Hotel Au Royal Cardinal
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... hoping the next street sign matched the one on the map when I realized if it didn't match, I would just try again and take it one step at a time. Life happens how it's supposed to and it's all equally beautiful. My anxiety of catching a train will not get me to that train any faster. My anxiety of anything will not do me any good.
We have kids from NATO families meaning they come from all around the world. We have a couple of British kids that could talk ...
... then set off to find some beverages and a baguette with some cheeses - we had a simple but satisfying dinner on our hotel balcony overlooking the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower, enjoying the light spectacular on the hour which started at 8pm, where the Eiffel lights up like a Christmas tree with thousands of lights sparkling like diamonds, for about five minutes. A magical show to watch, and we were indeed very happy with our choice of ...
... in during a 9 day stay is virtually impossible however I
think we’ve had a darn good crack at it. Highlights of our travels around and
our time in Paris include (in no particular order)……..
Final stage of the 2013 Tour de France
Having scoped out a great shady spot along the Champs Elysees the day
before, we headed there early on Sunday to ensure we had a front spot along the
barricade. Whilst Scott & Roberta ...
... as well as visit Notre dame. Within 20 seconds of leaving the metro we were taken a back by the shear size of Hotel de Ville, a massive building (probably the biggest I've ever seen). Finally we heading to la Marais, an amazing suburb with massive buildings and vintage shops. The most surprisingly thing i saw was a shop claiming to have to best felafel in the world, an interesting statement, because either they were lying or i had been jibbed in ...
... him right next to Saint-Mande where we lived when Dexter was making Round Midnight. I took the 1 Metro just like we did in 1986.
I also thought I knew something about Dexter in Paris in the 60s but of course there is much more to know and I need to do more research. Our friend Ranya will help with that when I leave and Vincent will pursue events for next year so I can return. The weather has been cloudy and it rains on and off ...
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A good Parisian find
I've stayed here three times and it's been very good each time. The rooms are spacious for Paris and have nice windows that open up. The bathrooms are clean. Free coffee or hot chocolate in the morning plus a croissant. The location is really awesome. Easy walk to Notre Dame and two metro stops are within a block or so. Overall really good for the price.
We stayed 3 nights in November at the Royal Cardinal and found it very pleasant. The room, while small, was clean and the bathroom looked like it had been recently updated. The front desk was helpful and friendly.
We kept forgetting to ask for pillows before the night crew, however - so we made due with the neck pillows. We booked through the internet for a very good rate (90 Euros/day) and felt that with the ideal location - we got great value for the money.
This hotel is in a great location as mentioned in other reviews. Very close to many restaurants and 2 Metro stops. Walking distance to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Seine. We had a Quad room and it was big (2 double beds) and had a very clean bathroom. As mentioned before make sure you ask for real pillows...didn't ask the first night and couldn't sleep well. The staff was helpful and nice. They do not have internet access however there is an internet cafe nearby. There are many French patisseries for breakfast but also an American style Diner a few doors down if you get sick of eating pain au chocolat for breakfast. There is also a shuttle to the airport for 17 euros/person. No issues with noise unless windows were open.
Good value for the money
For the money, this hotel is just fine. We stayed for 3 nights. We found the room to be clean and well-sized. The windows are nice and thick to block any street noise. Centrally located to the Metro and shops etc. Front desk is very helpful. Remember to ask for "real pillows" they only supply a neck roll on the bed. There is no air conditioning, but it is a good, simple hotel for a few nights.
My wife and I stayed in the Royal Cardinal for five nights in June, 2003, and enjoyed it immensely. The service was great and the staff was very professional and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable.
In-room breakfast service was timely and tasty. The location could not be better. The hotel is within three blocks of the Seine, the Roman amphitheater, more than twenty cafés and restaurants, Metro line, and shopping. We would stay again.
We stayed at Royal Cardinal. We havd booked 1 triple and 1 double room through internet. Everything was very good and close to the descriptions that we had through internet. It was clean and tidy. The reception was very helpfull and the region of the hotel was very good and central, with 2 metro sations and a lot of caffe and restaurants around. I recommended it.