Hotel de Castiglione

38-40 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris, Île-de-France, 75008, France | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $181.00
 

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Notre Dame & wandering along the Seine

A travel blog entry by kerrilyn

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... We walked back along the Seine to the metro. We stopped off to walk past the Milan Rouge which is apparently quite famous - sort of like cabaret with girls dancing the Can Can or something. We kept walking up the streets and dropped into a couple of souvenir shops. We were going to go and look at the Sacre Coeur but it was getting late so we headed back to our area, did some shopping and went back to the apartment.

The end of our first day in France!



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Paris Marathon Day!!

A travel blog entry by murrinfamily

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... mark, only 1.2km to go a man, 3 people ahead of me, passed out while running. He just dropped and the momentum of him running sent him tumbling forward over his shoulder. He laid there unconscious. It was horrible. The two people in front of me stopped to help him and waved me around. I felt so worried for him and emotional. He was close to the finish line. I continued on the last 1.2km thinking of him and l the other people who were taken away in ...

A White Christmas in Paris

A travel blog entry by lauren-alice

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To finish off our amazing stay in Paris we went out a treated ourselves to a lovely dinner under the Eiffel tower – you couldn’t actually see it but it was just around the corner – still counts right?

Back to London for New Years and then Edinburgh the next day – no rest for the wicked!!

P.S Paris I’ll be back before I go home

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Episode 20

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... is sustainable only time will tell but no doubt it has been going on at around this rate for more than 20 years, since the collapse of the Soviet Union at least, then it could well be at a constant level. There is certainly still a vast amount of mature pine forest. There is also a good amount of "broadleaf" forest, those lovely deciduous trees that are putting on such a wonderful display of colour at present. L has a passion for these autumn colours.

We had a week ...

Ticking Off The Bucket List

A travel blog entry by louize74

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Back at the studio, we freshened up and then headed back out to hail a cab. We journeyed to the other side of town to Montemarte to have dinner at a restaurant recommended to us by a friend. The Bouillon Chartier was established in 1896, and is a very popular place for the locals to hang out. The menu is all in French and there is nothing on the menu over 15 euros. We decided that this would be where we would try snails. Waz almost ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Champs Elysee area of Paris, is near Eglise de la Madeleine, La Madeleine, Ladure, and Place de la Madeleine.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Castiglione Paris

    Definitely not a 4 star....

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    The Hotel lobby was quite nice and the staff was friendly, but the rooms were horrible. The furniture was old and beat up and my parents room had a musky smell. While the location was wonderful, this hotel certainly was not worth the costs and I would not recommend it to anyone.

    Room with no view

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    I stayed (3) in a room. The beds were singles which is not to be confused with twin. They're very narrow and not especially comfortable.

    The third bed was really a fold out fouton--also HARD!. The walls are covered with fabric that has been stapled on--imagine! No bathmats OR shower curtains! Breakfast was excellent ditto the service from staff.

    We found it to be acceptable

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    We have been to Europe many times, and we don't expect too much from European hotels. We expect good service and decent accomodations, but everything is small in most of the hotels we have stayed in and we are used to that.

    We honestly had no problems with this hotel. The staff was efficient and while I don't recall anything outstanding about the stay, I don't recall anything terrible either.

    I was surprised at the reviews here. We found it to be average.

    Could Have Been Worse

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    There is no question that the only thing that is four-star about the Castiglione is its location which is very central to shopping and museums. The A/C did not work in the first room we were given, and we had to make a scene at the front desk to get another room. That particular desk clerk was rude and unhelpful, but other experinces we had with the staff were satisfactory. The room was not great by US standards, but acceptable. Furnishings were rather worn and we had a problem with our in-room safe that locked and would not respond to our code. Getting the safe open was a major hassle, but the staff did do their best on this problem. In summary, the Castiglione is over-priced if you want a nice facility, but fairly priced if you are more interested in location.

    Better than I feared

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    I discovered the four previous reviews of this hotel about an hour after booking it so I arrived in fear and trepidation. However the receptionist was polite and pleasant, speaking English when my French gave up. Yes, the corridors were narrow and the room was small but it was perfectly adequate for a short stay (3 nights) and the bed was comfortable. On the plus side, the location of the hotel is excellent, a few minutes walk from the Place de la Concorde and the Madeleine, and it is a lot cheaper than the other hotels nearby, such as the Crillon!

    Spolit holiday

    from

    On arrival, a female receptionist greeted us very rudely.When we protested about the shabby rooms we were offered even more shabby rooms. The wall-paper was worn and peeling, the furniture rickety and not worth 1 Euro cent. The corridors were clattered with old furniture that would make it difficult to escape in case of fire.The "restaurant", reception and lobby area decorated with cheap furniture and completely different than brochure. When we complained the staff told us that they had just refurbished.Very misleading.. In the end we filed a complaint to our agent and were sent to a real 4 star hotel at the same price.

    Disapointed

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    Definitely not 4* hotel. Very disapointed with furnishings in bedroom and lobby needed smartened up.

    Furniture was needing painted or replaced, especially in the bedroom given to me

    Cute location - great access for walking to Champs Elysses and Place de La Concorde etc.

    Great shopping area but that's all.

    Staff friendly and helpful.

    Overall verdict ok for location but badly needing refurbished and certainly not 4*.

    Rude staff and a dump to boot

    from

    What a lousy hotel. the rudest hotel staff I have ever encountered anywhere. One desk clerk said "you have no right to use our refrigerator" (it was in our hotel room!)The bathroom would be great in a torture chamber. the bedroom--horrible, peeling wall paper, tired old pink wallpaper. a depressing place. I couldnt sleep --perhaps haunted by the ghosts of unhappy travelers

    Standard Room was not even nice enough for the help.

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    We made the mistake of booking through a hotel booking company. Apparently they give their "Standard Rooms" to these companies and then feel no guilt about the sorry state of the rooms. The wallpaper was stained and ripped and the room had about one foot of space on either side of the bed with no side stands. The bed was tilted towards the top and was the lumpiest bed that I have ever tried to sleep on. We tried to get another room, but the "Upgrade" would have cost us $140 U.S. dollars. We were all ready paying 155 U.S. dollars, so we atttempted to make the best of a bad situation by joking about the situation we were in. I have stayed in Hotel 6's in the states that were far more comfortable. My advice is to stay away from this hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel de Castiglione Paris

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair