The hotel room was on the small side but very well equipped for the price! We especially enjoyed the multi-room speaker system with headphone jack plug that we used with our iPhone to play music, the rain shower with great water pressure, the windows that overlooked the courtyard that opened all the way up with a great breeze, the big closet that fit all our bags and clothes for our long trip, the mostly friendly staff that understood English well. The proximity to the metro stations was nice but we found Rue Magenta to be very sketchy with a lot of vagrants, loiterers and gypsy beggars. We did not have a good experience with one of the night guards, we asked him to call us a taxi but when it was taking too long to arrive and we changed our minds he got very mad and almost began yelling at us. We had a dinner reservation to make on time and would have missed it if we waited for his cab to arrive. That's not the proper way to treat a guest at your hotel. Also the "spa" was disappointing, there was no privacy and other guests were walking in and out during our reservation time, including hotel staff interrupting the water bed massage midway asking if we had made an appointment. Yes we did make an appointment, please check your books instead of interrupting! So that experience was completely ruined.
Staff, room The suite was amazing, the standard room a bit small
The room was absolutely clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great but not included. Staff were nice. The "big bus" tour and train station are walking distance. It was far from all historic places that we wanted to see and go in Paris so we had to take a bus or train at day time and taxi at night since I didn't feel safe walking in that area. If you are staying for few days I suggest to get a hotel close to area you are planning to vist but if you are planing to stay for a week or more this is a good place if you don't mind paying for taxi at night!
Staff were great and very helpful. Rooms were well appointed and nice, comfortable, and clean. Hotel was quiet and located close to metro and a number of excellent restaurants, shops, and bakeries (Mekerbeche nearby is a must-visit). 1. The shower is extremely poorly designed so that every time you use them it floods the bathroom floor with water, this makes showering a chore and could easily be avoided with some small renovations. 2. This hotel is located in a somewhat dubious area, not what you would expect, given the price you are paying.
absolutely nothing the staff, the cheap, tacky interior, the filthyness, the rude staff constantly smoking .. the loud noisy contruction all through the night, the paper thin walls to here the lowlifes staying in the area fight, the constant sounds of sirens and distress calls.. did i mention the rude staff. the bugs and spiders in the bathroom, the lazy housekeeping service.. the stink of musty furniture throughout the place. i wouldnt even consider the food after seeing the filthy environment
We needed a place for 1 night stopping through Paris, on the way to London next day via eurostar. The room was small but not by Paris standards. The bed and shower were perfect. The staff was super helpful and nice. For the money it was the perfect place to crash for the night.
Very clean and contemporary style. Very nice and professional hotel staff. Free coffee, tea, croissant, and free use of umbrellas. Room was not large, but plenty of space for a 4 night stay with 2 people. Great location. Exceeded our expectations in every way.
Good hotel. Would go back. Convenient location (close to train stations and metro). Nice breakfast. Comfy and clean rooms. Nice staff. Private sauna
Good location for our purposes between 2 great metro/RER stations. (Gard du Nord & Gare de l'est) but a bit off the beaten path. Need to work on the lighting in the bathroom - hard to see for make-up and hair. Otherwise, room was great. My daughter and I had 2 twin beds and a corner room with small balcony facing the street - it was spacious and quiet on the 5th floor. Would stay here again. Spent little time at the hotel but it was quiet, comfortable and clean and the staff was very personable. Can't speak to the food as we did not eat at the hotel at all.
Staff was friendly, welcoming. We were able to leave our luggage at the front desk as our room was not ready for check-in. We arrive to Paris earlier than the check-in time. We dropped off our luggage and went about our day. By the time we came back, it was great to know the staff brought our luggage to our room. We didn't stay in the room much. as we were out all day. I would recommend that the hotel would suggest different places to eat around the city.
We ended up at a Hotel Mademoiselle due to our Airbnb falling through. This turned out to be much better. Friendly staff, central location, and clean cozy rooms. The area is a bit dirty and dodgy at night, BUT as long as you're aware of your surroundings you'll be fine.
Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Spoke excellent English too. Asked for and obtained very quiet room. Ideal. Opposite Gare du Nord No - all was fine, thank you.
very close to train station
It is in centre, very convinent for travellers, Bathroom needs to maintain,specially room no-521.
how close it was to the station. the breakfast and the staff I booked a room for my self and husband and one for my children. The children were on a different floor from us and their room was much more spacious. After checking in the staff did offer to change our room but having taken credit card details etc it seemed too much of a nuicance.
Comfort of my room (especially the bed - perfect support, guaranteeing full sleep at night; wonderful view over Sacré Coeur and silence from windows, despite station front). Closeness to station and transport connections.
Nothing Special, It was a normal hotel matching with the value paid. The internet is not free, The room was small as twin standard size, the room service was quite poor, the breakfast was not suitable for Muslim guests.
