Hôtel Le Vert Galant2.0 out of 5.0
Hôtel Le Vert Galant2.0 out of 5.0
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If you Don't need to be in Paris dowtown or want to visit Villepinte Expo, Vert Galant is a good choice. Price, location, close to the RER B, markets..all you need for a short stay. It was my third stay in this hotel.
Overall I enjoyed my stay, the staff was helpful and the room was a good size and had the necessities. The only point that was less was the mould in the corners of the walls/ceiling. The location of the hotel was within 5 minutes walk to the train station (RER B) which was very convenient and breakfast was quite generous for its price. Overall pretty good value for money.
Good for it's value. Great location. Restaurant, Supermarket and Metro are only 1 minute walk away. Rooms are decent, but outdated. The entrance only looked like a dump, but the rooms were clean. Breakfast was very bad, so advice to stop by the bakery around the corner.
It all depends on what you are looking for. It’s Paris. You are not gonna find a hotel for cheap. Villepinte is a typical French, North African dominant populated city. You are not gonna find fancy local French specialties. That said, business people try to find convenience, proximity. When we get lucky we find nice a comfortable. It’s a plus. Now, this hotel is close to the Expo Fair, close to the aiport. When I say close, I mean 15 minutes in Paris traffic close. I do agree, it needs a lot of upgrades. New paint, change the old TV cables, change the beds and pillows, and you have a decent hotel. I am no one to judge on how anyone should run their business however for me, I was grateful to have a room close to the airport, and close to the expo Parc. Walk a little a you can find local restaurants 800 meters in the next town on the other side of the train station. Don’t forget you are not going to be on the “champs elysees”. If you are looking practical, this is your hotel. If you are looking for what TV sells you, go in the center and spend the Paris rate in a 4 or 5 stars. Breakfast. I am picky about what I eat. I chose to go to the bakery literally next door. (Fresh baked croissant and pain au chocolat for less than 2 euros. Then have a coffee at the bar restaurant in front of the train station (2 euros 10) Random: There is a small vending machine in the reception. For 1 water bottle 50cl, 2 euros. Staff was really nice and welcoming If I need to come back for business, I would. If I choose to bring my significant other, I’ll prepare my checkbook and I’ll go downtown.
The hotel needs a lot of renovation as the rooms are very much outdated. The only advantages are the hotel is close to Train station and shops. Sometimes the roads outside the hotel are very noisy even in the night.
This hotel is right across from bus stop and train station that tskes you right into Paris or Mitry Claye. Its a short bus ride from Charles De Gaulle airport. There is a grocery across street and bakery next door. Bank ATM, cafe and pharmacy on other street. Walking distance is flower shop, laundry, many bars and resturants and other shops. The first night there, we asked William who was working front desk about train times, etc and not only fid he help us then but within 30 min after going to our room, he was there with print outs of trsins snd schedukes and maps. Very secure. They lock front door at night and have desk manned 24 hours. Very clean. Bed and pillows not the best but serves the purpose. You could live or hate the balcony with the street noise. We embraced it and people watched.
For people (like me...) who do not know much about this part of Paris: Don't come. It's the ghetto. The neighborhood is more than "shady", the service is nonexistent, the room is dirty, it's noisy and dangerous. And as you might have noticed (given the kind of answers the hotel manager posts in French -I hope for you you do not understand-), the "management" is in complete and utter denial about the quality (or lack thereof) of the facilities...
This was the point when our short break holiday to France (and with it my relationship with my nearest and dearest) almost turned very sour. And we'd been having such a good time up to then. "Keep a lookout for our hotel!" I said cheerily, as I swung the car round the one way system with a confidence I did not feel. "At least it's not that one!" said a voice in the back, pointing to one of the most obviously dilapidated buildings in a parade of dilapidated and shuttered shops. But then I caught sight of the name of the hotel - and of course it was indeed our hotel. "Unprepossessing" was the most positive word I could come up with from my mental thesaurus of euphemisms for "quite scary looking". Not only did the building look dilapidated but the aspect was not improved by the discount supermarket with rubbish strewn car park directly in front and the gang of local youths loitering around as though they were extras from a TV cop show in the scene just before everything kicks off. We parked the car in the gated private car park around the back, itself partly weed covered and generally untidy. I was inwardly grateful that this was mid summer and we were arriving well before dusk and also that were driving a modest car with standard French plates. And that we were all fit and healthy and could leg it if necessary. Sometime in the late 60s or early 70s this must have been a stylish contemporary hotel, several steps up from the standard French two-star hotel of the time with yellowing paint, wallpaper on the ceiling, a tiny cabinet de toilette in the expensive rooms and the pervasive smell of drains. But time has clearly not been kind to the hotel or indeed the area within which it sits. I couldn't help feeling that this had been a mistake even for a single night before an early flight from CDG. And I knew that my companions were thinking the same - or probably worse. But the Receptionist was welcoming and genuinely helpful, the beds were comfortable and the rooms clean, if idiosyncratic in decor and layout (yes, "idiosyncratic" is another euphemism) and the wi-if was free and swift. Just down the road we found a surprisingly good pizza place that was just what we needed. And when we got back the gang had gone home to their beds...or somewhere. Next morning was an early start and breakfast was prepared for us by another charming Receptionist, who on top of an already good range of breakfast goods, nipped out to the boulangerie to get some freshly baked and really hot pains au chocolat for us - which was a lovely touch. CDG Airport was a twenty minute drive away so if I'd looked harder online I could probably have found a hotel that was closer and more prepossessing without being any more expensive. But the staff were lovely, the pains au chocolat were very good - and what is travel without a slight frisson of peril every now and again? And my nearest and dearest agree - now we're safely home at least.
We were mislead by the location which seemed very close to CDG - Villepinte - 2 RER stops on B line from CDG. In reality, the hotel is across the street from RER Vert Galant, which is on a different branch of RER B, not the one from the airport. There are 2 ways that we used to get to the hotel. 2 stops by RER B (5.10 E/pers) and take bus from Villepinte to Vert Galant, about 20 mins (2 Euro/pers). The other alternative is to take RER B (Mitry) from Vert Galant towards Paris for 3 stops, to the point where the 2 RER B branches split, then RER B for CDG (6 E/pers). At 8am RER B for CDG was so packed, there is no chance to get in with suitcases... RER ticket to Paris is 5 E/pers. The hotel is very basic. We had a room facing the back, which was quiet. The beds are not comfortable and the pillows are very bad - a big bag mostly empty with a lump in a corner. Hotel has private free parking in the back, which is convenient if you drive. We stayed in Paris without a car and rented one at CDG on our last day in Paris.
We thought we were booking the Hotel Le Vert Galant in Croulebarbe. What a huge mistake! We arrived at night and found a dingy, dirty lobby. The whole place was dark and smelled. We were given our key, and went up to our very dirty room. The bed sheets, carpet, walls, and every other thing about the room was dirty. There was no air conditioning. When we opened the window, the fumes from the traffic in the neighborhood were overwhelming, so we closed the window and sweated all night. The neighborhood was very frightening, with vagrants all over the place. Stay away!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
Hôtel Le Vert Galant places you within a 10-minute drive of popular sights such as Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and Aeroville Shopping Center. This 39-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and express check-in.
Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, a phone, and a desk.
At Hôtel Le Vert Galant, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a garden and a TV in a common area.
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15.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 71 reviews