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... with a zillion other people was fun, a walk through the surrounding gardens and then down Avenue des Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe. I love this walk and again a million other people agreed with me. Once at the arc it took us ages and a about three failed attempts to find a tunnel under the 12 way round about which acts like a mote around this monument. We contemplated running the gauntlet across the road ...
... on. We took one of those guided tours on the Eiffel Tower. We learned a lot and should have taken this tour on the first day. Ended the day with a meal a street over from our hotel. They don't open most restaurants until 19:00 here so we had to wait. We watched a few episodes of West Wing then crashed. Hell day tomorrow. Traveling all day with an arrival home at a foolish ...
... A toilet stop before departing the gardens provided an unwanted reminder of the not-so-nice idiosyncrasies of Europe - having to pay to use public toilets. We had to do that in most parts of Europe last time, but this was the first time we had had to pay in Paris. Our route back to the metro at Saint Germain took us past another macaroon specialist and we just had to stop for a peak. We left with just two - a pineapple and ginger one and a raspberry and balsamic one. Both were ...
... that I paid for. Ugh! (I have since been given a paper that says I have to write a letter explaining what happened and mail it in with a special form and they will consider the issue, but there is no guarantee that I will be reimbursed!)
Anyway, all in all, the night ended on a positive note. We got on the metro, found our stop, and easily followed the directions right to Olivierīs door! He opened it with a warm welcome into the smallest apartment I have ever ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Paris Vendome
I cannot say enough about this great little spot. I have been to Paris many times and this was my best overall experience from a hotel perspective. We had a superior queen room -small but perfectly fine by Paris standards. The room was beautifully decorated with great attention to detail in the design and finishing touches. It was extremely quiet and the beds were very comfortable with great linens. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful without exception. Fantastic location on a quiet side street behind the Rue de Rivoli across from the Tuileries metro station. We got a great rate on Expedia which was fortunate as I otherwise probably wouldn't have stayed there as I thought that their rack rates were a little high. I travel quite extensively throughout the world and in terms of hotels have seen them all from top to bottom. I am pretty picky and don't usually like to recommend hotels as everyone's tastes are different but I have no hesitation in recommending this place and will definitely stay there again.
A consummate delight
My husband and I stayed here in July 2004, and it has spoiled us for any other hotel in Paris. This hotel exceeded expectations on all levels. At check-in, we were greeted warmly and escorted to our room (none of this "here's your key the elevator is on your left.") The entire hotel is attractively designed, with beautiful and tastefully furnished rooms. The beds are very comfortable, there are flat-screen TVs and ample storage space. The rooms are also impeccably clean and well maintained (turn down service is included.) The staff were always pleasant and attentive. The hotel location is both very convenient (walking distance to the Lourve, Orsay, theatre district and metro lines) and charming. I wear my reputation as a "hotel snob" as a badge of honor, and this is the first hotel I have been moved to write a review of - our experience was simply that enjoyable.
Plaza Paris Vendome: The ideal luxury hotel
We decided to stay at the Paris Plaza Vendome for the last night of a two and half month stay in Paris and could not have been more thrilled with our experience. Upon arrival, we were personally escorted to our room by the hotel staff, who showed us how to use the brand new flat screen television with dvd player. The entire hotel was quiet and the service made us feel as though we were the only guests present. The concierge arranged for fantastic dinner reservations and made sure that our taxis arrived on time; we never had to lift a finger. From the luxurious Frette linens, Bulgari toiletries, and fluffy robes and slippers to the unbelievable pool, sauna, hammam, and exercise area (also with flat screen tvs), the brand new Plaza Paris Vendome is the ideal luxury hotel.