Thank you for great advice on how to get to the airport, when to buy the ticket with no line, etc. Thank you for speaking French with me rather than assuming all Americans can only speak English.
Conveniently located across the street from gard nord and outside a metro station. Bars and restaurants close by. Comfortable bed. Amazing view of Sacre Coeur as our room was on the top floor. Wifi connection was good. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family. Water damage on the ceiling. Bathtub was a bit dirty. Remote control didn't work.
overall okay + location expensive, but it is paris
Close to Train Station Bathroom extremely poor
Its location across from Gare De Nord train & metro station as well as the convenient bus stops within proximity despite of the slightly rough yet safe neihborhood it is in. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom were spacious with a balcony overlooking the main street and the train station. Having many restuarants just outside the hotel was definetely a plus. We were extremely comfortable. N/A
Very convenient location room is small
Nice breakfast, basic but good, good location. This is the second time that I chose to stay at this hotel for these two reasons. Wi-Fi did not work in the room. Floor and wall was quite thin, could hear people moving around in the corridor and staircase. Sometimes the TV did not have a connection. Depending on the time of the day, the shower was not hot enough for winter. Room was dimly lit.
The breakfast was nice, quirky lift in the building, good location. The picture they advertised on the website was not the room we got when we arrived!! I would not have stayed at this hotel if i knew what our room was going to be like.
breakfast was good for French standards; availability of information about Paris/maps; location next to Gare du Nord; rooms were clean; possibility to pay by debit card (Maestro); quite noisy if you open the window (looking out on Boulevard Magenta); a sort of air freshener was used which was quite annoying;
The Avalon Hotel is located conveniently with a quick walk to Gare du Nord. The hotel staff was very friendly and stored our bags when when we arrived in Paris early.
Location near Gare du Nord.
Very cold. No proper duvet and no heating on the 6th floor. Shower is horrible.
location and comfortable stay. Tea facility was missing in the room.
close to the train station and metro, very well priced, very good breakfast,again reasonably priced....overall good value.
Good, easy handling at reception desk Bed blanket directly dirty, very little space
The hotel was awful, the lacking basic facilities such as light and the electricity was cut off twice. THe staff were unhelpful during the 2 power cuts I disliked the whole experience
Location - close to Gare du Nord and Paris shops When showering water goes on floor- no screen.Breakfast 8euros should include hot dish, E.G., omelette or similar. (Lorette Opera breakfast for same price is much higher standard)
Close to Gare du Nord; Wireless Acess Price very high to qualitity. I paid the price of an Hilton and have an Hostel.
location room too small
The room was very clean, bed was comfortable, location was easy to get to from the metro. Breakfast was 8 euros extra, room was rather small.
The room was very good. The breakfast was not at all good. There was no good bread, there was no egg items, etc.You can add some more options to the breakfast menu.
Great location - just a walk away from the Gare Du Nord as well as the Gare Du Est. Nice, smiling people at the front desk and clean, comfy rooms ! I stayed for 2 days and on both mornings had an early start - so didn't try the breakfast...the staff at the front desk charged me Euro.20 less ! Haven't seen that happen in too many European hotels ! I would come back here for sure ! Well..obviously the toilet could be a bit more bigger...!
The easiness of reach The price : much too expensive for the size and facilities of the room
Good location of hotel. Room was nice, but very small. Room wasn't clean, dust every where and a terrible smell. Propably not used for a long time
Convenient location very near the station
Location was very nice. Wifi was weak.
Clean, comfortable and close to transport connections. Good Value in an expensive city. Rooms are a little small but htis is a budget hotel
The staff were polite and helpful. The room was basic but good value for money for the central location.
The location was very good because it was right next to the train station and the metro as well as a bus stop. not alot of power outlets
Position (between two station) Cleanliness Comfort Breakfast
Smoking room was given and the guy at the reception did not ask if i want non-smoking room. There are a lot of noises from neighbouring guests
I like the room service. At first, I didn't expect that I will get a nice room service in everyday. I cannot use the heater when I feel cold. I ask the staff but they cannot also find the way to use heater.
Handy place to get a night's sleep before changing trains
Not a luxurious hotel, but good value for money and convenient location
Very Good location, nice staff,well organised, easy checking and checkout The room was very smelly of humidity, no air conditioning, no vending machine in case someone needs a drink or aa sandwich late at night
Location poor noise insulation, hear what is happening in a neighboring room and the corridor, it is difficult to fall asleep ... not have Wi-Fi...
really friendly staff, good location
Stuff was ok, bed was comfortable, shower was working properly, hot water all the time, well positioned very near gare du nord and that made easy coming from charles de gaulle airport because i did not need to go into metro with suitcasses. poissoniere metro station a few steps away will take you diretctly to louvre and centre. room in the basement with no daylight at all, so next time i will ask for the room in the floor. recommend for budget travelers with no luxury needs.
