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Its location across from Gare De Nord train & metro station as well as the convenient bus stops within proximity despite of the slightly rough yet safe neihborhood it is in. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom were spacious with a balcony overlooking the main street and the train station. Having many restuarants just outside the hotel was definetely a plus. We were extremely comfortable. N/A
very close to train station
Beds were very comfortable and good air conditioning. Nice and quiet. Best location if you want something near Gard du Nord. We arrived for breakfast 40 minutes before the end. We had to queue for 10 minutes then found that the eggs and sausages had run out and they would not bring any more. We therefore had to go somewhere else which was disappointing.
It is in centre, very convinent for travellers, Bathroom needs to maintain,specially room no-521.
Comfort of my room (especially the bed - perfect support, guaranteeing full sleep at night; wonderful view over Sacré Coeur and silence from windows, despite station front). Closeness to station and transport connections.
Very convenient location room is small
Staff was extremely helpful. Restaurant is great Bath tub drain doesn't work to take it out we need to use our nails. Courtain rack fell down. And carpel look like is there from the beginning of this place.
how close it was to the station. the breakfast and the staff I booked a room for my self and husband and one for my children. The children were on a different floor from us and their room was much more spacious. After checking in the staff did offer to change our room but having taken credit card details etc it seemed too much of a nuicance.
Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Spoke excellent English too. Asked for and obtained very quiet room. Ideal. Opposite Gare du Nord No - all was fine, thank you.
Close to Train Station Bathroom extremely poor
Nothing Special, It was a normal hotel matching with the value paid. The internet is not free, The room was small as twin standard size, the room service was quite poor, the breakfast was not suitable for Muslim guests.
Parisian style with value for money
Excellent location (Gare du Nord), still quiet. Helpful staff. Ceiling corners could have been vacuumed more frequently. Hotel name is not displayed clearly.
The tranquillity of the hotel.
Near the railway station Paris Nord and Paris Est, quiet street, good air-condition, tea pot on the room. Poor breakfast.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The spa room was unfinished and the ceiling had fallen through. Wires were hanging from the ceiling onto the wet spa room floor, Very dangerous. Rubble was left on the floor from the ceiling collapse which was very unhygienic and dangerous. We were bitten by bed bugs also. Disgusting.
The hotel is very central and within short distance from Metro, would definitely stay again.
room quite small for a family.
short distance from railway station and very easy to find from the map provided
Location for our needs Although our room was non smoking - it smelt of smoke and when we opened large windows there were piles of cigarett ends outside the window!
Price small room,old furniture, not clean towels, old carpet. Room below average of his category.
Paris Est Lafayette is a comfortable, good quality, reasonably priced, quiet and conveniently located hotel, only a five minutes walk from either the gare du Nord or the gare de l'Est. The rooms are equipped with a water kettle.
There was no hot water on one of the mornings and the weather was freezing. Impossible to shower. Breakfast was simple, just bread and coffee. Room key cards were faulty. Lifts only reached till level 5 and had to climb stairs up to level 6
i only like the best is the location. The Guest lift, only 1 person can stand with his 1 luggage bag.
The staffs are nice and accomodating. Good location. the elevator is small and on the 2nd floor.
Excellent location, right on door step of Gare de Nord station.
Excellent location near the train stations, metro and bus lines. Many restaurants and coffee shops around. Nice and clean bathroom.
Great location handy for public transport Lift from the dark ages and about the size of a coffin
The ubication and the kindly atention of Gilberts Tha water that cme from the room of the next floor
Location - next to Gare Du Nord and Metro. Staff prompt and helpful Legs on the bed would have helped! - Ours was held up by a selection of telephone directories. Room basic, barely clean, shower room had many broken tiles, poor sound proofing - could hear someone having sex at 1am...
The staff were all very good, and the location ideal. However, the rooms themselves were very antiquated and dated. Some items did not work, and those that did, were very old looking. Lighting was poor to non existant. Needs a complete facelift. Comparable priced hotels within two block area were immeasurably better.
*Clean the room *fix the sink so the water can drain *repair the curtains hanging like rags on the wall *Make sure the carpet is vacuumed *a decent breakfast instead of only croissants and jam I've never had such a dirty room and the whole hotel was hit or miss.
