Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
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A free day in Paris! After a sleep in (7:30) we headed off to breakfast and then took the Metro into Paris. The Metro, besides not being well sign posted, is fully automatic. There are no driver or guard on the train or the platform. After a 15 minute train trip we arrived at the Louvre - the French Museum where the Mona Lisa is housed. We were …
Our first trip of the day was to the Chateau Chambord. The chateau's architecture is a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic. It was built as a hunting lodge but it can house up to 2,000 people - some hunting lodge eh? It has a double helix staircase with 6 flights of stairs. Anne went up one side and I went up the other. We saw each other through …
... grander and challenging then I ever imagined it would be. I can't wait to start making my own bread again, and have little espresso's instead of big cups of coffee. I can't wait to just sit still with Petar beside me and take comfort in the fact that all my loved one's are only an hour(s) away. I didn't sit still a lot before. I can sit still for a really long time now :) BISOUS, BISOUS, BISOUS!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO See you soon ...
I started my day with what has become my usual routine, drinking cafe au lait at whatever cafe strikes my fancy, typically one in the immediate vicinity of my apartment. And once again I preferred to keep my vacation simple... The rigorous tourist track was not at all what I wanted- the "tourist" stereotype is something that actually irritates me. At this point believe it or not I was starting to know my way around Paris! Additionally, I was starting to at times catch myself "thinking" ...
... on Monet. It seemed a very easy trip back to Le Moulins de Connelles and the country side was beautiful. As we drove into the town of Giverny in the beautiful misty morning light you could just imagine Monet in the fields painting his haystacks. The afternoon was the same, once again a beautiful soft light. No wonder Impressionism had its beginnings in France. The effect is increased by the fact that the Seine and all canals we have seen are green in colour. Once again ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRenaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
A wonderful hotel to end the Treasures of France. I would say this is the first hotel that we have stayed in on the whole tour that goes close to having 5 star rooms. It's location is not as good as some of the places in Morocco but the quality and service are.
Breakfast only had a limited selection but I am getting sick and tired of food and some of my clothes are no longer fitting.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Paris Hotel La Defense
I stayed at the Renaissance La Defense during a short weekend in Paris while in Europe on business. I had a constrained budget but I have high standards for hotels so I would usually choose comfort over location when I am not familiar with a place. The Renaissance was simply a marvel for the price. The hotel is in fantastic condition and the rooms were comparable to what you would expect in the US for size and appointments. You could easily spend 300 euro a night for the 145 weekend rate (executive room). Beautiful bathroom, concierge lounge access (on the executive floor) and a great breakfast. The location is no disadvantage when you consider that the Champs Elysees, Louvre and Tuileries Gardens all lie within 5-10 mins away by Metro. So if you're like me and willing to give up the view of the brasseries, etc from a tiny room for affordable and convenient luxury, go for the Renaissance!
Very Nice Room!
We recently took a tour of France in September 2004, staying our last two nights at La Renaissance in La Defense. It was by far the largest room we had in any city in France, with the most comfortable bed. And they have an excellent fitness center with a universal gym, two treadmills, and a hot tub. The hotel is not in the center of Paris, but there is a great shopping mall nearby. And, we went with a tour that drove us into the heart of the city, so no worries there. If you're not with a tour, the metro is very close by. My only complaint would be the breakfast -- they always seemed to be out of something. It's possible they weren't prepared for our tour group of so many people, but it was the worst breakfast I had while in France. Other than that, I would recommend this hotel.
Great, affordable hotel in Paris!!!!
I surprised my wife with a trip to Paris for her Birthday last year. Using Marriott points, I booked this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised as to how friendly and profesional the staff was! They even upgraded us to an Executive suite that was beautiful. I recommend this hotel wholeheartedly. It's a bit out of the way in La Defense, but there is a Metro station right there as well as shopping and several restaurants in this area.
We liked it so much, we booked it again this year for our 10th wedding anniversary.
We did not have a good experience at this hotel!!!We stayed there the last night of our trip coming back from the wine country. We made our reservations a month in advance using Marriott points and used an extra 5000 for an upgraded room. When we arrived at the hotel we were told that they would not honor the upgrade unless we paid an extra 40Euro about $50. We said well then we'll just take a regular room to which the response was that none were available.So in order to have a room we had to pay the amount. And we were not the only customers having this problem!
The next morning after checking out we ask the desk where to catch a taxi and where told out front.
