Ibis Paris Berthier Porte de Clichy
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"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children." ~ Walt DIsney
We can debate the merits of this quote another day, but after our two-hour navigation of the metro to reach EuroDisney by opening time, the kids had a fantastic time on the rides - space mountain …
We had our full day tour of Paris today ... at a much more relaxed pace than our others.
After our brief re-introduction to the city by day, other highlights included...
In addition to the Venus de Milo, and works by Raphael, Leonardo and Michaelangelo the highlight was seeing Da VInci's famous Mona Lisa.
Had breakfast at hotel before being dropped in Paris at 9am. Made our way to the louvre where we saw the Mona Lisa. Then walked to notre dame cathedral. After this we had lunch at a French restaurant, before we walked down to bateaux mouchers river cruise. We then walked to the Eiffel Tower and caught the lift to the very top, had an ice cream I'm …
Woke up this morning after getting a generous two hours of sleep, and boy, am I feeling it... woah. My head is pounding. Me, Bree, and Jess are hanging out in their room, reminiscing about last night and sharing our crazy stories and pictures. Out in the hallway, Lucy from Australia is only just now stumbling in, and she's still drunk. Apparently, …
Today was started off with a decent breakfast in the lobby of our hotel, followed by everyone boarding the bus and heading to the Eiffel Tower. We took our group photo today - taken by a professional photographer, you can purchase a copy for something like seven Euros (which most people did). After that, almost everyone went on the Fat Tire bike …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Paris Berthier Porte de Clichy
We stayed at this hotel in August 2004. The weather outside was very hot and humid and the air conditioning made our holiday very pleasant.
My husband (then fiancee! We got engaged on our trip to Paris!) and I travelled with Cosmos several years ago and this hotel was included in the package. We loved it, it's excellent value for money, and the area was fine! As previously stated, there were some great little shops and bars (did anyone try L'Insolent? Great little restaurant, a good 3 course dinner for a competitive price and 2 very funny waiters!). On our first night we didn't arrive from our very long coach journey until midnight, but still found the energy to stay up til 2 in the hotel bar drinking the SUPERB French beer and watching the waiter entertain some other guests with his acrobatics!
This hotel was assigned to us by Air France as part of a three-night getaway package, so we had no choice. The first hotel assigned us via telephone purchase and confirmation was a similar (tourist-class) room in a Timhotel, located in a double digit north-to-northeastern arrondisement, roughly equidistant to Notre Dame, Blvd Saint Michel the Ile de Cite and other main tourist areas as this hotel.
Good place to stay
In the first week of april 2004 we stayed in this hotel. Good and save place to put your car (10 euro for 10 hours and after that .50 for the hour). The people at the reception were friendly. They really did everything to give us the room we would have. And the room; not very big but that's normal in Paris. A sattelite tv and a small desk and 2 beds. And a nice bathroom. Everything very clean. The hotel was close the the metro-station Brochant; 5-10 minute walk. The neighboorhood is good! Lots of shops, restaurants and busy. No danger despite what others say. And the hotel is also not on a hill; the entrance is on the "first" level so you have to walk a little bit up a short road. I can recommend it to everybody.
We will stay there again.
We stayed at the Ibis Clichy in March 2003 and have rebooked for this March. We found the diverse neighborhood interesting and exciting rather than scary. We loved the produce vendors, the patisseries, the little groceries where we could pick up wine and food, and the reasonably-priced ethnic restaurants in the neighborhood. The metro stop is convenient, but we walked to the Louvre. Rooms are clean and pleasant, breakfasts were excellent, and the staff is pleasant and helpful. Rooms are small, but who goes to Paris to sit in a hotel room?
The Internet access is rather expensive and slow so we used it only for essential communications with family and friends.
Not very large rooms, but large enough. Very large hotel. Internet available (1 Euro per 4 minutes !) in the hall. Parking is available in the parking garage under the hotel (10 Euros for the first 10 hours, 0,5 Euro per hour after that). Do not drive up the ramp, but right of it, to the parking garage.
Clean room, friendly staff
A friend and I stayed at this hotel in March 03. It was our first time in Paris. The area was a little dirty, but the hotel was not bad. Our room was small (as all Paris hotels are), but it was clean. The staff was very nice and all seemed to be bi-lingual. We spent most of our time sightseeing, and used our room basically to sleep. We ate at the hotle restaurant one night and the food was good, staff was courteous and the wine delicious. This is a nice hotel for someone on a budget who is not easily frightened and uses good common sense when travelling.
Fab hotel with friendly multi-lingual reception staff
I stayed at the Ibis from the 23rd-27th October 2003 and found the Hotel to be of the highest standards for the price we payed. It is very central to the Champs Els (despite what other travellers stay) if you use the metro. Ask for a room on the 8th or 9th floor facing the Eiffel Tower and the light show is gr8 in the evening. Rooms are small but very clean and maid service every day.Reception staff were extremely helpful and breakfast is basic but filling. Far better that alot of the hotels we visited in the Paris region. Only problem was that Leisure centre closes at 2pm on weekends. I would definately stay there again
The hotel is located on the outskirts of Paris and it is not in a very nice neighborhood. You will spend quite a bit of time traveling on the Metro or RER if you want to go anywhere besides Montmarte. Also, the hotel is located at the top of a large hill, so after walking a few blocks from the train station, you have to climb this annoying hill to get to the lobby. Their version of a double bed, which I booked, is two single beds pushed together covered by one blanket. Also, the room is very tiny - I think some prison cells may be larger. There is no mini-bar and no dresser. As for service, the bare necessities are provided, that is if you don't mind washing your hair with hand soap as shampoo is a luxory you will do without unless you buy it down the street at the pharmacy. The maids cleaned the room every day, but ignored the "do not disturb" sign and and attempted to key their way in whenever they felt like it. On the positive side, the rate was very reasonable and I did not spend much time in the room since there is so much to do in Paris. I did, however, switch hotels in the middle of my trip and gladly payed more for the upgrade.
This is a very large Ibis hotel. It was clean. The rooms are VERY small. Had to quibble with the front desk on arrival as we booked a room with one double bed but they gave us one with two singles. Reasonable rates.Close to rail and subway. Did not take the bus. A bit scary at night. Did not always feel safe coming back on the subway at night. Hotel is located on a hill which is quite steep. Keep this in mind if you are arriving by subway. It is a bit of a jaunt from the subway and up the hill to the hotel if you have lugguage. The cafeteria style restaurant in the hotel was good. We had dinner there once. The breakfast was not very good. There are decent restaurants within walking distance.Internet access in lobby was a ripoff. Very expensive and incredibly slow. Overall okay hotel at decent price but location is a bit unnerving.