giovedì 28 marzo 2013

A charming hotel in Paris

From Hotel website
Versione italiana

Glasgow Monceau Hotel, with a name that seems more English than French, is a charming Parisian hotel ideal for visiting the city without spending a fortune.
What make me smile is the address: Rue de la Félicité, 3. A great start, I'd say, since felicité in french means happiness.
How can you not want to sleep in a so inviting street, mostly at number 3 that is considered the perfect number?
In short, a perfect and joyful prelude and a great base to start exploring the city.

The hotel is located in a quiet area, not far from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysée, a few minutes walk to three metro stations (Wagram, Villiers or Malesherbes on line 2 or 3).
It is one of those areas of the city that put you at ease, where you can meet women coming home alone late at night, families riding bikes on Sunday morning and bistro open until late evening.

The rooms are small but equipped with all the comforts including air conditioning and wi-fi.
The bathrooms are a bit "old style" but that's part of the charm.
One of the things we liked the most was the tranquility despite having a room that faced the street, it was not noisy at all.





The breakfast room inext to the reception is very modern, colorful and bright.
The hotel often organizes exhibitions of paintings and art and is therefore very easy to find, hanging on the wall or resting on the table, creations of painters and sculptors who want to promote their talent.
The buffet breakfast is very rich and well supplied both with sweet and salted foods. Never miss croissants au beurre and pains au chocolat that may change your bad mood and turn your day into a wonderful one.


From Hotel website
And now, the real gem, the one that  fascinated me from the very beginning and that every morning during breakfast, attracted my attention: in Rue de la Félicité, exactly on the opposite side of the windows in the breakfast room, there is a Retoucherie , a tailor that also repairs clothing.
And guess what? He was working in his window with the ​​sewing machine and countless spools of colored threads
Isn't it a fascinating vision that makes very old Paris?




Ultimately, no objection on our stay at the Hotel Glasgow Monceau. On the hotel website the rates are a little high, especially for breakfast, but if you look through Booking.com you will certainly find some great deals with complete formula.

Hôtel Glasgow Monceau
3, rue de la Félicité 
75017 PARIS 







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