Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est
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Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est Reviews
great great Jan 01, 2010
This was a great move for me. Having spent one night in Paris at less than grand hotel, I packed my bags up and stayed here at the Holiday Inn Gare de L’Est. I am so glad that I made the move. This property was located directly across from one of the main stations in Paris. I would have thought it would have been a really noise and unsafe place, but it was very quiet and I felt very very safe. The underground station was right in front of the hotel door. There were plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood including an onsite restaurant. The station offered places to eat and to shop, which made the area a great place to stay.
The station also made commuting around the city very easy. I even took a day to walk to Notre Dame and it was a pleasant walk.
The lobby of the hotel was very nice and welcoming. The staff was as friendly as they could have been. I wasn’t expecting much and they didn’t disappoint. I guess that is the American in me. I needed some stamps for postcards, but at this time of the year, places were closed and the staff offered to post the cards as well as make sure they were mailed. I paid them for the stamps and trusted that they would follow through, but two weeks later, no postcards delivered. I know mail is slow to travel across the Atlantic, but I am now wondering if that was such a good idea?
The property has a small, but nice rooftop terrace which offers great views of Paris including the Eiffel Tower.
The room was very very spacious. The color scheme was very relaxing and clean. They offered cable TV with a variety of channels including CNN. The free coffee and tea service was a nice touch after a long day in the city. The beds were very comfortable with pillows that range from soft to firm. The lighting was perfect. They had small reading lights near each bed and the then the overhead lights. The TV was also internet accessible with a wireless keyboard. The price for the internet was reasonable for the area as well as convenient. There was an internet café just down the street a ways, but this offered you the privacy of your own room. The bathroom was also very spacious with a clean shower and toilet. The amenities were perfect. A nice clean scented soap and shampoo products were available.. They towels were nice and large. The large windows in the room do open, so you have to be careful to lock them back or you might get waken up in the middle of the night thinking someone is trying to get into your room. It was just the wind, but enough wind to make you wonder.
The breakfast was not as great as I thought it might be. It was pretty expensive at 15 euros, so I opted to visit local coffee shops and eateries and was never disappointed. There was a McDonalds just down the street, but I only felt the need to walk by and look in.
I was very much satisfied with the hotel and would stay here again. The location, the service, the value: all great.
Part of the My European Christmas travel blog
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Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est Overview
Guests looking for close proximity to shopping will enjoy the Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est, which is within minutes of the districts of Galeries Lafayette, the opera district, the Expo Villepinte, and the Expo Porte de Versailles. Area attractions of this Paris hotel include the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Disneyland Paris, the Louvre, and the exhibition center. The Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est provides a parking area for guests during their stay. In addition, a train station is within minutes of the hotel. Metro stations are within steps of the hotel. A high-speed train station is directly across from the hotel as well.
Guests will enjoy modern amenities in the two hundred rooms of the Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est. These amenities include air-conditioning, soundproofing, in-room safes, and satellite television. For business travelers, executive rooms are available.
The contemporary establishment and décor at the Holiday Inn Paris-Gare de L'Est provides guests with access to such amenities as a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, a sauna, laundry services, travel services, and Internet access.
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