Travel Blogs from Paris
You will definitely fall in love with Paris as it is romantic apart from beautiful museums, shopping streets and beautiful people from all over the world.
On 10th July, Maurice returned back to his work and I started exploring on my own. I visited vast Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe (Place Charles …
... up. I am happy in the cold, just not the wet and the cold. Fingers crossed that it is just cold when we go up the tower.
We are now just talking with them and getting ready for bed. Even though we had a day on the train we are still tired. I should mention that to keep the customers of the delayed train happy we all recieved a boxed snack when we arrived in Paris. It was a juice box, apple sauce and some chocolate cookies. ...
... expensive, even more so than in Australia for Tiffany jewellery and the Omega watch that Chris has his eye on was roughly double than the London Heathrow duty free price. So, we only looked, then proceeded to the gourmet food hall where I stocked up on salted caramels, Valrhona chocolate and a bottle of Monin Rose, whilst Chris opted for speciality mustard as a take home souvenir. We had lunch at one of the cafes at the Galleries ...
... so that we would we avoid the crowds. The interior of the palace was unbelievable! It's no wonder the peasants of Paris revolted, as the extravagant life of royalty was unfair and unjust. However, the decoration is superb!
Our day almost finished, we rode back to the train station and said goodbye to Stu:( Back to Notre Dame, we walked home through Village St Paul, bought some roasted chicken and fruit and headed home. Tired but ...
... at some stores Then came back to the hotel both us were still aching from all that walking yesterday. Then we went out for a late dinner and Taylor decided to try escargots and loved them, I had onion soup yummy. Then checked out Eiffel Tower lite up, then back to the hotel. We have earlier morning tomorrow. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!
I stayed in the hotel from the 8th till the 15th of august 2003...and it was really horrible..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.