"A Perfect Night in Paris"
Comfortable, quiet, cozy room. Courteous, professional staff. Leisurely cruise along the Seine. Skipped the dinner--"dined" on Paris. I could not recommend this hotel more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Restaurant is not open, WIFI is not working"
Really nice comfortable bed, and the hotel is clean and sound. But no wifi as they said they have problem of internet (and no apology); no food (as they have a party booked for that night). So we need to go out to eat and come back to the boat before 9:00 PM, otherwise we need to wait until 11:30 pm to come back, because they need to cruise the boat […] for the party people. Wasn't a enjoyable experience at all Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not perfect but still good"
We found it quite difficult to find the boat as the location wasn't in a particularly nice area however when we did the room was nicely decorated and even had a vase of fresh red roses - it looked just like the pictures. The food was really nice as long as you like what your given as it was a set menu (obviously apart from a vegetarian option) and the […] portions were quite small. Our only disappointment was that there was a boat moored next to ours that had very loud music playing until 2am. It wouldn't normally bother us too much but it was our first anniversary and we were trying to have a chilled, relaxing time and, possibly because of being on the water, you could practically feel the thudding from the music in our cabin. We were informed that it is quite a frequent thing on a Friday and Saturday night but this was a Sunday and they hadn't been notified. I would recommend staying on the VIP Paris but try and find out if there are any nearby events going on first so you can be prepared. A couple of things to note is that the drinks are actually cheaper from the mini bar in your room than they are from the restaurant and there is no hairdryer. Also you have to pay for a superior room if you want a view of the water and not the wall. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Emplacement idéal près de Bercy pour concerts"
Hébergement original, décaléGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Los precios son muy altos para lo que ofrecen,no lo recomiendoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
BonneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Une croisière sur la Seine en prîme"
Nuit sur un bateau à Paris, avec une petite croisière nocturne sur la Seine. Un séjour qui sort de l'ordinaire !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sympa et romantique à la fois!"
Employés drôles, sympathiques, accueillants et naturels. La chambre, petite soit-elle faisait cocon, réel chambre de bateau, tout était nickel et charmant. Le dîner était délicieux et copieux!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Sur la seine"
This guest did not leave a comment.Genuine Expedia guest review
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"Poor food and shifted onto a smaller boat"
02/03/14 princesstdp London, United Kingdom
I visited the yacht for a romantic dinner cruise on last weekend as a surprise for my Husband for our 10 year anniversary. Having looked at lots of different companies offering the Seine river dinner cruise, I decided to book with VIP as the yacht itself looked lovely and for the grand panoramic venues. Being our 10 year anniversary I wanted the wow factor and something special. Instead we were ushered from the VIP Yacht to a smaller boat for our cruise. I was told that because the water was too high we could not travel on the yacht boat. If this was the case then I feel guests should have been informed in advance or the cruise cancelled. This smaller boat look like it had been quickly converted into a restaurant. I was given a very small table facing the window. In-front of me was a large frame blocking my view. The boat looked nothing like the pictures on your website. Once back on the boat, I spoke to other couples and they too were disappointed. I also discovered everyone else had booked through Groupon except me. I feel like because everyone had paid a discounted price, we all received a discounted and poorer service and quality in food. It took over 30 minutes to order a drink and that was after requesting a menu as we seemed to not have one on our table. My vegetarian starter was poor and consisted of cold pasta shells and few salad leaves. This was okay for a starter but my main dish was appalling. Firstly it was cold, it appeared that the chef had just cooked a few vegetables and thrown it together on my plate with the same creamy mash sauce used on my starter dish. The deserts were nice. Overall we both had a very disappointing experience, and will remember our anniversary for all the wrong reasons. I would no longer revisit your hotel or recommend the dinner cruise to other friends.
01/02/14 Brusselsmichele Brussels
Despite bad reviews, we were very pleased with this hotel that we reserved for the auspicious 2013 31st night celebrations. The superior room cabin was very comfortable though small, the bathroom was bigger than on most boats, there was a tv in the room and the heating worked very well. If too warm, there was a wide window that could be opened. The cabin was soundproof and we had a view of the river (cabin n°8). The dinner was good with big portions, drinks flowed freely and the music for dancing was great too. The staff was friendly and the cruise along the river while dinner was being served gave an added touch of uniqueness to the whole event. The price though quite expensive (+/-€800)seemed in keeping with New Year's eve outings. It included for two persons, the car park, hotel night, dinner, DJ music & unlimited drinks. We stayed one night and did not take the brunch which was a whopping €55 per person. Instead we had a lovely brunch for €35 for two, in a typical Parisian café nearby.
