Hôtel de Bellevue Gare du Nord3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was good quality accommodation, conveniently located near the Gare Du Nord. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The showers worked well and there wee plenty of towels and liquid soap dispensers, The breakfast room was full of character and breakfast was reasonable, although the fruit was not fresh and probably from tins. I had to pay on arrival (unusual) but at least they accepted all credit cards including American Express.
We were very comfortable and enjoyed the service. The only thing we felt was needed was a little more variety at breakfast. We also were impressed by the cleanliness of the bathroom and hotel in general
I stayed in Hotel de Bellevue for 2 nights last week - while in transit through Paris . I was flying into CDG aiport and out of Orly airport , so it was very easy to access via the RER B which connects both airports and passes through Gare du Nord . I found the staff very friendly and accommodation exactly as described - for a reasonable price I left my second mobile phone behind when leaving but the receptionist contacted with a few hours - I had not even realised my mistake when I got her call. They are now arranging the return of it to me . Very impressed to be honest
Everything is very small, the room, the breakfast room, stairs everything, but it is quite typical for old buildings in Paris. In general, the hotel is normal but the district when it's located is very dirty and full of migrants. It is not secure to walk when it's dark outside.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating but ... in all honesty this was not one of my favourite stays in Paris . The room was far too small for two adults and and teenager of 17 years . The bathroom was too small for me . I'm 6ft 1 and of stocky muscular build . But I would imagine someone of smaller stature would experience the space restrictions as well . The location of the hotel was excellent for access to the metro ... but as others have mentioned is in an highly populated immigrant community .. it might be a bit intimidating for some nit use to these levels .
In a location which some might describe as uneasy, we felt at home, somewhat challenged by the problems which we; excited by the food which was on offer everywhere and welcomed by staff who entered into our enjoyment. The proximity of the hotel to the Gard du Nord was a big selling point because of the link to the RER metro lines right into the middle of Paris. Our accommodation was simple, clean and comfortable. We did not have breakfasts at the hotel because one of the treats in Paris is to have breakfast at a local bar..
Overall if you are a bunch of lads who want it cheap and simple, can eat anything and can't be bothered to unpack your suitcases, this place is perfect for you! Especially if you are alone in that room. For ladies who want to hang up outfits, line up shoes, cosmetics and toiletries I do not recommend that place. I'll start with the positives. First entering the Bellevue Hotel I thought wow, very quaint. Everything looked beautiful, fresh, well matched and clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There was free wifi in the room. Bed was comfortable to sleep in. Pillow and duvet were nice and the bed linen felt very nice too. Now the negatives. For three people that room was incredible small! Bathroom/toilet was so small that you had to twist your body around the washbasin to be able to sit down. One hook by the toilet seat. Nowhere else to hang your clothes while showering or even to hang your toiletry bag. What was suppose to be a wardrobe for three people was a joke. A couple of shelves on top and the part for hangers was positioned so low that anything longer than a shirt would have touched the ground. Another very big negative was no fridge in the room! I'm a gluten and lactose sensitive on a clean eating plan and took my own breakfast with me that I had to throw all away. French breakfasts contains usually a lot of bread, cheese, not much fresh salad and most protein sources are very processed. That was also the case with the breakfast in this hotel. Many different types of bread including croissants, cheese, a few different types of sausages and ham and scrambled eggs, only thing fresh was sliced cucumbers. Definitely not the worst I've seen in Paris but nowhere near perfect if you have to watch what you eat. There was also no air conditioning. That didn't bother me personally but others in the room surely missed it.
We were 4 ladies with children and a spouse. We did not find the locality very good and hence did not walk at night around the hotel. Ensured we had the cab pick and do us to the entrance Also the rooms were very small.. Hardly much space to walk after you have placed your bags. Even at breakfast they request you to come early as the space is limited and if the rooms are full we have difficulty in finding space to sit.
I stayed in this hotel as I was moving into an apartment in Paris the next day and was looking for something nearby and cheap. Checking in was no problem, paid city tax and was given the key for the room. I was given a ground floor room at first and didn't know what to expect. Upon entering the room, the tv had been left on and the window was open. Outside my window were some North African men who could literally have stuck their hand into my room if they'd like. As I say above, I was moving into an apartment so had a lot of valuable things with me and documentation. I was not happy at all with this ground floor room for the safety aspect and immediately returned to reception to be moved to another floor. The room itself was decent enough though, bathroom was much nicer and was huge compared to what I received next. It was only the safety aspect that I was very concerned about. The male receptionist accepted my complaint and looked for another room available, he didn't seem too happy with my complaint however and didn't apologise much. I got the impression they had received a lot of complaints about the ground floor rooms and it is very easy to see why. I cannot say too much about the this arrondissement as it is where my apartment is located, however, it is primary populated by North Africans and was the site of a refugee base camp two years ago which had to be moved by the police. The area is not very clean and I wouldn't recommend walking about at night. You'd probably be fine but I think the risks of crime would be higher here. My next room was on the first floor and was very much similar to the pictures displayed by the hotel. Its amenities were fine, nice big flatscreen tv on the wall and tea maid at the side of bed. Only complaint would be the tiny bathroom, I know that you must accept hotel rooms are much smaller in Paris, but the sink literally sits above your knees as you sit on the toilet. Another problem with the bathroom, in my room anyway, was that I could literally hear every flush or tap running in the hotel as it was very audible running through the pipes in my room making it harder to get to sleep. I did not sleep very well as the beds are quite small, I'm not that tall but my feet were falling out the end, combined with the noise also! Moreover, I know this is absolutely none of the hotel's fault, but the night of my stay the bar directly opposite the hotel was visited by two ambulances and 3 police cars in some kind of emergency. I looked out my window to around 30 North African men at this bar literally right outside the hotel and police armed with machine guns trying to move them away. An eventful first night in Paris! I had a meeting early in the morning and sometimes find it difficult to trust my iPhone to wake me up so called down to the reception for a wakeup call as was stated could be provided in the Guest Information pack. I asked to be woken up at 7am and awoke to no phone call but my phone alarm. Really?? After coming out the shower 20 minutes later the phone eventually rang and the receptionist didn't even seem to realise the call was late until I pointed it out. The female receptionist really made up for it though as she was very lovely and kept my suitcases for me whilst I went out and had a really hard day trying to sort out moving into my apartment. She was able to give me very good directions on how to tackle the RER, please give her my thanks! She was probably the best part about the stay. In short: Clean budget hotel with tiny bathrooms and smaller than usual beds, lovely staff, just make sure you don't end up on the ground floor as you may be in for a shock!
Everything was well. Clean, not expensive, nice place. Definitely recommend to stay if you are looking combination of location, low price, comfort and cleanliness. Perfect for solo or two people......
- Close to Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Parc des Buttes Chaumont
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 18th Arrondissement, Hôtel de Bellevue Gare du Nord is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. This 38-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a computer station, and express check-in. Also close to this Paris hotel are Galeries Lafayette and Notre Dame Cathedral.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Hôtel de Bellevue Gare du Nord's 38 soundproofed rooms provide free newspapers and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Rooms also include hair dryers.
Guests of Hôtel de Bellevue Gare du Nord enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 545 reviews