A week before our trip, we had no hotel to stay for the New Year and I began to actively look for an option in Paris. I went through all the booking sites and, of course, found nothing: everything was either very expensive or not for 3 nights, but less.
Then I remembered the Paris suburb city Versailles, where we were going to visit the Versailles Palace.
I watched hotels there for a long time and even picked up one option – hotel Louis Louis Versailles Chateau MGallery. Having visited his website (the hotel is part of the Accor hotel chain), I found a discount on it, and as a result, the deluxe room category cost us cheaper than the originally booked hotel room in Paris.
We arrived at the hotel by taxi in the evening of December 31 and we were immediately checked in.
The hotel has an inconspicuous building in the heart of Versailles – 2 minutes to the Palace of Versailles.
We immediately liked the hotel lobby: spacious and pretty.
The hotel corridors are so atmospheric with lots of paintings. There is an elevator.
Apparently we got a room for people with disabilities, but we had no more strength to change it.
The Deluxe room is of normal size, after complete renovation. The view from the room is not the best – on the central, rather busy street, but at the same time the room was quiet. And most importantly – the window opened, which is always good.
The room has a comfortable bed with excellent bedding, 2 bedside tables.
A table, an armchair, a minibar with free water and juice, a coffee maker with capsules and a kettle with a set of tea.
The minuses of the room: a small window (since we had the top floor) and the lack of a wardrobe (there is only a hanger and small shelves).
But it wasn’t inconvenient to us, because we stayed only 3 nights.
The bathroom is very large and spacious: there is a shower and a full set of cosmetics. Nice hairdryer and towels.
The room was very comfortable and cozy, we liked it.
The main advantage of the hotel for us was the SPA-center, working 24 hours a day and including a small gym, steam room, sauna and a tiny relaxation area.
The SPA is a great idea, but with terrible execution. The recreation area is minimal, many guests do not have the opportunity to use it, because if you did not have time to take a lounger, then there is nowhere to put or hang your robe. Perhaps the hotel should make additional benches, hangers, chairs and more for more guests.
The second most important problem in SPA is the complete lack of towels for the sauna. Sometimes they are here, but more often they are not there. Many guests know this and come with their towels from the room. I believe that the hotel urgently needs to take action and constantly replenish towels in the SPA, as well as a corner with tea.
The price of our stay included breakfast, which turned out to be a very good for a hotel in France, and even 4 stars.
The breakfast room is not very big, but pretty. Only on January 1 was a large crowd observed.
The main disadvantage of breakfasts is the very slow and relaxed service. You will have to wait a very long time for your tea-coffee or ordered omelet / fried eggs. If you didn’t manage to take a piece of a delicious pie, don’t wait any longer, they won’t bring it.
The rest are solid pluses. An excellent selection of fresh and tasty products, wonderful yogurts, the presence of hot dishes (even soup).
We really liked the hotel and its location in a quiet and wonderful, pretty Versailles (I’ll talk about it later), therefore I highly recommend that anyone who is going to spend a couple of days getting to know the Palace of Versailles, to consider the idea of living in Versailles and this hotel.