Timhotel Opera Madeleine
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... full-blossom, and the grass was greener and more lush than we'd ever seen, and the ideal weather conditions only enhanced the experience. Many Parisians were enjoying the gardens today, including groups of school children on field trips. We strolled through the western side of the park until reaching the l'Orangerie, which houses and nurtures over two hundred plant tubs containing oleanders, orange, pomegranate and palm trees. Most of ...
... a love lock and you toss your key into the river but we decided it was a promise to return to Paris! The amount of locks was unbelievable and I'm not entirely sure what the history behind it is, but it was really cool.
Notre Dame is definitely a close runner up to the Eiffel Tower as far as monuments go, I was blown away by its beauty. We arrived outside just before noon and entered the Cathedral in time to see the afternoon mass commence. It is free to walk ...
... minutes walk away. The taxi speeds at unreasonable speed down the path to the exit, and i slowly walk through the gate into the light of the setting sun. This has been a memorable experience that i will surely want to repeat if ever i am back in town. Another twenty minute walk finds me home. I will make no plans for my final evening in Paris - most everything is closed here on Sunday regardless - which is odd in and of itself, having lived some twenty-five years in Quebec ...
... because we can share advice and stories back and forth. Plus, the people are great and make us feel a bit at home. We walked over towards the Eiffel Tower. On our way we stopped at the louvre to take some pictures. We did not go in because it is closed on Tuesday, however, we didn't plan to go in anyways. But it was great to walk around the grounds and admire the art and sculptures. As we walked on, the kids saw a man with pigeons gathered around him. ...
... greater London area the train accelerated to an impressive maximum speed of 300 kph ( 186 mph ). The ride was surpisingly smooth. The train is quite large with 18 carriages pulled along by the powerful locomotive. There was a food carriage next to ours and we bought our lunch there. Standing and eating lunch while travelling by train at almost 190 mph was quite an ...
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The hotel is very well located in a very lively street.Metro is close by.Lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby,including McDonalds and Starbucks.Rooms and bathrooms are the smallest I've ever seen but have everything you need.Extras such as shower gel and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided in the room.Rooms and bathroom are clean and neat.All in all a great place to rest your head (and everything else) after a busy day of sightseeing.The hotel does not have parking of it's own but there are many pay parking garages close by.The staff is very friendly and helpful.They speak English and are happy to provide you with maps and directions to anywhere you need to go.The hotel has a lift and heaters in the rooms.Do not be put off by the 2 star status of the hotel.That is not a reflection of the comfort of the hotel.Be sure to shop around for internet specials.
It's hard to find fault with this hotel as, for the money, I'm not entirely sure it could be beaten. My girlfriend and I travelled to Paris at the end of our A Level exams (we're 18), and so wanted to stay in a place that gave us good access to popular places but left us with enough money to enjoy such attractions. Staying for 3 nights we encountered not a single problem, and would recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget: we paid just £149 pounds for flights from a local airport and accomodation.
I spent one week in the hotel with my boyfriend and we found it very good. We heard a lot bad about Parisian hotels but it was above average. First of all the location was really good. Even though it is in front of the Gare St. Lazare, it was very clean and there were a lot of restaurants, the underground and the bus stop were close. The room was clean, the bed was very big, the only thing I was sorry about was the view. We had no view from the room but the wall and the neighbour's room. The reception was absolutely perfect!!! Thanx for all their help! I would stay there next time I travel to Paris.
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The hotel is Great . Just few minutes walk from Big shopping Mall.
The room is clean . The room have air conditioner as they upgrade me to superior room . But the shower room is quite small even i cannot turn around easily . The rate is great on the internet. I think next time i also will stay in this hotel
My room was very modern, almost brand new. Had A/C facing street with nice view, but not sure if the interior rooms had A/C. It is possible the interior rooms are the bad ones with no air or view. Only negative is location which is not the best at night. Daytime is great near the big dept store. My next visit would be near Latin Quarter or near attrractions.
We stayed at this Timhotel in mid-april. I think it is a good choice for someone who has very low standards. Yes, it is in a good location (near the subway and shopping). Yes, the staff is friendly. Yes, the price is reasonable. So if that is all you care about, then this would be a fine choice. The biggest problem was the stench of stale smoke...in a NON-smoking room. My husband and I requested a different non-smoking room every day, but were always told it was "too late, ask again tomorrow." Though the weather was cold, we preferred to have the window open than gag on the nastiness. Even though we spent most of the day sightseeing, this was really a big issue. The clothes in our suitcase even started to smell. The room was very small and dark. The carpet was questionable (made me not want to take my shoes off). I really would only recommend this place to a smoker interested in a budget motel. We won't ever return to the Timhotel Opera Madeleine.
This is an affordable hotel in an unbeatable location. Its proximity to St. Lazare as well as the Department Stores (Printemps is three minutes walk away, a Monoprix supermarket with all your basic items (open until nine o'clock) is only four minutes away, Galeries Lafayette is only seven minutes walk away) makes this a superb choice. The subway station right under the hotel allows quick access to the Champs Elysees and the Louvre as well as the northern arrondissements of Paris. Madeleine and Opera areas are a ten- to fifteen-minute brisk walk away.