You can tell that the Acanthe has been totally refurbished not too long ago. I stayed here years ago and it was tired and grim, now it has been transformed and lacks for nothing - the rooms are very nicely refurbished, the showers are amazing, there are all the mod cons you would expect (good wifi, safe, tv, kettle, air con, nice bathroom) and the rooms are quiet. The public areas offer a pool table, small bar and breakfast area and it's right by a metro station. Perhaps more visible staff would be welcome, as they only had one person on the reception desk at 8AM checkout time, leading to a long queue. Other than than, an excellent choice, making the nearby Marriott Courtyard seem way too overpriced in comparison.