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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 12th Oct 16, 10:25 PM
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    Where to stay in Paris
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    Where to stay in Paris 12th Oct 16 at 10:25 PM
    Taking my gf for her 30th next May and looking for tips as to where to stay. Staying for a couple of nights so want to be fairly central (within reason, cost wise) as want to make the most of the short time we are there.

    Happy to hear advice on where to stay and places to see/things to do.
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    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 13th Oct 16, 9:09 AM
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    MIGE has brilliant central locations, and the cost is reasonable.

    When I stayed there I tried to book by email and they did not reply, however when I turned up everything was fine. Pity that they insist on including a breakfast that is really not very good.
    • gwynlas
    • By gwynlas 13th Oct 16, 9:21 AM
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    Where to stay in Paris
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    Marais/Bastille means most everywhere you want to go is walk able look at Paris Tourist information board, Last time we were there rented an apartment for a week in Bastille through airbnb, It really depends on your budget where you choose to eat but a lot of okay reasonably priced chains around Bastille itself. Be aware that sitting outside is more expensive, Time Out guides usually good. Lots of cheaper package breaks use 2 star accommodation with crap breakfasts or out at La Defense which whilst on Metro is like staying in Croydon when yo wanted to be in Central London.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    For location the Four Seasons George V hotel takes some beating. Great hotel and very helpful and knowledgable staff.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 11th Nov 16, 5:19 PM
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    Thoughts on 6th arrondisement? Reviews seem good and like the look of this hotel http://www.booking.com/app_link/hotel/fr/luxembourg.en.html?aid=898224&checkin=2017-05-12&checkout=2017-05-13&group_adults=2&app_hotel_id=53653&label=share& f rom_sn=ios
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 11th Nov 16, 5:32 PM
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    How are you intending getting there - closeness to arrival/departure area and ability to leave you bags there while you explore might be more advantageous than sleeping in the best area.


    I stay a couple of times a month on business and for me closeness to transport links for airport/Gare du Nord etc is worthwhile


    For recommendations for somewhere 'nice' and a bit more affordable than the Georges V have a look at Villa Royale https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d240923-Reviews-Villa_Royale-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
    • piranha84
    • By piranha84 11th Nov 16, 5:56 PM
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    I stayed in mercure Eiffel Tower in Feb. Hotel was cheap no complaints. Breakfast decent. Very good location. A stones throw from Eiffel Tower.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 11th Nov 16, 6:19 PM
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    How are you intending getting there - closeness to arrival/departure area and ability to leave you bags there while you explore might be more advantageous than sleeping in the best area.


    I stay a couple of times a month on business and for me closeness to transport links for airport/Gare du Nord etc is worthwhile


    For recommendations for somewhere 'nice' and a bit more affordable than the Georges V have a look at Villa Royale https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d240923-Reviews-Villa_Royale-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    Flight to Paris orly and then train and metro, I imagine. Good point, but will only need to leave them for a couple of hours as we arrive around 10 ish so shouldn't be long before check in.
    • greenface
    • By greenface 12th Nov 16, 9:27 PM
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    Stayed in Hotel Ampere in the 17th . really nice location , short walk to Arc . great hotel . Liked the Notre Dame area too
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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 18th Nov 16, 2:23 PM
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    I may be overthinking this because as long as it is a relatively nice area and near to a metro, we can get pretty much anywhere central and it won't take too long.


    That said, really difficult to know what is and is not nice!
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 23rd Nov 16, 10:47 AM
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    For location the Four Seasons George V hotel takes some beating. Great hotel and very helpful and knowledgable staff.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Looks lovely, but 2k for 2 nights!
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 23rd Nov 16, 11:45 AM
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    Stayed at the hotel eiffel kennedy a couple of years ago. Very pleasant, clean and comfortable, staff friendly, free wifi (or it was). Very reasonably priced. Could see the eiffel tower from our window and a lovely wander down the isle of swans, taking in the original statue of liberty gets you to the eiffel tower in about 20mins.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 24th Nov 16, 11:17 AM
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    Veering towards this place now. I'm really struggling to decide as there is so, so much in my budgeted price range!


    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d233737-Reviews-Hotel_Le_Clos_Medicis-Paris_Ile_de_France.html


    Any thoughts?
    • martindow
    • By martindow 24th Nov 16, 11:41 AM
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    Veering towards this place now. I'm really struggling to decide as there is so, so much in my budgeted price range!


    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d233737-Reviews-Hotel_Le_Clos_Medicis-Paris_Ile_de_France.html


    Any thoughts?
    Originally posted by adonis10
    That's in a nice area but a bit of a walk or a short bus ride into the city centre. There's a very good but cheap restaurant on the right of Rue Soufflot with the Pantheon on your right and the Eiffel Tower in the distance to the left.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 24th Nov 16, 11:58 AM
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    That's in a nice area but a bit of a walk or a short bus ride into the city centre. There's a very good but cheap restaurant on the right of Rue Soufflot with the Pantheon on your right and the Eiffel Tower in the distance to the left.
    Originally posted by martindow
    Yeah, I thought that. However, the closer walking distance one gets to the centre, the more the cost. Budget is £200 for 2 nights. Any other thoughts?


    What is that restaurant called?
    • martindow
    • By martindow 25th Nov 16, 10:04 AM
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    What is that restaurant called?
    Originally posted by adonis10
    It's this one

    https://www.facebook.com/comptoirdupantheon/

    Don't be put off by the photo at the top which looks as if a fight is in progress on the pavement!
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 30th Nov 16, 8:37 AM
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    After much deliberation and endless Booking.com searches, I opted for this one https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d197420-Reviews-Saint_James_Albany_Hotel_Spa-Paris_Ile_de_France.html


    Got it at a good price. Some negative reviews but took a punt. If nothing else it is very central so nice and easy to get around.
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