Travel Blogs from Paris
... but the kids were totally wrecked so we decided to stay local and just meander around our arrondissement and go back to Montmartre to visit a few music shops for Jamieson.
We finished off the day with a lovely picnic at Pont Neuf and then a late night river cruise on the Seine and on our way back to the apartment we couldn’t resist one last look the the Eiffel Tower shimming in all it’s glory.
Au revoir Paris - we have loved our week here.
The pizzas were delicious. After 1:00 pm we had a walk around the colorful Latin Quarter, full of restaurants and tourists (and tourist traps), then made our way back to the hotel where the room, of course, was still not ready. We sat and waited in the small lobby for half an hour. Hotels generally don’t like one to do that, especially when their lobbies are small, and we have found that doing so often expedites the process of receiving ...
... Champs Elysee lined with flags signifying this beautiful street is the start of the marathon on Sunday. I'll be thrilled if I can run 42km after the miles of walking we've done this week! A short stroll down the Champs Elysee and family vote was Rue de Rivoli was much more fun, so Metro here we come. Restful afternoon and dinner at home from locally bought produce including a bunch of sweet little radishes and carrot salad and early to ...
... the bitterly cold morning, we realised that it wasn't platform 13, it was train 13 on platform 5. So we hurried down to platform 5 and waited for our train. And as our great luck would have it our train was a further 15 minutes late. So the time was getting a little close. It was now half an hour behind when we were supposed to get there. It's ok, we should still have enough time but we will run to check in. So on we hopped to the late train, which is notorious for being ...
... I was with Hayden and a few others. I caught Blair's eye and waved as his train the left the station. The look on his face was priceless, especially when I pointed to his ticket in my pocket. We jumped on the next train and after a lot of waiting around managed to find each other at the stadium gates. We ran to our seats just in time for the national anthems and amazing Haka. The stadium had ab amazing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Regina Hotel Paris
Old world charm and style
We stayed at the Regina in June and loved every second of our visit.
Our room was incredible, with huge french windows that overlooked the tuileries and the Eiffel Tower beyond. The room itself was huge and evocative of 'old paris'. The bathroom was big too which is a dream in Paris. The location is fantastic. Seconds from the louvre and the tuileries, a skip away from hot chocolate at Angeliques and a pleasant stroll to the Place Vendome and Blvde Hausseman. Faubourg St Honore is only moments away as well!The Regina is an older style European hotel, it has been used in many films including la femme Nikita. Please stay there if you can, you won't regret ii.
This hote was amazing. Great location, wonderful staff and great breakfast. Definetely recommended.
I stayed at the Regine twice and both times were as good as each other.
Wonderful rooms, large, great breakfast and a wonderful location.
Leaving the Regina was like leaving a part of me in PAris.
I stayed a week at the Regina. It was amazing. Close to everything. I was on the top floor and across my balcony was the most incredible view of Paris. The room was comfortable, service wonderful, and even though I dont speak french I was thankful the employees at the front desk did. They were very helpful and kind to me. I will be back someday!
Inadequate air conditioning
Airconditioning was not adequate - we just returned from a trip with the last 5 nights in Paris. Although I informed the front desk of the problem and a technican came, the room was not comfortable. We were ont he top floor - perhaps they should not have the top floor open in the summer if this is a problem. The room itself was beautiful, clean. The bathroom was large, clean, and full of light. Maid service and service staff were highly responsive. However, due to the air conditioning problem, lack of, I would not stay at this hotel again.
Our special place
This hotel will always have a special place in our hearts. Besides being a charming Beaux Arts beauty, it is the place that my wife and I got engaged. I mention this because it highlights another charm of this little gem -- the staff. They were so helpful with all my plotting and planning and helped make the surprise come off without a hitch. We will visit the Regina again and again over the many years of our marriage!
This Hotel is fantastic. The rooms are great, the people are very friendly and helpful. The food is wonderful and best of all, it's located in the best district in Paris. For first timers you really want to your Hotel to be located in this district. The Louvre is right across the street. The Eiffel Tower is within walking distance. There is also a fantastic bus-tour company 20 steps from the Hotel (this will be very important to you because after any tours that you book you'll be dropped off right at the Hotel). For those of you who heed this advice, say hello to Stefan (the breakfast host at the Hotel restraunt) from Michael and Kitty.
Not all that - but not bad
So perhaps my feelings about the Regina were biased by the fab hotel we had just stayed at in Venice, also on frequent guest stay miles. The room at the Danieli in Venice was top of the line. In Paris, at the Regina, our "free" (points) room was on the top floor, so it had that sort of horrible low ceiling you get in Parisian top floor rooms. It was laid out oddly, and was a bit claustrophobic. It was also impossible to get it not too hot or not too cold - the heater was sporadically scalding and/or freezing! The hot water into the bath tub, in a rather nicely petite, white tiled forties-feeling bathroom, was the hottest hot water we had in all Europe. So that was good. But as far as service, well, it was not very good. Forget getting turndown! It was a joy to get towels without calling. The bar was great service and decent priced for cocktails. The breakfast (continental included) was a good deal, and it was nice to have table service versus horrible buffet!! But still, all in all, I was not thrilled.
A Parisian Treasure
We had a short stay during our honeymoon trip and were charmed by the Regina Hotel. Full of character, and wonderful location, we found outstanding service.
We were first placed in a honeymoon suite which was lovely having a bathroom with a painted mural, but no view except rafters. We requested a view of the city, and they were surprised we preferred one of their smallest rooms but with a view we enjoyed day and night!
The room was indeed small, but cozy with luxurious furnishings including an antiquie, built-in wardrobe, marble built-in desk, and rich tapestries and bedspreads. The bathroom was quite large and modern, even by U.S. standards. And the view of the Eiffel Tower, gardens and city skyline was breathtaking.
We loved our stay and would go back in a heartbeat. Excellent choice for a Parisian adventure.
Last fall, we stayed at The Regina Hotel and absolutely LOVED it!! The location is perfect, right across the street from the Louve & Tuilleries. Fantastic shopping on all surrounding streets. But the best part was our room. It was absolutely incredible. It was a 6 room suite with 20' high ceilings a fabulous view of the Eiffel Tower, excellent restaurant (and room service), service (twice daily maid service) Terry bath robes, great tour booking from the main desk, elegant lounge/bar. It truely was a huge factor in our loving Paris. We can't wait to go back!! Do yourselves a favor and check out this place. Our room rate was $245/night.