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Hotel Castex - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

5 Rue Castex - Paris

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 126 .00
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The Castex Hotel is a smoke-free, fully air-conditioned property located in the historical Marais district of central Paris, close to the Bastille underground station and within walking distance of many major attractions including the splendid Place des Vosges, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée Picasso, and the Opera Bastille.

Fully refurbished in 2003, the property boasts elegant 17th century-style furnishings, spacious and comfortable guestrooms, a delightful vaulted breakfast room, and a patio. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas, and a computer station is available for guests.

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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 232 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

My family and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and would thoroughly recommend. ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Castex

A buffet breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Castex

  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

This hotel has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

Hotel Castex is also known as

Castex Hotel
Castex Hotel Paris

8.8

Clean

8.7

Location

8.0

Quiet

6.1

Spacious

8.5

Service

Castex Hotel reviews

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

very nice hotel. my room was a small room at ground floor exiting on a small internal court but also other type of rooms are available. Very calm, no noise. Good quality of the breakfast. 3 minutes walking from Place des Vosges.

7.6 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Room was very small and noisy (it faced the street) but staff were very friendly and it was adequate for a one night stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Hotel Castex is exactly the right type of hotel to stay in while on a short visit to Paris. It starts with an excellent welcome and warm atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully equipped and full of character. The hotel is well located to soak up the Parisian way of life and the hotel is charming.

7.5 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Well, we did expect the room would be very small, but could not expect it would be that tiny! There is practically 50 centimeters of space around the bed, and that's quite the whole room. And you should also be ready to hear everything your neighbours are doing, as the walls are really thin :) Otherwise it's a lovely place to stay: clean rooms, decent breakfast (despite quite terrible scrambled eggs), a complimentary bottle of wine, friendly and helping staff and perfect (and safe) neighbourhood. The hotel is in walking distance to most tourist attractions, so we are likely to stay here again next time.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is a gem! The staff were extremely helpful. It is a five minute walk to the Seine down the Blvd. Henri IV. Rooms are small, but amenities are excellent. Close to bus and metro lines. A great Parisian value!

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A great hotel in an ideal location for exploring the city. Yes the rooms are not the biggest but this is Paris and the Castex is a typical parisian hotel full of character. If you are a person looking for big rooms with all mod cons then choose one of the big chains at inflated prices. If you want traditional Paris then this is the place to go,

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

very nice place

7.2 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

I would recommend this hotel except for the fact that the room was very very small even though I have specifically asked for a normal size room as I was staying a week. Not even the possibility to open a suitcase except on the bed.... Not even a table or desk for writing or working....

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Room was #105 at first floor with northern wall curved and positioned close to stairs,on east side the elevator. Very bad and uncomfortable arrangement for two people. My wife has been very disoppointed and unhappy for hotel choise.Fortunayely the location very close to Bastille has mitigated the lack of comfort. Breakfast not adequate to the price paied.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Hotel was wonderfully located near the Bastille metro stop and a short work to Hotel de Ville. Good restaurants in the neighborhood. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was not worth the price -- go out go the local bakeries and grab what you want. Much better and much cheaper to do that. Our only complaint was that there were two dogs in the room next to us. When the other guests left the room, the dogs went crazy -- throwing themselves at the door. Fortunately, the racket was during the day and not during the nights. If we had had better "next door neighbors" we would have loved the hotel. Unfortunately for us, our neighbors' dogs were horrible hotel guests.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

great location, excellent location. rooms very small but staff could not be more helpful.....free internet! best value for money in Paris

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Lovely place in walking distance from main attractions, friendly and very helpful English speaking staff...

