0.02km from Clichy - CaulaincourtWe stayed here for 3 nights and just got home. First the good points: location is good. Yes, there’s sex shops aplenty on the main drag but you can ignore them, and it’s also a short walk to Montmatre with lovely cafes and restaurants. There is a metro nearby although we ended up walking everywhere. It’s a 30 min walk to Gare du Nord if you’re dragging a small case behind you. Breakfast was also good, replenished frequently. For the money I think it was good value, we often had breakfast at 9, a little cake at 2 and that would suffice us until dinner. We certainly ate far more for breakfast than normal. Their fresh fruit salad is lovely and I’m sure negates the badness of the pain au chocolat! The bed was also comfortable. Now the bad bits..... mould in the bathroom on the ceiling. Lots of it. Not good, not acceptable. Cracked tile in the shower, grout needs cleaned or re-done. Lino on bathroom floor is rucking. Basically the bathroom wasn’t great. No ventilation that I could see which explains the mould. We found the room incredibly stuffy and hot. There was an air con system so i turned the thermostat down but it made no difference. It was clearly set on heat mode despite us not wanting it. We had to open the window in the end and bizarrely this meant mosquitos in the room (this was Feb, who knew?) and you can’t ignore the high pitch whine of a mosquito. Both my husband and I have come home with about 10 bites each on whichever bits were on top of the duvet, arms, hands, face etc.Or in my case, my feet which were sticking out from the duvet. Still itching away now..... Finally, staff weren’t exactly great when we checked in. Our first room was a bed up against a wall, not ideal and not as per their photos. I went back down and this got changed quickly so that was good. However, they failed to say what time check out was, or where and when breakfast was. I’d say they were basic bits of info. They weren’t rude, and when I asked later on they gave me the info, but I would have thought this would have been part of the check in process. And my final gripe is the same for so many hotels around the world that I’ve been to. They love to have the sign that tells you they’re helping the environment and want you to play your part by hanging up your towel so it won’t be replaced. What a pile of bull. Each day the towels were replaced so it’s just lip service. Nothing irritates me more (apart from a mouldy ceiling of course). Would I stay here again? Hmmm... perhaps not. Maybe it was just our room. If so, avoid room 309!