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CJolly Oct 9th, 2006 03:54 PM

Amarante Hotel in Paris
Has anyone stayed in either the Amarante Arc de Triumphe or the Amarante Beau Manoir in Paris?

We are young in our 30s, from the US, well-traveled, but can't get a good read on these hotels.

So far, we've narrowed down to one of these, the Varenne, or we might just stay at LeMeridien to get our Starwood points. That is the "easy" option, but not particularly charming I am sure.

We definitely want a good location, near the Metro for sure and walking from some of the major sights. I'd like a decent bathroom and a bit more than "quaint" although we're trying to stay AT OR UNDER 150 Euros to fit in everyone's budget.

I realize Le Meridien is more, but I feel less of a "risk" for the money and of course the bonus of the SPG points.

I'd appreciate any feedback.

Travelnut Oct 10th, 2006 04:53 AM

My post will raise yours to the top of the list, if nothing else.
Have you checked the reviews on
There are quite a few hotels with good reputations for 150€ or less (double room?) in nice areas of Paris.
What are your dates for Paris?
How many rooms (all doubles?)

Travelnut Oct 10th, 2006 05:33 AM

Here are some hotels that you might like at/near price of 150€

Hotel Lenox Montparnasse - 15 rue Delambre 75014

Hotel Clement - 6, rue Clément 75006

Hôtel des 2 Continents - 25 rue Jacob 75006

Hotel Jardin le Brea - 14 rue Bréa 75006

CJolly Oct 10th, 2006 05:40 AM

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did use Trip Advisor but both Amarante hotels got mixed reviews which is why I was hoping for some guidance from this board. We're going during our "Thanksgiving", NOvember 22-26, four nights, we will need two double rooms. I will check out the links you sent, thanks again!

CJolly Oct 10th, 2006 05:52 AM

The Jardin la Brea looks lovely - but it does seem to be a bit out of the way, near Metro which is great, but is it walking distance to much?

Travelnut Oct 10th, 2006 06:02 AM

That is a really nice area, plenty of shops, cafes, etc. Vavin is on metro line 4, which passes up thru St Germain de Pres, Notre Dame, Chatelet to Gare du Nord. The Jardin de Luxembourg is a beautiful and large park, very enjoyable if the sun is out.

I will concede that, while the Montparnasse area's contributes to the literary and artistic history of Paris, it would be a lot of walking if you didn't want to use any transportation.

I can see at least 3 bus lines just off your block, and 4 more running up rue des Rennes. If using the metro - look at a map - it takes about 1-2 minutes between stations, so maybe 7-9 minutes ride to Ile de Cite.

You could take the Air France coach to Gare Montparnasse from CDG, then a short taxi to the hotel, or take the RER-B train to Denfert Rochereau, then metro line 4 to Vavin and walk a block.

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