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After getting back from our class field trip to Sicily, I met up with my parents and Ashley who all came to visit for spring break. It was REALLY nice to see them and get a break from school. We went out to Carlo Menta, a local restaurant in Trastevere just a few blocks from my apartment, and ordered four margherita pizzas since we were all …
Alight, last day to enjoy the sights of London. There is so much to see here and i feel i've only scratched the surface. Got a black taxi to the international train station where the Eurostar leaves to drop my baggage at a holding place after i had checked out. Then trained it to St Paul's Cathedral.
St Paul's is distinct from anywhere …
Today was the first real rainy day of my holiday, which is pretty good for this time of year. I slept in after the late night at Moulin Rouge. Jumped onto Trip Advisor and booked my Madrid accommodation – much cheaper than Paris or London (€65 a night – about $110 aussie). Went across to a cafe and had brunch and waited for the …
This morning was a quiet start and a sleep in before heading off to Notre Dame Cathedral (i.e. Hunchback of Notre Dame / Quasimodo fame). This actually sits on an island in the River Seine. I could've walked, but gave my feet a rest and trained it there (but walked back to hotel after and got a tad lost).
Found it strange that you can …
Caught the 9:10am train for the 30 min trip out to Versailles today to visit the Palace (aka Chateau de Versailles). I have always wanted to see this Palace since i was about 10 and saw a photo of the magnificent gardens; plus it is the place where the Peace Treaty that ended WWI was signed. Spent the whole day here and did not get back to hotel …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Montpensier Paris
Great price, great location
We stayed at this hotel in September and it was perfect. It wasn't fancy, but the beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean.
The location was great. We could walk to almost anything and the metro less than a block away
We (4 couples) spent 4 nights beginning June 2, 2004. As all the other reviewers claim, the location is terrific...really terrific! It is soooo close to everything. We also thought they had the best coffee in the mornings! The staff (with the exception of one) was helpful. The elevator IS the smallest but sometimes worth the wait because the stairs after the second flight up become very narrow and crooked. We understand the rooms and bathrooms are slowly being renovated (in fact some of the rooms we had were obviously being worked on). When the dual pane windows are closed, the sound from the street is not an issue. We did laugh at first when we arrived and saw our rooms (not at all like the pics on the internet) but we were satisfied with them (clean and comfortable beds) and we just couldn't beat the location (unless we wanted to pay almost double the price). If you are used to a Hilton (or even a Best Western) this is not the hotel for you. This hotel is definitely not fancy, but it is a great location and cheap!
All about the location
The Montpensier is definitely in a fantastic location. We took our first trip to Paris in May and I was worried about navigating our way to the hotel from the Metro stop, but it was practically right in front of us when we got above ground (just past the Louvre, of course). I actually really liked our room. We had the quad room...two double beds and one fold up. Everything was clean. The only complaint we had here was the staff. We even had a french-speaker with us, but one woman at the desk was continually rude towards us. It was hard to even get her to look up as we stood right in front of her at the desk (she was too busy going through her purse). We didn't let her bother us too much, though, and I would definitely stay here again.
Great location & price
Two blocks from the Louvre, half a block to the Metro, at a rock bottom price, the Hotel Montpensier was perfect for us! All the things that mattered (to us) were provided: clean, quiet (with the window closed), comfortable & clean beds, clean & functioning bath, and possibly the best location in Paris! A great place to stay if that's all you're looking for! The building is old, floors are uneven, ... I don't think I'd want to own the building ... but the things that mattered to us were accecpably modernized. Did I mention the location? Will definately stay here as a first choice next trip.
we stayed there for two nights last week and I have no complaints. you can not expect more for 2 star hotel and 70 euros. it was clean, quiet and of course the location is just perfect.
This hotel is cheap, clean and superbly located. I stayed here with my daughter for four nights and was completely satisfied. I had been worried about staying in a 2 star hotel, but my concerns were unjustified. Not fancy at all, not pretty, but I'd stay there again in a minute. We were in a room entered off the small lobby -- if you opened the door with your underwear on, you'd be staring at the receptionist. Quirky, but I ended up liking the convenience of the room. And if you ask nice, they'll bring the coffee and croissants to your room in the morning.
This hotel is in a great location at a great price
We stayed in this hotel in 2001. The location is fantastic. It is a small, cosy but comfortable hotel on the Right Bank about one or two minutes walk to the Lovre. I found the hotel to be clean and comfortable and the staff helpful. The lift in particular has charm and will test your ability at problem solving. How will you get yourself and your luggage up in the lift at the same time? We travel light so this wasn't a problem but we did find it amusing to watch others try to solve the problem. The lift is just large enough for two people so think of it as an opportunity for romance in a romantic city.
If you are used to 4 star hotels then don't stay here but if you are on a buget and need a clean, comfortable place to stay in a fantastic location than this is a great hotel.
Unbeatable location, cozy hotel
This small, cozy hotel is located in the heart of Paris, a stone's throw from the Louvre. It is a typical French hotel, with curved marble staircase and ancient elevator. It is only 2 stars, but it rates at least 3 in my book. Very economical as well.
This place is a dump!
Many years ago when I first traveled to Europe, a travel agent booked me here. She told me it was a wonderful place to stay. I was never so surprised in my life. The place smelled awful and the rooms were unclean. I would never recommend anyone to stay here.