I have recently returned from a two day trip to Paris for my birthday where I stayed in the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Hotel. The Mercure brand has a number of hotels outside of Paris as well. The hotel was found and booked on Expedia. The four star hotel bedrooms were also upgraded to have a view of the Eiffel Tower for 20 Euros. When arriving in Paris at the station it took two short train journeys to reach the hotel and about a 3 minute walk to the hotel. On first impressions the exterior of the building didn’t look modern at all but never judge a book by its cover. There was a massive hotel name right outside the reception where there were two coloured Eiffel Towers which were nice and I got a photo of myself hugging on one. The reception was very modern and welcoming with lots of nice decor pieces.Whilst waiting for the room to be ready there was an upstairs bar area to sit whilst you wait. The bar offers everyone a free drink on their first day which is nice gesture.As you walk through the door of the hotel room there is a door to your right for the toilet and then another door next to that which has a shower and basin. The shower in the bathroom was really nice as it had a shower hoes plus a square shower stream on the ceiling. The toilet and shower room were the right size and very clean and modern.The room it’s self was quite small, the smallest room I have ever stayed in actually but it didn’t feel cramped at all and there was plenty of cupboard space for clothes if you were staying for two weeks. The bed was a good size but I wasn’t sure on having a soft square pillow and then a rectangle memory foam pillow which was like a brick. The decor of the room was bright and fresh looking with an expensive coffee machine. Most channels on the TV were in French the only ones that weren’t were Cartoon Network, CNN, Sky News and BBC News. The soft drinks in the minibar were also free which was good as a can of coke outside the hotel were 5 Euros.
The favourite part of the room was the amazing view. When I upgraded I thought the view from my window would be lots of buildings and I’d just see the top of the Eiffel Tower, I didn’t know I would be able to see nearly all of it. I stayed up all night watching it as it lights up when it gets dark and then on the hour it sparkles for a couple of minutes.I really enjoyed staying at this hotel and would defiantly stay with them again. The staff were really friendly and helpful and looked after my suitcases after I had checked out of the hotel. The hotel also offered free Wi-Fi which you rarely get free these days also they had a number of iMac’s in the bar area and the reception for you to use which is great as most hotels charge to use the internet. The rooms at the hotel were around 153 euros a night and 20 Euros to upgrade to the Eiffel Tower view. I can’t wait to travel again and stay in another Mercure hotel.
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