We stayed at the Villa Escudier for 5 nights in late May while attending the French Open Tennis Tournament (about a 5 block walk from the hotel--although the Paris Metro system will get you almost as close from anywhere in Paris). Hotel prices are significantly higher during the tournament.
This is a lovely, clean, modern, quaint, quiet, facility, and if you can afford to stay here during the tennis tournament, you probably won't care about the few quibbles below!
In a nutshell:
The facility is lovely and quiet. The neighborhood is delightful and practical although the restaurant selections within walking distance aren't great. The rooms are large and attractive. Less happily:
The in-room cooking facilities are dismal--and conspicuously designed to keep you from cooking your own breakfast rather than paying for the hotel-provided breakfast in the garden (or in your room in the likely event [in late May] of rain.) (Despite the dismal lack of pans, utensils, and condiments, I managed to prove daily that you can cook bacon and eggs with a sauce pan and a table-spoon--even on an induction burner that turns off every time you lift up the overheated sauce pan!!) But it wasn't pretty and I am probably one of the few fools who would even try. Bring you own stuff--no salt, no pepper, no frying pan, no paper towels, no napkins, nor anything else useful, anywhere.
The hotel website claims laundry facilities, but they aren't self-serve, and the cost of wash-dry-fold for a load of whites and a load of colored was pretty dear. (There is a self-serve laundry less than two blocks away, but if you can afford to stay at this facility during the French Open, I suspect you won't be doing that!)
Except for one news station, no English language TV is available.
Attempts by hotel staff to speak English left much to be desired. And we lost much time following instructions to a market 6 or 7 blocks away when a closer/better one was only 2 blocks away. (Yes, it's hard to say how much of that was OUR fault!)
But, at the end of the day, if we go back to the French Open next year, we will stay at Villa Escudier!
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