Ideal Hotel Design3.0 out of 5.0
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Dont be fooled by the pictures of the hotel. Entering the hotel, looks lovely and clean. However the lift is a squeeze for 2 people, without lauggage, disregarding it states a maximum of 3 people can fit in. Physically this would not be possible. We paid for the "hotel car park" which is 550 metres away from the hotel. Entering the room, it is very basic, two plastic cups in the bathroom and two very small bars of soap. We were given 2 head towels and two bath towels but the bath towels were barely big enough to fit round your body. We selected a room with a bath which greatfully we receieved, however the plug did not fit in to the hole and therefore baths were near on impossible. Showers were our only option which was fine if the water was not ranging from warm to cold. The bedroom was spacious for 2 people which was inevertable because they had given us a 4 person room rather then a 2 person room. There was a sofa bed in the room, this constituted the extra 2 person limit to the room, making it a 4 persons room. Not only was the sofa cushions stained all over but apon lifting the cushions, you was greated by brown and red stains on the sofa bed matress. On the hotel website, it does show the sofa bed, with a black cover over. It was quite safe to say we did not use this during our stay. The room had no air con which over the weekend, it was very warm and therefore was very stuffy. Open a window? That would be great if the noise outside was not ridiculously loud. The included breakfast was not bad, it consisted of eggs, toast, variety of jams, croissants, unlimited coffee and a choice of apple or orange juice. The website also states "no additional fees" leaving the hotel we was charged a city tax of nearly €7 and returning home to the UK I was charged £4.47, when phoning the hotel I asked what this charge was for and was told by the (very confused during our entire stay) receptionist this was for the mini bar which myself or my partner did not use. I was not notified by the hotel at all that they would be taking money from my account and would not have been notified if I had not have called them to enquire.
No air conditioning, terrible experience in July. After being back home I found out they charged me twice! I wrote them & they promised to refund me within a week & they did not. After writing again & again they refunded me after 10 days. Terrible experience for me, will never go back there.
The Ideal Hotel design is one of those no frills hotels that are well priced and nicely located near all the essentials you'll need especially as a seasoned Paris visitor. I was on a quest to walk and stay away from the hustle and bustle of this wonderful city as I visited for the Easter holiday. This hotel came up on my search and I was quickly drawn by the proximity it had to The Metro ( literally about 20 steps outside the hotel door) which is very convenient when arriving late at night and you're a solo female traveler. Upon my arrival, I was met with a pleasant receptionist and when I was not really happy with the room assigned to me , upon waiting, they agreed to let me switch to a higher floor and then I loved my room!! The hotel locks the door at about 22h and it is simply opened with your room key- I wasn't expecting that level of security in a hotel of that charged me south of $100 per night. Their breakfast offerings aren't anything you should hold your breath for...but if you're too lazy to walk the 10 steps to the boulangerie next door, be my guest. It was my first time staying at a hotel in Paris and although I'm not planning to make it a habit since I plan to return to my habitual apartment rental, this hotel demystified my hotels in Paris phobia. The hotel was clean, close to the metro, had a decent cafe next door as well as a boulangerie, and it was walking distance to the cinema, church, McDonalds (for that late night hunger attack we all experience).
stephany is the best receptionist. she is soo pleasant with customers with great smile on her face. the best thing was that she could speak brilliant english which was really helpful. i advise people to visit ideal hotel to see how friendly they are provide great service to their customers.
