Travel Blogs from Paris
Our beds in Paris are up a ladder in a loft. We have windows to the sky at the foot of our beds. With two down comforters and my alpaca blanket I was in heaven. My head hit the pillow and I didn't move until the morning. John made some great pancakes for breakfast that were only made better with real maple syrup on one half and Nutella on the other.
We had a full itinerary planned for the day today. Our first stop was Notre Dame. Everyone is allowed to walk around ...
... staying at the Royal National so hadn't been able to meet them yet, and surprise, surprise, more Australians !
We got on the ferry and got a good view of the White Cliffs of Dover and the ferry pulled out into the channel, Lucy tested out how gullible we were and told us that the cliffs stay white because every 10 years they get painted.. I have to admit I did fall for that for the first 10 seconds then realized it couldn't be true. On ...
... some Camembert cheese and crackers for home.
Upon deplaning in Paris and as we made our way to our transfer gate for our flight to Boston, we both noticed immediately the cultural differences between the Polish society and the more progressive, more integrated, more affluent French/Western European society. As we walked, we passed groups of African woman wearing bright-colored ...
... night go up the tower and watch it sparkle, which is exactly what Pete and I did. Got off the bus we took some pictures then took the stairs to the second level and then the lift to the very top! Which was AMAZING, we shared a glass of champagne and looked at the stunning views even as cold as it was felt like 0 degrees the views took our minds of this. After a while it was time to take the lift back down the bottom for ...
... the many sites to behold from Concord: the Tour Eiffel in the distance, the National Assembly, the Arc de Triomphe again, the Madeleine, and the entrance to the Tuileries. We rested for just a bit in the green slanty chairs at the fountain in the Tuileries before heading into the Musée de l'Orangerie, where Monet's water lily murals live. So pretty to see. Then in the basement there are works by the masters: Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Timhotel Nation Paris
We stayed at Timhotel Nation just a few days ago, and found it to be a really friendly little hotel in a handy location.
We stayed at the hotel for 4 days and found it to be a clean simple hotel, the room was quite small but the amenities were good and we didnt spend much time in the room anyway.
I was at the Timhotel Nation twice, once for 10 days in November, 2004, and once for 10 days in March, 2005. My second stay was less than pleasant. There was the same frosty, stone-faced woman with a somewhat snotty attitude at the desk, as usual, but
We had a double room here for 3 nights in April. The room was quite small, but had everything that we needed. The bathroom was very clean with a good shower. Our room was at the back of hotel overlooking the small garden/courtyard area so it was also very quiet. The room had television and tea/coffee making facility. The hotel do offer breakfast, about 8 euros but we just used the patisserie right beside the hotel and brought croissants etc back to the room. The Avron Metro is right beside hotel, and Nation or Buzenval are also very close. We left our luggage in the lockable baggage room on the last day and did not have to vacate room until midday - we found staff to be very pleasant and helpful. We booked direct with hotel website and got a good deal. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a good value budget hotel.
Took the train from Brussels to Paris. The Thalys goes unbelievably fast, and arrives at Gare du Nord train station, which is big and confusing. We made our way to the Metro to arrive at the Timhotel Nation, in the 20th aroindessment (sp?) of Paris.
Great Value Hotel!
I thought this was a great hotel - super close to the Avron Metro stop on #2 line. This hotel is better than most at this price level. Very clean and the staff is extremely pleasant. Book online with Timhotel for the best price - we paid 60 Euro for a double over Easter. If you come from CDG, take the RER B to RER A at Chatelet, then the metro to Nation to Avron. At CDG they will tell you to take RER B to La Chapelle and transfer to Line #2 - it is a long walk with luggage through La Chapelle, while at Chatlet the RERs are on the same level and and across from each other.
Clean and Comfortable Chain Hotel
Timhotel Nation is situated on a street well-supplied with local shops and is within walking distance of several Metro stations. Our twin room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was spotless and there was a view out over the rooftops of Paris. If you sleep in and miss the Continental Buffet Breakfast, there are several patisseries and grocery shops close by and also a very good supermarket. Book through an online agent rather than through the Timhotel website for a good deal.
Excellent budget hotel
I have absolutely no complaints about this hotel. The staff were all friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the bathroom was a shrine to hygiene, the breakfast area was bright and airy and the continental fare serviceable. The hotel is not close to many tourists attractions, but the Avron Metro station is just a few feet from the front door. I would definitely stay here again.
Great little hotel
i just returned from my 3rd trip to paris.. my daughter, brother, sister in law, and I stayed at the timhotel nation. This little hotel was great. There is a metro stop steps away ( avron on the #2 line) with a corresponding station one stop away (nation). There is a fantastic pattisserrie next door.. shop early, they always sell out! The rooms were exceptionally clean, and although small by usa standards, actually nice size by european. The breakfast room was nice and well supplied with fresh french breads (nothing else like it in the world!) and other breakfast items. The staff was most helpful with any questions we had. We had a great time and I would most definitley stay there again.
Clean, comfortable and convenient
Go to this hotel expecting the rooms to be small. Rooms are small and modest but are clean and comfortable. We had a two-night stay but would have been happy to stay a few nights more. Close to bus and trains and easy access by train especially to all the usual tourist attractions. Reception staff helpful and spoke sufficient English. Continental breakfast was fine. Rooms at the back are quieter so ask for a room off the street preferably in refurnished section overlooking small garden. Lots of small shops and cafes in the area. No tea or coffee making facilities and no mini refrigerator.