Hotel Picard Hotel 0 star
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26 rue de Picardie Paris, France -
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This hotel in the heart of Paris is surrounded by many lively neighbourhoods. The guest rooms are decorated with various different colour schemes, but compared to today's standards, they can appear a little old-fashioned. In any case, there is a wide selection so ask to see a few before making your choice. The welcome is genuinely friendly.

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    Location 7.93 /10

    13/20
    Hotel Picard is a very old building dating back 200 years. It is ideally positioned in the heart of Paris, surrounded by the neighbourhoods of République, Oberkampf, and the Marais. Indeed, it is located in the northern section of the Marais, with its back to the 'mur du Temple'. The Hotel Picard is also a short distance from the 'Place des Vosges', one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. For nightlife, the Bastille area or the narrow streets around the Pompidou Centre are within a 15 minute walk from the hotel. This picturesque, historic, and central location provides a good base from which to experience Parisian life. The nearest underground stations are Fille du Calvaire or République.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    A peculiarity of this small 28 room hotel is that half of them don't have a bathroom, only a corner with a sink in the bedroom. The hotel offers single, double, and triple rooms. There are no fundamental differences between them and they all offer the same level of comfort. The decor and the colours used are all extremely old-fashioned, really not fitting with the latest trends. Some of the rooms are decorated with bright-coloured, thick corduroy fabric on the walls, while other, more subtle rooms have beige or green wallpaper with varying degrees of intensity. The floors are carpeted. There is one concession to modernity though: flat-screen TVs. There is one very interesting decor element that does stand out: a number of larger rooms have very beautiful intricate mirrors, edged with colourful mosaics. They are made by the owner's sister and are magnificent. Two of the triple rooms have beautiful and modern bathrooms, while the others are very traditional. Some of the rooms have safes and all of the windows are double-glazed.

    Overview 6.20 /10

    You can immediately feel the atmosphere as soon as you walk in. It combines elements of modern decor (a statue, contemporary lighting) with a very rustic, friendly ambiance. You will think you have just walked into a vibrant country house full of trinkets. On the ground floor, the lobby and the breakfast room share the same area, furnished with very comfortable, worn leather sofas. The slightly chaotic atmosphere is immediately welcoming. Guests who are stricter about neatness and tidiness will be taken aback when they enter. The welcome is exceptional - kind, courteous, and full of warmth.

    To know

    A large number of guest rooms are currently being renovated (early 2011) and will be fitted out with new bathrooms using top quality materials and modern colours.

    Equipment

    • Internet access
    • Spa

      Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool

    advantage

    • Very central location
    • The warm welcome
    • Reasonably priced for central Paris

    disadvantages

    • Wi-Fi only available on the ground floor
    • The decor in some of the rooms is a bit old-fashioned
    • Half of the rooms have no bathroom

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