Known for its long history of attracting artists and writers, “the Left Bank has been able to preserve the soul of the French capital”, says The New York Times, and “the classic charms outweigh the contemporary influences”. Here, in the 13th Arrondissement, the 3-star La Manufacture is a property that offers great value in notoriously expensive Paris. It has been recommended by The Guardian as one of the best 10 boutique hotels on the Left Bank and as “best for budget” by National Geographic Traveller.
Place d’Italie metro station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and there are frequent buses to Notre Dame and beyond. Luxembourg Gardens and the Jardin des Plantes are a 20-minute walk towards the river, and the Catacombs of Paris are around the same distance to the west (get there early, especially on a weekend as the queues can be long). A visit to a jazz club in the Latin Quarter should also not be missed -- Le Caveau des Oubliettes comes highly recommended.
Back at the hotel, the staff are friendly and welcoming. The décor is bright and Art-Deco inspired, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. There is no restaurant on site but there's a small bar behind the reception area and a continental buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. Guests can also have breakfast in their rooms. For dinner, the lovely Butte-aux-Cailles neighbourhood (a former wine warehouse area) is 10 minutes away -- try Chez Gladines for Basque food at a reasonable price. There is also a Carrefour supermarket over the road for any essentials.
The bedrooms are on the small side, but they are clean, quiet and well thought out. For more space, book one of the Superior Rooms on the top floor, one of which has views of the Eiffel Tower.
From the press:
"Don't let the '13th arrondissement' scare you away from this contemporary little budget hotel well-located in a lively residential district" -- The Guardian
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 12 per person (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: EUR 27 per person (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.65 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
From Gare du Nord, take line 5 to Place d’Italie, which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The journey will take around 30 minutes and cost 1.80€ each way. For those driving, there is a public car park 300 metres away (extra charge applies) and if you have your bike with you, the hotel can store it in a secure courtyard.
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