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“Sleeping on the Seine, who would have imagined this?”

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Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel
Ranked #21 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Paris, France
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“Sleeping on the Seine, who would have imagined this?”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Upon arrival, staff received us with a genuine smile (are we really in Paris?), and started to feel the welcoming atmosphere on board. I was invited to personalize the ambiance by ordering some little extras like a magnificent bouquet of red roses, chilled champagne in the cabin (next time I need to think of the strawberries!), and something I think was a “Lovebox” containing some surprises from a brand called Bijoux Indiscrets. Thanks for the advice, this little plus made a difference.

I appreciated the privacy and comfort of the boat and our cozy cabin overlooking the Seine River, the confortable double bed, all equipped with shower and sanitary. Don’t expect a 100m2 hotel room – you are probably in the wrong place – but you get a real luxury Yacht comfort experience.

For dinner, we had a table for two on the Seine with the possibility to walk around on deck during our meal. Quality of the meal was aligned with our expectations, and we just loved the chocolate dessert in duo.

No need to describe our night onboard, the thing you need to know is that staff really cares about your intimacy, and that it was very … romantic :-) Waking up with the sound of the water lapping was very relaxing, too.

VIP is of easy access, and if you really want to leave for a while you may find plenty of nearby walking and cultural activities: Bibliothèque François Mitterand, the Cour Saint Emilion, the Botanical Gardens, Chinatown and Mouffetard, among others. During the trip we could see monuments we would otherwise just ignore while strolling around in a city I thought I already knew well enough.

I believe this is a unique and original service in Paris, which made me (us!) have a romantic moment in a different way. Overall, a Quality experience I would be willing to repeat.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

If you want to spend a romantic and original night in Paris, this Yacht is the best choice!
You will navigate on the Seine river and see the best sights of Paris especially the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre and many others buildings.
The crew is friendly and responds to all your requests ( flowers, champagne, love box :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

This river yacht on the Seine was a splurge for our last night in Paris that we decide to try out thanks to a groupon offer. It is definitely pricey, but includes a lovely dinner while cruising out and back along the river, and a nicely appointed though small stateroom for the night while the yacht is docked. Breakfast would certainly be delicious as well but we had to leave early to catch a flight and missed out. Our only complaint was that beverages are not included and prices are really inflated, in addition to the already steep price for the whole experience. Makes an absolutely perfect getaway if you can score a discount. While it was nice and romantic, I'd still think twice before staying at full price.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jean-Marc E, Responsable relations publiques at Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Thank you to our passenger from Vancouver! We do appreciate you took the time to comment your experience at le VIP Paris. We are honored that you stayed onboard for your last night in Paris. What better that an overnight stay on la River Seine :) Thank you for your comment our our menu. We are trying to provide a variety of drinks and garantee a full range of price. Our wine bottle starts around 20€ and soft drinkcs are at 6€. As for discounts, we are more visible and prestigious partners now list le VIP Paris on their sites (weekenddesk, lastminute etc.). We also suggest potential passengers to check out our web site as we propose special discounts especially on thursdays and sundays.
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Property: Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel
Address: 1 Port de la Rapee, 75012 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Reuilly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Paris
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le VIP Paris Yacht Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are a tourist looking for original boat tours in Paris, or a couple that wants to enjoy a romantic boat dinner on la River Seine, we are pleased to introduce you to the most prestigious and original way to discover the city, as well as the most unique and unusual hotel in Paris. Our Dinner Cruises are unique in Paris and will leave your breathless; as from now on, your sightseeing will be done from your own hotel: a sailing yacht hotel! ... more   less 
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