Travel Blogs from Paris
Time to squeeze out the last drops of vacation…
They can say what they will about Warsaw, we like it. It felt good to be back at the Marriott. It felt good to take two showers in 12 hours in a shower with water pressure like a fire hose. It felt good to relax in the evening in our room 25 stories up with a panoramic view of the city. It felt good to have a Marriott-style ...
... back about 2pm and washed our muddy,wet, soggy shoes (i really need to i vest in some joggers it something, ballet flats just dont cut it) Most of the crew started drinking red wine in the lounge while Gem, Ella, Jordyn and I just chilled out in the room and had a snooze. We had a meeting about Greek Islands and apparently Martin our bus driver will be hanging with us and Andreanne will be hanging out with the Egypt people. At 6:30pm we had dinner which was ...
We saw many wonderful Parisian sights and feel much more kulcha'd after our Paris sojourn. We spent a day wandering around the Louvre, which was fascinating, and quite a lesson in history seeing all of the creations from as early as 1000 BC. Not to steal thunder from the Incans, but this stuff was amazing - stone creations at the top of pillars weighing tonnes, ancient writing before Incan knot tying, and beautiful ...
... it was bang on check in time, so I was running around Munich airport like a headless chook. Finally I found the Easyjet check-in but the attendants faces said it all. They were like "you're too late and the gates are closed". My heart and bags simultaneously dropped to the floor. After asking them repeatedly if there is anyone I can get on the flight, one lady said I could get on the flight but I would have to take all my bags through customs. Relieved, I ran to customs (by now I ...
... Elysees. lots of night time photos of the Eiffel Tower as we crossed the bridge. Again surprised at security presence outside The National Assembly (Parliament) as we walked past; Eventually checked out Invalides Underground and train station in preparation for tomorrow's visit to Versailles. Again took some time to work out required underground line home to hotel. Horrendous underground ride - despite it now being after 19:30 every carriage was absolutely ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Royale Paris
My boyfriend brought us here to celebrate my 30th birthday.
The villa royale hotel was chosen by us as part of a honeymoon celebration. Described by expedia as a 4 star hotel at the foot of montmartre, with themed rooms all with jacuzzi. The reality was more like a 3 star in the middle of place pigalle(red light district) and all tiles dropping of jacuzzi. The themed room was quite quirky, however we were slap, bang in the middle of sleaze. There was a tiny bed and breakfast type reception complete with no one behind the reception and the main entry door to the hotel was always locked!!! You had to buzz even during the day to be let in. The staff were impolite and scruffy looking. There was no concierge facilities or any facilities that you would expect of a 4 star establishment. Please be aware that if you stay in this hotel you are possibly paying a lot of money and not getting the service you have paid for as they ask of you the typical 4 star cash. The bed linen was all clean and the room tidy enough. Did not try any food.
We just returned from 3 nights in this really romantic hotel. We had a suite with a jacuzzi tub which was wonderful, especially after a long flight and it was large enough to fit my husband and I. The room and bathroom are definitely larger than the usual european size hotel room. There was no detail overlooked in this hotel. The decor is really wonderful...vibrant colors, beautiful furnishings..and breakfast was perfect and delicious. My only complaint (although i'm not complaining at all since we really enjoyed our stay...) was that we were not told that the Pigalle metro stop which is essentially steps from the hotel is closed for renovation through the winter. The closest stop - Blanche is only a block and a half away so not a big deal. The only other issue was that we booked our room through laterooms which had the cheapest rates of all and we thought we paid for a room with jacuzzi and fireplace and views of sacre couer...however when our room had no fireplace and my husband inquired...we were told that laterooms was incorrect in their description and we did not pay for the luxury suite that had the fireplace...again not that big of a deal as the room we had was wonderfully romantic. Just one more note...the area is definitely NOT seedy or unnerving. We are from Philly and we found it lively...yes, there are sex shops everywhere on the street but nobody bothered us and we did not see anything sleezy at all - nor did we feel threatened at any time...in fact, it was amusing. Thankyou Villa Royale..we would DEFINITELY stay again!!!!!!
Location, Location, Location
We stayed at the Villa Royale for two nights in early September and found the whole experience to be most enjoyable. This hotel has bags of character and, although being amongst a few sex shops I didn't feel intimidated by any seediness nor did I see ANY of the sordid looking characters you would normally see around these places. The rooms were well maintained and breakfast was a pleasant experience too. From a location point of view it is perfect, being right next to Pigalle Tube station and at the foot of the Monmatre. We also found a fantastic restaurant- Le Table D'Anvers- within a five minute walk of the hotel. Top quality food and a wine list to die for. The combination of this fantastic hotel and restaurant means we'll be back several times in the not too distant future.
This is an excellent hotel, located right at the centre of Monmatre. ok there are a lot of sex shops in this area, but go off the main strip and walk up to the sacre coer and its completley different. its not a threatening area, and its 24hr so there are always people around.
The hotel itself is beautiful, jacuzzi in the bathroom, and plasma tv. all decorated in a very moulin rouge style. very romantic.
would recommend this hotel. A+++++
The earlier comment about this hotel being straight out of "Moulin Rouge" is bang-on. The decor borders on 'bordello', but it is done with tongue firmly in cheek, so it works. The rooms are very small (it's like living inside of an eccentric aunt's jewelry box) but they do have some charm. The bathrooms are elegant and well appointed, but again very small. We were there 4 nights, and would probably not return as the rooms are simply too small for more than one or two nights. The neighborhood is dodgy... "Sexorama" to the left "Sexodrome" to the right. I grew tired of being harassed by people to enter these clubs as I simply tried to make my way back to the hotel at night. Mind you, Sacre Coeur and the charming restaurants of Montmartre are a short stroll away, so that was some consolation. Still, it's not the area of Paris I would stay in again next time I return.
We stayed at the Villa Royale for 3 nights and found it to be very satisfactory and excellent value for money. The rooms are small, but are beautifully decorated with high quality furnishings. There are even plasma TV's incorporated into picture frames on the wall!
I know what one of the other reviewers means, this hotel is straight off the film set of Moulin Rouge. Its wonderful - just what you want for a weekend with you special someone. The decor is heavy on the reds and velvets, but tasteful in a very exotic, turn of the century way. The rooms are large with huge beds, great linens. The rooms over the front of the hotel are best. They have large in room jacuzzi tubs and huge plasma tvs. All rooms have plasma tvs. There is a small breakfast room and the continental breakfast was good.
This has got to be one of the worst hotels my husband and I have ever stayed in. It is on the Pigalle circle, just at the end of the biggest porno street I have ever seen. The rooms face the circle, not the street itself. We walked down this street and didn't feel safe. We stayed here (3/26/04) to see the art and theater district, not slumville.
Like stepping into moulin rouge the movie
we decided to stay at villa royale after seeing it on the holiday programme. just a 5 min walk from the moulin rouge it is in the heart of the theatre district, just a 10 min walk from the beautiful sacre coure. the decor is like stepping into the movie moulin rouge. the rooms are like boudoirs with small plasma tv, mini bar and nice bathrooms. exceptionally clean,with very friendly staff on hand. great value for money and a must for a weekend of love in paris. very cool!!!