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We return home tonight and we are ready. We miss our family, friends, cat and house and have Baby Bridget to meet and adore.
I had a wonderful time shopping for a keepsake for Bridget and her cousins "from Thea Georgia in France" but nothing seemed right and when I caught myself agonizing over the rhinestone studded Eiffel Tower statues ( …
Made it to Paris finally and bumped into Shane at the airport - imagine that! Was relieved to see him to say the least.
Caught the train to our hotel, it was super hard with heavy backpacks in rush hour but we made it! Made sure I used my french for apologising for biffing people in the face with my backpack. Glad its only 16kg.. Im …
Our first stop today was the Louvre. The last time I was there, I was 19 and literally ran through the museum stopping to look at the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo statue and the Winged Victory statue. I had decided this time we were going to do our best to see a little bit more of the museum. We rented the audio tour thing and were doing really …
So the last 24 hours have been a little bit crazy. Chris and I were supposed to be flying out of Nairobi last night at 10:30 and arriving in Paris at 6:30 this morning. Unfortunately, things didn't quite go as planned. We seem to have some back luck when it comes to flying out of communities (remember what happened when we tried to leave Iqaluit?) …
After a hearty breakfast of cheese omelets and fresh OJ sitting at one of the outdoor tables at Cafe du Marche, we hiked a bit to catch Bus #69. We got to the bus stop and were examining the map when a little old French lady came up and proceeded to tell us we were going in the wrong direction for Musee -- in rapid-fire French. We caught a few …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Muguet Paris
A nice little hotel in a great location, and at a good price. Is a perfect location to walk to most sights in the central city: Eiffel Tower, Seine, Invalides, Arc d' Triomph, Champs Elysee, etc. The free breakfast was very good. Catherine, the owner, is gracious enough and speaks very good English, although not effusively friendly. Some of the staff needs to be barked back at when they decide to chew you out for some real or imagined slight, which one can't imagine happening in the USA, but it is France after all. Overall, a charming place.
Average at best!
This hotel is overrated.Frankly, although in a good neighborhood and off the beaten path, its somewhat depressing.Since its so close to Rue Cler, you'd think you can buy some of the fabulous food and enjoy it at the hotel, especially since they don't really have a kitchen, or in your room. But you are not allowed to do either. The staff speaks in poor english so forget their help on things.If you're going on a one a year special vacation, stay somewhere with a little more life and jazz.M
Great place to stay
We stayed at this hotel in July 2003. We arrived early in the morning, and were hoping we could check into a room before 2:00pm. The front desk staff were strict to the 2:00 check-in time, but they did allow us to store our luggage in a locked closet and use a bathroom. The air-conditioned room was small but we weren't in it very much. It was quiet, clean, and comfortable, with nice furniture and decor. A hair dryer was provided. We did not need parking, so I don't know what the options are. The hotel is within a 5-minute walk to the La Tour Maubourg metro station, and within walking distance of the Seine and many other attractions. Breakfast was not included in the price of the room. I tend to be picky about hotels, but I would stay here again.
Great little hotel
It's a sweet little hotel on a quiet street about a hundred yards from Invalides, and steps to the metro. Our room was on the street, and was very quiet. Only drawback was a small shower enclosure. Excellent breakfast with eggs and ham is extra, but a great value!
Quiet, Clean, Friendly, Tasty
We just came back from a ten day stay at the Muguet. We got a very nice room that accomodated us and our daughter with enough space and even a half-wall separation. The bathroom was very clean and well equiped, better than your average hotel in the US. Everything was absolutely clean. The breakfast was good and provided good value, they even prepared chocolate milk for our daughter. As much as I would like to keep it a secret, I have to recommend the hotel because they deserve it.By the way, the street where the hotel is is very quiet, you could not hear any noise from the street.
