Avalon Paris Hotel
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Monday in Paris!
A trip to Le Louvre, leaving home earlyish to walk the 20mins to the amazing old Louvre building in time for the 9am opening, hoping to avoid the crowds!
We managed to queue for a short time by being there at 9, we headed down via the huge glass pyramid to the entry area where we queued firstly for tickets, then for an audio-guide... but no! You have to find ANOTHER line to buy the ticket for the audio-guide THEN queue for the ...
Everyone was getting tired now and we edged our way in the direction we thought was home. The metro station entrance had a map which showed our street up on the left, but we never seemed to run into it and we started asking for directions. The hard part of asking for directions is picking people to stop and ask. As Carissa pointed out, the streets are all nice and beautiful until you're lost and can't find your way home and then its ...
... it with us. Unfortunately for her it is not like the LA one. It has both a loop and corkscrews. She was not happy. I thought it was. Great ride and Michelle also liked it. Next we all went on Star Tours and then Buzz Lightyear. We all enjoyed these. Stopped for lunch at The Lucky Nugget. We all had a cheeseburger, fries and drink. I had a caramel sundae and the others had fruit salad. ...
... clock not only tells time but zodiacs, moon phases, the date and also time of sunrise, dawn, dusk and sunset. The summer weather made a final appearance for us and it was warm enough for Kevin to jump into the freezing river Aare that runs through Bern and float down the river with the current in the aqua alpine water. Erin said Kevin was being just like his bear brother Finn. It was a lovely last visit to the Swiss capital to finish off our city visits ...
... get the gist of most of the captions I read. Because of this, I suspected I enjoyed the museum and was able to appreciate the works a lot more than could my friends.
Zee wanted to stop over at the Venus de Milo, and after that we explored the Islamic art section of the museum. This was a very beautiful section of the building, designed in a typical Islamic way.
After touring that section of the Louvre, we were running out of time to visit ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAvalon Paris Hotel
It is the second time I stay Avalon, and now it was even better! The first time the bathroom was new but the rooms was not! Now, everything was new! Very close to the metro and RER, besides buses.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avalon Paris Hotel
I choose this hotel on reading earlier reviews as a Kiwi visiting Paris for the first time and not wanting too much stess finding my hotel the first night. The location is great if your ariving via Eurostar, just 5 minutes down the road from the station. A nice tidy hotel with helpful staff who speak english. Yes, there was road noise and you could hear other guests coming home at all hours but that had been pointed out in other reviews plus french wine has a calming effect! Breakfast was far superior to what you get from UK B&B's and proivded you with the energy to explore Paris.
Small, clean, good location but not for light sleepers
Small hotel with even smaller rooms, very near to the gar du nord rail metro & bus station, very good location to see paris from, the hotel is clean well run & not expensive if you book via one of the web sites but, it sits on the rue de magenta & the all day & night noise from the traffic is is bad, from 7am -2am, police & ambulace sirens, complete the background sound effects as it is near to the hospital & police station, with the windows shut & plenty of wine from a good night out in the many near by bars & restaurants you may be ok, but be warned, no air con or bar & the restaurant only serves breakfast so not as described on some sites, lots of British & Spanish visitors on a budjet make up most of the clients.
Booked this hotel for 2 nights and read previous reviews shortly before visiting and was really worried about what we would find.
i have to say i am truly disgusted at other reports written about this hotel as from reading them i was dreading my trip to paris an had even lined up another hotel in case of emergancey that if in the event that we got there an weren`t impressed but from now being there i think that i must of stayed at the wrong hotel, as the staff i have never met nicer people and most helpful, our room which was 514 was spotless clean mind you it was a bit small but we only wanted to sleep in it (we were out all day) the weather in paris its self was sooooooo cold i was in new york in december an it was cold there but i never felt cold like in paris it hurts your bones, the heat in the hotel was unbelivable we ended up having to switch the heater off so therefor it is warm. If haven to say something negative about this hotel which i found no faults what so ever "the walls were a bit thin" but hey we didnt mind we were that tried from walking all day that we had a shower the conked right out but that is the only down side. An as for location this hotel is situated right next to the big train station gaurd de nord which will take you any where in paris you want to go. As for other hotels in paris as far as 2 3 or 4 stars hotels none had nothing different than what this hotel offers ok maybe there enterence an lobby was fancier but lets be honest how long do you be in these places (when you enter the hotel an leave it).
This is, by far, the worst hotel that I have ever been unfortunate enough to stay in.
Much better than expected
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on Christmas day and Christmas Eve and I also felt a bit apprenhesive given the comments that i had read about the hotel but decided to go ahead with it as i had already paid for the hotel. i have to admit that i was a lot better that what i had expected. Given the cost of living in Paris, I could not have expected anything better given the price. It was a reasonable hotel if you consider it is only 2 stars. i found my stay pleasant enough, and I will probably go back to this hotel if i return to Paris.
When I saw what the others have written about this hotel, I was a little apprehensive about staying in that hotel. But I had no choice but to stay there since i've made payment for the hotel booking. I arrived at the hotel, expecting the worst but somehow, things were not as bad as they were described. The room is quite comfortable, spacious and clean. I didn't have problems with thieves or whatsoever. However, don't expect it to be posh or anything. In fact, it looked a little run down. Just a little. Breakfast served was okay. I thought all the workers there are friendly enough to tourists. All in all, the stay there was pleasant and I wouldn't mind staying there again if i ever am in Paris in the future. I would recommend this place to tourists who are looking for an economical but comfortable place to stay while they enjoy the beauty of Paris! :)
this is theworst hotel in the world and ciggerettes and tobaccoe that i bought went missing so make youre own mind up in short you would be better stayingin a cardboard box in the gere de nord
This Hotel was booked throught the Thomas Cook City Break brochure and was given as 2 star. It was booked on their recommendation and was awful. Threadbare furniture in the lobby, holes in the ceilings, large patches of flaking paint, not enough pillows, broken window frames meant noisy, cold room, leaking toilet!!!! no bath/shower mats, breakfast was minimal and fruit juice had to be asked for or it was not offered, staff slow and surly. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who wished to use it for a City Break.