Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse
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... synchronized music. Our night wrapped up with fireworks over the grand canal…one of my favorite days in Paris!
Date night in Paris!...I had asked Erin, who we were exchanging homes with, if she had any babysitters who might be able to watch Jackson and Abby so we could go out for our 10th Wedding Anniversary (which inspired this trip to begin with!). She came through with flying colors and Rebecca, ...
... doors, and succeeded in pushing their way in. There was a time when I would have considered that, and were there revolution or war I still would, but this day it was not so urgent, so we waited 20 minutes, watching each train until cars came along that weren't oppressively overloaded.
We arrived back at "our" metro station at 6:00 and decided just to walk to the Latin Quarter for dinner. Along the way we discussed what kind of cuisine we would choose: French ...
On a weekday morning in Paris, mini cars and scooters scamper and toot as they shove their way through the city. Crosswalks become dark with people in black coats, pants, and boots wearing scarves and carrying messenger bags. People are generally fuzzier here, like they don't polish the skin or wash the hair as often. There is a lot of bed head. They all seem to be late and jostle onto busses or the Metro ...
... off the bus. Bus was late unfortunately, because his plane was late. In the meantime, Jeff had booked to go on a perfume tour, which started at 10 bit of a breakdown in Communication as I thought it started at 11! So Jeff went off to meet the guide. Walked Darren back to the apartment, croissant and coffee for brekky and then back down to place Vendome to catch up with Jeff and the rest of the tour. Well rest of the tour was just a visit to the fraganod museum in Rue ...
... French Senate, stands at the end of a tunnel of trees, just imposing enough to seem authoritative but delicate enough to seem accessible.
Based on the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Palais du Luxembourg was built for Marie de'Medici (or Marie de Médicis), mother of King Louis XIII of France and Gaston duc d'Orléans. Her roots in Florence (as her name indicates, she hailed from the hugely powerful and wealthy Florentine ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse
Great hotel off the beaten path
Stayed at this Novotel in February for the antique car show at the nearby expo center. After staying in Novotel's for many years, you come to know that you will always find a clean modern no frills hotel. This Novotel is no exception. As usual it was clean and with the standard Novotel room layout. The breakfast was awesome like always. Staff at this Novotel are particularly good. One clerk even printed us a map with directions to a restaurant we wanted to vist all the way by Les Halles.
I also really enjoyed being away from all the tourists at the end of the night. So easy to hop on the metro right outside the hotel to get to the major sights of Paris. You are there in ten minutes. Great to be able to wind down in the neighborhood each night which has its fair share of restaurants and bars. All in all a perfect location for those who have been to Paris many times.
3 Days at New Year
Stayed 3 nights in Novotel Vaugirard 29th - 31st December 2004
Clean convenient (metro links everything in paris) Didn't eat there apart from basic breakfast. It was presented to us as a 3 star superior -thats about fair - although the superior is probably pushing it a bit
Very helpful and polite staff
Fantastic breakfast buffet, decent service, weak A/C
The hotel is in a fairly residential area of the left bank. Close to a couple of metro stations, plenty of small shops and the Pasteur Institute. Unremarkable *except* for the generous breakfast buffet/room service.
The rooms were average but nice enough for the price, the A/C isn't quite up to what we're used to in the US so you can't quite crank it up too much. The bathroom amenities are the perfectly adequate standard Novotel ones (though that 'soap chip' is pretty tiny :). Also had a minibar which was useful for stuffing beverages and food bought from the small shops along the street. The hotel's porn channel sometimes doesn't scramble itself so careful if the kiddies have the remote!
The lobby is large enough and has some comfy chairs for meeting people downstairs, a small lounge and then an outside dinning area in the back. Breakfast is served on the second (US designation) floor and was included in our room rate. Really, it was *fantastic* for a hotel buffet in this price range. Even better if we had known it, we could get breakfast delivered to the room without charge also (and they *really* piled the baskets of baked goods and other goodies high).
