I recently had occasion to spend a Saturday night in Paris. Unfortunately this was an unplanned and sudden trip and I had literally no luggage, change of clothing or toiletries. No worries I tjhought - I'll pick up what little I needed once there. However I was late getting to the city and my main preoccupation was finding somewhere to stay.
Needless to say I did not manage to get anything in the way of supplies and ended up very late at night (around 02.00 local time) trudging around Chatelet and the Opera House area with nothing booked or even tentatively arranged.
I tried a couple of the major hotels including the intercontinental and the Westin but there was no room at the Inn! Gasping with thirst I came across an 'English Pub' where over a welcome drink the barman was able to direct me to a small hotel virtually opposite.
The hotel though tucked away is very close to the major attractions near the river including the place du Concord, Opera, Hotel de Ville and the Pompidou Centre only a 15 minute walk away. I was greeted by a wary night porter who once assured I was not a drunkard or potential robber - was extremely helpful and polite and quickly checked me in while telling me about the facilities available in the room and hotel generally.
The room was small but more than adequate and tastefully decorated with plenty of storage space, a small minibar containing some wine, beers and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks; a wall mounted TV which televised most European Channels including BBC1 and 2. Air-conditioned with personalised thermostatic control, a small writing bureau, and a comfortable queen sized bed.
The room was en-suite with what appeared to be a newly decorated and spotlessly clean bathroom. Shower/bath, toilet, sink, heated towel rail as standard with a hand held hair dryer and selection of toiletries also provided. There was a more than ample supply of bath towels/mats etc..Each guest is provided with WiFi connection details and there are modern flat screen terminals available for guests to use in the reception area. Breakfast was included in the nightly rate, served in a small but cozy dinning area in the central atria of the hotel beside the reception area lit during the day by way of a large skylight. Continental breakfast was served from 0700 until late morning and included a good selection of bread, pastries, cold meats, cheese, hard or soft boiled eggs, cereal, mixed fruits and a selection of fruit juices and coffee.
There was a variety of information available about the area around the hotel and sightseeing opportunities. The hotel staff were all very friendly, courteous and eager to assist in anyway they were able.
The hotel was reasonably priced at around £140 per night given it's central location and facilities. I would happily recommend this hotel as a base to explore the centre of what is a notoriously expensive city and is good value for money given it's prime location.
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24 August 2012
It’s a pity you came so late this night !!! We hope to welcome you once more, all the staff and I would like to thank you for the kindly comments you wrote.
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Kind Regards, Anne-Marie
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