InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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It's 4am and the alarm has just gone off because today we are off to Paris!
My dad has kindly offered to drop us at the train station at gatwick airport on his way to work and is outside our place at 4.35am. We arrive in no time at all as the roads are so quiet at this time of the morning and then head upstairs with lee dragging our one (huge …
I really don't think it was a good idea to mix red wine and champagne. I dispatch Lee to get some food which will hopefully make me feel better.
After eating our breakfast I am feeling a bit more awake and begin packing as we are going home today. Our train isn't until tonight so we are going to visit the Louvre for a while. With our suitcase …
Today we are going to the Palace of Versailles. We take the metro to Invalides after buying our ticket for the C train, (it's in zone 4 and our tickets are for 1-3) 12 euros for both our tickets. The journey takes about 30/40 minutes and is uneventfull apart from the accordian players walking up and down the train.
We arrive at Versailles …
We woke up early for our visit to Notre Dame, the gothic catholic cathedral. This is where the crown of thorns are believed to be kept in the treasury and also the home of the famed rose stained glass windows. We stop at the bakery at the entrance to the metro and pick up a couple of pastries for breakfast a pain Au chocolat for me and a snail for …
- have breakfast at local market and stay for entire morning
- go back to Hotel and pack
- check out of hotel
Take Taxi to airport
- check in
- board flight at 14:30 (stopover in Dubai)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Among the best location in Paris
Stayed with my wife & kid at the Grand Hotel in October 04. This is a very nice hotel, got recently renovated, our room had a large bath & separate shower. LCD TV with internet. Staff was very efficient, would call us by name frequently. Some vibrations from metro trains, but no noize from street down below. Loved the bar for smoking a cigar.
Wonderful Stay at IC Grand Paris
The hotel is located in a perfect spot to visit all of Paris. Our room, a club king deluxe room facing the Opera Garnier, was large in size and well appointed (the lighting could use a little bit of help). The bathroom, while very nice with the Molton Brown toiletries and marble everything, was a little akward in that the wash basin and the toilet are located apart from each other (the toilet was located near the entryway, and the shower,tub,washbasin were located at the rear of the room.
The hotel itself is beautiful, but it does lack the charm you can sometimes find in smaller hotels. Although we didn't utilize the club lounge all that much, it wsa nice having it at our disposal. Service was fine (attentive, but not overly so).
Good Base to See Paris
Stayed at the Grand Intercontinental last August 2004. Spent 3 nights. We upgraded to "Suite" which was just a bigger room. Everyone was very helpful the room was excellent and it is less than on block from the Metro which is the most important point. Will stay there again.
Great hotel on perfect location
Great location, friendly staff. Rooms with club lounge access are surely worth it if you also spend some time in the hotel: all day delicious food and different drinks including champage. Only adverse point is that rooms of same catagory differ in size, in the smallest superior you can hardly turn around. Deluxe rooms are spacious and worth the extra money, surely with that nice view on the Opera. Great hotel, we spent there some days every two months and I am already looking forward to our next stay.
What a great location! Central Paris, right across from the Opera Garnier, next to a multi-train metro station (though I presume most people staying at Le Grand don't use the subway) and directly across from the American Express office (where the Roissy airport bus arrives).
However, since the renovation has ensured most of the street noise is silenced, even on the uppermost floor one almost hears -- but certainly feels -- every subway travelling under the building.
The decorations are spectacular -- the staff friendly -- housekeeping immaculate. Especially for a first-time visitor to Paris, it is well worth the cost.
Great Hotel, service is impecable. Rooms are very comfortable. Bathroom did not have heating. We stayed for 4 nights at the Club Floor and is was worth it. The Club lounge is very elegant and with great food and drink. The location could not be better, you are in the middle of everything, shopping, metro, Vendome, etc... Would definetivelly stay here on my next visit.
Aviod this hotel--poor security !!!!
Avoid this hotel Avoid this hotel aviod this hotel. Our room was burglerized while we were ojt sightseeing. Upon discovery the hotel manager visitedour room and saw the pilfered bags and luggage and receipts. Days later after we had to leave Paris to return home, the hotel conductred their "investigation" and concluded that nothing seemed "unusual". The suggested that we file a claimwith our homeowners insurance policy for the burglery. There is no security only the illusion of "security" unless tyou wish to write the next review for this hotel- avoid this hotel
Lives up to its name
A great hotel with great amenities. though expensive the rooms are lavish and very well appointed. It's location is excellent. The staff was superb and went above and beyond expectations.
We recently returned from a 5 day trip to Paris. We stayed at this hotel during our entire time. This was our second stay in the hotel since we loved our previous visit there about 2 years ago before it underwent a renovation. While the hotel was luxurious before the renovation, the new facility looks and feels better. The beds are very comfortable and firm. The sheets were of a high-stitch quality and the bathrooms were very modern and functional. The hotel includes nice touches such as bathroom slippers, terry robes, and internet connections. The staff couldn't be nicer and were always eager to accommodate. Our stay was hampered by a few glitches however. During our 4 nights there, we had to switch rooms three times because the first two rooms had faulty heating systems. The staff made up for it by giving us a larger room each time! However, even our third room which was a king bed room with enormous space(literally almost twice the size of our previous two rooms) and with a great view of the Opera House had a flaw. Noise from the subway below would rumble loudly in our room every 5 minutes. Thankfully, the subway stops running at about 1 am and we were late-night sleepers anyway. If you are going to stay at this hotel, we would suggest a different wing other than the Opera wing. In summary, this is a luxurious hotel in a great location but our experience was less than perfect. My wife stated that she would still return to this hotel in the future which would be a good endorsement for them since she is very particular about her hotel accomodations.