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Paris - accommodation suggestions?

pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
edited January 2011 in The bottom bracket
Greetings, fellow cycling enthusiasts,

Due to a colossal screw up by the French police at Lille our Eurostar journey was massively delayed at Christmas. As compensation we've generously been given a free journey, and I'm thinking to go to Paris for the last stage of the Tour.

Can anyone recommend a decent, not too pricey place to stay? There would probably be me and Potts junior. Any advice appreciated.

Cheers,
Steve
Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Don't believe the ads on eurostar - we booked a hotel off there one year (grande hotel du turin) and it was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Parisian hotels aren't my favourite anyway - and I've forgotten the name of the one work used to book me into. That one was ok but not a bargain.
  • Coach HCoach H Posts: 1,092
    Me nad the Mrs have stayed here a couple of times. Within easy walk of the final loop with a good Bistro next door.

    Not the cheapest option possibly but I would recommend it

    http://www.hotelvillasaintgermain.com/index.html
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • tebbittebbit Posts: 604
    Why not try the Accor hotels chain, I have stayed in a couple when in Paris, they have lots of variation in the chains, the Ibis is ok and functional but the last one I stayed in was excellent, in the UK they have Ibis and Novotel, but in France itself there are other chains owned by Accor under the same umbrella.
  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,551
    theres a great little hotel - within walking distance of the station called the windsor. we stayed there last year as was fantastic.

    http://www.hotelwindsor.com/hotel-winds ... el-01.html
  • Me and the missus came back from Paris earlier this month for a long weekend. We stayed about 10 - 15 minutes walk away from the eiffel tower in a hotel called hotel 7 eiffel. Very modern but in a quiet area. might take some walking to get to the champs elysees or you could get the train/taxi.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,570
    +1 for Accor, Stayed in the Ibis Paris Tour Eiffel a few times, clean and cheap for the middle of Paris.
  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,551
    metro system round paris is fantastic, easy to get anywhere
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    I stayed in a nice hotel in Paris a couple of years ago. It wasn't particularly expensive and the owners were very friendly. There was a great boulangerie just down the road and a newsagents, so breakfast was croissant, pain au chocolat and a copy of l'Equipe to read. It had decent transport connections as well.

    I can't remember the name though.
  • Hotel Castex was nice - small friendly cheapish but well-appointed, in the Marais.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    johnfinch wrote:
    I stayed in a nice hotel in Paris a couple of years ago. It wasn't particularly expensive and the owners were very friendly. There was a great boulangerie just down the road and a newsagents, so breakfast was croissant, pain au chocolat and a copy of l'Equipe to read. It had decent transport connections as well.

    I can't remember the name though.
    Don't worry about the name. With all the information you've given it shouldn't be to difficult to find it! :roll:
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 4,749 Lives Here
    We stayed here last June, just off the underground, clean and excellent prices: -

    KYRIAD PARIS SUD - Porte d'Ivry
    1 à 11 RUE RENE VILLARS
    94200 IVRY SUR SEINE

    Link to this hotel is http://www.kyriad-paris-sud-porte-divry ... index.aspx

    We are staying again next July.
  • bobinskibobinski Posts: 568
    http://www.mamashelter.com/

    family and i stayed here last summer. Great fun.£90 for room and huge superb buffet breakfeasts free tube passes.

    they have an Imac on the wall so you can take pictures of yourself, and others if you wish!, on the bed and then email them to yourself or to the Hotel server.

    have since found that if you enquire long enough in advance for a room can perhaps get a discount.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Thanks for the suggestions, please keep them coming :wink:

    Steve

    (johnfinch - try to remember to keep taking the tablets) :D
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • atmospheric, bohemian sort of place , v comfy and clean, and cheap:

    http://www.eldoradohotel.fr/

    More upmarket but great value and tons of character:

    http://www.hotel-paris-orient.com/

    Both in the best area of Paris to stay in, in my opinion (nr Place de Clichy).
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