So this is how our trip started after the flight from hell on British Airways being totally squished in our seats for 8 hours. Arrival May 17th. I wanted to fly on Virgin but my mom thought she knew better!
We were previously booked at Best Western Olivia Opera hotel but got bumped to Holiday Inn. At first I thought it was going to be a great thing since it was quite an upgrade. As we were checking in after being up all night on a flight, we asked to use the luggage rack. They guy said sure! Not we have a BELLBOY Madame! My mom set her purse down to help me load and then a thief who had been in the lobby stole her purse! The next 3 days were basically spendt on documents, getting money, etc. They reported the theft drew up a map for us to get to the police station the next day. That next day after the day from hell trying to find places when we returned there was a note from the Manager requesting we see her in the morning.
She recommended we not try to file a claim with their insurance since the lobby is a public place. She said she had been told we would be contacting her the previous morning. She said they would have offered a ride to the police station. We again explained a map with directions and advice to go there first thing is the morning was the only offer.
To top it all off. We had dinner in their restaurant immediately after the theft and we were explaining to the waiter about the theft and he simply changed the subject ignoring our situation and stress. We have since nicknamed him the "WEASEL"
We were comped a dinner-Same waiter-Same Menu
The room was nice enough. The plug to the bathtub almost impossible to ply back out of the tub. Heated towel rack not working.
This ended up being an extremely expensive bump for us. Also for future reference it is way to far away from everything. Next time I'll pay more and stay more centrally located maybe St. Germaine.
Dinner with a TA group on 18th "La Coupe Chow"- Wonderful food and desserts- Excellent group of people!!!
Dinner at Vickysfloyds favorite restraunt" La Treveste (Sp?)" One of the Best dinners ever. I had Lobster with Zucchini Squash with Curry. Dessert Oh LA LA! This chocolate dessert that had the most delicious hot fudge in the middle.
The only Museum I got to see in our 4 days was Rodin's Museum. It was wonderful and the gardens were beautiful.
I made the mistake of buying the Visitee pass as the attendant told me it included the museum pass. Wrong and then when I figured out the mistake and went back later there was no refund.
So actually I had a great 12 hours in Paris. Oh, I also got to have a chocolate and banana crepe! Yumm!