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Hotel Ecole Centrale - Paris

3 star Hotel Paris

3 Rue Bailly - Paris

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Price starting from 144 .00
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Hotel Ecole Centrale, housed in a lovely 17th-century building, is a cozy property nestled in the heart of Paris' charming Marais district, within walking distance of many important sights and museums including the Picasso and Centre Pompidou Museums, Les Halles Forum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Many restaurants, cafes, and bars, also are within a short walk.

The property, located right opposite the Arts et Métiers underground station, features tastefully decorated rooms and public areas, many of which have splendid wooden beam ceilings. A warm, friendly atmosphere is combined with professional service.

On-site amenities include a wireless Internet connection, a 24-hour business center, computer station, laptop, and multipurpose copying machine, an array of DVDs and a DVD player.

Note: Pets and service animals are not allowed.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 186 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Staff very friendly and competent I raccomend the hotel for a nice wwek end next ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Ecole Centrale

Breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Ecole Centrale

  • Luggage room
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Business Center

Know before you go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
  • Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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 12 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 30 per night

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


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 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.

National rating

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

Hotel Ecole Centrale is also known as

Hotel Ecole Centrale
Ecole Centrale Hotel Paris
Ecole Centrale Paris
Paris Ecole Centrale Hotel

8.7

Clean

8.1

Location

7.7

Quiet

6.7

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hotel Ecole Centrale reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Quiet and cosy hotel just a few meters from the Arts et métiers métro station. Friendly staff, common areas really small with breakfast served in a narrow mezzanine; the room was clean and confortable, the bathroom adequate. Free wi-fi. Favourable quality/price ratio.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

This hotel was good value for money for the heart of Paris. The room size is adequate. Having the Metro right across the road ensures all Paris destinations are within easy reach.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The rooms are too hot. Yuo can not change the room temperature.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Only drawback was that, having arrived late morning and left our luggage, the room was still not ready when we returned at17.00 and nobody seemed to care much. However the twin room, whilst small, was adequate and spotless as was the modern bathroom. Both rooms had excellent lighting and there is a lift. The situation of the hotel couldn't be more convenient, the métro Arts et Metiers is two minutes walk at most and five minutes to Pompidou centre and to the edge of the Marais. The hotel is not licensed for alcohol so the minibar only has cans of soft drinks but there is an excellent brasserie just by the métro which is open all hours and serves v aceptable food. My companion and I would certainly use this hotel again and thoroughly recommend it.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

This was the forst time I stayed in this hotel. I was very much impresszed by the design of the entrance and our room. The hotel is well situated, at walking distance of the Centre Pompidou. The attitude of the personal was welcoming. We will return here.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

nice hotel,but a little bit expensive.nice room, not so big in fact.very good staff.breakfast too expensive, 12€ (i have always had my breakfast outside, coffee and croissant 2,5€).quite zone,close to metro.5 minutes to pompidou center.

7.3 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Breakfast too expensive

6.3 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Staff were terrific & very friendly. Disappointing that work was going on in some rooms ... so noisy early one morning & another time lift needed by workers, a little irritating.

3.4
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Don't let hotel ask Taxi for you

2.8
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

The very worst hotel we've been stay in Paris, the staffs are not friendly and helpful.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Great hotel

7.5 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Portugal

Simple but nice place with excellent location in the Les Halles – Marrais quarters, just opposite to a metro station

7.4 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good clean room, convenient central location. Room small as you expect in Paris, but well appointed and clean Very good value for money for central Paris

7.6 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Correct

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

very confortable and clean room. Close to city centre (15 minute from Louvre). You can move by foot. The room is very quiet but too little in my opinion. At the same time very useful.

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I was there for a business travel. Rooms are quite small but the bathroom is big enough and the room was well cleaned. Breakfast is too poor for the price asked.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

we stay in Paris for business. The room was clean. the space is small but everybody should know that in Paris either you choose a 5stars hotel or you deal with the "small" space of the room. Quality and price are excellent. I would recommande this hotel to everybody who whis to stay in the Marais and not faraway from le Louvre Beaubourg, etc. The employees should respect the check-out time at 12:00 and not ask people to live the hotel 1 hour early.

