Hotel Elysees Union
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Elysees Union Paris
It is very conveniently located at the 16th Arrondisement, one block from Kléber Ave, 4 blocks from Arc de Triomph and 6 from the Eiffel Tower (I could see it from my very own room). Breakfast is served from 7-11 AM at the basement and do not expect much apart from fruits, cereal and pastries. The hotel is suitable for those who want to be near the Eiffel Tower and do not mind about fancy stuff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Elysees Union Paris
Quaint and Convenient
Spent a wonderful three nights there on the top floor in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. A good walk into town but close to the metro. A good bargain for those looking for a clean, comfortable but relatively no-frills room close to the center of town.
Two things to watch out for:
1) Breakfast - at $15 a head, you'd be much better off going making a breakfast from the yummy offerings at the boulangerie across the street.
2) Stay off the bus if you are going to Gare du Sud. Take the metro or a cab.
Excellent location, great staff
We stayed a total 6 nights and really enjoyed our accomodations. The room was small but very intimate and perfect for a couple. The staff was excellent! I was really worried about all of the negative things I had heard about Paris and locals being rude to tourists. Don't ever listen to that! The hotel staff was extremely helpful with all of our needs and gave us great directions to areas of the city. As for the "locals", I wish Americans would act more like Parisians. Not a single person was rude and everyone we met was very pleasant and more than willing to help us out. I've got to hand it to the people who devised the Metro and RER system, it is excellent and easy to use! We will return...
Charming hotel in a great location
We just spent a long weekend (Feb 18-21,2005) in Paris and this hotel was in a great location. Quiet neighborhood, easy walking distance to Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triumph, and Champs Elysee. You can see the Eiffel Tower from outside the hotel. Metro is only two blocks away. Many great little restaurants, bistros and Brasseries nearby. Hotel was bright, clean and the staff very occommodating. They would answer any question you had with a smile. There is a small local grocery next door and a bakery & pastry shop a few blocks away. Would definitely stay here again. We had a two bedroom suite and it was like a home away from home. Rooms are small but adequate. What the hotel lacks in size, it more than makes up for in charm. We bought some flowers for our room and asked the hotel for a vase which they gladly brought to our room. We did not want for anything.
Location, Location, Location
You get what you pay for. We paid a little and had a good time. On this trip, my sixth to Paris, I traveled with a VERY SPOILED Boca Babe. She survived, the location was spectacular and staff was helpful and accommodating to all concerns. As I type this, I'm looking to book another visit next month.
We were in Paris over Christmas 2004. Service by all employees was excellent. Room was comfortable and met our needs. I took French lessons from BBC website before going and got plenty of practice - and help. Everyone we had contact with was friendly and helpful. No negative contacts!!
Less than average
This hotel is tremendously overpriced for what you get. The staff is rude and surly and will not answer questions. The room was small, drab, and not clean. Housekeeping did a poor job. The bathroom smelled. Very bad stay.
Excellent location, 10 minute walk to both Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. 3 different metro stations also within walking distance. Staff very helpful and friendly, assisting with dinner reservations, directions, calling taxis, etc. Room a bit small but clean. Would stay here again.
Great location, pokey room
The hotel is very pleasant with cheerful and friendly staff and the location is fantastic for sightseeeing, but for the price I would expect a little more the room we had (412) was very small for a double, the shower wouldn't fit to the wall so you had to hold it to shower and there are no tea/coffeee facilties in your room.
Great location and view
Hotel Elysee Union was a great choice. It is an easy walk to Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and is close to numerous restarants and brasseries. The staff met us at the door when we arrived and were very courteous and friendly. They all spoke some English and really made an effort to help us get settled. They suggested tours to take to save money. An ATM is across the street as well as a pharmacy. They have internet access in the lobby for people as well as a wireless connection in the room and a plug in connecion (for a small fee). It worked excellently on my Mac. The room was clean and had a modern bathroom though only a hand held shower. There were multiple power connections, though all were the 220 european variety. I finally found an adaptor at an electrical shop about 4 blocks away for 6 euros. The room had a minibar. The front facing rooms were great and had a small balcony from which you could see the Eiffel Tower. Very nice. The lobby, bar, and sitting rooms were well maintained, clean and very pretty. The night before we left, the night manager made a point to shake our hands and tell us he might miss us in the AM so he was saying goodbye now. They are making an excellent attempt to help their visitors. We would definitely stay here again.
The location of this hotel is excellent for touring central Paris, just off Ave Kleiber. Easy access to Arc de triomphe, Eiffel tower, Trocadero. Most hop on hop off busses stop on Kleiber which is literaly 1 min walk from hotel. The area has many resturants and bars that are of good quality, although can be pricey!! The hotel does not have a resturant but will recomend some nearby that are excellent.
The room we had was very small but clean with a bathroom with shower. The decor was very nice parisian style with one of the most comfortable beds ever!! It was at the back and had no view and was dark in the daytime due to the location of the window. However this worked to our advantage as it was very quiet at night. It may be worth requesting a front foom as these seemed larger.
I would stay here again due to the location and cleanliness of the hotel but would request a larger room possibly.
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