Designers of hotel rooms should be required to stay in them for a few days to see the results of their decisions. While reasonably sized (at least for Paris)the room felt small due to the lack of overall lighting, compounded by the unfortunate decision to have one wall of dark brown wood, the others painted brown. While there was plenty of task lighting by the bed, desk, etc even a single ceiling light would have been appreciated.
The window shade and curtain did little to keep out the sun in the morning--light sleepers beware. The bed itself was very comfortable, kudos for that.
The bath was beautiful and modern. Unfortunately you could not really use it to advantage. The combination of a shallow bowl and high faucet gauranteed that you would be splashed when you turn on the tap. The shower was a marvel--huge shower head and wonder of wonders additional water coming from the side with great water pressure. Sadly using these filled the entire batroom floor with about a 1/2 inch of water. I pity the housekeeping staff who must spend hours mopping up after guests. My subsequent showers were meager to avoid filling the place with water.
That said, the location is good, staff were pleasant, breakfast buffet plentiful and of good quality.
I have stayed in this hotel before and I liked it better before the modernization.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Paris Saint Germain des Pres Hotel is ideally situated in the prime location in the heart of Paris at Latin Quarter area, and Montparnasse area neighbourhood. We are the perfect three stars hotel for business and leisure. Great hospitality and adventures in Paris are waiting for you The hotel is easy to get to : 25 minutes from Orly, 40 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport, at walking distance from the Montparnasse train station and bordering the Saint Placide metro station, line 4. The hotel provides a private parking.The hotel is located close to the main monument Notre de Dame, Musee du Louvre, Tour Eiffel, Cabaret and Theater. At walking distance to Seine River and Luxembourg Garden. With a total of 134 rooms including 22 superior rooms and 8 family rooms, the Holiday Inn Paris Saint Germain des Pres Hotel will welcome you in a cosy and modern environment. Our family room provides all the facilities of 2 separate rooms. The hotel offers a restaurant, room service and a friendly bar. Our three meeting rooms can cater to all your business needs and have a capacity of maximum 50 people. IMPORTANT INFORMATION : a renovation of our corridors has began month oct 2014. Floor by floor, if you want a room with no corridor renovation do not hesitate to ask it at the reception. ... more less
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