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This is my third day in Paris and so far it has lived up to everything I could have hoped for. The City of Love has delivered so much culture. When we arrived the rest of the day was mainly spent on the bus driving around the City. The streets and buildings were nothing short of spectacular and quite obviously filled with history. We got our first …
Wow. Paris. I don't even know where to begin. Paris... PARIS! I love Paris. We had an amazing 3-1/2 days. The weather cooperated nicely for most of it - mid 50s and sunny with spring in the air. Ah... it was lovely. We try not to let weather influence our impression too much, but so far we've had some pretty ****** weather for our trips. It's been …
This morning we left the hotel fairly early to drive back to Paris. We started off under the capable guidance of Gigi, (that is what I have been calling Dennis' Tomtom handheld GPS because the voice is a girl with the worst French pronunciation ever - when she says Paris it sounds like she is saying prairie!!) but of course we got flummoxed by a traffic circle and sped off in the wrong direction with Gigi calmly trying to correct things. Our little ...
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... Meritocracy, where effort is rewarded rather than accidents of birth or associations with ruling elite. Of all systems I have seen, I think we in Australia have the best balance. There is a political "band" we move in, the band created when we balance socialism with capitalism. Sometimes we are more to the right of that band, sometimes a bit more to the left within that band but I think that on the whole the political balance Australia stays within is a good ...
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Close to everything. A little too close to the subway as you can consistently hear train announcements. Bathroom and room facilities are ok. No ironing board or iron which was only really noticeable because we were on a Conference.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Grenelle Paris
Lovely little hotel
My daughter and I had a great 4 nights in Paris at the Hotel Grenelle, mid-August. We had a superior room, nice and quiet, clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast buffet was very good,how can you go wrong with fresh croissants each morning ?? The staff was helpful and polite. Location is perfect; 2 minutes walk to the Metro, numerous great restaurants within blocks, a lovely Sunday market just down the street, and a "peek-a-boo" view of the Eiffel Tower from our room, which was about 15 minutes walk away. Highly recommended, and we'd go back anytime.
Wonderful little hotel
This is a superb, friendly, hotel. I have stayed 4 times and found no reason to look elsewhere. Ideal location for site seeing. Extremely helpful and friendly staff.The patron is kind and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for him.
A local restaurant - Le Pierot- is excellent.
The hotel is clean and tidy. Breakfast is 'continental' but adequate. just a nice place to return to after a busyday in Paris.
Not a very nice experience. The first indication was when we got to the front door and there was a sign stating guests were not allowed to bring food or drink from outside of the hotel. It made you feel as if it was a hostel or worse a flop house. The hallways had timers on the lights so when walking down the steps you had to feel your way along the walls to find the light switches on each floor. The room was basic and while it looked reasonably clean it didn't feel clean. The bathroom had old mismatched towels that were fraying on the ends and rolls of toilet paper sat on the back of the toliet. If you had a room on the main street the traffic was so incredibly loud you couldnt sleep more than an hour at a time. As mentioned in another review, the hotel did spoil the trip a bit. Lesson learned, if you go on a budget then really do your research or spend a little extra to have a nicer room. Paris is an incredible place and even though you do not spend alot of time in your room there is a feeling a dread at the end of the day knowing that you have to return to a less than par hotel. The hotel definately has potential, its just in need of some basic fix ups.
Location, Location, Location!
I first found Hotel Grenelle through a brochure. I am very glad I did. The Hotel is a good 2 star, family run and very friendly. The location is ideal, a short walk through the Champ De Mars to the Eiffel Tower and there are excellent Metro links to anywhere you would like to go.
The area is not too 'touristy'. You feel that you are in the real Paris.
The best thing I can say about this establishment is that we have been back on several occasions and we would not stay anywhere better at this price!
A short break visit with 3 girlfriends
We stayed at the Hotel Grenelle - about 15 minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel was basic but very comfortable and served an adequate breakfast. There are a lot of acceptable restaurants nearby with a good selection of French, Chinese, and various other good quality food. The tourist buses ran from the Eiffel Tower and the Metro was outside the hotel so getting about was very easy. We saw a lot of Paris from the "topless" bus tour and also the Bateau - there was a Movenpick store close to the hotel which sold acceptable ready made sandwiches suitable to take for lunch and numerous fruit and bakery stores near the hotel. I would recommend this as a good place to stay for a cheap bargain break and it was enjoyed by all of us. We travelled by Eurostar.
Room with a view
I recently stayed at the Hotel Grenelle for a weekend getaway. The location of the hotel was great and everything was accessable by foot and Metro. Unfortunately I found my room in a poor condition with mould in the wardrobe, stained carpet, patched up bathroom with leaking toilet. The room was clean and the view great (Eiffel Tower as requested) these are the good points. I think we paid just for the view. The thing is this hotel has been described as a 2/3 star, I think it barely buffs upto 2. This hotel was not cheap, i think I'll stick with a chain next time and pay a bit extra. Paris was great the hotel spoilt it a bit.
Great little hotel.
Stayed at the Grenelle hotel over New Year, an excellent value for money hotel, friendly English speaking staff, great location and right opposite the Metro which takes you straight past the Trocadera and to the Champs Elysee. An excellent little hotel, small but friendly.
Breakfast is an excellent continental range, not very nice version of Cornflakes though :o) Would definately go back again. I would go back to Paris tomorrow and will stay there again if I do. Very tidy and well decorated.
This hotel is perfect for a weekend break. Don't expect luxury (but who would at the low prices). Ideal for couples wanting a handy base to explore from . Nearest metro only 50m away giving you three different lines across Paris and surroundings. Eiffel only two streets away.
Beautiful at night for lovely stroll. Hotel was quite small but not pokey. Breakfast OK (bread, croissants etc). Staff helpful, check in etc very quick. I would chose to go there again. For weekend on budget you couldn't expect more. Thank You
Room with a view.
Small, poky, but clean and efficient. Good as a base, but don't try swinging any cats.Paris was well worth the effort.
The view by the way was the Eiffel Tower; wonderful.
Give it a try.
I have stayed at this friendly family run Hotel with my family and on my own. We love Paris and this is the only place we would stay. It is very good value for money.
The location is ideal, you are seconds away from a Metro station which will get you to most of the sites you would like to see within minutes. The Hotel is situated in a vibrant and upcoming area of this marvelous city. The Hotel is a relativley short walking distance through the Champ de Mars to the Eiffell Tower. There is a choice of rooms many are air conditioned which can be an advantage during the summer minths.