I booked a stay at this hotel rather last minute, exactly about the same time when I decided to go on this trip, two month prior to trip (Read about the trip here, and why Paris here). This was my first time booking a hotel via Expedia. Usually I book via Booking.com when I travel to Europe. However, due to last minute planning, many budget accommodation in Paris were fully booked. Those left were either beyond my budget or have unsatisfactory customer reviews. So, I had to be open minded, to try various hotel search and booking platform. Luckily, I found a good deal in Expedia and the booking process through Expedia went really well!
After booking, I emailed the hotel separately to get a written confirmation from them, and to also highlight the types of room I chose, dates, expected arrival time, and other preferences, like I wanted a room with window or view, or with strong WIFI connectivity. This is my common practice during travel planning.
Declaration: Featured photo above and dining area photo below are from hotel website. I don’t have photo of the room at all. So sad! Sorry! But you can check at their website or TripAdvisor if you are interested to find out in more detail.
Total cost for 5 nights: €516.80 including continental breakfast and WIFI
HOTEL DU CHEMIN VERT PARIS REVIEW
The price was within my budget range as the rate include a simple buffet breakfast (plus minus €100 per night). The breakfast was a buffet comprised of hot drinks (coffee or cocoa or tea), hard-boiled eggs, croissant, baton, jam, butter, yogurt, cakes, cereal, milk, fruit juice, honey, butter, milk and cheese.
The hotel location is at 11th arrondissement, not far from Bastille market, one of Paris’ largest market and not far from Voltaire Metro. It is actually a residential area, hence it’s peaceful and quiet at night.
I like that the hotel provides daily housekeeping promptly and efficiently. Our room was very clean every time we return in the evening. That was a very nice gesture, after a tiring day exploring the city. The public areas like dining area, public toilet and concierge were clean too!
Room and bathroom size, was very small (very!), which is expected in Paris. Kettle and hairdryer are provided. I thought everything was functional and value for money.
Other facilities and points:
- Proximity to Bastille Market, very walkable.
- Friendly concierge that can converse in English, always smiling
- Has a lift (note that it is small)
- Allow you to store your luggage temporarily before/ after checkout at their luggage room
- Value for money
- Near bakery and eateries (non-halal)
- Peaceful, away from touristy area. It’s residential area, you can find people jogging in the morning or evening. Felt like Parisian a bit.