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Please explain 2*, 3*, 4*, 5* hotels in Paris

Please explain 2*, 3*, 4*, 5* hotels in Paris

Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:02 AM
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I agree with Tom. A few of you (and you know who you are) owe Lee an apology. If his info wasn't correct, all you had to do was provide the correct info without the nasty tone and insults.
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:15 AM
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How about Lee's "know-it-all" tone and attitude in his writing? <BR>Lee said, "As with each, when you add a star, you almost add a zero to the bill." <BR>So, to illustrate: <BR>1 star=$50 <BR>2 star=$500 <BR>3 star=$5000 <BR>4 star=$50,000 <BR>I thought Lee should be nominated for a place in Pompous Ass Club, as he "strives" for the 4 star hotels. I thought Lee's tone was arrogant from his initial statement. It invited the criticism that followed. <BR>
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:25 AM
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Just a question folks! Do we really need people like Sharon on these forums? Although everyone has the right to express their opinion, why in the world do we have to be so nasty! If you can't be a little civil please stay away. I have received a lot of valuable info from forums such as this, and have also contributed some thoughts from my travels. However, I am fast becoming disenchanted with some of the comments I have read lately. Perhaps if these forums were illiminated for a month we would more appreciate what we have. And perhaps return with a better attitude. Thank you.
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:32 AM
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To "xxx": Did it ever occur to anyone that Lee was just being "off the cuff" about "adding a zero". Must we be so microscopic in our observations? He may well have been aloof about it. As far as being "arrogant", I have not found him this way in the past and therefore don't take it as such now. Whatever happened to a sense of humor? No wonder people stop coming here. Why can't we just be civil or is that asking a bit much? Let's move on, hopefully, Lee will rethink this position and return.
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:38 AM
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This is not worth arguing about. Several people here answered Newcomer's questions with good and current info. I don't agree with Lee at all but it is not worth fighting about. Several posters mention that stars = location of the hotel as well as ammenities and this is correct. As some one said (Lori I think) location plays a big part in the number of stars as much as anything. Caitlin & Thyla have good info as well, go with these people's opinions. I have stayed mostly in 3 star hotels and they were all good, en-suite baths, elevators, breakfast rooms and good locations. I think part of the misconception about ratings is that people think ratings are similar to US hotels - not so!
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 03:06 PM
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Geeze I guess everyone isn't a nit picker. Or perhaps my message wasn't read. Didn't anyone notice how I spelled Eliminate. If you did notice thank you for not scolding me. Please, let's all try to be more civil and thoughful. These are great and illuminating places to exchange ideas and gather information. Let us not ruin a good thing. Peace and good will to all.
Old Feb 8th, 2001, 06:07 PM
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It's a very grey area. It can depend on the location and number of light switches, sockets, windows, all kinds of things but basically it's just what you would think - the more the stars, the better the hotel, the more the amenities, the more the help, larger the lobby, better condition. 1 star very basic sleeping, no amenities, 2 stars more than just the basics and some amenities, 3 stars very comfortable, 4 stars the top luxury.

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