Before staying in Hotel Bienvenue Paris, a 3-star hotel, located in 9th arrondissement of Paris, Opera Area, I tried Libertel Gare du Nord Suede and Hotel Avalon Paris previously. Both of which are near Gare du Nord. It is the third time, (first was 15 years ago and second was 5 years ago) that I decided to stay at a hotel further away a train station.
Entrance to Hotel Bienvenue Paris is not obvious as the main door was lined with pots of greens. As a result the plant became the focus instead. I made several attempt to find Hotel Bienvenue Paris that was sandwiched between Hotel Lafayette and Hôtel ibis Paris Opéra La Fayette by walking up and down Rue Buffault. Alas, I did find by shifting the focus to the door instead.
The hotel consists of 4 room types; Single, Twin, Double and Triple categories.
Located a 10-minute walk from Galeries Lafayette department store andfrom the Opera Garnier. Further away, there is Montmarte and my favourite street Rue des Martyrs are all within walking distance.
It is surrounded by a handful of subway station such as the Cadet and Le Peletier (line 7), Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Line 12). Even the train Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est are closeby.
Lobby holds a reception with staff 24 hour.
When I stayed in Hotel Avalon Paris, I thought the lift that fits 3 persons with luggages the smallest; I never imagine that I will find a lift that fits only 1 person with a luggage and I did.
Check-In and Out
Most hotel in France aren’t favourable for early check-in. I got almost no luck in this aspect hence it happened at this hotel too.
In any case, the staff is professional though I won’t use the word friendly to describe. Staff in general speak decent English and both check-in and out are swift.
The gentleman who helped me with my check-out, helped me to check for my airport shuttle status as well since it didn’t arrive on time. In this aspect, they were quite helpful.
I booked a Single Room of 9m² at Hotel Bienvenue Paris. Staying in this room perched at level 3 for 3 nights.
This hotel uses the old-fasthioned key instead of card key. They have installed a switch for the the key to insert to enable the lights. At the same time, it acts as the placeholder for the key too. This prevent misplaced as well.
I like the pastel pink colour of the room. May not be suitable for solo man traveller though.
Every fixture in the room was simple and functional with a flat screen TV with Satellite Channels, Telephone and Air conditioning. Each room is offered free Wifi too.
This single room has a private bathroom.
Kettle for hot water, mug, glass and a tea bag was offered. Beneath this wooden top where these item sat, lies a hidden closet.
Though on booking.com website, it stated that Minibar and Safety Deposit Box were available in the room, I searched high and low, ended in vain.
I was pretty disturbed by the dirty carpet and the white mattress sheet though.
Size of the bathroom was relatively decent since I estimated that ease of movement is available even for someone much larger in size than I am.
Basic toilets facilities with toilet papers and towels are available. There isn’t bathroom; only a shower area with non-adjustable shower height is available. The floor of the shower area can get slippery especially when body gel and shampoo are present.
Complimentary Bonne Nouvelle toiletries are available with Conditioner, Shampoo, Body Gel and Soap. Strangely, body lotion was missing.
View from the Room
The room view was the courtyard of the hotel.
On the second day, (after the first night), though bed was tidied, the bin located in the toilet was not clear. So were the soiled towel. Hairs were all over the bathroom floor.
Only one restaurant at the ground floor is available, offering all day dinning. This is where the Breakfast buffet is served too. My room rate doesn’t include breakfast.
Like most hotel, the luggage storage service is offered. In addition, they offered airport shuttle. The same airport shuttle is offered by Hotel Avalon Paris.
I booked via https://www.booking.com/ for 3 nights; checking in on 5 July 2018 and checking out on 8 July 2018. The total price was €465 with an average €155 per night with no breakfast.
Ambience of the Hotel Bienvenue Paris is pleasant and I like the decor and the theme too. The standard cleanliness need some work though.
Hotel Bienvenue Paris
23 Rue Buffault, 75009 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 48 78 32 18