Holiday Inn Express Paris-Canal de la Villette3.0 out of 5.0
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Starting with the positives. 1. Hotel is beautifully located just on the bank of canal. 2. I was staying in the canal facing room and was extremely happy with the views from room. 3. Near metro station. 4. Near super market(food mart). Negatives. 1. Distance from main tourist attractions. 2. Breakfast(Ltd options for vegetarians). Overall the stay was comfortable, staff was friendly.
We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Paris-Canal de la Villette in February and again in November, and both times we have been very satisfied. Everyone at the reception desk was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable with modern, spotless bathrooms. While not really centrally located (we stay there because we have family members who live nearby), the hotel is located in a lovely area right next to Canal de la Villette. Some of the rooms have a view of the canal, which is very nice. Ours looked out over a small interior garden. Riquet is the closest metro station, and you can easily walk along the canal to the Stalingrad station, which has more connections, so it's not a problem to get anywhere you want to go in Paris. One of the things we like best about the hotel is the abundant breakfast - scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, assorted cheeses and cold cuts, cereals, fruit (dried and fresh), breads, jams, coffee, tea, chocolate and juice...it really was great! The hotel has a bar, but we preferred to have a nightcap at one of the nearby cafes. All in all we found this hotel to be a very good value and a pleasant place to stay in Paris.
Warm and friendly staff at reception, clean, comfortable rooms, lovely setting by the canal. It offered a relaxed and comfortable stay. The hotel was a reasonable walk from the metro station. The breakfast offered a decent amount of options while offering a bit of the French experience. The premises felt secure with access to floors only with room keys to activate the lifts.
I had such a great time with my family in Holiday Inn. the location is the best, neat the train station and the river and around there are lots of restaurant and cafe. Staff are super friendly and helpful. the breakfast they serve also nice. will definitely stay there again for my next visit of paris.
We came in spring break for 6 night and now again for 4 nights and our stays have been great both times. When we came in April, it was still renovation and one elevator was out of service. This time it is all good and the breakfast is located on the 1st floor now. Croissants are yummy and the orange juice are the real orange juice, not from concentrated. The room size is pretty decent in European standard. There are USB ports for you to charge your phone and US power outlets in bathroom. The hand wash is very creamy and comfortable. Close to supermarket and bakery. 4 minutes walk to Metro station. You do hear a little noise on weekends if you face the Canal side. It didn't bother me, but if you are very sensitive about noise, you might want to take it into your consideration. Will definitely stay again next time.
The room is very small and hard to place stuffs (computer, clothes, ......). The hanger in the closet can not even hold my suit! The hotel is located in a very convenient place and can easy to access shopping and dinning areas.
Stayed in this hotel as part of a group package tour before and after tour. In a very pleasant location on the canal. Quite a number of little cafes etc close by. Friendly and efficient check in staff. Very clean room and quiet at night. Some bridge traffic noise during the day. An underground railway station about a 5 minute walk away. Very nice breakfast.
We had a room with balcony for 3 nights, quite big enough for 2 with a working table and a sofa. Bathroom is very small and there is no closed cupboard in the room, which is not so nice when you stay for few days. Receptionist was very friendly and helpful about restaurants in the neighbourhood. Breakfast is average, nothing special. Location area not so friendly and can be scary and noisy at night.
Stayed 1 night at the end of WW1 Battlefield tour. Booked a deluxe room with balcony and thoroughly enjoyed the room. Had a lounge area as well as double bed with door opening onto small balcony. Room had a view over the canal which was lovely. Bed was fantastic and had a very nice sleep. Bathroom had shower which was fantastic. Buffet breakfast included which was very nice. Only drawback no restaurants nearby with english menus which for me was a concern. I walked across the road to the Sushi place thinking they might have english translation but no luck but staff had a couple of words in english so ordered a chicken meal which was fine. Did not feel comfortable walking around unknown area so went back to room to rest as had a sore knee. Vending machine in foyer which was good. Sincere thanks to staff who arranged from Australia a car transfer to the Gare du Nord for the following day which turned up on time and was very grateful for this extra service the hotel provided for me. Staff very friendly and obviously very helpful. Would recommend the hotel but on the proviso you can either use the Metro train or speak travel French to order from the couple of restaurants which are nearby.
My wife and I have both been to Paris several times, including 3 weeks for her 50th birthday. This time, we wanted to stay in a more "normal," less touristy neighborhood, and we really liked the looks of the 19th arr when we walked through it before. The Holiday Inn Express isn't the type of place I would normally choose to stay, but it was relatively cheap for Paris, and was in the area we wanted to stay - and we would only be there 3 days, so I figured even if it was awful, we could get through the experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room modern and clean, with a view of the canal. I especially liked that it is a "green" hotel, and that you have to put your door key in a slot in the door to make the lights work (no leaving the lights on when you leave!). The breakfast, well, it was a hotel breakfast buffet, but it wasn't close to terrible. But the neighborhood was why we stayed there, and we really enjoyed it. It is a great mix of people from all over - French, Middle Eastern, African, Asian - with the restaurants to go with that. The area around Stalingrad Metro Station seemed a little sketchy, but we had no problems, and the rest of the area felt very safe. It was a nice change from the usual Paris (not that there's anything wrong with THAT!!!), and gave us a new appreciate for the depth of this great city.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1137 reviews