Hotel Features

In France, the "first floor" is the floor above the ground floor (rez-de-chaussée). The number of rooms listed at the end of each review reflects those with private bathroom (which means they have a shower or a tub, but not necessarily both). In budget hotels, tubs don’t always have fixed curtains or showerheads; how the French rinse themselves with the handheld nozzle without flooding the entire bathroom remains a cultural mystery. Moderately priced places that expect guests to share toilets or bathrooms are pretty much extinct, but be sure you know what facilities you are getting when you book a budget hotel.

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