Hotel Galileo - Paris 3 star hotel
Located in the 8th Arrondissement close to popular tourist attractions such as the Champs Elysees Avenue, this disabled and family friendly 3 Star hotel in Paris offers services such as a lounge and bar, room service, business corner, international newspapers plus parking and much more.
About Hotel Galileo
The Hotel Galileo is located within a historical building that has still retained some of its original features including a 17th century fireplace, yet these have been combined with a more contemporary style and some Art Deco touches from the interior designer Natasha Stojkovic.
There are different walls and surfaces along with works such as Les Deux de Miroirs by Tamara de Lempicka, and designed in a classic style this 3 Star hotel has modern facilities such as air conditioning and a lift, but it also has a contemporary, yet cosy feel, with a brass railed staircase, unusual lampshades, neutral subtle colours and a garden where you can relax when the weather permits.
Facilities and Services at Hotel Galileo
In fact, there are two lounge areas, one with the historical fireplace and the other that opens onto the garden, where you can relax with one of the International newspapers or other magazines plus enjoy a hot beverage, soft drink or even wine served by the glass from the bar.
With a 24 hour reception and multilingual staff, they offer concierge services such as booking tickets for museums or shows in Paris, making restaurant reservations, helping to organise airport transfers and much more to ensure you get the most out of your stay within the City of Lights.
The Hotel Galileo is one of very few hotels in Paris with parking available on site, although with very limited space this must be booked well in advance and it incurs an additional charge of approximately €30 per day.
Free WiFi is also available throughout the hotel, plus there is a computer and printer located by the bar, and for people travelling on business secretarial services are also available upon request. In addition, there is a facility called the Nomadic WiFi, which provides hi speed internet in and outside the hotel. Being compact and light, with no roaming charges or changes of SIM and able to connect up to 10 different devices at any one time, this is a very helpful gadget for those of you that require connectivity all the time, whether on a Smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.
A luggage hold service along with laundry, dry cleaning and even ironing are additional services that the Hotel Galileo provides if required, plus this is a family friendly hotel in Paris where babysitting can also be arranged.
There is also a breakfast room where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with unlimited hot beverages, a variety of fresh fruit juices, fruit salad and seasonal fruit, French breads and pastries along with accompaniments such as butter, jams, etc. Also on offer are cereals, yoghurts, cheeses and a cold cut charcuterie selection, which is available from 6:30am through to 10:30am.
However, for no additional charge you can also have a create your own breakfast from the a la carte breakfast menu, which can be served to your room up until 11am, or within the patio garden during the summer months.
The Hotel Galileo also offers a room service menu, which you will find in your room that is available between the hours of 6pm and 11pm. Although if you do not wish to enjoy one of their delights or even experience one of the numerous restaurants in Paris, then from 7pm you will find a microwave, plates and cutlery are put out and available for anyone to utilise to cook their own quick snack or evening meal.
Rooms at Hotel Galileo
There are several different types of rooms available at the Hotel Galileo, which all come with soundproofing, air conditioning and heating along with an en suite marble bathroom with either a bath or shower complete with hairdryer, complementary toiletries, bathrobe and slippers.
Within the rooms at this 3 Star hotel in Paris you will find a desk with light, free WiFi, Flat screen TV with Satellite channels, a personal safe, ironing facilities and a courtesy tray for making your own tea or coffee.
The Classic Rooms are approximately 13 metres squared, whereas the Tradition Rooms are approximately 16 metres squared, and being that this is a disabled friendly hotel in Paris, you will find that there is a dedicated room on the ground floor, which has been designed for those with reduced mobility and wheelchair users that has a view over the patio garden.
Tradition Comfort is the next category of room, which are approximately 18 metres squared, designed to be as a double or twin room, whereas this is also classed as a family friendly hotel where there are also Executive Triple Rooms at an approximate size of 20 metres squared that have a large double bed and a sofa bed, or these can be utilised just for two people that want more space and comfort.
However, there are Adjoining Rooms also available that combine a Classic and a Tradition Room with a connecting door between them where you can choose two double rooms or a double and twin combination, which are perfect for families with two older children or even friends travelling together.
Hotel Galileo also has a Junior Suite, which is located on the 1st floor that can be equipped with one large double bed or two separate beds and has a comfortable ambience with a living room, making it feel more spacious and relaxing, being approximately 21 metres squared.
Whereas the ultimate luxury at this 3 Star Hotel in Paris are the two accommodations called the Deluxe Veranda, which are both located on the top floor of Le Galileo Hotel and provide you with an entirely separate lounge area plus a veranda, making you feel home away from home in the city.
Access to Hotel Galileo
Now when it comes to getting to the Hotel Galileo, as we mentioned earlier, there is hotel parking available for a charge for those of you with your own car, but by public transport in Paris, you will also find this very easy as it is close to numerous different tourist attractions such as the Statue of Winston Churchill in the grounds of the Petit Palais and the Champs Elysees Gardens.
The nearest Metro station is the George V stop serving line 1, yet a little further walk away in a northerly direction right by the Arc de Triomphe and you have the Charles de Gaulle - Etoile stop serving lines 1, 2 and 6, but this is also an RER train station serving the RER A line.
Alternatively you have the Paris bus Lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and 341 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N11, N24, N53 and N153 will also get you within walking distance of the Hotel Galileo.
In addition, if you are travelling to or from Orly Airport or Charles de Gaulle Airport, then you may be pleased to know that Les Cars Air France, now called Le Bus Direct, has a stop at the Place Charles de Gaulle for a bus directly to either Paris airport.