Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris
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... by Louis V to be built as a church to honour St Genevieve. It was commenced in 1755 and completed in 1790. Over the years it has been used for different purposes and since 1885 it has been used only for secular purposes. This coincided with the funeral for Victor Hugo. So it went from a Christian basilica to "temple of the nation", according to the literature. It is enormous and they are currently undertaking a 10 year program of restoration, so ...
Paris, the last day Slept in. Well deserved after the craziness of last night. Leslie and I decided to head to Montmartre for our final day. Many stores and cafés are closed on Sunday and, we discovered that it is Mother's Day in France today. Lots of people hurrying along with flowers in hand. We exited the metro at Sacre Coeur, that iconic white church towering high over Paris, in the heart of Montmartre. We elbowed our way through the throngs ...
... and a quick stroll to the Latin quarter where we feasted on "pita frites".........this would be like having a donair with a bunch of French fries stuffed in the top!
We met Jean-Andre, our guide at 2:30 for a tour of Notre Dame and other fascinating nooks and crannies of Paris.
After our tour, Jean- Andre left us and we made our way for our dinner ...
... on them. I also only threw one of the two keys into the river for each of the locks, so if I ever do return to Paris with my future lover, they can throw the other key in themselves! It was a little cliche, but it was a MUST-DO on our list of things that I wanted to do in Paris. Our next stop was the Latin Quarters, where there were bunch of little shops and restaurants. We finally made it to Notre Dame and wanted to tour the inside of it, until we saw the five hour long line. But ...
... had a BBQ inside. I had sausage and baked potato. We then wandered through the Giverny village and then through the Monet Gardens. The gardens were very pretty but past there best. The water lily pond was lovely, with the weeping willows and bridge that are in his paintings. We then went through Claude Monet's house. We left the garden in time to catch the 4.20 shuttle back to the train station and caught the train home. Bought ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Elysees Regencia Paris
Great room. Pity about air-con.
Great staff, great location, big room and well appointed. The only problem - This October was unseasonally warm and humid but the Staff refused point blank to turn on the air-conditioning. This rendered the outlet in our room useless except to fan the heat around. The only option was to open the windows, which let in all the traffic noise from the rue Marceau. The choice - swelter or noise. We checked out.
I would do it again!
This hotel and location are perfect. From the minute we walked in, we were made to feel "special". We stayed in the Lavender suite and let me say, it has such character. From the shower, bathtub, bed, bathrobes, this room did not go wrong. The employees, on the day of our arrival were very helpful and pleasant. This hotel is within walking distances to so much. The Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumph, which was very important since we wanted to see the Eiffel Tower at night and the next day, see the Tour de France at stage 21, the end. Parking was not a problem, if you drive. I would and have recommended this hotel. Thanks for the wonderful weekend.
4 nights at this excellent hotel. good value for money, very clean and good sized rooms. all the staff were very helpful and it's in a good location with some excellent restaurants within walking distance.
My wife and I spent a week at this hotel in September of 2004. This is a very nice hotel. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. The rooms are very clean and quite comfortable, but tending to be small. The standard double room, in addition to the bed, includes two bedside tables, a desk, and armoire. Closet space in the armoire was quite acceptable but drawer space was not existent. The space between the side of the bed and door to the bath was not wide enough to fully open the bathroom door. The full tub, shower, sink area and towel warmer were quite acceptable. The water closet was separate from the bath. Breakfast was included in the room rate, otherwise the price was 12 euro. Breakfast was very good and included sausage, bacon, eggs, pastry, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, and coffee. The hotel is conveniently located and about 4 blocks from the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysses, two metro stations (George V and Alma-Marceau), and the Seine. The boats that tour the Seine River are tied up very close to the foot of Avenue Marceau. Relatively speaking, Avenue Marceau is quiet at night, there is only one café within a few doors of this hotel. Just off of the hotel lobby is a small bar that is open in the evening. Opposite the bar is a sitting area. Flying into CDG airport, Air France runs a shuttle to the Arc de Triomphe. Price is 10 euros. It is easy enough to walk from there if you do not have too much luggage or if it is not too warm.
We stayed at Hotel Elysees Regencia for the weekend. The location is excellent, being very close to the Champs and the metro and the street it is on is not too busy. We stayed in one of the suites and it was very spacious and quiet. The service is excellent with chocolates on our pillows when we returned every evening. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff are very friendly.
The location is surrounded by excellent and inexpensive cafes and restaurants.
However, we did hear a couple of disgruntled guests complaining about the size of the standard rooms. I would say that if you can, go for the superior rooms for extra space.
If you can't afford the George V then go for this!
Good hotel for great rate
Stayed in May 04, fairly big room (for Paris), clean and comfortable. Location is very good and the staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. Got a good rate directly from the hotel web site.
I used to live in Paris right across the street from this hotel and would walk past it every day for work and always thought the little bar looked very inviting. I just got back from spending a week there while my husband was on business and the staff in the hotel are without a doubt, the friendliest and most helpful I have ever encountered in any hotel. Paris gets a bad rap for the people being rude and unfriendly which I always felt was unfair and inaccurate so if you have never been to Paris and are looking for a great little hotel, with a superb location and awesome staff, then stay here. Now since this is Europe, the rooms are very small and somewhat dated but the bathrooms have been beautifully upgraded. The buffet breakfast that is served in the very tasteful "cave" in the basement is excellent value for money and has a great selection. You are close to everything. The George V metro is just a couple of blocks away. The Arc de Triomphe is right up Avenue Marceau and the Eiffel Tower is just down the street. The Champs Elysees is around the corner. While this hotel is by no means luxurious, it is however elegant and the friendliness of the staff make it a little gem and when you are in a foreign country, the staff in the hotel can make all the difference between an enjoyable vacation and the trip from hell.
Ideal hotel for first visit to Paris
We stayed here for a long weekend in March, and having booked thru Cresta, got an upgrade to a superior room, which was lovely. Bath robes and slippers provided, room on the top floor, new bathroom (although bath on the small size). Mini bar prices very reasonable indeed.
Breakfast was a good choice, served till 10am.
Location is great, as close to Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee, and metro's for further exploring.
We also got 3 nights for the price of 2, which definitely made it worthwhile, and would recommend it.
Great Reception Services
My wife and I had an easy time in Paris because Delphine, the receptionist, gave excellent advice for travelling on the subway(Metro) and resturants.Excellent staff service in a small hotel in a great location. Easy walking to Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee etc...
It was the perfect place for us
We arrived early - 8:30 am - much earlier than their posted check in time. They were very gracious and got us into the first two rooms available. The rooms were lovely with sizable bathrooms. The location was excellent for exploring the right bank. Little shops were on a small street next to the hotel. The street was small enough we were comfortable with allowing our 16 year old daughter to explore on her own - including going out for lunch while we all went sight-seeing. The front desk was very kind to us and went out of their way to accomodate us - including arranging a shuttle service to pick us up at the airport. It was perfect for us.