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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Swan Bed & Breakfast Antwerp
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Swan Bed & Breakfast Antwerp
Another great stay at an International Hilton
We had a 3 day stay in early May. We had a 3rd floor room (king deluxe) with a view of the Eiffel tower. The room size was tremendous for Paris and the bed was very comfortable.
We took advantage of my Hilton Diamond status to enjoy the executive lounge. The breakfast in the lounge was great and we also enjoyed drinks there in the evening.
The Hilton is just 1/2 block away from the Eiffel RER stop so it's really easy to get to if you don't mind taking your luggage on the Metro.
The Eiffel at night is a gorgeous site and it was fun watching it from our Balcony as the lights twinkled at the top of the hour.
Great for Families
We took the kids (ages 4-13) for a family trip. The staff were wonderful. Cheerful, helpful, and happy to speak in French or English. Not cheap but get them to throw in breakfast and "club room" access for a better deal. The croissants were unbelievable! Beautiful suite facing the Eiffel Tower with lots of amenities. Laurent, the consierge was one of the most knowledgeable I've ever met and probably the nicest. Brand-new marble bathrooms with high-end Grohe fixtures. Soccer field right across the street. Like having a "sky-box." Very nice location. Lots of places to eat nearby. I will stay there again, next trip.
Just got back and we had a great time. THe staff was really friendly and even made train reservations and hotel reservations for another city. The American breakfast was the best- all you can eat: made to order omelettes, yogurt, 4 types of juices, all inds of pastries, hash browns, etc, etc.
Hotel was GREAT!!!
This was my second trip to Paris. Last time I stayed at a small boutique hotel with limited service. This time I stayed at the Paris Hilton and was so impressed with the overall experience. The location could not have been better. Our room had a balcony looking out at the Eiffel Tower where we were able to watch it sparkle at night. Our room was a good size, larger than other European hotels we've been to. I especially liked the down comforters on the beds. Two metro stations to choose from, both only a block away. We could walk to the Eiffel Tower and from there catch the hop-a-bus tour bus that goes all over town.
The river cruises on the Seine were right there, too. There were several restaurants nearby and some shopping, too. Via the metro we were only minutes from any of the major sightseeing places in town. The hotel itself offered a fabulous American Breakfast complete with "eggs to order", fruit, hot & cold cereal and everything in between. The hotel's staff was extremely helpful in setting up excursions, helping with the local information and overall very, very friendly. And on top of all that, they had high-speed internet access in their business center FREE! Made it very easy to keep in touch with those back home.
We had a great trip and the hotel played a big part in making it all so nice. THANK YOU HILTON PARIS, I can't wait to come back and stay again.
Oh yea, the room rate was very, very reasonable for all that the hotel has to offer.
As trashy as Paris Hilton herself.
Pretty shabby hotel by any standard and polar opposite of what one would expect from the Hilton name. Hotels in Paris, France seem to be either really bad or really great (not much middle ground but there is a variety of styles for any taste and there are plenty of great hotels to offset the bad ones, not unlike the United States), and this falls into the really bad half of the group. If the hotel was called the Sleazy 8 Motel then you might have a clue, but the Hilton name only demonstrates that you can no longer trust the Hilton name (though this is the only really bad Hilton hotel I've visited). The style is business travelers though most successful businessmen would not stay here. If you are a tourist your trip will be ruined so tell your agent absolutely no way, if you are a business traveler try for somewhere else (don't you want to think of yourself as a successful business person?) but if for some reason you are stuck here because your company forces you to stay here (like I was) or you have free vouchers or something, expect bad accomodations and you won't be disappointed, but by all means try for something else if you can swing it, especially if you are going to stay in Paris for more than one night. Tourists will definately be disappointed by the lack of restaurants and shops in the area (get a hotel away from the Eiffel and taxi it for that one trip).
I moved out immediately, it cost me some out of pocket expenses but it was worth it. I received a full refund, an apology, and very gracious understanding from the staff (A+ to them by the way, apparently I wasn't the first to bolt and they seemed to be very prepared to give refunds and suggest other accomodations).
Old, fair property, touristy location
I stayed here for 1 night in December 2003. I was actually quite disappointed with the rooms as they were worn and lacking character.
Just my luck the executive lounge was closed. The front desk staff gave me coupons for breakfast in the restaurant and drinks in the bar. The hotel has NO fitness facility, which I find as a surprise considering this is supposedly a 4 or 5 star hotel. On a positive note the front desk staff is friendly.
I wouldn't stay here again because the only thing the hotel has going for it is the proximity to the Eiffel Tower. But if you have no interest in that you might as well be in Buffalo.
Excellent experience. Room with a view of the Effiel Tower which is right on the door step. Great service. Athletic center with a running Fitness track accross the street. resturants, metro, shopping all walking distance to anywhere you want to go.
A very good experience
We stayed 4 nights at this hotel in October, 2003. We were particularly impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We were upgraded to the executive floor. Rooms were fine and I was very pleased to receive complimentary fresh flowers in the bedroom and the bathroom, along with a bottle of good wine and other amenities. The executive lounge always had a nice selection of food and beverages. We had such an excellent meal at the restaurant that we ate there twice - and we generally avoid hotel restaurants. The views of the Eiffel Tower at night are magnificent. I would definiately stay here again.
This hotel offers excellent views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River. It is a long way from other Toursit areas, but the subway is a 2-minute walk away, which makes all areas easily accesible. Surrounding the hotel, there are not many restaurants and once you have walked around the Eiffel Tower there is not many things to do on an evening.
The 2 hotel rooms we have stayed in have both been great, very roomy, clean and pleasant. It is definitley worth putting a little more money into your trip and stay on the Executive floor, as use of the Executive lounge gives complimentary beverages and snacks as well as a great place to sit and talk. When you calculate the cost of drinks in the hotel (or elsewhere in Paris for that matter) you could make your money back within a day or two of staying here. You also get extra luxury's in your room (such as a miniture bottle of CK Perfume for men and women).
Great as a business hotel as well as for leisure travellers. For those of you who like to stay central, or more in the heart of things, pick a hotel either on the Champs-Elysee, Place-de-le-Vendome or Monmartre.
One thing is for sure, everyone should visit Paris at least once in their lifetime!
This hotel was badly misrepresented on the Hilton Website. Web site advertised that rooms had recently undergone a major renovation. Staff at hotel admited this was not true.This hotel was incredibly shabby and run-down. We had reserved a 'Deluxe" room. I can only imagine how horrible the "regular" rooms are. The furmniture was so old and worn that they had covered the chairs with slip covers which were worn out. The furniture was was cheap, 70's era "blonde" stained with fake brass trim which had turned mostly black. Our balcony was made from glass which was broken and badly rusted metal. THe wood around the door was split off. WE had two adjoining rooms,both were in the same deplorable condition. We have travelled many times in Europe. This was our third trip to Paris.. . and our worst dissapointment EVER in a hotel. The executive lounge was the worst I have ever visited at a Hilton, both in decor and in service. The day we arrived thay were serving stale tortilla chips with old salsa. THe attendant was sulky. I think Hilton should be ashamed of this property.
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Big day - left hotel just after 8am to get to lines for the Eiffel Tower which opened at 9am. So glad we did, by 8:30, the line was very long. As it was, we were at the East leg & were about 20-30th in line. It was pretty good!! We went to the top via elevator. Took some picture then headed back the first floor level which had the shops & …