Here's a Sign That We Wished Greeted Us at Every Hotel, Worldwide
After the buzz wore off from our stay at Le Meurice, we traveled over to the Novotel Paris Du Gare Lyon, right next to the train station, where we were due to catch an early morning train the next day.
Being a budgety Novotel, we didn't expect to be amazed by anything but we were surprised by the free WiFi throughout the hotel. It was especially heaven sent after getting thwarted at Mickey D's and having to shell out 20 Euros at Le Meurice. The network was super fast and we had no problems signing on.
We did, however, find our room utterly depressing with drab (although new and modern) decor, teeny pillows, scratchy sheets and a bathroom that looked as if it belonged in a sleeper cabin on a train.
Downstairs was a different story. The hotel's lobby was bright and pleasant and even included two iMacs for guests to use. There was also a restaurant, a small indoor pool, a sort of mini-mart and super-friendly staff.
The nabe at night was definitely dodgy but we paid using credit card points and we spent less than 10 hours in the place, so we didn't care too much. Now, we're trying to suss out if all Novotel hotels have free WiFi but we're getting conflicting reports. What have your experiences been with Novotel WiFi? Please inform us in comments below!