7.6 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Hotel Ecole Centrale was an interesting small pensione in a fantastic location in the Marais district of Paris. It is well situated just of the rue d Rumeire and steps, maybe twenty steps, to the Metra. My room and bathroom, although small, were absolutely immaculate. I did not partake of the offered breakfast as the hotel was in walking distance of the finest boulangerie in Paris. You will weep at the first bite of the chaisson de pomme. The hotel is situated one mile from Notre Dame down Rue d Beaubourg which turned into Rue d Renard, such an easy walk. Of course Red d Renard also runs directly into the Seine. In the district there are many restaurants and shops and the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Paris History. The Hotel Ecole Centrale was perfect for me, a single tourist in town for a week. I used the free wifi everyday. It was so convenient to send pictures and thoughts to my family. The staff was kind and helpful and the housekeepers did an excellent job. All and all my stay was pretty near perfect.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

I stayed in this hotel last weekend of August 2009 for one night. I was many times in paris before and I should say that this hotel for quality /price was the best deal I ever had in paris. Rooms were very clean- exactly like on a photos from holte website, not that small (for Paris standards), awesome location (marais area) and within walking distance to Pompidu centre and La halles..andn we could walk from there to all other central locations..many nice restaurants around..Metro stop just one step away from hotel. I would definetely stay in this hotel again..Wish you also to enjoy your stay in Paris...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

clean, the room is big, shower with clean bathtub. The bathroom is big and clean, free internet, located near the town center and subway station. Very good hotel.

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

We would recommend this hotel. The employees were very helpful. Two out of the three desk clerks spoke very good English. We selected a comfort room, which was the least inexpensive, and it was adequate for our needs. We did get a look at what we thought was the next level of expense, and it appeared to be larger, but space was not our main concern. Cleanlines was our main concern, and the room was immaculate as well as the bathroom. We liked the location very much as it was close to the Metro, and we were able to get around Paris not having to use taxis. We had breakfast in the hotel just one morning because of time restrains, and did enjoy it. It included cold cereal, toast, croissants, baquets, cheese, yogurt, dried fruit and fresh fruit. The atmostphere was quiet, which we liked very much. Considering that one morning our breakfast cost us 39 euros, I would say the breakfast was well worth the 12 euros each. It is the only place that gave us 2 cups of coffee, and didn't charge us 5.5 euros a cup. We would stay there again.

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

We found this hotel through Venere and the information we got from reviews of previous customers appeared to be just right. Overall good service, clean rooms, and great location. Only minuses are the smallness of the rooms and the pricey (approx. 10€) breakfast. We were not supposed to have breakfast included in the price of our room but the receptionist still offered to make it free of charge because they happened to have a promotion at that time. Good service we thought! Hint: there are great brasseries and cafés around that offer cheap alternatives for the breakfast. No restaurant at the hotel but there is a trendy brasserie just next door!

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff at the hotel all spoke good English. It was a pleasure interacting with them.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Israel

It was a short but very pleasant stay. Absolutely as expected! Very nice and comfortable!

6.8 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice and full of colors inside. The room was very small, but well organized.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

It is a very nice hotel, the rooms are small but cosy,the furnitures nice in a modern style and the location is excellent. I find the prices in Paris high compared to similiar quality in Rome in this time of the year. But we will certainly choose the same hotel next time we go to Paris.

