K+K Hotel Cayre
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I travelled to Paris with my mother and step-father in March 2005 during my Spring break in my second year of law school. We stayed at the K+K Hotel Cayre in the Saint Germain des Pris area (Left Bank), which was a perfect area to stay. The highlights of my trip were the Louvre, the Rodin Museum, Versailles and the macaroons at La Duree.
... olive oil and balsamic dip for nibble later or between. Certainly don't need to be eating three meals a day. Anyway, we rode it off on the way back to Vernon. Our friends from Australia who all happened to be in Paris today (six of us all together) then all met back at Villa de Guy et Sue in the Latin Quarter for nibbles and some wine. Made a bit of a change for everyone sitting in an apartment instead of a bar or brasserie for the ...
... the Seine were packed with people enjoying themselves for almost the entire journey. Interestingly, in a few places, they have built artificial beach areas. Large sandy platforms, palm trees, water fountains, etc. The tour lasted for almost an hour and a half, with the finale going back and forth past the Eiffel Tower with the fantastic lighting effects. Lots of pictures. Our restaurant was strategically located about a 10 minute walk from the dock. ...
... of. When I couldn't find it just less than 24 hours before I was scheduled to leave, I imagined all of my dreams, the money, Paris, Italy and everything just "up in smoke!" It ends that up that I am SO over prepared that I had taken copies of my passport to leave at home in case of emergency (good safety check), that I had left my passport on the glass of my printer in my office. After about 1.5 hours of panic, I found it. I can ALMOST laugh about it ...
... most modern art galleries I've been to. The Louvre was over rated to be honest. And I'm not just talking about the Moaning Lisa, which everyone knows is overrated. The museum has wayyy too much art, and wayyy too little explanations. All the renaissance paintings and Greek sculptures are really nice to look at; but without context, it doesn't have any real meaning to me. The Musee D'orsay was definitely better in that regard. Had a ...
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A bit too much french....
9/10 for the hotel, Arrived at Gare du Nord 10:30 am and called them direct requesting a room for 3 people. Gave me a better rate than any of the websites I had seen before arriving and included breakfast as well. Wasnt a problem to arrive early as room was free immediately.
Unfortunately whilst settling in my 7 year old daughter was able to access the supposedly restricted Pay TV showing explicit hard core porn simply flicking through the remote control. No 'code' or warning was prompted and the channel was part of the normal TV channels. Spoke to the front desk about restricting the TV whilst we were in the room but they could only apologise...Apart from that the hotel was perfect for a weekend visit to Paris
Great left bank location
A great hotel right in the heart of the fashionable left bank. The standard double room was a decent size with good modern furnishing and a small but well designed bathroom. The view from the balcony over to Sacre Couer was amazing. Perfect for exploring the trendy left bank and only a few minutes walk from everything - Eifel Tower, Louvre etc...
Very cool and superb location
If you want a cool, hip hotel in a great location that isn't outrageously expensive, this place is it. We stayed here for a week in the summer of 2003 and we loved it. The staff was great, the rooms were great, highly recommended.
Stayed here the week after X-mas with our kids. Had two rooms. Very comfortable and roomy by Paris standards espeicially if you get room with two twin beds rather than one double bed(quite tight). Very compfortable beds. Very nice baths with heated floors and good water pressure. The staff was very accomodating and made all our dinner reservations for us. I would stay here again. Jim
Enjoyable First Trip to Paris
We have just returned from Paris and the K+K Cayre. It was great. While the rooms are not large, they are clean, modern and quite comfortable.
The best part of the hotel is that it is across the street from a Metro station. The breakfast buffet was well done and the service quite good.
The desk staff was not as helpful as a first time visitor to Paris would have wanted. They told us a popular Bistro did not take reservations and we could walk in. When we tried to do just that we were told they were booked and we should have made a reservation! On New Years Day it was snowing, and the big yellow umbrellas they provided were perfect! We would stay at this hotel again.
Made my 2nd Paris vacation much better
Now called the K&K Cayre as someone already mentioned, this hotel made my 2nd stay in Paris much better. I stayed there for 9 days.
I had 2 rooms for my family and the rooms were all new and clean. The bathrooms were clean, bright and new with plenty of shelf space.
The location was great; I'd only wish it was closer to St Germain Des Pres as that area has much a wider selection of quaint little restaurants. Otherwise, both thumbs up.
Great Hotel and Location
Great location, we walked to most major attractions from this hotel and the metro is just opposite for those further afield. The Cayre is decorated in a contempory style, our room was quiet, the bed and duvet comfortable with responsive air-con, not large by US standards, but OK for Europe. There is also free broadband internet access in the lobby, and to a dataport in each room. The buffet breakfast was good, the staff friendly, helpful and multilingual and there are many restaurants within 10 mins walk. We got the best deal through the hotel's own website ...
Excellent contemporary hotel
We stayed at the (now named) K&K Cayre Hotel last weekend and I have to agree with the favourable reviewer in saying that it was a lovely hotel - the rooms were tastefully done out in a contemporary style, everything was clean and new, the staff were polite and helpful and there was a good buffet breakfast. They are still in the process of building extra facilities (a gym and sauna I think) which will add to things as well. If you pay the full advertised room rate then this hotel is rather pricey - but we managed to get a reasonable price by booking through a website beforehand. All in all a very nice place to stay and really convenient to be able to walk to the Musee D'Orsay, Louvre etc. Would definitely recommend it.
I'm a well-traveled, former travel agent and my ladyfriend and I stayed there 2-3 years ago, before the recent remodelling which "Anonymous" from New York experienced in his raves of Dec., 2002. Public areas were negligible but OK, location was OK, nearly atop a Metro stop, but our room on the 4th or 5th floor was a dump not worth our $140-$160 nightly. Everything was beat-up and run down, incl. bed, bedspread, furniture as well as cracked, stained and filthy walls and ceilings which had been neglected for many years.Now, I understand they've finally repainted, are callling themselves a 4-star "boutique" hotel and charging an astronomical rate above $270. Neither tigers nor property owners change their stripes and this hotel was not worth what we paid previously and couldn't be worth the fortune its owner(s) are charging now by trying to reinvent themselves as a "boutique", rather than a Tourist-Class propery. Therefore, I would neither stay there again nor recommend it to friends, not even at the rate we paid nor the extreme one being charged now.l
This hotel is perfect. There's a Metro stop (Rue de Bac) across the street, the Louvre and the D'Orsay are a 10 minute walk, the neighborhood is great and they serve a good buffet breakfast. The hotel was really clean and modern (just renovated) kind of like a scaled-down W hotel. The staff were polite and helpful and the price was completely reasonable. I would definitely stay here again.