Hotel des Batignolles
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... forward and you keep lifting it up and then it happens all over again and again....and again.
The bus finally arrived and after we'd unloaded our luggage we decided how to get to the apartment we were staying at for the week. Talking about apartments, I forgot to mention, while we were on our night bus tour of London, they took us past the most expensive apartments in London. We were flabbergasted to find out the rates were $100,000 pounds per year!!! How can people ...
... s terminal 1. Guess which one our plane left from.
There was a model circa 1981 in which a quarter of the aircraft are no longer flying and half of them looked like they had crashed.
Still not a bad place to sit and read.
"The IBIS is Adequate" could be their motto.
You get off the plane at terminal 2 get the 1 billion euro driverless train to terminal 3 and book ...
We headed off early to try and beat the crowds to Versailles which proved to be entirely successful. The sun shining on the enormous golden gates gave us only a hint of the grandeur inside the palace walls and we were blown away by the outlandish excesses in every detail of the floors, the walls and the furnishings. I can not imagine living in a palace like that!!! Looking out every window gave a special glimpse of the ...
... to go in. No, I was in the area to do something a lot sillier. I visited the Cafe des Chats. It is a non-descript little hole in the wall in a winding street. There is no signage, and if you didn't know the address and wandered past by accident, you wouldn't even know it was there. This cafe is special as it is home to about 10 cats. You get to have your meal or cuppa with them! There are some rules of course. No feeding the cats, even if they ask. ...
... and loud capture sound to denote the event, I'm going to scream. After being politely scolded by the security about refraining from photography, the oblivious tourist would then proceed to glare at the guard as if the guard has infringed on their god given right to photograph everything, just for the sake of it. The tourist then shows his brilliant photo to a friend, which is a dark blurry image of a pillar obstructed by the back of thirty peoples heads, and 10 peoples phones ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel des Batignolles Paris
I stayed here 4-7 Apr 05 with my girlfriend. I cannot fault the hotel in any way at all. The room was very comfortable and everything worked fine. Plenty of hot water. Clean towels. Comfortable double bed. The breakfasts were excellent value for money. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. It's in a good location too. Close to 2 metro stops. Lots of local restaurants. Try the nearby Rue des Dames for a couple of good (French) ones. Local banks and post office very close. Good walks locally. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good 2* hotel in a good location. Good value for money. We never got to have breakfast on the patio though because the April weather wasn't warm enough. I will certainly return again.
A very cosy, little hotel
We stayed in this hotel for five nights and were quite impressed with what it had to offer. The hotel is nice and cosy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had no trouble communicating in English. We stayed in room number one which faces a tiny, lovely inner garden.
One of the hotels major advantages is its location. The hotel is situated in a lovely neighborhood with plenty of fantastic inexpensive restaurants and cafes. Supermarkets, ATMs and a post office can be found on the same street as well as a lovely bakery. Two metro stations (Rome and Place de Clichy) are also located not far from the hotel, making it easy to access other parts of the city.
We are highly satisfied with this hotel, and would like to recommend it.
We stayed in this hotel in June 2004 and loved the location -- great street, with bakeries, bars (handy for breakfast), groceries, ATMs and not too far from the Metro.
The hotel is located about 4 blocks from the nearest (Rome) metro station and about 30 minutes (with metro change) from the very popular St. Michel/Notre Dame area. The Sacre Coeur is about 20 minutes (uphill!) away. The street in front of the hotel is a very busy one-way street during the day and quiet in the evening. A police station is nearby and I was never in fear of my life.