Paris 101 – Hotel ibis Paris Montmartre 18ème

After a pleasant Eurostar train journey from London to Paris, my sister and I checked into Hotel ibis Paris Montmartre 18ème, which we paid EUR524 for 4 nights stay (EUR131 per night) located in the bustling Montmartre area. Since we didn’t really spend much time in the hotel anyway during our very 1st visit to this beautiful city, ibis hotel had satisfied our needs for a clean and functional budget hotel in a fairly good location at the foot of the Sacré Coeur. This hotel offers 326 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a bar and  24-hr snack service, which are basically fuss free. A metro station, Place de Clichy is less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel which was very convenient and easy to go right down town. We took the metro straight to Arch de Triumph and walked all the way to Eiffel Tower and then to Louvre and back to the hotel. Moreover, there are quite a lot of restaurants, fast food joint,
convenient stores around the hotel hence I’d recommend this hotel for
those who want a convenient location without breaking the bank.
Do note that the neighbourhood might be a little rough with Moulin Rouge and the red light district, Pigalle just around the corner. After hearing so much of horror tourist stories in Paris (pickpockets, robbery, scams etc), we were extremely alert when we were walking around. I did noticed some hoodie men were watching and tried walking very close to us, but when I made eye contacts to show them that I’d noticed them, they would just walked away. We did walk most of our time in Paris, including the 20 minutes walk to and fro Galerie Lafayette with our newly purchased LV and Cartier, and made it back to the hotel safely during the day.
So overall, apart from the constant high alert mode when we were out strolling which was a little tiring, we did enjoy our stay in Paris without any hiccups/disasters. However, I think I much prefer London as I felt London is a safer city than Paris, also probably the language barrier in Paris partially impaired my fondness over this city of love. What about another visit to Paris in the future? Definitely! Since I’d seen the city once and would be able to better adjust my expectations next time around… Oh did I forget to mention that the luxury shopping in Paris was the highlight of our trip? 😉
Our 2 single beds for the next 4 nights
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Pretty standard ibis layout

Our standing shower

The small but functional bathroom

The hotel is right next to Mercure… Maybe I’ll upgrade next trip
Address: 5 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France 
Tel: +33 1 55 30 18 18

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