We had a lot to choose from in Paris, but The Hotel De Banville fitted perfectly for our base as a honeymoon hotel. Set in the 17th Arr, it is far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough too....it's a strange combination! The neighbourhood is pleasant, with a great selection of bars and restaurants, covering all cuisines.....Pizza, steakhouse, French, Italian, it has it all. To get around is simple, as there are TWO train stations within 5 minutes walk from the hotel, so easy to get around Paris on the Metro....and it's cheap too!!
The hotel - well, we booked five nights here and loved every bit of it!! The place has a classy air about it, from the moment you are greeted by the lovely lady on reception duties, you are made
to feel welcome here...the suitcases were taken to the room by the equally lovely porter and check-in was nice and simple.
The room we were given was on the second floor, and it was the blue one featured in the photographs on this and other sites....#21....right by the lift!! Noisy at times during the evening or early morning, but no more noisy than you would expect from an inner city hotel [ try mid-town Manhattan!!! ] The fittings and fixtures were very well finished and extremely clean, and the very large king-sized bed was a pure delight after a long day.....I had pre-ordered a bottle of champagne to be delivered to the room, which, sadly, wasn't there, but I had requested it from 10PM and it was only 8 when we arrived, so no problem at all...and anyway, it was delivered within 10 minutes of me asking....After a great nights sleep, we went down for breakfast and again, were met by lovely, welcoming staff, who were keen to ensure that we had everything we needed.....and the coffee was fresh and to die for!!! Breakfast is a typical French affaire....cold meats, cheeses, rolls of fresh bread, croissants, juices and fresh fruit, as well as a hot plate where you could get bacon and eggs.....the cooks asked if we wanted some fresh eggs and bacon, but it was fine!! The lobby of the hotel serves as many things....breakfast bar, lunch and dinner, drinks bar and all centres around a large grand piano, which is obviously masked by a large white sheet during food serving times....the lady owner, Marianne Day and her musician friends play live jazz on a Thursday evening from 8 til late...well worth a listen!! We dropped by after a long day touring the sights and unwound with drinks whilst listening to some really good music.....This has to be my favourite hotel in the city, and its location is perfect for sightseeing...its a short walk to l'arc de triomphe, where you can catch an open-top bus to get around the city....great, as it stops at certain key points and picks up, not just a round trip, so you can get on/off where you like and they are every ten minutes too...would I recommend this place?? Of course!!! It is pricey, like the rest of Paris, but for that extra cost, you get a real 4 star hotel.....I travel extensively as a working musician, and the Banville is a quality place! Do yourselves a favour....
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