We arrived at 8pm on the 22nd August, been told our room is booked on the 3rd floor. The room is nice with balcony but its just a small double bed room and its not a family room that we've booked for. So we head down to the reception and the lady told us that someone must had made a mistake and booked us in the wrong room, she will sort it out no problem. So then we believed, went up and down again from 6th floor to 5th floor and then finally into 7th floor! It's still a double bed room with very little extra space. She said she will send a sofa bed up to our room but at the end it's a cot bed instead. We have no more energy to angry or complain because there's anotherher problem we have to fix next! When we arrived, we been told from that reception lady that the car park we've booked is just few streets from the hotel. So we parked there and return to the hotel to check in, but then the reception lady said she made a mistake and it's not the correct car park! So my hubby need to go back to it to ask for his car back and park again into the correct new car park! She gave a key to my hubby said it will works to the new car park entrance! But it's NOT the right key! After 2 times traveling between the car park and hotel, she finally realized it's not working! So we have to park our car back to the original car park!! By the time at 10pm. We've finally had a room and parked our car. We headed down to the street and was going to buy some fast food and the lady popped up again, apologized and took us to the restaurant next door offered us free first round drinks. We thanked her for this although this wasn't where we wanted to have dinner. The next day, there's different reception lady to apologize to us again, said our room included free parking would like to ask us to park to another car park (different to the others) and also would like to offer us one more bedroom next door for free. We've refused both. There's no way to rush around to car park again as it's just wasting time! Also with 2 young kids with big luggage and bags, we want to stay together in same room so can check the boys at night. So the reception lady offered us to refund car park money at the check out which we agreed. But at the next day when we checked out, they refused to refund car parking fee and said they didn't charge us of the parking. It should be paid by ourselves! To be honest, this is the worst hotel experience in my life! I understand you get what you pay for! But at least should get some professional services!? I will NOT go back to this hotel anymore!
We decided to stay at this hotel, even though it is not that close to the city centre or the places of interest (it is almost at the Boulevard Périphérique), because we went during high season and everything was very expensive. So, this hotel was the best we could find at reasonable price and location. And it was worth it. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, with a good bathroom, good linens and a minibar. Wi-fi worked ok, the staff was nice and there is a lift. A very small lift, but it is much better than having to climb stairs like in so many other accomodations. We didin't have breakfast there, because we thought it was expensive. Even though the hotel is not close to the city centre (wich means you cannot walk to the main attractions), it is located exactly in front of a metro station and the surroundings are pleasant. I would say it would be better to stay closer, but this hotel is a very good option during high season.
I booked here after reading the great reviews and beautiful photos.... Boy was I surprised when I got there. We arrived at 11pm after our plane was late... Got the train to our destination... Outside was a homeless man asleep... The corridor to entrance had leaves blowing in upto the reception. Upon arrival we checked in was given the key and told where to go. A lift was available nut we used stairs.. 6 floors later after seeing dirty walls. Dirty carpet. Bad maintenance we arrived in our room...we had a balcony which the railing didn't seem very safe.. The decor was plain except for the badly wallpapered orange wall, there was plaster around the light fittings, the carpet was well worn, skirting boards were damaged. We had a discoloured shower curtain and sink. To top it all off there were hairs on the mattress and head board was filthy... We had to sleep with heads at the foot end of the bed. There was no alternative as hotel fully booked and nowhere else to go so we had to stay. We took a stroll and bought a bottle of wine to take back to our room, asked the receptionist for a bottle opener and was told to buy one at a shop. We took advantage of the breakfast room included... The coffee was cold. In the morning we checked out and was asked to write a list of what was wrong with our room for the manager. It was disgusting! The decor in the pictures and descriptions were made out to be s romantic boutique it was more like a brothel! We were booked into stay 2 nights... Its not a recommendation I would make to anyone for a romantic wk end away.
Had a really good stay there, confortible bed and good shower. Is bit far from tourist places but there is a metro station just outside of the hotel. There are also good coffee places and resturants in the hotel area.
This hotel is well located (good connections - metro line, buses, tram). Very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel room isn't too big and there was no air-conditioning. The lift is very small, but it is normal in Paris. If you don't expected luxury, but good place to stay in Paris for reasonable price - you will be content.
A good base, polite staff, good amenities nearby. The restaurant next door is amazing. The lift, well, very small, strategic calculations are definitely required!!!!!! The room 602, basic, but great view with the balcony. For a place to 'lay your hat' great.
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