Searching for a hotel is not an easy task , and when you are going to a beautiful city like Paris it becomes more difficult .
As i was going through my selection for a Hotel ( i prefer a Good luxurious one as i always want to stay at a good place) i came across many , the point of selection came down to it should not be too expensive, but it had to be one of the best but it should also not be away from the city center and should also be connected with the easiest transport mode .Going through many option some closer to city center or little away , some 5 stars or some 3/4 stars some expensive to medium range , as Paris is a main tourist attraction of the world there are many hotel options but being the best place to visit the prices are higher from the other tourist destination if compared to.
So finally after going through many options i finalised Hotel Pullman La Defense for my stay in the beautiful city of paris . its a 5 Star Property , part of the Accor Group of hotels and is a premium luxury hotel . everything was good but as per the comments and reviews it was mentioned that it's in a deserted place and it's really far away from the city . keeping these view in my mind it was in my mind that i would be in for a bad surprise when i reach the hotel and i had my fingers crossed . hoping for the best
As i reached Paris i took a train from the airport and changed it twice to reach the area LA DEFENSE, that's a Business district with many multinational companies having their offices . I took a walk for 5 mins and there was a cluster of building and between them was My Home away from home for next 6 days . The Pullman Hotel was right in front of me and i was impressed with the first sight of it .
On entering i was welcomed by one beautiful lady who took me to the reception just couple of steps away and was introduced to the Duty manager . As my booking was pre done so i didn't had to wait longer than 5 mins and here was my Hey for the room , as i had asked for a good view room it was politely accepted , My baggage was taken care of and i was assigned a room at the 17th floor with a good view . a nice gesture was that the duty manager accompanied me and i was dropped at the 17th floor and was shown the room .
Entering the room , it was just a perfect room with an excellent view , fitted with the best in class amenities , Led Screen Tv, Nespresso coffee machine , Bose Music system , mini bar filled with best of drinks and chocolates .
As i had earlier mentioned i always wish to have the best possible hotel for myself and one thing more i always wish the Bed is as soft as it could be and i have a lovely sleep as well . I had one king size bed and it was soft as it could be and the mattress was very comfortable . With soft pillows as well .
The Bathroom was fitted with all basic amenities and the best of bath accessories were kept . as per the european standards the bathrooms are small then the ones we get in the asian pacific region so that was one point to be noticed . but other wise it was good enough for me .
The Hotel Pullman is In the heart of the La Defense business district, opposite the CNIT (Center for New Industries and Technologies) and 10 minutes from the Champs-Elysees by train
This upscale hotel offers stylish and spacious rooms, a fitness center, Le Quinte & Sens restaurant with an open kitchen, bar,and offers free WIFI as well
The Le Quinte & Sens restaurant serves the best of dishes and is open from morning to midnight
During the breakfast it serves a lavish spread of dishes . From eggs to ham, breads, cheeses, fresh fruits , Fresh Juice , sausages , grilled chicken , mashed potatoes they had an amazing display of fresh Cheese and fruits . you just get your tummy full once you have that breakfast . I would like to mention and Thanks for a wonderful service Ms Katia , Mr Jean Luc and Ms Daniela . You all just made me very comfortable at the restaurant every morning .
The also have the best collection of different wines from all parts of the world
This Hotel offers one amazing opportunity as it has an OPEN KITCHEN
IN THE OPEN KITCHEN, WATCH MASTER CHEFS COOK YOUR MEAL
If you're into cooking or simply into eating, check out the Open Kitchen and see how the pro's make your lunch or dinner. Then eat it.
The hotel has its Fitness center as well . A space dedicated to staying in shape whether recuperating from jet lag or to staying on top of one's performance. The Pullman Fitness Lounge offers the latest-generation cardio and weight-lifting equipment
This hotel is very well located and had couple of Malls around it , which have the best of shops which cater to all the basics shopping demands ,
The Major tourist attractions such as Triomphe De Arc, Acre Coeur Montmartre, Eiffel Tower are just 10-20 mins away by train which are easily accessible , La Grande De Arch is just 5 mins walk away from the hotel .
There are lot of eateries around this hotel couple of them do close by early evening as they cater to the office goers and other do open till midnight . this is totally opposite to what i had read in the reviews before going . Starbucks coffee outlet is just 5 mins walk away as well .
On the contrary to all the review i would definitely recommend this hotel to all who wish to enjoy Luxurious stay at very reasonable prices as compared to most places in paris .
Its well connected and has all the basic facilities needed
A special mention for Narine The Girl who welcomes all and is a of great help , Mr Anoup , fellow indian who is in france working at Hotel Pullman , he did helped me for all my travelling issues and was a great person to talk to . Mr Gregory The Guest relation Supervisor was a best person for his job . he knows how to attend a customer . and Ms Audrey The Front office Manager . You all are an asset to this hotel .
I would certainly recommend this hotel for your Stay In Paris . Try it and you will feel at Home .
Thank you for reading and