Just got back from a 2 night stay at the Novotel Montparnasse, which we booked through lastminute.com's 'top secret hotels'. Having stayed in the Montparnasse area before and enjoyed it's many cafes, bars and restaurants, I thought this would be a good bet for our stay, and a 4* hotel a nice treat as these would usually be beyond our budget.
Unfortunately the hotel is situated in a bit of a black spot behind one of the three Montparnasse stations, surrounded by office buildings. As other reviewers have said it is also a good 10 minute walk to the nearest metro station, although this does take you to a nicer area so not so bad.
In my opinion the quality of the hotel was not what you would expect from a 4*, and we felt that a few corners had been cut: paper cups for the tea and coffee facilities, stained and tired carpet, and just very basic shower gel in the bathrooms. To me it was the equivalent of a Travelodge in the UK - basic, functional and totally characterless. On the plus side the rooms were quiet, the bed comfortable and thre staff pleasant. We got a good deal through last minute, but the rack rate for our room at the hotel was nearly €300/night. If I had paid that I would have been most unhappy with the quality on offer.
Overall this hotel is fine if you're in Paris on business and for a night or two at the most. If you're looking for a nice area, close to transport and with a little class and character, give it a miss.
- Also Known As:
- Novotel Paris Gare Montparnasse Hotel Paris
- Novotel Paris Gare Montparnasse Hotel
- Accor Paris Montparnasse
- Novotel Montparnasse
- Novotel Paris
- Paris Novotel
- Novotel Paris Montparnasse
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Localised at the heart of Paris, the Novotel Paris Gare Montparnasse is situated next to the Montparnasse station and close to the Paris Exibition Center Porte de Versailles. You will easily access to the famous tourism points of Paris : Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Prés... The 199 rooms are modern and air-conditioned. We will also find a restaurant within the hotel which provide tasty french cuisine, a bar/lounge and 4 meeting rooms for conferences and seminars. ... more less
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