10 Things Not to Do in Paris

10 Things Not to Do in Paris - #8


Book The Cheapest Hotel
Finding a decent Paris hotel for a reasonable price can bring even the savviest travelers to the brink of despair. The city's hotels are breathtakingly expensive, and with the current conversion rates, they are truly stupefying. You might find a screaming deal at a big chain hotel and think you've got it made, but once you're sitting in a beige I-could-be-anywhere cube on the outskirts of town, you'll realize that you're missing out on the Parisian atmosphere in the city center.
Book A Furnished Apartment
Furnished apartments can be found to suit absolutely every budget and taste. You'll be amazed at how much living space you get for your money—especially if you plan to stay for more than a couple of days—and you don't have to eat out for every meal. The real estate mantra "location, location, location" definitely applies. When in doubt, opt for an apartment in a single-digit arrondissement and check how close the nearest Métro station is. And if the price seems too good to be true, try to find out what they may be hiding. Do-it-yourself services abound (CraigslistVRBO), but if you want to leave it to the experts, try a rental agency (Paris PerfectGuest Apartment Services, and Haven in Paris are reputable options). Once you're in your private pied-à-terre, glass of wine in hand, listening to the sounds of the neighborhood through the open windows, you'll feel like you've truly arrived.
My thoughts - It can certainly be more economical to rent a furnished apartment.  Buenos Aires in Argentina (the Paris of South America) is one great example of where you will find a huge inventory of very stylish and affordable apartments to rent for a short stay.  The downside is that you almost always lose the amenities of a hotel, like daily maid service, room service, an onsite restaurant, Spa and health club and concierge services.  If you can do with out those things you are  a great candidate for a furnished apartment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info Doug, I just wanted to say that renting with Buenos Aires apartments has been an extremely pleasant experience which we can recommend to everyone who plans to go to Buenos Aires. We stayed in Recoleta, one of the safest neighborhood in Buenos Aires