Alliance Hotel Paris Place D'Italie - V. Auriol
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... there were many elderly French Military there. They had just finished a ceremony of some kind. It was a very somber time seeing all of the names written in the stones of the monument. We stroled along the Champ de lasse which comes right into the Arc. There are people and cars everywhere.We were looking at a menu which was posted outside a restaurant to see whether we wanted to eat there or not. A waiter appeared and ushered us ...
... I ordered a Diablo Menthe, brown onion soup, and pork chop with mashed potatoes. The soup was thick and tasty and contained slices of toasted baguette that were saturated with the broth. There was a crust of grilled noodles and cheese on top. Lovely.
The pork chop was good - crisp on the outside, soft and flavoursome on the inside. The mash came in a little terrine and had cheese mixed through it. There was also a little tub of salad. Walked back hotel and had the éclair ...
... make look nice, but we got one or two keepers! We met an Aussie guy doing the same thing and chatted to him for a while then went to line up to go up the top! We got in the line and were told that the top of the tower was closed and we could only go to the second floor! Shattered! We went anyway and bought our tickets, then got in the cable car that takes you up. It looked pretty cool going through all those lights and beams and bars and metals. We got up there ...
... Seine! It was super fun and the kids really got a kick out of it!
From there we walked to the Notre Dame Cathedral and were in awe of it's magnificence. What a beautiful church! It is surrounded by cute little shops and flower markets so we browsed the streets for a while and ate lunch. Brie sandwiches, which the kids hated, and yummy chocolate and lemon tarts!
We then got back on our trusty bus and continued to tour the city. The tour bus ...
... them, in particular “le Pont Neuf” which skips across the western end of the Ile de la Cité and is the oldest standing bridge across the Seine (completed in 1607.)
This being Paris, there is a crazy little pedestrian bridge, “le Pont des Arts,” immediately downstream from the Pont Neuf. Chain-link fencing runs along the two sides of the bridge to keep the walking gawkers from strolling into the river. At some point, it is said, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alliance Hotel Paris Place D'Italie - V. Auriol
I stayed Aug/31 to Nov/7, 2004. The hotel has small rooms, with good size bathrooms. There is air conditioning, cofee machine, hair dryer and wireless Wi-Fi internet on each room, but just be aware that you have to buy Internet cards at the front desk at 15 Euros per hour! They also have a public PC where you can use the same internet cards. Breakfast is included, with yogurt, coffe, orange juice, milk, ham, baguettes and yummy pastry. People at reception were very friendly, multilingual and helpful, with the exception of Anatole. The beds are sunken, they need a replacement. Pillows are miniature size. The maid service wasn't very good, they failed to vacuum the carpet properly. The bathroom extractor wasn't working and there was some mold on the bath tub. Being a Holiday Inn, you can add miles to your frequent flyer plan, one reason I selected this hotel. It is located in the limits of the historical Paris. At the north side, there are beautiful old buildings, and at the south, Chinatown with dull apartment buildings like in any other city. However, you don't want to spend time at the hotel in a city like Paris. It is well located, 50 yards from the Place D'Italie metro station, and one block from a large shopping mall with important stores like Sephora (parfums), Printemps and Zara (clothes), and also photo processing and grocery stores. There are ATM's, and a McDonald's and KFC in front of the hotel if you miss greasy stuff; rather go to the small french restaurants (brasseries). Avoid the El Rancho restaurant, the food is expensive and not good. Good value, if they just change the beds and do better room cleaning.
Good base for exploring Paris
Booked on Holiday Inn website.
Location is very good - right next to Metro station with 3 lines so you can easily get around and explore Paris.
Room was basic and comfortable (on 5th floor).
Good continental breakfast every morning. Didn't find any other restaurants we liked in the neighbourhood and ate lunch/dinner in other areas instead.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Place D'Italie after much research. There are so many hotels to choose from in Paris, its overwhelming. The Holiday Inn Place D'Italie is in a great location. From CDG, we only had to make one connection. The Place D'Italie metro station is very convenient to the Hotel. It was right accross the street. The area is nice and clean. Rue des Gobelins on its right runs straight to the Latin Quarter and then on to Notre Dame and the Rue St. Germain. There are plenty of cafes on this street. Going south, you walk right to China Town. Lots of great places to eat here as well. The mall accross the street has a grocery store, restaurants, and great shopping. There's a Zara store here. The Holiday Inn room was small, but clean. Had a satellite TV, AC, but no mini-bar. There's an ice machine below. No room-service, that I could see. But it was OK. The value for this hotel was great. Below 100 eur. The buffet breakfast was nice, and the staff mostly helpful. Sally was very nice. I would definately stay here again. It has a nice neighborhood feel, not a touristy area at all, but very easy to get to anywhere you want to visit.
