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Port-Royal Hotel

8, Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris, France

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Port-Royal Hotel, Paris

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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

Situated in the bottom of the 5th arrondissement, the friendly hotel offers a great deal, especially to those willing to share facilities (as long as they don’t take long showers).

Pros: Clean and cozy accommodations. Family feel. Good value.

Cons: Extra charge for shower in shared bathrooms. Located a bit outside the center.

Review

The Port-Royal Hotel offers cheapo-friendly rooms with a grandmotherly touch near the Gobelins Metro stop in the bottom of the 5th. It’s been carefully run by the same family since 1931, and it shows. This place is a well-run operation.

Rooms come in many sizes, and are furnished with simple wooden or metal beds, handsome armoires and desks, and a telephone (no TV). Old-fashioned touches, like restored crown molding and homey wallpaper patterns, make an inviting scene. Free Wi-Fi works throughout the hotel.

The most expensive rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, neatly tiled with either a shower or bathtub. Many rooms, however, have only a sink for washing up and share a toilet and shower in the hallway. It’s important to note that the hotel charges €2.50 for a shower token—which provides just five minutes of water. (Hey, it’s one way to keep the line short!)

We preferred the rooms that look out to the Boulevard Port-Royal, as they’re brighter (and double-paned windows should keep the traffic noise down). However, lighter sleepers should request a room overlooking the small courtyard.

A breakfast is served for €8 in the cozy stone-lined breakfast room downstairs.

While the hotel’s location isn’t the best on our list (it’s a bit too far south to think about easily walking to most sights), it is located right next to a Metro stop and just one stop away from the Port Royal RER stop, which offers direct access to Charles de Gaulle. That’s convenient.

The entire hotel is non-smoking. Happily, it has a normal-sized elevator. The hotel accepts cash and travelers checks (in euros) only. Repeat: No credit cards.

Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Elevator
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Bathroom: Private
  • Telephone

Contact

8, Boulevard de Port-Royal
13th: Place d’Italie / Chinatown / Butte-aux-Cailles, Paris, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 43 31 70 06
Fax: +33 (0)1 43 31 33 67

Website: http://www.hotelportroyal.fr

Email: portroyalhotel@wanadoo.fr

About the Port-Royal Hotel neighborhood

The area’s main crossroads is Place d'Italie, surrounded by brutalist tower blocks that can make you forget you are in Paris.

Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris
Port-Royal Hotel, Paris

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