Central Hotel

, Paris, France
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Central Hotel

, Paris
2 star

Rooms: 38

1 Rue du Maine - Paris - 75014 - France Hotel Website | |
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Everything worked very well

from BWisser
We spent 6 nights in Hotel (2 adults, 4 year old child). Staff was very kind and helpful. Room was a bit small (superior triple, 6th floor), but clean and in very good condition and there wasn't any noise. I got a glimpse on other rooms, while coming down the stairs. One of them (single standard, I guess) looked quite worn out, so the superior might be good choice. Location was good in lively area. Overall I think, that it was very good value for money, and matched very well with other TripAdvisor reviews.

Great Hotel - Irish Couple

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in this hotel over the new year. Found it to be a great location and very central, with metro stations all within a few minutes walk. Room was great, modern, clean and no problems. As with a previous comment, a smell on the ground floor , but as we were in and out it didn't interfere with us. Breakfast was good, enough to start you on your day. Only downside, for me who loves tea, no tea making facilites in the room, would ask them the next time to provide this if they could in the room, otherwise we got our tea in McDonalds which was very handy and not as expensive as the restaurants. So from that I would stay here again, staff were friendly, breakfast lady could smile a bit more, great location and good metro system back to the airport.

This hotel has a great web site but sadly not the same in reality!

from lissan
I stayed at the Central Paris Hotel over Christmas and New Year after researching for some weeks on the internet and with the help of this forum a suitable place to stay while in Paris. I must say true to other comments about the hotel it is definitely in a very good location as it is close to the metro station and within walking distance to many restaurants, cafes and shops but I was very surprised with regards to the standard of the rooms and bathrooms as they were not anything like what was displayed on the hotel's web site unfortunately, I am only stating this as I would not like to feel other people have the same shock and disappointment as I had, the rooms and hotel (with exception to the breakfast area which has obviously been newly renovated) are extremely old and in extreme need of renovation. The hotel seemed extremely busy whether this is due to the price (which to me seems average but not cheap) or to the very impressive web site but I think with the amount of business the hotel is obviously getting it can well afford to also renovate and provide a better standard of accommodation in this day and age - also I would like to mention that the hotel had a most strange offending smell which I can only imagine was due to a poor sewage system somewhere in close proximity if not in the hotel itself!

On a positive and final note I would like to state that the staff and recepitonists were extremely friendly and helpful.

Enjoyable stay at Central Hotel

from LaRa12
My husband and I stayed at the Central Hotel for 7 days from Christmas through New Year. We found the location of the hotel to be very convenient with atleast 3 metro stations within walking distance. Ind addition, the hotel was about a five minute walk from the Roissybus shuttle stop with direct access to the CDG airport. Our room though small was clean and comfortable and pretty economical.

The breakfast was included with the price of our room and consisted of croissants, baguettes, jelly, butter, coffee, tea and juice. We found this to be pretty substantial to get us started on our travels for the day.

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful to us. We used the wonderful metro system and found it very convenient to get around the city.

This was our first trip to Paris and we loved the city and found the Parisians to be quite helpful and friendly. We will definitely consider staying at Hotel Central in the future.

Really good

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Central Hotel for four nights, including Xmas. The neigbourhood (14th arr, not the 6th) is nice, but not super-super-nice. You can see the traditional parisian houses, but also some more modern 'enhancements'. All very parisian, to my taste. I am 46 years old, dutch (yes, one reason I selected the hotel was its price!),accustomed to some luxury, but also know france rather well, and know what to expect. Most hotels in france simply don't have vast rooms, e.g.

Our room (double superior) was clean, the toilet and bathroom were new, the staff was friendly, and at €80 (for 2 persons) breakfast was indeed included, which usually is not the case. A typical french breakfast consists of one croissant, one piece of baguette, rather good tea or -to my taste- horrible coffee, some butter and marmelade. That's what they serve in the Central as well. Our bed was better than average (I am 6ft 4in). There is a very large Inno supermarket nearby where you can get yourself everything you desire. Being dutch, we got ourselves some baguettes, soft drinks, etc and ate it in our room. I had with me my wonderful little water cooker (tea, coffee, cup-a-soup) and did not get any remarks about this.

My conclusion: small room but very good as for price/quality, especially if you want to economise on your hotel budget, but not on the other things paris has to offer. One last advice, especially for our american friends: I think that the french are NOT ruder or more arrogant than other people, but sense they are more and more becoming a minority "in a continent that is being dominated by american customs and values". Make the effort and get yourself acquainted with a few stock phrases. Lots of parisians DO speak a few words of english, but like to hear you make this effort first.

