apartmenthotel accomodations in paris

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Aug 18th, 2006, 12:40 AM
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apartmenthotel accomodations in paris

We are two families travelling together to Paris in January. Ideally we would love to rent an apartment with hotel style services. Do they exist in Paris?
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Aug 18th, 2006, 03:25 AM
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Not sure what you mean 'with hotel style services, but certainly 'aparthotels' exist in Paris. have a look at Citadines http://www.citadines.com/serviced_ap...otel_paris.htm
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Aug 18th, 2006, 03:48 AM
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Hi

Try Saint Sulpice - http://www.saintsulpiceresidence.com/ in the 6th district and reasonable rates.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 04:05 AM
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What's your budget? What services in particular do you want? Daily cleaning, concierge, valet parking...?

In addition to the Citadines and Saint Sulpice residence, there is also Hotel Home in the upscale residential 16th arrond. www.hotelhome.fr

Compare the aparthotel prices with the prices for self-catered apartments like Paris Perfect. With two families (do you want to share an apartment or would you each like your own?), you may find in the end you prefer having more space and amenities (washer/dryer, for example) in a self-catered place to the services of an aparthotel.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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What is self catered? Ideally a conceirge to help answer questions. If they could also stock the refigerator, that would be a plus
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Aug 18th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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Well, for example, the ParisPerfect apartments (very popular with Fodorites) don't offer daily maid service (although I imagine you could arrange for it at extra cost) or meals (that's what I mean by self-catering--you have to sort out your own meals), but they offer lots of help and personalized attention. I would compare their rates against that of the aparthotels. I suspect you might prefer the ParisPerfect apartments. If we didn't usually travel to Paris with our cocker spaniel, we'd probably stay in one of them rather than a hotel.
http://www.parisperfect.com/
If you wanted to all stay together and you were willing to splash out a bit of $$, then their Gigondas apartment would be wonderful for you....sure it's $700 a night (total), but look at what you get! (of course, they have less expensive apartments than that)
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Aug 18th, 2006, 09:55 AM
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I think the services that you would get at "aparthotels" like Citadines are usually concierge-type services (using that term loosely). There is someone manning a desk, in other words, who can answer questions, call a taxi, hold bags for you or parcels if delivered, etc.

They will have regular cleaning and linen service, also, which some apartments do not, or at least they charge you extra for them.

Many of them may be able to supply certain equipment you may need that isn't normal in apts or that you don't want to bring -- I'm thinking of things for children, for example, like a baby changing table. They may also have a laundromat (or can arrange cleaning services) with larger machines than many apartments may have, and some apts don't have any or don't have dryers if they have a washer.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 10:34 AM
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BTilke -

Your reference to traveling with your dog caught my eye. I heard we can fly dogs to Paris from the u.s. without any quarantee issue -- did your cocker spaniel ride in a bag under the seat and how much is this?
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Aug 18th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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You need to read the pet policy for whatever airline you are using; some airlines will not fly pets anymore. There is a limit per flight for the number of pets in the cabin, and of course, a charge for the flight. The pet must fit under the seat, and I don't think a cocker spaniel is going to be comfortable there. BTilke lived in Europe and was referring to taking her dog on trips within Europe (although she obviously had to transport the dog overseas initially).

I sincerely hope that you do not feel a need to put your dog in cargo for a long overseas flight just to have your pet on vacation with you.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 10:54 AM
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No, I'd never put him in cargo!! I hear it's quite traumatizing for the animals and that some are even permanently altered -- sort of like post-traumatic stress.

But I've heard of people taking their dogs on n/s flights to Paris and since a Cocker Spaniel is not a toy, I was curious about whether she purchased a seat or put the dog under her seat.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Yes, we live in Europe, so she rides in her crate on the bag seat of the car. No flying.
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I brought 2 cats to France - they went in the hold because they weighed more than 5 kilos (including cage) which was the standard at the time. The vet told us not to sedate them if possible, just not to give them anything to eat or drink before coming. We picked them up at the airport - cages sitting on top of our bags, sat at the station for 3 hours watiing for our train, and then 4 1/2 hours on the train. Finally got to where we were all going to live, cats in a kind of suspended animation by that point. However, we opened the cages, they crawled out, said 'where's dinner,' had it, and then said ' Guess we live here now' and proceeded to live another 10 untraumatized years!
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