at the hotel Monte Carlo in Paris.
I stayed for a weekend and found it to be in a good location, 5 mins walk to Grande Boulevards Metro station. The room was a good size and had a renovated Bathroom with nice big bath. Hotel staff were friendly and spoke good English.
I'm a bit of a cat lover so I was quite charmed by this hotel -- though there was no mention of felines in the lastminute.com hotel profile so we were a bit surprised to find it to be such a catty place! There are paintings and ornaments of cats all over the place as well as the two moggies who seem to be pretty much permanently resident on the stairs (see photo).
If you're visiting Paris you've got to be prepared for small rooms and/or high prices and any capital city is the same. However, the hotel Monte Carlo will always stand out in my memory for the cats who don't move from the stairs and the small topiary trees outside the front doors which are an obvious nuisance on a small paris sidewalk but help when giving directions to taxi drivers. I thought my friend was joking when she said that she'd seen a litter tray on the 2nd floor, and Im still wondering how a cat can get into a position to leave fur on the parts of the steps that it did?!