Hotel Concorde is not an athletic-minded property, but we stayed here for two nights because it was very inexpensive, close to the train station, and we planned on running along the river for our sweat. Travelers arriving by rail late at night or leaving by rail in the early morning should also consider this no frills accommodation. Five minutes walk and you'll be on your platform. We stayed in room 36 (third floor) and were content with the comfortable and quiet accommodations, inexpensive nightly rate and complimentary breakfast.
There are a few, shall we say, unusual features to this boutique hotel. One is that the shower is visible from the sleeping area, but a curtain provides some privacy. Three colors of mood lighting are available to switch on/off from a wall-mounted control, more of a gimmick than anything else. If you know your travel partner well, these amenities will not perturb. Room 36 is an upgrade from the standard room. In this case, "upgrade" means a larger room with sitting area. We appreciated the room location, which overlooked an inner atrium-like space that isolated us from the street noise. Nothing sexy about the view into a wall, but it was quiet.
Beds were somewhat mushy and did not have a top sheet. Double-sink bath counters are a nice touch. The hotel's elevator is one of the smallest we've ever alighted. Two people and two roller bags fill it to capacity. In the cavernous basement, Concorde serves a decent variety of cereals, fruits, deli meats and hot foods (eggs, sausages, etc.). Coffee and juices are provided as well. Seating tops out around 15-20, and that's cozying up to your morning neighor. Because Concorde has no gym and offers no admission deals to nearby health clubs (the red light district and train station are proximate, not a gym), any athletic-minded travelers looking for more than an overnight stay should look to our other recommendations.