We travel to France regularly to see family. This time we wanted to stay in a hotel with a great pool for the kids.
This hotel had connecting rooms, rooms are beautiful not a bad size for Paris, the hotel is centrally located but is a bit of a walk to the Metro. The was no bathtub in our rooms. The room was very quiet. There is a awesome Carrefour (bit like a small costco) near the hotel which was great to pick up snacks, fruit etc. even a stroller when my daughter cut open her foot on the pool door at the hotel.
I also think for Paris, the room is well priced. Our room, although they kept trying to charge us, included breakfast. The breakfast was great but get there early because they do run out and the staff are not overly energetic to replenish the buffet. This is general French service, you will be ignored, there will be dirty tables everywhere and the staff will all be talking at the bar. But this is normal in Paris.
Now the problem, the pools which were totally empty, are not for kids. The staff will tell your children to be quiet and they really don't want them there. We went to the indoor pool which is beautiful, no one was there so they could swim and have fun like a regular kid- until they had a photo shoot with a model enter and they asked us to leave! The guests to leave.
Also keep in mind that they are trying to promote pool memberships to the community so it is not just guests using the facilities. It's weird fit because they are there for fitness while the guests are there to relax.
I think it would be a great place maybe for a couple but we won't be returning with a family.
PS watch your feet on the doors going to the pool they are very sharp on the bottom.
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- Famed for its 2 swimming pools, since the 1930s the Molitor has been the place to be in Paris. The Molitor reopens in May 2014 with its spirit and architecture intact. With views of the summer pool, the 124 rooms at the 5-star MGallery hotel invite you to discover this wonderful location: enjoy relaxing in the spa, swim in the indoor pool, share a cocktail on the rooftop or savor the menu dreamt up by 2 generations of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. Relax: you are at the Molitor. ... more less
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