We stayed here for 4 nights in July 2015. Check In was quick and easy. Our room was small but comfortable and very clean. The bathroom was relatively small but fine. The location of the hotel was great for getting about on the metro.
Stayed same time last year; air-conditioning superb in hottest Paris week for 70 years. Staff are 'exigeant' and 'tres gentils'. Very classy breakfast with attention to detail. Very interesting area of 'real' Paris but easy access by bus & metro to everywhere. Will return again.
The hotel had a real French Vibe. It reminded me of NYC regarding how small the room was. The first room had an odor. The hotel staff was very attentive and immediately changed our room. Overall the hotel was cool.
Traveller from DC
A perfect Parisian-style address in the heart of the theaters discrit of Montparnasse. Few steps away from the metro/ TGV …More
Pleasantly surprised with hotel due to the price we paid. Metro station right outside the hotel which was amazingly useful. We travelled to Paris during the heatwave, and as a group of 3 sharing a triple room the heat of the room at night was completely unbearable. Air con at a time like that is completely necessary, but unfortunately there was none.
I've stayed in this hotel numerous times over the years as I like the location, which is very convenient to transportation, restaurants, etc. The current hotel staff was great, in the past I've had a few issues with someone on the desk, but generally they are good. The rooms are comfortable (it is nice to get a hotel with an actual comfortable mattress in Europe, not one that is hard as a rock) and well-appointed. The only drawbacks are the corridors are very narrow which can affect noise and the doors cannot be shut quietly. So there tends to be noise sometimes from others sort of slamming the doors to shut them (they have to be kind of tugged). The rooms are not huge, but adequate. I think the full-season price is a bit high now for this hotel (which used to just be a 3*, not sure how it got 4*, it seems the same), but it is a good deal in off-season or any special rate. I must give the staff credit that they paid attention and honored my specific room requests regarding location and height, which not all hotels do. They now have a hot pot, which is new, with some instant coffee which I appreciate to get going in the morning (although they only left one cup amount).
Given the state of my prior Paris hotel which was well-located and friendly but well-worn, my room exceeded all expectations with its style, cleanliness, quiet, ultra modern bathroom (even tho it was small), and all amenities (including A/C, not something I was counting on, but necessary this time). There was even a view of the garden.
While most tourists may prefer a more centrally located hotel, as a longtime Parisian and now visitor I didn't mind it and liked the quiet neighborhood. The hotel is within easy walking distance from the Alesia Metro station.
I definitely plan on returning here on my next trip!
South of the Latin Quarter, this residential and commercial district contains the evocative cafés and brasseries of the Lost Generation near Place Vavin and Montparnasse Cemetery. Attractions include the Catacombs, Parc Montsouris, the Cité Universitaire and a clutch of little art museums. The discount fashion stores of Rue d’Alésia and Vanves flea market attract bargain-hunters. There are good bus and train links to Orly Airport.