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

excellent location. The tapestry in the bedroom needs restyling and the bedroom was small. An exellent relationship between quality and price. I recommend it for a short stay in Paris.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

For the location this was a reasonably priced hotel by Paris standards. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We arrived quite early in the morning but they let us leave our bags so we could go and do some sightseeing and we checked in later in the afternoon. The only downside would be the room size but this is not unusual for Paris and would be fine for a few nights stay. The whole hotel was very clean and had a good position.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Just finished my third stay at the Castex and had a fantastic time! Girls' trip this time with three friends and as always the Castex was the perfect location for eating, drinking, shopping, and visiting many historical landmarks. We stayed at two other American hotels during this trip (using points to save money) but our favorite hotel by far was the Castex. I really hate to keep raving about it - I'm afraid too many people will find out about this little gem! I'm already looking forward to my next stay!

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Hotel Castex, while very small with very small rooms, is very pleasant to stay in. The staff were pleasant and helpful, the breakfast was good, for Paris, and the bed was very comfortable. The location is just great. Quiet street within easy reach of the metro and a lovely stroll from the Place des Vosges. We loved the walk along the Rue St. Antoine and also along the Arsenal down to the river. Will definitely return to explore more around the Bastille area itself.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

A wonderful small hotel. Close to the Bastille metro & not far from Notre Dame if you have a good pair of walking shoes.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Very friendly employees. Hotel is sourrounded by a nice area. Metro is near by.

7.7 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

I almost wanted to leave when I walked into Hotel Castex. The clerk was on the phone talking away. He made me and another group wait for over 20 minutes while he talked on the phone. Multi-tasking is impossible for this guy. When he finished, there was a ever so light, don't bother me, and ever so annoyed, "sorry, emergency". Little did he know that my daughter speaks French and knew exactly why he was on the phone. He was trying to convince a reluctant future guest to stay at the hotel. I guess losing a potential booking IS an emergency to him. I just do not like to be waiting for 20 minutes to check in. Hotel is fine, good location, the lady at the front desk was fantastic very helpful. I was sure glad the guy at the desk when we check in was not around the last two days.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

A nice hotel placed in a fantastic area... surely to try again.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Staff was extremely helpful; perfect location in the city close to metro/bus service. Wi-fi worked perfectly in the room unlike so many hotels. I stayed only 2 nights this visit but would definitely return to Hotel Castex. I did not have the breakfast as I felt 10 euros was a bit expensive.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Rooms were clean and a decent size for Paris hotel. Location is great. Near nice dining and hop on/off bus line. Because of previous comments did not dine at Castex restaurant.

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

La única pega del Hotel Castex es que ninguno de los empleados sabe español.

7.1 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ideally located for central 'tourist Paris'.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

An excellent small privately run hotel in a great location from which to see Paris. Two metro stops are nearby from which you can get most anywhere quickly. Rooms are pretty big for Paris. If you want a cute, comfortable, affordable place to shower and sleep and then hit the town, this is a great choice.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

1.The room next door was exceptionally noisy. Even when they unlocked their door, the noise was loud and disruptive at night. Their voices could be heard quite clearly and loudly. 2.One concierge was excellent--helpful and gracious and spoke English very well. 3.The computer in the lobby was an asset. 4. The location was excellent--in the Marais and close to Metro line 1.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Stayed 4 nights, great location, great staff,very pleased, would stay there again

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a delightful stay at the hotel Castex. I have a small amount of French, and as soon as I tried to use it, the friendly hotel staff switched into English for me. The rooms are tiny, but each does have its own bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Clever use of space provided ample storage for 2 large suitcases. Free Wifi a plus. The neighborhood can't be beat for an authentic Parisian experience - make sure you eat breakfast out at the nearby cafes. It will cost you much less than the hotel breakfast and the ambience is fabulous. Try to stay at the back of the hotel - we were in the front and the trash trucks start very early in the morning during the week. All in all, a delightful Parisian city experience with helpful staff and clean rooms.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Philippines

Just two blocks away from Bastille station. I just walk to the Latin Quarter and the hotel is just behind Rue de Rivoli which runs through major sites and shopping areas. Venere said internet wasn't free but it was during our stay. They have a terminal in the lobby and you can connect via wifi in your rooms.

