Regina Hotel Paris France L o v e d I t!!!!
We stayed at the Regina Hotel from Feb. 16-23-06. We booked a Junior Suite. We can't say enough about the staff and the location. Our room was perfect and the view from our room of the Eiffel Tower was stunning.
We were right next door to the Louvre.
We would stay there again in the future.
A Great Time in Paris and at the Hotel Regina
My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Regina, and we absolutely loved it. It’s a beautiful hotel, with a grand old-fashioned atmosphere and style. The lobby and common areas are particularly impressive. The rooms, while comfortable, could use some updating. Despite the somewhat dated décor, we enjoyed our room, especially the large balcony with a spectacular view of much of Paris (including a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower). We spent many hours on the balcony, watching the life of Paris unfold before us.
The hotel staff was professional and extremely helpful. They scheduled a few meals for us at top Parisian restaurants and were able to secure tables with excellent views at places like Jules Verne and Tour d’Argent. Most, if not all members of the staff are conversational in English. We really enjoyed this aspect of the hotel.
The Hotel Regina is located on a beautiful street in a fashionable section of the Right Bank (the 1er Arrondissement). It’s across from the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries, and within walking distance of a host of other top tourist destinations. The area felt safe for a large city, even for long evening strolls.
My wife and I enthusiastically recommend the Hotel Regina and its gracious staff. My only caveat, is that you will enjoy the hotel more if you like older, more traditionally styled hotels. If you require ultra modern accommodations and styling, this may not be the place for you. We appreciated the Hotel Regina because it possessed a distinct classic Parisian style. Some of the more modern hotels are too generic for our liking.
In addition, we had two amazing culinary experiences in Paris which are worthy of special mention. First, we highly recommend having lunch at Le Grand Vefour (dinner should also be fantastic, but lunch is more of a “bargain”). The room is spectacular, the service is impeccable and the food is incredible (and plentiful). But, be prepared for a long lunch and don’t eat breakfast that morning. Our lunch took almost 3 hours and it involved 7 courses (3 of which were complements of the chief). Keep in mind the cost of such a meal is not cheap (a minimum of $125 EURO per person). The second restaurant worth a mention is Chez Denise. This is an old-time Bistro located within a 10 minute walk from the Hotel Regina. We thought it was the best Bistro in Paris and thoroughly enjoyed the food (the best Cote de Boeuf in town). I highly recommend doing dinner at this French classic (for some reason, the food was even better at dinner than it was at lunch).
The Hotel Regina is a wonderful place to stay in Paris. Clean, bright, spacious common areas. The rooms, too, are spacious by European standards. The buffet breakfast is world-class, too. We had two connecting rooms -- one for the adults, one for the kids (9 and 12). The views outside our balconies were picture perfect: the Eiffel Tower, Tuilleries, side of the Louvre, and Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe in the background.
You can't beat it. But be very precise, specific and clear when booking a reservation. We had a miscommunication, most likely owing either to language barriers or lack of business experience among one of the desk people, as to the rate. Could've been painful, very painful, but the hotel management was forthright in recognizing its obligtations. I'd definitely go back.
Fine Resto open on saturday and sunday
Bonjour à tous et à toutes !
I read the different tips some of you wrote about good restaurants. Not too touristic, but genuine French cuisine with typical Parisian flair.
Some of them seemed to be closed during the weekend.
So, could anyone advice me some good which are open tomorrow and sunday, so we can avoid the 'touristic trap' resto's !
Thanks in advance and you all have a nice weekend.
O and by the way... we'll be stying in the Hotel Regina in front of the Louvre... hope this a good one. Any comments ??
RE: Fine Resto open on saturday and sunday
I recommend LE GRAND CAFE on the Blvd. des Capucines, very close to the Opera Garnier. I like it very much, I've seen it's frequented by locals, the food is great and they don't close. I have more info on my tips.... enjoy your trip!! you're really lucky to be traveling to Paris, ohh la laaaa!