Handy for walking into centre of Paris and for Gare du Nord Station. Clean and tidy with friendly staff. Plenty of brochures and free map for tourists. Room was a bit dated and needs refreshing. Lift difficult to use for 2 people with bags. (We were on sixth floor)
Size of room was excellent compared to others in other hotels which were more expensive. Very clean and nicely furnished. Reception very helpful with request for extra pillows and also incidental information about the locality. The lift is very small!
location room too small
Great location - just a walk away from the Gare Du Nord as well as the Gare Du Est. Nice, smiling people at the front desk and clean, comfy rooms ! I stayed for 2 days and on both mornings had an early start - so didn't try the breakfast...the staff at the front desk charged me Euro.20 less ! Haven't seen that happen in too many European hotels ! I would come back here for sure ! Well..obviously the toilet could be a bit more bigger...!
Good location of hotel. Room was nice, but very small. Room wasn't clean, dust every where and a terrible smell. Propably not used for a long time
Convenient location very near the station
The easiness of reach The price : much too expensive for the size and facilities of the room
The room was very good. The breakfast was not at all good. There was no good bread, there was no egg items, etc.You can add some more options to the breakfast menu.
Close to Gare du Nord; Wireless Acess Price very high to qualitity. I paid the price of an Hilton and have an Hostel.
Location - close to Gare du Nord and Paris shops When showering water goes on floor- no screen.Breakfast 8euros should include hot dish, E.G., omelette or similar. (Lorette Opera breakfast for same price is much higher standard)
The room was very clean, bed was comfortable, location was easy to get to from the metro. Breakfast was 8 euros extra, room was rather small.
i do't recommend any one to stay in this hotel...& its v expensive for its quality....i took the room for rate of 90 euro...but really 10 euro at max.really low quality hotel...even it was v cold outside..& they didnt operate the heating system....they said after 5 days we will start heating, bad smell for bed...all over very low quality hotel
Warm,clean room, price Constant whistle from the central heating
The staff were very helpful. Water flowing down wall from peoples shower in room above.very dusty,they obv have no vaccum.its a gd hotel for roughin it
nothing! it was the most awful hotel where I stayed: dirty walls, small rooms, very bad bathroom with old and dirty equipment for very high price. Never recommend this hotel!!! close the hotel or totally renew it
It is close to RER, Metro other public transportation. Good point for city tour.
Clean, renovated. Nice stafff. Comfortable room. Near public transport and very close to Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. Unlike some opinions, didn't find the neighborhood any unsafe. For a hotel in Paris, a very good value for money. We could hear guests in the hall and on the next floor.
situation near Gare de Nord wifi is not working
There is nothing particularly impressive about the hotel. We don't really like the neighborhood and at feel safe at night.
Hotel staff spoke good English and were friendly. The beds are comfortable. There was a lot of street noise and noise from other hotel guests in the middle of the night. The beds had worn out blankets. They could be replaced by duvets.
At least it was clean More lie a student bedsit
location to train station It was old, poorly decorated, mold in the bathroom and very noisy. The neighborhood was scary.
The room is nice and clean,breakfast very good...hotel near metro station 5 minutes by walk.Hotel staff kind and helpful.
Location to the Gare Du Nort Railway Station and Metro Stations. Very friendly and helpful english speaking staff Our bathroom had a slight smell to it and the shower water was very slow to run away
It was very close to the subway and train station which made it easy to get around.
Good spacious shower room Hotel undergoing refurb, but even so, corridor carpet was disgusting.
good location nice new bathroom suites friendly staff
Free internet access and breakfast were provided. Within walking distance to the train station.
Only the bathroom Everything was bad .from the reception to the room. Service was bad,staff not friendly & not helpful especially we have 2 kids with us.NOT Value for money at all.
Clean, comfortable and convenient for Gare du Nord No complaints.
Proximity to Gare du Nord, quiet location, friendly staff, and decor. Bathroom sink and computer were broken. In the past that has never been a problem -- I am not sure what happened.
good servide not so good facilities carpet of the bedroom was in bad condition, but they had uprated the on suite, which was nice.
