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Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

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Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

Hi,

We are planning to travel to paris with a 5 year old.

this will be our first time to paris and we are looking for a hotel (reasonably priced) with a kitchenette. We have browsed through apartment rentals and citadines websites also but we would prefer a hotel vs independent apartments.

Can anybody please recommend a centrally located hotel with a small kitchenette, safe for families with kids? something close to stores or restaurants?

Thanks much..

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1. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

Actually Citadines is a hotel chain and has full hotel services available based on your needs. We've been using Citadines for years and it seems exactly what you're asking for.

There's also the Adagio hotels operated by Accor:

adagio-aparthotel.com/gb/…index.shtml

We've never tried Adagio but we've never had a bad Accor hotel experience in dozens of rooms. The Accor hotels have been consistently good in our opinion.

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2. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

Here are a couple: (you'll have to check the reviews on your own)

http://www.residencehenri4.com/rooms.html

france-hotel-guide.com/en/…

http://www.les3poussins.com/

(kitchenette on request)

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3. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

Thank you for the recommendations will def check it out.

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4. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

thank you so much, this helps a lot!!!!

I have one more question regarding the individually owned apartment rentals, are they generally safe? in terms of leaving the belongings while you are out in the city or crime wise...

I see lot of advertisements, on trip advisor amongst others of the apartment rentals and we are not sure if they are safe since we are travelling with a child.

May be our doubts are baseless, have never rented before, any opinion would be helpful.

Thanks much.

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5. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

We have rented apartments all over the US and Europe through www.VRBO.com

Each apartment is individually owned, so you have to do some extra work on the front end, but I've always felt like the end result was that we made a great decision. Apartments allow so much more space for less than the cost of a hotel and amenities such as internet access, free calls to the US, kitchens, and (most importantly when you have small kids) washers and dryers. The washer/dryer thing is a Godsend to allow you clean up after the kids and to pack lighter.

To rent an apartment, just use common sense and if something makes you uncomfortable, then move on to the next one on your list.

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6. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

If you are staying for a whole week in Paris, it makes sense looking at apt rentals. A little extra work and nerves but more comfort.

If your stay is short or you want to stay with hotel types, I last stayed at Residence des Arts in the Sixth arrond. very near the Seine, shops, sights, There was plenty of room and a kitchenette. Room clean, well decorated, with sofa bed as well. TA reviews:

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187147-d197…

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7. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

we have rented 42 times and will be doing so for two months in Paris and 2 weeks in Montepulciano in the fall.

we have had one burglary -- this was in London and happened because the landlord who was finishing cleaning when my son arrived and left his stuff, failed to lock the door with the double lock when she left. the entire building was burgled, not just our apartment -- and all it would take is a credit card or breadknife to open the door

apartments in Europe are extremely secure -- they seem to be designed with home invasion or revolution in mind -- you don't have flimsy front doors with glass panels as is common in the US. the doors are sturdy, usually there is an outside door to the building which is locked and then sometimes another inner door past the mailboxes, and then the apartment doors which have very secure dead bolt locks. when in the apartment at night, you leave the key in the door and no one can get in even with a key. (it is critical not to leave the key in the door when leaving -- I learned this the hard way)

so short answer -- apartments are generally very secure -- this is not true of hotel rooms

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8. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

If you're considering renting an apartment, it might give you a higher level of comfort if you ask for recommendations here from people who have actually stayed there. And I don't mean recommending an agency...but specific apartments that have been enjoyed.

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9. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

Thank you so much, appreciate the insight and the replies!!!

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10. Re: Travelling with a small child,need a hotel with kitchenette

There is also a digicode that's necessary to be entered to gain entry through the main door of the apartment building in Paris.

Edited: 19 February 2011, 23:44