The location was great, there was a lot of restaurants around. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. They even have a lift.
No Comment Not my Kind of Hotel and false advertising on the internet/
Very conveniently located near to Gare du Nord, and the Metro system. The reception staff (especially the female) were extremely pleasant and helpful. Very small TV in bedroom, and we would have liked to have at least one TV chanel in English. There was no shower curtain. There was a tremendous amount of traffic noise - Air conditioning would have been much appreciated, so we could then have kept the windows shut.
A bit dark inside of the room, and the bathroom's airconditioner didn't properly work
Friendly, helpful staff. Very good breakfast (for Parisian standards). The room was very clean. Nice neighborhood, lot's of restaurants nearby. Good value for your money. The room was a bit small. The bathroom was small, and not practical (loose shower head and wobbly shower screen).
Nice staff. They did not hesitate to give me a double room the first night because there was something wrong in mine. Helpful, understanding and nice staff. Clean and comfortable room. Non.
The staff is friendly. The cleanliness is not good in the bathroom. There are hair in the walls (not mine) and the sit cover of sanitary vase was dirty.
Cleaniness of the room, nice staff. Good location. no cold water in washer in suit, not repaired during out stay ( 4 nights).
good location nice new bathroom suites friendly staff
The room is nice and clean,breakfast very good...hotel near metro station 5 minutes by walk.Hotel staff kind and helpful.
It was very central. The staff could have been more welcoming. I found them rather stand-offish.
It was very close to the subway and train station which made it easy to get around.
good servide not so good facilities carpet of the bedroom was in bad condition, but they had uprated the on suite, which was nice.
Free internet access and breakfast were provided. Within walking distance to the train station.
Only the bathroom Everything was bad .from the reception to the room. Service was bad,staff not friendly & not helpful especially we have 2 kids with us.NOT Value for money at all.
Clean, comfortable and convenient for Gare du Nord No complaints.
Good spacious shower room Hotel undergoing refurb, but even so, corridor carpet was disgusting.
Proximity to Gare du Nord, quiet location, friendly staff, and decor. Bathroom sink and computer were broken. In the past that has never been a problem -- I am not sure what happened.
Location to the Gare Du Nort Railway Station and Metro Stations. Very friendly and helpful english speaking staff Our bathroom had a slight smell to it and the shower water was very slow to run away
situation near Gare de Nord wifi is not working
There is nothing particularly impressive about the hotel. We don't really like the neighborhood and at feel safe at night.
location to train station It was old, poorly decorated, mold in the bathroom and very noisy. The neighborhood was scary.
The staff were very helpful. Water flowing down wall from peoples shower in room above.very dusty,they obv have no vaccum.its a gd hotel for roughin it
It is close to RER, Metro other public transportation. Good point for city tour.
Warm,clean room, price Constant whistle from the central heating
nothing! it was the most awful hotel where I stayed: dirty walls, small rooms, very bad bathroom with old and dirty equipment for very high price. Never recommend this hotel!!! close the hotel or totally renew it
Hotel staff spoke good English and were friendly. The beds are comfortable. There was a lot of street noise and noise from other hotel guests in the middle of the night. The beds had worn out blankets. They could be replaced by duvets.
i do't recommend any one to stay in this hotel...& its v expensive for its quality....i took the room for rate of 90 euro...but really 10 euro at max.really low quality hotel...even it was v cold outside..& they didnt operate the heating system....they said after 5 days we will start heating, bad smell for bed...all over very low quality hotel
At least it was clean More lie a student bedsit
Promity to train station right opposite
It's very close to the Gard du Nord for Eurostar, RER and the metro.
Near the station nice staff
Near to train station Very helpful manager
Friendly, good location The room smelt of cigarettes, presumably from previous guests...
Stayed for 1 night because of good location (close to railway/subway). Clean room, comfortable bed.
Close to Gare Du Nord Main Train Station in Paris and free internet The Bath
The hotel room was nice and spacious and the people at the reception were pleasant and ready to offer advice. Since the hotel is just opposite Gare du Nord, I could quickly leave my baggage and visit the city. The only problem is that I got a room next to the lift and the lift door bangs. Or maybe its the room doors which can only close with a bang when one exits. So, after midnight sleep becomes a problem. Since I had the misfortune to get a room next to the lift in Brussels just before, I felt I had made up for all these years when I never had to suffer this.
The hotel is located very conveniently, opposite Railway station, Subway and many restaurants around. Bathroom/shower is old, but steamy hot water and good pressure. Have experienced less performance in more expensive Paris hotels. Free channel with "nature movies".... Tiny elevator, holds only 1 person with samsonite. You have to queue if you don't want to drag your suitcase up to 5th or 6th floor.
