The hotel has considerable virtues: I had a large room - suite, almost, with separate walk-in wardrobe, loo and bathroom, plus a kitchen "corner" with washing-up machine, microwave, hob, sink and fridge, comfortable sofa and chairs, and large balcony with table and chairs. The breakfasts seemed OK but breakfast is not my thing. It is next to the superb Orangerie park (lake, boating, waterfalls, fountains, aviary, wild storks nesting, woodland, flower gardens, children's playgrounds - absolutely beautiful) and very convenient for the European institutions just across the park.
But it has its limitations. It is some distance from the city centre (and a taxi took 15 minutes to arrive). It has no bar or restaurant, and there is only one (quite passable) restaurant nearby. There is no wi-fi except in the foyer - and they charge an extortionate €10 a day to plug in a cable in the rooms (and the process of making the connection is often wayward). The selection of TV channels is extremely limited - in English only CNN and BBC Prime.
And like many hotels today they have the same hypocritical - actually lying - self-promotion as environmentally concerned of claiming to replace towels only if they are left on the floor but actually replacing them willy nilly even if re-folded and hung on the towel rail. Complaints about this on two successive days made no difference whatever - in fact, the reaction was on one occasion to misunderstand my mentioning the subject as a complaint that the towel had not been replaced.
And why do tablets of soap have to be scrapped even if used only once?
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