There are some negative aspects of this Hotel which should not be ignored but overall the Hotel is fine.
The problem arises with the access to the rooms. The Hotel is the conversion of a narrow six storey building and consequently the staircase is steep. There is a lift which starts at floor ground and a half and goes to floor four and a half. You step out of the lift on to a curving step which is not full size and you are faced with a flight of stairs to your room. If you are on the sixth floor then you have one and a half flights of stairs to your room and the top flight is steep and open. You should therefore be fit enough to manage stairs with luggage. The lift is large enough for one person and a suite case. I am 72 years of age and had no problem in using the full staircase and rarely used the lift to reach my room on the sixth floor. The Rooms also have thin walls so you can clearly hear your neighbours.
On the positive side, the Hotel is situated in a side street within a few minutes walk of the Gare du Nord so is ideal for anyone arriving by rail. One review I have read states that there were drug ushers and other undesirables in the street but I do not know where this reviewer was looking because the street was a typical Parisian side street with a selection of Hotels, shops, restaurants, offices and residential accommodation. The room was clean with small but very adequate en-suite facilities and the towels were changed daily. Breakfast was included in the cost of the accommodation and was the usual French Breakfast consisting of a roll, croissants and unlimited supply of coffee or tea.
The Hotel staff are friendly and welcoming.
I have read comments about dog fur on the seats but cannot understand this since the seats are single seats and the dog the size of an Alsatian so it would be impossible for the dog to lay in the seats. The dog spent most of its time asleep laying on the tiled floor of the breakfast area or in reception. It posed no problem and was more hygienic than having a cat which tends to walk over surfaces where food is being prepared.
Overall, I would be very happy to stay in this Hotel again but I would recommend that any one with mobility problems should look elsewhere because of the access limitations.
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- Also Known As:
- Du Brabant Hotel
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