The Residence Foch has been newly renovated, so right now, September 2012, it's really attractive. Our room . on the 6th floor, wasn't large, but big enough by Paris standards and the bed was extremely comfortable.. The staff too were very friendly and helpful. Only criticisms, the lift was a tight squeeze for two people plus cases and the breakfast, at 14 Euros
per person, was a bit pricey . The coffee wasn't great either. That apart, you can safely chose this hotel.
If you're not familiar with Paris, it's divided up into districts (called arrondissements).. No 1 is
Ile de La Cite, where you'll find Notre Dame. This hotel is in the 16th, a very upmarket area similar in status to Mayfair in London. (1 million pounds will buy you a small one bedroom flat)
The Arc de Triomphe sits on L'Etoile, which is French for "The Star" and 12 main roads (including the Champs Elysees) form the star shape.. If you look at the map, follow the Avenue Foch from the Arc de Triomphe and two thirds of the way up you will find the Rue Pergolese and off it the Rue Marbeau where you'll find this hotel. Two metro stations are nearby. If you arrive at the Gare du Nord, Porte Dauphine is easily reached by two tubes. Port Maillot is the overground service which will get you to Versailles on two trains. It will also take you directly to Musee d'Orsay, which is a truly fantastic art gallery created out of the old Orsay Railway Station.Here you'll see some of the most famous Impressionist paintings in the world. (If you've arrived by Eurostar, hang on to your ticket. You get two entry tickets for the price of one with it)
The area around the Hotel feels very safe, but it's not an area buzzing with nightlife, so if you want somewhere lively, this is probably not for you. On the other hand, it;s very easy to get to Montmartre from here by Public Transport, so you can get the best of both worlds. The Eiffel Tower, Champs El;ysees etc are also all within easy reach.
There is, however, a terrific bistro Fuxia l'Epicerie on the Avenue Raymond Poincare which we visited twice because it was soo good. Really good food (including vegetarian options) , great staff and a fairly inexpensive meal into the bargain.(We also ate in a restaurant on the Rue Solferino near Musee dOrsay , where the food was expensive and poor quality.
To sum up, a nice friendly hotel in a relatively quiet location.
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