Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
This hotel is about 100 yards to the Eiffel Tower. My daughter and I were able to see most of the sights in Paris in one day walking. The sights included the Eiffel Tower, Champ De Mars, Ecole Militaire, Hotel Des Invalides, St. Germain Church, Notre Dame, Hotel De Ville, Musee De Louvre, and the Grand Palais. We stopped along the way for lunch, shopping and dinner.
The Metro is also close by and cost only 1.70 Euros one way. We rode it to catch all the other sights, such as the Arc De Tromphe, Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur Bascilica, and Moulin Rouge.
The rooms are small by American standards. However, they are very efficient and clean. We were in a standard room (room 722) with a king size bed that unzipped into 2 single beds, an HDTV flat screen TV, phone, frig, vault, shower with sink in one room, and toilet in another room, 2 small closets, tea/coffee maker and hair dryer. The picture is the size of the sleeping area and the wall to the restroom is right up against the bed. The shower and toilet rooms were just spacious enough for one person at a time. I was still very comfortable with the amount of space in the room.
The hotel serves a free, self-serve breakfast. It was fantastic! The breakfast included eggs, bacon, sauage, cheeses, breads, fruits, espresso machine that offered a range of coffees from expresso to hot chocolate, and juices. The juices tasted like it was hand-squeezed.
We were too busy seeing the sights that we did not check out the other amenities. The hotel staff were very welcoming and friendly. They all spoke English very well.
I highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Cant beat this top hotel
I stayed here on my honeymoon for 5 nights.
The hotel could not have been anymore perfect. I chose it because it was near the eiffel tower. But I was still surprised at how close it actually was. Had a great view of it from the bedroom.
The staff are friendly and always more than willing to help they all spoke really good english.
The only downside was the food and drink being so expensive but as there are so many resturants so close that it didn't matter.
The tube station is a two minute walk away and is perfect for getting around Paris in.
Great Location and service!
We just spent 2 nights in Paris for the end of the Tour de France and had a wonderful time. The hotel really is located within a 2 minute walk to the tower. Excellent bed for Europe and a great American type shower with a full sized tub. Not always the case in large cities of Europe. Staff was friendly and gave excellent restaurant recommendations. Wireless internet worked great as well ($10 euros).
My wife and i stayed here for three nights in early july, 2004 as part of a package tour deal. Maybe i should really emphasize that this was a part of a tour package because the hotel itself was strictly ordinaire. the plusses- the elevators and the a/c worked, the room was fairly large by european standards and well-maintained. Good bed and shower- I'm 6'1". still, aside from the key/light switch and the sliding shower cord, this hotel could have been a holiday inn somewhere in our midwest. It was that devoid of parisian charm. this might be a good thing for many tourists-no real nasty surprises but when we go to the city of light, we're looking for a bit more personality. If vanilla is your type of hotel, here it is.
Good Hotel and location
We stayed in March 2004 and had been before. The rooms are not big but they are clean and comfortable. Staff are generally very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is extra, so we ate out which is not difficult in Paris. The Eiffel Tower is probably all of five minutes away at a leisurely stroll. Bir Hakeim metro is five minutes in the other direction and an easy trip in to the centre. Not the cheapest hotel but you get what you pay for.
I stayed at Mercure Suffren in Paris in Otober 2003 with my wife and in-laws. We prepaid through Priceline. When we checked in, the receptionist clearly said to us that breakfast was included in the price, so for 6 days we ate breakfast at the hotel. When we check out, we were shocked to find out from a different receptionist that there was a charge for breakfast. to the tune of $560 for 6 nights. Our protests were met with only denials that they ever said that breakfast was included. They claimed that breakfast is never included, even though a look at various websites marketing the hotel shows that breakfast is included in the package.
As for our stay, the rooms barely accommodate the beds. The elevators kept malfunctioning, and our refrigerator and telephone kept breaking down. Showers were excruciating--hot water would turn freezing cold all of a sudden.
Needless to say, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The only thing going for it is its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, but if that is important to you, try the Hilton next door.
Paris - Loved it!
Stayed at this Hotel in March 2004. I was delighted with everything that this hotel had to offer. The Staff are really helpful and friendly. The breakfast was out of this world and the location was a bonus. I would certainly recommend this Hotel. The nearby eating places were great too and not expensive. Overall, A fab time was had by all.
Great hotel - terrific location
We stayed at the Mercure Tour Eiffel for a few days in early March and were very pleased. It is spotlessly clean and the staff was very courteous and helpful. The hotel is located a short walk away from the Bir Hakim metro station so getting around the city was ridiculously easy. The rooms are small but efficient and the breakfast buffet was one of the best I've ever had in Europe. It's a 10 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower but is otherwise in an uninteresting area. Would stay at the hotel again anytime.
Pleasant Staff at Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel Suffren
Stay there in September 2002, atmosphere was serene. Hotel has excellent gardens and very clean surroundings.cg
Great hotel, good service
We thoroughly enjoyed the Mercure Eiffel Suffren. The rooms were good size (for Europe) and very clean. The staff was very accomodating and always had a smile. Great location about two blocks from the Eiffel Tower and close to the metro (Bir Hakkim). We would have no problem in highly recommending this hotel.
On our last night in Paris (Sept 7, 2003), we decided to stroll the Champs Elysees one more time. We noticed what appeared to be a nice outdoor restaurant near the Marriott called Bistro Romain so we got in line for what turned out to be about a 40 minute wait for a table even though many tables were unoccupied. Once seated, another 20 minutes or so went by until our orders were taken. My wife and I ordered the veal scallopini. We waited close to an hour before our food arrived, despite several requests to the hostess and the waiter to check into them.
After all we had been there about two hours waiting and the metro was going to close before long. Both of our veal's arrived burned and dried out, fried to a crisp. We hurriedly ate our meals and paid our check, leaving behind the notion of dessert. After all, we couldn't wait another hour for it. At this point we were thoroughly disgusted. I have to say that the attitude of the head waiter was unbelievably poor. He reminded me of an overgrown teenager with an attitude and if I were the manger of the Bistro, he would be history. Total arrogance way behind the stereotypical Paris attitude (which is nonsense), and more into patting the waitress's derierre than tending to his diners. As it was near closing time, the staff were busy putting chairs up on the tables, putting away the condiments and rolling up the patio covers before we even got our food. The couple next to us had to leave before they got any of their food (except the salad) for the same reason. Bottom line, Bistro Romain was terrible and so disappointing after all the beautiful meals we had in Paris and the north of France. Do yourself a favor and avoid it.
Better restaurants abound, such as Le Cave en Ile on Ile St. Louis, Le Fleurry at Goncort Metro near Republicque, almost anywere but Bistro Romain. It was truly the worst meal I have had in Paris having traveled there many times.
Loved the mercure
Got this 4 star hotel on Priceline.com for $107.00 per nite. Rack rate 145-245 Euro. It is at the Eiffel tower next to the Hilton and 2 blocks from Bir Hakiem metro stop. Easy check in, helpful staff. The rooms are very quiet, a/c, mini bar, hair dryers, very clean, safe deposit box in room no charge, cable TV-2 english CNN channels, breakfast for 19 Euro but many brassieres nearby.