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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
A two-star hotel in the hip Oberkampf neighborhood, the Alhambra offers comfortable rooms and a large, plant-filled courtyard.
Pros: Hip location near nightlife. Huge planted courtyard. Friendly management.
Cons: Courtyard could be noisy for early sleepers. Small bathrooms. Complaints about “junior suites.”
The Hotel Alhambra's 58 rooms are fine, if conventional and a bit boring in a “chain hotel” kind of way. They’re decorated with sunny yellow wallpaper, deep green carpets and rather ho-hum comforters. All rooms are nonsmoking and equipped with a large flat-screen TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Fourth floor rooms on the street side have small balconies (ask ahead when booking).
Bathrooms are covered in cream-colored tiles and equipped mostly with showers, although some bathtubs are available in triple rooms. Note that many bathrooms are quite small. While many hotels have small baths in Paris, you might want to inquire about a room with a larger bathroom when reserving if this is a priority for you.
While some of the rooms at the Hotel Alhambra overlook the rue Malte, most open up to a giant courtyard garden that’s attractively landscaped and open to guests. During warm weather, you can enjoy meals, coffee or drinks among the greenery. (After midnight guests are supposed to keep the noise down. Rooms also have double-paned windows for soundproofing, although these will probably be open during the summer.)
Note that “Junior Suites” might offer less than you expect, as they offer a standard double bed and a sofa bed. It’s technically capable of sleeping four, but guests shouldn’t expect any privacy or separate rooms.
The Hotel Alhambra struck us as a friendly base to enjoy the bars, restaurants and shopping in the trendy Oberkampf neighborhood. It’s also within an easy walk of the Marais and Bastille, and a just minutes to République.
Breakfast is not included in the room rate.
Metro: The Hotel Alhambra is located just steps from the Oberkampf Metro stop (lines 5 and 9).
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
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About the Alhambra neighborhood
The Bastille is located just east of the Marais in the 11th arrondissement, centered around the Place de la Bastille, once home to the infamous Bastille prison which was destroyed during the revolution (1789) and now anchored by a modern opera house that is the aesthetic opposite of the Opéra Garnier across town.