Great hotel for great rate A review of Centrale Hotel
My 'very small room with a big balcony' was not so very small, in fact it was bigger than most hotel rooms I've stayed in Paris, and the balcony was indeed big but overlooked on a construction zone (when they'll get finished and the weather turns warmer, this balcony will be great for sun bathing!).
A very good breakfast (with strawberries) was included in the price and all the staff were very helpfull and kind. Room was very quiet and I slept well in a comfortable bed. Only thing that I missed was a bathtub, but that might be found in those bigger rooms.
This hotel is great for those traveling on a train as the central train station (NOT the 'midi' station) is 50 meters away and a metro station is right underneath. The central square and walking streets are very close by (couple of hundred meters).