7.5 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location for walking to the Pompidou Centre and all central locations. It felt very safe even coming back late and the tube stop is a minute away from the hotel. Nice cafes in the area such as cafe de bourse. The museum of Arts and Metiers across the road was fantastic for science and inventions plus we really enjoyed the special exhibition about the poles and learnt how the northern lights are made. Hotel room was fine, very clean and comfortable but the single beds are narrow, also noise travels between bathrooms so you hear the plumbing! Never the less it was generally very quiet except for the rumble of traffic on the main road, not far away.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel, we found it to be very pretty, a stone's throw away from Notre Dam. Excellent location for lots of restraunts and bars. The hotel is exactly as described and met all our expectations, the staff were friendly and unobtrusive, we stayed in bed late one morning and were delighted that we had no cleaners knocking on the door, but that the room was cleaned when we eventually went out. I would recommed this hotel to any age group, but would not recommend it for families, as it was quite small but very cosy.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant small hotel, very convenient for métro but some traffic noise in street-facing rooms. Breakfast is good but not cheap. Excellent Chinese tea house in next street, galettes de riz recommended.

2.4
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The quality and the location of our room (front,2 almost 24 hours crowded major streets with a lot of motor vehicles) and the price (140,00 €) did not correspond. The breakfast for 12,00 € was poor. The next door café breakfast was much better and cheaper (8 €). The maids did not manage to tidy our room before 3.30 p.m. However, the location of this hotel is excellent and just vis á vis a METRO station (lines 3 and 119:

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Well located, cleen and not very expensive eaven if is a little bit over price for the tipe of hotel, very modest about forniture and bathroom. Small rooms but normal in this city area. Recommended for a short stay as we have done, 2 nights!

6.9 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is really in a great position, only 5 minutes walk from Centre Pompidou, a part of Paris full of young people and nice cafès. The hotel is very clean and very welcoming. The room was not huge but comfortable. The bathroom was a bit old (and all in plastic..)but very clean.Though it was freezing in Paris the room was always very warm.Most of all for the very nice position, I would definitely choose this hotel again (the metro stop Arts et Metiers is 30 seconds walking from the hotel!)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

While the hotel part of any trip is not top of my priorities when visiting a city, it is always nice to find a clean, cosy and freindly hotel to which you like returning. We thought Ecole Centrale was exactly this. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

7.9 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Chip, Clean, Centric and near to metro statión. Very kind workers.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The reception was ok. Also the breakfast area was ok in relation to a Paris hotel. The first room I got was a little bit smoky (even if only non-smoking had been offered). But I soon got a new room (a little bit smaller).

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is perfectly located with the metrò station just two steps away from the entrance. Rooms are very clean and I really have nothing bad to say about the service. A few minor issues include thin walls and the shower that will leave the floor of your bathroom completely wet. But those weren't too annoying and the quality vs price rate is still very very good. Next time in Paris I will most likely go back to Ecole Centrale.

5.4 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel vicinissimo alla metro, vicino al centro, complessivamente comodo per viaggi di breve durata. Le stanze sono veramente piccole e molto spartane, complessivamente arredate senza eccessiva cura. Noi ci siamo stati per 3 notti ma sinceramente non avremmo resistito di più. Quando tornerò a Parigi probabilmente cambierò location. La colazione non l'abbiamo mai fatta in hotel ma costa quanto fuori. La prima sera ci sono stati rumori esterni che ci hanno infastidito. Si sentono le persone delle stanze a fianco.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel ottimo, sono stata in molti 4 stelle Italiani e questo graziosissimo Albergo in centro a Parigi non ha nulla da invidiare loro. L'unico aspetto non del tutto favorevole è la silenziosità delle camere, anche se dopo ore di visite per la città si dorme anche sotto il Big Bang! Lo consiglio, come zona e come cura dei particolari.

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

it was a long drive into paris for us and the girl at reception was welcoming and helped us out with car parking. the room was nice with old beam across the ceiling, very clean and comfy beds. we were only there for the night but we thought it was worth 90 euros for a room

7.7 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location and hotel has nice, slightly whacky Paris 'feel'. Good proximity to friendly local bars and easy walking distance down to the Seine (Paris Plage a must in August!). Convenient underground parking nearby - a bit pricey, but this is central Paris and London would be four times as much. New (excellent) Paris pick-up/drop-off bike hire rack just across the road.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very Excellent,that was my second time in this hotel.Very very good

