Travel Blogs from Paris
... where he's going. That's all I could think about when I was trying to find my flat. It was much funnier in the show...
... 3 1/2 hours goes pretty quickly. No chance of falling asleep, it's warm and so light and the lovely old buildings are such a contrast to our countryside which seems so new comparatively. Wind turbines reminded me of home and paddocks full of sunflowers Trina Sheridan! Karl is waiting for us at Augoleme train station - he's so tanned and we're so puffy and pasty - the moment we get off the train the heat hits us - POW!!! Different than Singapore - but stinking hot! Augelome is ...
... again everyone had a good time.
It was a shock to find out that Space Mountain was shut due to some operational programing, never mind Thunder Mountain was still a go. Sorry mum who would have thought you would be right about there being a 360 loop in it, maybe next time you will open your eyes so you can see it coming.
The highlight of the day according to Carcar was this awesome toon train that you could ride around the ...
... the place to go, there are also other displays of other impressionists such as Matisse and Picasso.
We finally reach the Opera House 50 mins later & it has been turned into a construction site, we head inside to see how far we can go, it is meant to have an impressive ornate grand staircase and a theatrical ceiling painted by Marc Chagall, but you have to pay just to get in without seeing an opera!
We cross the street and head into the Lafayette shopping centre, it is ...
... It was the most gorgeous two floors in a palace built in 1630 by Louis XIII. They had a real Miro, a triptych by Francis Bacon, a huge painting along one wall that is by an artist Anselm Kiefer. I recognized the work because I had seen it in The Met and remembered something about it and then to see it on the wall of an apartment in Place des Vosges was overwhelming.
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- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bassano Paris
Friendly and very helpful staff
It was our first time in Paris and the staff at Residence Bassano went out of their way to make us feel safe in a new city and country. When I did not receive my bag from the airline they made every effort to help me. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this hotel.
Was desperately sick with food poisoning (beautiful weather, too) in Paris. We felt so fortunate to be staying at the Residence Bassano, as the staff was helpful in every way possible. Could not say enough good things about their professionalism, courtesy, and concern for a very sick guest for 5 days. Great accommodations, perfect location. Have also stayed at their other hotel, the Elyssee Regencia a couple of blocks away, and it has the same wonder staff, and is so elegant, it should be rated at least 4 1/2 stars.
We have recently returned from a great trip to Paris. We usually stay in the Latin Quarter but decided on a change of scene this time. We got a deal on a superior room and it was larger than your average room - the bathroom was biggest I have seen in Paris!! The room has coffee making facilities and real glasses, not the usual plastic tumblers. The bath towels were thick and luxurious and we were also given huge, snuggly, white bathrobes. On arriving back in the evening, the curtains had been shut, the beds turned down and there was a little chocolate by the side of the bed. The staff were very helpful and friendly - I had the hiccups one night and, without asking, the night porter went and got me a glass of water while I was waiting on the lift to go to my room!
Stayed at the Residence Bassano for 3 nights in August. It is located on a quiet street, about a 5 minute walk from either Champs Elysees and Arc de triomphe. A bust stopped just round the corner for the Eiffel Tower and George V and CDG Etoile Metro stations were 5 mins walk. Room was nicely decorated and clean and looked as it did on the internet. We had a 5th floor room and it was reasonably quiet (except for a few noisey guests on the landing one night).
Stayed here for 3 nights. Stayed in a superior room, which had a larger bathroom than the standard room we looked in. Clean, comfortable, nothing spectacular, just nice. The best part about the hotel is its location - just a few minutes walk from the middle of the Champs-Elysees in a nice area. Only problem was that the hotel was very noisy during the night as walls and floors are not soundproofed at all as it is an old building. Very friendly and polite staff.
My husband's work takes us to Paris often, the last two visits (Feb. 2005 and April 2005) we stayed at the Residence Bassano... it was great to find the same standard of service and cleanliness we experienced the first time on our second stay.
The staff is informed and friendly. Although we usually have our own restaurants we like, they are more than happy to make a reservation for us. No matter an old favorite or new, they supply you with a printed map...
The breakfast room is a great start to the day! The minute a guest finishes, that table is cleared and reset... the attendent is friendly and professional.
We have traveled to Paris six times in the last year, the Bassano and their staff are the best!
We stayed in the hotel in November 2004. The receptionist was very nice and actually took the time to show us all the available rooms in the small hotel to choose from. The room is exactly as in the pictures. Both the room and bathroom were nice and clean with bathrobes provided. However, I have one comment. I did not like that the WC was in a room, and the basin and bathtub in another room, with a short corridor separating the two rooms. The hotel is located within five minutes walk from the champs eleysees. Also, there is an ATM machine and a pharmacy 2 blocks away. The staff at the hotel is very helpful and friendly. I got sick during my stay and they got me an appointment with a doctor and called a taxi to take me there, and after that they kept checking on me every now and then. In general, we enjoyed our stay very much.
You cant find fault
returned today after staying at the residence bassano, honestly one of the most pleasant hotels ive stayed in, it deserves its 4star rating, we hired a suite, it was huge, beautifully decorated, larger than average bathroom, eiffel tower a 10 min walk, champs eleysees a 5min walk, yet so peacefull on a quiet street, staff are so helpfull and polite. it really should have more advertising. the rooms are as advertised on there website too, so no dissapointments when you arrive. when in paris....stay here, you wont be dissapointed.
We had a good couple of weeks of scanning the internet for a hotel that best suited our needs. Not too small, in the right place for the right price etc etc.
As part of a family reunion, we spent three nights at Hotel Bassano 9, 10, and 11 of August. I spent long hours studying many guidebooks and websites before selecting this hotel. It had been an apartment until 1999, when it was reburbished into a hotel. Check out the hotel's website for a fair depiction of the premises. My family had adjoining rooms, as did one brother and his family. My parents had a superior double room, where my other brother stayed on a roll-away. The rooms were clean and spacious by Paris standards. We had double beds, tv, minibar, coffee maker (free coffee), nice view of Rue Bassano, and a good-sized bath. The room was decorated mainly in white hues and gave you a good Parisian feel, if that makes sense. The toilet is in a separate closet. Linens were changed twice daily. One drawback is the lift, which is large enough for two persons. So, you may be better off walking. As we were on the fourth and fifth floors, we got plenty of exercise if we didn't wait for the lift.