So, I’ve finally found some time to actually write a little bit about the hotel we stayed at in Paris!
Right, as you can see from the title, the hotel was/is called Hotel Arvor Saint Georges, situated near the Saint Georges Metro station, which was really practical for getting to places quickly. The street it was on was called rue Laferrière, and it was on no. 8. A small little street where you wouldn’t really expect a hotel to be on… But it was! From the outside it looked a little suspicious and we were a little bit scared that it we had booked ourselves into a some sort terrible place. But we were wrong! As soon as we came in and saw the reception and breakfast room we were sold!
Then we took the lift (yes, they had one of those which was a pleasant surprise!) to the fourth floor and went into our suite! Just by walking through the door to it took my breath away! It was gorgeous!
The bathroom was amazing, if I could design my own bathroom I would have had it just like it was in the hotel! Loved it to bits! It felt so luxurious. The best thing was that you could have a long, nice, hot bath after a day of constant walking in between -10˚C and -15˚C!
The bedroom was another great surprise! These bed were so comfortable I could have slept in them for ever, to be honest I could have booked myself in there for a week just for the bed!
We had gorgeous windows in our suite, maybe not the best view. But it served its purpose by letting in light and we could open them over night so that we got some fresh, cool air in. Not to mention that they were really beautiful to look at!
In addition to the bed there were some furniture in our suite that were pretty cool Among them this rocking chair! Rob loved it and so did I, again I have to say that if I had the money and space for it in my flat I’d get one!
Having a dressing room was a nice addition to the normal hotel experience. It was a good place to keep our suitcase and other bags that you did not want to stumble over in the night while you were making your way to the toilet. Not to mention how handy it was to be able to lay your clothes on the sofa/bed to be able to chose that perfect outfit. And there was the full length mirror to make sure it was a perfect outfit! Not bad, not bad.
So all in all, the hotel was great! I could have not asked for anything better. It had free WiFi, which made Facebook updates and contacting family much cheaper than if I would have had to turn my data roaming on. It was also great for looking at maps and working out where to go and how to get there. We also used it for Google translate so that we could find out simple things like what ‘left’ and ‘right’ was called in French (in case someone gave us directions in French). The hotel information told us that we could get a hairdryer on request, however we had a hairdryer in the bathroom cabinet so we never really had to ask for anything.
The only thing that was missing was a kettle, cups and free tea or (instant) coffee. However, I did not expect to have this as I knew it was quite rare to get this outside of the UK (in Europe that is). But it would have been nice, it’s one of those customs that you wish could have been made worldwide .
The hotel only had three stars, but if I was the person who gave out hotel stars I would give it 4,5 stars! The staff were all very friendly and polite, not to mention that all of them had perfect English, which made it a lot easier for me and my fiance. They had all you needed there, and the free WiFi was the icing on the cake, so to speak.
So if you are planning on going to Paris, check this little hotel out!