Travel Blogs from Paris
... They took the "batobus" which is a hop on hop off boat that runs along the Seine. They had quite a fine time and I was jealous that I missed out.
The next couple of days the Kiniery's headed off on their own to see the Louvre and Notre Dame and some of the main attractions of Paris and then on Friday we all headed to the Palace of Versailles.
In order to spend less time standing in line to get in, we first toured the ...
... person in the entire country lighting up a cigarette every hour. Everybody smokes in France. The streets are filled with cigarette butts and you can't walk anywhere without inhaling the smoke. I wonder how many people smoke in Beijing.
I learned something else on the walking tour that amused me. In Paris, there is this massive building called the French Academy. Now, basically its a bunch of 40 blokes who dress up in capes all Harry ...
... to Nancy, but I didn't realize how much my own prejudice and expectations were influencing that first impression. I was born in Honduras, a Latin American country, where the sun shines every single day, and have lived in Florida since age eight, where it's the sunshine state and summer is every season. When I didn't see the sun shinning yesterday and felt the rain dropping on me and scary experiences in every corner, I was a bit hesitant. Today, however, the sun was shining, the ...
... the shops are selling traditional German dress and yes there are many people walking the streets dressed from an era past. We planned to eat at the Hoffbraubaus tonight but we ended getting lost and enjoyed some beautiful Italian food before we headed home to take care of some home duties like washing some of our clothes. Sitting here enjoying a wine and getting ready for ...
... walk down Avenue Des Champs Élysées stopping for some calipos, crepes and a hotdog then continue on for some shopping and McDonalds al la France. We head towards the Eiffel Tower so J can take in all its glory and get a photo in front with his beloved Emu Export can. Heading home to the 7th arrondissement for the boys to relax with beers on the terrace while the girls exercise the credit card along Rue Saint Dominique. Jules finally finds her holiday ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews L'Hotel Pergolese Paris
Well above average for the price...
...assuming you get a deal. $250 a night is a bit expensive considering room size (the pokey side of adequate, but by Paris standards they're well sized) and location (past the Arc de Triomphe in the 16/17 Arondissment) but it's close to a centre line metro (2 minutes walk) and the rooms are very clean, well specified (loved the B&O TV, good bathroom, comfortable beds) and comfortable and staff are very helpful, speak english and are friendly (not a given). You can go badly wrong with hotels in Paris. The Pergolese is great if you can get a special rate - it's also part of the Best Western group but you wouldn't know it.
well, what can we say!
The pergolese was a beautiful little hotel, clean, warm, friendly and modern, we could not have been more pleased with our four night stay. We took up residence in a superior room, which we would certainly recommend. The room was light, spacious, and the large windows overlooked a very peaceful setting. The bathroom was perfect, modern, clean, and innovative in design. It was always spotless and we were given mountains of fresh warm fluffy towels. Our bedlinen was immaculate, and there was a fantastic state of the art bang and olufsen television, which we both thoroughly enjoyed, winding down at the end of a long days exploring. What a bonus to find a good selection of english channels! The staff were very helpful and friendly, always offering us a smile, and eager to please us. We found the breakfasts very filling, and the hot chocolate was supreme, but, we do recommend the lovely patisserie on the corner of the rue pergolese, who also offered a lovely petit dejuner... and I must tell you, their croissants were the best we had in the whole of paris, so light and flakey. The area was lovely, quiet and safe, and next to the hotel was a very good sushi restaurant. GO!- all in all, a lovely place to stay for a romantic getaway... you wont be disturbed here...
Regards, from L and D, intrepid explorers
The staff was so friendly I had a hard time getting up to my room at the end of the day. The clerk gave advice on places to go and then wanted to know all the facts. One of the best experiences I have had in any hotel.
I am always worried about the state of a hotel as it can sometimes ruin your holiday. Nothing to worry about here it is a lovely clean and quiet hotel and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We stayed for 3 nights at the Pergolese. It was clean, peaceful and the staff were very helpful. The room was fairly small, but cosy and the facilities were good. The hotel is very close to the metro, but in an area which wasn't too over populated with tourists! Overall, it was perfect.
A Great Stay at the Pergolese!
My fiance and I just returned from a wonderful four day trip to Paris. It was made complete by the fabulous stay we had the Pergolese! Extremely helpful and polite staff are at the desk 24 hours a day to assist. We arrived at 10:00 am, well before the scheduled check in time. Nevertheless, we were quickly checked in as the room was already available. We had room 17, which was in the back off of the street. This was particularly nice during our stay as the building across the street was being torn down!
The rooms are spotless, with sparkling clean bathroom and bedroom. While the room was not huge by USA standards, it was quite large, I thought, for a European hotel room. The room had every amenity, from shampoo and conditioner to bathrobes and a heated towel rack to a fully stocked mini-bar (a bit pricey but what else is new!). Within walking distance are two metro stops (on the M1 line which makes Paris so easy to explore!), the Arc de Triomph and the Champs Elysees, several restaurants (which the staff will be glad to help you choose and/or make a reservation), and a supermarket.
If you can get it included with the room, the buffet breakfast is a great deal! It included eggs, a meat tray, breads, yogurt, fresh fruit and more. However, if not included, 18 Euro per person might be a bit high.
Lastly, as one previous reviewer noted, skip over Expedia and the other sites and go directly to the hotel's website. They had the best rate by far for our stay. We payed 150 Euro, including breakfast for the first three nights-the last one was free!
Small, Clean, Well Situated
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Pergolese. It is in a good location within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and Eiffel Tower. Local boulangerie and supermarket just around the corner. Metro very close too. Room was small with lovely comfortable, clean bed and French windows. Bathroom very nice too. Mini bar prices bit of a rip-off but that's par for the course. We didn't indulge and used the local supermarket instead. Maid service excellent with toiletries replenished every day - even soap that was barely used! One word of warning - there is some demolition work going on across the road which worried us a bit. Fortunately, our room was at the rear of the hotel so not a problem, but noise and debris could have been a factor at the front.... Take some extra coffee as they don't give you much hoping you will be forced to buy it at 4 euros a cup! Staff helpful and friendly - apart from the one who wouldn't give us more coffee!! You will be okay here - we'd definitely return.
One of the nicest hotels in Paris
My wife and I have been in search of a 4 star hotel in Paris which was comfortable, well managed, good facilities and well located and it is much harder than you would think. Now we have found the Pergolese we'll be back again and again. Excellent linen! Lovely breakfast. Brilliant staff.A hint - they offer very good rates for direct booking so skip past all the useless internet booking sites and go direct to them at pergolese or give lastminute a try.
The best Hotel in Paris
We stayed for the Valentines Weekend and were very impressed with the Service from the moment we arrived we felt welcome, nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff, and all the nice little touches made our stay so good that we are returning in April for 5 Days.
A well-situated hotel that seems to trade on its designer ambience. However, some of the rooms are a little "tired" and, while doubtless "tres chic" when they were made over, would benefit form some upgrading; this is particularly true of the bathrooms.
Generally, the staff were pleasant and helpful (although one concierge was particularly difficult).
We found the breakfast excellent, if somewhat over-priced.