Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel

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Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 81

8 Rue Amélie - Paris - 75007 - France Hotel Website | | 01.47.05.46.21
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The Voice of Reason for a Great Value Hotel...

from DBFISH
First things first- I have worked in hotels, I have travelled a lot, and I can balance a review with a little bit of common sense.

That said, overall this hotel is very, very good. The location is nearly perfect (a small quiet street that meets Rue Ste. Dominique with many fine shops, 2 blocks to Rue Clerc: a street with open-air markets and shops
INCLUDING a cheese shop called La Fermette that will rock your world with
it's fine selections), only a 10 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower IF you have the willpower not to window-shop.

The staff were all very pleasant and they were as helpful as possible when
handling my questions, etc. NOTE: I speak a little French, and the entire staff at Jardins speak English quite well. We were gracious and so we were
treated wonderfully. HOWEVER: I'm sure that if you are arrogant, pushy
and demanding, you will get the same treatment that bad behavoir will
get you anywhere in the world.

The hotel is NOT NEW, but it is renovated to the most modern standards that common sense and the physical restrictions of a crowded city can bear. There is ONE elevator and it hold a MAXIMUM of 2 people w/ luggage.
100 years ago there was no air conditioning or internet service, so you will occasionally see an afterthought pipe or wire that might visually interrupt a wall or baseboard. They made sensible upgrades without tearing up all the
walls and ceilings!

REQUEST ROOM 401. It is probably the best view of the tower, and we slept with the windows open and felt that the city's night noises were barely noticeable from our room. Take a few seconds to roll the beds 18 inches from the headboard and you can watch the light show of the Eiffel Tower as
you drift to sleep. Rooms are fairly small, but clean. Our room was roughly
10 feet by 11 feet and the bathroom was closer to 5 feet by 6 feet. This room has a fairly small armoire in it rather than a closet. If you have big luggage, the luggage will not comfortably fit in the armoire. Either bring soft-sided luggage that you can store under the bed after you unpack, or ask the hotel to store your empty luggage after you have unpacked.

Although it is offered (and looked popular, judging by the crowd) we did NOT have breakfast at the hotel. The breakfast buffet is coffee, tea, toast,
fruit, muffins, and "boil-them-yourself" eggs for 13 Euros a person. We elected to walk 300 yards to a good modern coffee shop to enjoy coffee and baked goods for 5 Euros each (we wanted to spend more on wine!)

The hotel does NOT have a current relationship with a shuttle service to
Charles de Gaulle Airport. Taxis are approximately 55 Euros each way.
That is not bad for 4 people sharing a cab, but a little steep for 1 or 2.
Train service is available from CDG to the Metro, and there are Metro stops
within 500 yards from the hotel, but after a long flight, we just bit the bullet
and paid for the taxi.

We looked at the prices and lobbies of several other hotels in the area, and the others all seemed too fake and it looked as if they were probably VERY
noisy at night.

I honestly cannot imagine another hotel in the area that can combine such
a level of honest, quiet, quaint lodging with the price we paid.

I fell asleep watching the lights of the Eiffel Tower shining past the wineglasses on the windowsill for 5 nights of perfect weather... not bad.

Excellent bang for the buck!

(I don't work for the hotel, or any travel agency or anything- but I will be glad to offer free, honest advice for your trip if you want to e-mail me.)

dbfish66@cox.net

Great stay

from DrJerry
Our stay at Les Jardins d'Eiffel couldn't have been better. We knew it wasn't a four-star hotel. On the other hand, for a comparatively reasonable price we got a balcony that enabled us to watch the Eiffel Tower light show every night and a very good continental breakfast. Our bathroom was more than adequate, and the bathtub was huge. The hotel staff was very polite and accommodating, and appreciative of the efforts I made to speak French with them. The location is fairly convenient to the subway system, but after a long flight, you may want to take a taxi anyway so that you don't have to carry or otherwise haul your bags. Restaurants in the area abound, and you are about a ten-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. There is also a market in the area should you want to buy some wine or food to take back to your room, but also remember to bring your own bag, otherwise you might have to pay a couple of Euros to buy one of theirs. This was my daughter's introduction to Paris, and she can't wait to to go back.

Good spot but the service could be better....

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for two nights over Bastille Day celebrations and for touring Paris this hotel is extremely well located. Close to a Metro stop and the eiffel tower, invalides etc. The best thing about our stay is that we could walk back to our room from the Bastille Day celebrations in Champs Elysses and then the fireworks from the Eiffel Tower (both of these events are definately worth seeing).
Our room was over-priced for what we got though, nothing flash and hence we moved hotels for our next three nights in Paris. Air conditioner + fridge worked well, but the safe was broken.
Only one of the three staff we came across were helpful and this was disappointing because good advice in Paris is essential for budget travelling.
I would stay here again on Bastille Day but not otherwise.

Do not stay at this hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.

The welcome we received was anything but warm - the receptionist barely looked at us. She didn't tell us anything about breakfast timings, facilities etc.
We booked through an online booking agent, and the voucher was for a double room. However when we checked in, there was no double available and we were given a twin for the first night and told we "can try again in the morning".

Throughout the stay, we found the reception staff to be rude, impolite and very unhelpful.

My credit card company told me the hotel had taken an authorisation on my card, but the hotel refused to acknowledge this. I asked to speak to the manager, but as it was Sunday they said the manager was off and wouldn't even call her for me. They also refused to call the booking agent to try and sort it out.
We weren't able to leave without paying the bill, so we had to pay and were left to sort out the matter when we left the country.
I called the agent and the hotel again the next day. Both the agent, and again the hotel denied that they had taken the authorisation.
I insisted on speaking to the hotel manager, whereupon I was told that she was too busy to deal with this, and instead I had to speak to the Booking Manager. He told me he would investigate and call me back, but he never did.

