My boyfriend and I spent five days here in August 2012 and it was perfect for what we needed. The room's where basic but comfortable and the Bathroom was almost brand new and immaculate. The rooms also have very good air conditioning systems, they are a tad noisy but not enough to cause any problems.Our room was cleaned daily and sheets and towels where changed everyday too. I couldn't fault the breakfast it finished at ten but when you're visiting Paris is is essential to be up and out early if you intend to beat the crowds. It had everything you'd expect from your standard continental breakfast. The waitress was very friendly (all be it only to those who attempted to order their hot drinks in French, it's not difficult and they really do appreciate it) as was the receptionist who was kind enough to keep our suitcases safe whilst we wandered around Paris on our last day (check out is at twelve) the receptionist spoke very good English however the waitress struggled. I could not fault the location, only a ten-fifteen minute walk up the road takes you to the very modern shopping district at La defence and straight across the street is the metro which is on the equivalent of the London central line and has very easy access to the main train stations which will take you to places such as Versailles for a very small fee. Metro tickets are very good value and so, despite being an hours walk from the Arch de triomph, the metro would take you to the champs elyeeses in ten minutes and we used the metro constantly, it's much nicer than the London underground and a lot less crowded in the summer! The hotel is surrounded by some lovely restaurants and café's. Zinc Zinc is about 10m from the front door and though it's a tad pricey it was 100% worth the cost. There is also a Gorgeous Italian restaurant (with equally Gorgeous Italian waiters), next to a very reasonably priced supermarket, just around the corner and a few other bistro's and cafe's on the same road. A very short walk up the avenue Charles de Gualle takes you to an "english pub" in which the staff where incredibly welcoming and friendly, a Japanese sushi bar, an Indian restaurant and various other shops. Opposite the hotel is a very popular cafe, Polly Magoo, it's very typically Parisian and full of 'hipsters' wearing black and drinking espresso's, if you're into being pretentious and pretending to be Parisian you'll love it, if not steer clear.
We had a fabulous holiday and next time I visit Paris I will definitely stay there again! It was faultless and a perfect base for exploring Paris! The one thing I would say is although it advertises wifi in the rooms, the connection isn't very good and the prices are extortionate if you want to use it. But apart from that it was perfect, I would recommend it to any couple who are after a romantic get away or any one who just wants to shop and explore Paris!
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