7.0 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Paris is a beautiful city, but why do most parisians feel they have to be unkind and arrogant? The hotel has a great location and offers the usual comfort of a 3 stars parisian hotel: small rooms, thin walls, one person lift. Exception: a clean bathroom, which is a result. This hotel was the best I had in that price/category in Paris sofar.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

our room smelled like sewage from time to time. other than that, it was a good value for the money spent.

7.2 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I was in the Castex Hotel with my wife. Good hotel, with an excellent position. Just two minutes walking from the underground. I think I'll suggest this hotel to my friends. Perhaps the room is a litlle bit small for a couple with children.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very comfortable small hotel. Excellent location near a Metro stop. Hotel was a bit difficult to find but if you follow the signs to the Post Office on Rue Castex then it is just across the street. We will definitely stay there again. Clean, comfortable and safe surroundings. A nice walk to most sites including Notre Dame and the Louvre.

7.9 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel Castex is in an excellent location approx. 200m from the Bastille Rail Station. The Paris underground is easily accessible and easy to use, providing access close to the major sights, but buy a day ticket. It is only a 10 to 15 min walk to the Seine and a little further to Notre Dame. There were plenty of cafes & restaurants nearby to suit any budget and the patisserie in Rue Saint Antoine was excellent for breakfast. Room 105 faces an internal courtyard and was quiet except for guests using the adjacent staircase when the lift was not operational. The room and bathroom were small but clean and adequately furnished. Free internet access was available in the lobby and staff were helpful, but a little French was useful. We would stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

I went to Paris with a friend to attend a private concert in the 6è arrondissement (near Notre-Dame). We arrived by car at about 4 PM and checked in the Castex hotel. It's hard to find a free parking place in the street itself (no private parking and not free) so we put our car in a private parking near the hotel. For that we paid about 30 euros for 24 hours but at least it was guarded and you don't want anything to happen to your car (especially with a foreign licence plate). The hotel: We stayed only one night in a double room (one big bed) for 110€ without any meals. Hotel is pretty inside (very romantic and rustic - check their website). Our room was on the fourth floor (elevator). Pretty back view from the window. Nice price I say seeing the location, the facilities and the hotel (***). Enough space for two, very clean modern bathroom, one small flat-screen Philips TV, adjustable aircon, extra pillows, closets, a safe, small desk. Nothing to complain about. Staff: Nice polite helpful lady when I checked in/out. Guy for the night shift. Nothing special to say as we didn't stay long in the hotel and we spoke French so didn't test their skills. Location: A quiet narrow street between two big streets. Next to Place de la Bastille and metro Bastille. Safe area (we walked back at night from Notre-Dame, about 25' walk along the Seine). It was my first online booking. I suggest you call the hotel for confirmation after booking online. It takes you only 30 seconds and you're sure if you have your room. We paid at check-out by credit card.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

excellent staff,bedrooms and overall AAAA+++++ one downside breakfast a bit limited for 10 euros.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

it's a very beautiful hotel with very kind welcoming people

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was a good property--a little high on the price considering the small quarters--but then it's the same no matter where you go in Paris, right? Nice, quiet hotel on a side street near the Bastille. It's got an elevator. The breakfast was good and it's about a block and a half from the Metro. There are about 10 channels on the TV (one in English) so it's not the kind of place you would want to spend a lot of time in--because you are in Paris to do other things, right?

7.7 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Je ne suis pas

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The staff could not have been nicer,great location

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Excellent option, worth what we paid. It's 5mins walk from metro; offered breakfast is expensive, you better go to a grocery store that is just around the corner. Simple, quiet, price reasonable, nice room, just what we were looking for a hotel in Europe (room space will always be a problem in any Europe hotel, so be prepared).

