Need Etap Hotel advice!

May 30th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Need Etap Hotel advice!


I'm italian and me with 3 friends are going to have a 14 days trip in South Germany (Bavary and Baden Wuttenberg) this summer.
We have plan these main stops:
Heidelberg (flight arrival Baden-Baden)
Black Forest
back to Baden

We are 4 student with a low budget, so we are searching for cheap hotels (not hostels with shared baths...).
We don' t have great requirements for the hotel,merely clean room and comfortable beds!
We have find Etap Hotels in many city with good prices,we know belong to the group of Accor hotels that is very good...
But did someone stay at this group hotel (Etap) and have something to tell me?

Other budget accomodations or trip suggestions are welcome!

Thank you all,
standingdouble is offline  
May 30th, 2005, 04:09 PM
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Sorry, but I can't say I've ever stayed in an Etap. However, once in Versailles we stopped by one just to take a peek.

The room we looked at had one bunk-bed for the 2 beds, WC, nothing fancy, very small, but very clean and neat. Not sure about a TV. But I believe it should suit your requirements as a clean, budget hotel.

The Ibis hotel chain is a step up, and I have stayed at many Ibis hotels, still budget but 2 separate beds that suit our bill better than Etap. But you are probably familiar with them as you mentioned the Accor website. Just depends on your budget.

You won't be spending that much time in your rooms anyway. Sounds like a great trip you have planned.

Happy travels!
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May 31st, 2005, 01:41 AM
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hi there,

You did not tell how You travel. Etap hotels are mostly out of town and You need to have a car. The rooms are very small, the bath also. But very clean.
Other ideas are just take a "normal" Persion or Gasthaus. Most of them have rooms with privat bath for res. price.
When do You go? In summer holiday You may need a reservation, specialy in Heidelberg, Nürnberg and Munich!
have fun
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May 31st, 2005, 01:49 AM
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hello, I've stayed in a few etap hotel in France and in London and they are fine (with tv and separate toilets) I even found one in Nancy for 4 people, so check well what they say on the website, it could save you another room...
have a nice trip
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May 31st, 2005, 07:03 AM
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Many hostels do have private rooms for four with an ensuite bathroom. So don't dismiss them out of hand.
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Jun 8th, 2005, 12:26 PM
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thank you all for the replies!
we travel by car and yes we know that generally these hotels are a little bit far from the downtown...
But what about the beds?we are booking doublerooms,beds are always bunk beds?

thanks again!
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Jun 8th, 2005, 12:30 PM
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Beds in several ETAPs i stayed in had a double bed with over it a single bunk bed - maybe can put in another bed but the rooms are small - but clean and with WC/bathroom in room. I liked the ETAPs i was in very much.
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