Kube Hotel Paris4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed as a group, rooms are nice have modern design. Most of staff are helpful and customer oriented. The only disadvantage thing is the hotel location as it is located in a neighborhood that full of homeless and Syrian people whom looks unsafe, (I'm Egyptian and I know when it really looks unsafe! and I'm not exaggerating)
I stayed at the cube for 5 nights in June and would recommend it to my friends that are looking for a stylish boutique hotel experience. Rooms are a very good size for paris and i had no problems with Wifi, air con etc. The bar area is not that comfortable and the food menu is limited - but what they do is very good. At the weekends it is a destination bar for young cool Parisian crowd. I would not recommend this hotel to families or old people. The surrounding area is edgy but not scary or intimidating just a reflection of paris in 2017. There are a couple of old fashioned French cafes near by. I would stay here again
Firstly the welcome was great, we arrived several hours early to find out not only we were allowed early access but also an upgrade to our room. The room was ABSOLUTELY spectacular, no faults what so ever. It was a beautiful hotel and the ice bar was a brilliant experience, it went rather quick but any longer and I might not of been able to move! Regarding the location, we saw reviews mentioning how bad it was, in our opinion - it's not that bad. The atmosphere is a little more lively and people might not be used to a racially diverse area but we encountered no problems. It's also important to note UBER's are ridiculously cheap, we walked to the centre during the day and got an UBER back home in the evening. It cost around 7 euros from the central arrondissements. Thank you Ice Kube for a wonderful experience.
I do not think it is harsh to say that the Kube Hotel Paris is more about looks and style than functionality. Firstly though, the main thread here seems to concentrate on the area so I will quickly mention that although it is out of the way and in a less desirable area of Paris, the La Chappelle Metro stop is only 5mins walk away and has an electronic ticket machine that works in English. A single ride is less than 2 Euros into the main areas so if you don't mind being just a little further out then it's fine. I accept that to some the area can appear intimidating but my wife and I never felt uncomfortable, although we did not explore the area around the Hotel. So why Style over Substance? Well it was our 1st Wedding Anniversary and our 1st trip to Paris so I decided to pay a bit more for a 4 Star Hotel and paid extra for a Junior Suite. Initial impressions were mixed. The large door and back street entrance were not very welcoming but once inside the little courtyard the quirkiness of the Hotel becomes apparent. A glass cube of a Reception area is in the middle of the courtyard which looks good. Inside the main building you walk straight into the bar/restaurant which is depicted in the pictures with the Chandeliers. As this forms the main walk-through of the Hotel it did not appear to me to function as a proper Restaurant and it put us off wanting to dine in there - the first indication that more thought had gone into the aesthetics of the Hotel than the function. We were impressed with the style and space of the Junior Suite. The room is clean, modern and minimalist. A large bed takes centre place with a glass wall separating you from the huge bat tub flanked by sinks. There is a clothes rail and some modern rocking tub chairs. There is also a TV on the wall with a media system and randomly a Playstation3 (with no controller). The Receptionist who escorted us to the room explained the workings of the media centre which included instructions on how to view our bill, hook up to the wifi etc. Almost as soon as he had left we started to see problems. Firstly, there was no shower, just a hand held one attached to the bath. Being unable to have a proper shower in a 4 Star Hotel is a pretty poor oversight when it comes to practicality. (Standing with the shower head in hand trying and failing to not soak everything in sight is not a proper shower). The entertainment system broke within minutes of turning it on - it just went off all together. So I explained this to Reception and they said they would sort it. I rang back 10 minutes later to be met with 'oh its still not working?' - not exactly 4 star service. A further 10mins and the system came on but our Internet wasn't working (each room has its own WiFi), so this time I went down to Reception to ask what was going on and to see if they had another room with a shower. The only rooms with showers are the standard rooms, none of the Suites have them, and the Receptionist didn't exactly make switching appealing when telling me how small they are compared to the Suite (with a grimace). We were offered to downgrade but would not receive anything in return so we decided to try and make do as we did like the size and decor, plus we'd paid for it! As for the media system, no attempt was made to fix the problem, I was simply given the code to access the WIFi in the room next door, which worked for about an hour so had to ring again and the gave me a code to access another room - and throughout my whole stay neither ours or next doors room got fixed. So again, although the TV/entertainment system looks impressive on arrival, it didn't serve any purpose for us. For those interested, there were no English speaking channels to watch, the View My Bill section didn't work and don't plan on chilling out and watching a film as the TV is wall mounted to a fixed position pointing at 90 degrees to the bed with no chairs to properly watch it from - so again - it may look nice but doesn't actually serve the function it is there for. I can overlook that there are no free tea/coffee making facilities in the room, just an Espresso maker (2 Euro each). However I did fancy a beer that first evening and helped myself to one from the Minibar only to discover that and there is no bottle opener in the room! Again, no thought here about the actual guest experience. I decided to send all of what I have written here in an email to the Hotel that first evening, but did not receive any response at all. Overall what should have been a tasteful and relaxing break has so far been pot-holed with problems that are caused by the lack of attention to what a paying customer actually needs from a room (sorry Suite) and is balanced too heavily on looking good - but if it doesn't work, what's the point? There are a lot of quick fixes here but I am afraid that I agree with an earlier reviewer who said that the pictures do a great job of luring you in, and sure - things do look good but even though you (hopefully) come to Paris for more than the Hotel, you need it to deliver on it's most basic of functions. I would wager that most 3 Star Hotels closer to central Paris will provide you with an overall better experience. They may not look as good and have all the quirky modern finishes but at least they know what they are.