7.4 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Small reliable elevator a few steps up from the small lobby. The air-conditioning in the room worked well although you couldn't change the temperature - it was preset at 22 celcius. The room was small but OK for one person or a couple. I can't imagine more than two people No rooms have adjoining walls but if my bathroom door was open I could hear the people in the next room. The bathroom was sufficient (small tub) however when taking a shower it was difficult to keep the water in the shower as the shower door only covered half the shower. Also, the seal between the bottom of the door and the tub was torn. Alot of water would drip down below the door and run onto the bathroom floor. I had to use my towels to wipe up the floor after every shower. I asked for extra towels evey day, but despite being told they would come, they never delivered any. On my third night they took my bed spread and never replaced it. When I came back at night and inquired where it was I was told it was being cleaned. When I asked for another one, I was told there wasn't one but I could get one the next day! That was very frustrating and senseless. The staff is friendly and somewhat knowledgeable about "touristy" questions. The overnight receptionist (a gentleman) was not very helpful and didn't seem interested in trying. He also didn't speak any English. The location is great (Upper Marais). The Arts & Metiers metro (line 11 or 3) stop is practically right outside the front door. The hotel is south of rue Turbigo & Reamur and just east of the intersection of Reamur & Turbigo. If you are looking at The Arts & Metier Cafe entrance, turn around, cross rue Beauburg and the hotel will be opposite Cafe Leonard (on your right) south of Reamur & Turbigo. This hotel is clean and safe and was sufficient for my personal needs. They also had a laptop they let me use to check my e-mail which was a big bonus. I had breakfast on the last morning. 10 Euros was pricey but it is a con

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

basically the rooms small and the red lights and the uneven dark color made the room more congested. The color and the lights of the room should be changed to brighter options to look the room spacious.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was a great 3-star hotel very centrally located in Paris--just steps away from the Arts et Metiers metro stop. The rate was very affordable since I travelled in August (I understand the typical price is double what I paid). There is a beautiful little lobby with a person at the reception desk 24/7, and they know English. They also have a loaner laptop you can use to surf the web. The room was very nice and clean, with a large bathroom which even had a bathtub. You can control the AC in the room and there was also a TV. In addition there's a mini-fridge with beverages you can buy, or you can store more in there. Each room also has a safe for your valuables. I loved this place and highly recommend it!

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è situato in un'ottima posizione (fermata della metrò vicinissima, Notre Dame raggiungibile in 20 minuti a piedi..), è pulitissimo e le stanze sono arredate con mobilio nuovo. Nella prossima vacanza a Parigi sarà l'hotel in cui tornerò!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel was very clean and in excellent condition. The staff were very friendly and were only too happy to speak in English when my limited French was struggling. The directions from CDG airport were excellent right down to the street to exit the Metro. I found the Price for a central location in Paris to be excellent value. On arrival at CDG I purchased a 5 Day Metro and Train Ticket which gave unlimited travel on the transport in Paris as well as to and from the airport.We did though walk to most of the places of interest but come the end of the day when tiredness was taking over we made use of the Metro and I found it to be safe and clean. The area around the hotel has a couple of Tabacs which can be used for a late night drink or breakfast and these were friendly and welcoming. A nice touch from the Hotel was being allowed to leave our suitcases in the hotel after we had checked out as our flight home was not until 7.00 p.m. This saved having to walk around with luggage. Overal I would recommend this Hotel and location (safe and quiet at night) and hopefully when I get a chance to go back t Paris I would stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was recently refurbished, can recommend with confidence: beds v comfortable; rooms quiet (at back); aircon effective; safe appreciated; bathroom excellent. Room compact but comfortably furnished. Small lift useful when carrying luggage. Staff v helpful - especially Kamal & Stefan. Easy to walk to many key areas of Paris (eg 25 mins Notre Dame; 10 mins Pompidou Centre; Opera 20 mins) Immediate surrounding area busy/active during the day but v quiet at night. Recommend Au Bascou restaurant opposite(closed weekend evenings)but you must reserve a table in advance! V good metro links: Metro stop 'Arts & Metiers' is opposite but TAKE RUE REAUMUR EXIT especially if you first arrive at night. Tip: from Charles de Gaulle airport take RER B to Chatelet (ticket also covers metro!) then transfer (after a bit of a hike on moving walkway to Line 11 (Arts & Metiers)

7.1 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

nice, clean, good position, very close to the metro station but not so cheap good for young couples

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

small and nice hotel, very clean, wolking distance from all major areas that interested us. Staff very helpfull. Only problem we had, soap & shampoo were provided only for the first night (we stayed there 3 nights).

