Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est Hotel

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Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 200

5 Rue du 8 mai 1945 - Paris - 75010 - France Hotel Website | |
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Great Staff
Submitted by: Chantal in 23/07/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Large Group/School
Hotel Staff was amazing and extremely helpful. I stayed here for two weeks and couldnt have asked for better service. The bartender literally took his tip jar money to run across the street and buy a corkscrew opener to open our bottle of wine... just one of many examples. Rooms are very cozy and room service is trustworthy. Location couldn't be better except if you plan on spending most your time at the Eiffel Tower. There are many metro switches from the Gar de'lest to Tour de Eiffel, other than that it is directly in front of the Gar de'lest metro stop...

Recomend this hotel to anyone:)
Poor Service and Bad Staff
Submitted by: Robert Sacker in 07/06/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
I left my mobile at the hotel and upon calling they were very helpful and said they would Fedex it to me. However they never did and someone at the hotel has since made over £70 worth of calls. As you can imagine I am outraged!
Submitted by: Susan in 20/03/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
I loved this hotel so much. It was lovely and so welcoming.
Nice and excellent
Submitted by: Frode Bakk in 04/07/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Norway
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The stay at your hotel was wery nice.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est Hotel

Nice hotel - Bad location

from np8by
I stayed in this hotel on a business trip for 1 night. The hotel is directly opposite the station so that is very easy access.

The hotel itself it very nice, lovely room, nicely decoated in a warm colour scheme. The bathroom was nice too.. it was clean and big (although could have been better).

The hotel it not near the center of Paris and if i was travelling to see the sites of Paris this hotel is not in the best of locations. You would need to get a taxi into central Paris. The location itself is not a nice area with not much to do. In the evening there are lots of young people hanging about and the area is not safe.

Plently of places to eat around there, except if your a veg like me it a massive probelm! I found a pizza place in the end.

All in all a nice hotel for a business traveller.

Perfect Deal

from Eurogap
I stayed in Paris for 6 days during November 2006.

I have to say that this hotel is probably the best deal ever in paris. Its quite perfect located at the "Gare de L`est" and the Metro Station is not even 10m away from the entrence of the Hotel !
There are 3 Metro lines leaving/arriving in "Gare de L`est" wich means you can go EVERYWHERE very easy !

The rooms are quite simple, but theres all you need ! Service is perfect and the staff is VERY friendly !
Im so happy to stayed there, the price is extremly FAIR for what you get, and the fact to live on "Garede L`est" is might the best, cause you are everywhere in minutes......

Will definately stay there again if i visit paris next time !

Perfectly adequate

from Stepballchange
The hotel is literally right across the street from the Gare de l'Est and the metro entrance is in the front of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The room was a little shabby but clean and comfortable. The bathroom was sparkling and it was nice to have the small free toiletries (not usual in Parisian hotels of this price).
If you don't want to pay 14 euros for the breakfast (especially those that don't eat that much), there is a great Tex-Mex restaurant next door to the hotel where you can have coffee and croissants (the evening meals are good too!)
Good value for money (for Paris), clean, pleasant, nothing to complain about!

a little run down

from HisFussiness
I booked this hotel as I was looking for a reasonably-priced room in shockingly expensive Paris, and Accor hotels offer a good range of hotel types. The location is handy for Gare de Nord (500 m) and Gare de L'est (50m) and you can walk to the river in around 20 minutes. The reception area is a bit tatty, as is the surrounding area, but the room itself was small but clean and quiet. The bathroom was miniscule but clean and had a good shower and toiletries.
Don't get a room by the lift as they play incredibly irritating music in the lift area 24/7 which would drive anyone insane. Breakfast was interesting as it is a buffet but they said I should sit down and they would serve me, but as that took ages I served myself, and then they brought me another breakfast on a tray. I asked for fried eggs and after 5 minutes they asked if scambled eggs were Ok as fried eggs were off, and I said no, and 5 minutes later I got fried eggs.
In summary: helpful, if confused, staff, but too run down to be worthy of the Mercure brand name.

Good Tourist Hotel

from rthomasmke
I recently stayed two nights on business/leisure. The hotel has been rebadged as a Mercure with many of the rooms renovated. Clean and well appointed if you are looking for a hop off point to tour Paris. Outside the door is the Gare de l'Est Metro stop which can whisk you away to any point in the city. As the other review said, it is a 5 minute walk or one metro stop from Gare du Nord.

Good Value in a Pricey City

from LPamelaA
We had a lovely room in the hotel with a nice view. This hotel isn't in the middle of things, but, luckily, there's a Metro stop right outside the front doors. We were able to get anywhere we liked without much trouble at all. The service was pleasant and the room clean. If we'd had more budget, it would have been fun to be closer to the center of things, but we'd recommend this hotel if you're looking for a nice place without breaking the bank.

So, So Hotel

from Pennsylvania1
We stayed at the Terminus Est 16-21 February 2005.

The hotel name has just been upgraded by Accor to the Mercure-brand which is supposed to be upscale from the Libertel brand.

I reserved an Executive room on the Accor website at a rate of 160 Euros for Wed/Thur and 140 Euros for Fri/Sat/Sun, not including breakfast for which they wanted 14 Euros/person.

The room on the north side facing the Gare de l'Est (which I requested) was small, slightly shabby, and certainly wasn't what I considered an exec room. Apparently the exec rooms have a mini bar. It certainly didn't look like the rooms in the brochure that we picked up when we were in Paris in November 2003.

It can be a little noisy on the north side since several of the RATP buses have their starting point across the street and they left their engines idling to keep the buses heated due to the cold weather when we were there.

The location is convenient and a 5 minute walk or one Metro stop from Gare du Nord which is the Thalys/Eurostar station.

t worry about the location

from Roe-Bear
We just spent 3 nights there and were very pleased, since I dreaded what might be found in a hotel across the street from the train station. The rooms are quite small, even by Paris standards, and the bathrooms have sacrificed practicality for style: (1) the mini halogen lights in the ceiling don't light the mirror, and (2) the pedestal sink is so deep (distance to the wall, not the depth of the basin) that it's hard to see well to shave. However, it's got great A/C, the staff is courteous and professional, and the breakfast buffet is lovely. The surrounding neighborhood is nothing to write home about, but it's not a pit, either.

Don't have misgivings about Terminus Est and its location if it meets your other criteria. As another review noted, the entrance to the Gare de l'Est metro station is literally at the front door: just go right about 20 feet, and you're at the top of the stairs. (But if you're arriving on the metro with luggage, follow the signs into the SNCF Gare de l'Est: there are escalators all the way, and then you can just carry things across the street to the hotel)

Fantastic deal for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
I spent five days at this hotel recently and give this hotel a two thumbs up. The staff were corteous and fully bilingual and the location was just perfect. The hotel facilities were excellent. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to Paris.

Loved the Libertel Terminus Est

from A TripAdvisor Member
I took a group of 9 high school students and 5 parents to Paris in April, 2001. Our accommodations at the Terminus Est were beyond our expectations. The entrance to the metro was outside the door, the Gare de l'Est across the street, the breakfast buffet was appealing to all tastes: American, German, French... The staff of the hotel was friendly and helpful. We spent 7 nights at the hotel and all the students and parents were very pleased. Rooms were clean and well-furnished. Because I speak French fluently, I do not really know how well the staff speaks English or German.

I plan to stay at this hotel again with my husband and son this coming summer.

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  • Address: 5 Rue du 8 mai 1945 - Paris - 75010 - France
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