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

I stayed at Castex for 2 days on my own (single/double room on the interior courtyard), liked it, and followed up for six days with my wife in company (double room facing the street). Rooms are relatively small, basic but comfortable. No laundry service but there are self-serve laundromats nearby and you can borrow an iron. This is a pretty noisy area for much of the day and night (carousers, traffic on Rue Henri IV go pretty late, and city sanitation services start early), so try to get an inwards facing room. Those (four only) opening onto the courtyard itself are positively tranquil! We nonetheless slept well enough in the street-side room. Staff are likeable, unfailingly polite and helpful. Guests covered a broad spectrum, from tour groups to business people. Location is definitely a big plus: close to several Metro lines and a dazzling array of sights and eating places. We stayed in the 6e Arrondissement last time in Paris and like the Marais better as a "base". The Castex contributed to that and we would stay there again.

7.6 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Nice small Hotel. Superb location.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A friendly hotel in a good location, close to Metro and bus stops. Breakfast (not included) good. Good value (in Parisian terms)

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel staff were very helpful and accommodating. The rooms are tight--very tight--but remarkably quiet and comfortable. All in all, good value for a great location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is the second time within two years I have stayed at the Castex. I came back to this hotel because of the wonderful experience I had the first time. The hotel is very clean and quiet, wonderful accommodations for the price, and very professional staff. The location could not be better - adjacent to the metro at Place de la Bastille and within the historical Marais district. Place des Vosges is right around the corner, and within easy walking distance are Notre Dame, Louvre, Tuilleries, Place de la Concord, and Champs Elysee. Excellent hotel, met all our expectations and then some, would absolutely return for third and future visits. Perfect hotel to experience life as a Parisienne.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The gentlemen at the front desk were very helpful and friendly; printing out several maps for us. I would definitely stay here again. The location is situated on a quiet street but close to the Metro.

7.5 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

everything was ok except for the bed...they didn't change the sheet....

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was chosen based on others comments. It was in a good location not in the centre of Paris but easily walkable,near the metro and the area felt safe. There were plenty of bars and restaurants around. The rooms were small but fine, very clean, good bathroom/shower and pleasant staff. I was travelling with my daughter and we met up with a friend and her daughter from America.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Albeit brief, I enjoyed my stay very much. I have already told all of my friends how great the hotel was. I would stay there again for sure! MERCI!!!

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

I choose the hotel based on the comments that I had found on this Internet site and I could not agree more. The staff is friendly and always ready to help. The room and bathroom were very clean and the facilities surrounding the hotel are very convenient. It is a little noisy but that is Paris. I spent three nights by mid April 2008. I would certainly go back there.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Our party of eight people didn't arrive at the hotel until after midnight but the staff on duty were very welcoming. A very pleasantly appointed hotel in a very good area. Not cheap, but that's more to do with the strength of the euro against the pound. Would definitely book again. We didn't breakfast at the hotel, there are a number of small typically Parisian cafes within easy walking distance.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

I would return to this place when I'll come back to Paris

6.7 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The hotel was very clean, nicely furnished, the staff was friendly, the location is excellent: about 100m from Place de la Bastille. As to the size of the room, I didn't expect much, considering that I was staying in Paris. But this was too small, not more than 80 cm on either side of the bed, maybe 30 cm at the bottom-end. The double rooms may be better.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malta

I truly enjoyed my stay. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The location makes it easiely walkable to major sites and museams. It is also just blocks from a major train station which makes traveling throughout the city stress-free.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was a great find. We wanted somewhere to base a 4 day romantic getaway in this wonderful city. The room was spotlessly clean, the staff were most accommodating at all times, there were many brochures and maps available and the room was private and very comfortable. We even had a balcony view over the rear courtyard. We did not use the breakfast room, preferring to wander out for a later snack, but the staff were very kind with all other areas, recommending restaurants and organising taxis when asked to help. All this done in English with humour too. We were never going to spend much time in the room apart from at night, so the fact it wasn't as large as aircraft hanger didn't bother us. There was plenty of room for two adults to co-exist even if one seemed to have brought her complete wardrobe with her! It was a great hotel and I would recommend it to all and would stay there again myself. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This was my first visit to Paris and our first stay with Castex. Overall I can not fault this hotel. Our room was small but lovely.The facilities are pretty basic but we only used the hotel as a base to sleep and change our clothes. The metro and the marais are on the doorstep. I would recommend it - you could do a lot worse;)