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Austria

Nice hotel, friendly stuff. Room small - but comfortable. Facing the court very quiet. The only minus - the watter was runnig on the floor from the shower (bath).

7.2 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Hotel is fine, rooms are a bit small but I guess for this price, you cannot expect much more. Location is good - walking distance from most attractions.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great location and really neat, clean accommodation.We didn't have the breakfast,so cant comment on that.The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean...we also had wireless internet connection which was really handy to skype home. I did find the room really noisy on the saturday night,but that was coming from within the hotel not the surrounding area.I think it probably came from the guests at the time ...you could be luckier. Staff were friendly and I would definitely stay there again.

7.3 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

It's a very nice hotel, the room is a little bit small and no so quiet but very clean! I think the Ecole Centrale caters to evry kin of clientele young people as weel as aged people.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

If you want an hotel close to Marais, this one is great and definitely cheaper than many other in the same area. It is walking distance from many attractions, so you could visit a lot of Paris without metro. Nice restaurants are close as well (but be aware, many of them look fine, but they barely have a (small and dirty) kitchen!!).

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo hotel situato vicinissimo alla stazione metro art e mestiers. Nelle vicinanze: Centre Pompidou, Hotel de la Ville, Notre Dame. Camere pulite. Non è compresa la colazione. Ci tornerei.

7.9 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The free Internet service came in extremely handy for locating addresses in Paris. This made the vacation stay at this hotel that much more enjoyable. This was a vacation trip to Paris and it turned out very nice. This hotel was located within walking distance to many attractions and there was a Metro subway stop very close to the hotel which was very nice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We found the Ecole Centrale to be an ideal hotel for our recent 4 night stay in Paris. The hotel was clean, the staff extremely helpful and our room was quiet and very comfortable albeit "Paris-sized". The metro is just outside the front door and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. In our previous trips to Paris we had never spent any time in the Marais district which we found to be trendy and just plain fun to walk around. Would definitely stay at the Ecole Centrale on future trips to Paris and highly recommend it to others. Kudos to Venere.com as their info that we used to make our hotel selection was right on target. On-line reservation system worked as advertised. Will definitely use Venere.com for future travel arrangements.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very hospitable reception; great location - very quiet street yet close to the action and metro stop Attractive, up-to-date property. The staff also recommended a nearby restaurant (Au Fil des Saisons) which was also excellent.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

We were very pleased with both the hotel and its location.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

It was our second stay at Ecole Central, and all the positive impressions of the first vist were confirmed. Very nice rooms, quiet, but central neighbourood, overall the best hotel I have stayed in Paris in this price range.We will go back next time we are in Paris!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

a great deal: a perfect location accessible by metro from major rail stations, by foot close to all attraction and to bars and restaurants. air conditioned (!) - not a small matter this summer.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

This hotel is great in every way - we had a very nice room towards the back - probably more quiet, recomended. The location is perfect, close to everything, but off the tourist track. And at +35 in the Paris summer, the air condition was lovely, and not very common at this price in Paris ! The breakfastlady is also fantastic ! Have your breakfast at the hotel !

