Royal Fromentin3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Nadia from the hotel reception was very friendly and helpful. She was more than friendly and efficient at serving us absinthe, not only prepared everything but also taking the time to sit with us and explain the drinking ritual showing us what should be done. Furthermore Nadia took the time to provide us with information and a leaflet all in the rustic green room.
We booked this hotel via booking.com in may 2017. On completion of booking unknown to us they took out 109 euros from our bank. When questioning this and after their refusal to give it back. They declared it as a pre authorisation charge! At €109!!!!!! After much arguing they refunded it after 22 days. Then on 31st July we decided to cancel it as found a better holiday elsewhere. It stated on booking.com it would be FREE to cancel before we travelled. We cancelled the booking 22 days before travel, but yet one day later they still took money out of our bank account and yes again €109. We contacted booking.com and the hotel lied to us saying they never took any money. But we said we had proof in our bank they did and within 20 minutes it was part refunded as they charged us at the Euro rate and not British sterling so we still lost money. DO NOT TRUST THIS HOTEL THEY ROB YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!!!!!!
3.5 stars / good, would be my true rating but that is not available! A traditional Paris hotel. No air conditioning, but a fan provided. No tea / coffee facilities in the room, which I would consider a minus. A horse for a course at the price paid. Would quite happily stay again. Absolutely classic Parisian "open cage" lift within a circular staircase. They could offer it as a location for a Poirot scene! Close to two Metro stations. I suspect that the regular slight "rumbling" when in bed may be Metro trains passing underneath. Quirky! Yes, it is on a side street within an area of racy nightlife, if you are of a sensitive disposition, but then people go to Amsterdam and deliberately visit such an area as part of their trip!
Hotel OK but needs serious updating. Area only for adults. Plenty of fast food. Cafes and restaurants. And monoprix are supermarket nearby. Hotel needs tea and coffee facilities in the room as there was none. Also no room service on Monday when we were there which I wasn't to happy about as we were tired from a whole day of sightseeing. Stuck to local registered taxis and local buses. Don't use the metro or Rer trains as they were extremely busy and very confusing. Only use taxis for small journeys only as we got a taxi from gare de nord train station to Charles de Gaulle.and port as we couldn't board our train as the 1st one was full and the 2nd one didn't arrive at so we were extremely delayed and had to get to the airport as soon as soon possible. But it didn't work out that way as we got a dodgy taxi driver who brought us down every street and made every excuse in the book about the traffic. No taxi meter in the cab only a digitalised number with full fare as 55'€,but to our shock and horror arrived at cgd 45 minutes we before boarding flight so we were pretty late and couldn't relax or shop in duty free. He charged us 118.00€.which was absolutely scandalous and outrageous. So please don't take long journeys in dodgy taxis.
The fact that this hotel was located in the red light district is its greatest attribute. The hotel is old and run down with no signs of renovation. The sheets and towels were threadbare and there was no sound insulation whatsoever. We did not get a decent nights sleep in the 4 nights we stayed there. My recommendation would be to choose another hotel.
Hotel is in the Red Light District so not suitable for families. i was propositioned 3 times in the 3 block walk to the metro. The walls are thin so you hear everything including the metro each time it passes underneath the building. Wifi is poor and only one outlet for charging in room. Beds and linens are older than i am.
No complaints except breakfast. it was cold and not much varity. It is near to bus stand/Metro. ideal for budget travellers. we stayed in family room and it was big enough and clean. (please fix the bathroom door of room 66, it stucks everytime some locks it from inside)
This is a cheap hotel just near Moulin Rouge. Good of you are low on budget, otherwise avoid. Pluses: location (close to the metro, close to Montmartre), price, cleanses, historic ambience. Minuses: we stayed in the room 19 on the 1st fl and the "double" bed is unacceptably small (I think 180cm in length maximum); it was not comfortable at all. The breakfast for 10 euro per person is a joke: there are no eggs, just a cold buffet with one type of meat and cheese and very poor coffee. No gluten free bread available! You can spend less money and get a better breakfast if you go to the supermarket nearby for bread (plenty of gluten free options)/cheese/smoked salmon/sliced meat/fruits/yogurt and have your coffee from Starbucks nearby.
Easy to get to, staff were very friendly, location good for young couples. Short walk away from Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge. Plenty of restaurants and bars in walking distance. Hotel was clean, would visit again. Definitely recommend!
Beautiful building, lovely character of including a gorgeous old lift (says it fits three people but we only managed to person with luggage) and stunning fireplace in the lounge / bar area. Only downside was our booking information in relation to having a twin instead of double hadn't been passed onto the hotel by the. Poking agent. That said they tried everything to try and accommodate us but alas we ended up booking a 2nd room in another hotel instead. The rooms could do with some updating including the beds but overall lovely stay with very friendly helpful staff. Will definitely be back.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 433 reviews