I love staying at hotels near the train station when in Europe as moving around with a luggage is cumbersome. However, not too near too as the area might be too rowdy at times. Somewhere in the radius of 5 minutes walk is ideal. Last article was a review of Hotel Avalon Paris near Gare du Nord in Paris. Here is another hotel that fit my criteria that is near to the same train station, the Hotel is Libertel Gare du Nord Suede.
Before I went to North of France, Lille for my business trip, I stop over at Paris for a weekend for some sightseeing and of course shopping as it coincide with the Winter Sales in France (10 January to 20 February 2018). I put up my one night in Paris at Libertel Gare Du Nord Suede.
Surrounding and Location
Suited in 10th Arrondissement, surrounded by a number of attractions such as Sacour Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Paris Opera and the most iconic departmental store, Galleries Lafayette.
Within its vicinity are train stations, Gare Du Nord, great for visitors who are travelling up north and Eurostar and Gare de l’Est for visitors ravelling east. In addition, there are 2 Metro stations, Gare du Nord with line 4 and 5 cum RER B and D while Gare de l’Est having line 4, 5, 7
Striking pink lobby is what drew my attention.
A Mac terminal offers guest with internet access.
Check-In and Out Counter
Counter for check in and out is functional with no frill. The staff manning the counter spoke simple English with strong French accent. Friendly, though not extreme helpful. Staff can’t multi-task, so expect to wait.
Only non-smoking rooms are available in the hotel. My was the Cosy Double Room with an area of 8 m². A firm double bed with soft pillows are in the room. A small bottle of water was provided for guest.
No mini-bar, wardrobe. The area for hanging clothes is open. Standard coffee and tea with a kettle is available.
The amount of electric plugs with the Europe 2-pin are available in the room, about 4 of them. In addition, a small TV hung high on the wall, not a good position even if I was trying to watch from the bed. Maybe that height was more suitable for taller guest.
Wifi is available in room and in the public area too.
There is no bath-tub in this room type. The showering area was tiny. If you aren’t petite in size like me, there’s challenge accessing the area.
I was glad that the temperature of water was hot enough; not on the extreme end though.
Except 2 bars of soap, plastic cups, toilet papers and a hair-dryer, no other amenities were available. Maybe available upon request.
Adjustable height for the shower handle but the height fits the taller guest better.
I spotted a few strand of hairs especially in bathroom though the rest seems fine on the naked eyes.
I didn’t get the chance to try the breakfast though the hotel serves breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am on weekdays and till 11am on weekends.
Nothing else is available hence if you are expecting for Sauna, Swimming Pool, you will be disappointed to find none.
Luggage storage facility is available.
Libertel Gare du Nord Suede is decent if you are on a budget and are looking for something comfort and yet doesn’t hurt your wallet. And it is convenient especially if you are embarking from either of the 2 train stations nearby.
Personally, I would choose the Comfort Room should I need to stay a longer, such as 3 days or more. Per the website, the Privilege rooms has view of both Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower which I am keen to try on my next trip.
Libertel Gare du Nord Suede
106, boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 36 10 12