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent small hotel providing good-sized, newly refurbished rooms in Central paris (Beaubourg, Les Halles at 10 mins walk). Way better than many other hotels I have tried in Paris in the same category. Breakfast was not included but still made it a bargain.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Great hotel and value for money! Short distance from nice streets, parcs etc. We stayed in mid-July for 90 euro's for room. Only disadvantage was that the double bed were in fact two beds put together, not so romantic. We forgot all the time to ask for a new bed with the staff but it didn't spoil a thing.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Sehr schönes und gemütliches hotel. gleich auf der anderen strassenseite befindet sich die metrostation mit sehr guten verbindungen. wir hatten das zimmer nr 602! sehr schönes zimmer und grosser whirpool in dem gut zwei personen platz haben. frühstück für 10 euro pro person/tag ist etwas übertrieben, wir haben immer auswärts gegessen. die angestellten waren immer freundlich und hilfsbereit! ein hotel in dem wir sofort wieder gehen würden und sicher weiterempfehlen werden. einziges manco, auf der wegbeschreibung wie man am besten zum hotel kommt steht dass man zu port maillot fahren soll! das liegt beim arc de triumph (also sehr weit entfernt)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We loved Ecole Centrale and highly recommend it. We are a family of 4 and had 2 rooms side by side. The rooms were immaculately clean and the beds very comfortable. The location was fabulous and the staff very friendly and helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

nice hotel, very clean. Quiet enough.

7.8 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

DES gens très gentils,surtout à la reception, disponibles pour petits problèmes ...un hotel coloré,et bien rénové,une hall acceuillante, et pratique.Les petits déjeuners en chambre, un peu pauvres......il manque peut-etre quelqun qui soit là specificament, pour porter valises, et autres petits services.qui pourrait etre payé en plus par les clients, sans peser sur le budjet de l'hotel.endroit parfait pour visiter en metro où à pied.....on y revient volontiers.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel lived up to its billing - it was in a great location and had a nice funky atmosphere. I had asked for a room facing the street with a bathtub and got what I wanted. The woman at the desk was very helpful and friendly, but this might have been helped by the fact that I speak French. The room was a bit small but this is not unusual for hotels in centra Paris. I'd happily stay there again

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Fantastic service and great location for exploring Paris from... there are so many good cafes in the area that we avoided the breakfast and probably got better value. We had a room at the front of the hotel with a fabulous and stereotypical Paris outlook and loved it here. We stayed at Ecole Centrale again we came back through Paris and had a comfortable room, but lower down and at the back of the hotel which looks onto the back of the building behind it... so if possible ask for a room at the front of the hotel. The wireless internet connection is free and was a real bonus for us. Overall a highly recommended hotel in a great location.

7.9 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The hotel was excellent with helpful and friendly staff (also fluent in English). The only drawback was the breakfast: instead of having the breakfast in the nice hotel we had to cross the street to a bar. There we were not allowed to sit and thrown out of the place as soon as the last drop of coffee was gone.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Bermuda

We spent a weekend at Ecole Centrale. The room (602)was spacious for a Paris hotel and the bathroom was great with a jacuzzi big enough for two. The room had sky light double gazed window with a shade that when closed provided a perfectly quite nights sleep. And during the day the skylights allowed beautiful light into the room. The area (Le Marais) is excellent, in walking distance to Hotel de Ville, and the Left Bank. The Hotel is also near the Metro. I have to mention the breakfast - Wonderful with freshly baked mini crossants and pain au chocolates, dried fruits, yogarts, fresh squeeze oj and ofcourse strong freshly brewed coffee. I would recommend the Ecole Centrale and I would stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

I nice hotel, but some noice from traffic.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Immaculate, relatively newly renovated, wonderful shower and bathroom for a moderately priced hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My husband and I enjoyed our stay throughly. There was a metro station right across the street, which made it easy to reach any part of the city, it also had many great cafes and grocery stores near by. The room and bathroom was clean and spacious. We would definitely stay here again!

6.8 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

convenient but not noisy. easy to walk around. safe neighbourhood.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was excellent value for money. It was very clean and the room was more spacious and updated than other Paris rooms I have been in. The bathroom could do with a little updating (cracked tiles and random holes in walls) but it was clean and bright and the shower worked very well and there was plenty of hot water. It was exactly what we were looking for - a bargain hotel in the Marais district so within walking distance at night to great restaurants and nightlife.

