We were attending Arc de Triumphe racing so were looking somewhere within walking distance fo the track...its about 30 mins walk in hindsight, so a little far. Taxi cost around €60-65 from airport. Puteaux Metro is 10-15 mins walk up the hill, or else Esplanade de al Defense is 15-20 mins walk along the carriageway, which will take you straight into main attractions in the city.
Another thing, its location along a dual carriageway meant it was difficult for taxis to get to it, when we were on the wrong side - all one way streets and driving past and coming back on yourself to get to it, and boy did they like to take the long way round to get more money out of you!!
Hotel itself is OK, nothing special, very cramped reception area - there is a bar, but I don't believe it was open the whole time we were there.
Room was satisfactory, up on 5th floor, you have to get the (small) lift to the 4th floor and walk up final flight. No windows, skylight only, which was nice to watch the lightening from on our first night. Reasonable size, funky ensuite which was also a good size, although we would prefer a door, rather than the sliding glass - we have been together for a good few years at this stage, but there are some things you would prefer not to hear!!!
Website does advertise satellite TV, but no English stations. Now I know you're on holiday so you're not supposed to watch TV, but even a SKy News, or BBC news channel to keep you abreast of info back home would be nice. Thankfully the free wifi meant we could check online.
Breakfast was poor, first day scrambled eggs which were very rubbery and toast. Didnt bother on 2nd day, 3rd day no hot food at all, ended up with 2 croissants! There is no other eating facilities around who served breakfast.
On that note, eating facilities at any time of the day were almost non-existant in the area, we walked the whole way to Suresnes and ended up in McDonalds, as only coffee was available in the brasseries or cafes. Evening choice was not much better, Saturday night there was nowhere open and we eventually made it to Le Pub, irish/British bar which was OK. The one highlight was the little Italian restaurant beside the hotel where we ate Fri, food was lovely and fresh and very reasonably priced.
There is nothing to do in little village of Puteaux, you're better walking the 15 mins to Suresnes for a little more life, and even then its light here.
All in all, bit disappointed in hotel and in Paris itself - everything was very expensive and now that we've seen the main sights, we'll hardly be back. For future trips, we will probably stay in the Novotel Suresnes Longchamp, as it is much closer to village and racecourse.
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