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

The hotel was better than expected and we vere especially satisfied with the bathroom standard and the number of plugs in the room. The bad thing was thin door that made you hear your neighbour steps very well. The brekfast room was too tight, ottherwise good standard of breakfast but a bit too expensive i.e. 10E

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

It's great, simply put. It's a very basic and inexpensive (for Paris) hotel that's clean, warm and well maintained. It's perfectly situated within a 5 minute walk from the heart of the Marais and within a morning's stroll along the river to Ile St Louis and Notre Dame. Breakfast isn't provided but there are a wealth of cafes along St Antoine that serve good sandwiches and coffee for less than the breakfast at the Castex. I'd certainly recommended it.

7.8 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Second time there and I confirm my opinion: Very good accomodation. Only one thing negative, in one year 30€ more per night!

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Great position, just around the corner from the Bastille. Stayed here many years ago when it was more quirky but it's still a very good hotel and would stay there again.

7.8 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Perfect location. The night receptionist on arrival seemed a bit uninterested. The receptionist from Namibia was extremely friendly and ran out on the street to hand me my left-behind wallet after we had checked out.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel with my gf. We love to wake up perhaps a little bit later than the average(9:00/9:30) and, at that time or before, we easily can hear the cleaning of the rooms around. Anyway I guess it's a common problem of any hotel. The hotel is very clean and it's close to everything!

6.8 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I can recommend the Hotel Castex based upon my stay there. The hotel room I stayed in was a bit small, but very clean. The location is fantastic--about a 3 minute walk from a Metro station, perhaps a 10 minute walk to Notre Dame. One really big bonus at the hotel is free wireless access. This is a hidden cost that is really becoming onerous at other hotels. Other places I stayed at cost 20 Euros per night for internet access.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Good location, very close to subway, shops, restaurants, multilingual, pleasant staff.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My wife and I (mid-30s) stayed at Castex for a couple nights in November 2007, and liked the hotel alot, it is charming, and well located, free wi-fi, elevator. The best thing about it in our experience, though, was the staff (there were 3 different young men working at the front desk over our stay, and this is true for all of them) - accomodating and friendly, patient to no end, and helpful at the merest request. We showed up the day the Metro strike started, and because of that our train to Spain got cancelled, so we had to book a last minute flight. The desk man helped us deal with working around the metro situation, and booked an airport shuttle for us, which would have been impossible without his help. And he even - with the utmost patience and friendliness - let us try out our terrible french with him, holding a stunted conversation... only switching back to english when it was necessary to get to details we clearly couldn't handle. great location too, in the Marais area. terrific! i would certainly go back....

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great hotel for price. Proximity to Metro and sites was excellent. Highly recommend.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was the first time I stayed at the Castex. The location is great, and the rooms are very nice. The air conditioner was not working all that great when I got there, but they fixed it and it was nice. My room was very quiet, though it did not face the street. Also, they have a computer in the lobby with internet access that any guests may use. That was great.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

my only complaint is regarding the overall cleanliness of the bathroom... while it appeared that all the surfaces were clean, there was a musty/mildew-y smell that permeated the room. (i think it was the fabric shower curtain)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

we enjoyed our time at the Castex. We love the location and especially starting our day off walking through ile st louis. The staff was very professional and we felt very welcome.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Fantastic place -- great for business or vacation. Very kind staff that made staying there an extra pleasure.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My sister and I spent two nights at the Castex. We were absolutely delighted with the ambiance, the service, and the location. We speak very little French but the staff spoke English well enough that communication was not a problem and the staff were very warm and kind to us. The room was a good size for two people. Although the bed and furnishings were typical for a lower cost european hotel, the bahroom was well above average. The hotel is an easy walk from the subway and well situated for walking around the Marais, walking to Notre Dame and even to the Louvre and D'Orsay if you don't mind a 45 minute walk taking in the lovely sights of Paris. Stay at the Castex!