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

What a great little place! Perfectly located in Le Marais across the road from the Arts & Metier Metro station with welcoming and helpful staff. A wonderful taste of Paris. I loved it and it was a terrific start to my holiday. It can be a little noisy if your neighbours are but as I always travel with earplugs there were no issues. Highly recommended

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Ecole Central is a small, friendly hotel with a welcoming reception area and clean rooms. The room was slightly small, (but with the whole of Paris to explore we didn't spend much time in our room!!). We found the staff very helpful, but as not many of the staff speak English, our basic French came in quite useful. The Arts et Métiers metro stop is across the road, and the hotel's central location - about 5 minutes walk to Pompidou Centre, less than 15 mins to the Seine and 20-25 mins to the Louvre - make it a good base if you decide to walk. There are some decent bistros/restaurants in the Republique area (5 mins walk or a couple of metro stops) but if you take the metro to the St Germain des Prés area on the Left Bank you'll be spoiled for choice. We'd recommend the Roissybus from Charles de Gaulle airport to Opera, it rund frequently and drops off just a few metro stops from the hotel. We had an excellent 5 days in Paris, and found the hotel to be a good standard and price by local standards.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

the only problem we met is that the hair-drier was unusable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

A good, small hotel, with reasonable prices, efficient staff and a great location.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Lebanon

We stayed there for 2 nights. Very good hotel. Easy to locate, polite welcome, nicely decorated hotel with colorful walls and furniture, clean and spacy room. The bathroom window couldn't be locked, so we had some cold wind in the bathroom, but we didn't consider it a big deal since we were only there for a short period of time. Overall, we were very satisfied and would stay there again if the price/quality remains the same. PS: venere.com didn't mention that this hotel is gay-friendly and member of the LGBT association (Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender).

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Hungary

Breakfast not included in room price!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

We slept very well; the employees are competent and kind; the underground is very close; we suggest to have breakfast in the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Cute, Central, comfortable, clean, really nice staff, room safe big enough to lock computer in, easy Metro access, would stay there again.

6.4 Fair
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è in posizione centrale e molto comodo per girare a piedi (stazione metro 'arti e mestieri' attraversando la strada). All'arrivo ci è stata assegnata una stanza twin anzi che double (2 letti separati anzi che uno matrimoniale), ma appena siamo andati a farlo presente alla reception non c'è stato nessun problema per il cambio camera. L'unica difficoltà riscontrata è stata la comunicazione: nei 2 giorni in cui siamo stati nell'hotel abbiamo incontrato almeno 4 persone diverse, e un paio non capivano l'inglese!! In generale il giudizio è buono

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

A very nice hotel with a good location, pleasant staff. Worth it especially if you can get a discount rate.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Adequate small hotel. Clean and quiet, good value. Very good location, easy access to everything and metro stop across the road. Staff a bit amateurish, but friendly and helpful. Room very small made worse by the hotel leaving a 3rd, foldaway,bed in the room even if we had no need for it. Perfectly adequate for a 2-3 day stay.

7.1 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Small, cosy hotel with clean rooms and a good service. Ideally located for pedestrian tourists (métro stop Arts et Métiers right across the street) and close enough to Centre Pompidou and Les Halles. Regular price is rather high for the quality.

6.1 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room was EXTREMELY noisy; we could hear people coughing, using the bathroom, and talking. The walls were very thin and we could smell cigarette smoke coming from the next room.

