I go to Paris at least twice per year for work for last 10 something years.
I usually choose local boutique hotels, design hotels or just famous 5 star hotels to stay wherever I go.
Though this is holiday inn hotel chain, I chose this hotel for the location and recently renovated modern interior.
GREAT Location, GREAT Value. It sounds too perfect until you stay there.
During the entire stay, I didn't have any problem with them except Wifi connection which is important for me. They didn't have Wifi in my room. It has to be connected through cable. I have a laptop, ipad and iphone, constantly need to communicate. You can only connect your laptop in the room.
You only have wifi in the lobby. Also you need to purchase separate wifi passwords for multiple devices.
Even late and night and in the morning, I had to come down to the lobby in my PJ to check my emails and correspond. Not a great option if I can choose.
Also try not to expect great customer service.
I am not expecting American or Asian level of customer service here. I know where I am.
But still I have found some hotels in Paris with surprisingly satisfying customer service in the past.
It’s more like lack of language skill than customer service I have to say. The reception crews were not speaking much of English, even though they have British flag on their badges indicating their language skill. So if you can speak French, you won’t have much problem I guess.
When I left the hotel, they called me a taxi to the airport. Unfortunately I left something in the taxi. I called the hotel simply to find out the taxi company number. I was transferred 3 times to talk to someone who can speak English. However still, the manager's English wasn't good enough to make proper phone conversation. ahhh...
At the end, they couldn't find the taxi phone # they called for me. So disappointing. I can't even believe it.
Did I give up? Nope. I found the number.
How? I googled it!
It was that easy! Someone who can't speak French found a taxi company phone number on Google. Thank Google seriously. Actually the taxi company was so prompt and professional with fluent English speaking customer service.
All over it was okay. But you gotta know what you are getting. That’s the reason why I am writing this review. And I read other review. Hope this is helpful to plan your travel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay right in the heart of Paris at the chic Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame hotel, just 300 metres from the iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame is a former ministry which has been converted to a stylish eco-hotel, with energy-saving light bulbs and water recycling. Explore the Louvre museum, just a 15-minute stroll away, and take the Metro from nearby Saint Michel Notre-Dame station to the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees boulevard. Regular trains from the station deliver you to the Eurostar Terminal and airports at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly. Neighbouring streets in the Latin Quarter are lined with bistros and enticing patisseries. Stroll from Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame to the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral a few minutes away and visit the adjacent Jardins de Luxembourg park for a break from sightseeing. It's 30 minutes by train to events at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition and Convention Centre, and 10 minutes to companies based on Avenue de France. The hotel's 3 meeting rooms have wireless Internet and room for up to 55 guests. Rise to a hot breakfast in the monochrome breakfast room at the Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame. After dark, order cocktails in the airy bar and chat to friends in the Lobby's honey-coloured leather armchairs. You can enjoy the rooftop terrace for a drink with a view of the Paris skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Paris - Notre Dame Hotel Paris