PS: What I also liked about the location: you are one metro stop away from Denfert-Rochereau, from which you can take the RER (fast metro) to the airport (CDG): 30-40 minutes.

Very good budget hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed one night at the Central Montparnasse, since I needed to be close to the train station. It was a very good stay: nice room, very clean, spacious enough and quiet. The breakfast was good as well. Staff is wonderful and speaks good English. Neighbhourhood is pretty good, although not that charming, but with ecxellent transportation and some streets with beautiful architecture very nearby. I got to enjoy their special Internet fare and payed 55 Euros including breakfast. Excellent deal. I will definitely stay there again.

Realyl nice hotel in Paris

from A TripAdvisor Member
Maybe it's because I had just spend 2 months in europe, sleeping in all sorts of hotels, hostels and pensions (and also on trains and boats...), but the central hotel really seemed above average, and this was not my first time in Paris, so I can compare with other hotels. The room (a triple, top floor), was big, very clean, very modern, it looked like it had just been renovated. The bathroom was huge, spotless clean and all white, with a big bath. The decoration was even nicer than what you can see on the internet. The breakfast was very good: the usual croissant, bread, jam, orange juice and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. The service was wonderful: they provided guide books in the room, the staff would answer our questions and request efficiently, they were all very nice to us! And make sure you find the lowest price on internet! WE paid only 75 euros a night, breakfast included, for a triple!

Excellent value at central hotel paris

from bledbetter
I HIGHLY recommend staying at this hotel if you are visiting paris. Hotel was 78 Euro a night for a double bed. The hotel is very close to the rail system and in a convienient part of paris, rooms are very clean, and had the best bathrooms of any hotel I've ever stayted at. The staff was extremely friendly as well. Even the beds were comfortable, which I very rarely experience in U.S. hotels. Bang for the buck, this is an extremely difficult hotel to beat, was extremely pleased!


Great budget hotel

from benuzair
We stayed at the Central Hotel from July 17 - 20, and liked it very much. The location of this hotel is great; close to lots of restaurants (choices are immense, from French to Japanese), cafes, and metro stops. The Montparnasse train station is also just a 2 minute walk, allows easy access to the Air France shuttle bus to the airport. We also made use of the train station to go to Versailles. There is also a supermarket "Inno" just around the corner and a perfect place to grab bottled water (about .50), bakery items (pastries, bread and savories), and inexpensive souvenirs.

We booked a superior double room, with breakfast included (croissant, baguette, oj, choice of tea/coffee/hot chocolate). The room was small but nevertheless comfortable and quiet. The bathroom looked like it was recently renovated; the fixings looked brand new and the water pressure was excellent. Staff was very friendly, even though we didn't spoke much of french. Check out time was at noon and the staff allowed us to store our luggage behind the front desk until it time for us to leave for the airport.

Decent hotel for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Cantral is located in a charming part if Paris. It is situated in the 6th district where there is great cafe's and excellent shopping. While the hotel is clean and the staff friendly, the rooms appear to be a little run down. They are a decent size and our room had a proper shower, but the hotel in general, could benefit from being updated. If you want a decent hotel in a great location for a good price then this is the place for you.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Get your Metro tickets sent before your trip! You can get your Paris Visite passes through the post (it costs a few Euro more) which means you avoid the queues at Gare de Nord. Worth the extra money, especially if your French is a little rusty!

exit at Montparnasse If you're arriving by metro and have luggage (even pull-along) exit subway at Montparnasse instead of trnsfering to line 6 underground. Way too many steps and logistics to make the transfer. Much easier to get above ground and find the hotel on the flat. Hotel is equidistant between the two stations - 2 short blocks from either station, Montparnasse or Edgar Quinet. We used Montparnasse station except when we could stay on line 6 (diret to Eiffel Tower, etc). In other words, don't use Edgar Quinet and transfer lines at Montparnasse station, just use Montparnasse as your entry/exit point if you're using one of the six or so lines that serve it. I bought Paris for Dummies and loved it - great, easy to use metro map. Also bought Paris street map in advance at mapquest website. Wonderful.

Skip the metro... take the bus! Taking the bus is an excellent way to see Paris: the metro is fast, but being underground you can find that you have missed much of the very pretty architecture of the city. Hop on the bus and see the city!

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