Mixed review

from A TripAdvisor Member
Pros:
1. Great location
2. Quiet at night
3. Clean

Cpms:
1. Poor service - we asked to have our safe fixed twice. Assured it would be and not done. Stayed for seven nights - they did not seem to take our request seriously.
2. Outdate- could be a bit more modern
3. Constant key card problems

Would I stay again? Probably not but would def. stay in that same neighborhood.

Great Location - Very Poor Service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights as part of our honeymoon. The location was fantastic being in close proximity to most of the sights, however the service was the worst I have ever experienced. The hotel manager was the rudest person we have ever met. His attitude and unwillingness to help made us feel very unwelcome. The staff who service the breakfast room were also very rude and unpleasant at one stage taking away the buffet breakfast before the scheduled finishing time.

We thought that maybe it was just our experience but after speaking to other guests at the hotel, it seems that nobody had a nice thing to say about the service.

To finish off a bad experience the hotel tried to overcharge us for our stay, when we informed them that we had already paid for the hotel room through our travel agent, they tried to dispute even though they had our travel voucher in their hands!!! They soon realised that they could not charge us and told us to get out with no apology offered.

The city is beautiful and to my surprise most people on the streets are very friendly and helpful, however at all costs avoid this hotel.

lovely view of the Eiffel Tower

from annelou
What a lovely surprise to open our door and be met by a view of the Eiffel Tower! Each night we sat on our beds and watched it turn to a golden glow as the sun set, and then on the hour a sparkling light show. We enjoyed our eight nights here. The room was not too small, with two beds, a desk, wardrobe, and some floor space. The bathroom was very clean and after some reviews I'd read of tiny bathrooms more like closets, was pleasantly surprised to find a "normal" sized bathroom with a bath, basin and toilet. The breakfast was good with juice, tea, coffee, cereal, toast, eggs, yoghurt, bread and pastries. The hotel is in a quiet location but close to a number of cafes and restaurants, with a supermarket just around the corner and laundromat across the road. We particularly enjoyed the meal at "Chez Pierrot" just across the road, and enjoyed walking down the Rue Cler, a lovely market street just a couple of streets away, where you can buy chocolates, baguettes, pastries, cheese, ham, etc. This place suited us because we didn't want a lot of night life - with Mum aged 73 yrs. The hotel staff were pleasant and spoke English or French, whatever you prefer. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.

oh man...

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had such a horrible first day in paris. The worst thing was this hotel. I had booked the hotel about 3 mo.s in advance, but when we get there we didn't have a room. The guy behind the counter told us that we had reservations at another hotel since the water and a.c. was not working in our room. (I was suppose to have a brand new room but instead got one of the old rooms) We thought it was ok that we were moved to another hotel since it was a block away. When we went to the other hotel it was not even close to what we had reserved. (it was a hole in the wall hotel and didn't look very safe) So my husband went back to complain about the hotel they had stuck us in. The guy behind the counter just told us to deal with it. (we also had to pay more for the lower rated hotel than the one that I had booked) we ended up fighting with the guy till almost mid-night when he finally decided to give in. He made us a deal that if we stayed in the crappy hotel that night then we would get a 4 star hotel the next night. The only bad thing about that is we spent half the next day trying to switch hotels. I now know never to go with an area hotel. From now on I am going to go with B.W., Holiday Inn, etc.

OK, but not great

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently stayed at Les Jardins D'Eiffel for three nights. The location is great, close to Des Invalides, and an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower, lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. I booked late and my room did not have a view of the tower. I was in one of their older rooms, which looked as though its last major update was about 25 years ago. Breakfast was included, and offered a nice selection of pastries. Staff were polite, but not always very helpful.
Advantages: the location, air conditioning
Disadvantages: internet access is available but expensive (5 euro for 30 minutes on a clunky connection). They do normally offer wifi but it was not working when I was there.
There are probably better value deals around. Better suited for tourists than business people.

Good hotel in a great location.

from Billbr123
We just got back from our first trip to Paris. We used Rick Steves' guide to Paris to find our hotel. Les Jardins D'Eiffel was a good choice. The room was small. but comfortable. The hotel was very clean. The room safe was adequate for anything we needed to store. We had no safety concerns. The location, in a somewhat quiet part of the rue Cler section, was perfect. We were only three blocks from the Metro, and six blocks from the Eiffel Tower. We had view of the Eiffel Tower from our window. The breakfast was fine. The coffee was very good, from an American standpoint. The reception was good and the night desk clerk was very helpful in finding a fun evening out for us. All-in-all, a very enjoyable time.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Eiffel Tower It was best to go up the Eiffel Tower at night. The queues are much shorter. We waited 40 minutes to go up and during the day the queues were up to 4 hours wait.

Batobus Do Purchase a day or Two day Batobus ticket (it is a hop on hop off boat that travels up and down the Seine) - they stop at eight convenient locations for sightseeing (Louvre, Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower etc) and run approx every 15 mins. A great way to rest your tired feet and way cheaper than taxi's

Paris: The city of Romance? Paris does have some romantic aspects to it, but its not really the most romantic city I have ever seen. I found Paris quite dirty and a little over-rated in some parts, but really it depends where you are in Paris.

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  • Address: 8 Rue Amélie - Paris - 75007 - France
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