Hotel des Academies et des Arts
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... ones with this on the agenda today.
There were people everywhere. Lots of people. Not too many in the Egyptian section we went to first or to the section showing an early wall that was discovered during excavation of the museum itself, but for the Venus de milo and the Mona Lisa there were people everywhere…especially for the latter.
I haven’t been shoved that much since Guns and Roses at Eastern Creek in 1993. There were ...
... I had gone down the absolutely wrong direction! I had no idea where I ended up except there were tons of retail shops, cafes and this really neat monument in the middle of the rotary. I don't know how, but in changing direction to head back toward the Seine, I got absolutely lost... C'est Typique! Every Rue around here looks the same! Finally found my way and figured since I was passing by it anyway I should buy my groceries and wine to drop off at ...
... wander through the Musee together which as mentioned previously is a beautiful space. After checking out the Courbet’s which we missed on our first visit, we decide that everybody needs some food and refreshments so we head to the 5th floor café to carry on with our catching up. Suddenly it appears that they are getting ready to close the gallery so we spring up and head back to the main floor to quickly wander through one wing of ...
... decided on that for lunch. I tried out a little French but at least at Subway you can point to what you want.
I had planned to take the Metro to our next stop at Les Invalides but Corry suggested we walk. It was good exercise but meant more importantly we avoided anymore bad smells from the Metro. We strolled along the River Seine and along the route there were market stalls set up selling books and paintings. We quickly came upon the Louvre Museum, which ...
... would be complete without a visit to the Sacre Coeur - AKA 'head office' to an ex Sacre Coeur convent girl. The route to the metro took us past the Moulin Rouge and through a distinctly seedier part of town (without realising it until it was too late).
At this point we probably should have gone back to the hotel, but Thomas insisted ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel des Academies et des Arts Paris
Un sejour memorable
Mon sejour de 3 nuits dans ce petit endroit de charme, loge dans l'ecrin d'un quartier figurant parmi les plus beaux de Paris, reste un souvenir exceptionnel.
La qualite des prestations fournies par l'hotel (literie, proprete des chambres, services de VOD...) n'a d'egal que la disponibilite et la gentillesse de son personnel dirige par leur volubile et affable directeur Monsieur Mona.
Je recommanderai bien evidemment a l'avenir cet hotel a mes proches.
Nice modern decor. For a three night stay, we had room 14, just up one flight, with a little balcony to sit out on.
Superb and stylish
This hotel (opened just a few months ago), is situated on a good location in a nice street, just around the corner of Rue Montpernasse.
We liked our room. Although not large, it was decorated and furnised with style and sense of color. The bed was great.
The hotel itself is decorated with a lot of visual surprises and has a very nice atmosphere. The art is made by local, but getting-to-be famous artists (you can visit their atelier on request).
The staff is not only very professional but also friendly and multi-lingual, and the breakfast was superb.
We just stayed one night, but we definitely will come back in this very nice hotel.
Huub from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hervorragend und stylish
Dieses Hotel (erst vor ein paar Monaten eröffnet), liegt sehr gut in einer schönen Straße, gleich um die Ecke von der Rue Montparnasse.
Uns hat das Zimmer gefallen. Es war zwar nicht groß, aber stilvoll und mit Sinn für Farben dekoriert und eingerichtet. Das Bett war super.
Das Hotel selbst ist mit vielen visuellen Überraschungen dekoriert und die Atmosphäre ist sehr schön. Die Kunst ist von ortsansässigen, aber aufstrebenden Künstlern (man kann auf Anfrage deren Ateliers besichtigen).
Das Personal ist nicht nur sehr professionell, sondern auch freundlich und spricht viele Sprachen. Das Frühstück war hervorragend.
Wir waren nur eine Nacht da, werden aber definitiv wieder in dieses sehr schöne Hotel kommen.
Huub aus Amsterdam, Niederlande
This was my first time in Paris and to be honest, I was nervous. For years I have heard the stories of how Parisians treat Americans and I was not sure what if anything I would encounter. To my absolute delight it was wonderful! My husbandand I have travelled throughout Europe and I must say the Parisians are some of the friendliest, nicest, flexible people we have met. The Hôtel des Académies et des Arts at 15 rue de la Grande Chaumière was in one word, sublime. First, I want to say that it is not my nature to wax on and on about something like this, but we stayed at this hotel for 7 nights and it was one of if not the most pleasurable experience we have ever had staying in a hotel. The people who own this hotel and those that work for him bent over backwards to make us happy and in today's fast-paced technological-everybody's too busy-world "personaliized service" is the rarity and no longer the norm, staying at the Hôtel des Académies et des Arts was like staying with friends in Paris, the service was OUTSTANDING and this hotel and all the people that work there deserve all the accolades I am going to give it.
Fantastic Hotel - Would Highly recommend
Just spent an amazing weekend at the hotel des academies et des arts. Having heard the reputation of the room sizes in Paris, was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case here. The decor, attention to detail and finishing touches throughout the building have made this the nicest hotel I have stayed in to date. Also as the hotel is less than a five minute walk from the metro line and various restaurants and bars, the location can only be beaten by the fantastic staff who work here. Already looking forward to returning early next year - would highly recommend this hotel.
Spent 4 lovely days in this ultra-modern Hotel. Great bathrooms,and bedrooms. Decor is very Parisian!
Loved the artwork. The breakfasts were outstanding. Great service. We will be back.
The Hutchinsons, Tampa, Florida
Ich habe hier letzte Woche 5 Nächte verbracht. Ich war absolut begeistert vom neuen Dekor dieses kürzlich renovierten Hotels. Die Ausführung ost von höchster Qualität und kleinere Schwierigkeiten wurden sofort behoben.
Es war das bequemste Bett, in dem ich je geschlafen habe und die Dusche mit 6 Düsen war besonders super zum Entspannen - sehr willkommen nach einem Tag herumlaufen im heißen Paris.
Das Frühstück, wenn auch teuer, war wunderschön präsentiert und sehr sättigend.
Man kann das Hotel leicht von der Metrohaltestelle Vavin und mit der RER-Linie B vom Flughafen Charles de Gaulle erreichen.
Zum Schluss: Das Personal war wunderbar hilfsbereit und gastfreundlich.
Stayed here for 5 nights last week. Absolutely loved the new decor in this recently refurbished hotel. The finishes are of the highest quality and any minor snags that did occur were being dealt with as soon as they arise.
The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in and the showers are particularly cool with 6 body sprays for all over relaxation which was most welcome after a hot day walking around Paris.
Breakfast, if a little on the expensive side, was beautifully presented and very filing.
The Hotel is easily accessible from Vavin metro station and easy to get to using the RER line B from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Finally the staff were wonderfully helpful and welcoming.
Just stayed three nights here. What a fantastic hotel. It is great value and the quality of the finishes in the rooms is superb. They are quite small but perfectly formed. It was only re-opened as a 3 star hotel but in terms of the rooms, I have stayed in much worse 4 and 5 star hotels previously. If you like a contemporary boutique 'feel' then I could not recommend it more highly at the price.