We had a room with two twin beds. For Europe, it was actually roomy. There were only two power outlets. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a bakery, fresh fruit market, and rotisserie next door. And many restaurants in the area.
The only negative was a big deal as we were two women travelling. When we first arrived and took the elevator the the 4th floor, the door opened to a pitch black hallway. I was able to hold the elevator door open while my daughter reached across to touch the wall and find a light switch. This became the ritual getting off the elevator and then leaving our room. Something about saving power so the hall lights were turned off. Very uncomfortable.
From the window in our room, 404, we were able to see the Eiffel Tower. Across the street was a metro stop. We woke up one morning to find a flea market had been set up in front of the hotel as we slept.
This is a holiday apartment located in St Germain des Pres less than 150 meters from the Seine and Pont Neuf. In the other direction the markets at Rue de Buci are a mere 400 meters away.
The apartment is spacious, clean and very well appointed and would suit two couples or a family very well. Everything you need is there. My only complaint is a personal one and that is the height of the twin beds. Since I have limited mobility I find it difficult getting up from a low bed and these are quite low indeed.
A huge drawcard for us was the little courtyard area where we were able to sit to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner each night.
This is a great spot for walking to many of the Parisian sights such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Conciergerie, St Sulpice, St Germain Des Pres and more.
Please check out the website on this one as it really is worth investigating. All interior photos can be seen on the website.
The Hotel Diana is a two star hotel located in the Sorbonne area of Paris.
The room (I got a double) is clean and comfortable. Not terribly large, but comfortable enough.
It is nothing fancy, but really I was more concerned with location, nearness to transport options and closeness to Paris' sights. The hotel more than meets all of those quite well.
I was a bit worried when I noted the amount of traffic on Rue St Jacques, though with the two sets of windows closed I had no trouble at all with noise. There are lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance at all price levels.
I didn't partake in the breakfast so I can't comment on that.
the bed was nice and clean and comfortable. Housekeeping was prompt and thorough. There is a small lift so thankfully you don't have to go up and down multiple sets of stairs.
Bathroom was clean and everything worked just fine.
Reception staff was very good. Email was answered promptly and thoroughly and there were no problems with reservations. Welcome was friendly and service was professional and pleasant at all times.
Would i stay here again, sure, I would.
please note- Rue St Jacques is quite busy, but closing both sets of windows is enough to keep the noise out.
Air conditioning cannot be turned on manually. I left the windows open in the afternoon and it was fine.
One of the best things this hotel has going for it is location. You are basically down the street from Sorbonne, around the corner is Cluny. You are walking distance to Notre Dame, the Pantheon and the major sites. You are also in easy walking distance to a large number of restaurants and cafes on the main avenues and the side streets. There is a laverie two blocks away (across from the gym)
Metro is Cluny/Sorbonne, with metro and RER lines.
Service is very good, though I note that I saw different people most nights. Everyone was very nice
this hotel is not on any of the major booking engines for hotels. Rated well in Tripadvisor and I have seen nothing to dispute the good reviews it has gotten. For this time of year you will want to book well in advance though(Last week in September)
This is a basic hotel, next to gare st lazare with all public transport connections you can think, great metro lines 12,13,14, and buses plenty of them, plus regular train service to Normandy regions.
great shopping inside the train station and nearb passage du havre, and near the big dept stores galeries lafayette, and Au Printemps, Opera,and Madeleine walking distance.
You get breakfast on the simple basic style, the rooms are typically small, the elevator/lift max 2 persons, and nearby little ceasar resto adjoint the hotel. Nice staff and plenty of users who come back many times.
In all, if looking to be in central Paris and nice comfy small property this is it. One to 3 nights I believe is ok, not more,and suitable for singles or couples only. part of the INter-Hotel chain I use sometimes on business trips.
closeness to public transport will like many, and walking distance to big grand magasins or dept stores and monument is walkable too.
We found this hotel thanks to help from a fellow VTer and with luck a room was available at short notice...since we had agreed to meet up with Valentina and Svetlana in Paris in 2 days time!
The hotel really is not very far by foot from the Gare du Nord and as it turns out once you are there you are also quite close to the Gare LÉst also...the hotel is on a busy road and it was impossible to open the widows because of the continuous noise added to this there is no air conditioning then it could be quite uncomfortable in hot weather but we were fine...each room has had its own 'shower room' built into the corner of it and its literally no space at all.. you certainly will not be able to swing any cat you may or may not have brought with you.
We had breakfast near the station and then went directly to the Catacombs (reviews will be written soon) before checking in as check in is from 14:30 at this hotel...we arrived a bit early but had no problem checking in ...the lift from reception is small...people with large bags would have to go one by one...seriously! if you were in there with a stranger it would be uncomfortable for you both! ...but of course there are stairs as well if you want to use them.
