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Hi all.. We are planning a trip to Paris come April/may for 3days. Can you suggest good hotels? That also provide kitchen?
I read about airbnb in some posts. what is that? and if it is good then can you recommend any?

Also I'd like to know if taking my son (would be 20months then) to Disneyland be a good idea?
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You can find apartment rentals. But beware of fake rentals. Lots of stories of people arriving to find an apartment does not exist, after they've paid a deposit. Never pay a deposit in advance.

Disneyland is about a 1 hour train ride from Paris.
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www.booking.com
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Re: Paris trip Help

Disneyland for a 20 month old toddler is just not worth it, really.

For Hōtels, we use the Citadines that have a fridge and very small cooking area- not proper kitchen. There are several in Paris- we like the one in Le Marais- as we like the area and it is close to Gare de Lyon as we always go by TGV train (much better than flight as it takes you straight into town).

www.citadines.com/fr/index.html

The 1 bedroom apartments have full kitchen.

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AirBnB is a US agency that sells bed and breakfast rooms from private house owners to private people travelling. It can be good, and you can be very unlucky. One BnB refused to provide a breakfast! I would not recommend them, use www.booking.com instead.

SBB-CFF-FFS sell short holidays in Europe, "Rail Away" you might want to look at their inclusive offers,

http://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holiday...ope/Paris.html
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Visit the biggest McDonalds in the world, on the Champs Elysee.
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I read about airbnb in some posts. what is that?
I am not sure under what rock you just came out, but it is essentially a website where private people rent out their appartments. The site grew so successful that it is by now a threat for traditional hotels as private rentals are typically cheaper (and often in many ways not entirely legal).

http://airbnb.com

We are going with some friends to Paris this weekend and some will rent one... can only give feedback after that. Myself? I booked a real hotel instead where I am sure my booking is actually honored and for real.
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Re: Paris trip Help

I've used airbnb about 10 times to rent apartments as I like to have a kitchen. I had good luck in Paris, and had a lovely place in Montmartre. The key to using airbnb is looking at the reviews. Read them carefully as they give you a lot more info on location, amenities and the host.

Most airbnb rentals do not provide breakfast as they are self-service apartments or rooms.

I took my son to Disneyworld at that age, and we found it was not a great experience, and of course he remembers nothing of it now. You will see around 2pm there are a lot of kids in strollers wailing, as they are past tired and over stimulated by that time. But it really depends on your child, which you know the best.
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I'd recommend going to Europapark rather than all that way to Disney. Plenty for little ones to do that age & the hotels are excellent.
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Re: Paris trip Help

We stayed in one of the apartment offered by https://www.appartcity.com/en/

They had a small kitchen in the room.

Book TGV trains tickets today or tomorrow, they are cheap at the moment http://ch.voyages-sncf.com/fr/bons-plans/vente-flash

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I've used airbnb about 10 times to rent apartments as I like to have a kitchen. I had good luck in Paris, and had a lovely place in Montmartre. The key to using airbnb is looking at the reviews. Read them carefully as they give you a lot more info on location, amenities and the host.

Most airbnb rentals do not provide breakfast as they are self-service apartments or rooms.

I took my son to Disneyworld at that age, and we found it was not a great experience, and of course he remembers nothing of it now. You will see around 2pm there are a lot of kids in strollers wailing, as they are past tired and over stimulated by that time. But it really depends on your child, which you know the best.
Ok ill check the reviews about it. we are still looking into both options. I prefer kitchen as my son is very moody and loves home-made food.. I doubt he'll suffice on food outside.. I don't wann him to be hungry..

Disneyland I think ill pass for now.. maybe take him there once he's a bit older.. thanks.
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I am not sure under what rock you just came out, but it is essentially a website where private people rent out their appartments. The site grew so successful that it is by now a threat for traditional hotels as private rentals are typically cheaper (and often in many ways not entirely legal).

http://airbnb.com

We are going with some friends to Paris this weekend and some will rent one... can only give feedback after that. Myself? I booked a real hotel instead where I am sure my booking is actually honored and for real.
Not to be rude but do you think you know everything?? if so then I must say you are a Genius of a kind. Most ppl don't know and so they ask Q and well there is nothing wrong in asking. Searching on the net did give me answers but I was looking for honest responses with personal experience that's all.

Well I myself also prefer a hotel. I am looking into it. I'd like to know how was your experience. I'll be waiting.
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Not to be rude but do you think you know everything?? if so then I must say you are a Genius of a kind. Most ppl don't know and so they ask Q and well there is nothing wrong in asking. Searching on the net did give me answers but I was looking for honest responses with personal experience that's all.
AirBnB is a company valued at 30 Billion USD. In the past ten or so years was it basically daily in the news... as one of the top five or so new companies of this century. It's a bit like asking "what is this facebook think people are talking about? Something on the internet?". There are lots of things you can and should ask about... but sometimes would Google be the better choice than this forum.
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I read about google in your post. What is that?
Is that any good? can you recommend a good one?
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Seems OP was looking for good advice, and not simply a deluge of data.
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Ok ill check the reviews about it. we are still looking into both options. I prefer kitchen as my son is very moody and loves home-made food.. I doubt he'll suffice on food outside.. I don't wann him to be hungry..

Disneyland I think ill pass for now.. maybe take him there once he's a bit older.. thanks.

Maybe if you didn't cater to every whim of your son, you would not be held hostage as is currently the situation.

Take him to a restaurant, there are plenty of neutral items on a menu, if he doesn't want to eat, then fine, when he's hungry, he'll soon stop being moody. By mollycoddling like you are you do more damage than anything else, especially at 20 months old !
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I read about google in your post. What is that?
Is that any good? can you recommend a good one?
I am not sure under what rock you just came out, but it is essentially a website where..... the noun and the verb become the same
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Hi all.. We are planning a trip to Paris come April/may for 3days. Can you suggest good hotels? That also provide kitchen?
I read about airbnb in some posts. what is that? and if it is good then can you recommend any?

Also I'd like to know if taking my son (would be 20months then) to Disneyland be a good idea?
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20 months old child to disneyland wont be a great idea..

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Although many people think Paris is a romantic city, you might get a better and cleaner experience at Amsterdam, Florence or Munich.
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Re: Paris trip Help

Paris! What a fun trip! Hope you (and your family) have a great time. We just stayed at Hotel Odeon Saint Germain and had a great time - location, staff, rooms, everything was top notch, without the crazy price tag to match. No kitchen though. Picky eaters are tough, but a plain crepe or baguette can be found on any corner, so you'll more than likely find something for your little one. Worst case, we've ducked in a Carrefour (their grocery store) and loaded the hotel room with food that way.

If the kitchen is really important to you, definitely try HomeAway or AirBnB. We've used AirBnB in France (though not in Paris) with great results, plus you can prioritize amenities (like a kitchen).

Going to Disney sounds like fun. Here's the thing - at 20 months, your toddler isn't going to remember any of it. Not a lick. BUT! it is really amazing to witness the the magic you would otherwise miss when you see Disney through their eyes. It's a personal choice, so go with your gut. Have a great time!
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