We just returned from a vacation in Paris and spent 5 nights at the Muguet. It was very charming, so clean you could eat off the floors and ideally located. Our room was small but served the purpose for the length of time we actually spent in it. We had one closet in the room for hanging up clothes, along with a few shelves inside a second closet. There was no drawer space at all so our clothes had to be laid out on the shelves. Make sure you take shampoo and conditioner as these are not provided. Soap is also a good idea - the soap bar in the bathroom is very small. The bathroom is quite roomy - ours had only a shower but it was large and comfortable. The towels are big and fluffy and cleaning staff is superb. While we were extremely pleased with our room, the front desk staff was another thing. Although they were professionally cordial, we did not find them to be friendly or helpful. Several times we asked for assistance with directions, shopping hours and general information but they did not have the answers for us and did not volunteer to find out. One night, we asked that they book a taxi for us for the next day. When we went down in the morning at the pre-arranged time, there was no taxi and they had forgotten to book it. On checkout, their credit card machine was not working so they instructed us to walk to the nearest bank machine and withdraw funds to cover the bill. Not only was this inconvenient but the bank would only give us 300 Euros, far short of what we needed to settle the bill, and, in the meantime, our cab was waiting to take us to the airport. In the end, they put the balance on the card with which we had booked the room which they should have done in the first place. I would definitely consider staying at this hotel on a return trip to Paris, now that I have some knowledge of the city. For first-time visitors, you may want to arm yourself with maps as the hotel staff most likely will be of little assistance to you.
We spent four nights (May 17-20, 2003) at this hotel and could not have been more pleased. The location was convenient to metro stops, Rue Cler, great restaurants. The hotel itself was a delight. The room had sleek, dark wood furniture and ochre yellow walls -- very tasteful. The bathroom was gleaming white, quite possibly the cleanest bathroom in the northern hemisphere. The sheets and oversized towels smelled faintly of peaches. Last year we stayed in a three-star property in the St. Germain area at almost twice the price; the Muguet was equal in every detail. Stay here while you can still get in at two-star rates -- my hunch is they are shooting for another star and the rates will jump.
We just returned (5/13/2003) from an eight night say in Paris at the Hotel Muguet. Our accomodations were excellent. The room was updated and kept in very good shape. The bathroom was large by European standards and newly renovated. The housekeeping staff did a superb job in cleaning the room and providing fresh bath towels and bed linens. The hotel is conveniently located near the La Tour Maubourg metro stop which enabled us to navigate Paris easily. The neighborhood is very quite compared to other Paris neighborhoods we visited and the street the hotel is located on is a small street that is not heavily travelled -- it can still be a little noisy at night, but by Paris standards very bearable. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel. We will use it ourselves in the future. Consider using the "Golden Air" Limousine service to back and forth to Charles-Gagaulle. We used this service recommended by the hotel and it worked out nicely. Good van, excellent driver. Call at least two days in advance to arrange a pick-up from the airport to the hotel. Contact information: Phone - 01 47 37 06 56; Website - ...; Email - .... Limousine service will work for stays at hotels all around the metropolitan Paris area.
Keep it a Secret
We have just spent 4 wonderful days in Paris and stayed at the Hotel Muguet in the Rue Cler area. Not only is the location superb (near the Eiffel Tower), but the hotel is immaculate. It has recently been renovated; lovely decor, large bathrooms and clean. The staff is friendly and speak English. It is on a quiet street and you will awaken to the birds singing in the morning. There are two Metro stops within a block or two, and many charming restaurants nearby. The Rue Cler market is charming and has many wonderful chocolate shops to tempt you. This is a 2 star hotel deserving a 3 star rating.
Hotel Muguet - A Great Find
I have stayed at Hotel Muguet three times. Beautifully located between Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, and near two metro stops, this wonderful hotel offers 3* comfort for the price of two. Some rooms in front offer fabulous Eiffel Tower views, and some in back view Les Invalides. All rooms have AC, and a small elevator serves all but the top floor. Recently remodeled. Lovely small terrace where breakfast is served in nice weather.