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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sawmill Lodge Dubois
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 The Sawmill Lodge Dubois
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.
Fertel Etoile a Great Place to Stay in Paris
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.
The location is great--just a couple of blocks from the Arche de Triomphe and Champs Elysee. A metro station, Argentine, is just around the corner, and we went everywhere on the Metro. Very convenient and inexpensive. The surrounding neighborhood is nice, as well as interesting. Many small brasseries for inexpensive meals, and a wonderful boulangerie/pattisserie on the corner. Great smells from this every morning!
The staff at the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. They couldn't have been nicer. Many spoke English. We got to the hotel about 11am and were checked into our room immediately. We really appreciated this after our long flight and the time change! We encountered no problems of any kind.
The hotel is extremely clean and well-kept. Maid service was exceptional. Very quiet and peaceful spot on a side street, but just off the Avenue de la Grand Armee. Felt quite safe walking around the neighborhood at any time.
Room is small, but quite comfortable. It is air conditioned. Bed was excellent, but is low to the ground. Room is equipped with a stocked mini-bar. Bath was good, with a tub and hand-held shower. The tub is very deep, so this could pose a problem for someone with limited mobility getting in and out. However, the vanity is right by the tub, so you can use this for support while getting in and out. Water always hot. Towels were good, but bring your own washcloths. A hair dryer is supplied, and there is a small TV in the room with CNN and BBC in English.
Halls in the hotel are extremely narrow. The hotel does have an elevator. We were never disturbed by any noise in the hotel. In fact, in often seemed like we were the only ones there, but this was not the case, of course.
There is a very nice continental breakfast served in the hotel every morning from 7 to 10. It includes croissants, other pastries, cheeses (which were good), assorted cereals, apple sauce, jams and other spreads, orange juice and your choice of good coffee, tea or hot chocolate. It is served on china with silverware, not paper and plastic. A pot of your selected hot beverage is brought to your table. Breakfast is served in a very nicely decorated cheerful room in the basement of the hotel.
Fertel Etoile is a great value for the money! It is not a brand new hotel, but is kept very clean and is quite comfortable. Hard to beat for location and friendliness of staff.
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.
Okay, but a bit pricy
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.
However there were some problems, our room was located at the rear of the hotel with a window overlooking the pokey, overgrown and generally tired looking back garden. The window must've only been 18 inches wide in our room and therefore let in practically no natural light. It was so bad that you couldn't actually see in your room during the day without lights on. The room also heavily stunk of smoke. I went and took this up with one of the helpful receptionists who was only too happy to give me some keys to look round other available rooms. We eventually found one on the 4th floor that was cleaner and brighter (However had no drawers for storage space). The decor in all the rooms we looked in appeared to be roughly 15-20 years old and I believe the minibars were all of a similar age. Each room had a TV which surprisingly had a wide variety of multi-lingural channels (inc CNN and BBC) however the TV's were very small. The rooms were all very small although I've found this to be the case across many Parisian hotels (due to their townhouse setting). The bathrooms were clean however had no standing shower, you had to hold it, which is a bit of a pain.
The bit we liked best was the location. You walk 3-4 min to the arc de triomphe, from which you can get the metro/RER to most of Paris including Disneyland. Also the Metro station Argentine is only 20 or so metres away. While this is not a major station it is on the same line at the stations for the Place de le Concorde, The Louvre and La Defense making it ideal. There is a beautiful Patisserie just round the corner and a couple of reasonably priced grocers on the same street. There are also many little restaurants, brasseries and cafes dotted around the surrounding streets (Hint: the further away from the Arc de Triomphe you walk, the cheaper it gets). Thankfully we were out most of the day and so managed not to let what was a slightly disapointing hotel ruin our journey however it was a bit depressing to go back to at night.
In this hotel you are really paying for the location as otherwise it's simply overpriced.
Simple but nice
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.
Paris with a disability.
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.
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