I expected wonderful things from the Olivarius after reading mostly good reviews and the hype on their website. I booked Olivarius for a 5 night stay for my husband's 30th birthday.
Upon arrival, the receptionist was friendly, gave us our key and directed us to the lift which would take us to the third floor. The absolute stench from the lift was unbareable!! I have no idea why such a smell would exist.
Upon entry into our room my initial thought was "this room is not complete, that's a concrete wall", well after further inspection this was apparently the decor, of which I didn't think much of!
The bathroom was nice, however the bath/shower was not thoroughly cleaned. I found the bed very uncomfortable and struggled with back ache throughout the trip.
Only one towel each was provided, which I am sure many (particularly women) will agree is not great when needing to wrap your hair up.
We only had our towels changed once during the stay and when we did get our towels changed one of them had a huge stain/mark on it, it looked like it had been used to mop the floors!
There is no ceiling light in the rooms and I struggled with the lighting from bedside lamps and the kitchette.
The breakfast was OK, although my husband wasn't very pleased with the cold pancakes!
I will advise anyone staying here that the train journey into Paris is a lengthy one at approx 45 minutes and also you MUST know your route to and from Olivarius, we got lost a few times which was frustrating.
Another thing I will mention is that the Olivarius is next door to student accomodation and the students tend to go into the Olivarius for the bar and to 'occupy' the pool tables so that guests can't get on them!
Bar prices are very good, they also have a nice selection of snacks/food you can take to your room.
Cergy itself is OK, but can feel a bit uncomfortable when walking from the station to Olivarius at night, so be cautious here.
Overall, this place was OK but I wouldn't want to stay there again.
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