It was very central. The staff could have been more welcoming. I found them rather stand-offish.
Convenient location between the two stations
location very small room and the toilet
location, tidy and clean our room size is very small
This is a horrible hotel that is able to totally spoil your experience of the romantic city of Paris. everything is bed - rooms uncomfortable, really tiny, smelly and not soundproof. The personnel is unfriendly and rude, they may shout at you just because you took the hotel key with you and didnt leave it with them (stupid rule). They charge you upon check-in etc etc etc. The location is very poor too, don't be tempted by the small distance to Gare du Nord, - you will really be surrounded by homeless people, alchoholics and drug dealers at night. It makes mych more sense to take a taxi from the station for just 10 euro, - while for the price of the room you can find a decent hotel in the downtown.
quick availability when booking, reasonable price, necessary facilities available, secure small rooms, small elevator, no kettle in the room
Friendly staff and comfortable room. Our room was quiet and clean. We thought the breakfast was a bit too expensive at 13 euros each.
Closeness to Gare du Nord, restaurants and local to an open top bus stop. Small rooms but adequate for our stay. There is nothing that we did not like.
the room was very clean, soundproof and the bathrom was big and clean. The hotel seams to have been recently renovated. The staf was nice, they speak english.the acess to centre of paris and cdg airport is very convinient ( gare du nord is very close)..... there was a small bailler and ingridients to make cofe and tea in your room for free the rooms are small, but its like that in most hotels in paris. in the region gare du nord there are a lot of sex shops and many immigrands that drink in the streets.... it is not good for women and families.
Very Good location, nice staff,well organised, easy checking and checkout The room was very smelly of humidity, no air conditioning, no vending machine in case someone needs a drink or aa sandwich late at night
Smoking room was given and the guy at the reception did not ask if i want non-smoking room. There are a lot of noises from neighbouring guests
Handy place to get a night's sleep before changing trains
Not a luxurious hotel, but good value for money and convenient location
The location was very good because it was right next to the train station and the metro as well as a bus stop. not alot of power outlets
Position (between two station) Cleanliness Comfort Breakfast
The staff were polite and helpful. The room was basic but good value for money for the central location.
I like the room service. At first, I didn't expect that I will get a nice room service in everyday. I cannot use the heater when I feel cold. I ask the staff but they cannot also find the way to use heater.
Location was very nice. Wifi was weak.
Clean, comfortable and close to transport connections. Good Value in an expensive city. Rooms are a little small but htis is a budget hotel
Location poor noise insulation, hear what is happening in a neighboring room and the corridor, it is difficult to fall asleep ... not have Wi-Fi...
Nice breakfast, basic but good, good location. This is the second time that I chose to stay at this hotel for these two reasons. Wi-Fi did not work in the room. Floor and wall was quite thin, could hear people moving around in the corridor and staircase. Sometimes the TV did not have a connection. Depending on the time of the day, the shower was not hot enough for winter. Room was dimly lit.
Good, easy handling at reception desk Bed blanket directly dirty, very little space
Location near Gare du Nord.
close to the train station and metro, very well priced, very good breakfast,again reasonably priced....overall good value.
The hotel was awful, the lacking basic facilities such as light and the electricity was cut off twice. THe staff were unhelpful during the 2 power cuts I disliked the whole experience
location and comfortable stay. Tea facility was missing in the room.
The breakfast was nice, quirky lift in the building, good location. The picture they advertised on the website was not the room we got when we arrived!! I would not have stayed at this hotel if i knew what our room was going to be like.
The Avalon Hotel is located conveniently with a quick walk to Gare du Nord. The hotel staff was very friendly and stored our bags when when we arrived in Paris early.
Very cold. No proper duvet and no heating on the 6th floor. Shower is horrible.
breakfast was good for French standards; availability of information about Paris/maps; location next to Gare du Nord; rooms were clean; possibility to pay by debit card (Maestro); quite noisy if you open the window (looking out on Boulevard Magenta); a sort of air freshener was used which was quite annoying;
Near to Gare de Nord station, good transport links very easy to get to centre of town, even on foot.. Helpful staff, value for money, In general rooms in Parisian hotels can be on the small side, and this hotel was no exception.
