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peter Sep 8th, 1997 07:22 AM

Help with Paris Hotel!!!
I am going to Paris in October/Novemebr for my honeymoon. A friend recommended the Hotel Phillipe Elysees on Rue du Faubourg St. Honore'. Has anyone stayed there and is that a desireable location for a honeymoon (and first Paris visit)??

Ed Sep 28th, 1997 09:42 AM

Peter: I have been to Paris about a dozen times and
now stay at IBIS Hotel #2Rue Cambronne. Newly renovated hotel 20 minute walk from Eiffel tower.
metro stop just outside front door amd near many
nice restaurants and bars/cafes. About $90 per night
for two. I dont spend a lot of money on hotels as i
am only there to sleep. Prefer to spend money on
restaurants and sightseeing, regards, Ed

David Greenwood Sep 28th, 1997 02:21 PM

Can't comment on your Hotel. However, Paris is a great place for a honeymoon with some superb sites. The problem you will find is that expensive hotels can really mean expensive in Paris -but who wouldn't want to stay at the Ritz?

If you are travelling on a budget I can recommend two chains. Ibis, mentioned before also have Formule 1 (clean ,cheap but no WC, Etap (WC)and Novotel (Accor Group -own motel 6 in the states. Other chain is enverere? which owns Campanille, Bleu marine and Premiere classe. These cost between about FF200 to FF600 per room for 2 people including breakfast.

What ever you do -don't miss Eifel tower (use the steps - only about FF9)and the Musee D'Orsay which is an excellent art gallery in an old station.

Hope above helps!

Yvonne Sep 30th, 1997 09:43 AM

I too have no experience with your hotel but go to the following URLs to get some info, including near sites, and If you're still selecting your hotel you may also want to visit and, (as well as peruse Fodor's picks). Both sites give you pictures, rates, and a blurb on what is near each hotel.

Donna Sep 30th, 1997 04:34 PM

Please note that while Webscapades is a wonderful resource for moderately priced Paris hotels with terrific on-line "brochures", their prices for these hotels are considerably higher than other sources, including calling or faxing the hotels directly!

stacey Oct 15th, 1997 12:15 PM

Another good source for small affordable family-run hotels in Paris is Abotel ( They have over 100 hotels throughout the city -- so I'm sure you'll be able to find what you're looking for.

Christina Oct 15th, 1997 02:20 PM

I have not heard of your hotel and cannot find
it listed in a guide I have of all registered
Paris hotels -- thus, you either have the name
wrong or it is a new hotel or has changed names/
owners. Or else, it is so low as to not even be
rated by the govt. -- do you have better info
on its address and star-rating? If it has no
stars (is unrated), I wouldn't stay there.
This seems unlikely at that address, however.
The Fbg-St-Honore is a long street and who knows
where your hotel is, but I'll guess it's near the
St-Philippe du Roule metro stop by the name of
the hotel. This is a fine location --
very nice neighborhood & convenient to major sites.
BTW, I don't really understand why so many people
have given you advice about staying in rather
cheap hotels based on your question, but I would
not suggest that you stay in a Formule 1 or Ibis
hotel on your honeymoon (or any other time, for my
taste) unless you have very little money to spend on
a hotel and truly can't afford anything nicer.

Maiga Oct 16th, 1997 09:55 AM

I recomend you to stay at the Madison. It is a good hotel, clean, very well located ( Saint German)and it cost US 200,00.( Paris is very expensive ).

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