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... anymore rides we were interested in. Ruby can now say she’s been to Disneyland and I can say I’ve been to Disneyland twice! The bus finally arrived at the airport around 6:30PM and now we’re sitting in front of our boarding gate, tired but excited for home and to sleep in our own beds. Our flight flies at 9:40PM. Well, we’re hoping it flies. We’ve loved every second of our holiday. ...
... and back down again. We had crepes on the way up. Walking back to catch the bus to Monmartre but it arrived while we were having a wine, and when we finished the buses had stopped running. We started the walk home thinking we would pick up a taxi pretty quickly. Half an hour later we succumbed and sat down to dinner and a rest. Then found the taxi to be delivered to our temporary home away from home. Exhausted and sore ...
... to Australia. We also bought a baguette, seafood dip, ham and French butter for a picnic style dinner in our apartment. Oh, and a tartine framboise. Dinner wouldn't be complete without a bottle of good red, so Raymond set off after we got home to Nicolas wine shop for a bottle of Bordeaux. Although picnic style, our dinner wasn't cheap, the ham cost 15 euros for less than 200g! The Norwegian Smoked salmon also fetched up to AU$150-200/kg!
... on earth. There was a brilliant light and firework display and the French Buzz Lightyear and C3PO topped it all off. We spent all day riding rollercoasters and meeting our favorite Disney characters. Unfortunately, it ended with me losing my phone.
This is not a disaster, but the French police have once again outdone themselves as being the rudest on earth. All we wanted was a report or document stating we had lost it, though as soon as I ...
... part of French history right before us. That was the major thing of note for me in this sight – but I rather enjoyed the rest as well.
We headed back to the hotel after a long day of sight seeing. We saw beggars on the bridges and all over the streets, desperate for change. We also didn’t appreciate everyone driving on the wrong side of the road!!!!
When we returned to the hotel we could finally check in. Our room was awesome!! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Montmartrois Paris
My husband and I stayed there 4 nites this Fall,and unless you like sleeping in a closet,I would not recommend it. As much as I realize hotels in Paris are likely to be small,I was dismayed to realize just how tiny our room was. Cozy does not describe it as one had to stand to allow the other to pass by. We never had enough towels and they were very small. We we given plastic drinking glasses the first nite,and none after that. There were hordes of students yelling all hours of the nite on the street outside,and I didn't sleep a wink. You had to drag your bags from the street up a steep hill,and the elevator was far too small for the number of people using it,and extremely slow. Breakfast was the same everyday,and rushed. On the positive side,it was close to many great sites,including the Sacre Couer and the Montmatre district,with many charming restaurants and shops. However,we were hassled nightly by roving men trying to ply cigarettes or money from us,which I found intimidating. We did enjoy Gigi's,however,and the neighborhood is generally interesting,and quite walkable. Take my advice,and spend a few more Euros,and stay somewhere nicer!
Don't go there...!
I stayed in the hotel from the 8th till the 15th of august 2003...and it was really horrible..
we arrived and had to move to another hotel,nicer and with kinder people,for one night because our room didn't have the key.Staff untill there was kind and brought also our luggages to the new hotel.
But next day,things were really going worse!
We returned to hotel M. and got our triple room.The room was nice and big with 3 real beds,BUT:
-window of the toilet could not be opened,and after asking during all the week for repairing it,we went away and still couldn't open the window..!
- asked for a triple room..so normally three big and three small towels for each...we had only one for three of us..after asking,we had to wait for 3 days before having each other its own towel...!
-at breakfast,you didn't even have time to finish,that wairesses were coming and telling to go away because other people were waiting..couldn't even have more of tea,coffea or croissant...!
-there was nobody controlling the entrance of this second hotel on the back..so everybody could have comed in..not even a closing time in the night...not very nice when every thing is black around and you are three girls...!!!
-staff wasn't kind at all,and wasn't ready to help with problems nor to tell nice places to visit..!
I would really say that the hotel isn't good at all,the rooms are big and that is surely a plus,but all the inconvenineces we had really don't make this hotel a good one.
I would not recommand it especially if you are a group of girls also beacause of the zone where it is..it's behind Montmarte,of course,but on the african district..and,if you keep on mind that the nearest metro station is or on Pigalle(Red light zone)or at 10 minutes walk,and that the taxi can't bring you in front of the entrance because it's a walking zone....I really wouldn't recommand this hotel to anybody...!
Be warned you may be moved to next street along
We booked a 3 night stay here in a double room and arrived (going past groups of youngsters hanging out outside) quite late at night to be told that our room was actually in "the other part of the hotel... just around the corner" - so we walked up a very steep hill with our luggage, and down the next street to "The New Montmatre" where our room was.
