Le General Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le General Hotel Paris
Would definately go back...
This stylish yet unpretentious hotel is excellent value for money. I stayed 2 nights for a Hen weekend in May. The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean and the decor was tres chic. It is well situated between 2 metro stations, however the area itself has alot to offer including some great restaurants and nightclubs.
I would highly recommend it for couples or groups of girls.
Cool modern design
An excellent, well designed hotel in Paris, with average sized rooms. Friendly staff and very clean hotel made it a great place to stay. Slight drawback is the location - whilst very close to Republique station with 5 Metro lines, there's not many good restaurants or bars within walking distance.
A great location for a stay in Paris as the city centre and sights are only a few stops on the metro. Also a good location if you fancy spending the day walking around Paris with the centre pompidou and l'hotel de ville a 10/15 minute walk away. The hotel itself was trendy from the outside and time has been spent on the reception - a shame this wasn't the case in the rooms, they were showing their age (although i did like the silver rubber duck in the bathroom). Staff were friendly and breakfast a nice relaxed affair offering a variety of options. The main problem seemed to be the thin walls and the rather noisy cleaning staff - banging doors, shouting down the corridors and generally making themselves heard early in the mornings.
Not so impressed
Picked this hotel following an article in Conde Naste Traveller entitled "Le Chic - c'est Cheap" so arrived expecting 5* luxury at 3* prices as promised - and have to say that overall was disappointed. Decided to pay for a suite and was v. disappointed with the facilites in room - the toilet appeared to be in a wardrobe and the bath was like either a coffin or a fishtank - there were no drawers for storage so a good job was only there for a weekend and not a week. That said the bar was trendy and the hotel location was great. So although the room was disappointing - overall an OK rating. Would I return to this hotel next time in Paris - absolutely not - so I guess that says it all.
Loved this hotel will return
This is a 3 star hotel and well deserves its stars and more. The staff are so friendly and the decor and atmosphere is very soothing and relaxing in a chill out kind of way. We will definately return on our next trip to Paris. It's location is superb especially if you arrive on Eurostar, there are two subway stations nearby and it is within walking distance of almost everything, even the Eiffel Tower at a push!
Some great points- excellent location, lovely bar and gorgeous public areas...BUT design beats finish and quality of workmanship, especially in the bathrooms, which could have done with a good scrub with bleach.
Staff were unaware of our arrival in spite of a confirmation email from them.
Drinks are very expensive so make the most of Happy Hour - 7-9pm.
Would I stay again? Probably- because it is so close to the Marais, two Metro stations on the doorstep and lots of restaurants near the Place Republique. But an apple and a rubber duck don't compensate for lack of space.
Really trendy..ignore the bad reviews
lovely decor...all pink and orchids...lovely bar....excellent breakfast. I f you treat yourself to a suite on the 7th floor you wont be disappointed......apple on your pillow on arrival and complimentary silver rubber duck in the bathroom..nice touches.
Nice to Stay again...
I'm come from Hong Kong, it's my first time to be in Paris. Fortunately, I'd stayed here. It's tiny room, but clean, stylish, pleasant and good location. Price is reasonable. Some of the staff are helpful. Will stay again if I can't find any other hotel in similar style under same budget.
Go somewhere else
Don't ruin your stay in a beautiful city like Paris by staying in this hotel. It doesn't have anything to do with charme or courtesy.
Don't touch with a barge pole!!!
If you can't stand your mother in law then send her on a vacation to this hotel. Its the sort of place where the carpet sticks to your feet. The bed sheets and bathrooms were at least clean but the rooms were very small, smelt musty and were badly in need of updating. Some renovation work was going on during May 2003 but as a result the whole place was covered in dust which I felt suitably reflected the general cleanliness standards of the hotel. Breakfast was mediocre to say the least and with the exception of one lady the hotel staff were miserable and most unhelpful. On arrival one of our rooms that was booked as a double for single use turned out to be a single for single use about the size of a large broom cupboard-its a good job I never bought my cat! All of our rooms were supposed to have a mini bar-none did.On complaining that the room had been mis-sold all I got was a miserable woman trying to say that the whole thing was my fault-the hotel and its manager refused to take responsibility or offer any compensation. Unfortunately our rooms had been prepaid so that was that-most annoying and frustrating. All in all a very unpleasant hotel with very unpleasant staff that one would do well to avoid. Go there at your peril.
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... tension in the air and most people were trying to reassure each other that all would be OK while walking as quickly as possible to get away from the Tower. We found a spot down by the river and had a beer to recover from the ordeal. We have no idea what was going on and there were no reports on the news that night. Maybe it was just a drill - but we didn't get that sensation at the time!
Brett and Stacey had been carrying a padlock and keys with them ...
... more bread, and orange juice. We ate this three mornings in a row and I think I have had my fill on croissants, rolls, and toast for awhile. But it was free and in a city like Paris, not much is free. We made it to the Eiffel Tower and just stood in awe. We had a glimpse of it from the plane when we landed the night before but seeing it up close was incredible. Not only for the fame of the location but also to observe the amazing engineering ...
... walk. The stop in hotel is short and I’m going out again. Now I’m using the metro again, it’s so much more convenient than walking :D I’m going to go check the waiting lines by the Eiffel tower to consider if I have time to go up…
… I don’t have that much time, I would need to take a lift and it would take me one queue for tickets (around 40-60 min) and then queue for lift (20-30 min). It’s better than yesterday, actually much ...
... but it would have meant waiting for another hour and a half so we collected a couple of audio guides. You really wouldn't believe it but we still managed to constantly go in the opposite direction to where we should have gone. My favorite exhibits would have to have been the Roman and Grecian sculptures followed by Napoleon III apartments. Just pure opulence and incredibly beautiful. Four hours was about all Doug could cope with and it ...
... a creme brûlée all from different little shops we passed by. We took the subway and a newer train pulled up! Doors that automatically open, a lit route map that showed where you were and, most impressive of all, AC! Yes, this is the first train in any city that has had AC. They've all been hot and stuffy except for this one little ride! We got to Trocadero around 9:15, which is across the river from the tower and has what I think is ...