Apart'hotel Citadines Les Halles
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Early this year we'd agonised about booking because of all the reviews that mentioned the horrible scaffolding bringing addicts and beggars but most scaffolding and weird people were gone, apart from the odd street person.Really appreciated earlier advice here to use the Berger exit from the metro/RER, then turn left and hug the Novotel building to find this aparthotel. We had to follow the building line almost all the way around, as this Citadines is almost back-to-back with the big Novotel sign at the Berger exit. Arrived 3.45pm but had to wait 1/2 hour before they gave us our room - poor first impression, especially since checkin is from 2pm and they emailed us about two days before to ask about arrival time and emergency contact details. We whiled the time away sipping the thin, bitter coffee from the push-button coffee machine in reception. There is a large choice of tea bags too, but no milk of any kind!Studio room was clean and spacious. Room for a double bed, a small two-seater sofa and a desk where two could have eaten but there was only 1 chair. Bed was cheap and mattress hard. Pillows were quite good. Lighting dim. Of course it was all long-life bulbs, known for causing migraines and joint pain if used for too long. Room was nicely warm on a cool, grey October day.Bedside tables were small but not the tiny kind that annoys us in some other hotels. No clock - now missing in most places, so we pack one permanently (with a low light behind the numbers, so we can know what time it is if we wake in the middle of the night). We now also permanently pack a door wedge/stopper because a chain for the main door is also now missing in most places. Above one table was an electric socket and below the other there were two sockets plus another socket near the TV and two more above the eating table (but, again, just 1 chair - although there may have been a folding chair in the wardrobe, we barely spent time in the room and didn't really check).A small flat screen TV was on the wall opposite the bed with a small shelf under plus hairdryer, iron, iron board and small safe. Under the TV was a low table you could put a large suitcase on top of or pull in front of the sofa to use as a coffee table. There was adequate space in the room for our two medium and one large suitcases - they did not make the room look cluttered, as again happens in too many other places. Good wardrobe space with 10 good wooden hangers, all with trouser bars, most appreciated as this is often skimped even in the better hotels.Bathroom small. There is a bathtub with corded shower (also too often missing in many places, so always appreciated), handbasin with a little room for toiletries, and of course a toilet. There was a welcome box of tissues fixed to the wall. All seemed a bit squeezed in. Good enough water pressure and two hooks on the bathroom door. Shelf under basin held two small and two medium towels, all thin and rather scratchy.Kitchenette had a small fridge, a sink, two burners for heating up food and a microwave in one section. Above this were three thin pans of different sizes, 4 each of mugs and of soup, side and dinner plates and one large bowl for mixing or salad plus a large serving platter. Two each of water and wine glasses, a pitcher and a cafetière. There was counter space opposite the sink. Kettle and toaster were hidden away in a cupboard above. There was a sponge and terribly watered down liquid soap, so we added more from the liquid shower soap fixed above the bathtub. No kitchen towel, so had to use a hand towel from the bathroom. Everything was more than adequate for a light meal but not for serious cooking. (But who visits Paris to cook at home?)Wifi good but the nicest thing about the room were the glass doors and Juliet balcony offering a direct view onto the lovely, leafy square, Place des Innocents, with a monumental fountain (Renaissance) in the middle. Loved this view, the main reason we gave 4* for a 3 star hotel. Street noises were audible, and room walls were thin but luckily our neighbours were considerate. It was quiet enough after 11pm on a weeknight. The other reason for our 4* rating was price, about 190€ per night, which was good value for this location and excellent value for the situation/view of our room. As with every visit to Paris, we rushed to Dehillerin (less than 10 minutes' stroll), before it closed at 6pm, to indulge in buying some professional kitchen equipment and then another block to famous Pied de Cochon for our evening meal. Both are near the gorgeous Church of St Eustache. There were quite a few building sites in the area. Receptionists here were courteous and helpful with our enquiries. They were not concierges but looked up what we wanted to know, which was most appreciated. There is a small supermarket immediately next door, on the left as you exit the hotel. Many cafes and restaurants around the square and in the Les Halles shopping mall just 2 minutes away, although most did not open until 10am or later (11am on Sundays).A good-enough hotel for one night, especially as we had to leave early the next morning. We'd come back here for a night but not for longer - but this is not really because the hotel is inadequate, rather because we prefer luxury aparthotels - more common in Asia, there are some in Paris, such as the one formerly known as Citadines Louvre (but prices there are more than double the charge here).
This is not a regular hotel, it's more like a mini apartment. You are able to cook your own meals, if you want and there is a great little farmers market right down the street. However, if you are wanting room service etc. this is not the place for you! The room was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful when we had questions. It's in a GREAT area! Close to the train station and lots and lots of cafes and bars and little shops. Within walking distance of a lot of "tourist" things.
The location is good, with plenty of shopping street surrounding it, including a train station hub. Having a kitchen to cook our own meal is also helpful in saving us some cost by not having to eat out everyday. Wish they provide a small proper dining table for us to eat in the apartment.Unfortunately, the condition of the apartment itself is not well maintained, with sticky flooring and plenty of mosquitoes flying around. Service is virtually zero as you have to do everything yourself. The staffs are not very helpful and not very happy to see you asking questions. We couldn't check in our room until late at night. And when you told them that the item you want to take from the self-service store is already empty, they take a long time just to fill them up.
The hotel was great. It was central and close to many important " must see" monuments and lots of cafes and restaurants, the rooms and the hotel were well equipt, the staff was attentive and happy to answer any qwestion we had. We had a graet time.
Good experience to stay in this hotel. Very good room conditions and locations. It's very good for a family or some friend visit Paris together and stay. If we visit this city again. I think I will choose this hotel avian.
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Apart'hotel Citadines Les HallesParis,France
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4 Rue des Innocents above the Forum des Halles, 75001 Paris France
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