Review of Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame

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  1. THREEA4ME
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    Recently stayed Sept 29-October 1.

    As a plat, I got the one drink coupon for the two night stay. They are trying to be an ALOFT style hotel and succeeding. Cool entrance, cool lounge, great glass elevator, rooms are modern with that annoying lighting system where it is nearly impossible to turn on the correct light for the correct area.

    They insist on no food or drink in rooms, but no one monitors you and there was a bottle of white wine under my bed!

    The location is perfect. The RER to CDG is a two minute walk. Metro a one minute walk. As a plat, I got upgraded to the quiet side of the hotel (the back) and slept really well.

    You will find really quaint restaurants nearby -- lots of prix fix dinners in the 25-40 range served by mom and pop establishments. I choose two that were nearly full and occupied by locals. Could not have been better.
     
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    No food or drinks in rooms?

    That is the craziest thing I have ever heard. It would be a deal breaker for me if a hotel tried to tell me I couldn't eat or drink in my room if I wanted to.
     
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    That is sort of odd, no food or drinks in the room. What's the logic behind that?

    THREEA4ME, was the bottle of white full? ;)
     
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    no it was an empty and they don't search your room -- they just have it as a stated policy on a plaque -- but you can ignore it.

    I brought in water and beer and nobody said a word.

    One other thing I forgot to mention was that they charge 5 euros per day to use the internet in the lobby. Kind of a rip off.
     
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    I've stayed here a bunch of times and most of the time I go get a pizza to bring back to my room. Never a problem. It's an excellent HI in an excellent location.
     
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    A pizza...while in Paris. :confused:

    Then again, you're always in Paris, aren't you. I'm jealous. I wish I was so familiar with Parisian food that I felt the need to go for pizza instead.
     
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    It's the cost of drinks (non alcoholic) that kills me when going out in Paris...one of the most expensive places to stay hydrated that I've ever been. ;)
     
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    You can drink the water there, right? :)
     
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    Yes, I'm always in Paris. And if I am there by myself and working late, I just grab a pizza or Kebap.
     
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    I've never had a problem with it...but many restaurants do not give tap water... ;)
     
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    I just remember delicious peach juice at the Trianon Palace which was 10 Euros a bottle for I believe 250ml, water goes from 7 Euro // 330ml // 500ml or so!
     
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    Ah, gotcha. I tend to drink bubbly exclusively in Paris, so I wouldn't know :D
     
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    Yikes!!
     
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    Your cat avatar doesn't seem to mind :D
     
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    The only time I'd find this acceptable is at all-inclusive resorts, which I avoid like the plague now. :mad:

    But, in that situation it's somewhat understandable. Doesn't mean I won't break the rules though.
     
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