Agoda in the News reveals great rates at preferred Paris hotels

SINGAPORE (May 21, 2012), Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today released special deals and rates at a select range of preferred Parisian properties.

As far as classic European destinations go, it’s hard to go past Paris. The art, the history, the fashion, the food – Paris is an eternally charming city, every arrondissement with a distinct character, every corner turning up new surprises.

The big attractions – the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées – have such indelible appeal they grow more enchanting with every visit. Likewise, there seems to be no limit to the subtler enjoyments of Paris, whether it’s people-watching from a street café, window-shopping in Saint Germain or posing for pictures on the iconic Pont Neuf.

Within Paris, lists almost 1,000 hotels, offering a great range of accommodation at all prices. Some of these hotels stand out for consistently offering low rates and excellent service, and garnering high ratings from customers. Here, highlights these preferred hotel partners, each offering guests a great location, friendly service and competitive rates. Preferred Parisian Hotel Deals

Perfect for shopping:

The Jules Hotel 4*, located on Rue la Fayette, is perfect for fashion-savvy travelers, with chic modern rooms and quick access to the Galleries Lafayette and Opéra Garnier. The metro is close by. Rates from USD 260 per night – 20% off.  Valid until 2 September 2012 (non-refundable).

In the heart of Paris:

Excelsior Opera Hotel 3* - one block from Opéra, this hotel is in the heart of Paris, close to metro and within 10 minutes’ walk of the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries. From USD 186 per night.

A grand location:

Beauchamps Hotel 4*, this chic hotel is one block from the Champs Élysées, close to metro, minutes’ walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the Grand Palais. Rates from USD 200 per night – 15% discount (non-refundable). Early Bird promotion – must book at least 14 days in advance.

Near the Arc du Triomphe:

Hotel California Champs Élysées 4*, comfortable, elegant rooms in a central position close to shops, cafés and the Champs Élysées. From USD 249 per night – 15% discount. Minimum stay 3 nights. Book now, stay between 4 June 2012 and 27 December 2015. Non-refundable.

For art lovers:

Regina Hotel 4*, a classically styled, elegant property next to Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre, walking distance to Musée d’Orsay. From USD 318 per night. Offer valid now!

Affordable in a great location:

Hotel Bellevue 3*– spacious rooms, located in Montmarte, close to the Sacré Coeur, within a short walk of metro and Gare du Nord. Markets and cafés close by. From USD 159 per night.

Great access for travelers:

Le Grand Hotel de Normandie 3*, located right opposite Gare Saint-Lazare station, a major train terminus, within walking distance to Galleries Lafayette and Opéra. From USD 165 per night. Non-refundable rate.

Behind the Louvre:

L’Empire Paris 4* , sophisticated boutique hotel next to Rue de Rivoli, steps from the Louvre and the Seine.  From USD 305 per night – 7% off. Book now – stay between 7 July and 31 December 2012. Early Bird promotion – book at least 45 days in advance. Non-refundable.

Self-contained stays:

Helzear Saint Honore Apartments with their Apartement Brongniart 4*, a variety of themed self-contained serviced apartments close to metro and the Champs Élysées. From USD 311 per night. Non-refundable rate.  Min stay 4 nights. Valid until 31 December 2012.

Central sight-seeing location:

Madeleine Plaza Hotel 3*, within steps of the Church of the Madeleine and close to restaurants, shops, the Seine and the Louvre – within walking distance to the Champs Élysées. From USD 142 per night - 15% off! Minimum stay 3 nights. Stay between 23 July 2012 and 26 August 2012.  Stay between 27 July and 27 August and get 30% off – from USD 121 per night.

Hip and affordable:

Hotel Gat Folies 3* has neat modern rooms and is conveniently located between two metro stops. From USD 157 per night - 5% off! Non-refundable.

Great location, great price:

The Hotel de l’Ocean 3*, has bright refurbished rooms in the Opera area, a short distance from Gare de l’Est and Rue la Fayette. From USD 158 per night. Non-refundable.

Central lively position:

Holiday Villa Lafayette Paris 3*, offering traditional Parisian rooms with rooftop terrace and direct access to metro and supermarket. Metro or walk to Galleries Lafayette. From USD 196 per night, non-refundable.

Affordable Rive Gauche Hotel:

Hotel des Nations Saint Germain  3*, surrounded by restaurants, close to metro and a short walk to the Seine. Great price from USD 107 per night with 15% discount. Early Bird promotion – must book at least 70 days in advance, minimum stay 3 nights. Valid from 1 August 2012.

Top city center position:

Hotel Baudelaire Opera 3*, cozy, classically decorated rooms in the Opera area. Direct bus from the airport to Opéra makes access easy. Within walking distance of the main Parisian sites.  From USD 203 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights.

Chic and central:

The Saint-Augustin Elysees 3* is located right near Haussmann Boulevard, a few minutes’ walk from Saint-Lazare station. From USD 195 per night.