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... out of the many fountains but they were having a good time. The canal on the southern side of the road was not nearly as impressive or as well loved, and appeared to be more functional. Wednesday 6th August Off to Palais Versailles today. Morning rendezvous worked well and had time for a lovely omelet for breakfast. Rain got heavier as we got closer to the palace but eased a bit when we arrived. Have never seen so many people lined up to get in ...
... each corner or set of stairs had me heading the wrong way it seemed. I lost count of the number of times she politely asked if I wished her to ‘re-plan the route’ as I had moved off track. I persisted with the electronic device for longer than Lynda who reverted to the paper map with some success. The commentaries on the DS were good, once you found them… sometimes they began automatically as you entered a room, which was nice, other times there ...
... these past few weeks. Thank you for coming along for the journey. I have enjoyed hearing from many of you. Sorry, but I just didn't have much more time to write you back. And again no pics from today. Just picture it in your head. I am heading back to Canada early tomorrow morning, via Toronto for 3 days visiting my daughter and her family. Will be home in my own quiet bed (sigh) on Thursday. Hope all is well with you. Stay in touch or see you ...
... we walked the entire length of an elevated park cutting through the city. Long ago, this had been a railroad route but it has been converted to a 5K promenade with gardens, fountains, and sculpture. We walked past apartment blocks, office buildings, churches, and stores, but being elevated well above street level in this garden-like setting. We had the sense that we had ...
... to sit together, and although we tried to take naps, we spent our time watching movies (I watched A Good Day to Die Hard and Good Day), and then Lina and I listened to Michael Buble, and learned the Greek number system (or so we think we did!). We even made a new friend sitting across from us and we had a delicious dinner on board! After we landed in Paris, we went through customs, grabbed our bags and called home to let everyone know we had arrived safe. Then the real ...
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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.
Good hotel, great location
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!
It is only a 5 minute walk to the Champs Elysees and the George V metro or the Arc de Triomphe.
We did not have breakfast in the hotel but the breakfast room seemed busy enough.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay near the Champs Elysees.
Comfortable hotel, Good choice
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).
Only had breakfast one morning but was reasonable. The staff were friendly and very helpful when I wanted details of a restaurant they printed a map, address and phone number.
If you are girly who like nice hair - take your own hair dryer as we had one that heated up to 100 degrees in seconds but blew a gentle breeze only!
Good choice hotel!
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.
We were so pleased when we arrived, we stayed in a superior room which was still a lot cheaper than some of the other hotel's standard rooms. It was much bigger than we had anticipated, gorgeously decorated with a lovely good sized marble bathroom.
The staff were extremely polite and helpful. Some mornings we never left the hotel until 12-1pm from enjoying the Paris nightlife the night before, but we never got disturbed by the house maids. And on our return, the room had been cleaned and back to how it looked when we first arrived. When we came in from a night out, the housemaids had left a chocolate on each of our pillows!
Perfect area for the Champs Elysees but a couple of streets away to give you some peace and quiet. If you are looking for somewhere to dine, try Rue Balzac, delicious!
We will definatley stay here again.
A wonderful hotel
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.
A buffet breakfast was included in the room rate. If you want a continental breakfast it will be delivered to your room at no extra charge. The buffet consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, yougurt, toast, cereal, juice, and pastries. The coffee au lait and coffee noir were excellent. The front desk was very well managed. We got several excellent recommendations on restaurants and extra help calling for taxis, when my 82-year old parents felt like riding. We had 6 teenagers in our party, and they enjoyed staying at the Bassano.
The hotel is located 4 short blocks from the Champs-Elysees. An ATM is located one block away at a bank on Rue Marceau. Several fine retaurants are within walking distance, including Retaurant Sebillon, at 66, Rue Pierre Charron (8 minutes), and Le Boeuf Sur le Toit 34, Rue de Colisee (20 minutes). The Metro is at your door as you arrive at the Champs-Elysees (George V) just four blocks from the Bassano. If you need groceries, or just want to buy a bottle of wine for hors d'oerves, there are several spots located within 5-minutes of the hotel.
I can strongly recommend this wonderful find. You won't see this hotel written up in the American guidebooks, but check their website. They are also listed in Charming Hotels of Paris.