Ideal Hotel Design3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed here 5 nights with my wife, They gave us a free upgrade to a studio suite when they knew we were there for our anniversary. Although the studio suite is in an apartment building 2 blocks away, it was still very nice. The staff are very nice and helpful. The only real negative is the TV has no cable channels, only local French channels.
Spent 7 nights in Superior Double room. Pros - location - the hotel is just next to Porte D'Orleans metro stop. Strong WiFi reception in the room. Cons - Lobby and our room looked NOTHING liked it is advertised in hotel photos. Room is very tiny and dated. Chipped paint, dirty rugs, claustrophobic bathroom with moldy curtain and lack of counters. There is no air condition in the hotel, so we had to keep our window open at night. The elevator is a joke - it is for one person with a luggage or for two without any luggage. My husband had a backpack and we could barely fit in the elevator with it. There are no English speaking channels on TV. Moldy carpet in the hallway. But the most unpleasant experience was reception desk.... I think the problem was the language - they don't speak English very well and when we asked them questions they did not understand and once the guy just lost it, raise his voice and pointed to the computer where, as we understood, we could find all the info needed without bothering him. This hotel is far far away from being a 3 star hotel.
I traveled from February 21-27, 2013. I was by myself and booked a twin superior room, received room 708, which was in fact a queen bed. Room was very comfortable for one person. May be a little tight if you were traveling with a friend, spouse would probably be fine. There were two room sizes smaller than mine. I would say the one under would be fine for just one person (two would probably be too tight) and the smallest room may be a bit tight for just one person. They were doing some construction on my floor, which was unfortunate, but since I was traveling off season totally understandable. To their credit though, any work did not start before 9 AM and was completed by 7 PM. WiFi was easy to set up and ran fine. Bathroom very spacious with a stand up shower and adjustable shower head (no tub). Large sink area, plenty of room to spread out toiletries. They provided shampoo and soap, but that was all. No conditioner and no wash cloths (I had brought a louffa so no problem). Room was kept clean and staff seemed very nice. I did eat breakfast here one morning. It was good, though for the price (12 euro), difficult to get your money's worth. I would suggest just stopping in at the bakery next door if you don't normally eat a big breakfast. The best part of this hotel, certainly the location. The steps to the Port d'Orleans metro was literally right outside the hotel. 20 minute ride to major sights. Certainly off the beaten path, but so easy to get to it all, made it totally worth the price. The only other negative, the hotels does advertise that they have safes in the room, there was at least not a safe in my room. Not sure about the others, but I ended up having to keep more money on me than I wanted. I would make sure you have a lock for your suitcase. All in all, if you are a single traveler or a married/partnered/really close friends, the superior room was a steal. I would opt for something bigger however if you can afford it and traveling with two. I was not in my room much (too busy exploring!), but it was the perfect room for the price and location couldn't be beat. Would definitely recommend.
- Close to Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Health club
Located in 14th Arrondissement within a mile (2 km) of Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ideal Hotel Design is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Tour Montparnasse. This 68-room, 3-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a health club. Located in central Paris, the hotel is also near Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower.
Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 68 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include hair dryers and desks.
At Ideal Hotel Design, guests have access to a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 26 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 55 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center and express check-in.