Napoleon Hotel, Paris
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Paris in August!from KANW
Being my first trip to Paris with my boyfriend I was hoping for some much needed romance and TLC. Arriving in Paris we (following a recommendation from a fellow reviewer) took the Air France bus into the centre of Paris, it was convenient and direct costing just 12 euros each for a single. It stopped just two blocks from the Hotel Napoleon just off the Arc de Triomphe which was breathtaking. It was a five minute walk to the hotel which was brilliant.
The Hotel is amazing, very clean and full of the most amazing paintings, vases etc. We received a warm welcome by staff as soon as we set foot inside the door.
When we went up to our room on the third floor, I was however very disappointed, the room even though was clean was very small and dark as it was inside room facing a small inner courtyard. I was amazed at the price that we had paid for such a room so we were straight on the phone to reception to see what could be done. The receptionist was extremely helpful and explained that the only other room they had available for our first night was a deluxe room which we would have to pay another 100 euros a night for, however there was another classic room that would be available in the morning which faced the front street, so we decided to wait until morning.
The facilities at the hotel are good, we were a little disappointed at the lack of English TV Channels but we didn't spend that much time in the room anyway. We managed to get Breakfast included in our room rate and I have to say I am glad that we didn't have to pay extra for it as it was disappointing as well. There wasn't much choice only a few cereals, breads/pastries and selection of hot foods. We decided that we wouldn't have paid the 22 Euros asking price and were very thankful it was included.
The hotel is still undergoing some renovation work but this didn't make any difference to our stay. The hotel is in a fantastic location, just down the road from the Arc de Triomphe and Champ Elysees where you have an array of shops and also the main stops of the Tour buses. We bought a two day pass for the Yellow Open Topped Tour Bus which was a fantastic way to see all the sites that Paris has to offer. We also bought a two day pass for the Bato Bus (on river) however we wouldn't recommend this if you wanted to get somewhere quickly as it is very slow.
Overall we had a fantastic time in Paris, there are some amazing things to do and see, and one thing to remember is that it is very expensive especially eating out. We ate a few nights on the Champ Elysees but decided to go down some of the side streets to find better restaurants on the last night. We found a fantastic Chinese/Cantonese but I was in shock when we were given the bill at the end as it cost 108 euros for the two of us and we only had a soft drink, starter and main course!!! It must have been an excellent place to go though as they were queuing to get a table.
I wouldn't hurry back to Paris for a while purely because we did so much in the two days we were there! I would recommend it to anyone though if you haven't been before, you just need to remember one thing if your after relaxation then Paris isn't for you also if you are disabled you may also find it a bit difficult getting around as there are millions of steps and you walk miles, so remember to pack your comfy shoes.
I would strongly recommend the Hotel Napoleon for your chosen hotel if you do decide to visit Paris.
Desperately Requires Renevation and Staff Attitude Change!from Ahmed_Cs
An Oasis of Calm in a busy city !from SianH
Great stay Excellent stafffrom Katerina_V
Breakfast was amazing with croissants ,pastries & bread freshly baked. The Bivouac cafe located next to the reception used also for breakfast has a great atmoshere with big sofas that you can just relax in having a coffee, drink or a snack during day time .
The location is definately a plus,located in the center of the city 300m from the Arc de Triomph , the metro station is only 100m from the entrance of the hotel very convenient if you plan returning from the shops with a load of shopping bags. I have already booked a second stay at hotel Napoleon and would recomended it to everyone as a great stay in Central Paris.
A Parisan delightfrom jenuine2
We stayed in a Junior Suite and the room was extremely good size for a European Hotel. In addition, the room was clean, air conditioned and extremely quiet. The beds were also quite comfortable and we easily fit four people in this room.
You could not ask for a better location - just one block off the Champs Elysees we could see the Arc de Triomphe from the front of the hotel. World class shopping, dining and sightseeing are all within a few steps of the entrance of this hotel. Be sure to go to the CAP VERNET restaurant; it was a recommendation from the concierge and a woderfully authentic French restaurant with impeccable service.
This hotel is a little pricey compared to some of the others but is well worth it. . .from the location to the customer service you could not ask for more. I already look forward to my return to this magnificent city and hotel.
Fantastic Stayfrom LoveMelb
To my surprise I found my room availably immediately upon my arrival (direct flight from Oz) and this enabled me to freshen up and hit the town straight away. The room was a classic room and very clean, very spacious and comfortable but also very warm. Upon mentioning this to the reception staff they arranged for an immediate upgrade and I ended up with a lovely (if not rather smaller) room that overlooked the street and had veiws of the Arc.
The best part of the hotel is the staff, they were helpfull, cheerfull and couldn't do enough for you. I found that the service I received made me oblivious to the renovations being finalised (seemed to be mostly on the outside).
The location is very good if you take the AirFrance Bus from the airport, it is just a short walk to the hotel and saved me heaps on a transfer. Breakfast was included in my and since not much opened prior to 9am I took full advantage of it. If you don't have breakfast included take the short walk to one of the may charming cafes that all serve variations of breakfast at a cheeper price.
A real gemfrom Elian
Ps: there is a drawback with the room service as it does not serve hot food after midnight.
Loved Itfrom TareksLondon
Wonderfull Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fall into the Arcfrom lamerazure
Top Local Tips for Paris
Taxis Make sure you know how far your hotel is from your arrival destination. I was charged 60 euros to go to my hotel. On my return I got into a cab that had a meter and it costs me 11 euros.
Did my 60th Birthday Dinner with 8 Friends at Les Bouquinistes Run as fast as you can to Quai Augustine and Guy Savoy's restaurant Les Bouquinistes. Best meal I have ever eaten and I travel a lot, eat in Los Angeles and New York restaurants and this was by far one of the finest meals I've ever had. From a peach amuse bouche to a Jerusaleum Artichoke Soup with stuffed brioche, this place is amazing. The Manager, Cedric Jossot, is one of the most charming men in Paris and works the room to make sure that everyone is fully satisfied. Don't miss this restaurant. Not far from Notre Dame and Place St. Michel on Quai Augustine. My favorite dining experience in 60 years!!!!!!
Do Not book This was recommended as a source of airport transportation service by DK "Eyewitness Travel". However, our flight arrived at 6am and the shuttle did not meet us at the designated point. Office did not open until 7 am and we had to walk over 20 mins to their service desk which no one was minding. It took the shuttle another 45 mins to arrive after we called! Although it will cost you a few euros more, take a taxi or arrange for a shuttle service through the hotel.
Other names for Napoleon Hotel
- hotel napoleon paris
- Address: 40 Avenue de Friedland - Paris - 75008 - France
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