Citizen Em Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

  • Room Type : Double bedroom
  • Stay Nights : 1 night
  • Stay Num : 2 people

We decided to stay at the"Citizen Em Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport" because it was reasonable and near Charles de Gaulle airport, and also the hotel design and atmosphere looked nice. On my way back from Morocco, I decided to stay in France overnight. It is close to the Charles de Gaulle airport and the price is not very expensive, but I am looking for a hotel that is not as simple as a business hotel, and this hotel seemed perfect. Because we were on our honeymoon, I didn't think that it would be nice to stay in a business hotel. The cute design of this hotel and the warm atmosphere was the main reason for use to pick this hotel.

What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception

The first impression that I had was that the exterior is open and bright, and it is quite a new building.

the view of the lobby

The inside had a cute and fancy interior that looked French and I really liked it.  

The lobby is like a living room.

I was surprised that there was no front desk, but there were several computers lined up, and the guests logged themselves in with the hotel system.  

The key was to take one piece of card lined up and put it on the designated machine platform, it would turn into a key to our room. I was surprised at the new technology, but the staffs were always around and taught me how to do it correctly.

the view of the elevator hall

Elevator Inner floor button panel

Room floor corridor

Double size bedroom

Room entrance door

There was a whole-sized mirror on the right side of the room, and there was a sink behind it. There was an open closet on the left side, and there was a bathroom next to it.

The room is fashionable based on red and white. It was very clean everywhere, so I had the impression that it was still a new hotel. The room was wider than I expected and there was space to open up two suitcases. The room seemed like a "very fashionable business hotel."

In the back of the room, there was a bed by the window. The bed was very comfortable. The bed was quite spacious and I think it was a queen or king size bed.

There was a TV at the foot of the bed. A greeting message "Welcome Mr ◯◯" was on the TV screen.

There was a desk and a chair in front of the bed. I found an iPad on the desk, and was surprised because it opens and closes the curtains, turns the lights on and off, turns the television on and off, controls the air conditioner temperature, and etc.

There was a modern chair and a table opposite the desk.

A view of the guest room seen from the window

The view from the room

Bathroom

There was no bathtub in the bathroom, and there was only a shower room. There was no problem with the water pressure of the shower, and I got hot hot water properly. However, because the length of the curtain between the shower room and the toilet was not long enough, the toilet got wet.  

There were two types of shampoo and body soap in the shower room. The interesting thing was that it was divided into "for morning" and "for night" use, written on the bottle in English. For example, "For you arriving in the morning, this scent is perfect for the morning.

toilet

The washbasin was not in the bathroom but before the bathroom. It was comfortable to use and was also fashionable as an interior.

There was a hand soap on the sink. It was a little disappointing that there were no amenities, such as toothbrushes, razors, and slippers.

There was also a hair dryer.

Closet and Safety Deposit Box

There was an open closet. Six hangers were installed and it was easy to use.

There was also a safety box in the closet. It was a type that allows you to decided the password.

It was big and new, and easy to use.

Mini bar / cafe

There was a refrigerator as well.

Inside of the refrigerator

Restaurants in the hotel

Because there were no shops around, we ate a restaurant in the hotel for dinner. It was divided into European cuisine (pasta, hamburger and etc.) and Asian cuisine (curry, patties, ramen and etc.), I wanted to ordered pasta and raw ham, but both were sold out. I ordered Pad Thai and curry instead, but they were not so good.

Hotel surroundings

There was nothing around the hotel. Perhaps there were many people that stayed only for a layover. Because there was no restaurants around either, we could only eat in the hotel. I think the area is clean and safe. You can see the airport right near by.

Staff & Customers

Hotel staffs were friendly. If you are having trouble checking in yourself, they will walk you through it carefully, or tell me that a free train is good on the way back, or telling me that my bag is cute. An inconvenience that I faced was that I could not turn the conditioner off. The staff told me that the air conditioner was controlled with the same switch for the whole hotel, so it was not possible to turn it off just in our room.

it was left unattended in the whole building so I had to change the temperature in the room.

The guest staying seemed to be both young and old, but there seemed to be more young people. I checked in on my own on a personal computer, and also controlled most things on the iPad, but I thought that it may be a little hard for elderlies to operate.  

access

I took a taxi from the airport and I do not know why but because of the new hotel or because of the taxi, we were taken on a detour. As a result, it costed about 30 euros, and when I got angry it went down to 10 euros, but it was still expensive. When I asked the staff of the hotel, they told me that I was able to come by free by train from the airport, so I went back for free on the train.  I thought that it would be nice if they explained about the transportation easily on the website. Although, I did not go sightseeing and only stayed to change plains, I do not think that there are many sightseeing spots around the airport.

 

Summary

If I go to Charles de Gaulle airport again, I think I will choose to stay in this hotel. One of the reasons is its accessibility. It was very convenient because you can come by free train from the airport. The second one the fashionable interior. Although it is business hotel as price and room, it was able to feel that it is fashionable in France. The third one is the size of the bed. I was able to sleep well on the queen or king size bed. Also, the window was big and it gave the room an open feeling. The thing that was not good was the restaurant. The taste was not worth the high price. Also, we ordered our food at the cash register, and the machine made a beeping sound which looked cheep. I know that it is not a luxurious hotel and that it is a good hotel, but since the price of meal was quite expensive, I think it would be better to improve the service a little more. But overall the hotel was clean and I was satisfied with my stay.

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