Paris | Hotel Elysees Union

Okay, okay, so I should have posted about Montmarte first I know, but I couldn't resist!

Usually when Leon and I travel, hotel rooms are the last thing we ever think about. Since we're out most of the day and only come back at night to sleep, recharge, and leave again, it's not like we need so many extra amenities or facilities, barring some standard guidelines like:

(1) How far is it from the center, the airport, and/or the train station?
(2) Is there any public transportation nearby?
(3) How much is it per night? (Cheaper, better, duh)
(4) Good to Bad reviews ratio on Tripadvisor - and what the bad reviews are.
(5) Is it safe?

In all our travels throughout the years, we have only chosen hotels for something other than the standard guidelines four times (to great results): Baikunro in Umegashima, Japan, Diamond Sea Hotel in Danang, Vietnam, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and this hotel we're talking about today - Hotel Elysees Union in Paris.

I have this dream about Paris, you see, and that was to have a view of the Eiffel Tower from our room if we ever went to Paris. Just the feeling of opening your window and having the view of the place you have been dreaming about for years was enough for me. The problem was, most rooms like that in Paris are like, crazy expensive, and that was searching these rooms almost a year in advance. Until I stumbled upon this hotel, which, as says, is usually fully booked, except we were booking crazy early.

The price? A little more expensive than all our other rooms our whole time in Europe. And the Verdict? Dream Come True.

It's not only that it has the view of the Eiffel Tower, it's also the fact that we were in a great location in Paris, a bit more safe to walk at night, a small Marche next door, the Eiffel Tower only 10 minutes away by walk, and the Arc de Trimphe only five minutes away by walk, which is also right next to the closest metro to the hotel, The reception and staff are all very nice as well, and the lock to the door is a physical key, which is so old-fashioned and cool at the same time. It is an old building, with an elevator that takes a few minutes to get to our floor, but that didn't bother me at all.

There are some rooms with actual balconies, but alas, we came in too late and didn't manage to snatch up an actual balcony, but I guess a full length picture window works just as well.

Anyways, that's it for this extra long post on our hotel in Paris. I just enjoyed our time here so much that I had to share, and of course, there's these photos. So see you soon lovelies! - Che



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