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Marisa Jun 21st, 2002 06:21 AM

Exactly what is a "deluxe" room-in Paris?
Can someone explain what is meant by a deluxe room? I am trying to book a triple room with two beds (one large and one single). Some hotels respond back offering a deluxe room.<BR><BR>So is a deluxe room the same size as a triple?

Ursula Jun 21st, 2002 06:33 AM

Marisa: A deluxe room is not necessarily the same size as a triple. Most likely, it's are room with nicer furniture, nicer bathroom, nicer view, etc.<BR>The hotel we usually stay, calls the better rooms "club rooms". They are not really larger, but much nicer.

Marisa Jun 21st, 2002 06:37 AM

Ursula (or anyone else), then most likely a deluxe room with two beds will be too small so we should really get a triple? Thanks.

TJ Jun 21st, 2002 06:38 AM

Varies widely depending on the hotel. Best bet is to try and get pictures or read reviews in books on specific hotels.

Bob Brown Jun 21st, 2002 06:54 AM

A regular hotel room in Paris is not large enough to swing a small cat in it; a deluxe room is large enough to swing a very small cat. Sometimes a deluxe room has two lavatories in the bathroom, but no shower curtain.<BR><BR>Best bathroom I have had in Europe was in Vienna at the Altwienerhof. The baths were newly tiled, with real shower compartments of more than ample size. They were really nice. <BR><BR>The Carlton Opera was not bad either.<BR>And it was air conditioned!!<BR><BR>The Astoria in Munich is nice also; the room we had was large and pleasant.<BR><BR>

zarg Jun 21st, 2002 07:00 AM

"Deluxe" means with lettuce and tomato.

elaine Jun 21st, 2002 07:03 AM

Marisa<BR>as others have hinted, there is no definition of "deluxe" that every hotel must adhere to. It may in each hotel simply be a better room than what they offer as standard--perhaps more space, bigger bathroom, more recently renovated, better view, perhaps a/c or bathrobe provided, it simply depends.<BR><BR>The terms single, double, twin or triple refer to the number of people in the room and/or the type of beds. <BR>You need to ask specifically for what you need, e.g., "I need a room for three people, with one large bed for two people, plus one other bed for the third person." THe hotel will respond with what they have that matches that request.

Marisa Jun 21st, 2002 07:05 AM

Thanks for the helpful advice. And "Zarg" I don't appreciate your posting.

Ursula Jun 21st, 2002 07:07 AM

Marisa: As said above, depends on the particular hotel.<BR>A triple room (deluxe or standard) can be of the very same size like a double room, but with obviously less space left, because one bed will be a large one, good for two.<BR>Best is to ask when you book. <BR>

hokey Jun 21st, 2002 07:12 AM

Come on Marissa , lighten up .Zarg was just injecting a little humor, no reason to cop an attitude

Marisa Jun 21st, 2002 07:18 AM

Not copping an attitude; just wanted a straight answer not some sandwich joke.

Al Godon Jun 21st, 2002 07:43 AM

If deluxe means lettuce and tomato, then I got cheated. I got a deluxe room and there was no tomato, and it cost me plenty of lettuce. <BR><BR>Actually, zarg's answer was the best one. There is no standard definition of a deluxe room in Paris anymore than there is in the United States.<BR>A deluxe room in a hotel is probably a little nicer in some respects than the other rooms, but from hotel to hotel there is absolutely no standardization.<BR>Moreover, I just checked a dozen hotels and only one of them used the term "deluxe". The term "superior" appeared a couple of times. <BR>On fact the Hotel Verneuil was the only one I found in my sample that said "deluxe". The difference? 40 euros night.<BR>(And yes I know some clowns say it is euro, regardless of how many. I am not one of those who thinks it makes a whit.)<BR><BR>The Verneuil looks interesting: 26 rooms, 15 of which are air conditioned. But at 175 euros per night for a deluxe, I suddenly become less curious. I bet the distinction here is that a deluxe is air conditioned, and the low end rooms are not. At that price, it better be!!<BR><BR>So in some respects the deluxe question is a hair that cannot be split; there is no intra hotel defintion.<BR><BR><BR>

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