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel inside looked very much as it did in your photographs and was very nicely decorated. We were given one of the attic rooms which was quite claustrophic, very noisy from traffic on the adjoining main roads and smelt of cooking from an adjacent kitchen extractor. We left after only one night of a planned three night stay because of the attitude and rudeness of the manager after we had commented on the poor quality of the breakfast. The decor is fine, but otherwise not a hotel to be recommended.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We stayed in one of the junior suites with the whirlpool bath (I think there are two rooms like this; not sure). It was on the top floor, so it was nice and quiet. The room was a good size, and the furniture was placed in a way so that it wasn't much of a problem that some of the ceiling was sloped and lower (I guess it used to be the attic). There was even a little corner to "hang out" -- two chairs next to a little table. The only windows were in the sloping parts of the ceiling, though, so if you wanted a view, you need to stand on the bed. :) This didn't bug me much, and was a good tradeoff for having more space. The place was clean and well maintained. I would have preferred if the bathroom wasn't carpeted, though. The whirlpool bath was quite reasonable, although perhaps a little loud. The bathroom window (on the ceiling) didn't have a shade, so you need to remember to close the door before going to bed, unless you want the sun to wake you up at 6 am. The a/c worked ok and the bed was comfortable (firm and uniform). The linens were also better than one often gets, and the staff did a nice job of making up the beds. The design of the room was fun and a little quirky. The staff was friendly and professional. Mostly we just got the key from them. Their english was fine; mostly my partner spoke in french. It's in a nice part of town; a stone throw from the Arts et Metiers metro stop. We wanted to be close to the Marais (5-10 minute walk to the center of it), but also near places to buy food. We never spent any time in the lobby, and didn't have breakfast there. So I can't comment on that. The weather was lovely, so having a cafe creme and a croissant while sitting outside was a much better option. I'd have been happier if they had free WiFi in their lobby (something that's getting more common), or some form of connection in the room, as I had some work to do, and needed to coordinate with some friends. But the nearby cafe gives you

6.9 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

There was a discrepancy in the price shown in the general advertisement of the hotel in the web (105€) and the actual rate, shown when booking, (125€).

7.1 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The night porter did not speak a word of English -- and it took quite a charade to get him to understand that I required a key for the room safe (which comes with a hidden charge of 2€/day BTW). The day staff was much friendlier and accommodating. The rooms are very nice and feature exposed wooden beams (although they look like they were added for effect and were not part of the original architecture). The surrounding area doubles as a hardware supply source, so there are often noisy van drivers honking at each other and telling each other how to drive/park, etc. Still, you cannot fault that the location is so very close to Metiers et Arts Metro station and two main streets into central Paris. Also, they have a wall-mounted shower gel/shampoo/conditioner dispenser which is obscured by the shower curtain when it is drawn.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

The staff at the hotel are very friendly.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very conveniently situated. No problems with getting almost anywhere in central Paris. Very friendly owner.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Owner is very polite and tries everything to get his house on to a higher level - unfortunately not all of the employees in the same way. Rooms at the frontside rather noisy, at the backside okay.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Really nice place and an excellant stay

7.9 Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Singapore

Very good for the price, position and level of comfort.

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Room Details

Hotel Ecole Centrale offers 22 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris visit.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Ecole Centrale

By underground & RER
The nearest underground stations are Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11) and Réaumur Sébastopol (line 4).
The nearest RER stations are Châtelet les Halles (lines A, C and D) and St-Michel (line B).

By bus
Bus line n. 20 stops in the immediate proximity of the hotel, with direct connection to Gare de Lyon railway station.

By airplane
From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, you can either take RER line B to Châtelet les Halles and then switch onto underground line 11 to Arts et Métiers station, or take the airport shuttle directly to Porte Maillot.
From Orly airport, take the Orlyval bus to Antony RER station, take RER line B to Châtelet les Halles and then switch onto underground line 11 to Arts et Métiers. Alternatively, take the airport shuttle to Invalides.

Distances from Hotel Ecole Centrale

Arts et Metiers Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Porte Saint-Martin - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Passage du Grand Cerf - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museum Georges Pompidou - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Porte Saint-Denis - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Centre Pompidou - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Place de la Republique - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Picasso Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Stravinsky Fountain - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Forum des Halles - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Grand Rex Cinema - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Eglise Saint-Eustache - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Hotel de Ville - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Carnavalet Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Ecole Centrale are:
Paris (ORY-Orly) - 14.8 km / 9.2 mi
Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) - 22 km / 13.7 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Ecole Centrale 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 kilometer.