Seven girls aged between 22 and 25 with no more than a “bonjour” and a “je’m’appelle” between us. This really does sound like a re-make of Taken with Liam Neeson.
Luckily, my recent trip to Paris did not involve an Albanian gang of human traffickers but was instead the best hen do a girl could ask for. And no, before you get an image of seven girls running around Paris with ‘L’ plates, veils and pink tutus, we were not that kind of hen group!
Paris is the most amazing city and just an hour and five minute flight away from Leeds/Bradford Airport. With literally hundreds of Best Western Hotels in Paris to choose from though, where do you stay?
I think it’s always best to go from recommendation so here are five reasons you should stay at the Best Western Opera Grands Boulevard straight from the hen’s mouth:
- The hotel was only a ten minute walk away to the nearest metro station; ‘Bonne Nouvelle’. The metro was really easy to use and the best way to get around as it takes you to all the main attractions. The best thing we did was get a three day ticket for €6.60 per person rather than paying €1.30 each time.
- The hotel staff were not fazed by our requests for hairdryers, more towels, wi-fi pass keys, irons (as I said at the start, we are seven girls aged between 22 and 25) and if they can handle my high maintenance friends then they can deal with anything!
- The mini bar was stocked up every time we left the room so we were sure to come in to chilled drinks including bottled water, Fanta and Coca-Cola which were all included in the room rate!
- We had two twin rooms and a triple. Each were clean and comfortable and were even large enough to comfortably fit seven of us in at once – not to sleep I might add! The hotel is undergoing a refurbishment project and one of the twin rooms we had was fitted with a new en-suite which was modern and a good sign of things to come. Nevertheless, all our rooms were furnished to a high standard.
- The area surrounding the hotel had all the amenities you need including several small supermarkets, a bank, a chemist, cafés and restaurants. All this was on our doorstep even before we ventured out to see the sights.
Now, I could continue with the many tales from our trip…
But of course, what happened in Paris, stays in Paris!