A jewel worth the money
After reading a lot of reviews on this website, I was scared about choosing a hotel for my 6 months pregnant wife and I, for our first trip to Paris in May 2004. So we exceeded our budget and chose the Plaza Paris Vendome hotel, and we were so glad that we did. The hotel is newly built (or rebuilt) just 7 months before our trip. It has a modern look and feel and is very elegant. The location is terrific, a minute from the garden of Tuileries which is by the river and walking distance from the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, the Concorde, Place Madeleine etc. The staff was very cordial and helpful. The room they showed us first had a very slight noise coming from the AC and I hadn't even noticed it but the receptionist who had accompanied us to the room was horrified at it and insisted that we take another room. The room was of course small as is the norm in Paris, but very nice. There was sufficient storage space, a wall TV and a nice bathroom. The only jarring part of our stay was that the bath tub had a small glass partition separating it from the rest of the bathroom while the rest of it was open. So you had to be careful while taking a shower to not spill water outside the tub. That was a little weird but very manageable. The Bulgari toiletries were great. The staff helped us with whatever we needed including booking a boat cruise and Moulin Rouge tickets. There was nice shopping and cafes nearby. ATMs were easy to find. All in all, we had a great time and none of the fears we had before about visting Paris turned out to be true. Unlike some other comments we read, despite booking the hotel on Expedia (where we got a room rate of $285 as against the rack rate of Euro 460 or $550), the staff was exceedingly friendly. Would highly recommend this place.
The best of the best
The perfect ending to a romantic 3 week trip through Spain and France. My wife and I stayed here from May 21-26, 2004. We decided to splurge ($300 per night) and we walked into the hotel and knew it was worth every penny and then they upgraded us without asking. Beautiful hotel, no expense was spared, glass roof in lobby, fireplace in library, incredible pool, steam room, gym in the basement, rooms were impeccably designed, no detail forgotten, large room, great views, terrific bathroom and the service was outstanding, especially Janet at the front desk. One block from the Louvre and convenient to everything, the perfect place to end a very romantic trip that was my wife's treat. Can't wait to go back to Paris and this magnificent hotel!!
Excellent if a little flawed
Stayed at this hotel for valentines weekend and couldnt have asked for more. Booked an deluxe room on-line and that what we got, a room with lounge area 2 YES 2 full bathrooms, 2 Flat screen TV,s and small traditional french balconies. We paid for three nights what it should have been for one night, absolute bargin. Pool was shut which was dissapointing. Service was a little off at times, ordered breakfast room service but only came with one set of cultery??. Hotel booked us a restraunt nearby I then asked for a car to be ordered, was shown to the car but the driver set off but didnt know where we were going, the hotel hadnt told him, had to get out of mad taxi and ask policeman, would expect hotel to tell taxi where we were going after all I was a stranger to the area and the language. Also on last day their a problem with the hot water (their wasnt any) this meant cold shower but effected the whole hotel, nearly all of our room service was knocked off the bill, which was good, all in all I would not hesitate to go back to this very luxurious well located hotel. Very impressive
Understated luxury and excellent location
This hotel is a real find. Excellent location in the heart of Paris.
Short walk to the Louvre. Convenient for Musee D'Orsay, Tour Eiffel and Galeries Lafayette. Recently refurbished in contemporary style. The hotel is stylish but welcoming. I stayed here in February 2004. The room was quiet, clean and extremely comfortable and staff were friendly and efficient. The small swimming pool in the basement was closed. Not cheap but highly recommended.
A touch of glamour
I've just come back from a weekend in Paris, having stayed at this hotel. I've been to Paris a few times and this has been by far the best hotel that I have stayed in. The rooms are beautifully decorated, modern and clean. Staff are friendly and speak very good English. The Pinox restaurant was delightful, as was the Chinese themed bar. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a little glamour in the heart of Paris.
A Lost Treasure
My son and I stayed here in April 2002. It is in a sensational location, on a quiet street but only 200yds from the Tuileries Garden (and metro), very close to the Louvre and just across the Seine from the Musee d'Orsay. It was undergoing a refurb (so the room was basically new) and then actually closed over the winter. However from what I can see on the web, when it re-opens soon the prices will be at least double what they were before (we paid 160 Euros for a twin room including breakfast). Highly recommended, the staff speak good English and are friendly, but I suspect now it will be in much more upmarket price bracket.
Nice place to stay while in Paris
I have stayed at this hotel twice now and plan to stay there again. A nice hotel. clean, close to sites, close to metro and shopping, close to opera and resturants. The only thing missing is a lounge but I hear it is on the way. I would highly recommend this establishment.