Friendly, bilingual staff. Great location, less that 5 mins walk to Gare de Nord, which gives you access to the entire city. Also a number of great places to eat in the surrounding streets. Also has mid day checkout if you need time to rest.
Good location in relation to the train station.
The lift worked The plumbing was faulty: The showerhead could not be kept in one place; the button for the WC stayed open wasting water.
Friendly and very helpful staff. Clean too.
Nothing fantastic Lift too small can only fit 1 adult 1 small child , have to carry own luggage to 6th floor as lift stop at 5th floor, bathroom smell, no cleaning service. promise viewing of eiffel tower but there is no such thing. . rooms very cramp, only one tv is working. avoid room 629
Close to the Gare du Nord international train station The tiny bathroom
Location is good, staff friendly, all is acceptable for the given price, except below, which are very important Very important ; carpets extremely dirty (both in room and corridors) this is not acceptable, walls dirty - this is also not acceptable, matresses have springs feeling on your body. Simpler details ; no shower hanging hook, no soap shelf on shower.
Nice area, good atmosphere, kind people They were maintaining the hotel and it wasn't finished. The floors in the hall and in the room were not clean.
The staff were friendly and it was handy for the Gare du Nord The bathroom was very small and the flush of the toilet did not work very well
I like this hotel,good staf,near to Gare du Nord easy to me and family to go any place,and easy to go airport. No.
the location is good, very close from "garde du nord" and free internet connection,helpful stuff. Small room and very small shower , noisy bed.
No special problem No special problem
I liked the attention given by all the staff and the cleanliness.
Very friendly and helpful staff, perfect location (3 min walk to gare du nord AND gare de l'est), computer with internet and printer available (costs), rooms ok for the price! shower is small
Good location, 5min. both from North and East station in Paris. Breakfirst is worth than expecteed.
Good location I got bitten several times whilst in bed. This was during November, so I have to question the cleanlyness of the hotel.
location very small rooms, very old hotel, hardly two star, it took 4 hours to fix the heating system in the room, shower was broken, noise from workers around the hotel. very tiny elevator. the hotel could not book a taxi for us even though we asked one hour in advance !!
Staff very helpful and situated near Gar de Nord.
the cleanliness of the room the bed was small
It was handy to Gare du Nord and a Metro Station to link to the rest of the city. Reecption personnel were obliging. during a poorly organised window renovation programme which meant 3 room changes. The rooms were very small. Breakfast, presided over by customer unfriendly staff, was poor, with bad coffee and without museli (a European standard .. even in Poland, the Ukraine and England) on offer. Lift is totally inadequate for 2 people and large bags, especially when cleaning staff have left their equipment in it. Decore is jaded .. worn carpets and wall coverings, bathroom tiles missing. A badly co-ordinated window renovation programme was in progress making our initial room offering unavailable until after 5pm. We should have read the previous guests comments in full before booking.
We found the staff very friendly and helpful considering we spoke hardly any French. Also we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the bathroom
The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was, perhaps, a bit small for two people but was adequate for a two-night stay
The location. The breakfast wasn't as I expected, and also the lavatory pan had dicky-diddle.
I first stayed in this hotel in December 2007 and choose it again for my stay in Paris now in November. All good, no complains. Fair hotel for a fair price considering that it is Paris. Staff very helpful and good breakfast. Room is very small but this is usual in Europe. So the hotel is all good and I do recommend.
Location Breakfast was till 9:30 only
Clean, staff helpful, cost reasonable, location good No faults
It's a no-nonsense, straightforward, no frills, small and tidy place. It's very convenient due to proximity to Gare du Nord and Metro. You could hear almost every sound from the corridor and neighbouring rooms :)
I enjoyed everything about my stay at this lovely hotel. It is a great value for the price, was extremely clean, and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fantastic. If I am in Paris again I will definitely be staying at this hotel. There was nothing to not like. Everything was wonderful.
Clean, warm, friendly and good location, excelent value for money! Not the best view from the room (back yard)
Near public transport Night staff not friendly
I was walking around Paris all day long everyday, so I just slept in the room. So I cannot make relevant comments to this hotel. But it was good. Breakfast was from my point of view too small (even for the French). Therefore we had the breakfast just first morning.
nothing toilet could be cleaner.
rooms are ok, clean and not tiny like in the majority of parisian hotel breakfast
The room was clean, the breakfast was good, an easy walk from the train station, the staff was polite and helpful, and we were able to just walk to the delicious restaurant on the corner for dinner and catch a cab down the road for sightseeing, very convenient
Rooms are larger than usual for this category of hotels in Paris, very peaceful location although close to the main stations and metro. Breakfast is ok too. Wi-Fi is available in all the hotel and rooms and is free of charge. None
people at hotel is very nice and helpful during our stay no curtain at bathroom, water flood after shower. no heater at bathroom too.