Travel Blogs from Paris
A couple of weeks ago I would have said that Barcelona was the greatest place on earth, but now I think that it's Paris. The trip that ended on Sunday was a school trip that was mandatory for my architecture class. But I have to say that I love all the school trips that I have been on because you get to hang out and meet a lot of new people from …
... the vast grounds made it a relaxing getaway.
For dinner we headed to the good old Hippopotamus and I had the most amazing chocolate mousse for dessert. Mmmmmm.
One thing about Paris that has taken some time to adjust to is the chaotic traffic system where pedestrians never seem to have the right-of-way. To combat this problem, B-man and I have started to try to understand how traffic ...
... br> "Home" to rest and then get into our dresses and into party mode. We are on a tour tonight, dinner at the Eiffel Tower, followed by a night cruise on the Seine to admire the City of Light" and then on to the late show at the Moulin Rouge (which starts at 11:30 which is why we had to rest up).
Needless to say we are in high spirits. The dining room at the Eiffel Tower was not as posh as I was expecting but ...
... not helpful because I already speak it fluently. Se said the next most useful language for her is Spanish and Portuguese. I thought hat was slightly biased coming from her as she loves Brazil. On thing he said to my that I will remember in making the decision which language to learn is that 'there is no world-wide language.' So true, it seems that the language I choose to learn has to be a language of somewhere I want to ...
... and Palais de Chaillot on the opposite side, I found a couple of performances happening. One was some kind of group tango lesson, with many couples dancing. However it was overshadowed by the louder rock group on the other side of the small plaza. I got several shots of the tower (which was now bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun) from different perspectives and at one point I was approached by a group of three very attractive girls, who wanted me ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Victoria Hotel Paris
The room smelled musty and was not very clean. No fan or a/c available and we felt like dying during the night as the weather was very hot. We didn't feel like opening the window as the area does not seem very safe. My 6 year old son had to sleep in a fold up bed which when he stirred it folded up with him in between. Not a very nice experience at all. Receptionists friendly and helpful. The only thing we are sure about is that we will never return in there again.
I have stayed with my date on July 2005. Our first impression was no so good. Room was very small even door cannot be opened besause of bed behind. Two beds are almost fit the room. And no air conditioning inside.But room was clean and staff was kind. Best thing about hotel is, its location. it is possible to reach major places in Paris, just by walking . If you make reservation dont forget to reserve room from front side (road side). Back side rooms are boring...
I stayed at the hotel over new years 2004/2005.
Faulty towers is better than this
What can i say? terrible. No manners what so ever in our hotel Victoria. Complained about everything. Were students, come on we need to have a good time! but oh no we where not alllowed to even whisper after 10:30! the staff busrt there ways into your room without any notice! The rooms where way too small. The room was designed for 2, but they crammed 3 even 4 of us into a room! The breakfast was terrible! what ever happeend to proper food? bolide eggs....hmmm yum...not and stinky bread....hmmm...nice. Would not reccomend this hotel to people who want a nice, clean, non stinky hotel.
Our time at the victoria hotel was not a good one. the staff at the hotel weren't very nice and they entered your room whenever they wanted. you need privacy. the policy for the hotel is that there is no noise after 10.30 this is not good as most of the people in the hotel were students. the hotel receptionist says they lock up the hotel 01.00 this is not good as there are many bars and clubs around the hotel so people are wanting to get into the building after this time an they do not want to be faced with a night on the street.
We stayed at the Hotel Victoria a couple of weeks ago and arrived there with some trepidation having read the reviews posted here. I would have to agree that the rooms are tiny and rather spartan in the decor and facilities but I didn't expect anything else from a budget hotel in Paris at this price. However I do want to say that our room was clean, the bathroom was clean (one of my main concerns), there was a good shower with plenty of hot water and the bed was comfortable. My sister who is a light sleeper at the best of times said it was the best few nights' sleep she'd had in ages! We also found the desk staff to be friendly and helpful. The location cannot be faulted for proximity to all of the main sights and shopping. The Grands Boulevards metro is only a couple of minutes walk away on the Bvd Montmartre and there is a taxi rank right by the Metro station too. If you are looking for home comforts this is not the hotel for you but for a cheap base with basic facilities from which to get out in the morning to explore this wonderful city it served its purpose well.
What a dump!
Rooms are weeny so its good that i am tiny. Had to share a room with one of my mates and our beds were together thats how small the room was! The shower was mouldy and the hotel staff were pretty rude! Went with uni so we were all in eachothers room and during that time a man sneaked in a pinched my mates bag so security is very poor! Breakfast was naff 2. pretty good location, however got offered marujna so there is a few wierdos about in this area. didnt feel comfortable going out at night! dont recommend it to anyone and isnt worth the money even though it is cheap.
This was my third trip to Europe and my second to Paris so it is not that I do not understand the difference in a US hotel room and one in Europe. The room was small even by European standards but it was the dreariness of the room and, actually, the whole hotel. But none of that is the worst. It was the attitude of most of the hotel staff. I say most because a couple of them were fine. However, I do believe I have a valid gripe when the desk clerk on the morning of our train departure to Amsterdam almost made us miss our train. I was told the night before by desk staff that all we had to do was let someone at the desk know to call a cab and it would not be a problem. I gave the morning desk staff plenty of time (an hour and a half) to get us a cab, but she first said the line was busy and it looked like we "would lose our train." (There is only one cab company in Paris???) Then she became occupied with other people checking in and not with the nessesity of our getting to the train station on time. I don't have to tell you other travelers the importance of making that train! We had already made reservations in Amsterdam, they were expecting us and we had three days for our visit there. We finally had to pull our suitcases for three blocks and hail a cab (one of my friends is handicap and uses a cane!) The room was bad, the hotel environment was bad, the included breakfast was bad (even though typical of a French breakfast-hard bread), and the staff-THE WORST. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL!!! There, now I feel better!
There are better places
Tiny tiny room and bath even for Paris. Triple room had absolutely no space between beds or at end of beds; bathroom not well maintained, dirty, peeling paint. Two people had to sit on beds in order for third person to move around. Breakfast breads did not seem fresh. Beds were comfortable and location was good however we would not stay there again even for price of about $100USD per night.