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... by going on space mountain which had a 360 backwards loop and corkscrew all in the one ride and all in the dark. He absolutely loved it and I managed to keep all my faculties which I was pretty happy about. We then did a Toy story moving shooting gallery ride which Kate absolutely dominated scoring about 800,000 points while we all got about 40,000. We then drove the cars which I remember loving doing when I was a little tacker. The boys still have a way to go before ...
... last couple of days. I passed the huge queues waiting to climb the tower, glad that it wasn't me. Rue Cler was full of fresh food stalls and flower markets. Very pretty.
This afternoon I was to meet a lady from Paris Greeters to explore the Montmatre area, but I had some time to kill so went to the food court and supermarket at Galleries Lafayette. Galleries Lafayette is an upmarket ...
... for a few more beers before wending our way back to the 2nd arr, via a few favourites (O'Sullivan's et el). From there it was to the Thistle, where Lucy and so others from Corcoran's were hanging out there, and so Ivan and Vlad joined in. At this stage Vlad was dead of his feet and left early (read 1 am). Ivan stayed and got into the shots until the wee small hours with Lucy and her friends. Saturday saw us back up to Montmartre, again. We got ...
... had my first decent cup of coffee since arriving in Paris in a very male dominated establishment that allowed us to enter. It was about an hours drive to Versailles from Paris and YIPPPEEE I finally got to see all of the Eiffel Tower....so yes I really am in Paris. Thought it would be bigger! Interesting drive down, looking at the scenery, watching Paris fade into a more rural surrounding, though still quite ...
... We took one look and walked away. We decided to go to the Louvre instead, but we got there at 4:30pm and it closed at 6, plus there was a queue. So, we decided to go to the Grand Palais, which is the glass roofed building built for the same world exhibition the Eiffel Tower was built for. It was closed and empty. So off we went again walking, this time up the Avenue Des Champs Élysées to Arc de Triomphe. When we reached our destination, there was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Taylor Hotel Paris
Little but very clean and good situation
The hotel is little but enough for sleep. It has a good situation, in the middle of three subway stations. I recommend it for 2 or 3 days. It's very clean and the staf very kind.
This is a very clean hotel. I've read the last comment and I just don't get it. To me the hotel was really nice and clean...
Anyway... Just a few words to tell you to go there. It isn't expansive and it is a very nice place. The Hotel Taylor in a 2 star but could pass 3 easily. The rrom are very clean a there are a lot of space in them. I've specially enjoy to sleep on their beds... :-)
Have a nice trip their
Just Stay Somewhere Else
This hotel is run by the same people who run and own Hotel Louxor. I was staying at their other hotel nextdoor (Hotel Louxor), then was switched to this one because I found bugs in my bed. Neither of these hotels have their act together. Just look at the photos I posted. This room (Rm. 201) had stains all over the walls and one huge disgusting stain near the radiator. The quilt had some gross looking stain on it, too. After the bug incident at their other hotel, I didn't dare sleep in the beds at this hotel.
The third and fourth floor entrances both have the flooring ripped up with patches of the old carpet left. See the photos to see what I'm talking about. Like Hotel Louxor, this hotel has poor to no lighting in the stairs and hallways that lead to the rooms.
They offer breakfast but after seeing the state of the rooms and hallways I wasn't confident enough in the cleanliness of the kitchen to eat a meal there.
I wanted to go to paris with my wife so we decided to book from internet. After few websites we found hotel Taylor, very cheap and it was nice looking. So we booked !!
But the next is more exciting, after arrived at the hotle, the good surprise was the size of our room, it was very big ! First good point. Then we asked the desk for some infos about the metro, the bus, (the french way to moove in paris), and the staff gave us so much data about every thing we nedeed we just didn't know how to thanks us. Second good point. Then we started to visit the city and what another good surprise, the hotel is near everything, close to the opera, close to the louvre and more than close to the republique. Third good point!
And I think that's enough to explain how much the trip was. A special thanks to Alain the receptionist who helped us a lot. I recomande strongly this hotel because it's an incredible offer.
Crap ahead. Money for nothing and unexisting services
Made the reservation weeks before, thinking it was a bargain. When arriving at the reception desk the depressed guy was discussing family affairs on the phone with his son and smoking at the same time, so it took 5 mins. before he noticed that I was there.
Then "your room will not be available before 3:00 PM" (it was 9:30 AM!) so I have to leave my luggage in the lobby, already busy with lots of other people luggage. Will they care if they take away some of my stuff? Anyhow people were sitting above the luggage, drinking and smoking, etc.
