Acacias Etoile Hotel
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Very nice stay at the Hotel Acacias Etoile!!
I've been staying at the Hotel Acacias Etoile in Paris with my husband, and we had a very nice stay there. The hotel is really beautiful, we enjoyed our room, small but so nicely furnished, very charming and quiet, with free wireless internet connection! The staff was always well-meaning and helpful. And we also enjoyed a tremendous location, right next to the Arc de triomphe and the Champs Elysees!
Loved this little hotel
I stayed with my wife in an hotel near the Acacias etoile for the week-end then I came there for 4 days. It was a business stay. I really apreciate this little hotel very clean and confortable. The staff is wonderfull. They speak english, spanish, bresilian, russian and are all very helpfull and friendly. My room wasn't very large but so cute and clean. Free high speed internet in all the rooms. Also, this hotel is very near everything. Metro, shops, mounment like Ac de triomphe and champs elysees.
I will keep a very good remember of this hotel. I will hightly recommand it.
Hotel is nice and comfortable,staff realy helpful.
Location just excellent,2 min from metro,5 min to Arc,8-10 min to Champs-Élysées.
Rooms a bit small,but club twin,that we stayed ,was nice,even with bath with big french window!
good value for money.
definitely I'll recommend this hotel for everybody!
Cozy and comfortable
I have been to the Hotel Acacias Etoile two times for business.
I really loved the room, well decorated and incredibly clean.
As I had to work during my stays, I really appreciated the free access to internet in the rooms.
Yohan, Lisandro and the rest of the staff were very polite, friendly and spoked fluent English, they were very helpful by providing details directions and making suggestions for restaurants.
It is a pity I never came with my boyfriend because it is a very charming and nice hotel for couples.
Christina from California
Being stolen by staff
From July 20 to 23 me and my girlfriend stayed at the Acacias Etoile in Paris. We returned on the 22nd at 11p.m. to our room and found our suitcase not in the way we have left our room. Our money was hidden under the used laundry but now we realized that 200 Euros were missing. The receptionist was not able to help us and refused to call the police. We organised our complaint at the police on our own. The next morning another receptionist told us that the chief of the hotel was absent and he has talked to the cleaning personal. They refused to have taken the money and so the incident was finished for him. The safe in our room was closed, so we could not use it. Although we know we should insist on a safe I think a little bit more cooperation of the staff would have been helpful. The person who has stolen the money is still working for the hotel.
Great Refuge in the Summer Heat
I stayed at the Acacias for 6 nights this past July. Paris was very hot (but not as hot as Rome), and I was very glad I had booked a place with A/C (which worked well--even by American standards). Overall, it proved to be my most comfortable accommodation during my three weeks in Europe and, located only 2 blocks from the Argentine metro station(itself only 2 blocks from the Arc de Triumphe), very convenient. I averaged about 85 Euros per night and booked the room on Bookings.
The hotel is small (3-5 rooms per floor) but very attractive and well-managed. The desk staff was courteous, helpful, and spoke English. The single room, though small (even smaller than NYC), was immaculate and had a 3/4 bed (between a twin and full-size). Room also included an honor bar/refrigerator, limited cable, and phone.
On two days, I opted for the breakfast (10 Euros), which provided a satisfying start for the day and plenty of coffee. (Note: Coffee comes small and expensive in Paris and is usually not carried in places where you'd most expect it, i.e., the delicious bakeries.) One evening, when I returned with a bottle of white wine, the hotel staff member provided me with a wine bucket AND ICE! (N.B.: There are very few places anywhere in Europe with available ice.) Lots of eateries nearby in this safe and beautiful neighborhood.
Positives: good dollar value; convenient location; very clean and quiet; superb staff; GREAT air conditioning
Negative: very small shower; tiny elevator (really should be used only when transporting heavy luggage)
I stayed here with my girlfriend for 2 nights and i am i have nothing but praise. Very friendly staff, VERY clean rooms and extremely reasonably priced. Location was perfect,very central just 2 mins walk to the arc de triumph. Very happy travellers :-)
Highly Recommend Acacias Etoile
The Acacias Etoile Hotel is located close to the Arc de Triumphe and provides an excellent base for exploring Paris during a short visit. Right beside Argentine Metro station, one stop or a 5 minute walk from Port Maillot bus station it could not be handier for travellers who fly into Beauvais Airport (RyanAir).
The hotel has a fresh, well maintained feel to it compared to many Paris 3 stars and the room, although small, was extremely clean and comfortable.
We did not avail of the breakfasts but there was a well stocked mini bar and the hotel is beside many cafes/takeaways/bars/ate night grocery stores if provisions are required.
The staff were friendly and helpful & more than willing to speak English when required.
Overall would highly recommend this well priced little hotel and we will definitley return there when next visiting Paris.
Very satisfied - High price to value ratio
We stayed at this great hotel in the middle of March 2006. We would definitely recommend this hotel to people traveling to Paris.
