Hoetl du Parc Hotel, Paris
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Affordable and Convenient in a Great Areafrom beesquare
Added bonuses for this hotel included it’s location – found in the Montparnasse area of the city, it was literally steps away from the main transportation hub Gare de Montparnasse (which also suited our needs perfectly), and just around the corner from the Edgar Quinet Metro station. Also in the immediate area were countless creperies, cafes, small convenience stores, cinemas, a pharmacy, bank machines, internet cafes, and every other morning, there was a large and busy market in the nearby square where we were astounded by the variety and quality of the fresh produce, baked goods, meats, and cheeses available.
Just a little farther down the street within close walking distance was the Rue de Rennes, a long and busy street jam-packed with affordable shopping (for those whose budgets preclude shopping the Champs-Elysees!), and also a direct route into the popular Saint-Germaine des Pres area, and down to the Seine in the area of the Pont des Arts.
On the down side, as another reviewer here has mentioned, the night staff of the hotel spoke little to no English – not a HUGE inconvenience in the big picture, as all we really needed to do was pick up our room key from them – but in my case, it would have been comforting to have someone to communicate clearly with, especially on one evening where I became separated from my boyfriend and needed some reassurance/guidance on what to do should he not show up. In defense of the night clerk, however, he did try his best in what little English he could muster to console me that all would be well – and of course, he was right – my boyfriend eventually returned to the hotel and we were reunited (a word to the wise – make sure you travel with Europe friendly cell phones, or at the very least, walkie-talkies!) I should also mention that due to flight mix-ups and schedule juggling, we had to readjust or reservations a few times, and the staff was very accommodating via email in addressing our requests to our liking.
It has also been mentioned here by another reviewer that the main reception area is two flights of stairs up – this is indeed the case, as is the fact that the elevator is a very tight squeeze with two adults and a few suitcases. At the end of a long day of sightseeing on foot, walking six flights up to your room (we were on the 4th level above reception) is daunting to say the least, so this hotel may not be suitable for the handicapped or aged. Overall, though, if you’re willing to brave the stairs/tiny lift, and are looking for clean, efficient and affordable accommodation in an area full of conveniences, within walking distance to the main tourist areas of the city (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, etc.) look no further than the Hotel du Parc.
Nice Hotel In a Good Locationfrom MNBigRedFan
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel du Parc in Paris for three nights during the first week of April 2007. If you are looking for the Ritz-Carlton at the Hotel du Parc, you better look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a clean, budget friendly hotel in a good location, look no further than the Hotel du Parc.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel du Parc. After spending the four previous nights in an absurdly small room in a London B&B, this room seemed deluxe. While the furnishings were somewhat spartan, the room was very tidy, cleaned every day and they provided fresh towels every day. The bed was very firm, but comfortable and plenty long enough even for me and I am 6'2" tall.
Another positive was the size of the bathroom. It was quite large even by American standards. It had a full-size bathtub with a separate standup shower.
A third positive of the Hotel du Parc is the location. It is about 4-5 blocks from the Gare de Montparnasse metro station and one block from the Edgar Quinet metro station. From these 2 stations you can get just about anywhere in Paris.
The neighborhood around the hotel was also quite nice and clean. There are some very nice pastry shops and boulangeries in the neighborhood. Also there is a Monoprix right down the street, which is nice for snacks and other shopping
While our overall experience was very positive, there are a few issues some travelers may need to consider before staying at the Hotel du Parc. The first is that the elevators/lifts do not go to the ground floor. This means you have to walk up two flights of stairs before you reach the lobby and are able to use the elevators/lifts. If you are elderly, handicapped, tired at the end of the day, or travel with lots of luggage, this could present a problem.
The second was the front desk workers did not speak very good english. The website advertises this as a bilungual hotel, but the front desk workers spoke minimal english. Especially the persons that worked at night. This was not a major problem, but did lead to some communication problems regarding having to leave our key at the front desk when we left the hotel and making dinner reservations.
My overall experience at the Hotel du Parc was very positive. As this was our first trip to Paris we sort of expected the worst, but were very happy there. If you are looking for an affordable hotel in Paris, do not hesitate to book the Hotel du Parc, but do know there are some negatives with the hotel.
Good Hotel in a convenient locationfrom CarltonFC
Pleasant hotle, great locationfrom 4-go-travelling
The hotel room was clean and comfortable, extra pillows were provided on request. Breakfast at 5.50 euros, consisted of croissants and baguettes with butter and jam, with coffee. I asked for tea, and hot chocolate on occasions but always got coffee (and I do speak French!).
The staff are pleasant and helpful and all except one spoke English. You will need to speak French to get the night porter to understand you.
The reception is on the first floor which means carrying your cases up at least two flights of stairs, after that there is a tiny lift to other floors. Our room came complete with toilet and a good shower. I have seen websites which suggest that all rooms have toilet and shower. This is not true so check carefully what you are booking.
Check out is at 10am but we were allowed to leave our cases at the hotel until we had to leave for our flight at 8pm which was a definate bonus.
The area of Montparnasse has lots of good restaurants. An average evening meal costs about 20 - 25 euros including a drink.
This is a "no frills" hotel but I would recommend it for a short stay.
Great little hotel in a great neighborhoodfrom londonrookie
Great hotel for staying in Parisfrom Ulf
The rooms could be a bit larger, but is ok for sleeping and relaxing and does not offer a lot of floor space. The bathroom is very nice and clean, and offers ok floor space. Wall mounted flat screen TV and safe deposit box, and not at least individual airconditions in every room is a pluss.
The area has many restaurants (creperies, chinese, japanese) and several cafees and pubs right outside the main door. We experienced it as a quiet place, and most of the rooms are faceing to the backyard.
The service personell is nice and speeks english, but we experienced that the night portier only spoke french.
This is a hotel we want to recomend!
A great place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The area is full of cheap cafes and restaurants and had a nice atmosphere without being too noisy - the hotel itself was very quiet. The Edgar Quinet metro station is very near the hotel and Gare Montparnasse isn't much further. If you travel by Eurostar, the metro is direct from the Gare du Nord to Montparnasse.
I'd definitely stay at the Hotel du Parc again and would also recommend it to others.
Great value, great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Clean and pleasantfrom A TripAdvisor Member
d reccomendfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Watch out for staff in the metro who make young children pay full adult fares! Always have a metro map with you as even if you speak French the Metro staff will not help you.This is particularly bad in the Monparnasse Station.Also small children are charged full adult rate even if the ticket seller can see he is less than 10 years old...this happened every time! The metro maps on the walls are unreadable,well below the standards of London,New York, Barcelona..so be prepared.
Especially good food and service Two restaurant experiences impressed me; 1) Les Vins des Pyrenees - rue Beautrellis, 4e near the Saint Paul or Bastille Metro stations. I had Foie Gras and a great rump steak along with a wonderful half-bottle of wine. Book your table as this place fills up with the neighborhood locals. The food, wine and atmosphere impressed me. 2) Au Pied de Cochon - 6 rue Coquillere, 1er near Les Halles Metro station. It was a drizzely and cold late afternoon and I wandered in here for their French onion soup and I was impressed by the great service I received from, Thomas, a young waiter. The head waiter bossed Thomas around something fierce, but he kept a smile on his face and endured icey stares and stern words from a particularly nasty little Napoleon. I wanted to try this Brasserie ever since I was a student at Georgetown University in Washington, DC where we had a late night bistro with the same name. (unrelated to this restaurant) My main course at Au Pied was grilled salmon.
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