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need luxury accomodation for family of 4 in paris

Old Aug 17th, 2005, 01:02 PM
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<<I wish the OP would post how much is his top dollar.>>

You nearly have to read his other post about this apartment which (per his clarification on another post on THIS thread) costs $300. One gets the impression that the goal is little above that figure (if any) and yet get the conveniences associated with a hotel at no added cost.

Dreaming a bit... seems to be the consensus.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 01:34 PM
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The new HotelHome in the Auteuil section of the 16th might fit the bill. The family apartment is about 300 euro per night (depending on length of stay) and comes with most hotel amenities...daily maid service, concierge, etc. It's a nice neighborhood, lots of little cafes, inexpensive restaurants (and a few very good ones that aren't so inexpensive), shops, good transport links.
http://www.hotelhome.fr/index2.php?action=tarifs
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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Interesting place BTilke. But I hate those websites where they don't show you pictures that you can tell anything from. And how funny that you can click "photos" but only get some generic Paris view outdoor pictures. Wouldn't you think they'd show you the interiors?
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 02:34 PM
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Yes, I agree the web site needs work. It's a fairly new place, I don't think they have the web site bit entirely sorted out. I did however walk by the place and peek in last time I was in Paris (we once spent several weeks in an apartment on the same block of rue George Sand) and it seems nice enough.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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rex and the others who apparently have a beef, sorry i'm apparently not nearly as experienced as you about THREADS and OP and hotel rates in paris. i'm really just trying to get information not get bashed every time i look at my responses here. i appreciate the people who have been giving me informative responses without sarcasm and put-downs. i will be taking all advice i've gotten here and i thank the rest of you.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 03:30 PM
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It's easy to be careless and come across soundling like a putdown when that it is not my intent. I apologize. I was trying to put together pieces of info contained in your other "message thread" with what you have said here. There seems to be a consensus that what you ar seeing is nearly (or entirely) impossible to find at or below $260 (USD) - - luxury, in Paris for four people.

I'm happy that you seem to have received three fairly good suggestions here.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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thanks. perhaps i am dreaming and maybe i will have to adjust what i'm looking for or try to get more focused. thanks for your help.
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This seems to be a company that offers serviced apartments similar to a hotel, i.e. breakfast, concierge, etc. It's in the 16th arrondissement, which I don't think is ideal for sightseeing, but may be interesting to you. The cost seems to be well below €300 per night for a one bedroom apartment.

http://www.parissweethome.com/parisr...ris.php?id=103
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Try looking at these apartments:

http://www.guestapartment.fr/

I have stayed at one; it was very, very nice. I am not sure what their policy is re: children, but you could certainly check them out. Some are probably stretching your budget. The company is professional to a fault and the apartments are well-located.

Enjoy Paris!
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 05:31 PM
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Well - I'm confused by the term luxury. To me that means 5* - the european equivalent of a Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton or Mandarin - or their own Palace type hotels. And a standard room in one of these in Paris is going to be very difficult for under $600/$700 or so.

And these are very different from the 4* hotels (which can be very pleasant - and even charming or beautiful - but don;thave the same standard of luxury). But I don;t think you're going to get any of those for $250 per night either - more like $400 or so - unless you come across some special deal (euros as dollars or bidding on one of the luxury travel sights).

I understand you want all 4 in one space if the kids are little - but think an apartment would be a much better choice than a standard room in any hotel. And a suite in a luxury or even solid 4* hotel will be outrageous.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 06:22 PM
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Hey, nrpsyydoc, I will repeat my first reply. If you can't pay the tariff, give it up. By this time you have gotten a lot of places to go. You seem to be able to search things out. You have to admit, your first request was less than forthcoming.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 07:04 PM
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Shellio,

It looks like the place you recommended is the same as the one BTilke referenced, but through a different website (?). Either way, I love the 16th and the apartments look great.

Good luck finding what you need, doc.
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Old Aug 17th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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I am in agreement with most of the others on this question, especially nytraveler. Luxury hotels in different countries and cities have different costs. The 4S in Paris is the George V and their least expensive room as of two years ago was E700 and it would not fit your family of four. I suspect that the other luxury hotels in Paris such as the Ritz, Crillon, Bristol, Plaza Athenee would have similar prices. I see no way to get anywhere near $300/night for luxury in Paris. You can get quite decent places to stay with your budget in Paris but it will not be luxury.
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 02:15 AM
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gretchen. my first post was extremely forthcoming. please go away. thanks!
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 03:50 AM
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You're welcome. As Rex said, we needed more information on YOUR idea of luxury and price.
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 05:13 AM
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You may want to check out the following website: http://us.franceguide.com.

It's a french government website about france. In its deals & promo section certain "luxurious" hotels are offering guarnateed us dollar rates (usually euro=dollar). I'm not sure if it meets your criterias.

You may also want to check the discounted websites for hotels. They sometimes have 4 and 5** hotels. These may be helpful:

www.gtahotels.com
www.hotelopia.com
www.octopustravel.com
www.onewaytravel.com.

Also, check out tripadvisor and the usual suspects, expedia, travelocity, venere, etc.

Good luck!
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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You may also want to try:

hotelclub.com and kayak.com.

kayak.com will throw you to other websites or the hotel own site.
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 06:05 AM
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Oh rats.. I wrote this down and can't find it...
A new 4* by the French system, the price is right and they have an apartment: Several in fact.
Hotel Relais UNIC St. Germain...

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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 06:07 AM
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THANK YOU. I've gotten an unbelievable amount of information from you all. I could never have done this alone. I think my best bet will be the apartment idea. I will focus my efforts on finding the right one. I think I now have the tools I need in order to do this thanks to you.
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 06:22 AM
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nrpsydoc,

We have reserved an apartment in the 1st through WWW.Welcometofrance.com. So far we have been very happy with them and their quick response. We don't leave until November 2006 so obviously can't tell you much more about the apartment or their services but we are hoping for the best.

Good luck in your search.

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