Hotel Altona2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I was apprehensive about the hotel after reading some of the reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised. When you go to Paris or really anywhere for that matter, the hotel room is for a sleep and a shower. For me (I am a 21 year old student) price mattered a lot, and for £200 for 4 nights it's a bargain. The location is 10 min walk from the Sacre Coeur, which is surrounded by restaurants and cafes. And right beside the Anvers metro line so location is spot on. Staff were friendly, always hellos and goodbyes when we left and came back in. I feel like a lot of people writing bad reviews seemed to expect a lot for the money they were paying. Yeah that's a few damp bits, but if you look for wee things in a 2 star hotel you're gonna find them. The sheets were changed everyday, and towels changed too. I saw someone complaining that the tv was too small, you're in Paris for goodness sakes! I would encourage anyone that wants a cheaper option in Paris to stay here, and pay beforehand it's just easier and cheaper. 4 stars, cause had to wait 20 seconds for the shower to heat up, and to get 5 stars it's gonna have to be perfect ;) Don't listen to the bad review, it's good for the money you pay
I don"t even know how to describe the hell we've been through while staying at Altona. To begin with, the man at the reception was very rude and did not speak English, so we had to guess from his shouts in French what he was saying. Then, the room was the most terrible I have ever slept in: the walls were full of stains of different sizes and colours, the furniture was covered in dust, the door could be hardly locked (with an ancient key, not a card), the window could not be shut properly so we froze during our 3-hours sleep (we spent the rest of the time making calls in order to book a room somewhere else). What can I say about the bath? The tub was dirty, sprinkeled with hair, and I didn't even get close to the toilet. The next morning we asked for a refund and left, but not without taking a few pictures (check them out). P.s. We moved to a Best Western hotel of 3+ stars and guess what? Besides the great quality of services, it was CHEAPER.
We were on a trip with a low budget, and the place was really nice and confortable for what we payed. Near the metro station but with no noise around, warm service and okay rooms. We were quite happy with our stay.
Goods: - Close to the Metro Station (Barbès - Rochechouart) which has access to Metro 2 & Metro 4. - Bus station is also close. - One of the most popular tourist destination at Paris Sacré-Cœur Basilica is just one Metro station away from the Hotel and 15 mins walking distance. - One 24x7 Store is there just at the main entrance of the Hotel. Bads: - The area seem to be not very safe, mostly at night. Some of the locals have also warned us to be careful while at a lonely street. - The metro station close to the hotel is very dirty and filled with unwanted and rough people around it. - Rooms are very old and not clean at all. But the stuff is friendly. - No restaurant is available, only one small cafe for breakfast.
Location: there are two metros near by, as well as a bus stop. It takes around 8-12 minutes walking to get to them. There's a small 24 hr. store just next to the hotel with good prices on snacks, soft drinks and beer. There isn't much to do in that area though. Rooms: our room was on the 4th floor. It had good space. The floor carpet seemed dirty, though. Bathroom was ok, but there was no hot water, which was not ok. You could hear your neighbors leaving their rooms, walking down the hallway, as well as your upstairs neighbors. Wifi: their wifi was extremely weak, really bad wifi. Each floor has a router, don't know why because the connection was awful. It would take forever just to connect, then once ypu were.connected it was really slow or just drop. It took me almost everyday I stayed there, about 30 minutes for my phone to connect. The lobby's wifi is weak, as well. Breakfast: literally just bread, and jelly or butter. Coffe, juice and water. Staff: staff members were so so.
This hotel is disappointing, rough round the edges. Noisy with thin walls and doors, no tea and coffee making facilities, dirty towels and too few for one each in the room. One pillow per person, tiny tv on the top of a wardrobe. Shower variable in temperature. It's a shame, because the building is actually a historical, formerly grand building, but it had been run down by this Riley hotel. Beware of the car parking nearby - 39.95 euro for 24 hours. It is quite close walking distance to Gare du Nord.
Stayed there twice during on 6/12 & 11/12 in room 29. Lobby is small for us (30 friends). Reception is curt and disorganized. Lift is small ( 5 adults only with luggage). Breakfast is minimal and the same daily (bread, cereal, milk, croissants, rolls). Lights are motion activated (we were greeted with dark hallways upon exiting lift). Decor is dated and needs TLC badly. Mouse in room 28. 20" TV is 8 feet from floor. 5 minute walk from Barbes-Rochechouart subway. Rough neighbourhood peddling dubious ciggies at 7pm. Souvenir shops and minimarket 1 min walk . Comes with safe, table. shower cubicle, cupboard, heater, mini fan, chair, foot wash.
The owners were very rude. They told me off for accidentally not switching my tv off! On our last morning, I woke up to drops of water on my face! The ceiling was leaking above me from someone's dirty shower water - eek!!
Cheapest in town ..Though small in size, our room had all amenities like electronic safe , cupboard bathrooms were also equipped with a basic stuff required for a weekend tourist . The location of property seems to be safe and is near to the garu de nord and garu de est train stations . There are lot of restaurants around (Including few Indians) . Breakfast served had varieties and was delicious . Lot of information related to tourism is available in terms of pamphlets , brochure , time tables etc. Also computer is available at reception . Pleasant staff helped us a lot with Early check ins , city tours , shopping , Bag keeping etc . You may find the property little and needs little maintenance but it is surely not unhygienic or unsafe . Wifi speed was also ok . Moreover what else a typical weekend tourist needs (That too an Indian) in such small price of stay ?
We had a room on the fourth floor overlooking a the street perpendicular to Rue du Faubourg Poisonniere: Great view. The rooms was comfortable and clean. The beds were great to sleep in. The people running it were friendly (only some of them sometimes a bit chaotic. No problem though). A nice French breakfast: croissant, a baquette, the usual cereals and slices of bread if you need more, jams, honey, cheese-spread. And Paris gave us a full schedule as planned.
- Walking distance to Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 9th Arrondissement within a short walk of Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Hotel Altona is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette. This 54-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 24-hour room service, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe are also near this Paris hotel.
Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also included.
Guests staying at Hotel Altona enjoy free WiFi in public areas and a computer station. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and securing valuables.
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41% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 701 reviews