Clean modern bathroom. Clean bedding. Very noisy all night. Very cold during the night. Carpet dirty. No tea/coffee making facilities in room.
Hotel staff is very helpful. Room is a little bit old.
Proximity to Gare du Nord
Location Noise, clearness
Nothing about this hotel was good. In particular some of the staff wer totally unfriendly. Nothing about this hotel was good. I would not recommend it to anyone I know.
nice staff,good location,
The location of the hotel was excellent. The room was in a shabby state. Bathroom on the other hand was clean and nice. The hotel lacked facilities. Overall it was not worth the money. I would not recommend this hotel to families or couples.
The staff was very helpful Unfortunately on the first two nights I was bitten by bedbug. I inform the staff about the bedbug and was provided with a different room which was not infected.
Decent but very small room. Nice and clean. Helpful staff. Close to Gare du Nord. Overpriced for the class of hotel and size of room.
The bathtub and the tv in the room, I only stayed one night. The breakfast was too expensive.
Very near to Gare Du Nord Station No restaurant.
I am very satisfeid with the staff, ( mid aged man ) when I checked in at 18/11/2010, he provided valued information to us and his service attitude is excellent, (the time ia around 10:pm), when I came from cdg Airport. Overall, their service attitude is moderate. But, part of the staff, they would be bearing some bias on Asian people, they showed cool response. But, if I visit next time, I would choose this hotel for their fair price and location. It is easy for a tourist to travel by Metro from here.
Excellent location close to train station serving ICEs from Germany. Multiple metro lines available. Lots of choice in restaurants in walking distance. Room was a bit small and a bit noisy.
Location They sold us wifi access for the room but the signal strength was almost non-existent. The only place we could get a workable connection was in reception.
staff were all very helpful and obliging. the breakfast was excellent , and plentiful. though not in central Paris, we found getting into and around the city very easy. we had the bus, metro, taxi all across the road (about forty paces from the hotel), outside the Gare du Nord. we asked for a quiet room away from the traffic noise. the management did facilitate us as best they could, they gave us a room at the side of the hotel. Unfortunately, the trains passed close to, if not under the hotel, and there was a slight loss of sleep. a very minor irritant indeed.
The spacious shower !!! Very comfortable indeed. One rarely finds showers in French hotels that measure more than 70x70. Clean room In a busy quarter (noise, neon lights...) of the city, some attention to darkening curtains is due. In the countryside, it is romantic to wake up at 5am in the summer with the sunrise, but in the city, a room should have dark curtains enabling people to sleep.
The location is about 100m away from Gare du Nord station which is very convenient for transportation. The room was ready for me to check in although I arrived as early as about 10am, but you need to inform them at earlier time. I'm satisfied for the money I pay, but I will be more happy if can have free internet access, that will be definitely more value added.
I perceived the service that I expected. Excellent! The breakfast could be better if more items to choose.
clean room/toilet and bath, complimentary coffee/tea/toiletries The non-smoking room smelled of cigarette smoke! I was there when the weather hit 27 degrees centigrade and the air condition could not be turned on yet!
Poor quality of breakfast for the price. 19 chf for really nothing.
The best was the location Room unbelievably small! The lift produced so much noise that I had to change the room in order to be able to sleep. In general, no value for money.
Location Tiny rooms, corridors dangerously congested with laundry and cleaning equipment, crowded breakfast room, tiny elevator, musty smell in the bathroom
location poor value for money. Outrageous internet access charges. However excellent location
One of the staff members was helpfull - yet others were not. They were loud and noisy and kept me/us waiting while talking with eachother. Low repect for privacy of cleaning staff too Worst was that making reservations a bath was promised to many or all double rooms - yet they only had two baths in the whole hotel. Moreover: terrible work on the elevator for two days, with lots of noise and mudd and sand and dirt. Very small hotel space, no lounge. Over priced in every way. Not to be ever recommended. Only one of the desk staff members was helpfull - yet others were not. They were loud and noisy and kept me/us waiting while talking with eachother. Low repect for privacy of cleaning staff too.
proximity to sites and gare du nord. clean, lareg rooms, new design.