- The hotel is located minutes away from Arc de Triomphe. The Argentine metro stop is a quick walk up the street, the RER station to Versailles is about 10 min walk and the RER station to Gare du Nord/Charles de Gualle Airport is about 10 min walk as well. Very convenient.
- Little grocery stores nearby (BTW, when you got out of the Argentine metro stop and walk towards the hotel, do NOT go to the first grocery store on the right - We wanted to get a bottle of water for the night and the shop owner quoted us Euro 1.50. This is not the first time we got water from a grocery store, which normally runs about Euro 0.80-0.90 for a big bottle). Go to the ones after you walk past the hotel.
- Quiet residential neighborhood, at least I felt safe.
- Nice and new decor. I am not sure why the previous comments said the decor was old. I went to 4 different hotels in 4 different countries and I must say this hotel has new and nice decor. Even my mom was very satisfied. Maybe the previous commentor stayed at the building near the garden side? Our room faced the main street instead of the garden.
- Showerhead is strong and perfect.
- Small fridge available in the room.
- Extremely clean room. I am a very picky person when it comes to cleanliness and the room was spotless.
- Great and helpful staff. One time my mom was not feeling well and they provided us with a hot pot where we could make hot water in our room.
- Relatively small room and shower stall. The smallest room for our trip in Europe. But this was not a concern for us since we were out almost 100% during daylight. But if you have big lugguages, then perhaps it maybe too small for you. We only had 2 carry-ons with us.
- Breakfast is not included in our hotel rates. This is fine as there is a very nice pastisserie at the corner near the Argentine metro.
- As in many other European hotels, we needed to bring our own shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste.
- The hotel recommended us a restaurant called Le Galvacher. I must agree that the restaurant had really great food. But when it came to paying tips (services), I asked the waitress if tips were included and she said no. She said the 19% on the bill all went to the government. So I paid 15% extra as tips for that meal.
This tip thing got me confused as I dined at another restaurant and the waitress said it's all included in the 19%. I did my homework beforehand and the guidebook says "ask the waiter." I still couldn't figure it out, even after returning from Europe.
Irregardless, I will go to that restaurant again since the food is awesome and the price is right. You cannot get the same thing in NYC for that price (excluding the 15% of my tip).
All in all, highly recommend staying at this hotel. I will be staying there again for my next trip to Paris.
Nice hotel - staff tips the scales
I chose the Hotel Acacias Etoile mostly because of price and the pictures on the site. Also because our first choice hotel was booked up for the weekend.
First impression in the lobby was that this was a newly renovated hotel and everything was updated. Once we got to our room, however, I'd say I was underwhelmed. I give it a 3.5.
Accommodations: The room was clean, but definitely old. Most of the renovation must have taken place in the common areas (the lobby, dining area). The room just wasn't as fresh - old tv, old telephone, repainted (not for the first time) closet cabinet with a weird stain in the bottom of it. Compared to other places I've stayed at in Europe, it was okay, but I just expected more. On a positive note, again, it was clean, and positively roomy by European standards. It even boasted a mini bar - a convenience I never expected!
The bathroom was roomy, but the shower was a bit dangerous. There was no curtain (not surprising in Europe), but the glass partition used to keep the water contained actually wasn't aligned along the rim of the bathtub, so water still dripped onto the floor. Plus the glass stuck out a bit, and just seemed like an accident waiting to happen. As for the hair dryer - forget it. Again, old, and had no real power to it.
Our room faced a small 'courtyard', and we appeared to be the only ones staying in that part of the hotel, so we heard very little noise.
Location: The hotel is located minutes away from the Arc de Triomphe, and the area has lots of little cafes. Just across from the Arc is the Champs Elysées, so it's a wonderfully convenient stroll. Lateral cafe is a short walk away, as well, and we enjoyed their food, though the waiter tried to convince us that service was not included in our bill. Another waiter at a different restuarant assured us that service is indeed included on all resturant bills in France. I never got the whole thing figured out, but someone at our hotel assured us that giving a tip wasn't necessary and if you did leave one, 1-2 Euros was plenty. The Argentine metro stop is a quick walk up the street - you pass a wonderful pastisserie on the way, so check it out. A small convenience store was nearby, but the selection was tiny. The area in general is very quiet. The hotel is not very close to Gard du Nord, so if you're catching the Eurostar and plan on taking a cab, make sure to leave plenty of travel time, as traffic can be a nightmare!
Staff: The staff is what made the difference for me. While the hotel itself wasn't anything to write home about, the hotel staff was terrific. Everyone who covered the front desk was more than happy to help with any questions or suggestions. During our stay, they called many cabs for us, did our wake-up calls, and were just a delight in general. On our last day, they let us store our luggage in a small holding area and didn't charge for the convenience; whatever they could do to make your stay more comfortable, they went out of their way to do it.
In general the stay turned out to be quite nice, though I was happy to return to my hotel in London (Quality Crown Hotel Paddington). Again, the staff were outstanding, but I just wish there had been more 'new' in the room.