Hôtel Meslay République3.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel Meslay is a 2 minute walk from Place de Republique, with easy metro access. It is an older style hotel, yet quiet and comfortable. A parisienne breakfast is available - I would definitely recommend it. Not only is it a very good breakfast, it is also less expensive than eating elsewhere. Each member of staff is friendly and helpful. I recommend the Meslay and would not stay anywhere else in Paris!
We recently stayed here for 8 nights, on our second visit to Paris and our second stay at this hotel. The hotel is in a great location, with absolutely everything you need just a short walk away, while itself being in a quiet street that allows sleep. You can walk in any direction from the square and find somewhere nearby to eat. There is a supermarket across the street and two metro stations within minutes. The hotel itself is fairly old, but it has comfortable beds, helpful staff and is good value for money. The rooms are about the standard size for European hotels, so not big, but with enough space to put your things and move around. They also have a taxi service to the airport, which is much better value than the average Paris taxi. We would happily stay here again.
I have been there with work, the room was clean, quite good size for Paris, the bathroom had some bad looking technical lid for bathtub pipes access, but overall, the room was OK. A big plus was the fridge and another big advantage is being 3 minutes from metro Republique, where you can take many directions. It is also at a 20 min walk to Notre Dame. A big disadvantage was the breakfast. It was very poor. You could rarely find some ham or other type of meat, and in some days there was only one type of cheese available. Also, the coffee was long, weak and tasteless. For 12 euro/person/day, I think it is a daylight robbery.
I stayed at Hotel Meslay Republique for a week during my last work trip to Paris. It has a very good location near two metro stations (Republique and Temple) with lots of good restaurants in the area. The hotel is quite clean and the staff is very nice and polite. As cons the breakfast is one of the scarcest i have ever experienced in all my life. So it's best not to count on it. If you don't have it included it costs 12eur, but i advice you to spend that 12eur eating from a supermarket or a restaurant. It will be more well spent. Also the hotel would benefit from a renovation since all furniture is quite old and the blankets on the bed reminded me of old hospital beds. The heating system was also bad but I was lucky with October weather in Paris. So all good for a city break, but for longer stays i probably would look elsewhere.
This holiday was perfect , so close to the metro. Lots of nice restaurants around the hotel. Perfect for people who want to be close to everything. My favourite hotel in Paris, Iv stayed in dozens and this is the best so far
I only stay for 1 night at this place. I booked single room without balcony. The reception is very friendly, room is clean, wifi was good. The only downfall for me is the shower... too small even for small person like me :( This place is only 300 meters from the Republique Metro Station. So easy to find because this metro is only have one entrance/exit. When you get out from the station cross the street on the right hand side, walk for 20 meters then you find the rue Meslay street on your right. Go down that street for 50 metres and you'll find this hotel on your left.
Our stay was okay. Most of the staff were very nice except one. There was a woman, with dark hair who had an attitude! The rest of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. She made fun of my pronunciations of French words and lied to us about when our room would be ready. I try very hard to be polite when we visit other countries and this woman made it very hard to stay nice. We arrived early in the morning, tired from our long flight. We asked if there was somewhere we could get something to eat. She proceeded to tell us that no restaurants were open at that hour. The hotel serves breakfast and charges for it. We would have been happy to stay at the hotel and eat. She never offered that. When I asked where we could get a cup of coffee and a croissant, she sent us down the street. We left after we were told the room would be ready by 1:00. We toured around the neighborhood and had lunch and showed up at the hotel again, exhausted, at 1:00 and were told our room wouldn't be ready until 2:00. When I asked about the time she told me I made a mistake! She pretended not to know which museum I was talking about when I asked about the "Orsay" not the d'Orsay. Sorry!! Everyone else at the desk knew which museum I was speaking about. The nice gentleman who was also at the desk answered my questions and even got me a brochure. The hotel is just average, it was clean. Also, make a note, they DO NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING IN THE ROOMS!!! They did have a fan which made the room barely tolerable at night. Would not recommend this hotel in the summer months. We were lucky that Paris was fairly mild during our stay.
We arrived quite late after a day travelling from Nice. The reception was poor. No direction to room. No help with luggage. 3 bed room was not big enough to store luggage and only one small cupboard. No air conditioning. Damaged bath. No coffee making facilities. Noisy street with street sleepers close by. We had very little sleep and decided to leave prematurely the next morning. The manager made no effort to address our issues and was not interested in helping us but made sure he took over 340 euros for the one nights stay. Awful. Avoid if you can.
Situated really close to the Metro (Republique). Quite little Parisian style hotel with nice sized room for 2 people. The bathroom was a good size with bath and shower (within bath). We were on 5th floor and only issue was that the room was quite warm at night, but we fell asleep on top of bed or just under sheet (not sure how hot rooms will be in middle of summer). Maids cleaned room daily, and reception staff were extremely polite and helpful (despite my limited French). Double bed was comfy with extra pillows in wardrobe. Didn't have breakfast as we wanted to explore and eat at cafes each day. Would definitely stay there again when we return. Ideal for same sex couples too - they treated us just fine.
We stayed here to meet my father and had a lovely stay. The staff could not have been more helpful and the rooms very comfortable.the breakfast was very good and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We spent some time in the reception area which was also very comfortable and relaxing
- Walking distance to Picasso Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
Located in 3rd Arrondissement within a short walk of Picasso Museum, Hôtel Meslay République is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral. This 39-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a library, and laundry facilities. Located centrally in Paris, it's also close to Galeries Lafayette and Arc de Triomphe.
Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
All 39 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and desks.
Hôtel Meslay République features free WiFi in public areas, a library, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for EUR 18 one-way, as well as an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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67% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 285 reviews