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Day 1 - Arrived at Hotel to find an old friend from working on cruiseship days waiting for us....Armelle so exciting havent seen her in 8 yrs... We quickly showered and the journey begun. (Arrived 1.30pm Tuesday- got to hotel by 3pmish) Armelle took us down the road to the Arc De Triomphe (amazing, forgot how massive it is), then walked along the …
11:35 am Well that was close! I had to run to the train station with my backpack on which was pretty difficult and I literally made it on the train as the doors were closing! Now I'm sitting in my seat, sweating like I just stole a waffle from Belgium, on my way to Paris. Even with everything I'm eating here, I can at least say I do cardio everyday, right? Later that night. I'm here. I'm in Paris! The city of looove. I am ...
... a taxi) and got to the Arc Di Triumph !
The Arc Di Triumph is in the middle of the busiest round-a-bout in Paris, and have I mentioned the driving of Europeans? not only are they on the wrong side of the road but they are actually crazy ! I saw so many near crashes it was quite scary ! Anyway, since the Arc Di Triumph is in the middle of this round-a-bout we had to go to an underground walkway to get to it. From there we bought our tickets so we could walk to the top ! And ...
... extravagance, majesty, and beauty of this place was more than I could handle. We didn’t even get to see it all and now I just want to go back. We also had an exceptional lunch (including wine) at a restaurant called La Petit Venise. It was rather late by the time we got back, but I didn’t feel like going to bed so I went out on the terrace to make new friends. I met two Australian singers named Sarah and Katie who were hilarious, interesting, and really ...
... and taking an open air bus tour around the city and listening to a bit of commentary. We first went to Notre Dam and took half an hour to walk through the church - this was even bigger and more grand than the Sacre Coeur the day before!! (However, Graeme had apparently had enough stair climbing the day before and wouldn't be convinced that climbing to the top was a good idea - Hannah's contribution). Next we had our bus tour which took about two hours going ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFertel Etoile Paris
Bien ubicado a 50 metros de Champs Elysees y a 250 del Arco del Triunfo. buen desayuno. Nuestra habitación era como un altillo con el techo en diagonal y una pequeña ventana.
Sin lujos pero agradable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fertel Etoile Paris
Excellent location - standard Parisien 3* hotel
This hotel is in an EXCELLENT location for sight-seeing in Paris. It's just a few minutes walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the top of the Champs-Elysees and there is a metro stop (Argentine) less than a minute's walk away which is useful if you are talking the train and metro from Charles de Gaulle Airport (8.60 euro each way and very easy).
The room itself was clean and serviced each day. The room was relatively small but i think it this pretty standard for any Parisen hotel. Not somwhere to stay for a very special occasion but if you're on a city-break, sight-seeing all day and only really in the room to sleep then it's perfectly comfortable and the location is brilliant.
Todo lo que necesitáis
Una ubicación excelente, cerca de todos los sitios turísticos y de la parada del autobús de Air France para ir al aeropuerto Charles de Gaulle a dosciendos metros. El personal muy amable y servicial. Definitivamente, volvería. ¡También hay una brasserie muy razonable a pocas puertas de distancia!
Una ubicación genial
Acabamos de volver de una estancia de cinco días en este hotel.
Está limpio y es cómodo, con un personal agradable. Ofrece un desayuno sencillo y bueno que se sirve hasta las diez de la mañana.
Tiene una ubicación realmente ideal, muy cerca de la estación de metro Argentine y, si vais hasta el final de la calle, ¡veréis lo cerca que estáis del Arc de Triomphe!
Vale la pena plantearse alojarse en este hotel en vuestra próxima visita a París.
We spent a week at the Fertel Etoile in September, 2006, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We loved it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Paris.
We have just returned from a 5 day stay in this hotel.
It is clean and comfortable with friendly staff. It offers a good simple breakfast served until 10 am.
It really is in an ideal location very near the Metro station Argentine and if you walk to the end of the street you can see how close you are to the Arc de Triomphe!
Well worth thinking about using this hotel on your next visit to Paris.
All you need
excellent location, handy to all sites and air france bus stop for airport CDG a couple of hundred yards away, staff very friendly and helpful-would definately be back. there is also a very reasonable brasserie a few doors away!
Perfect location, fine hotel
We stayed five nights, our family in two rooms. The rooms are small and a bit worn, but clean and comfortable with good beds. Our breakfast was included with the price, and was a good, typical French breakfast.
I don't particularly like hand-held showers, but that was the only bother. The staff was friendly and helpful.
As has been stated, it location is great- Arc de Triomphe, metro station and the best patisserie in France all within a couple of minutes walk. Also a great sushi restaurant, grocery stores, fruit market, and other cheap, quick restaurants as well as brasseries nearby.
We would stay there again.
My girlfriend and I booked a stay at this hotel in Jul 2005 and weren't too impressed. The hotel is officially rated 3 star by the French ministry of tourism, but some websites quote it as 2 star and I'd agree more with that. The foyer is nice, if a liitle small. The lift is small and slow but that is to be expected of a building this size. Breakfast was actually quite pleasant with a nice range of breads, cereals and yogurts available for 9 euros. Finally the staff were all quite helpful (except for one) and were very useful in dealing with all of our queries.
I could only find one review on this hotel it was on some website and left by some american it was very negative so i felt that i owed it to the staff and owners of this hotel to leave some feedback for other people like myself. the hotel has a nice little reception area the staff on the reception change about 3 times a day i found them all very helpful there is a lift service to your floor the rooms are small but very homely they have tv,air conditioning minibar and phone and toilet, bath + shower they are cleaned once a day there is a small but nice breakfast area downstairs from the reception where you get a nice typical french breakfast the hotel itself is very quiet and peacefull its location is great it is only about a 3 to 4 minute walk to the arc de triomphe there are 2 metro lines 1 as you walk up to the arc and one at the other side i would advise you to go to the one at the other side as it is the main route we only stayed from saturday evening until tuesday morning but we were able to go to the eiffle tower about 5 mins on the metro, notre dame about another 5 mins on metro and disneyland about 45 mins metro ps the metro is very reasonable and staff all speak english and are very helpfull the hotel itself couldn't be any better situated and there are lots of nice restaraunts within a few minutes walk this is a nice little hotel for anyone working of a small budget ps one tip i found if you try to speak a little french the staff and people are very helpfull .Hope this is of some help to you.
In 1997 I stayed at the Hotel Fertel Etoile for four nights. I had booked through my travel agent and had a package deal with Qantas where the fourth night was free. I had a carer with me because I have a disability. The room the hotel had was not really suitable for my needs so the management allowed me to use a larger room at no extra cost. Breakfast was a buffet arrangement downstaires but again the management allowed me to have breakfast delivered to my room. We were within a few minutes walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and had dinner in a little restaurant under the Arc every night. We took a longer trek over to the Eiffel Tower one day, but wheelchair access is only to the first level. The staff at our hotel couldn't have been more pleasant or accommadating. My carer retuned there with her boyfriend and I would stay there again gladly.