TRAVEL: STAYING AT THE HOLIDAY INN, PARIS

 Breakfast in bed!
 Having a pamper evening!

During my recent solo trip to Paris (hope
you enjoyed my posts on what I got up to!) I stayed at the Holiday Inn, Montmartre. I arrived at the hotel around 3pm after getting lost slightly
(stupid Google maps!), the staff at the hotel were really accommodating and
helped me take my bags upstairs after checking in.
Once I had dumped everything off I headed
straight back downstairs as I wanted to get out and explore Paris – when I
arrived in Paris I didn’t have any plans/maps or ideas as to what I wanted to
do which made me a little nervous but it was actually really fun as each
morning I just sort of made a plan and went with it! I asked the hotel for some
maps and they were so helpful, they gave me a detailed map of Montmartre so I
could find my way to the Sacre Coeur and also where all the good restaurants
where (important things first, obviously!). They also gave me a general map of
Paris and were super helpful when it came to planning out my days and dishing
out some advice from their experiences of exploring Paris – it was nice to know
I was being looked after.
Of an evening I would make sure I was back
at my hotel around half 8 – although I was travelling alone I didn’t feel
comfortable wandering around in the dark (it’s so important to be aware of what
time you’d like to be home so you’re not caught out late at night), once I’d be
settled in my room I’d run myself a hot bubble bath, switch on the TV (there
was usually some SITC re-runs involved each evenings) and settle down to relax.
I had a huge double bed with comfy pillows
(there’s nothing quite like having a big bed to yourself is there?). My room
was really nice but really basic, I was staying in a Holiday Inn so it wasn’t
no super plush hotel but I was more than happy with it, it had everything I
needed – a comfy bed, a bath tub, a huge TV and it was clean and tidy which is
the main thing when you’re looking to book hotels.

I have to say the Holiday Inn is really good
value for money but it’s nothing extravagant, when you’re not planning to spend
a huge amount of time in your hotel then it’s perfect and definitely somewhere
I would stay again. 
Have you stayed in a Holiday Inn before? Did you enjoy it?

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2 Comments

  1. Rosie W 24th October 2014 / 12:20 pm

    We spent a week at the Holiday Inn near Pier 39 in San Francisco. It was a perfect base for us to explore the city, the bed was SO comfy and I have no doubt that if we went back to SF, we'd stay there again

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