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The most important thing is the position, 200m from line 1 of metrò(bastille) is very quickly to rich the best place of the city. Near to "marais" where there are a lot of retaurant and similar( high quality of food-right price).

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We visit Paris at least once a year, and had been recommended the Castex on several occasions. We have tried on previous trips to reserve this hotel to no avail, as it was always full. It compares extremely well with other hotels that we have stayed in, in both the 4th and 5th arrondisments. The location is perfect, with ready metro access to most areas of interest, and there is no shortage of decent restaurants and bars in the area. Our needs are simple, so we do not usually test the staff in the hotels that we visit to the limits, but the staff in Castex seem very friendly and efficient. Our room, while well appointed, was a little small, but in our experience, this is quite normal in Central Paris, where most hotels have been established in converted buildings. We don't reckon that the room size is a problems for most Europeans, who are used to this type of inner city accomodation. We would happily recommend this hotel.

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Norway

Our room was very small, even for European standards. 1st floor with window to the street was quite noisy. Location is very good, close to the Seine, Le Marais, Bastille. Very friendly staff.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at Hotel Castex for a short sight-seeing break. It proved to be the perfect choice of hotel for us. Our room was clean, comfortable and quite and, although smaller than most others we've stayed in, was large enough. The hotel's location near the Metro station at Bastille makes it an ideal base for quick and easy travelling around Paris. Many of the sights are also within walking distance. We consider our stay to have been exceptionally good value and can therefore readily recommend the Hotel Castex.

7.4 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very quite, simple and cleaned. Notre dame zone is better to visit all city, I recommend to you this hotel for "bed only", if you want to visit the city.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Centralissimo, pulito e con personale gentile e disponibile

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Close to Bastille Metro stop (if you get out the right exit) which is on line 1, direct route from Port Maillot where Ryanair bus stop is. Lots of restaurants close by.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We stayed three nights. Excellent location. Hotel was quiet. Room was clean. Nice bathroom. Room was small but everything one needed was there. Room was comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money. Good for someone who wants to stay somewhere clean on a budget.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The elevator was broken

7.6 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Singapore

Good location, clean & adequate sized room and friendly staffs. The room we stayed has a bathtub so it is more spacious than the 'shower only' neighbour room. However, it faces the street so we heard noises throughout the day. Loved the in-room free wireless service. Overall it is a nice place to stay and we will stay there again if we come back to Paris.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Wonderful little hotel that I would definitely stay in again and recommend to others. Perfect location just off the Rue de Saint Antoine, very convenient to many great little cafes and shops, as well as the metro. Very nice and helpful staff. Room was small but comfortable, and quiet as well (also looked exactly like the picture presented on venere.com website). Cost of breakfast was waived after mentioning we booked at the Castex upon Rick Steves' recommendation. This was my first trip to Paris and the Castex was one of my favorite experiences.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

While the rooms are small (as is closet space), no one goes to Paris to spend all their time in their room anyway. Important to us is convenience of location, and the Castex certainly had this for our purposes. Our daughter is married to a French citizen, they have a child, and their apartment is a five minute walk from the hotel. The Castex is also centrally located, near major tourist attractions, the Metro, the RER train, and some wonderful restaurants. And the centuries-old ambience of the hotel's basement breakfast room is wonderful.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

This was a terrific hotel in a great neighborhood. The Bastille underground stop was only a few steps away. The room was rather small but very clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The only issue was that the walls were not sound-proof. Unfortunately, there was a very, rude guest next to us that was noisy most of the first night we were there. Nonetheless, I would stay at this hotel again.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

The hotel was just perfect! The area was very safe and there were a lot of bars, restaurants were you could eat or spend the night. Rooms were endeed small, but really clean and pretty decorated. The bathroom was perfect! Castex is an excellent choise if you want a good hotel in reasonable price. Don't hesitate to make a reservation, you won't regrett it. Next time we will visit Paris, we won't have to search for a hotel! We will stay in Castex!

