Hotel de la Porte Doree - 3 Star Hotel in Paris France
With excellent facilities for children this truly is a family orientated 3 star hotel, yet is sophisticated and refined for couples with room facilities such as complementary toiletries, courtesy tray, DVD/Blue-ray player, bath robes and slippers plus mini bar in some rooms, and services like free WiFi, buffet breakfast, bike rental etc.
About Hotel de la Porte Doree
Situated in the 12th Arrondissement, this 3 star hotel is located close to some popular attractions including the Palais de la Porte Doree with its museum and tropical aquarium, which is hence why the hotel its name.
Being on the outskirts of the city, it is within pleasant neighbourhood, but also within walking distance of other tourist attractions in Paris including the Bois de Vincennes, which was a former royal hunting ground by the Chateau de Vincennes and is now home to the Parc zoologique de Paris, the Hippodrome de Vincennes horse racing course, Parc Floral and Lac Daumesnil, etc.
Hotel de la Porte Doree has recently been completely renovated to provide some more modern conveniences including air conditioning, plus there is a small lift to access the many floors of this 3 star hotel in Paris, although at this stage we would like to point out that it is still not suitable for the disabled and wheelchair users.
So even though renovated, the Hotel de la Porte Doree provides a sophisticated and refined atmosphere still retaining many original features like the staircase and book cases on the landings, mouldings and old fire places within rooms, not forgetting period furniture that make for a relaxing or romantic holiday in Paris.
Taking advantage of lots of woodwork and floral designs through to various paintings and pictures, this is also an exceptionally warm and friendly hotel with many facilities for children and adults' comfort, as you will discover below.
Hotel de la Porte Doree Facilities
With a 24 hour reception, you may be pleased to know that there is a luggage hold service for those of you arriving before check-in, which is normally after 2pm, and even if you arrive extremely late there is someone to welcome you and help, yet there is also a late check-out option if you wish to leave far later than check-out at noon, although additional charges may apply and its subject to availability.
With a comfortable lounge area that has a leather sofa, soft lighting, period features a statue, etc, this is somewhere you can relax while reading one of the many books available, have a drink or catch up with friends and family back home via the free WiFi available.
There is an iron and ironing board available from reception upon request along with a large collection of DVD's that you can borrow, which are suitable for all tastes and ages, plus the Hotel de la Porte Doree offers a bike rental option if you would rather get around on your own steam.
Breakfast at Hotel de la Porte Doree is served buffet style within the dedicated breakfast room with the majority of products being organic or fair trade and a gluten free option is available upon request. Items available include fruit juices, hot beverages, breads and pastries such as traditional croissants along with accompaniments, yoghurts, eggs and more.
Breakfast can also be served to your room if you prefer, and by booking directly with the hotel if you are travelling with children, any child under the age of 10 can have breakfast for free if they accompany you to the dining room.
Additional Services and Facilities for Children
Still thinking about breakfast and food for babies and children, not only is there a highchair available, but there are baby bottles, a bottle warmer, children's dishes and hard plastic dishes plus silicone spoons available upon request.
When it comes to your room, some rooms are larger than others and are more suitable for adding a baby cot, but there are also numerous additional items available upon request from Hotel de la Porte Doree, yet subject to availability. These include a sleep sack, playpen, baby bath, bath seat, bath toys, bath thermometer, changing table, changing mat, potty, nappies or diapers and wipes, a toilet booster seat and a baby monitor.
We said earlier that this is an exceptional family orientated 3 star hotel in Paris, and upon prior arrangement you can even make the room child proof and child friendly by having foam finger guards for doors, foam corner guards for furniture, covers for electrical sockets, ensuring windows are secured and children cannot access adult channels.
Additionally, there is a children's toy basket, paper and crayons, children's books along with DVD's available, plus they have a single pushchair you can utilise, not forgetting that Hotel de la Porte Doree can also arrange babysitting if you would like to go out for a romantic meal or to one of the many cabarets in Paris, etc.
Rooms at the Hotel de la Porte Doree
Rooms at the Hotel de la Porte Doree have all been renovated to provide modern creature comforts, yet still preserve many original features, so some have original fireplaces, others have mouldings, etc and all have hardwood floors and a refined decor with period antiques.
Each room has heating or air conditioning, double glazing, blackout curtains and an en suite bathroom with hair dryer and organic complimentary toiletries including body lotions, shampoo etc.
Within the rooms at Hotel de la Porte Doree are a desk, telephone, free WiFi, a personal safe, flat screen TV with satellite and cable channels, DVD/Blue ray player and a courtesy tray form making your own tea and coffee and you can choose between Standard single or double, yet for a bit more space you could opt for a Superior double or twin room.
However, there are also the Exclusive Double rooms, which are ideal if you need to add a baby cot or child bed, plus instead of just a shower, the ensuite comes with a bath and shower within. In addition, you also get bathrobes and slippers along with a minibar, an ironing station and an iPod docking station, which is more normal for one of the 4 star hotels in Paris instead of a 3 Star hotel.
Yet being so family orientated, Hotel de la Porte Doree also has Exclusive triple rooms with a large double bed and a single bed plus all the facilities of the Exclusive double rooms. There are also Family rooms, which are actually two adjoining double rooms, each with their own bathroom and these also have a small terrace where you can relax or enjoy an al fresco breakfast for instance.
Access to the Hotel de la Porte Doree
Located in the 12th Arrondissement, when it comes to reaching the Hotel de la Porte Doree via public transport in Paris, you will find that the Bus line 46 for getting to Gare de l'Est train station, etc along with the Noctilien Night Bus line N33 are closest to this 3 star hotel.
Additionally, you could also utilise the Paris Tramway as there is the Porte Doree tramway station serving the tram T3a line also within very easy walking distance.