Hotel Apollinaire3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Pros: ----------- The Breakfast was not luxurious but had all the needed stuff. The price was very good The bed was comfortable Rooms are equipped with a mini bar so I could store my water for cooling The staff was excellent The rooms even on the street side were not noisy Super Location, near Garre Montparnasse in a lively neighbourhood. Lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarket right across the street. Cons: ----------- WiFi coverage is excellent BUT WiFi speed is not good (measured at less than 0,5 Mbps). The only thing that would make the Breakfast complete would be some boiled eggs. I think some refurbishment has been in progress because I noticed the room light was covered with plastic wgrapping (maybe forgotten during painting) Also heating seemed not to be working (not that the room was very cold) but the climatization controls seemed to have no effect.
Arrived late on a wet Saturday night , guy on front desk was very helpful, allowing me to place bicycle in luggage room and even made me a pot of tea - Many thanks ( I just do not understand why the simplest B&B in Britain has a full set, kettle , tea/ coffee and cups , but not in Europe - they need to modernise ) Room was small but tidy and quiet , and bed comfortable , shower a tight squeeze but clean and functional Dining area was spacious and well set , breakfast more than adequate , nice juice , decent coffee for France. Lift not an issue as fit and healthy people can use the stairs !! ( up to 3rd floor certainly )
The problem with the hotel is that is on works and is not complete finished, or our room was not finished yet. Some lights without pumps, air condition doesn't work (heat radiator works but not enoguht for the room). Breakfast is not cheap but they offers several option. There are two metro station close to the hotel and a lot of restaurants in the streets around.
Stayed here for a long weekend with my girlfriend and we were informed that our room was on 4th floor so we had to take their noisy, rattly and quite discerning elevator. Taking the stairs were not much better with renovation taking place on the upper floors. Room was ok, good size but very old, beds were hard but manageable. Extractor fan in bathroom did not work for the whole weekend, and when i complained about it repeatedly. They said nothing can be done as engineer cannot come on weekend. We had to suffer with steamy and condensed room after every shower - terrible service and value of customers. The safe had a weird key that did not seem very safe and there was a risk of losing it, so we thoguht best to leave it with reception with our room key. Although one evening came back and the guy gave us the room key without safe key! Thinking we may have left it in room, I had to check and then realised I had given it to the reception. I went back and the guy had a nervous look around before sheepishly handing me the safe key! Ridiculous and unprofessional - gave us a fright as our passports/money was in there! We had the cleaners come into our room one morning around 8am without knocking, no respect of guest privacy! And fire alarm went off another morning and no notice was given that this would happen and no phone call (although we were both called liars that our room was called 3 times). There was no guidance on how to use phone in room, apparently all info on the tv which we were not told until last day. Staff were useless and did not guide us very well, poor information if you want to know about Paris and the sights. On top of that, the manager Cecile was very rude calling us at checkout time and asking us if we want to stay another night as if we don't come down in the next 10 mins our card will be charged! Utterly disgusting and rude way to treat your guests. Breakfast was average, continental and waitress there was nice as a saving grace. Do not stay here if you want to have a nice time in Paris and for the price it is a waste of money! The area however, is amazing - really buzzing with great restaurants and cafes. HOTEL APOLLINAIRE....more like HOTEL APPAULLING (in every way!)
The worst hotel ever!! The rudest manager ever I’ve met! The rooms are extremely old and small. The elevator feels like it will ruin while ur inside . the stairs leading you to the rooms are old, dirty and make a bad noise. The staff can not guide you at all. No idea of anything in Paris ... The ventilation of our room from the toilet and bathroom didn’t work and we ask for someone to repair it and they said no one is working in the weekend time. When you book an hotel you expect to be someone to help you with all the room issues, but this hotel doesn’t have anything. In our last day at 8.00 am the cleaner come inside our room without knocking on the door while we were sleeping, awful. They don’t respect the privacy. At 8.30 am they run the fire alarm without announcing and last for 15 minutes. HORRIBLE, never again in this hotel!!! My boyfriend and I we travel all the time and we never have this terrible experience! The manager she is extremely rude! She called before our check up at 11.50 pm and ask extremely rude and disrespectful if we gonna pay for another night, because if we staying more than 12.15 pm the card with be charged automatically. Please avoid this hotel if you would like a nice holiday!
Wonderful staff, so friendly and helpful. Hotel location is perfect seconds away from the metro, room is cleaned every day, breakfast is included and delicious. It was like a home away from home, highly recommended for short or long stays. Will come back !
We spent 3 nights in lively Montparnasse in the 14a. The greeting at he desk was warm and genuine and the room very very clean. It's a tiny room but it's Paris and if you want a lot of space be prepared to spent hundreds and hundreds of euros. The breakfast (9€) was fairly good, the coffee excellent. It's a improved continental breakfast. If you have dairy issues you're going to be hungry. The location is one of the best with easy access to 3 Metro stations, there are restaurants and shopping galore. Enjoy your stay - we really did.
Agree with recent TripAdvisor comments - great location to trains, cafes shops. Good value, clean, comfortable bed, quiet street and friendly helpful staff. Our room was light with 2 lovely big windows. Our first stay in Montparnass proved very convenient we got a bus from Charles de Gaulle Terminal 1 right outside the exit approx 17 euro straight to Monttparnass station and left from Montparnass station to La Rochelle. The hotel is only a 5 minute easy walk wheeling cases - big saving on taxis.
The location of the hotel is convenient. It is located in montparnas which is a lovely neighbourhood and is a walking distance from luximborg garden and laffayet shopping centre. It is located near 3 metro stations so you won't have trouble comuting around the city. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean. We enjoyed our stay in Paris.
We were extremely happy with our stay at the Hotel Apollinaire. Like most European hotel rooms located in the heart of the city, the room was somewhat small, but it was well-appointed, beautiful, and comfortable. A small elevator is available if needed, although we didn't use it. The breakfast was very fresh, with a wide variety of choices. The staff members were unfailingly friendly and helpful. We'll definitely make it a point to book here again.
- Walking distance to Paris Catacombs and Tour Montparnasse
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 14th Arrondissement, Hotel Apollinaire is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Tour Montparnasse and Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art. This 32-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and free newspapers in the lobby. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Paris Catacombs and Eiffel Tower.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
All of Hotel Apollinaire's 32 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free international calls. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.
Guests staying at Hotel Apollinaire enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for EUR 26 per person. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
70.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 241 reviews