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New Hotel Candide

This is a 3 star hotel in Paris
3 Rue Petion, Paris, France
Photo 1 - New Hotel Candide
1-min. walk from Voltaire Station, on-site breakfast, but some guest concerns
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing public transit on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the rooms clean
  • A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons 
  • No on-site parking
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests found the rooms small
  • Several reviewers complained that the rooms were not equipped with air conditioning
  • A couple of guests found the decor dated
  • A couple of reviewers mentioned that the TV did not work properly
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 16, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated among shops, cafes and restaurants in the 11th Arrondissement and the Place de la Bastille is 15 minutes away on foot. Well suited for guests looking to explore the area by subway, the Voltaire Station is a 1-minute walk away.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, a desk, bottled water and a telephone.

Breakfast service is available daily through room service from 7 am to noon. There is an extra charge for this service, however, children under 12 years old eat breakfast for free. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a guest computer, fax and copy service, luggage storage, newspapers and an elevator. Parking is available at an off-site facility that is a 10-minute walk away for EUR 10 per day.

The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame Cathedral are all within a 30-minute subway trip. Disneyland Paris is about a 30-minute drive away, while the Palace of Versailles is about 40 minutes away by car. 

The Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG) is 30 to 35 minutes away by car. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, guests expressed mixed opinions about this hotel. However, many guests agreed that this hotel was well located for accessing the subway, while several reviewers found cafes and bistros nearby. One guest said that the hotel was in "the heart of a bustling area of cafes and restaurants".

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and welcoming service, while several reviewers agreed that the staff spoke English well. One couple appreciated the staff "presenting us with a map of the city and detailed information on how to navigate the city by transit." 

The food served at the on-site breakfast was frequently praised by guests.

Several reviewers described their rooms as clean, while a couple of guests added that their rooms were generally comfortable. However, there were several complaints about rooms (see below).

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.

The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among reviews sourced for this editorial. The majority of the criticisms focused on the guest rooms.

Several guests thought that the rooms were small and one reviewer described, "no room to walk around the beds so had to crawl over the beds to reach the bathroom."

Several reviewers were disappointed that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning, while a few guests said that the decor was poor.

A couple of guests said that the TV did not work properly, while a couple of reviewers complained about an unpleasant smell in the room.
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1,372 out of 1,795 hotels in Paris, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 303 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 71% of 202 guests recommending the property.

The author used the official website and Expedia.ca as sources for writing the overview.

Amenities

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New Hotel Candide

  • Room Service
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Salon
  • Beauty Salon
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Situated in Paris, nearby the picturesque Marais and Bastille district, the Newhotel Candide is ideal to discover the well preserved city and the highlights of the new French scene: The historic Bataclan, the mind-blowing Opéra Bastille, the daring Théâtre de la Bastille and many trendy cafes and restaurants.

During the day, visitors have the opportunity to discover the historic backstreets of the Marais district, its museums, art galleries and boutiques.

Only a few minutes from the hotel, is the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, the resting place of Georges Sand, Émile Zola, Jim Morrison or Édith Piaf …

For business travellers, the hotel is only two minutes walk from the Espace Kiron and ten minutes walk from Cour Saint Nicolas.

“Offering a warm and intimate atmosphere, we will help you to organise your business or leisure trip in the heart of Paris. You can get to the station Gare de Lyon directly by bus and the underground station, Voltaire, allows you to reach the main tourist attractions of Paris”

Mr Barouti, the Director.

Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax +33 1 43 79 06 88
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Breakfast Available
General Property Info Elevator/Lift
Listing Type Place
Number of Rooms 48
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
WiFi Free

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