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Help me find a hotel with a pool in Paris for five people

Help me find a hotel with a pool in Paris for five people

Jan 30th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Vacationin paris which Suzanne mentioned (and from which i am renting this June, after a friend was quite happy with his flat) will rent for four nights. But they do charge more per night when the stay is less than 7 nights.
The reason nukesafe mentioend that, is that many French properties rent for only a week.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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"I have some reservations about renting an apartment because of security issues and would appreciate other people's opinion as to the safety of an apartment over a hotel"

Since security concerns would never cross my mind -- maybe tell us what sort of problems worry you. Then we can give you concrete advice/examples of why things are safe. Me personally -- I'd be more worried about strange people wandering through hotels.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Grandnational, this is an apt i checked recently because the owner rents for less than a week. His minimum is 4 nights (so it didn't work for me) which is perfect for you.

As you will see on the calendar, it as, at least now, available in August, It is near several metro stations and is a perfect size and bed configuration for your family (i.e single beds in the second bedroom)At current exchange rates (wbich i suspect will soon come down in USD favor) it is $319/night (less if you were renting for a week)

Personally, i'd virtually "run not "walk" to enquire about this place. Owner was very quick and pleasant in responding.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 09:39 PM
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Thanks again for all your responses. I have alot of great suggestions here regarding hotels and apartments. I'm leaning towarsds the apartments and Calinurse thank you for the suggestion of the apartment in the 6th district. I will email him to get a quote. Is there is a big difference between the 6th district and the 1st?
as we would like to be where the action is, which area should I also be looking for? by action I mean tourist sites like the lovre and eiffel tower etc. Thanks again.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Grand, The "action" is all over Paris. As for districts (arrondissements) it's just matter of personal preference. i like the 6th and 7th for areas to stay, whereas others on Fodors, or worldwide, have other preferences.

What is nice about the apt above, aside from its minimum # of days, floor plan,and price, is its location, which is great for outdoor "run-around" time for the kids. It's just about Across the street from the Jardin du Luxembourg, and just one quick metro stop, or quick bus ride starting up Blvd Montparnasse to the Champs de Mars (the huge park around the Eiffel Tower).

Wherever you choose, try to take busses as much as possible.More fun for you and the kids
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Jan 31st, 2011, 01:14 AM
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That sounds like an ideal location with kids. What a gorgeous park to have to watch them in!
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Jan 31st, 2011, 01:19 AM
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I couldn't find the prices anywhere. That always bugs me that I have to write them to find out how much it costs.
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Jan 31st, 2011, 05:14 AM
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It depends what you consider 'action'. The 1st is quieter at night as there are lots of businesses there. I find the 3-6 have lots of restaurants open and things going on at night as opposed to the 1st, which can be quieter in the evenings.

You wont find a place in the centre of everything because the sites are quite spread out. The metro is simple to use (and so are the buses) so I would pick a place in the neighbourhood you like in one of the 1-6 arrondisments and plan to use the transit system to get to things you cant feasibly walk to.

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Jan 31st, 2011, 07:41 AM
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>Help me find a hotel with a pool in Paris for five people<

I don't think that any Paris hotel will have a pool that small.

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Jan 31st, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Lincasanova, yes, i too prefer when prices are posted. Perhaps it works to the advantage of potential clients though--i.e if it is close to the needed date, and not booked, you have a better chance to negotiate???
Intrigued by the place, I wrote to Pat. He was very prompt and courteous with a response. It rents for 1400 euros a week or 235 euros a day all year round. He also included, on my request, lots more reviews. The flat is listed on homeexchange.com as a rental only.
Also, there is an onsite manager who reviewers praised. Families of 4 with kids or grandkids loved it.
Gee, the more i think about this place, the more I wish we'd have had 4 days (his minimum # for rental) instead of only 3!!!! Just one more reason to return to Paris!!
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Jan 31st, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Here's a few 2BR apts that meet all your requirements, including central location. I've used this agency before (though not these particular apts) and loved them. Company is US based, they are very helpful and you even get the key mailed to you before you leave the US.

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_124.htm $295/night

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_55.htm $280/night

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_123.htm $300/night - not "quite" as central (i.e. close to the islands) but bigger than the two above and in a very good neighborhood. One short block to a Metro station (Vavin) and two blocks to a large park (Luxembourg Gardens).
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Jan 31st, 2011, 10:44 AM
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PLEASE look at a map. The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are nowhere near one another. sights are spread out all over the city. And the arrondisements with the most sights are not necessarily the best to stay in - may be more offices and shopping - but not hotels and restaurants/cafes.
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Jan 31st, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Unfortunately, the wonderful folks who contributed to Paris's architectural and historical monuments over thousands of years did not have the forethought to place them side by side, so you are never going to find an apartment or hotel that's "in walking distance to all the sights," or "where the action is," unless of course you don't mind walking miles and miles. That's why cities have transportation. Just pick something in the 3rd to 6th that's affordable and appealing and near a bus stop and métro (it's pretty much a given that they all will be). And yes, invest in a map.
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Jan 31st, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Here's another recommendation for a map. A four day visit limits the number of places you'll have time to visit. Highlight those most important to you on a map and the most convenient area for sleeping will become apparent.

Do keep in mind that places seem much closer together on a one page map of a large city.

There's no point to spending time considering apartments with five night minimums or accommodate only up to four people.
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