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Know of any cheap but nice hotels/combined hotel & travel deals to Paris?

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WideWebWitch · 13/03/2003 12:01

Hi everyone. We want to take our mum away to Paris for her 60th birthday in May. There will be 4 of us - me, my mum and my 2 sisters so we're looking for somewhere cheap but nice to stay in central Paris. Does anyone have any bright ideas or know of any cheap deals? We're happy to share 2 twin rooms and would prefer to go by Eurostar. TIA. Ideas for an original 60th birthday present also welcome!

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mum2toby · 13/03/2003 12:40

Paris

I was emailed this just today.... it has a day trip to Disneyland included though, but I don't s'pose you have to go. HTH

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Crunchie · 13/03/2003 14:30

I've booked a number of different ways, Eurostar direct holidays often do offers like a free upgrade to first class, or 3 nights for 2. Another cheap company is shortbreaks.co.uk. Last minutedoes have lots of offers, check the train times, if you go very early, or at unpopular times you can often get a deal. I have also booked directly with hotels in Paris, and it depends on what is important to you. My favourite was a hotel called the Andrea (I think in Rue St Bon) just behind les Halles. We walked everywhere. It was clean, small rooms, and quite shabby. But very very cheap. I'll see if I can find it online.

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Crunchie · 13/03/2003 14:39

Can't find that hotel but I a site I found was www.direct-paris.co.uk This seems to have loads of cheap hotels. I have stayed in the 'des Arts' but don't be fooled by the pics, it isn't half as nice as it looks, and the beds in our room were very uncomfortable.

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willow2 · 13/03/2003 18:32

Caron Des Beaumarchais in the Marais is really sweet and brilliantly situated.

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Bubblesmum · 13/03/2003 19:16

There's a great reasonably priced hotel called "Hotel des trois colleges" in the Latin quarter. It was renovated totally a few years ago so is very clean and modern for the price range compared to other cheapie hotels. Right by RER station (Luxembourg) where you can get a direct train to Charles de Gaulle airport which is very handy. Loads of restaurants/cafes within walking distant and the Luxembourg gardens are right there too - great for sitting in the sun on a fine day ! Do a search on the internet - you can book online but I've just called them up before. They take credit cards. Have a great time.

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Tinker · 13/03/2003 19:24

WWW - the Ryanir site has a link to hotels and octopus is similar (might even be the same). I've usually booked through them and they have been fine - usually gone for 3*, with a twin room in Italy being about £50 -£60 per night. Paris may be a little dearer though, not sure.

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Tinker · 13/03/2003 19:25

ryanair even!

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WideWebWitch · 13/03/2003 23:21

Thank you so much everyone, will check these out!

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prufrock · 18/03/2003 21:30

www - I got a Eurostar brochure through today - They have special deals in Paris at the moment including standard travel 1 night from £69pp, 2 nights from £89pp. You can get a brochure by calling 0870 1 63 64 65.

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CAM · 19/03/2003 13:19

www look at brochures for hotels but then phone the hotel direct. I have never found it cheaper to book through a third party.

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