The VERY small lift will take you at the floor but then you see immediatly that you are in a trap: the corridors used to have carpet on it, but it's not anymore the case. Instead they put some pieces of carpet and you will drive your steps from one to next if you want to stay in in a "clean" surface.
Once inside the room you will see that the large double bed you requested for during reservation, was converted into twin beds, you may sleep in a narrow bed for the same price.
In the end when asking for a detailed invoice I was told that "they cannot produce any, as they work for the reservation company"
If you really need to be in the area, try to do your reservation at the Louxor hotel, next to it, but forget about this place. Anyhow the place is not any nice even though it's very quiet.
We thought we got a good deal 3 nights for the price of 2. We were wrong. The room was terrible, very unattractive outdated furnishings and terrible view of drab buildings. A very dirty feel, the entire hotel was quite dark, the flooring had been ripped up and bare concrete flooring throughout most levels. Stained wallpaper, mildewed shower curtain and black mold growing in shower and along baseboards. Very very small winding staircase, very small elevator can only hold 2 people with no luggage.
Apparently some rennovations are underway, a room on the 6th floor was cleaner and bigger with flooring in tact and cleaner bathroom.
The hotel is located on a small alley-type street. Homeless men sleeping on matresses on the street beside the entrance did not help the ambience.
Where's our reservation?
I booked three double rooms - for 6 adults - at this hotel in February and paid fully for it. As our flight was not landing at CDG until after 10 pm my daughter's boyfriend (who is French) telephoned the hotel 2 days prior to advise them of our late arrival - he was assured that there would be no problem. When we arrived - after midnight - tired, we were informed by the person on reception that there was only one room and that we would have to stay in a nearby hotel (the hotel little) for the night, return the next day when there would be three rooms. The alternative hotel was not nice - grubby rooms, stairs dimly lit and dirty carpets, etc., etc., the next morning one party member had a telephone call to her room telling her for us to stay at this hotel and not to return to the Hotel Taylor. As our booking was for the Hotel Taylor, we wanted to stay at the Hotel Taylor. We trudged back round to the hotel only to be informed by the same receptionist that there were no rooms for us. My daughter who also speaks fluent french informed him that our booking was made and paid for since last February and he told her that they had taken a booking for a party of 50 guests since last January - if that was the case then why take our booking and money ? We were given an alternative, either to stay at the hotel little or have one nights free accommodation on our next trip to Paris (my last being 1979!) - what was the guarantee that a room would be reserved for us on our next visit ? We opted for our money back - and a cheque was promised to be posted to the french party member, but will it ? There were now 6 people searching the area looking for a last minute hotel - thankfully the Holiday Inn had vacancies and was immaculate (which we should have booked originally). Due to this - our three day cheapy turned out to cost an arm and a leg
we stayed there in feb 2005, very welcoming reception, very close to metro which was the best way to get around and loads of fun. 20 mins walk form louve but get the metro any way. loverly room. good maid service. nice continental breakfast. yes there was bums sleeping in the street bout 100 meters from hotel but to be honest most of the streets in paris had people sleeping on them, none of them ever bothered us. well worth the price. a good size room. there are lots of loverly little resurants around the republique area and a super market close to hotel.the staff were very helpful in giving us maps and advising places to visit and telling us the best way to get there. FANTASTIC HOTEL IF YOU ARE GOING FOR A SHORT BREAK IN PARIS. WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERY ONE AND WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING OUR NEXT TRIP TO PARIS STAYING AT THE SAME HOTEL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crap hotel. poor area. top floor double room, small was`nt the word. shower didnt work, only one english tv channel, no tea/coffee in room. bathroom size of a wardrobe, decor poor, need i go on. avoid like the plague. worst hotel we've ever stayed in. would have checked out after first night if we were back in ireland! picture on 0800paris-hotels of room must have shown the master suite, ours was half the size. go elsewhere or do what we did, forget the crappy breakfast, leave as early as possible and return @2am every night!
A quaint little hotel
I stayed at the Hotel Taylor in November of 2002. I paid 50 Euros a night (which was equivalent to the dollar at the time) for a two double bed ensuite room. The hotel, with an English speaking clerk, was not really close to any major attractions and there were a couple of bums living under an alcove up the street (I think they may have used the street as their own personal toilet but the bums themselves didn't bother us) The hotel was clean with adequate maid service and a free continental breakfast each morning. It also had a teensy little two person elevator which I thought was kinda cute. The hallways were a bit dark which made it somewhat hard to unlock your door but we didn't spend much time in the room at all. The Hotel Taylor is about a few blocks walk away from a subway stop, there are lots of little fast food joints nearby and some moderate shopping. Overall, it was worth the price. I'd stay there again.