Could not resist the title – for both this post and for my latest digital scrapbook page. I warn you this is the first of many pages and posts about Paris.
Credits for this pages – Antique Beauty by Lara Payton at Dusty Bear.
I chose our hotel by using TripAdvisor – the perfect site for a planner like me. For me, a significant proposrtion of the enjoyment of a holiday is in the planning. My husband, his brain is wired differently, and he just doesn’t “get” this. He does not really start to think about the holiday until he is on the plane. He is, however, more than happy to let me plan, look up maps, get books from the library etc, etc, and benefit from my planning frenzy…..so I suppose it is a win/win situation.
So…..the hotel we (I) chose was Hotel Residence Henri IV, in the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank, Paris.
I had arranged for some champagne to be waiting on ice as this was a 40th birthday present for my husband, which was a perfect addition to the room.
It lived up to my expectations, and I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. Our room had a lovely balcony which you could step out on to (not all of the rooms had that) and it was small and charming hotel with only 8 rooms and 5 suites.
The room was large by Parisien hotel standards, and had a small kitchenette with fridge, sink, microwave etc which was really useful. It also had a bathroom with a bath and a window! I love to have a bath as opposed to a shower when on holidays, and I hate windlowless bathrooms without any natural light! Is anyone else as particular (fussy) as this, or is it just me?
The door through to the bathroom (and window!)
Finally, as you can see, I took a lot of photos of the stairs! I loved these stairs, the spiral, the windows, a different mirror on each level. There were however 100 steps up to our room, and while we mostly walked down te stairs we were very glad of the compact and slightly erratic lift that took us up again!
If you care to see more photos and read more ramblings of our Paris trip, come back soon, and even better, leave a comment! (You know who you are!!!)