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Avalon Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was visiting Paris overnight and needed somewhere in a good accessible location (near Gare du Nord for me) so in that respect the hotel was good as it’s a short walk from the train station. However, there are no hot drink facilities in the rooms and there are no English channels on the tv (I can live with both of them but I do expect them). The hairdryer cap kept falling off so I had to hold it on while attempting to dry my hair. The walls are extremely thin and could hear others arguing, crying etc. My room was quite cold and I couldn’t control the temperature. On departure I opted to use the transfer service to Charles de Gaulle - this is advertised as €18, when I go to pay for it the receptionist tells me it will actually be €26 - again not the end of the world but 1) false advertising and 2) I may have taken the train which is €10,20 instead. I’m still not sure if this price is correct as I felt very uncomfortable handing the money over. I called down in the morning to use the ironing facilities to which I got a “Oh come downstairs and talk to me I’m busy” I said “excuse me?” She replied “come downstairs I’m busy sorry bye”. It’s the most terrible customer service I have ever received. Overall an average 3 Star hotel but there are so many better hotels with much more included in the price - it’s cheap but I won’t be returning.

My husband and I along with our 16 month old son checked in yesterday. To begin with, we had to wait for an hour to check in as the room wasn't ready. When we did get the room, it was fine. The room was small yet tidy and the heating made the room very warm which was good as it was snowing outside. The next morning I put up the sign for the room to be cleaned. The sign had been up since 8 am yet till 4 pm it wasn't cleaned. I went to the reception to inquire to which I was told they are sorry and the cleaner is not available. I explained that it wouldn't have been a problem if it was just me and my husband but since I have a baby I at least need the bins changed as they are overflowing with dirty diapers. The girl said that she will check and let me know if the other cleaner which is available can clean. Hours went by and no answer was given. I called reception again and asked to which she said 'The cleaner is very busy. Cannot clean your room' I explained again that I don't need the whole room serviced, just please can the bins be changed. To this I was told 'I cannot help you. The cleaner has a lot of work' Anyway, my son had fallen off the bed so I had requested for a baby cot which the hotel clearly advertises of providing. I called and explained that my son fell off so can I please have a cot in the room. I was given a one word answer of 'No' I said, 'Is it not available?' She said 'I don't know' I asked again, 'Can you please check if I can have a cot' Her exact response was 'Come here and talk, I have a lot of work' and then she banged the phone on my face. With my son on my lap I still held on to my patience and went to reception and asked if I could have a cot and I'm here like you asked. She said 'Madam, I have a lot of work' and continued typing on her computer. This got me furious! I told her in a very stern manner that I am not here for free and my son has fallen off the bed, if I'm asking for a cot, it IS your work to check if it's available. She then kissed her teeth and made a call and showed me a baby changing station. I said that's not it. She then continued to talk on the phone and then kept checking people in without another word to me. I kept waiting for another 20 mins with my son at the reception with no response. The name of the girl is Lucia Zurita. I am going to make an official complaint. This by far has been the worst hotel and service I have ever encountered. Lucia was extremely rude and inefficient. She was unkind and did not care what the customer was going through or needed as we had already paid in full at check in. Will not recommend this hotel even to my worst enemy. Not worthy of being called 3 star! Absolutely disgusting.

Travelling in to Paris via Eurostar to Gare du Nord and travelling out via train from Gare to Nord to CDG airport, this hotel was in the perfect location, just 4 minutes walk from Gare du Nord station. The hotel was very clean, warm and the staff extremely friendly and helpful, speaking excellent English. The buffet breakfast was good with choice of cereals, hot drinks, juice, fruit, ham, cheese, pastries, toast, jam and yogurts. The hotel is in an ideal location for sightseeing; it is within 15 minutes walking distance of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur; 4 minutes walk to the hop on hop off bus stops outside Gare du Nord. The hotel is located on the Boulevard de Magenta, a wide tree lined avenue. Although this was busy, the double glazing was very effective and we had no problems with noise. Our rooms were on the small size but the beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms had a bath and shower and one room had a small balcony. Around the area were numerous restaurants of all types. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel especially to those on a sightseeing trip.