Nice clean 13 district hotel
We stayed 3 nights in a double room and I have to say is was very nice. The room was small but very clean and the bathroom had the best shower we had in Europe. The area the hotel is in was great.
there was two metro stops within 200 yards from the front door and the bus stop was within 50 yards.
The restaurants around the hotel are all great and
not very expensive, just make sure you look at the menu before you order. We are going back to Pais in Dec 2004 for 7 days this time and are staying at
this hotel we loved it. The breakfast was was very good for Europe and the staff was great. We give the hotel an over all rating of A+ for price 87.50 Euro per night, Service, Location, comfort
We recently visited paris in July 2004 and booked this hotel after reading the reviews on this site! It is great value for money, buffet breakfast excellent, location good our advice is to explore many fine restaurants in the area and avoid the KFC. Excellent shopping centre and cinema across the road. Metro links excellent it cost us about 11 euros each for travel all day, I would next time try to book a family room as the double rooms are small compared to the standard double size in the UK. Would stay again without hesitation
Good value in a great location
We stayed here for five nights recently at the rate of €105 per night. This was really good value, the hotel is in an excellent location. The room was small but we had no complaints, the only downside is the beds aren't too comfortable (sunken mattresses and poor bedding). The buffet breakfast was more than adequate. After a day's sightseeing on the first day, we were too exhausted to go far for dinner - and discovered that there are several really good restaurants in the Butte aux Cailles area a short walk away. We ended up eating locally nearly every night. You're also only a walk away from the Latin Quarter and the metro is just across the street. Good value for the price, but I really wish the beds had been more comfortable!
Just came back recently from Paris and used the holiday inn as our base. I have to say everything to do with the hotel was first class, staff friendly and helpful, buffet breakfast excellent and really set you up for a days sightseeing in Paris sufficient restaraunts nearby. But be aware avoid the KFC Outlet opposite the hotel unless you like wildlife we arrived fairly late on the first night of our trip and used the aforesaid as my wife was collecting our food I became aware of a family of mice scurrying about the floor this did not appear to bother the locals in the least but I can assure you that trying to eat a chicken meal whilst watching out for mice running all over the floor and jumping in and out of the seating is not pleasant this put us off of our meal altogether and we left wondering how on earth this outlet could possibly have obtained a food licence. We would certainly go back to this hotel.
My husband and I just returned from two weeks in France. We spent our first six nights at the H.I. Express Place D'Italie. I had booked the first five nights at the online price of 87.50 Euro which was a great value especially with the breakfast buffet which is included. We enjoyed the coffee machine which offered the option of espresso, capuchino, cafe au lait, regular and decaf coffee. We could make our coffee just as strong as we liked and get as much as we wanted. The room was small but very clean. The bathroom was nice and had a shower curtain, however the bathtub would not stop up enough to hold water nor would the sink stay stopped up. I needed to soak my feet after miles of walking! The only real downside was the beds. The matresses were in bad need of replacing-very sunken in. The staff was nice and the location is just a very short walk from the Metro. All-in-all, we would stay there again if they have replaced the mattresses.
Nice 3* Paris Standard Hotel
Stayed here recently and found staff to be quite friendly. Breakfast was adequate - typicall cold buffet style. Hotel was quite modern, v.
clean & rooms were of a good size considering the norm for Parisian 3* Hotel Rooms. Room had bath & shower although some don't. Tea/Coffee facilities, alarm clock & adequate furniture/storage in room. Very close to metro stop with 3 lines going to centre of city. Good sized shopping centre accross the street. Would have no problem staying here again although I found the choice of restaurants nearby to be poor.
The holiday inn express place d'italie is a wonderful hotel! I've stayed there 3 times and it's the only place I'll stay when I go back to Paris in a few months. You can generally get a great price on the Holiday inn website - I've paid between $75 and $85 a night every time.