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Cheap hotel in Paris

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Matt, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    First trip to Paris coming up in May, have a business trip to Toulouse, then will be staying in Paris for a week after that - and this part I have to pay for...

    So, since the less we spend sleeping the more we can spend shopping and seeing, can anyone recommend me a decent cheaper 2 star style hotel in a convenient location?

    Matt
     
  2. jekv12

    jekv12 Well-Known Member

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    Matt, not sure how much two star places are these days, but the last time we went to Paris we decided to rent an apartment for a week - more room, a small kitchen with 'fridge to store some wine and cheese, etc. We rented from Paris Vacation Apartments, and wanted simple/inexpensive and got a studio in Montmarte, with a great view of Sacre Couer. It was great to go to the market for food, with the apartment we didn't have to eat out every night. The apartment was a 5 min walk from the Abbesses metro stop. The only minor disappointment was the bed - a kind of matress on the floor - but that was the only apartment available when we booked, and we went on a whim, with less than a week's notice. Service from Isis was excellent - she suggested local bistros, arranged taxis, made reservations at the Big Name restaurants at which we needed, er, wanted to eat...and just as important told us the places to avoid. She speaks flawless English.
     
  3. Fabienne

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    I would also second renting a studio or an apartment. Try Lodgis.com. There are many more (affordable) choices on that site compared to Paris vacation apartment, but the extras jekv 12 mentions will only be possible if you have a friendly owner. The second concern will be the arrondissement you wish to live in. If you need help figuring out the feel of a neighborhood, don't hesitate to ask.
     
  4. Fabienne

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    While in Toulouse: get someone to recommend a restaurant where you can have a cassoulet. While in Paris, if you rent an apartment, you can buy what looks good to you at a traiteur, a fromager or a charcuterie, drop by the wine shop, and there's your dinner. A traiteur typically will have prepared dishes you can heat up like choucroute garnie, stews, quiches. The choices can be overwhelming. [​IMG]
     
  5. PHV

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    I don't know if I'd recommend staying in Montmartre if it's your first time in Paris. The walk up that hill is not pleasant late at night when you've been partying.
     
  6. Parker

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    renting an apartment is a nice option. i've done that in other european cities with good success. if you go the hotel route, my favorite is in the 6th near the luxembourg gardens. hotel sainte beuve. three star. friendly, stylish, convenient. sainte beuve
     
  7. Horace

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    PM me.  I'm not making this one public.

    edit: oops, sorry I see you want 2 star. I know some really hip dumps that I very much enjoy. But I am a man of extremes so it's either the best (by which I am inevitably disappointed) or the worst (pleasantly surprised).
     
  8. Matt

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    thanks guys for all the feedback here...will look into the apt option and see what i can see
     
  9. moosio

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    Good points...

    I myself will be in Paris next week, looking forward to it.
     
  10. chorse123

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    I highly recommend Hotel de Nevers in the 11th: http://www.hoteldenevers.com/ It's in a good neighborhood, easily accessible on foot or train, inexpensive, and friendly. The bathrooms are clean, showers have good water pressure and temperature. Plus they have a computer for guests to use freely in reception (to check styleforum, jk jk). The only thing is the beds can be hit or miss (don't stay there if you're an old man or have a tricky back) and the decor leaves a bit to be desired. And they have two friendly cats, so it's not for the allergic.
     
  11. philosophe

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    I stayed at the three star Hotel Beaubourg last month and can recommend it. I think we paid about 115 euro/night.
     
  12. jekv12

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    Thank you, Fabienne, for that link to Lodgis. Yes, going to the market streets is a joy - we visited a traiteur (didn't know that's what it was called) for dinner more than once - I recall a lovely terrine - and the local boulangerie and fromagerie were good too. Of course we eventually made the pilgrimage to Poillane and Barthelemy... A friend who vists Paris regulary recommends Axial Beaubourg in the 4th. But it too is a 3 star.
     
  13. moosio

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    Man.. their website sure needs an overhaul. I'll pay them a vist next week, perhaps I can turn this a business trip. Their hotel looks friendly and economical. Good post.
     
  14. Matt

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    wow - dont check into general chat for a few days and were on to page 2. thanks guys for all the pointers.

    moosio - let me know what you think of that place. i can live with rudimentary furnishings and its very cheap...
     
  15. moosio

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    I'm at the Hotel right now.

    The rooms are really old, and showers and bathrooms are not standard.

    But good for 32euro's a night... + it's in central paris.

    Good find guys, except I have to leave tomarrow.. their booked solid
     
  16. ernest

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    (m@T @ May 04 2005,07:49) wow - dont check into general chat for a few days and were on to page 2. Â thanks guys for all the pointers. moosio - let me know what you think of that place. i can live with rudimentary furnishings and its very cheap...
    I'm at the Hotel right now. The rooms are really old, and showers and bathrooms are not standard. But good for 32euro's a night... + it's in central paris. Good find guys, except I have to leave tomarrow.. their booked solid
    32 euros per night and you have a bathroom? It must be a common bathroom with all clients of the hotel .
     
  17. hermes

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    i've had very good luck booking higher end hotels at dirt cheap prices from hotels.com/.ca and expedia.com/.ca

    check both the american and canadian sites for the same hotel as the prices can vary sufficiently that you can end up with a better bargain booking from the other country's site (you'd think they'd be the same but the sometimes aren't)

    in any event, both sites have everything from 5 to 1 star hotels for all budget ranges
     
  18. chorse123

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    (m@T @ May 04 2005,07:49) wow - dont check into general chat for a few days and were on to page 2. Â thanks guys for all the pointers. moosio - let me know what you think of that place. i can live with rudimentary furnishings and its very cheap...
    I'm at the Hotel right now. The rooms are really old, and showers and bathrooms are not standard. But good for 32euro's a night... + it's in central paris. Good find guys, except I have to leave tomarrow.. their booked solid
    I'm glad it's working out for you. Hope I didn't promise more than the Hotel could fulfill.
     

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