We'd booked a double room- fortunately enough we were given one on the 4th floor (fortunate, because the lift doesn't go beyond the 5th floor). A small room overlooking the street, it had a rather cramped bed, but with the deepest, softest mattress imaginable! Not much else in the way of furniture, though- a chair, a luggage rack, and a TV which ran French-only channels.
Most of our entertainment was restricted to people-watching from the windows.
The Londres et D'Anvers doesn't pride itself on being a F&B-oriented hotel: the only place you can get anything to eat is the tiny cafe in the lobby where you get breakfast, tea and coffee or juice. The cafe serves the most heavenly croissants, plum jam and coffee for breakfast. Don't mind the snooty black cat which glares at you while you're tucking into brekker, though!
The tariff (bed and breakfast) for a double room works out to about 36 euros. Unpretentious and good value for money.
New Delhi, India
June 17, 2002
From journal Paris in the Springtime