The room was very small, and very grubby. The walls were filthy and the carpet was uneven and unpleasant to walk on. The tiny bathroom included the remains of a broken hairdryer and enough space for one small person - it was easier to use the toliet and sink with the door open.
Breakfast was very basic - croissant, bread, jam and coffee/tea/chocolate, but it was pleasant enough.
The hotel was very disappointing but the location was excellent for Monmatre and Sacre Coeur. I'm guessing (from the pictures of both hotels on the internet) that we didn't have one of the best rooms - I don't think it could have been much worse!
We enjoyed our stay at Monmartrois!
I recently took a group of sixth form students to Paris and we stayed at the Monmartrois for 4 nights. The hotel was exactly as we had hoped - clean, adequate accomodation (for 2*) and staff were welcoming and helpful. The continental breakfast was beautifully fresh and served by an abundance of waitresses. It's a big hotel. While we were there, there were also families and groups from all over the world. On one night out of 4 we had problems with noise caused by another foreign school party whose teachers were nowhere to be seen, but other than that we all slept well. There are some French locals who 'hang around' the area outside the hotel, but we were not threatened by their presence at all. The hotel is located in a perfect location for visiting all the sights - but especially the Sacre Couer. We found a fantastic pizza restaurant close to the hotel run by a lovely Egyptian man. From the hotel walk down to the road, turn left and follow this road over the first cross roads. Look for the Neon 'Pizzeria' sign on the right. It's cheap and the food is great.
We'll definitly not be returning!
I returned last week from a school trip to Paris, where we stayed in this Hotel. After the aggrovation of getting through large groups of uninviting local teenagers, who seemed to like the area around the alley in which the entrance is situated, we were greeted in a hostile manner from the hotel staff, this too was a common occurance.
The rooms are small, and generally in need of maintenance, many showers were broken, door locks unusable etc. It was also apparent a third 'camp' bed had been squeezed between the two beds in this twin turned triplet size room.
The view from the window into the back yard wasn't picturesque, and when other schools began to talk and shout to each other across the yard it echoed well into the early hours.
The breakfast was a repetitive, croissant, bread and prune jam, with either hot chocolate or coffee. Eating at the sister restaurant Gigi's was also an experience with food I personally wouldn't feed to my dog.
Nice city, terrible hotel
From all the things I read here I can only say that in all those years since we stayed in this hotel nothing has changed for the good.
We stayed here from December 23rd until December 27th 1993. The hotel then was filthy, it had rooms that were to small and a bathroom you could wash, shave, shower and .... in all at the same time.
Breakfast was very simple. There were just croissants with marmalade and a cup of coffee.
So please don't stay in this hotel. Pay a few Euro's more and enjoy your stay in Paris. It's such a nice town.
I really enjoyed staying at hotel Montmartrois i reccomend the sister restaurant Gigi's the cuisine is somethin of an experience the rasberry chicken was great. The school children made our holiday the look of delight when the were going home after a fantastic holiday made it for me. God bless there little hearts. Gigi was a real character be sure to mention Savio. The rooms were great if you like the lesser things in life. We never got sick which was a positive they all add you up you know. After i read the other reports on this site, i was dreading our stay but to be a positively enlightening experience.
Don't recommend Montmartrois
My husband and I stayed at the Montmartrois and felt the experience positively ruined our holiday in Paris. The rooms were minute and grotty (doubled bed pushed right against the wall). We requested additional pillows several times and never received them during our 4 day stay.
The hotel was packed with school kids (from the UK and America) who shouted from room to room until the small hours, meaning we got very little sleep.
Breakfast was served direct onto paper tablecloths with no crockery.
When we complained about the noise, management obviously told the students who had complained as we had several nuisance phone calls in the early hours of the morning.
Friends of ours stayed there at the same time and had similar experiences, and complained so seriously that management actually moved them to another hotel.
I would definitely NOT recommend anyone stay there, unless you are happy to experience sleepless nights and poor service.
We stayed here on a school trip. It looked quite nice from the outside however our rooms were tiny, cramped and dingy. There were gangs of teenagers outside the hotel causing a disturbance. The breakfasts were plain and simple, a bread roll and croissant, same every day. It could do with a bit of modernisation as the bathrooms were dirty, small and disgraceful. A complaint was made against us however there were louder groups than us keeping us awake. There was only one lift which kept breaking down, therefore we had to use the stairs, and we were on the top floor! I wouldnt go back there again. :-(
I visited this hotel recently and found it a bearable stay-but i wouldn't go back. It was full of school children/teenagers running around and shouting all night. The breakfast was a basic bread roll and croissant - the same every day. The room was cold and didn't look like it had been painted in years. The lights were dingy - when they finally got working, and the shower was broken. I found it extremely disturbing to find gangs of teenage boys hanging around the loby at night time,trying to get in. On a good note the staff were polite, gave helpful advice about the area to me and my husband and helped us with our bags.