Hotel du Parc
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... we got about 2 hours of flesh coloured jell-o bouncing around.
At least, I think it was 2 hours .. I kept nodding off. Being still slightly jet lagged, up since 7am, and walking around Paris all day carrying shopping bags takes it out of you. By the time the 11pm Moulin Rouge show started, I was already half-asleep.
You kind of go through the following phases:
a. OMG .. boobs!
b. Wow, more boobs!
c. Gosh .. more boobs.
... happy and seemed to have enjoyed the show. To my surprise, when I asked how they liked it dad was raving about it more than mom. He wasn't too keen on going but seemed to really like it. Yay!
Tomorrow we will finally visit the much anticipated Louvre Museum. It's just a few blocks away from the hotel. If time allows we might make it to the Musee de L'Orangerie to see the Monet Lilies ...
... a huge crowd. Most people want to be photographed in front of it rather than actually look at it. But looking at it is not easy: it's a small picture and a barrier does not allow a close approach. Also, since it was attacked some years ago, it’s behind a glass security screen, which gives a lot of reflection of the room and its lights. The exhibition of this masterpiece could be considerably ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel du Parc Paris
We stayed here in Dec for 4 nights just after Christmas including new years eve. The hotel is in a nice area, safe and very close to the metro and all amenities. The hotel staff were friendly. The room itself is small but clean and ideal if you plan to do alot of sightseeing and only intend sleeping in the room. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for budget accomodation that is clean and convenient.
Great Hotel - booked it after reading reviews
This is a super convineint location. I booked it after reading reviews on this website and reccomend it.
THe person who was confused about the washroom should have read his confirmation. Mine had it printed clearly on my confirmation e-mail that the washrooms were in the room. Just ask.
The hotel is located less than a minute walk to EDGAR QUINTET subway and has TONNES of restaurants, Cafes, Creperies, a grocery store right in frontof the hotel with convinence stores that sells cheap water and snacks down the street. IT is a good starting point for trips to all sites. We walked down to Notre Dame, Louvre, etc... I would say about a 35-40 min walk but hte METRO was so convinent we just bought our CARTE ORANGE (WEEKLY PASS) and hopped on and off the subway. Right down the street is also a pick up and drop off location for the CDG airport.
The decor of the room was dated and the room we got was really small. Just a Bed, Safe, Closet, Desk, and TV. It was a double bed. Washroom was super clean... cleaner than any other CHAIN hotel I have ever been in as it was recently renovated due to the sparkling white tiles and toilet. the room was probalby no more than 120 sq feet.
Staff was friendly, internet service is provided for a cost of 5 euros an hour, I would skip the breakfast for 5.5 euros as you can get better at the crep stand or even a baguette with ham and cheese about 45 second walk from the front door for 3.5 euros.
All in all, I was super happy with the place..more for the location. I too would ask for a room facing the small park. Lots of restaruants, on the weekends is an open market just down the street that sells meats , rice, etc...
I would reccomend this place and woudl go back as 72 euros is a steal.
Great little hotel
This is a lovely little hotel, no frills but very clean, comfortable and in a good location. The bathroom is very modern and very clean. There is also a TV in the room with MTV and CNN English speaking channels. We stayed in April and although it was freezing cold outside, the hotel room was lovely and cosy.Montparnasse metro station is very close and convenient for getting around Paris. Also there are loads of lovely bars and restaurants in the square right by the hotel. There is also a reasonably sized supermarket opposite the hotel if you need to pick up any provisions.
The hotel is quiet and the desk staff good at speaking English and friendly. You have to pay extra for breakfast- fine if you dont want any hassle in the mornings, but there are lots of lovely creperies on the street where you can get gorgeous pastries and hot crepes for a fraction of the price.
About 25 minutes walk away up a main street is the Latin Quarter- beautiful, lots of little streets filled with gorgeous restaurants, bars and shops. We ended up walking up there most evenings.
I have been to lots of European cities- Rome, Madrid, Barcelona- but I would say Paris is by far the best- I would highly recommed coming here and staying at the Hotel du Parc.
Convenient, clean & tidy
Stayed here early July 2004. The Hotel du Parc was very conveniently located near Montparnasse station which is a major Metro, RER and SNCF station. This is a great plus in getting around Paris (our first visit). The surrounding streets have many great restaurants and services and felt safe.
The hotel was clean and tidy and the furnishings were comfortable in both the common areas and room. The room also was reasonably spacious (for the price) with a new/renovated bathroom, small safe and desk. We never experienced any noise from the hotel or neighbourhood either - great.
To my surprise, wi-fi (wireless internet) was offered at a charge, which was going to be hugely convenient, but be warned it cannot be used with a Macintosh powerbook/ibook as they require you to use their own PCMCIA wi-fi card for authentication on the network. A computer terminal is available for general use in the reception area however which is very handy.
The staff were generally okay to deal with but not overly friendly. The day manager was quite proficient with English and the night receptionist also spoke a little.
- use of the iron was only in the common reception area (not very convenient)
- to get to reception and the entrance to the elevator, you must first go up two flights of stairs from street level. This was extremely inconvenient with heavy suitcases!
- no fridge in room
- no self-service laundry facilities or a service to leave clothes for laundering by, say, the next day
Pretty good price, too.
Recommended if you require the basics in a great location.
I stayed in the hotel for 1 night (having booked for 4) early this year. I specifically booked this hotel because it advertises that 'all rooms have bathroom, with WC and shower/bath'.
This is not true.
My room had none of the above - a wash basin only. The nearest toilet (which one could only just squeeze into) was on the floor below. I could not locate a shower.
Having booked for 4 nights, I quit the hotel (having got nowhere with my complaint) the next day.
This hotel should tell the truth in its advertising
Great little hotel
We have just spent 4 nights at the Hotel du Parc. Although the rooms are small, everything was immaculate and the staff very friendly and helpful. It is in a great position for seeing all the sights of Paris, either on foot or by public transport. Very good value for money.
We loved the Hotel du Parc
We luckily stumbled upon the Hotel du Parc and will recommend it to everyone. Ask to be placed in a room on the top floor and enjoy a lovely view of a small park outside the hotel. The features in our room were outdated but charming and everything was spotlessly clean. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was simple (croissant and bread and coffee). However, at a bargain price of 80 Euros, one can not ask for a more conveniently situated or clean room. There are several nice cafes, restaurants and bars around the corner from the hotel, and there is a grocery store situated across the park from the hotel (very convenient). If you are planning a visit to Paris, RUN to the Hotel du Parc.