I am sitting here at home with over 75 bed bug bites that look terrible and itch like crazy. I spent one night at this hotel, which was dingy and badly maintained but nevertheless apparently OK for a single night when passing through Paris. My shock came when I woke up at 05:30 to catch the Eurostar from Gare du Nord and I looked at the bed - 7 to 8 bugs were crawling over the sheets. I killed one and a blood stain spread out - I realised they must be bed bugs!!
Apart from the disgust, I have never experienced such inconvenience. When I was on the Eurostar I pulled some papers out of my bag and guess what, a bed bug crawled over the top! I killed it. But I realised I couldn't get in my car for risk of infestation - these things live for a year without food so can infest pretty much any location including cars. I had to go home, strip and put all my non-washable clothes in sealed bags for dry cleaning. We had to wash all my clothes at above 45 Celcius including my rucksack. I still don't know what to do with my boots. The problem is that the bedbugs lay eggs in crevices and it is very difficult to be sure you have eliminated them. If you don't kill them all you risk one of them hatching and infesting your own home. After that you could spend thousands trying to eradicate them, if ever . . .
This hotel owes me a full rebate and I hope that no-one else is subject to the same horror, pain and inconvenience that I have experienced. Never stay here . . . ever . . .
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