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 …
... was evident from the state of the room, petal stains in the carpet, towels and robes everywhere. We were in a new room, sans "honeymoon" apparatus a few minutes later.
We dumped our bags and headed up for a light lunch. Street corner bistro, afternoon sun, some 1664 and a Charcuterie for lunch said we were clearly, finally here!
We did nothing interesting all afternoon, even brought that siesta idea with ...
... grab some groceries while the boys played in the courtyard at our apartment. Of course, when I got back from the shopping, Jim had found a lovely French woman to impress with his (non existent) Francais while Jack played with her 2 sons. She was an incredible source of tips on what to see and do in Paris, and we were lucky to have met her. One of her best tips was where to find the BEST ice cream in Paris. We followed ...
... When I see it,
I order it. Don’t care what it
costs. Everything is expensive here,
which is why people are mostly not overweight..because eating can be expensive.
People are quieter here in Northern Europe. The only time I hear people talking on the
Metro or tram loudly, their conversations are in English and are peppered with
the word “like”. “Like, that's an awesome bag. I just love it. ...
Someone told us in Marseille to get to the Louvre early so you don't have to wait in a really long line to get in and to plan for it to take all day. Who we woke up early and got to the Louvre just before 11:00am and glad we didn't get there any later. There's three wings and four floors so we start at the bottom of one wing and make our way around. It's quite impressive the paintings, sculptures and artifacts ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.