"Very Basic Hotel-cum-Motel" Ibis Paris Vanves Parc Expo Tip by longsanborn

Ibis Paris Vanves Parc Expo, Paris: 259 reviews and 5 photos

My sister and I stayed at this hotel in 2003 because it was cheap (US$40++ for double room). The advertisement claimed it was in Paris but it is not; It borders on the edge of the city and it's a 30-40 minute metro ride to Porte De Bagnolet (the end-station). The hotel was next to a shopping mall in the suburbs. The hotel and the room were not so great but it was clean and basic enough for sleeping at night.

Unique Qualities: The bedroom and bathroom were very basic with one window that faced an empty concrete area (really ugly view). There was a small TV on the wall, only a fan and no air-conditioner to cool the room. The furnitures of a table and a chair were metal and the beds were 2 twin beds and a narrow twin bunkbed above it. The mattresses and pillows were thin and made of form. But at least the twin beds have springs, so sleeping was not too bad (well, when you're dead tired, who cares!).

We didn't get breakfast with the room rate, and we were glad because the breakfast was very plain. Instead, we went to the shopping mall nearby and had decent tasty breakfast at the McDonalds. Well, it was the cheapest breakfast available then.

Address: 3, rue Jean Jaures, , Paris, Île-de-France 75018
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Take the metro to Porte De Bagnolet end-station. Walk out, pass a small mall, and it's up a hill. There is only stairs going to the reception.
Phone: (33)1/40958000
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.accorhotels.com/lien_externe.svlt?goto=fiche_hotel&sourceid=SL-1827&merchantid=par-Trip-ROW&code_hotel=1827&TAHotelCode=1827&TAAuthorName=Accor

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2007
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