Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel
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... t go to waste, they gave us free anytime fastpasses for the rest of the day.
All that queueing took it's toll on Gab and I. After a ride on the Aladdin Magic Carpet ride, the girls went shopping and Max and I headed to King Ludwig's Castle for some Weiss. Not for long though, out next appointment was with the Princesses for Lunch. Booked out two months in advance, Gab turned on the charm to get us a table in the corner. Book kids had a ball, though one much more ...
... would be cleaned as the outside is being cleaned now.
Just across the square from St Etienne is the Pantheon in whose crypt the greatest citizens of France are buried including Rousseau, Voltaire, Hugo, Braille and Marie and Jacques Curie. Some years ago serious structural deterioration was found in this building and it is undergoing extensive restoration which will not be completed for several years yet. The dome, visible from everywhere in Paris, is ...
... died! The Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee du Orsay, and many many other buildings and of course the Eiffel Tower. We were right next to the Eiffel Tower when not only it was lit up, but started sparkling. It was very cold after the sun set, but it was a beautiful tour. In the metro station on our way back to the hotel, a young guy asked Nick, in French, if he could walk through the turnstile with him so he could get on the metro. Nick said ok and the 2 of them ...
... embarrassed. We won't be back and we won't be recommending it! So around the corner to Semile which is owned by kiwi Drew who owns fish We were a tad early but that was fine and had our glass of champagne there, well a bottle to be precise. Food was great. We shared a rabbit terrine with cornicons, gravlax like trout with Creme fraiche, Spanish ham with figs, little fried whitebait with tartare. Main was a half serve of roast leg of lamb on black ...
... Stuffed Quail and Fabric
Throughout the year we collect articles and websites concerning places we want to investigate. Last April, Gary found a NYT article: Strolling in Paris with Menus in Mind which mentioned Le Pantruche-a restaurant in the 9th just down the hill from Montmartre. We combined a lunch here with a shopping spree in the fabric stores at the base of Sacre Coeur. LePantruche is one of those ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel Paris
Cozy comfortable hotel
We recently spent 5 nights at Les Jardins des Eiffel located near the Eiffel Tower. The room was small and clean and faced the street which is really a side street. The complimentary continental breakfast was excellent. Staff was pleasant but could be more helpful. Street noise at night was occasionally an issue. Bathroom is tiny but functional. Very limited closet space.
Great Place for Romance
I stayed here on my honeymoon and was very happy with the service and the hotel. The room was small but clean and brightly decorated. The staff was not overly friendly nor rude. The breakfast buffet was fresh and well stocked. Best of all, the street was quiet as was the inner courtyard (garden).
I highly recommend the hotel for serious tourists who prefer to stay in french hotels while in Paris (rather than an American hotel in France).
A very unsafe hotel!
Jardins D'Eiffel is a hotel with a good location (some rooms have a nice view to the tower), but unfortunately is not a safe place to stay in Paris.
The hotel cleaning personal robed us!
We went to take the breakfast at the hotel facility one morning and my wife make the mistake to leave the purse in the room.
The hotel has a safe in the room but is so small that even the airline ticket must be fold in order to fit inside. We are usual afraid of thefts from outside but being at the 4th floor we didn't think that something bad could happen that morning.
So, when I come back from the breakfast, I notice that our door was unlocked, but didn't see anything moved in the room. Only until my wife looks at her purse, the zipper was in other position and when she looks inside notice that 50 Euro are missing from the wallet. We have just counted the money a night before so we know that for sure.
I made a complain at the hotel desk and the clerk call for the cleaning lady who had the other key of the rooms (a white woman which is also the cleaning personal chief). She admit that she had all that time the other key but with a big contemptuous smile asked us if we see her coming out from our room. So you have no proof, she said!
The Police take us a declaration but this was only for the hotel assurance company which by the way will not give us the money back because we had a safe in the room and our complain is not accepted.
This hotel has a very well organized thief crew, and I think they are doing this daily, because they are taking only small bills thinking that the tourists will not notice the missing. It should be some one at the breakfast room who is checking the tourists while the other person is operating in the room.
I'm very sure that the police are not making any investigations so the thefts are still working in that place at this moment. Also the hotel manager is a very rude person who is not interested in client satisfaction and he didn't even take time to come to speak with us. So, I advice you to stay away of this hotel!
We stayed in one of the older rooms. It was ok. The newer rooms may be better. However, we had access to a roof top deck and had excellent view of the Eiffel Tower. We could watch the light show on the Eiffel Tower every night from our bed. The hotel was about four blocks walking distance from the Eiffel Tower with many cafes on the way.
Do Not stay at this hotel under any circumstance
Just do not even think about staying here. The hotel owner/manager has to be the most rude obnoxious individual that you could ever dream of meeting. Because I did not get allocated the room that I had booked & paid for I requested to be moved. The ladies on the recption were happy to do so!! At 1.10am at night I was woken up by a man screaming at me demanding to know why i was in the wrong room. Next morning I expalined what had happened & the lady was really apologetic. When I returned from dinner later that night the same man was on the reception. I asked for an apology & this inbelivable torrent of abuse was let loose. As I was only staying one more night Ijust couldn't wait to get away from his threatening behaviour. Guess what there he was again the next morning. I asked for my bill & noticed he had overcharged me. He told me I had no other choice than to pay up & if I didn't he was going to call the police!!. He actually locked the doors to the hotel. my taxi was waiting for me & I was running late so I had no other choice. BE WARNED. This man is seriously disturbed.
Good views but thats about it!
We had one of the best views in the hotel directly facing the eiffel tower, which was good. The hotel staff were not very pleasant, at check in they didnt tell us anything just room number and breakfast times and we felt that they just wanted to get rid of us as quickly as possible. We were only told on the final night of our stay that you were supposed to give the key to reception every time you left the hotel and the guy seemed very rude as though we had done something wrong but we were never told. We felt that they were not helpful at all unlike what we had read in the hotel website.
I went to Paris in July 2001 and stayed here. I thought the hotel was lovely and the staff friendly. They spoke broken English which was a nice break from the rudeness I got from almost every other French person I spoke to in English (I tried French but it just wasn't working!). They were very helpful with things such as where to book train tickets, how to get places, what means what in French etc. The breakfast's were delicious and the rooms nice for the great price.
Loved having air conditioning during the heat wave! We arrived at 7am from the airpost and they had a room ready for us an hour later while we sat in the lovely fairly quiet waiting area with a drink. Great experience overall thanks to lovely staff.