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Hotel Camelia Nation
Ranked #1,635 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I booked this hotel for our second trip to Paris this 2016. I used the Place de la Nation as our base to travel throughout Paris as the Metro here is very connected which means less transfers/changes.
Place de la Nation is a lovely 'place' it had bars and restaurants and was buzzing with Parisians going about their daily lives.
The hotel Camelia Prestige is not very prestige. It's nicely decorated but tries to imitate a more classier hotel than it actual is, which gives off a vibe of insincerity.
The rooms in Paris are usually small by most city standards but this room was like a shoe box. A tiny square room with a tiny little box with a door on in the corner. The box was your toilet / basin / shower. You could literally use the loo while cleaning your teeth and have a shower at the same time.
The bed was the new type of foam mattress things that last 6 months, the pillows were made of nothing, put your head on one and it feels like there's nothing supporting you.
The television did not work at all, no channels worked just a black screen.
The shower head and fixings were falling apart and I had to try and mend them, but they required replacing so they fell apart after one use.

The staff at the hotel were OK, but through our 4 night stay we only encountered a friendly one as we checked out.

Would I stay in Place de la Nation again? YES
Would I stay at Hotel Camelia Prestige again? NO

Room Tip: Please NOTE!! : There is NO lift at this Hotel and the staircase is a tiny spiral type. The lights s...
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Good hotel, outside the center of Paris, but so close to the train it hardly matters, and the distance keeps it quiet at night. Plenty of food options near by, including one that's open at 6am (quite rare in Paris)
The room was clean, but for a nasty leak in the bathroom ceiling with quite a bit of scary mold. Six floors up without an elevator can be brutal at the end of a day of sightseeing. but the view from the room was pleasant and very "Paris"

Room Tip: There's no elevator for this six story hotel, so keep that in mind when booking.
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

If you just want a bed and shower at a reasonable price for central Paris this hotel is perfect. Yes, there are lots of stairs and I suggest you request a lower floor if you have lots of luggage. We just had small back packs and needed a reasonably priced place with easy access to the Metro and RER to Disneyland Paris. The area felt very safe (appears to be mainly residential) with the Metro station 5 mins walk away. Breakfast in the basement was good value at 5 euros and there was a lovely boulangerie across the road for lunches. Also a good value kebab/burger place next door.

Room Tip: Lower floors if you have lots of luggage as there is no lift.
  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

I reserved with them online. It clearly said you only pay once you are at the hotel (but they still take your card number for clarification without your securiry code), any way immediately after I changed my mind and called to cancel. Only a few days later when checking my statement I come to realise that i've been charged 110 euros for a room I never stayed at !!! I called them and the lady was very rude on the phone and completely refused to do a refund. Take my advice and stay away from scam hotels like this.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in May 2015 for 3 nights. Staff was very nice and friendly.

They dont have elevators so its pain to carry your luggage 3 stairs up amd down. The rooms are extremely small and the bathroom size is just hilarious. The airplane toilets will definitely be better than these. Apart from the size of the room it was decent and cheap.

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Address: 6 avenue Philippe Auguste | 11 Arr., 75011 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Bercy / Nation , République
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Ranked #1,635 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: $96 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Camelia Nation 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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