Mistral Hotel

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Mistral Hotel

, Paris
1 star

Rooms: 43

24 Rue Cels - Paris - 75014 - France Hotel Website | |
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nice room shame about the staff
Submitted by: lyndsey in 02/09/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
fantastic room, location was a bit of a let down
woke up and thought i was in birmingham, pics from hotel web site v. misleading. Rooms very clean but reception staff rude and not very helpful and a breakfast of reformed ham and dairylea slices with a a sour faced receptionist was not good!
Hotel Mistral, rue Cels, Montparnasse.
Submitted by: CCP in 09/05/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Hotel Mistral on Rue Cels, in the Montparnasse area, was a great budget "find": easily accessible by Metro, reasonably quiet, and (as the website claims) scrupulously clean.

As the previous reviewer notes, it's close to both the Gaite and Montparnasse stations. Additionally, if you're arriving from CDG airport, you can also catch the Air France bus - it'll drop you very close to the hotel. (The last bus leaves in the early evening.)

Keep in mind that - as a one-star hotel - the Mistral doesn't have any amenities such as lifts (elevators), laundry and room service, etc. Rooms are small and very simply furnished, and don't have much of a "view" - one side looks over a relatively quiet street and the apartments opposite, the other over the hotel's courtyard.

Nevertheless, the Mistral is proof that "budget" doesn't have to mean "grim". The rooms (while spare) are bright and blessedly free of tacky decor. The buffet breakfast (6.5 Euros) offers a good continental selection, and represents decent value for those who like a full meal to start the day. A nice bonus: it's served in a pleasant room which looks out onto the courtyard.

There are rooms with or without ensuite facilities. Those sharing the corridor bathrooms go for 47/57 Euros (single/double occupancy); those with ensuite facilities command 64/74 Euros.

Note: There are two (I assume unrelated) "Hotel Mistral"s, the other being on Rue de Chaligny in the 12th arr.

Allow some time during your stay to walk around the neighbourhood. While strolling, we chanced upon both the architecturally charming Rue Victor Schoelcher, and the beautiful but very modern Fondation Cartier (at 261 Bd. Reaspail). Of course, if you want a *much* quieter walk, there's also the Montparnasse cemetery, where you can pay homage to some notable "permanent Parisians"!
Submitted by: Deviah MA in 03/04/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: India
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My wife, son and I stayed in this charming old Paris hotel in March 2005.
Located just a few hundred feet from Gaite Metro station and half kilometer from Montparnasse Metro station, it's easy to get around to wherever you need to go.
The rooms are small, so are the bathrooms but the plumbing is good. The housekeeping is efficient. You get a decent continental buffet breakfast for six euros, but the hotel serves no other meal. If you are on a budget and living off packets, you can use the microwave in the kitchen and the plates and cutlery in the dining room.
The owner, a Frenchwoman is usually there, and I found her and the entire staff friendly and helpful. They all speak English. For the literary minded, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir stayed here for a couple of years in the 1930s.
Ask for a room on the first or second floor since this old building does not have lifts.

Other names for Mistral Hotel

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  • Address: 24 Rue Cels - Paris - 75014 - France
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