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Grand Hotel Du Calvados
Ranked #1,565 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
North west
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2007

Booked to stay at this hotel and received a confirmation e-mail from the hotel. We e-mailed them to tell them that our flight did not arrive until 9 o'clock at night. When we arrived thay had given our room away to someone else. No apology, no offer of another hotel, just a shrug of the shoulders!!
The manager even asked me to see his inbox, claiming that he had never received our e-mail. I asked to see his deleted mail and he flat refused.... I rang home and sent a copy of the e-mail showing when and at what time sent, once again a shrug of the shoulders. Left us stranded in the middle of paris at 11pm.
AVOID AT ALL COST.

  • Liked — I would tell you if I had seen it!
  • Disliked — That they gave our room to someone else.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank simon156
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2007

This was a two night stay without the children. The following is our view of our experience in this friendly establishment.

The hotel is opposite St Lazarre Railway station on the Rue d'Amsterdam. This is an excellent location for those wanting to explore Paris on those short weekend breaks. It you are looking for the Ritz then this will not be for you but then the price should tell you that, Alternatively, if you are looking for something clean and friendly without feeling that you;ve been ripped off then this could be what you are looking for.

We stayed on the 5th floor accessed via a small lift. The room was fairly well soundproofed although you can still hear passing traffic. Summer must be great as the room facing the street has a balcony arrangement. The TV screen was small and satalite TV limited to only CNN and Eurosport - but you should be out exploring so who cares, right?

The room had a small safety deposit box and fridge. Breakfast was typically continental served in the hotels Pizzerie. Usual orange juice, cornflakes, coffee crossant, bread rolls, brioche, cold meat, cheese, yougart and jam selection. If this is not your cup of tea there are plenty of eateries within a stones throw of the front door. There is a Mono Prix supermarket just around the corner and The Layfayette food hall about 1 km away - a must if you really want to explore the French equivalent of Harrods.

Arriving at CDG airport, take the RER train into Paris and get off at Magenta (Gare de Noor) then take the link to St Lazzare - only 1 stop. By the way, don't be tempted to buy a travel card at the airport as this covers 6 zones whereas all you need for central Paris are Zones 1-3. These can be purchased daily at any station. Bon chance - Andrew

Stayed February 2007
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7 Thank Andrew K
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Dublin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2005

I found the staff very friendly and helpful. The room was on the 6th floor accessible via a small lift. The room itself wasn't the biggest but thats the norm for Paris. It was clean and tidy with the usual mod cons; sat tv,fridge,safe,hairdryer,telephone etc. And they all worked!!
It spanned the roof space so a velux window opened on either side of the building to the bathroom and bedroom respectfully.
As it is located near gare st lazare you get a little noise from the incoming trains-but then again my hearing is very acute. This is also an advantage as the station is perfect for accessing all areas of the city via the excellent metro and rer trains.
There is an Italian restaurant located on the ground floor which serves a very reasonable and delicious Lasange. Buffet breakfast is also served here.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Property: Grand Hotel Du Calvados
Address: 20 rue d Amsterdam | 9th Arr., 75009 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1,565 of 1,796 Hotels in Paris
Price range (per night): $111 - $199
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Du Calvados 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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