Hôtel Le Faubourg2.0 out of 5.0
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If you walk down the street you might miss it. It has some old blue doors and at night up the building is a poorly working sign. When we went in the decor was like the Cortez, but without any of the splendour just dated and not in a good way. The booking process was bad and our room awful (that it is me already knowing this is a lower grade hotel). The shower bracket was broken (someone had tried to jam toilet paper into hold it in place). I reported it straight away to the manager and he promised to get it fixed next day, 4 days stayed and 4 days unfixed. No air con as standard and room tiny (but got put on streetside). Okay, you have heard the bad but in balance here's the good : 10 min walk to gare du nord 10 min walk to sacre couer 10 min walk to l'opera The area plenty of bars and food Hotel is very cheap. I was using the hotel as a place to sleep and used the shower hand held, so for me it wasn't a problem, if you are looking for more then this is not for you. Top tips 1. Tabac bars fix formula (menu) for breakfast, lunch or tea (always look for formula prices anywhere) 2. Tabac bars best price for early drinking 3. BARISTA & BAKER, best for takeaway lattes (food amazing too) 4. Little pizza place good for later takeaway or eat in (delicious and well priced- takeaway 20%less price 5. Supermarket up top of lefthand side best choice and value on street
The hotel has a very good location, near the Sacre Coeur and walking distance to Louvre. There are 3 subway stations nearby ( app 600-700m). The personal is very friendly and is willing to help you with everything. Good knowledge of English. The rooms are very small but this is particularity of all 2 stars hotels in center of Paris. Rooms are also old and with no repairs for a while. Very poor value of money. Very good wifi.
we stayed one night due to the proximity of the hotel to our event. the room was barely big enough to hold the bed. the mattress was lopsided on one side. neither of the lamps above the bed worked. and worst of all, both the bedroom and bathroom had a patio door to the outside, neither of which locked! anybody could come in from the shared outdoor space! the service staff were nice enough.
We just returned from our Paris trip. Stayed here together with my 14 year old daughter. It's dated hotel with small room and very strange placed stuff inside the room. It was clean, but furniture and bed quite old. Only one electric plug in the room(?) and I could feel that the floor is going downhill. We had a laugh about that... Location is excellent and safe. Close to Gare du Nord and Metro line 7 so easilly can get everywhere. Staff at reception nice. Many restaurants around. For our 3 nights stay it did the job.
I was very disappointed in this hotel. You think Paris you think Glamour, even for cheap hotel. This hotel is VERY OLD to the point where we only had ONE electric output in the room and it was the lamp so we couldn't charge our our laptop or phones. Nothing near the bed. The room was small, bed was uncomfortable. Our towels had "brown stains". When we asked for extra pillow, they looked very annoyed. Staff was unfriendly. We could barely get the wifi in the room. We had to cancel the last night for medical emergency because we had to go back to our country. They said they could maybe reimburse us, it never happened. Even when clearly stated it was a medical emergency. Anyway, yes dont stay there
As a 21 year old female travelling alone in Paris for the first time you could imagine I was slightly worried about where to stay, how to get around and having somewhere comfortable to come back to. Upon arriving I had some trouble with booking as my email was wrong in the trip advisor app. The man behind the desk was very kind and made me feel very welcome. All of the staff I have met have been incredibly kind and have greeted me every morning and night with a warm welcome. For the price it is and how close into the centre it is (about a 20 or so minute walk to the Louvre) it's a fantastic stay. The shower wasn't fantastic but the room has all the basics you need. Breakfast was great and the woman serving it is just as lovely. I would highly recommend this if you're strapped for cash, it's in a perfectly fine area, really can't complain and the beds are fairly comfortable.
I read a lot of negative reviews about this hotel and its staff before but when me and friend stayed there for five days from feb 3-8 2016, i have proven those criticisms wrong....the room is worth your bill...its clean...the internet connection is fine...they clean the room and changed the towels everyday...the staff especially the receptionist was very accommodating...i will definitely stay in this hotel again when i come back to Paris...the location too is perfect...
Advantages 1. Good location (2 metro stations to downtown) 2. Metro access 3. Good breakfast 4. Low price in downtown Disadvantages 1.Not friendly staff 2.Not clean enough 3.Small rooms 4.Ugly outside 5. The name wasn't written out side of the hotel and I could not find it first I think this hotel deserves only one star 🌟
Perfectly adequate room. Very centrally located. Restaurants and shops all around. Enjoyed our one night stay. Very short walk to train station. Loved the subterranean setting of the dining room for breakfast. Staff was efficient. Had free use of a computer in the main hallway.
We spent a total of 7 days in this hotel, 5 at the start of a trip and 2 at the end. The front desk staff in my opinion are what brought this hotel from average, to very good. They delivered a number of time saving and cost saving tips to myself, and the 2 other people who formed my group that were incredibly appreciated. One of the largest bits of help, was on storing a rather large piece of luggage for me over the course of our trip. I was in Europe for school, and had family visit me at term end. We met in Paris, and as such, I had everything from my school year with me at the time. My large bags locks failed on the walk from the hotel we booked(which apparently didn't have any rooms to fit us) to this one. On arrival, the front desk clerk was incredibly helpful with suggestions on where to get it fixed, and later on offered to have it stored in their baggage room while we were away from the city, as this was the start/end point for us. This was one of many helpful things the front desk did for us, branching to include calling taxi's for us and giving us the prices we should pay for the trip to make sure we didn't get ripped off, calling a local restaurant for us and asking them to stay open a little longer so that we could have a meal when we returned to Paris quite late at the end of our trip, giving us advice on medication, and even providing some when one of our group members got a little sick at the start of the trip. Included, were all the friendly welcomes in the morning and at the start of our trip, and the nice goodbyes we received at the end. Beyond the service pluses, the hotel has a bit of a dated interior when it comes to the rooms. Ours was on a high floor, and had a loft area with a single bed, and a main floor area with a Queen bed, desk, chair, and bathroom. For the three of us, we found the space quite perfect. The carpet was a little ratty, the lofts light fixtures were a little loose, and over all some updating could be done. With saying this, we never saw bedbugs, definitely had blinds on our windows which blocked out the sun, the doors locked(although the bathroom door wasn't set properly in its frame, and thus required one to slam it a bit to get it to close fully - Front door was perfectly set, and the lock functioned) Shower was clean and mold free and delivered hot water, and the Wifi worked on the computers quite well, phones not so much (The two Blackberries had difficulty connecting, but Ipods worked well, as did my Huawei). Location is quite good, close enough to Gare du Nord to simply take the train in from the airport and be easily walkable the day you arrive, and the day you leave - I took the Chunnel into Paris, and made my way over by myself, then met my group at the Airport and took them back with the trains, and we also left by train at the end of our stays. The Metro is literally at either end of the street the hotel is on, perhaps a 10 minute walk at most. It isn't fair at all to cultural destinations, and walking the streets in the area is more than comfortable, we never felt like we were in a bad or horrible area of the city - Paris just isn't polished in some places, doesn't mean the area is bad. Over all, for the area with many banks, restaurants and transportation links, as well as the positive service we received. I would suggest this hotels to travelers looking to save a little bit of money by saving on the looks of the hotel, rather than its location. Just to add on, we did not pay for breakfast as it didn't seem cost efficient. There is a supermarket on the opposing corner where we bought some items the night before for our breakfasts.
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27% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 146 reviews