This cosy hotel is located a hop skip and a jump away from the arc de Triomphe, if you are the athletic type that is. Otherwise it's less than five minutes walk from said arc with a Metro stop before the arc. There are two brasseries within seconds of leaving the hotel, a good patisserie, a small epicerie and a good butcher where you might be tempted to buy a roast chicken to beat the high cost of restaurants.
The room was not large but the bed was, as we requested. It was also a nonsmoker's room so it didn't stink. The bathroom had been recently refurbished, there was a safe, free wifi and for those who need it, air conditioning. It was more than adequately heated the weekend we were there, which happened to be unseasonably warm, or as things look now probably seasonally warm, global warming taken into account.
The breakfast was decent with yogurts, several cheeses, ham, coffee with hot milk or without, you choose, real juice, several types of bread, regular sized croissants and pain chocolat, (not the usual over-sized type, neither of which I sampled so cannot attest to their quality). The breakfast room is pleasant a with a large television that thankfully, only played a screen saver. The one criticism I'd have of the breakfast room is that stylish though the chairs were, they were too low for the tables and the stools were a tad small for regular-sized butts but not of course for the pert little butts everyone aspires to.
Staff were helpful. Rooms were clean. Breakfast personnel worked hard to keep up and spoke English. A good solid bed with no street noise with the window closed. Charming view of street and Arc de Triomphe.
The hotel's location was a plus because everything was within walking distance (if you are a walker) and otherwise the Metro was close at hand.
I would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Astrid Paris is situated close to the Champs Elysees avenue, near the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais des Congres and La Defense. The hotel's central position offers easy access to public transportation. The Hotel Astrid welcomes you in a beautiful 19th century building. The hotel successfully combines comfort and elegance. The air conditioned rooms are a blend of harmony and restfulness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astrid Hotel Paris