Stayed at this hotel one night on a trip to Paris from Amsterdam. 2 single girls. Our plan was to go to Paris for 3 nights then to Mont. St. Michael and to Normandy – all by car from Amsterdam. Knowing that driving in Paris is difficult and parking is expensive and normally not included with a room at a Parsian hotel, we decided to drive to Versailles, do the palace / gardens tour and stay overnight at a location where we were hoping that we could safely leave the car. If you are considering this, it was an excellent idea. We selected le Cheval Rouge for it’s positive comments prior, Rick Steve’s recommendation, and because it provided free secure parking. (we asked in with our reservation if we could leave the car and they said that we could). The room itself was standard -2 twin beds and roomy by European standards. It was simple but effective and efficient. The bathroom was small, but that was to be expected. Everything was clean and very quiet. The day receptionist was very friendly, she helped us check in, answered our questions, and recommended a restaurant to eat at which was great. The night receptionist was not friendly at all. Refused to speak at all in English (not unexpected) however, made no effect to communicate at all. We asked her for an extra pillow and she said no and we also asked her to help us call the hotel we were staying at in Paris to confirm the train stop and she refused to make the call. Breakfast was croissants, French bread, coffee and OJ. The location is great in terms of the Palace, the train station, shopping, and a street market which had great veggies, cheese, and bread for a picnic. I would recommend visiting Versailles in a day trip or a short overnight trip like this as we found the palace was the only thing to do in the city. The Palace was beautiful and the gardens are stunning. Try to visit when the foundations are running if possible. Upon our arrival in the garden we noticed that golf cars were being rented for 30 euro / hr. We laughed at this as we started to walk through the gardens. After walking an hour, we probably saw about 1/3 of the gardens and would definitely recommend getting the cart to use your time efficiently. The double room for 2 adults was 70 euro + 7 euro / person for breakfast. It was a good deal given our circumstances and I would recommend the hotel to others regardless of the poor night staff service given it’s location to everything in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- By staying at the Hôtel du Cheval Rouge you enter into the rich history of Versailles and its Château. Built in 1676, the Cheval Rouge was originally Louis XIV's livery. Since then, the Cheval Rouge has kept up this tradition of hospitality, with friendly service and 40 newly renovated rooms that will make your trip to Versailles restful and enjoyable. At a 5 minutes' walk from the Château, the Cheval Rouge is conveniently located between the three train stations serving Paris. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Cheval Rouge Versailles
- Le Cheval Rouge Hotel Versailles