Hotel Splendid Tour Eiffel
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So we duly arrived, and true to the forecast it was cloudy and showery. We came through immigration very quickly, a bit of a wait for our bags, but all in all no dramas. The shuttle wasn't too long and the trip into Paris the …
... it. It always just white bread to toast, no Burgen. It was 28 when we arrived in Paris but we were soon at the hotel. No beer fridge let alone glasses! We will cope . Our hotel Les Trois Poissons is in Montmartre so close to the Sacra Coeur We headed out for a wander and to dine. So many choices in Montmartre - where do you start? We passed Fruit shops, selling raspberries - yum, bakeries selling pastries - yum, wine shops - champagne on special all less ...
We were up early to walk to the Palace of Versailles for our 9AM ticket entry. It's a good thing we were there early as the line up was HUGE and the palace hasn't even opened yet. It's cold here. Only 7C. I'm not used to this "cold" weather. I hope it's summer in calgary when we get home (I can hear the laughter already). Nick was really excited to see the Palace of Versailles because the treaty that ended WWI was signed here in the Hall of Mirrors. The palace ...
Today was a whirlwind of sights, sounds and smells before the quiet and peace of the camino. Cathy's adventure really begins when her feet hit the path in St.Jean, but limited traveller that I am, today was totally a thrill. In Cathy's word's (quoted from an old movie) 'if it's Tuesday, it must be Paris. And Paris is amazing. We took the tourist's route, since we only had one day and did a hop on hop off tour on ...
... to avoid sighs and annoying body language, that the museum looking should come to an end, just for the record!) After the Lourve we strolled around some streets and found a supermarket with cold drinks and a nice pastry which was very good, we then went to the Pont Neuf (French for bridge) where we had arranged to meet Pete and Christine the old fashioned way as neither of us have cellphones that go. We were early so we went to a park on the island next to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Splendid Tour Eiffel Paris
A great location, view of the Eiffel Tower from the little balcony, close to everything we wanted. Wobbly stay again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Splendid Tour Eiffel Paris
Don't let the name put you off
We had a great short stay at the hotel. Clean, safe, good staff and very helpful. The area feels very safe and has some good cafes too. The Rue Cler (nearby) is always worth a visit. Just be careful if you're booking for a group of friends as there is more than one Splendid Hotel in Paris.
A great hotel - Fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower from the room (even on the first floor!), exceptionally helpful and friendly staff, excellent location right by a Metro station, and reasonably priced.
Rooms are typically small, but nicely furnished and clean. Overall, highly recommended!!
my wife & i stayed in early January. we booked on the strength of previous reviews on this site and we were not disappointed. the hotel is very close to a metro stop, and the rooms are quiet. our room was a tad small, and the tv was placed quite high up on the wall but we had extremely friendly service from reception which is really all we wanted. there is a good indian restaraunt across the road as well.
My wife and I stayed for three nights recently on our first visit to Paris and would stay again. The rooms were smaller than we were used to but we had a room on the fifth floor with a balcony and view of the Eiffel Tower that was fantastic. The location was within an easy walk to everything and many cafes and stores nearby. The staff was by and far the best thing about the hotel. They were courteous and friendly and went out of their way to help. Many thanks to Frederick! We look forward to visiting again!
Small but wonderful
Although I spent only one night there, I thoroughly enjoyed the hote.
The room was smaller than what we find in the US, but is typically European from what I hear. A great location near the Eiffel Tower and near great eating. I can't wait to return and bring my wife.
I was a first time visitor to Paris, and was there for the New Years holiday. From the time we checked in, up until the time we checked out, the accomodations and staff of the Splendid Hotel were beyond description. The staff was incredible, the restaurant in the hotel prepared an unbelievable breakfast, and the atmosphere was so enchanting. If you find yourself in Paris, and want to experience a hotel that is "uniquely Paris" you must stay at the Splendid.
Great hotel -- highly recommend!
What a great hotel!! My husband and I selected it from a hotel booking website for our two night stay. The room was spacious, well laid out, and extremely clean! We even had a great view of the Eiffel Tower from our room. The staff was extremely friendly -- helped with our luggage, questions, and getting transportation. The location is great -- a short walk to the Eiffel Tower (great at night!), with several cafes/restaurants and shops within a few steps. We highly recommend this hotel - as the previous reviewer said, can't think of a negative comment!
A wonderful experience
My wife and I ended up staying at the Splendid for our honeymoon in October 2003, and recommend it very highly. The staff was very accomodating, taking time to answer our questions about where to find items we were shopping for, how best to travel through the city, etc.
The room was very spacious by Parisian standards, and our particular room (on the 5th floor, with a balcony) had a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. The neighborhood (the 7th arrondisement, by the Ecole Militaire metro stop) offers a number of cafes, a supermarket, several banks, and a laundromat across the street. I'm trying to think of a negative experience to balance out these positives, and the only thing I can come up with is that the hotel isn't the cheapest - so if you're on a tight budget, you might be best served to look elsewhere. From a value-for-money perspective, however, the 170 Euros/night that we paid were well worth it.