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel, quiet competent service - though received some attitude from night receptionist on my first evening - questioning how many people were staying in my room (..to which I replied, 2 - the # I reserved!). Quiet top floor room, very cozy hearing the rain drops on the roof top! Good Bastille location just off Metro.

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Cosy and friendly, excellent location. Delicious breakfast. Lots of places in the area for dinner or a drink, subway is close. We'll go back to this place.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was slightly better than described, in fact. My room was bigger than expected, certainly warmer (a huge plus in January) and had the most fantastically comfortable bed! The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating, and the area was lively and safe. I will definitely stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

hotel molto confortevole , ristrutturato da poco , situato a 200 m dalla metro fermata bastiglia, a due passi dal marais. se ritornerò a parigi prenoterò ancora al castex.

7.8 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is fine and I'd probably be prepared to stay there again but I did find it very basic. I'd asked for a shower and it was a bath attachment that you had to hold and there was no mini fridge in the room. (It wasn't advertised I don't think but I've always had one in previous hotels.)We coped as it was winter and we could put drink bottles outside on the window ledge but I wouldn't want to stay there in summer. The location was great for us as we were going to the Opera Bastille and it was just a stroll across the square.The metro was nearby and it was easy to get to all the tourist sites.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

had a great time it was the perfect location for shopping

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location, good value, very helpful staff. And it's on a quiet side street, which means we actually were able to sleep all night -- which isn't always the case in Paris.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Because of the great service we received from the employees, locality and price at Hotel Castex we rate our overall stay as Excellent. While the bed was not very comfortable and the room was small and noisy because the room was over an alley. We kind of liked the large Hotel Castex neon sign right outside our window but I suspect that most guests would not appreciate that. After a day of touring the large bathtub was great for soaking. Bathrooms were sparkling clean and beautifully remodled (if only the mattress was new) The hotel is very easy to get at from the metro and very easy to get around Paris from there. Plenty of restaurants and night spots nearby and very close to the River, latin quarter. Front Desk was very kind and extremely helpful. No problem with speaking spanish or english (or french of course).

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel in an excellent location. Rooms clean and modern. Service friendly and competent. Would recommend.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Excellent hotel for a very reasonable price. The bathroom was modern and clean, the bed was comfy and I felt secure.I stayed in other more upmarket hotels in Paris and althouth their rooms were bigger and more luxurious the service was similar and overall I did not get much more for the extra cost. The area is excellent for walking around and getting a real feel for Paris.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Hotel Castex is fine. The location is superb, especially for the Opera Bastille, which is less than 5 minutes walk away. The hotel is clean and pleasant. The room would have been a little small for a longer stay, but for one night after the opera it was perfect.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

The Marais is a vibrant neighbourhood and Hotel Castex is well-located in a quite side street off a main boulevard. The room was squeezy (common in Paris I think) and more modern and elegant that I expected for the price, the only downside of the particular rooom being some disturbance from a courtyard light activating as other guests returned in the evenings. Within a short walk there are good galleries/shops, food supplies, restaurants and public transport. That plus a good bed in a pleasant room made for a lovely stay.

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Room Details

Castex offers 30 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris visit. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Castex Hotel

By underground
The Bastille underground station (lines 1, 5 and 8) lies just a short walk from the hotel.

By airplane
From the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, take RER line B to Gare du Nord, then underground line 5 to Bastille.
From the Orly airport, take RER line B to Chatelet, then underground line 1 to Bastille.

Distances from Hotel Castex

July Column - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Place de la Bastille - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Victor Hugo's House - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Opera Bastille - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Place des Vosges - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Carnavalet Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pont Marie - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pont de Sully - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Arab World Institute - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Pont de la Tournelle - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Pont d'Austerlitz - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Picasso Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Pont Louis-Philippe - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Pont Saint-Louis - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Gallery of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Castex are:
Paris (ORY-Orly) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 22.5 km / 14 mi

The preferred airport for Castex is Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Castex

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service