We are staying in a hotel near the metro station Republique . We arrive in early in the morning. According to past posts, RER is not the best way to go (stairs up and down/ crime/change in lines difficult) . We are a family of 4 (with 2 teenagers).
Is there a bus/coach (not the shuttle buses as they also seem unreliable ) that would drop us near our hotel ?
A friend said they took one for 8.50 Euros recently to their hotel (perhaps more upmarket than the one we are staying in). This is the same as the RER cost so I would prefer the bus.
A taxi, according to the threads here only takes 3 people and charges for extra bags. There are 4 of us, and 3 bags.
I would appreciate your advice on this. Thanks.