We found our room easily and were quite pleased with it...it was clean and light and sort of contemporary while still maintaining a few of the old features of the building...the cleaners were still busy on out floor with hoovers and chatting but it wasn't too bad.. however the very loud people in the room next door who were on Skype to their relatives back home were quite annoying and we could hear every single word but that's because they were using raised voices I think...I hope ...the cleaners were also to be heard the next morning and despite our 'do not disturb' sign they knocked on the door and were quite loud in the corridor...
There is use of a computer and printer in an alcove next to reception.
You *may* have to hold your breath at the entrance if some people have been using the large, decorative planters outside as a toilet...that seems to happen a lot in Paris
Lately I have been trying to stay in a different quarter of Paris each time I visit, so I can get better acquainted with different parts of the city. This time I wanted to be near the Saint Lazare railway station because VT member breughel was staying nearby, a few blocks down the hill.
The New Hotel Saint Lazare is on rue d’Amsterdam, which is the boundary of the 8th and 9th arrondissements. The hotel is on the west side of the street, so it is in the 8th arrondissement, in the quarter called quartier de l’Europe.
To get to the hotel I took the bus number 30 from the Gare de l’Est (East Station) to Place de Clichy, and walked several blocks downhill from there.
At the hotel I had a small single room on the fourth floor facing the courtyard (fourth photo). The room was fine except for the somewhat intermittent WiFi connection. The signal was often weak and sometimes too weak, but I’m told it is more reliable on the lower floors.
I booked through www.booking.com and paid 65 Euros per night (plus one Euro tax), which I thought was a fair price.
Breakfast was available until noon, which was convenient especially on my departure day, but at 12 Euros the breakfast was decidedly overpriced, since it was only a meager buffet in an unattractive basement room (fifth photo).
The hotel is very close to the Liège Métro station (which I actually used once during a heavy rainstorm) and to the Vélib’ station 8010. Unfortunately this is a Vélib’ station that often runs out of bikes, since it is halfway up a hill but not quite high enough to qualify as a Vélib’ Plus station. So to get a bike I often had to walk two blocks down the rue d’Amsterdam to the rue de Londres (‘London Street’) where there are two more Vélib’ stations, 8101 and 9035.
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This was our first visit to Nashik and after checking few hotels and resorts, my wife picked E & G Green Valley resort. I have to say, I was happy she did! Situated in a luxuriously natural setting, this was exactly what we needed for a family break. For a family of 4, we had booked a studio apartment for the weekend. The rooms were clean and had a very welcoming effect. The staffs, I have to say- ‘Most excellent’ they were very warm, pleasant and literally enjoyed serving us. My wife and I specifically enjoyed spending time on our private balcony watching the lovely line of hills, sipping the room served hot and spicy chai. That is when we realised we had lots of catching up to do as both of us are very busy doing our own work. It gave us lot of time to talk while our kids enjoyed most of the time splashing waters in the clean, safe and well maintained pool…precisely- RECOMMENDED
Everything is too good
This one-room studio apartment was described on a website called Homelidays as a “charming functional studio”, which is exactly what it turned out to be.
The location was fine, in a quarter of the 13th arrondissement called the "Quartier Croulebarbe" which I had never explored before, so I found lots of new (to me) things in the immediate vicinity.
This was a small apartment of only 14 square meters. There was one bed and also an extra mattress so theoretically a second person could have slept on the floor. There was also a small kitchen niche with a stove and a refrigerator, among other things, also a small bathroom with shower and WC.
When I arrived nobody was there, so I rang up the mobile number they had given me, and soon a friendly young couple arrived to give me the keys and show me how everything worked. The girl said she was a student at the Sorbonne and this was her student pad when classes were in session.
The studio did not have an internet connection, but they told me about a pub on the next corner which had WiFi, the Jolies Momes on Boulevard Arago.
The only other thing that was lacking in the studio was someplace to hang up clothes, so I had to live out of my suitcase for a week, but that turned out to be no big hardship.
It really was a charming place and very convenient for me. And it was inexpensive, only € 280 per week, which works out to € 40 per day – a lot less than I usually end up paying for a hotel room.
Second photo: This is the view from the window of the studio, looking out through the trees at the Boulevard Arago.
Third photo: Street signs on the corner.
Fourth photo: This real estate agency called “Bed & School” is just around the corner on Boulevard Arago. The agency describes itself as “THE specialist for student lodging” – which I imagine is a thriving business, since students in Paris have always had difficulty finding accommodation. I was quite lucky to find something right away back in the 1960s, but when my younger son was a student in Paris a couple years ago he had prolonged hassles before he finally found a flat for himself and his friends.
