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... a few blocks and got to see the Moulin Rouge building and took some pictures.
The next stop was the PSG store on the Champs Elysee but didn't find any good souvenirs either. So we took the metro to a really original building near city hall. I don't know was the name of the building is but its exterior had a combination of pipes and tunnels for tourists. It kind of reminds me a giant version of the setup at the Museum of Science & Technology. We ...
... through the church. It was big and beautiful. Of course the view of Paris is best from this location but it was foggy and dark with the rain. You could still see beauty in the view. Because of the rain, we decided to find a museum. I had expressed interest in going to the Dali museum which was close. It was a fascinating exhibit, and we all enjoyed it, even little ...
So we started our day with a metro ride to the Arc de Triomphe. The underground pedestrian entrance was a very smart idea. We took the steps up and got some wonderful pictures of the city. The weather was nice at the point so of course I broke out in a nice sweat getting up those steps. The we took a stroll down the Champs des Élysées. Lots of high end shops are located here. Not a big shopper so this did not interest me as much. We ...
... if he could have my number. I found him a little odd, and too old for me, so I gave him a fake number. And told him I just wanted to go home, sorry. Poor sucker. If he'd met me on a better day, he might have gotten my real number. Saturday 20 July 2013: Skyped with my sister in the morning. Then I visited the Musée D'Orsay in the morning. Very cool place. Mostly more modern art: Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, a few Delacroixs but none of the famous ones, ...
... the boys to do their own shopping. I bought some makeup from Sephora and some clothes from H&M and then met up with the boys at an alfresco restaurant to get a drink. Alex and I had this amazing cocktail with strawberry juice and champagne. We said goodbye to Alex before walking to the spot where we were getting picked up. It was so good to see Alex. Amazing. It also worked out well because she translated a few times for me. We got changed at the hotel and then ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Yllen Eiffel Paris
My husband and I stayed at the Yllen from August 30 to September 5. The hotel is literally across the way from the Volontaires stop on Metro line 12 in the more southwest area of Montparnasse. It's about two blocks away from the Pasteur Institute.
My granddaughter and I spent 8 days at the Yllen Eiffel ending August 30 and we liked it enough to call it "home." All reviews of moderately priced hotels in Paris talk about how small the rooms are, that's a given. The Yllen was marvelously clean and puts America's major chains to shame when it comes to housekeeping. The staff deserves 5 stars - courteous, helpful, and amiable.
We found that the hotel is not really ideally located, although very close to the metro, the main sights are not really in walking distance, guess this depends on how long you have got. Any choice of restaurants/bars are atleast a 15min brisk walk from the hotel (Montparnasse area) The room was small but clean and staff were very friendly and helpful - bar was closed, no explanation, breakfast was fine.
Was as described in brochure/reviews.
We stayed at the Yllen Eifell early July 2004.
Double room was small but spotless & everything worked as it should including mini-bar & safe. Bathroom was large & there was always loads of very hot water for the bath/shower. The room was cleaned daily & towels changed whenever required. 20 minute walk to the Eiffel tower & Metro station right across the road from the hotel entrance. Friendly helpful staff & efficient check-in/out. Would stay here again.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2004. The hotel staff was absolutely great. They were very accomodating and spoke excellent English, they were also very helpful in giving directions. We arrived earlier than the check-in time and were provided with rooms within the hour. The rooms itself were small but the street where the hotel was located on was very quiet at night and had 2 nearby groceries. The bathrooms were very clean, as were the rooms. The only thing we found bothersome were the bedsheets which we found very rough, other than that, location-wise and service-wise, this place is absolutely wonderful!
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Yllen Eiffel Hotel from March 14 - March 20, 2004. Being that this was my first trip to Paris and to Europe, I was very wary of hotels in a foreign country. However, when I arrived at the Yllen Eiffel, both my girlfriend and I knew we had chosen the right hotel. The staff is the most amazing and accomodating I've ever encountered. One female concierge helped me research airfares and hotels in London as my girlfriend and I had wanted to take a side trip. Everyone was very well spoken and knew English very well. The staff was also very knowledgeable of Paris and its attractions. The hotel itself was wonderful. It was located literally across a small street from the metro so transportation was extremely easy. The rooms were large for Europe (as my girlfriend, who has been to Europe before, told me) and the bathroom was very nice (it was marble with a toilet and regular shower/bath). The beds were very comfortable, there was a small tv in the room (although the only station we understood was CNN) and there was enough room to move around and feel comfortable. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel so I cannot comment on that, however, breakfast in Paris is cheap (there was an amazing bakery right across the street with cheap croissants and great pastries). I would undoubtebly stay at the Yllen Eiffel again and recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy their stay in Paris and experience a great amount of convenience, comfort, and hospitality.
Well, I changed dates on the hotel twice. When I called the staff was very courteous. Ordered online after reading reviews on two sites. The one negative review was here. I arrived with my child in tow, but they weren't aware- I couldn't add a child online, it charged me for a full adult, and children are free. The desk clerk was very helpful, I got a different room for the online price. It was a nice room on the corner on the top floor! A nice view of the streets below and the Tour Montparnasse. Directly across from the metro, and there are plenty of shops just around the corner, or 1 block to bigger grocery store. 15 minutes on foot to the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides.
.a friend and i stayed at the Yllen Eiffel Hotel in Paris from 23 to 27th Jan 2004 and we were very happy indeed. On first impression the bedroom (twin) seemed too small but it was adequate really, and as the bathroom was actually bigger and more spacious than the bedroom it was a bonus when there were two of us. The white towels of which ther were plenty every day were soft and fluffy, and the beds were definetely very comfortable. The location of the hotel was perfect too, the metro station was literally outside the hotel door. We did not eat in the hotel so we cannot comment on the food, but there was an expresso machine and cups and saucers in the lobby (small) I have to say i was rather surprised that they charged for the coffe here as i thought it would be complimentary as it was in the lobby but no. it was 3.80 euro, and it was not warm!!!!!!!!!! small gripe!!!!!!!!! The staff on the reception were very helpful and as our grasp of French left a lot to be desired they were great at communicating in our language. I would definetely stay at that hotel again as it was reasonable and ideally situated for us as we were going to the Pret a Porter exhibition at Port de Versailles which was just three stops away on the Metro. One point though, I dont think I could stay there in Sept. (Next exhibition) unless they install air conditioning. We enjoyed our stay in Paris and we enjoyed staying at the hotel.
We recently travelled to Paris for a 5 night stay on a relative budget and the Yllen Eiffel Hotel was a perfect base for days of sightseeing - somewhere clean and comfortable to lay our heads at night. First impressions were that the bedrooms were very small - a double bed, wardrobe, mini bar, desk & bedside tables made the space relatively cramped. However, both the bedroom & bathroom were immaculate and cleaned daily. The hotel is located directly opposite the Volantaires Metro station - making it exceptionally easy to explore the city and it is only a 10min walk from the Montparnasse district of the city. The buffet breakfast was pretty basic - bacon & scrambled eggs, along with the usual cereals, croissants etc, although sufficient for our needs.
I lived in Paris for 2 years in the 80s, went back for business. This hotel was booked for me----a so called 3 star hotel (who's stars, one must ask) with "luxury appointments" yes, the bathrooms were marble.
we had 4 rooms in all all filthy ( some with foot prints on the walls ) staff unkind---food horrifying and we were not allowed to bring trays up to our rooms----we were denied food yet still expected to pay full price. we lasted one day. The place is a not a hole, but it is advertised as something it is not. Hair and stains on the bed linen.