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Hotel des Métallos

3.0 out of 5.0

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Hotels can be generally categorized into two distinct types: those where the people who work there don't care & hotels that do. For Hotel de Metallos, I am pleased to report that it falls into the latter of these broad categories. The decor & general upkeep of things is superb; the rooms, while somewhat diminutive, are furnished with everything that weary traveler may need—desk, large shower, comfortable bed, good lighting, etc. HdM is packed full of French quirkiness & character. Staff that I met are friendly, polite, no hassle check-in process. Interesting observations: the lift has a maximum rating of five people, but at 40cm wide, to fit five people would necessarily some unwanted intimacy with strangers.

The hotel rating of 3 stars on the Mericourt was definitely wrong. The review said it was a 2-star property and was rated a 3-star hotel. This was a 1-1.5 star hotel at best. The room was tiny and had scuff marks all over the walls. The carpet and sheets were dingy, and the bathroom walls and shower curtain had mold all over them. I was very disappointed when I first got into the room, but we made the best of it over our 2 nights because the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The location of it is pretty good because it close to the Oberkampf subway station so you can navigate Paris pretty well. The area is a pretty decent area as far as safety goes except if you go south on Rue de Folie Mericourt, which gets a little shady at times. I am definitely not a hotel snob, but I wouldn't stay here unless you are traveling on a budget. If your budget is a deciding factor, this hotel will suffice and keep you in good proximity to the subway station so you can see all of Paris.

My stay at this hotel was very pleasant. It was just what I needed for a brief trip to Paris. The location is perfect....just a 3 minute walk from the Oberkamf metro stop. There was free Wi-Fi. Twenty-four hour reception. The room was pretty small, but it was just enough room for me. TV as well. The staff was also really helpful and nice. Kept my bag after checkout and made sure I was taken care of. Definitely recommend!

The staff was helpful and friendly and the room was comfortable. The breakfast wasn't really anything special, but it was included so that was good enough for me. The location is only a few blocks from a Metro so getting around the city is pretty easy. There is also an outdoor market a block away, not sure of the times but it is good way to experience the culture and find some inexpensive food. The hotel is also located some blocks from a number of bars so it is pretty close to some night life. Overall my stay at the hotel Mericourt was good.

We only had 2 nights in Paris and this hotel met our needs! Positives: Great location not far from Metro, hairdryer, internet, a basic breakfast of crescants and tea included, comfy beds, and affordable! Negatives: Loud at night (we were there on a friday and saturday night), and just a small basic room - small elevator if you ahve more than 2 people in group. We just wish we had more time in Paris- great city- easy to get around and the people were nice (even to americans like us).

Really nice place. It's in a great location - on a smaller street, but still near some great corner cafes and restaurants and bars. It's not the biggest place and the single room I had was small, but for the money, you can't really expect anything bigger. Bathroom had all the amenities, except for the towels were the size of hand towels - bring your own or something. Other than that, the place was clean, maid service everyday, and the people at the reception desk were friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English. The free breakfast is basically croissants and coffee - nothing special, but there's a market close by where you can get fruits and anything else you want. Only thing that I would have liked is a computer with internet so I could research some of the places/museums I wanted to travel to. Overall, great place for the money.

The room was small (even by Paris standards) and the neighborhood was so-so. It was good to get a taste of a "real" neighborhood, with working people going about their business, but a little gritty and potentially a little downtrodden? Of course, you can take the metro anywhere. It was about a 5-10 minute walk to the Marais area (shopping near Picasso museum), which was nice. There are reasonably-priced restaurants nearby and several that are open late. Warning - if you're trying to sleep in: the maid was relentlessly annoying. She kept knocking, even though we had a note (in French) outside the door asking for privacy.

The Mericourt is in a great location with many of the sites in walking distance (with comfortable shoes). While the rooms and bathrooms are very, very small, they are clean and serve the purpose for a short visit. The street can be a bit noisy. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again for 2 or 3 nights. for logner visits, the rooms might be a bit too small.

Rooms were extremely small, and were very dirty. It did not appear that the room was ever vacuumed, and the bathroom had not been cleaned since the hotel opened. Extremely noisy at night. The location is next two a few underground stations, but still takes about 30-45 minutes to get to any tourist parts of Paris. Free breakfast consisted of three pieces of cold pastries. Would not stay there again, nor recommend to someone else.

The Mericourt is a typical small Parisian hotel in a great location. It's 2 blocks from the Metro and there are bistros, a pharmacy and a bakery right around the corner. The breakfast was great, including a chocolate croissant and choice of beverage. The rooms are small and not luxurious, so this isn't a great place if you want to hang out in the room, but why would you? You're in Paris!

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Guest reviews for Hotel des Métallos

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Family (1) Other (3) Friends (2)
5

probably the best budget hotel in central paris

Everyone

Hotels can be generally categorized into two distinct types: those where the people who work there don't care & hotels that do. For Hotel de Metallos, I am pleased to report that it falls into the latter of these broad categories. The decor & general upkeep of things is superb; the rooms, while somewhat diminutive, are furnished with everything that weary traveler may need—desk, large shower, comfortable bed, good lighting, etc. HdM is packed full of French quirkiness & character. Staff that I met are friendly, polite, no hassle check-in process. Interesting observations: the lift has a maximum rating of five people, but at 40cm wide, to fit five people would necessarily some unwanted intimacy with strangers.

