Relais de Paris Eiffel Cambronne
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... really really nice. It was one of the harder French conversations I had to tackle and at one point I caved and she brought in her English speaking colleague. Turned out that my French was better than the English of her colleague so we muddle our way through the transaction in French. I was really really impressed with the effort she took into dealing with my request which definitely required some effort for reasons I won't digress into. ...
... We then headed over to Theo's work in one of the most posh areas of Paris. All the big bosses are away this week (partly why he's been able to spend it with me..what are the odds?!) so he got to show me around. I met some of his co-workers who invited us out tonight so that's what we're doing later. We then headed for lunch and to the Eiffel Tower.
We came at it from the Military Academy, which gives you a nice long lawn to take pictures from. ...
... and leave the boys happily ther and Manfred and I head off. Lucky for us we are there early so we do as the Parisian do sit in a cafe and watch the people go by. Head back to O'Chateau for the wine tasting. Piere yes that was his name truly was cup very entertaining and made understanding wine very manageable. We tried firstly a white wine, then a rose and then a red. It was interesting to know and out ...
... stay in during a trip to Paris, it would be Saint-Louis because you're in the center of the city, but it's quiet and a great island to wander around. We bought ice cream cones (burned caramel for me, chocolate and caramel for Jeremy) to enjoy as we walked around the island. From the right bank just north of the island, we hopped on the Metro to the Opera Garnier stop. This is one of two main opera houses in Paris, the other being the Opera Bastille, and the square here was ...
... Regiment. H Nicholas was buried in a tiny church graveyard there.
We are just settling down for the night after a bus tour of the sights of Paris, tomorrow features a closer up look with a cruise on the Seine, the Eiffel Tower and - possibly - the closing stage of the Tour de France. It's all too much, so au revoir for now!
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Great location, overall very good
We stayed at this hotel at the end of May '05 and for one night in June and I can honestly say I was expecting less and was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and the location of the hotel. I would stay there again when I go back.
Me & my girlfriend have just got back from spending 5 nights at the "relais de Paris Cambronne" (7th April - 12th of April), and I have to say that overall we were very happy with the hotel.
A good location, not the Ritz, but enjoyable overall
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights (March 12/13/14, 2005). The staff here were excellent and helpful, the breakfast in the morning was quite sufficient for our needs (juices, coffee, pastries, cheeses, etc). True, the room was a tad small, but hey, all you do is sleep in it anyway...what more do you want. The Metro is very close. The Seine and the Eiffel Tower about a 15-20 minute walk. Lots of little cafe's and restaurants a few minutes walk from the hotel, ATM's are in the area. Overall, an enjoyable little stay in a quiet little area.
Good location (away from tour groups) - You can walk to the Eiffel tower. Metro (train) stop is a couple of blocks away. Laundromat is around the corner. Nice location if you wish to see Parisians who live in the area coming home from work, going to the local bars, post office, grocery, etc... Located in a more residential area. Not on any main strips with shops, restaurants or tourist attractions. The area is relatively quiet, but unfortunately some of the hotel guests were not (luck of the draw!). My husband and I quite liked it (for a budget hotel). Breakfast was basic but good (yogurt, some of our hotel guests were not (I guess you take your chances). We went in July and the room had air conditioning (it wasn't the greatest, but better than nothing - thank God!). The reception area is teeny tiny. The elevators are teeny tiny. The room was teeny tiny. The bathroom was teeny tiny - but this is NOT UNUSUAL for a Paris hotel. For the price, I would go back again. There is no night life in the immediate vacinity - a few local restaurants. But get on the Metro (subway train) and you are in the heart of it all. Paris has a TERRIFIC train system. You only sleep in your room anyway, get out and enjoy one of the world's greatest cities!
Very good value for money
Having booked this hotel within a package, we didn't expect much, but everything was of very good quality.
The rooms were fine, bathrooms always very clean and modern, whilst the breakfast was very nice.
Location-wise, the hotel was perfect, being only 5 minutes from the Eiffel Tower and 2 minutes from a métro station.
Overall, if you're looking for a nice hotel on a budget, choose here!
I know that budget hotels in Europe usually provide small rooms, but this was ridiculous! Absolutely no room to move - no place to put a suitcase (not even floor space)! We had to climb over the bed to get from the bathroom to the door. The showers are so small - about 30 inches square - and unless you're a size 2, it's impossible! Buffet breakfast was slightly more expensive than local restaurants, and offered less. The location was alright, but I'm sure I could have done better at another hotel.
My wife and I just returned from a 2-week trip to Europe where we spent time visiting London, Paris and Rome. While in Paris we stayed at the Relais De Paris Cambronne, and I have to say that we were very pleased with the accomodations. We paid approx. $105 a night (before taxes) for the stay, so obviously we weren't expecting a 5 star hotel. The front desk attendants and staff were all very pleasant to work with and the room was very decent and clean. It was close to the Metro, and there are lots of restaurants, shops and Patissarie's in the general area to visit.
Walking to the Eiffel Tower
We stayed at the hotel in July 2004, we were pleased with their location. It's located in the middle of 3 metro stations and it's within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower. Room although is very small, it's got everything you need inside like TV, phone, hair-dryer, and coffee maker. The shower is small even to my standard (I am wearing size 2) but overall it's very clean. Breakfast was decent. I would recommend it if you are travelling on a budget.
Great budget hotel in great location
This was my 4th stay at the Relais de Paris Cambronne. The previous 3 visits were under the old Hotel de la Paix name, and the changes made are brilliant. Although the rooms are small, they are spotlessly clean including the bathrooms. The staff are efficient. The breakfasts are quite adequate, although I do miss Le Tahar restaurant with its huge leather banquettes, where breakfast was served in the past.
I always stay here because of the great location, within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine, and La Motte Piquet Grenelle station practically outside the door, with choice of 3 metro lines. All of Paris is within easy reach. For the money, this hotel is perfect for a budget stay in Paris. I hope to return in the not too distant future.
A really Tiny Shower!
We stayed at this hotel for five days and overall it was OK. The breakfast is great and the location is wonderful in relation to the metro, three stops within a block. Even though the train passes in front of the hotel, the sound insulation works perfectly and we were not disturbed.
The size of the room was small even for Paris but the shower was miniscule. Neither one of us could turn around in it without getting the curtain stuck to us. We are average sized people (I wear a size 8 dress) so I would hate to think of anyone really large trying to use the shower.
Lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood. Swiss Village nearby with great antique stores.