This Region includes the City of Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val-d'Oise.
6 Rue Des Archives
Tel # 011 33 1 53 01 90 90
Web Site: villamazarin.com
We loved the bright standard room we had on the 5th floor which came with a balcony with a table and two chairs. The room was a good size and nicely decorated with walls painted a very dark aubergine. The bathroom was very large and nicely decorated. They also provided large sizes of Clarins products In the bath...a luxurious touch! Fluffy robes are also provided.
The hallways were nice with art and sculptures. There is a small courtyard that can be used for drinks when the weather is nice. There is a front desk versus a lobby and it is fairly utilitarian. There is a spacious elevator which easily fit us and all of our luggage which is not always the case in Europe. Breakfast consisted of toast, small croissants, buns, fresh fruit salad, a very large pitcher of orange juice and yogurt. It was a little disappointing that cappuccinos were not available. Overall, it was good value even though I would've preferred larger croissants rather than the toast.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I emailed them from England and they made the restaurant reservations we requested. The hotel is located a block from the Hotel d'Ville and just across the street from the BHV department store.
The Hotel d'Ville metro stop and a taxi stand are a block away. It is in a nice area of Paris...La Marais. It is a trendy area with lots of restaurants and shops. It has a large gay community with shops, bars and clubs catering to that group.
Highly recommended as a 3 star hotel. Great location for visiting Paris.
55, Quai de Valmy
Tel # 01 42 39 69 81
A pleasant area of Paris is the Canal St. Martin. Take the metro to Republique, walk a few block and the quai along the canal provide a calmer Paris experience. On our 2012 stay in Paris we went to the canal and found La Marine.
Walk down rue Fauboug de Temple towards the St Martin canal & turn left and walk a few blocks down to Rue Dieu.
It's on the corner. The Ravioli and Entrecôte were delicious. House red wine was excellent...way above average. One waiter very slow but the two that took our order and the one serving were excellent. One of the waiters came back to see if we were enjoying our meal. A rarity in France. The Steak, Ravioli & a carafe of wine came to 56€ which we thought was a bargain for the quality of the meal.
12 rue Vieille-du-Temple
Visited in 1994, 1995 and 1996 -- and since then we have been referring others and always receiving rave reviews back.
It is a charming small hotel in the fashionable Marais District of Paris just a few steps off the rue to Rivoli. Only a few blocks ffrom the Hotel de Ville Metro stop, this hotel has a great location.
Insdie, the rooms are very tastily decorated with wood-beamed ceiling. You will feel like you are really staying in Paris. Staff very friendly and except for night staff (at least when we there there) most staff speak some english. The rooms are small, so don't come with luggage for an around the world trip! They can store luggage that can't fit in the room in the areas on the lower floor.
There are great restaurants along the street in this trendy Paris area. The rooms are air-conditioned so if you have a from room you can shut the windows.
We are victims of the Caron's success. For past number of years we have been unable to get into this hotel. I guess telling everyone about it was not such a hot idea!
22, rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie
Tel: (33) 01.48.87.77.63.
Fax: (33) 01.42.77.26.78
It was back in 1997 when we could not get a room at the Hotel Beaumarchais that we first stayed at this hotel. We have been back to this hotel many times.
The location of the hotel is very good, being in the Maris district of Paris. The rooms are a good size. This hotel fits our requirement that when we leave, we feel like we really stayed in Paris. Ah the Paris experience!
Ask for one of the "rooms of character" as they are larger and have a better decor than the "Standard Room". Room 20, pictured above, is a great corner room.
Rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie is an active little street at night. The rooms do have double-glazed windows. With the windows shut the rooms are quite. But if you are the kind of person that needs your windows open, ask for a room that does not face the street. There are people walking and talking on the street till the wee hours of the morning.
Web Site: www.homaparis.com
We felt immediately at home in this very stylish apartment in a trendy and fun area. It is our first choice in terms of a place to stay in Paris, and our 2013 visit brings us to three stays here. It is like a second home.
We were met by Vannarith Kong at the time arranged and he was extremely helpful. It was a nice touch to find a fruit basket, bottled water, soda pop, orange juice, coffee and wine waiting for us. Vannarith leaves the apartment stocked with some olive oil and basic seasonings which is a welcome treat so we didn't have to go out and buy it.
We have been to Paris many times and have stayed in several arrondisements and the 2nd is now our favourite. Great location, are lively stree life.
The Montorgueil area is lively with lots of restaurants, bars and cafes. It is a great area to rent an apartment as there is a butcher, fish monger, specialty Italian store, fruit and vegetable stores, two fromage shops and too many patisseries and boulangeries to count. There are also two small grocery stores just steps from the apartment. We enjoyed the apartment and the beautiful balcony so much that we had all our breakfasts and dinners in.
The apartment's location could not be better. Close to all the sights and between two metro stops, Sentier and Les Halles making it easy to get around. You feel that you are living in a neighbourhood which up till now has not been invaded by tourists and we selfishly hope does not change. The area has a real buzz to it which we loved!! Even on Sunday many of the food stores were open at least in the morning.
From our first contact with Vannarith to the last day of our stay, it was professional all the way. Vannarith has a relative, who speaks fluent English, that drives a taxi and airport transfers can be arranged.
Based on the pictures on the web site, we had high expectations and happily they were more than met.
The photographs are an accurate depiction of what you can expect. What they don't convey are all the personal touches that give it a feeling of a home rather than a rental suite. We had such a great experience here and look forward to staying in this truly beautiful apartment again.
51, Rue Vieille-du-Temple
Go early or be prepared to wait in a long line. But when you get in you will be eating in a very popular Marais-district restaurant that servers good food and at good price.
The place is a hive of activity. When we first heard about the restaurant we were told to go early. Glad we did.
Try not to accept one of the tables in the small room of the basement. You will miss the the buzz of the place.
Avoid the house wine. I have found it is better to buy wine from their menu rather than take their vin-du-maison.
So are not talking high cuisine here, but good bistro food and a lively restaurant where you can enjoy the sprit of Paris and not we worried about having to take out a mortage to pay for it!
56, bd de Latour-Maubourg
Tel: 01 45 51 93 08
A popular restaurant that has received good reviews. One year when were were staying up in the 7th ème we saw this restaurant and after a couple of pass-by's decided that one night we would return for dinner. We were pleased that we did.
It always seems filled with people, the prices were reasonable and it was good bistro food.
It is not far from the La Tour Maubourg Metro Stop.
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