This is the quickest hotel checkin I have ever experienced. I was handed the keys and given the password to the free wifi in under 60 seconds. First impressions count and this was a good one!
The staff here are very friendly and incredibly efficient. The rooms are small but well appointed - ours had a view across the tree-lined street with double opening windows - very much a French feel to it. We are a family of three so our room layout was two single beds side by side with a third single bed set apart. Even though the room was small we still found it quite functional.
The Astrid is located very close to the Arc de Triomphe which makes it extremely easy to find with Carnot Ave radiating directly from it. You can walk there in a couple of minutes. A longer but still pleasant walk can also be made to the Eiffel Tower from The Astrid. We walked there in around forty five minutes via Kleber Ave. If you're up for it them I would definitely suggest this as one of the best ways to get to the Tower from The Astrid. Forget about jumping on a bus, the Metro or catching a cab - walk there and enjoy the quieter side of Paris while you do! Incidentally, Kleber Ave also radiates from the Arc de Triomphe so it's extremely easy to find and then navigate your way to the Tower.
The Astrid is surrounded by some very nice cafés and restaurants. The restaurant immediately next door to it ( L arc) is fantastic and worth a visit. On the subject of food, the breakfasts at The Astrid are nice and the dining area is clean and tidy - a nice funky fit out helps too.
The only downside of The Astrid was the floor can be quite noisy to walk on as the building itself is quite old (although nicely restored). You may hear people walking around on the floor above you so pack some ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.
Although our stay here was a short one, I would most definitely recommend the Astrid as a great place to stay in Paris. We loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Astrid Paris is situated close to the Champs Elysees avenue, near the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais des Congres and La Defense. The hotel's central position offers easy access to public transportation. The Hotel Astrid welcomes you in a beautiful 19th century building. The hotel successfully combines comfort and elegance. The air conditioned rooms are a blend of harmony and restfulness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astrid Hotel Paris