April 2012 Hotel of the Month: Hotel Cardinal Rive Gauche

Location: 20-22 Rue Pascal, Paris, France   75005

Size: 36 Rooms

Rating: 3 Stars

 

Sometimes staying in a smaller, quieter, hotel is the best way to enjoy your stay in Paris and truly get a feel for the city. The charming Hotel Cardinal Rive Gauche is tucked away in Paris’s 5th district and offers you a true “home away from home” feeling while also not sparing any of that Parisian flair. The hotel is convenient to many of Paris’s main attractions as well, such as the Eiffel Tower, The Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysees, The Louvre, the Botanical Garden, and much more!

Upon arriving at the hotel, you’ll immediately feel in good hands. The staff is attentive, informative, and completely focused on your needs. You can even get excellent restaurant and sightseeing recommendations.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised on the spacious guest rooms and large windows here, given the fact that the hotel is rather small. All the guest rooms are nicely decorated in a French countryside style, painted in soothing colors and with beds inviting you to fall into them. When you awake from your restful slumber, be sure to grab a delicious bite to eat from the hotel restaurant before hitting the town.

The guest services offered here are basic but well provided, and the staff will ensure you want for nothing.

Amenities Include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Safe Box
  • Pets Allowed
  • Phone/Fax
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Services
  • Luggage Room
  • Restaurant

For more information and booking, visit http://www.hotelcardinal.com/

Disneyland Paris: Magic in Paris!

If you’re seeking family fun while in Paris, spend a day at Disneyland Paris! Only about half an hour outside of Paris by train, visiting this Disney theme park is well worth it. You may be thinking that there is a Disneyland in the US you can already visit, so why would you make this one of your stops while in Paris? Well, there’s actually several different reasons!

First on the list: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. While there is one of these in the US, the version in Disneyland Paris is actually longer and a much more daring ride. Sharing the spotlight in the Frontierland area of the theme park is The Phantom Manor, which includes a western town, unlike its US counterpart The Haunted Mansion. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride, located in Adventureland, is also worth checking out among others!

Another neat aspect to visiting Disneyland Paris is many of the resorts are actually immediately outside of the park! For instance Disneyland Hotel – right at the gates of the park! Imagine only a 3 minute walk to the park from your hotel – not only is this convenient but makes it much easier when traveling with children. Not to mention the hotel is absolutely beautiful and offers its very own magical Disney flair!

One day tickets start at only 81 USD for adults and 73 USD for children ages 3 to 11. Children under 3 are free! You can book online at www.disneylandparis.com.

March Featured Paris Hotel of the Month: Hotel Castille

Location:  33-37 rue Cambon, 75001, Paris, France

Style: 108 rooms, contemporary and classic elegance

Price: From US $289 a night

The décor of this hotel alone is worth the price, which really isn’t too bad for all it offers. Located in the center of Haute couture Paris, and just a short distance from attractions such as the Opera Garnier and the Louvre, this hotel is right where you want to be. This particular area is also interesting for its beautiful merging of both Italian and French themes, which you can experience at the Hotel Castille in both its splendid décor and its restaurant L’Assaggio. C’est Magnifique!

The history of the building the Castille is located in actually dates back 300 years! Originally it was the home of Marechal du Luxemburg and eventually becoming what it is today. An interesting feature of this hotel is that it is divided into 2 wings: The Opera Wing and The Rivoli Wing. The Opera Wing features a more black and white contemporary style, while the Rivoli Wing features a classic elegance tone. Whatever your taste, The Hotel Castille Paris can accommodate it!

 

Amenities include:

  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Centre
  • Meeting rooms and conference facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Hotel restaurant and bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Pets allowed
  • Baby beds
  • Smoking and non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
  • TV