I am a bit surprised to see some of the negative reviews on this property. We stayed for seven nights and although it wasn't 5-star perfection it was lovely. A few things to mention--
A) It is down a small street that one could mistake for an alley; however we came to find that this "alleyway" had a number of shops, small businesses and another hotel in it. It's incredibly well lit at night and a great shortcut to get to another street with an amazing bakery on it. And a number of posh clothing stores including a Louboutin shoe shop!
B) The "bars" right below the hotel are actually restaurants and had some of the best food and service we experienced the entire trip. Bistro dining people!
C) This is an apartment, not a hotel. When you stay at an apartment you provide yourself with toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Fred had actually provided SOME of these things for us as that is not the norm. We did have to top up during the stay. (From the supermarket that was about ten feet away from the apt.)
D) The rooms were clean; again if you are expecting five-star-hotel-clean, stay at a hotel.
E) Our washing machine did not work so Fred gave us some money to use the laundry downstairs. A bit inconvenient but a nice gesture from him.
F) It does get a bit noisy from people down at the restaurants and my husband did have trouble sleeping. I did not. It depends on how light a sleeper you are and if those sorts of things bother you.
G) No elevator so if you don't like walking don't stay here. We love walking, it was good exercise. Fred helped us with our bags which was awesome.
All in all the apartment was great, the location incredible (two minutes to the Louvre) and the experience wonderful. Having two supermarkets, three incredible bistros, two bakeries (yum!) and a Velib bike station within 30 seconds of the apartment made us feel like we were living the Paris lifestyle. I would recommend anyone stay at Residence Pelican as long as they can accept imperfection.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Pelican Paris 1er Appartements is an exclusive Paris apartment complex, literally a few steps from Paris’ Louvre museum, in the heart of the French capital. Paris’ main tourist attractions including the Jardins des Tuilleries, Place de la Concorde, Palais Royal and Champs Elysées are all within easy reach. The ideal central Paris location, with everything you need nearby, including Paris brasseries, cafes, theatres, cinemas and bakeries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Pelican Hotel Paris