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We arrive in Paris after a 3 hour flight delay at JFK and an hour at Charles de Gaulle trying to figure out train tickets and the metro pass. The weather was supposed to be ideal with patches of rain on the day we arrived and sunny for the rest of the trip. The weather was 80+ degrees and Paris' trip planner made us walk miles to …
We departed London St Pancras at 8.26 am, catching Euro Star express train to Paris, having pre-booked our tickets in advance, we got 25 pounds special one way with youth discount, pretty good deal!
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... I'll just have to see how I feel. After the cat cafe I went to Galeries Lafayette. I took some photos of the Opera Garnier (the setting of the Phantom of the Opera) on the way. It's a spectacular building. Actually, the Galeries Lafayette building is pretty spectacular as well. Not only did it scare the living daylights out of me by its size and the sheer amount of stuff it contained (I have never seen so many shoes in all my life!), but the domes ...
... about this in school and was now actually here! Absolutely magnificent. Strolled down the famous Champs-Elysees, felt very special. High end, label stores, but we had fun in the Renault showroom playing with a screen where you could change the scene by swiping your hand across in mid air, and then taking photos in their free photo booth. Good fun. Didn't buy a Renault though.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Timhotel Opera Madeleine Paris
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.
Great Hotel in Pairs
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.