Lux Hotel Picpus, also known as Lux Hotel Paris, offers a choice of 38 clean, modern rooms with all the modern conveniences you’ll need to keep you comfortable and happy during your stay in Paris without having to break the bank. Staying in the heart of Paris is every vacationer’s dream, you’re a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Eiffel Tower, and cafes, restaurants and bistros are steps away from your hotel. However, the closer you get to the city center, the higher the hotel rates get. You’re not far from the action at all, since line 6 of the metro is right across from this hotel. Closer to your temporary Paris home, you’ll find attractions such as Viaduc des Arts, Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Doree and Palais de la Porte Doree. Dining in the evenings at popular restaurants nearby, such as Bao Wong, Le Millau, and Picotin will keep you satisfied and you’ll be back in the comfort of your hotel in no time at all. Budget accommodations at Hotel Picpus gives you the added bonus of free free WiFi, and you can order room service if you’re in the mood.
The hotels’ facade is decorated with beautiful flowering window boxes, is located in the quiet but vibrant residential area of Bercy/Nation. In this area you’ll find small parks and green spaces nestled among wide avenues and impressive buildings. Many Parisians call this area home, especially for its family friendly vibe and close proximity to all of the city’s action. Here you’ll find landscaped parks such as Bercy Park, La Coulee Verte and the Bois de Vincennes, which features an impressive medieval castle at its entrance.
Sightseeing in the neighborhood of Hotel Lux includes attractions such as the Pere Lachaise Cemetery and the historic Picpus Cemetery, so there’s always something to do. In the neighborhood, you’ll find Place de la Nation, Porte de Vincennes, Porte de Montreuil and Porte Doree. Transportation to and from the hotel is easily available to Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, ORLY and Beauvais Airport. When its time for some sightseeing, the Nation and Picpus metro stations are nearby, and you can catch a bus that takes you straight to Direct Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Opera, Saint Lazare, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. Tourists from all around the world who have stayed at the the hotel have commented positively on the hotel’s proximity to transport to take them around Paris.
The staff at Hotel Lux Paris are well known for their friendliness, efficiency and helpfulness, as they’re willing to assist you in any way they can during your stay. You can request their help with anything from printing museum tickets, boarding passes and itineraries, to arranging dinner reservations and tours for you during your vacation. They’re sure to recommend some of the neighborhood’s best patisseries and cafes, which all have an authentic French environment since they’re mostly frequented by locals.
Maid service is also offered daily at the hotel to keep your room clean and tidy for the duration of your stay. You can rest assured that while you’re out enjoying everything Paris has to offer, your room is being prepared for another night’s rest by the respectful and discreet hotel staff. You’ll be able to easily feel like a resident of the neighborhood, making it a wonderful home away from home. You’ll even be able to do a bit of shopping since the location of Hotel Lux is close to shops and malls in the area. The hotel is quite small, but a trip to Paris for sightseeing doesn’t exactly require apartment sized accommodation. You’ll find the hotel warm, charming place to rest after your days exploring Paris, and may even join the guests who return time and time again for an affordable, comfortable place to stay.
Each room at Hotel Lux Paris is fully equipped with its own bathroom, featuring contemporary tiles and vessel sinks. If you’re traveling alone or as a couple, the hotel’s standard rooms are a steal of a deal at only 65 euros per night, but they are small. If you’re not planning on packing lightly you may want to get one of the hotels superior rooms, which come in just a bit higher than the standard, at 75 euros per night. A group of friends can opt to share one of the hotel’s twin rooms for 80 euros per night, and an additional bed is available if needed for ten euros per night.
Depending on the size of your family, you have the option to stay in either the family room or the family suite. The family room is reasonably priced at 90 euros, while the family suite will cost you approximately 150 euros per night. Each room is decorated in a different style, so if you plan on staying at Lux every time you vacation in the city, you can try them all out. After a restful night’s sleep, buffet breakfast is provided at the hotel for around 9 euros. You’re given a selection of tasty items such as baguette, croissants, chocolate filled croissants, raisin bread, cake, butter, marmalade, honey, yogurt, boiled eggs, cereals, delicatessen, cheeses and fresh fruits. To complement your meal, you can have either tea, coffee or fresh squeezed orange juice.
Staying at Hotel Lux Paris just once will definitely turn you into a regular, especially since you’ll be getting such great value for the price. Some other benefits of staying at Lux Paris are the pharmacy, bakeries and dry cleaning service conveniently located nearby, as well as the quiet elevator, luggage storage after checkout and windows that open so you can enjoy views of the streets below. Lots of guests actually do have a favorite room! Many of them recommend room 104, especially if you’re traveling as a couple, since it is a bit more spacious. When you’re making your booking, ask whether its available, you may just get lucky.
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