Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg
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This morning we had breakfast at Paul's Boulangerie on Blvd Saint Michel, we ordered lemon tartlet, croissant, baguette and apple tart and café crème, all delicious. We then did some grocery shopping at Monoprix. Later we went to the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris's second largest park. Pretty gardens with lots of statues and fountains and a lake. The kids played in the fenced playground and had a lot of fun on the flying fox. The playground charges ...
... at least the courage - to take advantage of a random fashion opportunity. I cut my hair short at the end of the school year in anticipation of my travels. And here I was on the streets of Paris so why not stop to get a haircut! The hair dresser I chose was given full artistic license - maybe a risky idea since she barely spoke English! The outcome was better than I could ever had hoped for! I was thrilled to continue my travels with my new, ...
... notable military parades, the most infamous being the march of German troops celebrating the Fall of France on 14 June 1940, and the two most famous, the subsequent marches of Free French and American forces after the liberation of the city, in August 1944. Because it is nearing 14th July, we could see preparations being made along the avenue for the annual Bastille Day Military March, the largest military parade in Europe. We then got on the ...
... I decided not to stand in line for the palace, but the line for the little train that takes you around Versailles wasn't so bad so I did that. Note to self and others.....NEVER sit in the last car on the train in the last row......this little train goes down these cobble stoned streets that have about every 100m or so a drainage ditch. While the driver slows down for himself and the first 3-4 cars, by the time the fifth car gets there he is ...
... Revolution and the Napoleanic Wars with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. Arc de Triomphe is the center of twelve radiating avenues. It is so colossal that three weeks after the Paris victory parade in 1919 (marking the end of hostilities in World War I), Charles Godefroy flew his biplane through it, with the event captured on newsreel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg Paris
Just like home . . .
Booked our vacation through France Vacations and was a bit apprehensive about the hotel due to health concerns. The hotel was immaculate, the staff were friendly and attentive to the point of kissing us on both cheeks and waving us off on our way home. Room was small but extremely clean with good linens, clean and fluffy towels. The only problem we encountered was the bathtub/shower. It was set so high I had to have help to get into it! I believe this may be the case in many hotels in Paris from the pictures I've seen. In any case, this hotel is one we will certainly stay in again. Only next time we will ask for the larger, deluxe room! Madame Anna cooks a wonderful breakfast and if you've run out of something all you need to do is ask. We were well treated and won't stay anywhere else!!!!
Great little hotel
We stayed over Easter holiday 2004,we had a triple room, small but charming,very clean. The location is great ,we bought the carte orange for zones 1-5,to use the Rer B to the airport,just half a block exit rue de labbe de leppe,also the carte orange is good for Versailles.the metro and buses. I recommend this hotel across from the jardin fe luxembourg,very quiet area.
Great base for sightseeing
This hotel was in a great location, just steps from the Luxembourg RER. which was so useful when we worked out how to use the RER - Metro system. The city was really easy to get around, we bought a 3 day ticket and where able to hop on and off trains, metros and buses really easily. The hotel was very clean and the staff were more than friendly, and were very patience when I was practicing my French! The room was quite small but for a weekend it was fine. It is only a ten minute walk from Montparnass where there are really nice restaurants and some nice pubs. While there we discovered a great street in Notre Dame area full of fabulous restaurants. Great deals to be had - as restaurants in general are soo expensive - and real authentic French cuisine. it is only steps away from the Metro so check it out.
Stayed here for our honeymoon
We stayed here for a week at the end of September for our honeymoon. It was exactly what we expected. The rooms were small but newly renovated and clean. This is not a fancy place but the local is ideal. You are steps from the train line which will get you any where in the city. It is 10 minutes south of Notre Dame and about 100 restaurants. We were very pleased. As with the last review, pass of the breakfast...kind of pricey.
Clean and friendly
This is the fourth hotel in as many visits to this wonderful city and this has been by far the best. We will stay here on our next visit. We stayed for a week in early October, '03. It is in a great location, the price is excellent (booked on Travelocity) and the hotel is VERY clean. The rooms are on the small side as are most 3 star hotels in Paris but has everything you need. The bed was very comfortable, the room was quiet with the window closed, the bathroom sparkled, and the staff were very nice. One note, pass on the hotel's breakfast and head for one of the cafe's in the neighborhood.
We loved this place
We stayed at the Observatoire Luxembourg Hotel in Paris for 4 nights. We absolutely loved it. Getting there from the airport is a breeze, as the hotel is steps from the RER (Luxembourg stop). The staff is the MOST helpful and friendly I have encountered in a long time. The airline lost our luggage. Within moments of casually mentioning this to the woman at the front desk, this most friendly and pleasant lady was on the the phone with the airline in an effort to obtain our bags. She went out of her way to help and reassure us, allowing us finally to relax in this difficult situation. Indeed, she was successful, and our bags were delivered that very night! Thank you so much! Beyond that, our room was lovely: modern, smart furnishings, individual A/C, minibar, comfortable bed, clean bathroom with shower/tub. The room wasn't too big, compared to American standards, but it was quite adequate. All that and the location is AMAZING. It is close to so much: beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg, the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, a multitude of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Despite this prime location, the area surrounding the hotel is quiet and peaceful. I highly, highly recommend this hotel.
Great location,Great Value....Great choice.
My wife and I stayed here on our 10th Anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. I booked the hotel off the internet and got a super price ($91 a night) so my expectations were not high. But from the moment we arrived, via train from the airport, til our departure the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was on the smaller side, but very clean and tasefully decorated. The bathroom had a very big shower, with good pressure. Walking distance to Notre Dame and steps away from the Metro...can't beat the location. If we make it back to Paris we will definitely stay here again.Oh!...eat at La Dome.
Not worth the price
We booked this hotel based on reviews that we had read and pictures on their website. It certainly did not live up to what we expected. Our room was nothing like the one in the pictures. The rooms were very small and outdated and if you didn't get to breakfast first thing, alot of the items would be gone and they wouldn't replenish them. The location was convenient by train coming from the airport but it was certainly a hike on foot to everything. We booked it at a discount price of $145, their regular price was $170. For that kind of money, we certainly expected alot more. This was a budget hotel, but it wasn't a budget price.
Excellent value and convenient!
The train from the airport took us directly to the hotel. What could be better after a long flight! The room was small, yet cozy, and the bathroom was modern and clean. Breakfast was included in our package and it was a full breakfast buffet with eggs, sausages, cheeses, etc. This is the George V, but neither is the price. We would recommend this hotel without a doubt.
What a nice discovery! Small rooms very clean and the bathrooms are immaculate! The hotel staff goes above and beyond making you feel very welcome. Booking the hotel online got rooms for $85.00(US) a night which was a steal! Great location very convienent to the Metro. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.