This hotel is very close to the train station gare du nord. It is very convenient for anyone arriving on Eurostar. The rooms are pleasant and the staff are very friendly and helpful,especially Clement. Breakfast is surprisingly good;cereal juice,coffee,yogurts,selection of breads etc. Staff tell me best rates are on the hotel web site.

Nice place with a great location close to Gare de Nord and several Indian restaurants , It also has a decent buffet breakfast but the only downside is small sized rooms and no fridge or tea/coffee make in the room

This hotel Avalon is definitely a good choice in Paris. It's close to the Eiffel Tower, it isn't too expensive and its rooms are cozy. I had a good time there with my girlfriend and I recommend it to you.

Me and my friend stayed here at the beginning of September 2017, lovely staff and the room was perfect with a balcony to sit on at night with a nice glass of.wine. Located minutes away from the Gare Du Nord with restaurants located a short walk from the hotel in every direction. Brilliant location to get into central Paris as there was a bus stop outside the hotel straight to eiffel tower. Definitely will be returning.

We stayed here for 3 nights in December. We travelled in to Paris by eurostar so we wanted a hotel close to the station as pulling a case across Paris on the metro didn’t sound fun. Avalon is in an excellent location for Gare du Nord. It’s about a 2 minute walk max. Brilliant for the eurostar. I had read reviews staying this was a very rough, dodgy area. Not at all !!! The area is absolutely fine. It’s very busy near & around the station. We encountered no problems at all & we didn’t see anything concerning. We had drinks in the bars/restaurants close too. We walked around this area at night / early hours of the morning with no issue at all. Metro station is at gare du Nord & there’s a bus stop right outside so transport is great. The hotel itself is very small. The lift is tiny! So if you have a suitcase, only 1 person will fit in it - but I think that’s typical Paris. Check in / out was very smooth. The room itself was a reasonable size. We had a double bed, safe, tv, hairdryer, wardrobe & balcony. Balcony would have been great for the summer! We never used it as it was freezing. Room had a radiator & was always warm. Bathroom was small with towels provided. Shower was ok. Sometimes the water was boiling, other times just warm enough. There is a lot of noise as the hotel is on a busy main road, so sirens & traffic could be heard. This didn’t bother me & I always slept well ... paris will tire you out after all that walking/sightseeing ect. The walls are thin & I could hear next door opening & closing the wardrobe door. To be honest we weren’t in the hotel all that much. Just a base to sleep. It was quite affordable for Paris & the room was clean. Breakfast was extra but we didn’t bother getting it as there lots of lovely little cafes close by & a McDonald’s, Burger King too. I would stay here again for the price.

Me and my boyfriend stayed here in November 2017 for 3 nights/4 days. The reception staff were very welcoming and friendly. They were very helpful with directions and top tips. If you are not good with walking I wouldn't recommend this property to you, as it took us about 50 minutes to walk from the hotel to the Eiffel Tower. However, there are plenty of taxis right outside the hotel which will take you there for about 20 euros. Our room was very clean and modern, the bed was very comfortable. The only negative feedback I can give would be on the breakfast as I didn't think there was much variety to choose from (only toast, cereal or croissants). I would recommend and stay here again. Great value for money.

I will review point vise. 1) The room is very very small, does not have a teamaker, does not have a refrigerator, even there is no place to keep your bag. 2) Can you imagine there was no hot water in shower at 10.00 pm in the night.i went to take bath after the hectic day and to my horror there was just luke warm water..NOT hot water....in the shower. 3) The room does not have wall to wall carpet which makes floor little cold and remains wet taking lot of time to dry. 4)Dont fall prey to decent lobby and restaurant look as it is very misleading. 5) The warmer in the room is placed just near the bedding..very poor placement. 6)Last but not the least, if you are paying soo much expecting 3 star facilities, don't get cheated, just avoid this hotel for something better.

131/133 Boulevard Magenta Paris Paris

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Galeries Lafayette and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in 10th Arrondissement, Avalon Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. This 59-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a computer station. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

All 59 rooms feature free newspapers and laptop-compatible safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.


Property features

Avalon Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 992 reviews