Travel Blogs from Paris
Paris: Arrived in the evening and feeling a sense of confidence after successfully navigating the tube in London we decided against a cab and took the Metro in to Paris. We finally found our hotel after a few wrong turns, but we did get our first peek at the Eiffel Tower by night! We dropped off our stuff at Hotel Keppler (kind of shabby-chic …
... well-worn paths; these cities, beautiful and magnificent, overflowing with the history and inherited culture that the New World lacks, somehow have rarely impelled me to unsheathe my camera, to visually record what i have seen. This romantic, lush city of Paris, somehow simultaneously everything and nothing like what i expected. Somehow at once winning me over from the chronic indifference and prejudice i have carried against it for as long i can remember, but also ...
Waiting in line has it benefits. We have met such lovely people, Brazilians, Australians, Americans, Canadians and many others we just communicated by signing.
Today we wanted to see the Egyptian, middle Eastern exhibitions and others. It was mind blowing seeing articles that had been made and used by humans over 2000 years before Christ. There were pots, drinking vessels, mirrors, combs, jewellery and just about everything you ...
... time at the café, the smell of roast lamb coming from a nearby barbecue party tantalized us and naturally we set out to search for roast lamb for dinner. Fortunately, we found a beautiful little restaurant with two lamb dishes (lamb chops and lamb shanks) on their menu close to the park and settled down there for the most delicious meal ever. We (I) somehow managed to fit in a crème brûlée as well. We then found our way to the Sacre Coeur Basilica ...
... faces on the bus. Our Tour Manager, Alex, gave us the run down on what was going to be happening for the next few days. We drove for a few hours in England before reaching Dover. Driving towards those massive cliff faces with the ominous castle was really quite breathtaking. We jumped on the ferry and had some breakfast and arrived in France about 90 minutes later. We then drove to our hotel which was on the outskirts of Paris. We freshened up, had dinner at the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Keppler Paris
North central Paris
The Keppler is a fine little hotel within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. The room was small and neat, and on the whole the hotel was fairly forgetable, apart from the nice bar.
However, you don't go to Paris for the hotel. The location makes it a great base for exploring the city, and it very close to a metro station. It was also pretty good value for its location.
I would recommend it to anyone who is going for a weekend on a smallish budget, who is interested in the city rather than the decor.
Excellent trip and great value for money
the position of the hotel keppler is perfect for visiting all the sights of paris.we would definately stay here again. rooms a bit dated but closing soon for renovation i believe.very clean and staff helpful.
excellent value for money.
room with a view worth the extra.
only disappointment was breakfast...avoid....go round the corner to the bakery and have a much better experience.
We had a wonderful stay for 2 nights in May 2005 at Hotel Keppler. Although Hotel Keppler may not be located in the most character filled neighbourhood (e.g Montmatre), it was still incredibly beautiful, safe and convenient. It was within easy walking distance of the Arc de' Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and tube stations. One downside about the location was the lack of restaurants and supermarkets nearby, we could only find one small local store that had some fruit and vegetables and other basics. A huge plus for us was that we could negotiate the price of the room. Other positives about the hotel include it's general cleanliness, friendly staff and character -it had a beautiful winding staircase and traditional French doors and windows. Only negative about the room were the sheets which had a stain and a hair on them. This didn't put us off, we would definitely stay there again.
I stayed here in a room with a view for around 100 Euros/night.
Pros: Hotel Keppler has a great location. It's right next to Champs-Elysee. It's old, but the facilities are well-maintained and it's very clean. The staff speaks English.
Cons: The rooms are not air-conditioned so that's something to watch out for if you're traveling in the summer. There is always a person at the front desk, but the doors seem somewhat flimsy.
I stayed at the Hotel Keppler with my husband and son for 3 nights in April and was pleasantly surprised. While I expected the room to be small, like most European hotels, it was actually quite comfortable. The triple room had two twin beds (pushed together) and a chair that opened up into another twin bed. I found the hotel to be exceptionally clean and well maintained, on a quiet side street. A walk to the end of the street, a left and then a right brings you right to the Arc de Triomphe. The only negative was that the bathroom was unusually small and, I believe, was actually a portopotty once inside. It was the same plastic walls, etc. that you get in a portopotty, but it had a shower and, once again, was incredibly clean. We really didn't mind it too much because it was clean and functional and provided us with a few laughs. The English speaking staff is friendly, while not obtrusive. I would definitely stay here again and found it to be above my expectations of a two star.
The mattress was too hard and old and we really missed a minibar. Also the metro station was not as near as we thought. The good part is that they accept traveller's checks (in euros, of course). The staff was helpful.
We have been to Paris a number of times over the past few years and stayed at a number of different hotels... this is the only one I have returned to stay at. For me the most important thing is context - Paris is an expensive city for hotels, and you tend to get what you pay for. Hotel Keppler markets itself as a 2-star but it is certainly better than some of the 3-star (and even "4-star") establishments we have stayed at.
But I think some opinions of this hotel might depend on whether you opt for the "rooms with a view" aka "higher priced" (they even use a different elevator!...other side of the building) The lesser room I had for 95 E was adequate, larger than expected, teeny TV attached to the wall, bathroom o.k. but water pressure and temperature tricky.
New Year's Eve in Paris
A small, comfortable hotel within easy walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysee and the Eiffel Tower. The staff were efficient and interested, which added to the personality. Amazingly quiet for its location. Worth requesting a room with a view - the Eiffel Tower - which could be seen from our small balcony. No trouble recommending this hotel and are looking forward to returning ourselves. Suggest visiting the Baccarat Showroom which is only a couple of blocks away - the crystal chandeliers are superb - even in the washroom!