We traveled to Paris via Eurostar. Early morning 5th March 2017, Rafik sent me and Aiman to King's Cross St. Pancras Eurostar Station. It was a rainy morning in London that day. King's Cross St. Pancras Station is a central London railway terminal located at Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is a huge, nice Victorian architecture building.
We bought our Eurostar tickets before we departed to London at 112 Pound per person for Standard Premier class seat (approximately RM625 per person/one way). Tip :- Plan and book your Eurostar ticket 6 months in advance to enjoy lower price ticket. Just like our AirAsia, Eurostar do have an Early bird promotion which is definitely value for money. If you are an Iphone user, save your E-ticket in your Iphone wallet and scan it at the Check In gate.
The newly refurbished Standard Premier coach are extremely clean and comfortable. The journey to Gare du Nord Station took two hours and 30 minutes only via Eurostar.
And come with breakfast too. Arrived Gare du Nord station slightly late, at 3:00pm because of the delay due to some technical area at the station and we took taxi to our Hotel. Tip :- Look for the Taxi Marshall who wore a Red vest. Join the queue and wait for the legal/authorised metered taxi. Do not forget to write down the hotel address in a piece of paper and show it to the Taxi Driver as some of them do not speak English. But we were lucky, our Taxi driver understand English language.
The Eiffel Seine Paris Hotel ~ 3, Boulevard de Grenelle, 15th arr., 75015 Paris is a delightful 3 star boutique hotel which is located in the West of Paris. This Art Nouveau style hotel is located beside the River Seine.
It is only 6.88km from Gare du Nord station with approximately 30-35 minutes journey (depending on traffic) and the taxi cost is around 20-25 Euro. The hotel is listed in the 10 Best Hotel near Eiffel Tower by Trip Advisor
Bir-Hakeim Metro station is directly 50m opposite the hotel and there are a lot of food outlets around the area and accessible by foot.
Samaya, a Halal Lebanese Restaurant is located just a few doors away from the Hotel. Other facilities such as banks, groceries shops are reachable within walking distance and most importantly .. my favourite Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is reachable within 10 minutes walk only *could be 15 minutes if you Catwalk like me .. hehe*
The lobby is nicely decorated with a 'classic and vintage touch' .. very cosy and calm. I love it! The Front Office staff on duty attended my Check In professionally and friendly. She speaks good English and was very helpful to ensure my comfort during my Parisian life stay in The Eiffel Seine Hotel.
My room come with a balcony with a city view. Too bad I can't enjoy the fresh air as it was raining during my stay.
Unlike certain hotel rooms in Paris which has a small bathroom, my room is attached with a big bathroom which come with a bath tub and rain shower ..
We continued walking until we reach this place. Aiman called this place 'Dataran' .. The sunset view of the Eiffel Tower from this 'dataran' are amazing!
I experienced many gyms during my travel and the gym in The Eiffel Seine Hotel really impressed me. The decoration are so sweet and romantic! Pink wall .. flowers and Eiffel Tower small replica as decoration .. geometric wallpaper on the other wall .. dimmed light with a very soft soothing music which blew my heart away .. It really gave me different kind of feeling while exercise .. Paris is definitely A City of Love!
After breakfast, we had our breakfast at the Hotel. The buffet breakfast was good.
By 10:00am, I left the hotel using the Airport Transfer Service provided to the hotel's guest. I want to express my gratitude to the night shift front office staff *sorry I can't remember your name* who cared about my stay. He checked my schedule and offered me the service. Thank You very much. During my stay at The Eiffel Seine Hotel, I was attended by 3 front office staffs (3 shifts) .. They did their job very well, polite, friendly, helpful and are very fluent in English.