Very handy to the train station. Staff very helpful
Perfect for "Gare de Nord". Just a minutes walk. Dingy poor room. No Parking at all. In fact access to the road by the hotel is for vans/taxis and buses. So a bit of illegal driving has to take place to drop your cases off.
Rooms were v clean & decent size Staff were lovely, very helpful & very informative None
Coming out og GDN it was right opposite so convienient to GDEST very suitable for overnight or weekend stays a little cramped for longer stays.
really friendly staff, good location
The location was great, there was a lot of restaurants around. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good. They even have a lift.
The staff is friendly. The cleanliness is not good in the bathroom. There are hair in the walls (not mine) and the sit cover of sanitary vase was dirty.
No Comment Not my Kind of Hotel and false advertising on the internet/
Stuff was ok, bed was comfortable, shower was working properly, hot water all the time, well positioned very near gare du nord and that made easy coming from charles de gaulle airport because i did not need to go into metro with suitcasses. poissoniere metro station a few steps away will take you diretctly to louvre and centre. room in the basement with no daylight at all, so next time i will ask for the room in the floor. recommend for budget travelers with no luxury needs.
Friendly, helpful staff. Very good breakfast (for Parisian standards). The room was very clean. Nice neighborhood, lot's of restaurants nearby. Good value for your money. The room was a bit small. The bathroom was small, and not practical (loose shower head and wobbly shower screen).
Cleaniness of the room, nice staff. Good location. no cold water in washer in suit, not repaired during out stay ( 4 nights).
Very conveniently located near to Gare du Nord, and the Metro system. The reception staff (especially the female) were extremely pleasant and helpful. Very small TV in bedroom, and we would have liked to have at least one TV chanel in English. There was no shower curtain. There was a tremendous amount of traffic noise - Air conditioning would have been much appreciated, so we could then have kept the windows shut.
A bit dark inside of the room, and the bathroom's airconditioner didn't properly work
Nice staff. They did not hesitate to give me a double room the first night because there was something wrong in mine. Helpful, understanding and nice staff. Clean and comfortable room. Non.
The location was great, the room very clean and quiet. Some trouble with the whole checking in process that caused more stress than it was worth but eventually sorted itself out.
good location, best breakfest
Location to Eurostar
The Hotel is 5 minutes walk from Gard Du Nord Station and 15 minutes walk into the centre - perfect if you are coming to Paris on Eurostar. The room was a very good size and the buffet breakfast pretty good for a 2** Hotel. The staff were helpful and the free wi-fi in the lobby area was useful.
Convenient location near Gare Est and Nord train stations. Relatively quiet street location. Lots of nearby restaurants and store. Easy access to Metro. Hotel is under renovation, so new bathrooms. Beds are simple foam matresses, which are actually very comfortable and much better than sagging springs. This is a two star hotel, so set your expectations accordingly. When renovations are complete, it will be nicer, with new carpets etc. (still underway in mid Aug 2007). No AC so occassionally noisy with windows open in summer. No exhaust fans in bathroom. No wireless Internet, but some open networks nearby...
Location , all we needed was there , quiet hotel and street ( most of the time ) The breakfast was sufficient . The ensuite in our room was ready for a makeover , but clean ...the ensuite our friends had was much better.
Location, Calm Provided what can be expected for the price
Hotel staff were friendly (the majority) and willing to assist with questions of left luggage until departing on the Eurostar. The rooms were basic but clean and the beds comfortable with soap and toilet paper, clean towels in the bathroom. I have recommended this hotel to several people. The only drawback is the safety of the area at nights if alone. It is advisable to use a taxi at nights if alone. If you have to have the window open over the street, it is very noisy as there is an all-night restaurant directly opposite and the voices/traffic from the street is loud.
The staff, the size of the room and the cleanliness of the bathroom No air conditioning and the uncleanliness of the duvet.
We stayed in rooms 211 and 212 Oct 2010 - both bedroom floors were filthy! and the rooms were generally tatty. While staying at the hotel we were biten by fleas and we've carried them home! Bathrooms were immaculate, shame about the bedroom floors. If you are allocated either of these rooms do not stay in them! I will not stay at this hotel again and would not recommend the hotel to anyone. I have complained to hotel but have not had a reply to date.