Le General Hotel

5/7 rue Rampon, Paris, Île-de-France, 75011, France | 3 star hotel
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Second magical day in Paris

A travel blog entry by hocking2013

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Our second day in Paris was spent travelling the other two routes on the hop-on hop-off bus.

The main route was the superstar route and took us down the Champs Elysee, to the Arc de Triomphe. After hopping off the bus, we walked through a tunnel under the huge roundabout to the great monument in the centre. Luckily we had a pusher for Ethan as this gave us access to the lift, reserved only for the disabled and people with ...

PARIS - CITY OF LURRRRVE

A travel blog entry by lapower

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... to central Paris is amazing. You can almost draw a line where the two change, from the graffiti ridden areas with many of the homeless begging on the street to the absolutely stunning architectural marvels like the Arc De Triomphe and the lavish Champs Élysées.

Paris is absolutely breath taking.... Yet a lot of people say its one of the least impressive city's we visit so I'm developing very high expectations early!! A drive around the city with a ...

Paris

A travel blog entry by mickangrace

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... maybe wasn't the best though). The following day we done our usual stroll around the city admiring all the old buildings and statues, like the Arc De Triomphe, the Pompidou centre, many of the parks around the city centre and so on. The following day we had plans to visit the catacombs which is a huge underground grave with over six million bodies buried, unfortunately the line was over 3 hours long so we decided to give it a miss. We then continued on to see the Notre Dame ...

Day 3 - The one with Techno Jesus

A travel blog entry by emma.adams.7

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... as you can tell we're proper French now).

Onward to find a giant pyramid on the map!!! After walking for 20 mins along the seine we found an awesome pet shop with bazillions (get my french!) of baby animals. We played with them for 10 and back on the pyramid hunt!! 15 mins later... Boooooooom.... Giant glass pyramid, now that's what Willis was talking about!

Loads of pictures next to monuments later and dying ...

From Paris, with love

A travel blog entry by laura.hamlyn

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... With this recommendation in mind, our first stop at Versailles were the gardens behind the palace. Words cannot describe just how incredible these gardens were - they are something that have to be seen to be believed. There are four sections of the garden, all of which have their own elaborate elements. Unfortunately Versailles was going through a renovation period while we were there, so only one of the fountains was functioning that day. Despite this, there was a ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Bastille area of Paris, is near O'Chateau, Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione, Le Bataclan, and UGC Cine Cite Les Halles.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Le General Hotel Paris

    Would definately go back...

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    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

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    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.

    Good location

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    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

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    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

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    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!

    Mixed feelings

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    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

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    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...

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    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

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    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!!!

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Le General Hotel Paris

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent