Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel
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Wednesday, July 14
– Bastille Day
Six o’clock in the morning
is really early! We got as ready as possible, packing everything but
our toothbrushes, and were the first people down for breakfast this
morning. Surprisingly, there was a completely new man at the desk today
and he spoke zero English. We’...
Hello once again, faithful readers. This entry is long overdue, but sometimes life moves more quickly than my fingers over a keyboard. (And often the need for sleep trumps the need to write.) But since I left our European Vacation hanging, I really should wrap up the loose ends and let everyone know what happened after the World Cup.
Still no suitcase, (which incidentally includes all my prescribed medication!) ... so a number of phone-calls to Air France later, and not much joy. Yes, they know where it is, but it seems difficult for the Communications Centre (which are based 'somewhere' in the world), and the courier service to make contact. But as there's not time to sit a...
We arrived in the city of love and lights after a 13 hr busride, arriving in Paris at around 7.30pm, on schedule, but it took a good 2hrs to get from the Parisian border to our hostel in the 19th arrondisment, as traffic was typical of Paris at night....absolute chaos!
This was our first taste of the 'real European drivers', those ...
Well I saw the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the outside of the Louvre and thats it. I was planning on getting off of my night train from Spain and heading to the other station to get a ticket to London. It was about a 2 1/2 hour walk where I wove through some famous sites. I got to the ticket window and asked for the last train of the day t...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Paris Tour Eiffel
Close to Eiffel Tower, Monoprix nearby (supermarket) little known attraction of the Statue of Liberty near, River Seine, staff were helpful and spoke English. Very nice
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel
Good Times in Paris
I stayed at this hotel from July 1, 2004-July 4, 2004. I had a very positive experience. The staff was helpful and very knowledgeable.
The first room that I had was supposed to be non-smoking but when I got there it reeked of smoke. So, I went back down to the front desk and complained. They switched me to a different room right away (as it turns out the second room was much bigger than the first).
If we ever needed anything we asked and we got it. I didn't have any problems and I would definitely recommend this hotel. For us, the location was perfect. The Eiffel Tower was easily visible from the hotel and there are two Metro stops less than 10 minutes away.
This hotel was very nice. It was one of the top two that I stayed in during my trip to Europe. It is very conveniently located near two metro stops and close to the Eiffel Tower. The rooms were a great size and had a large bathroom. The rooms were clean and housekeeping was very helpful. The concierge desk is also very useful.
Well, I'm surprised at some of the negative comments regarding the hotel. My fiancee and I spent a very nice week at the hotel and we didnt even get one of the larger rooms. Nevertheless, the room faced the Seine and was very clean and well designed. You can definitely tell that it was a former Nikko hotel, not only by the modern interior designs, but also by the hordes of Japanese tourists meeting each morning to hop on another tour. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I worked out in the fitness center which was oddly located in the same area room as the swimming pool - sure was humid, but manageable.
In terms of location, you are within walking distance to the Eiffel tower and within two blocks of the nearest metro station. By the way, the metro will take you anywhere in the city within 10-15 mins so buy that orange metro pass.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Novotel. And no, we're not some young college wanderers. Between us, we have travelled extensively across Asia and Europe and have stayed at some of the finest hotels. This Novotel deserves a good rating, especially at the room rate of $140/night which in Paris is very reasonable considering the quality of the hotel.
Bad Location, Bad Hotel
I booked this thru Priceline. The rate was low for Paris, but the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Metro, and is out of the way. The Eiffel Tower is a 15 minute walk.
My room did not have A/C, was small, smelled and was last decorated 10 years ago. Also, the windows don't open.
I would never stay here again. In fact, I left a day early because it was so bad (even though I had prepaid thru Priceline).
More for the business people
Clean/very close to the tower and subways. Nice lobby. Our room had a partial view of the tower. Big market and small mall nearby.
Located in 1970's complex of other buildings. One had boards in all the windows and appeared to be closed down. An eyesore.
Tubs are small and the shower doors only go half-way across the tub.
Heard they are common, I hated them since the entire bathroom floor got wet. No real coffee included just a pack of decaf instant. Will not provide you with non-decaf. Extremely hard time getting an iron for my clothes. Tour gude had to complain. Not a family oriented hotel.
Not so nice.........
The lobby area definitely rates a 4, but the room we stayed in barely registered a 3. A smelly corridor, worn-out furniture and fixtures, clanking plumbing, and no coffee/tea making equipment contributed to a less-than-satisfactory experience. The hotel appeared fairly empty so either the room was typical or they were saving their better rooms for higher paying customers. We paid $120/night via Priceline and concluded that it was no bargain and that we would not come back ever again.
Very pleased with my stay
I was the same as the other reviewer - I booked through Priceline and then was nervous I couldn't find a write-up anywhere. I was overall quite pleased with my stay - there was no construction going on, everything was clean and modern, and the service was very polite and prompt. The metro and E. Tower is close by. I didn't have any problems with pickpockets, etc. I would recommend the hotel if you dont mind being a little bit off the beaten path, but want to have easy access to everything. P.S. I thought I got a great rate through Priceline.
Just Fine and Better than Many!
We were worried when we booked our pkg at the Novotel Tour Eiffel and then we couldn't find it in any guidebooks. But it was a perfectly fine place to stay and the concierges/front desk people incredibly helpful and eager to please. Formerly a Hotel Nikko there are still bizarre Japanese touches everywhere making you wonder if you are in Paris or Tokyo. I understand that renovations were commencing shortly after we left so maybe that's all gone. This is a large chain but I think that helps it stay consistent. The neighborhood around back of the hotel is the Real (not touristy) Paris and we met so many cool people in the bars, restaurants and grocery store there.
Good hotel and location
iHotel is near Eiffel Tower. There 5 minutes walk to 2 RER stations and 1 Metro stop. If you plan to take RER or Metro, you will be able to see Eiffel Tower every day. If you are fit, you can walk everywhere. When you are too tired, you have the option to take RER C line. RER C goes along Seine River where all the major attraction are. That makes it very convinience. You will also have the option to take the boat ride because the hotel is by the river. The smaller Statue of Liberty is right by the hotel. There is a large supermarket near by and a shopping center a block away. The tub is very deep in the bathroom. Room is small but nice. There is stairs on the front entry way, but it did not bother me because there is esculator stairs.The two stations RER and metro are the stations for Eiffel Tower attration, there are many tourists exiting on the station. You need to be very careful with your purses or wallets because there are thiefs in those two stations. We witness a lady's wallet got stolen. This hotel is one of the fews hotel that is part of the vacation packages deals at Priceline. You will be able to get very reasonable rate. Also there are many website that will help you obtain reasonable rate. I enjoy the stay there and hope you will too.
The Hotel is currently under rennovations. To get into the hotel there are "killer stairs," not fun after a day of walking!! Staff was pleasant and helpful. Room for Europe was large with a separate sitting area, bath with tub, hand held shower that sucked and a bidet. Corner rooms are larger, ask for one of them. None have a view of the Eiffel Tower, other buildings are in the way, great views of the Siene if you are on that side of the hotel. Elevators are quick and fast. Full buffet breakfast expensive, 20e, if not included in the rate, go to the Seine Bar for continental breakfast 6e. Location is ok, but a walk to get everywhere!! Tube is about 6 long blocks away. Lots of groups at the hotel, lots of Asians and families as well.