Grand Hotel des Gobelins, Paris
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Grand Hotel des Gobelins
Great hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
All the rooms face onto the street.
The bathroom was amazing - new clean & luxurious, especially by Paris standards.
The location was fine - close to the metro and walkable into the city centre.
I would very much recommend this hotel.
Not Bad...from GermanyBrandi
We weren't horrified, but we weren't overly enthusiastic either. The hotel lobby is beautiful and gives a very good first impression. The rooms, however, left a little to be desired. I had requested 2 single beds in each room as we were all just friends and didn't necessarily want to share beds. Of course, we were treated with double beds upon arrival. No big deal. The rooms are no smaller than any other typical European hotel, so that was fine.
The room I stayed in had three sets of windows in the sleeping area and one in the bathroom, which was most welcome as the room really heated up at night. There was considerable street noise, especially Frfiday night, but it wasn't unbearable. The other room, however, had a much smaller bathroom and only one window to provide cooling relie.! The shower in my bathroom had problems draining during most of our stay, which was a little irritating since we were two females sharing a room and each morning one of us was stuck standing in the other's remaining shower water as we showered. Also, don't bother with brekfast at the hotel; the dining room is cramped and the selection is not so good. Instead, head to any cafe down the road and enjoy premium coffee and omelettes and croissants at half the price.
On a positive note, the hotel was an excellent bargain for Paris, and it is conveniently located near 2 Metro stops. There are also plenty of restaurants nearby. Take a tip on a dinner restaurant from the front desk: they should give you a flyer for Au Bon Coin, a very pleasant Parisian-style restuarant only 3 blocks away. The flyer also entitles each member of the party to a free Kir (yum!). The French Onion Soup is wonderful there!
All in all, this was not a bad hotel nor a wonderful one. It's certainly a good choice for travelers on a budget.
Good Quality Hotelfrom Jesmin
Great Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Mike and Zsa Zsa Ottawa Canada
really great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Yes- the room was small, and we originally wanted to ask for a bigger one, but we then decided to stay with it. I had read in the reviews that the rooms were small, but the bathroom is quite large. Everything was very clean. There is no mini-bar( didn't bother us) nor was there a safe in the room, but honestly Paris felt like one of the safest european cities that i have visited. Women should always be cautious, as you would even in your home-town. We both found that the area surrounding the hotel was mainly locals and that we were in very close walking distance to the metro (Gobelins), but often we preferred to walk everywhere. I would definately consider staying at this hotel again. It is small, quaint, and very Parisian. The staff were always helpful and courteous. Would recommend "Le Jardin D'Ivy" for dinner (on Rue Moufftard)-really Delicious french cuisine, check out the artwork as well. Shopping- La Marais area. Walks, for sure along the Sienne. We both felt very safe taking the metro home late at night, and also walking to the hotel from the metro at night.
Great staff and very good locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you want luxury, then this is not for you, but we would definitely recommend it and happily go again.
Friendly stafffrom lkavanag
Good location, and what a view!from deadlaw
Very French!from A TripAdvisor Member
The Mouffetard area is fantastic. The morning market is full of the fresh smells of France, cheese, coffee, bread, etc. The restaurants and bars are full of character and you feel like a local not a tourist.
Top Local Tips for Paris
Saint Chappelle These stained glass windows have to be seen on a sunny day. Wonderful
Paris Metro The hotel has great brochures (in English) that map the Metro and city streets (it's sponsored by Galleries Lafayette). This brochure is invaluable for getting around. Some of the Metro entrances don't sell tickets or have a ticket machine, but the entrance at the southeast corner of Avenue des Gobelins and Blvd. St. Marcel does have a ticket window. It really is the absolute best way to get around the city in between strolling the beautiful streets.
definately take a look at Saint Chapplle you'll be stunned in the beauty of the stained glass windows but make sure to look up directions because it's hard to find.
Other names for Grand Hotel des Gobelins
- le grand paris
- le grand hotel des gobelins
- hotel des gobelins
- Address: 57 Boulevard Saint Marcel - Paris - 75013 - France
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