Park & Suites Prestige Paris Grande Bibliothèque Hotel is located in the 13th district of Paris, close to Bercy Village and François Mitterand Library, less than 10 minutes from Place de la Madeleine, and 100 meters from the RER train station and the subway.
"Towel is only one"
It is far away from the city centre, there is a tram line but not sure the destination. It is an apartment room, very modern and stylish. The lights on the corridor is automatic. Each floor has their own wall colour, different to every floor. Easy to access the room and once you enter your room, there quiet roomy hallway and small kitchen tuck away on the wall, hidden with partition door. Complete kitchen, everything are there. Then you have your bedroom next to it with the wall to separate and the door. The AC is not working so it is hot. It takes 4 hrs to get cool for AC to work. The LED TV is huge, lots of TV channels to choose from but the pillow is thin so cannot sleep well. Wifi signal is strong. The area of the bed is not that spacious but not too small. The bathroom is huge but be careful in the shower as it is slippery the floor without water in. You have to ask more towel in the receptionist and the toiletries is only one liquid (from top to toe) in the shower area. In the bathroom there is heater wall to warm your towel. Nice one! Overall is ok, not too bad to stay for 2 nights.
"Was good for the price"
We booked a room for a week, for the money was overall was not too bad. The service was not what we expected, but the location was good. I only stayed in the room during night time as i spend all the time discovering Paris.
How is this a 4 star hotel' It's pretty bare bones. Certainly clean, staff are pleasant but not 4 star. They didn't replace run-out soap or a face towel after my first night (don't know why they took it away). If you need a cheap place to stay as a base in a rather bland part of Paris, fine. If you want more of an experience (at a greater cost most likely), then look somewhere else.
"concept does not work"
I realize that real estate is expensive in big cities such as Paris and, therefore, affordable Hotel rooms tend to be small in such cities. The Appart'City is no exception to this rule. Actually, the cubboard storage space is so limited that hanging more than three items seems difficult. In principle, I am willing to accept this to get an affordable room in Paris. However, for that only makes sense for short-term stays (no more than two nights). On the other Hand, the room had a kitchenette, something I would only use on longer term stays of more than five days. And this kitchenette eats up at least two squaremeters of space without being useful for short-term stays. Thus, the overall concept of the Hotel did not make sense to me. Moreover, I was also very unhappy with the (also very small) bathroom. The shower head was defect, delivering most of the water at the Connection between tube and shower head, in practice to the ceiling of the room. Apparently, that Problem has been going on for quite some time as the ceiling already had suffered major damage (see Foto). Chips of paint were following down from the ceiling in such quantities that they were clogging the drain. Not a pleasant shower experience! Moreover, one of the two lights in the bathroom was broken so that I had to shave in semi-darkness. However, there were some positive aspects: Personnel at the reception desk was not as unfriendly as described in some traveller reports. I would not rate them as particularly friendly but at least as neutral. The best part of the hotel actually was a pretty decent breakfast buffet, particularly considering average breakfast in France.
We only stayed for 1 night but it was a perfect stop for us after a long flight. The beds were very comfortable, roomy apartment and bathroom. For a family of four it was very spacious for Paris. Price is great also when breakfast is included it was an extra bonus and well worth the convenience
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM