Monte Carlo Hotel, Paris
Reviews - Monte Carlo Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Good Budget Hotel... Key Word = Budgetfrom lm33
Good for the pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The place was pretty clean, the only real grunginess I saw being some dried liquid splattered on the wall and fluffs of cat fur on the stairs.
Speaking of cats, I am highly allergic to them but was never bothered by them in anyway during the stay.
At checkin the guy wasnt particularly friendly, but during the course of our stay everyone else was, and they helped us find things/places we needed.
Bathroom did have soap and towels and was pretty clean.
Overall good experience for an EXCELLENT price.
FYI, when you walk out of Cadet metro station you are facing SOUTH, not north.
Clean, excellent base for Parisfrom A TripAdvisor Member
As other people have mentioned, the staff are not overly friendly, but we were able to leave our luggage in reception on the day we checked out, and picked it up in the evening on the way to the station.
I wouldn't advise eating breakfast at the hotel, for the same price you can get fresh food from a bakery which is a 5 minute walk down the road. The location of the hotel is good, roughly 20 minute walk from the Gare du Nord and close to Metro lines to get to all the main attractions.
The room was clean, but small although this didn't bother us as we only used the room for a place to sleep.
Nice little hole in the wallfrom NYCalyssa
NOT the best kept secret!!! Average at best.from A TripAdvisor Member
The best thing about this hotel is the location. For the price, the location is great. About an hour and a half walk from the Eiffel Tower / Champ D'Elysees area, an hour to the Louvre, there is a Metro around the corner from the hotel that goes everywhere if you want (learn to use the metro, it is awesome in Paris). As another reviewer points out - don't go to the store next door, it is a rip-off. If you are going to Paris on a budget and don't plan on spending too much time in the hotel other than sleeping it is probably a good bet.
Hidden Treasurefrom A TripAdvisor Member
s cleanfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It's a bit out of town but the connections via metro and bus are good. The Cadet metro stop is 5 mins away, however, after reading at lastminute the hotel was 500 metres away from the Gare Du Nord we attempted to do the transfer ourselves. It's more like a good half mile and not easy to navigate through the busy streets with a case... get a taxi.
We arrived a good 3 hours before check in and it was nice they let us leave the case behind the desk for us to have a bit of an explore. It's a shame that was as helpful as they got really. We were reluctant to ask for a taxi transfer back as they seemed rather unfriendly and unaccomodating- we felt bad for disturbing one man from his TV programme to get us the key for our room.
The resturants nearby are good value- especially for the set menu's but we enquired about breakfast at the hotel (as it wasn't included in the price) and for 7 Euros we could have all you can eat toast and bread... you can find better value out and about. No tea and coffee in rooms- fair enough- you can get a drink from the hotel but its 3 euros for 1 cup of tea or machine filtered coffee.
It was nice to see the cats about the hotel- made it more homely and the only noticable bit was a bit of fur on the stairs. I think we were unlucky to get the view of the bins but then what do you expect for that price in Paris?
So, at least it's clean... but don't expect much more.
Lovely jubbly!from A TripAdvisor Member
s meow and breakfast chowfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was acceptable with large windows that opened out to a Parisian view. CNN and porn were the main features on available nighttime TV stations. A large shower graced the bathroom, missing a tile or two. The discreet cleaning staff left plenty of towels and soap. An adequate breakfast buffet of pre-packaged yogurt, DIY white bread toast, squares of jelly and butter, pain-au-chocolat, croissants, coffee with warm milk, hot tea, corn flakes, OJ, & laughing cow cheese wedges in foil awaited early risers. The woman working in the breakfast room was pleasant and attentive.
a good clean hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Paris
Buy a Museum Pass If you are going to visit many of the attractions in Paris other than the Eiffel Tower then I highly recommend getting a museum pass. We bought ours at the information center at the airport and you can buy them for 2 or 3 days. It is a little booklet with the date left blank for you to put what dates you want to use it for. You can use it for virtually EVERY museum and monument EXCEPT the Eiffel Tower. We bought a 2 day pass and I think it cost us 30 Euros each. Which sounds like a lot at first but then if you added up all the costs of getting into the L'ouvre, Notre Dame, The Arc De Triomphe and all the many other countless museums you definitely get your money's worth.
Avoid June I usually travel to Paris in May and this was an add on after 4 days in London. Avoid June, particularly the first two to three weeks as these are the last weeks of school in France and every teacher makes them field trip weeks -- the museums, the parks and the streets near the big attractons were way overcrowded with student groups -- more than normal. Paris is already pretty crowded and this just adds to the crush!
Take a walk I am the worst for sticking my head in a guide book, but when my wife and I go to Paris we just wander off on adventures, follow your nose. You'll soon find some lovely places by chance, Paris is so picturesque. Don't be scared of the tartare de bouf. Finally tried it and it is a revelation. Raw steak mince doesn't sound great but it's the way they do it and the sauce - Paris is a gastronomic delight, go there and try new food, you'll be surprised. A day without a good meal is a day wasted.
Other names for Monte Carlo Hotel
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- Address: 44 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre - Paris - 75009 - France
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