The great value 2-star Abricotel is perfect for budget travellers looking for a good location. Situated between le Bassin de la Villette and Les Buttes Chaumont close to the Geode and the Zenith guests will enjoy the main cultural sights of Paris which can be easily reached by the underground system and will also love taking beautiful strolls all along the bassin de la Villette and to the Secretan market which is perfect for food lovers and located only 3 minutes walk from the hotel. All 39 rooms are comfortable and equipped with telephone and cable Television.
Hotel is out in the 19e, but nearest Metro (150 metres) had a choice of 3 lines, a good bus service was also available. Plenty of Cafe's, take-away food shops, and bars for a meal before bed if you wish. Considering the price it was good value.
Initial impression was poor as one of the receptionists was having "one of those days" that I was getting away from. Rest of the stay however staff were friendly.
The location was good.
The rooms were too small and the walls like paper.
Nice and close to the Gare du Nord and the city
Smelled a bit like smoke, though i'm sure I booked a non-smoking room(?)..the walls were kind of thin-ish
It was cheap and we were only there to sleep. We got what we paid for. The beds were comfortable and we slept well but not at all inviting or cosy.
It felt dirty. Old carpets that made me wonder what was crawling around in there. Moldy bathroom. No clean towels 2nd day. At least it was cheap.
having to leave the keys at reception whenever you go out.