review of our stay in Residence Villa Daubenton, Paris

    Residence Villa Daubenton is an aparthotel in a quite street in the Quartier Latin. The studios are equipped with a kitchenette and the apartments have a spacious and fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms have Wi-Fi, direct line telephone as well as satellite TV.

    We choosed the Residence Villa Daubenton because of its space, the bedroom + livingroom and the location in the Latin Quartier. The aparthotel has good consumer reviews on the internet.

    Personally, i was less satiesfied. Because the apartment was so spacious, our bathroom was disappointing. The bathroom was small and the bath was only suitable to sit; i couldn't lay down. The shower head i had to keep in my hands. It could not be fixed on the wall. I understand from other reviews on the internet that other guests had larger bathrooms. So i guess, we were unlucky with the bathroom.

    The bed in the livingroom is a sofa bed. Our daughter was only 12 years old and the only one who used the bed. But i think if my wife and i had sleep on this sofa, we wouldn't had a good sleep.

    The location of Villa Daubenton was more far away from the main sites than expected. Metro stop Censier Daubenton (ligne 7) is about 400 meter from the hotel. Its takes 6 stops by metro to the Notre Dame Cathedral. I had expected that we would be closer to that church. It's 12 stops to the Eiffel Tower.
    To the Sacre Coeur and the Montmartre takes at least 15 stops with change of lines.

    The full rate we payed (in 2006) for our apartment was 155 per night excluding breakfast. I saw on that the rate in 2010 in the summer is about 250 Euro. Breakfast was additional and was 10 per person and was a waste of money. The breakfast room is not a separated room but just a small space in front of the reception. The sandwiches were hard as stone (it was Sunday) and there was allmost no choice of food. The tea was warmed in the magnetron. There was just one coffeepot which was half full because the nightporter also drunk from it. The night porter also had set the temperature control very high. One of the heaters was right under our table. A breakfast in one of the restaurants on the street is a much better choice than in the hotel.
    Nearby is a local market with fresh fruit and vegetables.

    Our conclusion of this stay in Residence Villa Daubenton: considering the price/value/distances it is definitely not enough to return in the future to this apartment again.

    Residence Villa Daubenton

Paris Hotels Travel - 2013