Hotel Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles
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... flame and put it out."
We didn't visit them most visited monument in Paris. Can you believe it we didn't visit Euro Disney! We opted for the second best option, 7.2 million visitors a year less, the Eiffel Tower. It has a stature about it that makes it so grand for photos. You only need to stand and watch for 30 minutes to see people dramatically posing for the perfect photo. Its amusing to watch those in props or special clothing. I wonder why they like it so ...
Well we rolled into Paris quite easily, the selected route from the train station to our digs even had a cycle path along the entire length of it so we were given an easy welcome to Paris driving - plus also it was a saturday afternoon so maybe there were fewer of them too.
At the digs we got in okay but the place was tiny, I was not expecting a palace but when it was called a studio I was expecting a bit more than a room with a fridge and a couple ...
... They were just great and very talented.
After lunch we again tackled the Metro, changing lines to end up at the Madeleine, a church built to resemble a Roman Temple with 80 columns built around the outside. This was again started building by Louis XV in 1783 only also to be interrupted by the Revolution, and took over 80 years to complete. It's massive bronze doors depict the 10 commandments. Napoleons ...
... and then took a stroll along the Seine. The more time we spent in Paris, the more we came to love it.
Lunch was at a restaurant right opposite Pont Neuf. Out of all the restaurants we visited in Paris, this was the most disappointing. The food was so-so and the service was terrible. The silver lining was that the slow service meant that we were still inside when a sudden rain shower broke out. We crossed Pont Neuf (wholly unspectacular) onto Ile de ...
... use the loo, and as is done in many European countries, both boyfriend and girlfriend go in together and take turns at using the loo. However about 60 sec into our turn some smart **** French young guys starting knocking on the door, and somehow open the occupied lock and start pulling the door open, Suzanne quickly finishes and I start shouting, wait your turn, we swap positions and I finish my bit as they pull the door open, shouting something in French and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles
Hotel is a little out of the way (20 Euro taxi ride from Gare du Nord). Though we like the neighborhood, it is not too busy, decent shops and restaurants in the area. Love the pool and sauna area and bar is a great place to unwind at night. Metro is close by. Tramways to RER to Versaille is quick and easy. Our only problem was getting just a cup of coffee in the morning. You have to order it the night before via room service. There is a breakfast buffet for 15 Euros per person but if you only want coffee and a croissant you are out of luck. There is a cafe machine in the lobby or after the bar opens at 7pm you can get a cup. I found one take away around the corner at a little Turkish restaurant. The rooms have no coffee/tea facilities, not enough plugs and limited drawer space. Besides these minor complaints it is a very, very nice room and shower. Wireless Internet is 10 Euros for 12 hours. Loads of TV stations on the flat screen. We are still here at the moment. Checking out in about 4 more days.
Very nice and clean, but far from the center
Modern hotel, very nice and well equiped rooms, great bathroom with big shower. Although rooms are quite small and breakfast could be better, (eggs and sausages not really good).
Located in front of the expositions center, 5 min. walking from Metro pte.versailles. but if you take the mero from the airport you have to do two transfers at least and you know that's hard with the luggage.
We stayed at this hotel for only two nights in October but were very pleased with the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the room. Although tiny by North American standards, the room had all we needed for such a short stay. The ultra-modern bathroom and shower were wonderful. We arrived at the hotel at 8 am , very tired after an overnight flight from Montreal, and were very pleased when the front desk clerk allowed us to check in right away so we could sleep for a couple of hours before heading out to explore Paris. The dining room breakfast at 15 euros is a little steep , the continental breakfast at poolside for 9 euros was adequate for us and a better deal. There are many small restaurants in the area -a wonderful bakery and cheese shop with friendly staff. I found the hotel a little far out from the centre of Paris - one or two stops from the end of metro line 12 - but the metro in Paris is very efficiant and fast so it only took 15 minutes to get anywhere you wanted to go.
This hotel is a real gem! Service was excellent - my request for non-smoking room was granted, the staff were all polite and almost all spoke excellent English.
I stayed here at the beginning of November 2006 for a 4 day trip to Paris to celebrate my birthday. I was a little sceptical as I have booked hotels in the past based on good reviews on this site and been disappointed. However, on this trip, I would say my expectations were even exceeded, and I am not easy to please - apparently!
Stayed 4 nights on a business trip. Hotel is new and very modern, design is very carefully studied and gives a nice luxury impression as you walk in. Room was not big, but superb and well equipped. Very modern bathroom, big shower, excellent bed with quilt duvet, safe to lock your belongings, separate toilets, excellent TV system. the room looked so nice and comfortable, the lighting is particularly well studied and creates a modern and comfortable atmosphere. Loved my room. I was given one overlooking the lovely garden so did not get any traffic noise at all. After a hard day it was wonderful to be able to relax in such a nice place. Parking was convenient. Metro station only 3 minutes walk. Breakfast was also very good.
Fantastic modern, great value Paris hotel
We spent one night here for a break in Paris on the way back to the UK. The hotel is very new (opened in Nov 2005). The rooms are very modern with a very comfortable bed, plasma screen and a pretty funky bathroom. The hotel has a bar, an indoor swimming pool and a lovely deckt/errace to sit out on. The staff were helpful. The hotel also has secured underground parking (5Euros/day) which was handy for us.
The hotel is a couple of kilometes south of the Eiffel Tower. There is a Metro station next door and the centre is only 15 minutes or so away.
Be warned that the rooms are pretty small and no extra beds etc can be put in them for children.
We would defintiely stay there again as the hotel was very nice and great value for Paris (we pais 110Euros/night).
What a Hotel! So modern with Plasmas scouted about everywhere. The cleanliness of this hotel is second to none! There was a cleaning fella there who was constantly cleaning the place!! It was so nice to go to a Hotel where it was perfect! At the end of the day you are on holiday with this Hotel it took away the stresses sometime associated with other hotels! The room was very modern with Air conditioning (that worked!!!!), Flat panel TV and walk in shower!! You could access the internet from your room for 15euro for 24 hours which was useful for researching where to go. The system also had digital TV (only a few UK channels) and you could pick pay movies to watch which was good if there was nothing on TV! The pool and bar area, again, was of modern taste. The changing rooms and pool itself were immaculate and so relaxing! I really could not fault this hotel in anyway. It is about a 300 yard walk from porte de versailles metro link and within 10 minutes you could be in the centre of Paris!! The hotel does not have a resteraunt for dinner but there are many brasseries scouted up and about near the hotel which are reasonably priced (unless you want a pint of beer which on average in paris was about 8-9 euro!!). There is also a mini supermarket about 5 minutes walk away which was ideal for supplies. As we were staying for 5 nights we avoided the hotel breakfast as it was 15euro per head so we bought croissants from the shop and ate them in the room! All in all a fantastic hotel and in my personal opinion I would class this as a 4* deluxe. To compare it we stayed in the London Hesperia for a night on our return from paris which was 4* and it was terrible in comparison! Hope the review helps!!
Nice room, plenty of plasma's/TV's everywhere, great pool and lesuire centre, nice breakfast friendly service great bar area adjoining onto the pool area....clever hotel and highly recommended!