In a few minutes a taxi pulled up and we got in . While waiting in line to leave another taxi pulled behind and the driver got out and went into the hotel. The bell man came out told us that the taxi behind ours was the one we needed to get in and that the one that we were in was not called. We said that we had not asked for a taxi to be called but to avoid a problem he asked that we get into the other one so we took out all our luggage out and loaded up in the second taxi. My husband looked at the meter and the taxi driver had the meter set to 13 Euro (not the usual 2 Euros) before we ever pulled out. We said no we are only going about four miles. We got out and he threw our lugguge out of the car cursed at us and got the one of the hotel management who told us yes taxis picking up from there charge 11Euro/$14 extra! We took the subway. When we got back to the states we contacted Marriott who is now investigating them.
Our upgraded room was fairly nice but you can find a nicer hotel for the same price and much friendlier staff closer to the main part of town. Beware of this one!
Wonderful hotel in a strange location
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL HOTEL.
Stayed here in April 2004 for our wedding aniversery.
The staff is sooooo first rate---won't find anything like it in this country.
The food is excellent.
The rooms are clean, quiet and well decorated.
The price is very affordable--and really you get much more than you deserve at this price.
The location is all right--its in a business district--so if you are looking for the charming little left bank hotel--where you wake up every morning looking at the Sienne with coffe and croissant in hand--think again--this is not the hotel for you.
The outside surroundings are a bit bleak and not at all Paris like. However, Paris proper is only a quick ride (10-20 minutes) on the Metro.
And the fact that you get such a wonderful hotel with such wonderful service--may compensate
for the fact that you are staying in an out of the way location.
WE STAYED HERE AND WITH THE EXTRA MONEY WE SAVED ATE AT THE PLAZA ATHENEE FOR OUR ANIVERSARY DINNER.
W spent 3 nights at the Renaissance La Defense right before Easter this year. The hotel is well managed and the amenities are superior. The only down side is the location and the setting. The hotel is not convenient to most of Paris and is in an area of completely modern, impersonal, and superhuman sized office buildings. The area is very inhospitable for strolling, socializing, finding a bistro, etc. We did find an Auchon (giant supermarket) nearby for munchies.
Renaissance Hotel La Defense Paris
As a teen I loved this hotel. The ambiance was wonderful. The rooms were cute. The staff is very nice and helpful. They would still tend to my needs even if i came in late. They took very good care of me. Its clean & affordable. I had a marvelous experience. It is in the "downtown" business side of Paris but it is close to the metro. My only complaint was it was too far too walk to the sites.
What a bargain!!!
My wife and I recently travelled to Paris with another couple for a week. In contrast to almost everything that we experienced in France, the Renaissance was not cramped!! We had very spacious, clean rooms in a luxurious (at least by our rather frugal, Motel 6 standards) hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub in the early morning. The hotel staff went well beyond the call of duty to meet our rather particular needs. (We left several pieces of large luggage at the hotel while we took a two-day road trip to Normandy. They were extremely accommodating.) They answered my stupid-American tourist questions easily and kindly. And it was quite a bargain. We got two rooms at $80 per night per room at -----. The room was five times as nice (and ten times as big) as the more expensive, quaint little Parisian place near the Eiffel Tower where we stayed for most of the trip. The only drawback is that it is a bit of a walk from the train station, which was quite aggravating after toting around our six-ton luggage through the Metro for an hour. However, the Metro station is a great line to take you into the heart of the city and all of the main attractions, as well as RER trains to either airport. Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about our experience at the Renaissance.
Loved the Renaissance
We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in the La Defense section of Paris. The hotel is a gem. The rooms are extremely large for a European hotel. It is also a short walk from the RER station making it very accessible to all of the sights.I am very grateful that I selected this hotel with a family vs trying to find a large enough hotel inside of the city. We would definitely stay here again.
A Memorable Trip to Paris
I would like to recommend the Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel--A four star hotel located in the business district of Paris. We made a bid on Priceline for a 4-star hotel and this hotel accepted our offer of $132.00, and it was indeed a bargain. It is located just outside of the arrondissement (that go from 1 to 20 inside the heart of Paris.) At first, we were disappointed at the location; however, those feelings soon disappeared. The Metro system was very efficient. We were there during the transportation strike and were not inconvenienced at all. We were less than 12 min. from Arc de Triomphe via the Metro. The hotel was eloquent and the staff was very accommodating and pleasant.The concierge Marie Paul had our excursion requests (The Moulin Rouge, Dinner on the Seine and Versailles) booked and finalized within one-half hour. We, also, found the Parisians to be very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Paris as a city to visit.