Hôtel Cosy Monceau2.0 out of 5.0
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My room looked exactly like the photo on the web. The hotel was clean throughout. Everyone on the 24-hour front desk spoke conversational English, were friendly and helpful. Skip the breakfast: bread, coffee, carton orange juice. My room was always cold. There's lots of shops and restaurants in the neighborhood.
Ive been to Paris many times. I book hotels based on traveler reviews on Trip Advisor. But this hotel was booked for us by a staff of a friend. And so we had no idea what to expect. We were extremely disapppointed. Because compared to the other hotels we stayed in like La Tour Maubourg ( an excellent hotel ) this Cosy hotel is not at par. But charged us for €120 a nite. Not worth the price. Two beds in the room , ( for triple sharing) so no room anymore for our luggage. We got the ground flr room. The room was small. The chair was old & squeaky. The bathroom had only the most basic amenities. I was so disappointed i didnt even bother to take photos anymore of the room bec this hotel was way below my expectations. The room smelled of old carpet & cigarettes. If u have other choices i recommend to you the hotel nearby : The 3 Star Hotel Pavillon Monceau . Which charged us also 120€ a nite but super definitely worth it. ( will make a separate review) Notes to the hotel: your staff & the owner are friendly. But pls check on the smell of the room carpet. Pls have faster wifi. And upgrade the room phone which does not even have the number of the reception desk attached to it. Change your towels. They're too thin. And brighten the room- the lights are too dim. ( or old) Hope u take this review constructively.
Convenient location. Clean room though the smallest I have ever stayed in. Very basic furnishings and definitely needs some money spent on it. Our toilet tank was cracked and glued together. Bathroom door handle held on by one screw so when you pulled to close half came away from the door and bent as it was just cheap metal. Stair case very windy and no elevator. Once you got talking to the guys behind the desk they were quiet pleasant. I think Anthony Melchiorri host of Hotel Impossible would have a hey day here. While Wifi was free, it was very hard to get unless you were sitting in the TINY reception area. I personally would not go back despite the convenient location.
Stayed at the Cosy Monceau for most of a week in June. Room was very small, no dresser. Aside for a rack on the wall where we could hang up 6 or 7 items, we lived out of suitcases for the week. Bathroom had no racks either: neither for towels nor for toilet paper. The comforter on the bed was filthy, and there were stains on the carpet we avoided stepping on. Although the bed was otherwise clean, the "fresh towels" arrived twice with "skid marks" on them (seriously gross). No air conditioning meant we had to leave the window open at night to keep cool. Street is busy and noisy, and I woke up each morning with mosquito bites. Breakfast was reasonably priced as compared to the local cafés. There is no in-room safe, and when we brought a bunch things to the desk to lock in the safe, the clerk started rifling through our papers as said "Why? What do you have in here?". We stopped that nonsense, but they take your stuff away to Lock in the safe in the basement, so there is no feeling of security. Reception was a bit rude when we first spoke English, but after switching to French they became more friendly.
The biggest advantage of this hotel is the location. We went to almost every major attraction on foot. I must admit the staff is very friendly, although some of them have problems with speaking English. However this happened only when we got back to the hotel late at night and the person at the reception desk was basically opening the door and nothing else. During the day we had no problem with communication. All the official pictures are a bit deceptive. Rooms seem to be spacious, however this is not reality. Our room was really small, to be honest it was the smallest room we have ever been to:) The price is not that low and we expected a bit more out of this hotel, however all in all, taking into account its perfect location, it is quite ok.
The hotel was very small but it was clean and good location for sightseeing Paris, bus stop right outside door if needed but we mostly walked everywhere, very cost effective. Within walking distance of arc de trio etc
Keeping in mind that you're in Paris, this hotel is a decent spot. It's relatively close to the metro (Wagram station is about 5 mins by foot), and therefore easily accessible to the city at large. The 17th arrondissement isn't so exciting, from a tourist perspective, but it's a very walkable city overall. Anyhow, the hotel itself is probably what you would expect for a reasonably-priced hotel in Paris - a bit older, smaller rooms, nothing too fancy. That being said, it was pretty clean, had breakfast (it was free, as was wifi), and the people at the front desk were friendly. I really have no complaints!
I stayed in this "gem" a week ago for two days. The accomodations were just like anywhere else but although they advertise free internet they will make you pay $5 Euros per day to purchase breakfast and internet, if you don't pay, no internet... I paid it cash and when I went to have breakfast the last day they wanted me to pay again, I said I already paid $10 Euros cash to Sophie at the reception desk when I checked in, they charged my credit card for the $10 Euros as well... don't stay here you will get robbed I guarantee it!!!
The “Cosy Monceau” is located in a nice area in Paris with lots of small shops, bakeries, cafes, restaurants and the like. The next metro station is ~ 300m away and called “Wagram”. A bus stop talking you to Place Charles de Gaulle is only some steps away. Very good… The hotel itself is really nothing special. From the outside I had the first On-lord-please-no-moment. When we entered the hotel I had the next two ones: Nr. 2 was the breakfast room (tiny) and Nr. 3 they guy sitting behind the reception desk (sluggish, not very friendly, a little mangy). We got the key, the room number and no further instructions, e.g. when breakfast is served or so. The room is pretty small and simple. Most of the space is filled with the bed, which is by the way okay. I had worse beds in better hotels. Fortunately, everything looks quite clean. The bathroom is really tiny. E.g. when you sit on the loo, you sit under the shelf. So you need to take care not to smash your head into the shelf when you get up, etc... Also the bathroom is tidy, except the curtain of the shower. One big problem is the street in front of the hotel. More or less the whole night there’s noise from people, cars and motorbikes. Be sure to have earplugs with you. When we arrived back to the hotel from our first trip to the city another guy started to argue with us in a quite harsh tone because we dared to take the room keys with us. We were not told that they don’t like that and it’s pretty unusual as well. I never HAD to leave my key in the hotel. Breakfast next morning was “outstanding”. We get one small pot of coffee (for both of us), which was as big as ONE mug + two pieces of limp baguette and two small and very limp croissants. That’s it. Oh no: if forgot the butter and jelly. Well, if you look for an inexpensive hotel in Paris you need to make compromises. Here the compromise is the very simple lodging, the very simple breakfast and the strange guys at the reception. As the cleanliness of the room was still okay, I can give you a weak recommendation for the hotel.
my husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in June. The hotel is in a quite street. Our room was on the second floor, small and clean but functional, with a wardrobe, desk and chair, bed side lockers. The en suite was small too but clean and a great shower and good mirror and lighting. We found the staff (2 men) very helpful and friendly and I was very grateful for the loan of one of their umberellas which were on hand at the door one wet morning. 31 bus outside the door will take you to either L'arc de Triumphe or Mont martre, 3 metro stations close by too about 10 min walk. We didnt avail of the breakfast we just stopped in one of the many cafe bars each morning. As we used the hotel solely to sleep in, as in we were out early in the morning and didnt return to late at night, it was perfect for us. If you are on a budget and can cope with basic this hotel is perfect. The beauty of Paris itself more than makes up for a basic bedroom in my opinion.
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40% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 76 reviews