We have just had a fantastic stay in Paris and found the location of the Kube Hotel perfectly satisfactory and safe. It is a few minutes walk from La Chapelle Metro which then provides speedy access to all of Paris. If you arrive at Gare du Nord, then following signs for Line 2 Metro enables you to walk along an underpass and emerge at La Chapelle. Yes, it is a diverse neighbourhood and has an informal gathering place where (mostly) men meet outside the Metro but no one took any notice of us and we did not feel uncomfortable. We were less safe in tourist parts of the city when my daughter felt someone try to get in her handbag. The hotel was lovely and the staff (Ibrahim and Elena) welcoming. We managed to (mostly) avoid flooding the floor when using the shower although like other reviewers would prefer a shower curtain. We slept with the windows open which highlights that it wasn't too noisy outside and we were never disturbed by other residents. The bedrooms are bright and minimalist with funky coat hangers. In contrast the bar and dining area are dark, however this didn’t bother us as we had always intended to go out for meals. We would go back.
We stayed there from Friday to Monday. The room was exceptionally clean with everything we needed. The staff were very pleasant and very helpful. For example we asked for two tea cups to take into our room as we like a cup of tea first thing. It was no problem at all they gave us the cups with a smile. They also phoned for taxi to take us to the airport. Thank you Kube Hotel for a very pleasant stay.
Cannot fault the actual hotel, room was nice and clean. Bathroom could have been better within a room or have a door. Open plan with bathroom on show was weird but at least the toilet had its own door. Room was spacious and very light decor which made it really nice. The lobby/bar area was dark n dingy, would be 100% better if also had light paint and light furnishings. The hotel employees were very nice, very welcoming and very attentive. Really nice bunch of guys. The location lets this hotel down, very rough neighbourhood, walked down the street once with my wife and young daughter and then decided to uber it back to hotel and when leaving in the mornings as too many scumbags around. If your ok with this then nice hotel to stay in. Not close to any attractions really so also take that into mind when booking. Overall nice stay in hotel, probably wouldn't stay here again though which is a shame as decent hotel with lovely people.
We booked the Nordik suite for a romantic getaway. The concept is great, but the execution of it is kinda cheap. The mattress quality was way below a four stars hotel, there were dents on the tube, on the nightstands, the room was extremely noisy. The quality of the cushions and carpets was a bit "ikea" like. However, the price reflected that. Overall: a kitschy experience that was fun, but not really a four stars hotel standards. Very little choices for the room service menu, make sure you make other arrangements to get something to eat.
I have today just got back from Paris with my boyfriend we stayed Friday-Monday at the Kube hotel and it was such a lovely welcoming stay. It is very club theme but has a very relaxing atmosphere in the restaurant. We tried the ice bar which was great but a lot more colder then expected! Great fun staff 👍 very nice food and service. Room was lovely and great size for a couple as me and my boyfriend are in early 20's. Area isn't the tourist area but is a cheap location to the metro station which can get you to everywhere from there which is max 5 minutes walk. Would defiantly recommend !!! 👍
The only staff member that seemed friendly was the chap in the ice bar. No one else really acknowledges you. VERY rough area, not recommended if you are a nervous or paranoid person. Noting special about the hotel, the pictures make it look better than it is. Food is good and it's a good distance to the metro station
- Close to Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Located in 18th Arrondissement within a mile (2 km) of Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Kube Hotel Paris is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette. This 41-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Paris and also close to Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.
All of Kube Hotel Paris's 41 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.
Kube Hotel Paris features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, free newspapers, and a terrace.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 530 reviews