Next review from July 2013: Tales of Broca Street
In one of my tips on the historic Hôtel du Nord I mentioned that there is another hotel with the same name, just a few blocks away. This other Hôtel du Nord really is a hotel. From their website, I have learned that they have reasonable prices and even have ten free bicycles for their guests to use.
I saw two of these bicycles parked outside the big department store Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann, behind the Opéra Garnier. As you can see from the sign (second photo) these bikes were “lent graciously by Le Pari-Vélo, Hôtel du Nord”.
Up to now I haven’t stayed at this other Hôtel du Nord, but when I do I’ll update this tip and tell you all about it.
Next review from July 2013: Married in the town hall of the 13th
well I stay in nice hotels because I do quite a bit of business travel, some are not suitable, but anyway , I am posting this one for the indulgence in some. One of the up and coming ideas in hotels, Mama shelter. They have one in Paris, Lyon,Marseille in France. So far.
It has been rank one of the best hotels in France by various travel publication already.
roofstop restaurant from 59€ from 17h to 23h30.
Free movies in room, free parking ,virtual concierge, trips around Paris for you, great imac center. gorgeous rooms(from 79 to 299€ ,laundry, and baby sitting care.
pamper and luxury all over. A great way to spend your time in Paris.
We stay here one night, it's a nice hotel, clean, and not too expensive, the staff so helpful and friendly. Easy to reach this hotel with free shuttle bus from airport. So if transit for one night or if the plane departure at midnight or early morning, can be stay here with reasonable price.
This hotel is not actually in the center of Paris but in Boulogne Billancourt. But I am not going to make a page just for the hotel. At least not at the moment.
The hotel is within easy reach of the metro station and the entrance is on the side street. The room was small but clean and the bathroom was spacious and clean.
It had free wifi, a must in these days I would say. And at EUR 47,50 per person per night very good value for money. This area is within the limit of the 3 zone 3 days metro card so we did not mind the extra travel time.
The area was described as office building area but we did not get that feel. Avenue Du Général Leclerc is a street with lots of restuarant, cafe's and shops. There was a supermarket nearby, which was usefull to get croissants and drinks.
A very small single room in this hotel used to cost 60 Euros in the Low Season, 75 Euros in the High Season and 90 Euros in the Very High Season, also known as “Salon”, which means that something big is going on at Paris Expo, the fairgrounds at Porte de Versailles.
Unfortunately I was there during the Very High Season at the beginning of May, during the Foire de Paris (fifth photo). One of the hotel-booking websites even warned me about this and suggested I try some different dates, but this was not an option since I only had one free week in the entire spring semester.
So I paid the 90 Euros per night, since the other hotels in the south of Paris were even more expensive. I’m sure I could have found a cheaper room at the north end of Paris, in the 10th, 18th or 19th arrondissements, but I have stayed there quite often and wanted to try a different part of Paris this time.
Aside from the inflated price and the small size of the room, I was quite satisfied. The people at reception were very nice, the WiFi connection worked fine and the room had a shower, a tiny wash basin and even a hair dryer.
Breakfast was not included, in fact the hotel doesn’t even have a breakfast room, but they have an arrangement with two nearby cafés allowing hotel guests to have breakfast there at slightly reduced prices.
What I really liked was the location. The hotel is in Montparnasse (a district I had never stayed in before) and is right around the corner from the Rue de la Gaîté, a street which is only three blocks long but has six theaters.
Also there is a large Vélib’ station (14001) directly in front of the hotel and another one (14101) in the next block, so I was always able to find a bike when I need one and always found an attachment point when I came back at night.
Edgar Quinet (1803–1875) was a French author, historian and professor. Like Victor Hugo, he was a fierce opponent of Louis Napoléon, later known as Napoléon III. Both Hugo and Quinet went into exile when Louis Napoléon seized power in 1851 and did not return to France until after his downfall in 1870.
Next review from May 2013: Street Market on Boulevard Edgar Quinet
This is a cozy nice hotel with good service in a nice lively area at night, walking distance to nice sights like Tour Eiffel,Invalides, ecole militaire, Unesco, etc. The street is quiet and the service is excellent.
The hotel is a bit older, and the rooms very small but for a couple it is a perfect way to see belle Paris. Part of the inter hotel chain in France, that I used often.
great location, cozy ,quiet, elevators, and nice breakfast buffet, the views can be the top of the Tour Eiffel
This 3 star hotel is fine for a short getaway with not much time being spent in the hotel.
Its clean and staff are friendly.
its got all the basics and its within walking distance of the Eiffel tower, about a 15-20min walk.
Its 84 euros per night incl tax (2013).
Breakfast is 10 euro on top if you want it
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