The staff was pleasant and spoke english well enough. They let us check-in early without charge, fixed a problem with our in-room safe quickly, and when our A/C system started to leak from the ceiling, moved us right away AND to an upgraded room for no charge.
It is a bit out of the way. If it's your first visit to Paris it may be too out of the way. Otherwise it does give you a chance to see how 'real' Parisians live.
Very pleasant 5 nights in January
Would stay here again. Assessible to Metro one half block away. Room and beds were comfortable, but would prefer a lounge type chair instead of only 1 straight back - or at least 2 chairs. Tissue holder in bath needed repair. Maid came in unannounced even though the "Do No Disturb" sign was out, so be sure that the security lock is on. This concerned me because I had read that the housekeeping staff of this chain had gone on strike several years ago because of low wages and they are paid by the number of rooms cleaned in one hour. The restaurant staff and food were great. For ice in the room, we took a ziplock bag to the bar to be filled. There is an excellent seafood restaurant 1 blk away across a park.
Fine Hotel Property
We stayed at the Novotel for 4 nights this month (January 04). It is a nice hotel for the price and the residential area offers some great bakeries, shops and convenient metro stops. Staff was pleasant and courteous with varying degrees of English skills. Our room was on the fifth floor and we had a great view of the Eiffel Tour and little traffic noise. The rooms could use a little face lift (curtains had small rips, paper dispenser in bathroom torn off the wall). Based on prices of othe hotels more centrally located in Paris, it is a nice hotel for the price and I would stay there again.
It's great for family. The room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children with full breakfast. Transport is easy with Underground nearby.
Surrounding is quiet and clean. Strongly recommend for families.
One to miss!
Sultry staff, poor standard of food, awful smell of cooking on the 4th floor, one pillow per bed (when I asked the management (?) for an extra pillow, I was informed that the hotel only had one pillow for each bed.
Incredible!). The only redemming feature of the hotel is..............?
Alisia, who served at the bar, was an exception to the abysmally poor service offered by the rest of the staff and management. One to avoid.
Perfect non-touristy location!
My daughter and I stayed at this Novotel mid-October 2002 and were very pleased. It was her second stay and my first. This hotel in the 15th Ar. provided a very nice room, excellent service and a terrific location: a police station is across one street, a bank across the other, a Metro stop about half a block away and a department/grocery store just a little further down. Our favorite "souvenirs" turned out to be umberellas we bought from a very nice lady whose umberella shop was right across the street from the hotel. It's not a tourist neighborhood -- people live all around and you are in their neighborhood. There is also a machine in the lobby that connects to the Internet (for a charge). We look forward to coming back to Paris and would definitely stay again at the Novotel.
Excellent family hotel.
Excellent family hotel. Our family room slept 4 and was very clean with cable TV and fridge. Buffet breakfast made a great start to the day. The hotel is a little out of the centre, but we got the Metro into the centre every day. A book of 10 Metro tickets (a CARNET) is available, one for adults and one for children. Excellent hotel - would recommend.
Great Location, Great Family Hotel
We stayed at Novotel Paris Vaugirard over the Easter weekend. We were greeted by polite, English-speaking staff and promptly checked in to a clean room with a nice view. The hotel is located on a central busy street with a metro nearby (5 minutes in either direction) linking you to Notre Dame. Take the Convention metro entrance (2 stops down) as it's located on a great street full of eateries and shops. Sunday, there is a terrific street market there selling everything from food to flowers to clothes. From the hotel, you can easily walk to the Eiffel Tower (viewed from the hotel's 7th floor terrace) in 20 minutes. By the way, there's a post office located a few minutes up the street which is nice for sending home post cards. The restaurant itself has a kiddie area in the front lobby with a play station to keep older ones busy and a lego table for the younger ones. There is also an internet terminal there. Breakfast is included in the price and is a hearty buffet (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage along with the traditional continental breads, cheeses and fruits). In the afternoon or evening, try the bar's cafe au lait (coffee with hot milk) as it was truly delicious topped with whipped cream and served with delicious chocolates. This Novotel hotel was an economic choice and well worth the visit.