Hotel Eiffel Kensington - 2 Star Hotel in Paris France
Even though a 2 star hotel, it is situated in a prime location within a few minutes walk of the Eiffel Tower and many other popular tourist attractions, with budget accommodation comprising basic en suite rooms, many with Eiffel Tower views, but offers 24 hour reception, buffet breakfast and free WiFi, etc.
About Hotel Eiffel Kensington
Situated in the 7th Arrondissement, the Hotel Eiffel Kensington is a budget hotel located in a popular area very close to some of the most famous tourist attractions in Paris, including the iconic Eiffel Tower set within the former military drill grounds of the Champ de Mars, which are only a few minutes' walk away.
Within a typical Parisian townhouse building spread over several floors on a one-way street that has numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, you may be pleased to know that the Hotel Eiffel Kensington has a lift, although unfortunately it is not suitable for the disabled.
Hotel Eiffel Kensington Facilities
Hotel Eiffel Kensington has a 24 hour reception and staff able to speak English as well as French, who are happy to help you get the most out of your stay, whether it be booking a taxi, booking tickets for one of the many shows or cabarets in Paris and much more to make your time in the City of Lights run smoothly.
For those of you arriving early or wishing to leave the city later in the day, they also offer a free luggage hold service so you can make the most of your holiday in Paris.
Daily newspapers are available that you can peruse within the lobby come lounge area by reception, along with lots of tourist information, yet you may be pleased to know that there is free WiFi throughout the entire hotel.
When it comes to breakfast, this 2 star hotel in Paris offers a French continental style and buffet breakfast with cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, fruit salad, bread, pastries and accompaniments, ham, cheese and raw eggs that you can cook to your liking as boiled, poached or hard boiled.
There is the also the option of having ready-cooked meal dishes with no added preservatives as a lunch or evening meal, that are served in jars to be delivered directly to your room.
Rooms at the Hotel Eiffel Kensington
There are 25 rooms at Hotel Eiffel Kensington which are basic, but all have a small en suite bathroom with hairdryer, and although there is no air conditioning, you can request a fan for the room for those warmer days.
Each comes with a flat screen TV, personal safe and free WiFi, and there are standard or simple rooms for 1 person, plus there are what this budget hotel call Premium rooms that can be arranged as a twin or double room that are approximately 12 metres squared.
However, there is also what Hotel Eiffel Kensington call the Upper room, which has far more space of around 18 metres squared. Although being so close to the iconic monument in Paris, there are also rooms you can book with an Eiffel Tower view from your window, which can also be arranged as a double or twin room, and these are also around 12 metres squared.
Access to the Hotel Eiffel Kensington
Located in the 7th Arrondissement, when it comes to reaching the Hotel Eiffel Kensington via public transport in Paris, you will find that there is a bus stop right outside the hotel serving bus line 69 and bus 86.
Slightly further down the road as though you are heading towards the River Seine you could also utilise bus line 42, but in the opposite direction by the Ecole Militaire there are bus stops serving lines 28, 80, 82 and 92 as well.
It is also here that you have the Ecole Militaire Metro station serving Metro Line 8.
Whereas the nearest RER train station is situated in a north, north easterly direction called Invalides, which serves the RER C train line along with being a metro stop for line 8 and line 13.
For those of you who are interested in discovering more of Paris and seeing tourist attractions in other parts of the city, you could opt for one of the tours in Paris and there are several companies that provide bus tours.
One company that offers a bus tour service is Big Bus Paris, which also offer a hop on and hop tour service, and the nearest stop to Hotel Eiffel Kensington is in the middle of the Champ de Mars gardens by the fountains, which is on the Red tour route as stop 2 on the Avenue Joseph Bouvard.
However, for something different, you could also enjoy the Batobus, which is a water bus operating a hop on and hop off service up and down the River Seine with docking stations at close to many popular tourist attractions including the famous Louvre Museum, with their main dock being at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, right by some of the River Seine sightseeing boat tours including Vedettes de Paris and Bateaux Parisiens who also do dinner cruises.
If you are thinking of getting to Chateau de Versailles for a day out, but would rather not utilise public transport in Paris to get there, you will find a company called Versailles Express who operate a package tour service as well as a shuttle service to and from the famous former royal palace, which is also located at the base of the Eiffel Tower.