Travel Blogs from Paris
Sunday morning we attended a french church service at the beautiful Paroisse St. Sulpice. Through out the morning I couldn't help but wonder how people could worship God with out being mildly distracted by the beauty and ornamentation of the cathedral, however, we were able to partake in the hymns to the best of our abilities and listen to the Word brought to us by the priest.
From there ...
... costing hundreds of dollars. Maybe one day we will be rich and back to shop for real! We walked through a horde of French military officers and came across this square where we sat determined to find our location on the map. We figured out the Louvre was to the left and the Eiffel tower was to the right. We strolled through the Tuileries Garden until we made it to the Louvre to catch the subway back home for dinner. Our feet were killing us and we were ...
... we realized were were right by the Eiffel Tower. It was dusk and we decided to go check it out, up close and personal. It's quite a site so close up... not at all like the Trocadero view. We took some photos and selfies, and I noticed a lot of people doing that. So I started offering to take pictures of couples who were there, one after the other, over and over. Very few of them spoke English, or even French, but they ...
... history of France. Saint Jean d'Arc et al. And the Crypt beneath the Pantheon is incredible. This is the final resting place of the remains of many historic figures including the Curies, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Victor Hugo to name a few.
After lunch, we took the train up to the Opera House and wandered through the shopping district and then on to the Notre Dame. We sat in the sun in front of Notre Dame and watched the people. We were blessed with beautiful ...
... the bread.I walked around up and down different streets and really and then used google maps to get me back to the backpackers.My first night I crashed into bed at about 9pm Paris time and had eight hours sleep, I woke at 5 but dosed until 7 and then got up for breakfast at the hostel, museli and yogurt, and then bread and ham and cheese and coffee, the coffee was pretty good.
At this stage feeling great waiting for jet lag to kick ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.