Just back from Paris (late on Tuesday 20 March 2012) and felt I had to write a review on this hotel. I had read the reviews before going - this was a Groupon deal, 3 night stay for me and my husband.The reviews I read were ranging from very bad and quite off-putting to very good. I was dreading what we were going to be faced with on our arrival after reading the reviews, now after being there, I honestly do not know what some people want! This hotel is advertised as a 4 star. It certainly isnt 4 star. It is however, very clean and tidy. Beds are made every day, clean towels are left. Constant hot water (be very careful as the water is EXTREMELY Hot). The staff were more than helpful, any question asked was answered in a friendly and pleasant manner and we were never made to feel a nuisance. The hotel is about a 20 minute drive from the Champs Elysse - bus stop right across the road (no.31 bus, costs 6 euro 80 cents for x2 day return tickets) Around the area there are lots of little bistros and cafe bars. Prices very reasonable. Centre of Paris is about 20 minute journey or an hour walk (gentle stroll taking in the sights)
This hotel is ideal as somewhere to go back to to sleep. Breakfast is self service buffet style continental breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, flavoured yoghurts, cheese, salami, ham, cereal, fresh bread, croissants, fresh fruit juice, tea and coffee and scrambled egg and bacon. There was no limit as to the amount of breakfast, just keep going up until your full! It was delicious and very fresh every day. The only critisicm I have is there is no tea/coffee facilities in the room. Coffee was available upon request at reception BUT by early evening this sometimes wasnt available. It would be better if there were facilities in the room.
My overall view is that if you are looking for somewhere clean and tidy and friendly to just go back to after a busy day sight-seeing then go to this place. If you want your holiday to be spent inside a hotel then dont go here and go to the more luxury hotels (but why would you want to spend all your time in a hotel) This was the first time in France for me and my husband if we ever go back to Paris we would certainly consider going back to this hotel. All in all Villa Eugenie is a lovely hotel, clean, tidy and staff are very friendly. If you want somewhere where you can get back to in the evening after a long day sight-seeing to rest your weary legs and get some shut-eye, then get up on the morning to a lovely breakfast then I certainly recommend this hotel. Also if you can, phone the hotel in advance and book a taxi to pick you up from the airport. Its cheaper! A taxi from the airport will cost around 50 euros, whereas the taxi from the Hotel is 34 euros for 2 people. We didnt know this and got a taxi from the airport to the hotel. We were met by a barrage of men at the airport asking if we wanted a taxi - they were not legitimate taxi's, but straight out of the door there is a line of legitimate taxi's - get one of these if you must. We booked a taxi to take us back to the airport it came direct to the hotel and took us direct to the airport. If you are wanting a meal at the airport before your flight home - get your meal as soon as you enter the airport - once past pass-port control there are no restaurants etc there. We made this mistake, checked in our bags early and went straight through passport control thinking we would get a meal in a restaurant once through, OH NO - no restaurants, just duty free shops and a small cafe bar selling sandwiches. You can check your bags in and then head for one of the many eating places, get a meal and then go to passport control - just thought this might be useful for you to know :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Eugenie is a charming hotel that pays tribute to the period marked by Napoleon III, situated in the 17th arrondissement next to the picturesque Butte Montmarte and Sacré Coeur. This elegant property features stylishly decorated and fitted rooms that provide you with a relaxing space for the duration of your visit to Paris. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Eugenie Hotel Paris
- De Paris Hotel Eugenie
- De Hotel Paris
- Villa Eugenie Paris