Paris - Any recommendations on Hotels?

#1
Looking to book a trip to Paris for a couple of nights. Anyone got any advice on where to stay (bearing in mind the missus is coming)

Also debating whether to fly or take eurostar.

Cheers
 
#3
There are some very good deals with eurostar which include hotels.
 
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#5
If your near london or kent. The eurostar is a must as CDG can be a mare to get to and has a tendancy to be evacuated on the odd occasion.

Try lastminute.co.uk for train and eurostar deals.

Or.......F1 is a worldwide chain of budget hotels which are clean and extraordinarily cheap in Paris.
The metro is excellent so wherever you stay you will be in range of all the sites.
 
#6
Apparently the "Hilton" is quite good.

I know, its in the cloakroom............

SK :cyclopsani:
 
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#7
SKJOLD said:
Apparently the "Hilton" is quite good.

I know, its in the cloakroom............

SK :cyclopsani:
I looked at that for a full minute before the penny dropped.
 
#9
Is the Hilton not a bit over exposed in the media and too many people go there?

Also a bit on the pricey side for what you get.
 
#10
Was at the Intercontinental, Le Grand a few weeks ago very nice but a bit on the pricey side (firm was paying for me) :D
 
#11
May I suggest you try expedia.co.uk.

I recommend you stay in the 1st Arrondisement as most of the major tourist attractions are there within a reasonably short walk.

What you'd be looking for in expedia would be a real keen deal on the most expensive hotels in the city, i.e. the Intercontinental or the Regina.

Both of those hotels are 900 euros a night per room normally but what you'll find on expedia is a knock down price. My wife and I were able to stay two nights at the Regina (right on the Rue de Rivoli - across the road from the Louvre) for £350 each, including direct flights from our local airport and including a continental breakfast.

Make your life easy. Fly to Charles de Gaulle airport and get the train to La Gare du Nord. You're a short taxi drive from the 1st Arrondisement then.

within five minutes walk from the Regina is:

The Tuillerie Gardens (Gardens of the Tuillerie Palace - now called the Louvre).
Place de la Concorde
The Louvre itself
Rue de Rivoli (drop into Carols Cafe for the most amazing experience in Louis Quinze decor and superb service.

The backstreets in that are are brilliant for women's shopping as well with some marvellous items which would cost a fortune at home going for a few euros. Check out the high quality china for a start.
 
#12
Here's the cheapest deal I can find in the Premier Arrondisement for this Friday and Saturday night.

Avg/person: £234
Citadines Apart'hotel Les Halles
This seven-story hotel overlooks fashionable boutiques in a small square, adjacent to Les Halles’ shopping and a five-minute walk from Pompidou Center. More hotel info
Total: £468


Paris, France
StudioBreakfast not included
Check in: 9/03/07
Check out: 11/03/07

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Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris (CDG) Depart: 9/03/07 06:05 - 09:15 Air France
Paris (CDG) to Edinburgh (EDI) Return:11/03/07 07:20 - 08:20 Air France

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#13
And here's the cheapest five star in the area for this Friday & Saturday. (Bear in mind, the further away you stay from this area the cheaper the hotels get but the closer you are the more time you save going places.

You can also enjoy a hotel like this without paying through the nose for food and drink. Paris is crammed with wee streetside cafes where you can buy food and drink at (not too) extortionate a price.

Avg/person: £392
Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel
Set in the city’s business and luxury shopping district, the hotel is five minutes’ walk from the Place Vendôme jewelers, the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens, the ... More hotel info
Total: £784


Paris, France
Deluxe roomBreakfast not included
Check in: 9/03/07
Check out: 11/03/07

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Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris (CDG) Depart: 9/03/07 06:05 - 09:15 Air France
Paris (CDG) to Edinburgh (EDI) Return:11/03/07 07:20 - 08:20 Air France

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#14
The best low-medium price hotels that I have stayed in are the Campanile chain (www.campanile.fr). Good rooms, reasonable rates and very good hotel restaurants (2 course buffet and main for about £9-10). There are a number around the city with easy access to the centre. In the centre of Paris (within the Peripherique) you can walk to most places worth seeing.
 
#15
I've been having a look on the Eurostart site, looking to go in June...found some great deals - looking at £150 a person for 2 nights all in! All hotels are reviewed and have the average score out of 5 and a few photos... the majority looked alright for that price. The only costly part of the trip is the engagment ring I'm buying!! Is it too late to turn back?? :pale:
 
#16
pompey said:
I've been having a look on the Eurostart site, looking to go in June...found some great deals - looking at £150 a person for 2 nights all in! All hotels are reviewed and have the average score out of 5 and a few photos... the majority looked alright for that price. The only costly part of the trip is the engagment ring I'm buying!! Is it too late to turn back?? :pale:
Don't overlook those 5 star hotels mate. She'll feel like a million quid if you appear to be pushing the boat out for her but it will only cost you a fraction of the real price.
 
#17
Went a few months ago, travelled on Eurostar which made a pleasant change to flying. However, if I went by train again I'd definitely go first class - there are some good offers.

We booked through LastMinute.com, and used the Trip Advisor site to check out the hotels first. We stayed about 300m from Gare du Nord; not the most exclusive district, but the hotel was clean, quiet, served a good breakfast and had polite and helpful staff. Loads of places to eat nearby, from smart restaurants to bistro bars - the best meal of the trip cost 15 euro a head in one of the latter - superb duck confit and fantastic steak frites at lunchtime.

I gather the Army Museum is very good, but it was closed for renovation when we went (restoring their extensive collection of white flags, no doubt), though Napoleon's tomb is worth a visit.
 
#18
pompey said:
Is it too late to turn back?? :pale:
Don't even think about it. Being married is great - you get your dinner cooked for you and it's more fun than talking to yourself of an evening.

You can get an evening dinner cruise down the river Seine on a bateau mouche. Good grub and lovely view of the illuminated buildings by the river. Very romantic if you and your prospective missus like that sort of thing (be sure to book a table for two though or you might get seated on a bench with a load of incontinent geriatrics like me).

Good luck.
 
#19
Try the
Hôtel de Ville
 
#20
Depends what you're looking for, I spent New Year in Paris (New Year's Eve in Disneyland), stayed in a town called Bussey St Georges, cost £600 for 3 nights (5 of us), this included the ferry, fuel, accommodation, DLP tickets.

The train takes about 20 minutes, really cheap too, the hotel was a bit basic, but it served it's purpose.
 

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