By , from Miami on Apr 16, 2017

1

not a 3-star hotel!!!

Families

The hotel rating of 3 stars on the Mericourt was definitely wrong. The review said it was a 2-star property and was rated a 3-star hotel. This was a 1-1.5 star hotel at best. The room was tiny and had scuff marks all over the walls. The carpet and sheets were dingy, and the bathroom walls and shower curtain had mold all over them. I was very disappointed when I first got into the room, but we made the best of it over our 2 nights because the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The location of it is pretty good because it close to the Oberkampf subway station so you can navigate Paris pretty well. The area is a pretty decent area as far as safety goes except if you go south on Rue de Folie Mericourt, which gets a little shady at times. I am definitely not a hotel snob, but I wouldn't stay here unless you are traveling on a budget. If your budget is a deciding factor, this hotel will suffice and keep you in good proximity to the subway station so you can see all of Paris.

By on Dec 15, 2012

4

weekend in paris

Singles

My stay at this hotel was very pleasant. It was just what I needed for a brief trip to Paris. The location is perfect....just a 3 minute walk from the Oberkamf metro stop. There was free Wi-Fi. Twenty-four hour reception. The room was pretty small, but it was just enough room for me. TV as well. The staff was also really helpful and nice. Kept my bag after checkout and made sure I was taken care of. Definitely recommend!

By on Jul 23, 2012

3

student on a budget

GetawayWithFriends

The staff was helpful and friendly and the room was comfortable. The breakfast wasn't really anything special, but it was included so that was good enough for me. The location is only a few blocks from a Metro so getting around the city is pretty easy. There is also an outdoor market a block away, not sure of the times but it is good way to experience the culture and find some inexpensive food. The hotel is also located some blocks from a number of bars so it is pretty close to some night life. Overall my stay at the hotel Mericourt was good.

By on Nov 1, 2011

4

good location and just what we needed!

Singles

We only had 2 nights in Paris and this hotel met our needs! Positives: Great location not far from Metro, hairdryer, internet, a basic breakfast of crescants and tea included, comfy beds, and affordable! Negatives: Loud at night (we were there on a friday and saturday night), and just a small basic room - small elevator if you ahve more than 2 people in group. We just wish we had more time in Paris- great city- easy to get around and the people were nice (even to americans like us).

By on Oct 24, 2010

4

great hotel experience

Singles

Really nice place. It's in a great location - on a smaller street, but still near some great corner cafes and restaurants and bars. It's not the biggest place and the single room I had was small, but for the money, you can't really expect anything bigger. Bathroom had all the amenities, except for the towels were the size of hand towels - bring your own or something. Other than that, the place was clean, maid service everyday, and the people at the reception desk were friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English. The free breakfast is basically croissants and coffee - nothing special, but there's a market close by where you can get fruits and anything else you want. Only thing that I would have liked is a computer with internet so I could research some of the places/museums I wanted to travel to. Overall, great place for the money.

By on Oct 18, 2010

3

not my favorite, but an "experience"

Couples

The room was small (even by Paris standards) and the neighborhood was so-so. It was good to get a taste of a "real" neighborhood, with working people going about their business, but a little gritty and potentially a little downtrodden? Of course, you can take the metro anywhere. It was about a 5-10 minute walk to the Marais area (shopping near Picasso museum), which was nice. There are reasonably-priced restaurants nearby and several that are open late. Warning - if you're trying to sleep in: the maid was relentlessly annoying. She kept knocking, even though we had a note (in French) outside the door asking for privacy.

By on May 24, 2009

5

great location and friendly staff

GetawayWithFriends

The Mericourt is in a great location with many of the sites in walking distance (with comfortable shoes). While the rooms and bathrooms are very, very small, they are clean and serve the purpose for a short visit. The street can be a bit noisy. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again for 2 or 3 nights. for logner visits, the rooms might be a bit too small.

By on Sep 15, 2007

2

not the best choice

Couples

Rooms were extremely small, and were very dirty. It did not appear that the room was ever vacuumed, and the bathroom had not been cleaned since the hotel opened. Extremely noisy at night. The location is next two a few underground stations, but still takes about 30-45 minutes to get to any tourist parts of Paris. Free breakfast consisted of three pieces of cold pastries. Would not stay there again, nor recommend to someone else.

By on Sep 2, 2007

5

great location

Couples

The Mericourt is a typical small Parisian hotel in a great location. It's 2 blocks from the Metro and there are bistros, a pharmacy and a bakery right around the corner. The breakfast was great, including a chocolate croissant and choice of beverage. The rooms are small and not luxurious, so this isn't a great place if you want to hang out in the room, but why would you? You're in Paris!

By on Jul 9, 2007