Pavillon Saint Augustin
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... group. A large elevator took us up there. It was windy and quite chilly that monring but the sky was clear and bright so we could see the entire city. It was breathtaking.... such a big, clean, well organized and beautiful city. There were souvenir shop and cafes up on the third floor of the Eiffel Tower!
We went to ...
... the city proper. Reputed to be the world's most visited cemetery, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. But I was there primarily to visit the gravesite of none other than Jim Morrison, the late frontman and singer of The Doors. It was such a sight to ...
... part of a museum so this one was right up my alley and these pieces were really incredible. The gardens were a great way to see some of them displayed, particularly as you could see the tip of the Eiffel Tower and the bright golden dome of the Invalides in the background (nothing like these typical landmarks for Parisian ambiance). My favourite, The Kiss, was less impressively displayed inside but nothing else was really necessary. The room was really basic- white ...
... Wave! After Rafa finished off Fognini, Daddy and I went in search of a snack and decided on an ice cream bar from the Hagen-Dazs concession - yum! Novak Djokovic played Grigor Dmitrov who I was excited to see live. The match wound up being pretty boring, though, as Nole pretty much destroyed Dmitrov in straight sets. Regardless, it was an incredible day of tennis!
We left RG around 8:45 pm, just ...
... he was too impatient to wait for trees to grow. He also wanted mirrors in the great hall, which no one in Pairs could do at that time. So, he convinced Venetian glass makers to come to Versailles to do the work. The glass makers ended up dead, however, because the Venetian's did not want the secrets of their skills to be given away - so they sent assasins to poison them.
We spent a great deal of time exploring the gardens & ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pavillon Saint Augustin Paris
Nice large rooms, great location, clean and quiet
We spent a glorious week in this fine hotel. We were impressed by the size of the rooms and the cleanliness. The location was perfect, 10 minutes to the Arc. Great cafes and bistros are very close. We highly recommend this great value.
After reading the other reviews on the hotel, I was dreading booking the hotel but I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel.
Not very clean, no room service, feels very old.
The locations is great, however that's pretty much the only positive thing about the hotel. No room service. Of course, no iron in the room.
When asked for iron at the front desk, were told that there is no room service and we have to get eveything ourselves. Accidentally (or not) tried to charge every days' breakfast (which we did not have) upon check-out. Our room was very big, especially for a Paris hotel, but everything felt old and not clean. Paid about $125/night - feel that it wasn't worth it. Overall - not too bad, but nothing good to remember.
Never Again! The hotel is well located but it's not worth staying there for location alone. They couldn't find our reservation and didn't have a double room for us. After a long battle and several phone calls to our booking agent in the UK they offered us a twin room which was unacceptable to us but it was late at night and we were tired. The following day they found a double room for us so we had to vacate our room at 11am and we were told not to return until approximately 6pm. We found throughout our stay that staff constantly pointed the finger at each other in terms of allocating blame/responsibility and they didn't seem to share information when changing shifts - for example, when we arrived back at 6pm on Saturday, the receptionist on duty then didn't have any information and we had to explain our situation once again. No apology was made by either of the three people we dealt with and we were made to feel like we were being awkward customers. The booking agency rang the hotel on Saturday and they were told that everything had been sorted out and we were really happy....they never asked us if we were happy! The staff were exceptionally rude and unhelpful. What happened was a small problem and could have been resolved quite easily but the impression the staff give is that they don't really care. Housekeeping will commence knocking on your door at 9am each morning regardless of whether you're checking out or not - not my idea of a relaxing weekend break! The 'Left Luggage' service means you can leave your bags in the corner of the hotel public bar! I most definitely wouldn t recommend staying here.
I am not sure who adds the stars to a hotel's star ratings, but this hotel should have rated maybe one of it's three and a half stars. We went to Paris expecting very little for money spent on accomodations, but even with our lowered expectations we were disappointed.
OK for business trip
We stayed at this hotel from 12 to 18 September 2003. Air conditioning was in order (!), digital coded room safe OK, but it does seem the rooms lack on maintenance. Reception desk is not quite friendly. nor polite. Location 3 blocks from Grand Magasins, but it's a commercial district after all, and we would not recommend it to first-timer Paris visitors nor honeymooners. OK for the business traveller. Gabriel & Lucia.
A friend and I stayed here back in January 2001. We'd booked online and although there was a slight problem with the hotel finding our booking, things were sorted out quickly and pleasantly.
The room was fine, though not huge, but since we were out sightseeing all the time, it wasn't that much of a problem. They were clean and tidy.
The location is great, five minutes walk from a major train and metro station, along with bars and restaurant. All close enough to be convenient, but far enough away so we didn't hear any noise (from our room at least!). Also the area felt safe enough for us to walk back from the metro after seeing the Moulin Rouge show.
Good location, mediocre rooms
This hotel is in a good location, walkable in about 20 minutes from the Place de la Concorde and right down the street from the Paris Opera house. It's a commercial area, but a nice one.
The rooms themselves were nothing to write home about. They seem to have been decorated in the 70s.
Also, BEWARE while the online listings said the hotel has air conditioning, it doesn't work. We called the front desk to find out how to turn it on, and they said it's broken (with no indication that they ever planned to fix it).
However, the location was good enough that if I could get the same $99/night rate again, I might stay there next time.
Don't Stay Here! Liars
They tell you on their website, all rooms with Air Conditioners. true They don't tell you 50% of the air conditioners are NOT WORKING. Yes, we spent one night in absolute heat in the hottest summer in Paris since 150 years! Do not stay in this hotel.