Monday, 6 July 2015

Hotel Indigo Paris: Upgraded to a suite!

Best Complimentary Upgrade! 

And a new hotel too.

Stayed April 2015



While I went planning my trip to Paris and London, I was thinking of the best way to shuttle from France to England.

The obvious ways are, of course, flights or via the Eurostar.

However, when I checked the prices about a month before, the Eurostar was sky-high for the planned date! About twice the usual price! In fact, the one-way flights were cheaper at about $150 SGD.

In the end, my solution was to delay our Eurostar to the next day.

Thus, I needed to book an extra night at a hotel in Paris. Being a little late, the hotel prices were also rather high so I managed to find a good rate at the new Hotel Indigo in Paris which is under the IHG Hotels chain.


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Awesome View at Westin Paris! But service is truly unsatisfactory.


Book an Eiffel Tower View Room here! And lower your expectations for everything else.


Stayed April 2015
First published May 2015
Updated with Tripadvisor reply June 2015




The Louvre is one of the main attractions of Paris and I was looking for a hotel near it for easy access.

In the end, Westin Paris - Vendome right along the Tuileries Gardens was the choice and was incidentally featured in Scarlett Johansson's Lucy.

The entrance to the hotel is rather grand and I was thinking if the hotel actually deserves a 5-star rating.

The hotel even has its own Wikipedia page which states "It was designed by Charles Garnier's son-in-law Henri Blondel and was intended to be the most luxurious hotel in Paris at the time."

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Snazzy Hotel Sezz

An Unexpected 'Hidden' Gem

Stayed April 2015

After a good stay at W Paris (other than the incident), we moved to a different part of central Paris which is nearer to the Eiffel Tower.

The reason we chose this hotel is that we have a voucher from mrandmrssmith (boutique hotels) and this was the best choice for cost and location for us.

The hotel is located on a residential street rather near the Eiffel Tower. Just walk out and you will be greeted by the iconic structure!


Saturday, 6 June 2015

W for Wash the bowls? - W Paris April 2015

The Case of the Dirty Bowls



After the eventful flight in SQ suites, we passed immigration via the Fast-track which wasn't fast at all! There was only 1 counter open and maybe it was because it was Good Friday.

Our luggage was already waiting for us and we proceeded to buy the bus ticket to our first hotel which was W Paris.

W Paris is located across the road from the Opera House (Garnier) which is used as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera.

Although the hotel is under the management of Starwood Hotels, the feel is more boutique due to the small number of rooms.

From the airport, we took the Roissybus which only has 1 stop which is at Opera.

The convenience of the shuttle is the main reason that we chose this hotel. Finding the hotel was an easy walk from the stop.