"Dinner cruise in Paris"
12/27/13 kaz68Leeds leeds
I booked the vip Paris for my husbands birthday as a surprise. I was a little unsure what to expect as we have done the bateaux Dubai a few times so it had a lot to live up to. I need not have worried it was just as good! We arrived an hour earlier than expected but to a friendly welcome, we just had to wait a few moments while they checked our room was ready and added the finishing touches and roses. I was worried that as it was the 20th December the boat and cabin would be cold, it was actually a comfortable temperature. The shower was amazing, good water pressure and plenty of hot water, the cabin 15c was small so if you want a bit more room you may want to upgrade. The bed was very comfy I must say. I was even more surprised when the meal arrived, I was expecting an average meal but the gingerbread foie gras starter and beef main course was fantastic. Desert was equally as good as nowhere does deserts as good as the Parisians. There was a good selection of wines if a little on the pricey side but a glass of champagne and spirits were what I expected to pay. The staff were very friendly and the views amazing. I would recommend this dinner cruse and I would love to stay again, maybe in the summer with some live entertainment as well.
"VIP Paris going above and beyond!"
11/19/13 Matthew W Wilmington, Delaware
My wife and I were on our honeymoon and booked this trip well in advance. What could be better than a dinner cruise on the Seine! The cruise was formal and the food was excellent. We had wine with our lamb dinner and it was cooked perfect. We enjoyed cruising by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, etc. We took our own pictures during the courses and even got some photos from their photographer with the Eiffel Tower in the background. They took plenty of pictures and we decided to purchase a few. We couldn't have been happier how they turned out. The back end of our honeymoon was a couple nights in Amsterdam. Throughout the 10 day honeymoon, we had purchased many items and decided to ship them back to the United States. We wanted to make sure the pictures would not bend or crease in our luggage, so they went into the shipping box with artwork we had purchased. Needless to say, our box arrived without the pictures or artwork. We were devastated! We contacted all parties involved, but to no avail. Again, we were devastated! I decided to email VIP Paris about the possibility they still had our photos on file. I explained our story about the pictures being stolen and if there was any chance they had them, I would surprise my wife and order them. I dealt with the Director of Operations who gladly told me he would reprint the photos, but I would have to contact UPS to pick the photos up. I established the account and the photos were picked up and delivered to the United States in 5 days! I can't tell you how elated we were to see the pictures again!! It made my wife's day! Thank you again VIP Paris!!!
"Dinner Cruise in Paris"
Our trip on the VIP Yacht was excellent. From the lovely dinner to the upgraded room. The weekend was blighted the rain, however the Manager was first class and made us feel very special. We would not hesitate to return, as it was better than staying in a normal hotel.
"I won't be using this company again!"
05/08/13 Reading_Traveller06 London, United Kingdom
I'm writing this review based on the experience I had in November/December 2012, so things could have changed. I booked to go on the trip in August 2012, for a Sunday in November 2012 for my partner's 40th birthday celebration. The trip was confirmed and I paid for it. A couple of weeks before going on the trip, I reconfirmed our reservation and checked the dress code. We turned up on the agreed date and time to find the yacht unlit and with no one on it. We rang the number we were given on the booking documents and surprise surprise no one answered. The security guard working next door asked us what we were doing and when we showed him our booking documents, he advised us that there was no trip running. He then offered to check this for us and rang VIP Paris who confirmed the trip was cancelled. We were obviously extremely disappointed and so the next day I rang VIP Paris. They explained that they had sent a cancellation notice to me (I rechecked my emails and there was nothing) and that they could move my reservation or refund the money. I asked for a refund and thought that was the end of it. As it transpires, I had to email my request (even though it was their mistake) and send chasers, to be told we need your bank details again. I was told the money would be paid in 5 days, but it never arrived, so in the end I got my French colleague to ring VIP Paris and find out what was going on & tell them in no uncertain terms that I was annoyed. A few days later the money arrived - all in all it took 4 weeks to get a refund! If you are going to use this company, then I'd be very careful and check the day before you are due to go on your trip that it is actually running.
"Nice but I will not do it again as Im not a fan of cruising"
03/03/13 Sami H Sydney, Australia
Nice but I will not do it again as Im not a fan of cruising I was in france on my way to Russia to do some business so I met a freind who wanted to do a river cruise to see as much of Paris as possible. He knew about this VIP . I wish I did not listen to him as I dont like be stuck in 1 spot but i can say the rooms were clean food ok and so damn expensive I will not do this again
"Pricey but nice"
12/27/12 legallyred SW MO
We did dinner and spent the night on the boat. Dinner was average. The alcohol prices were very high for the quality and selection which did irritate me. You will be offered champagne but it does not come with the meal - it is an additional charge as is the water, beer, and coffee. We had a lovely view from our table and the service was good. There is a photographer on the ship who will take you up on deck for photos during dinner. We got a CD of all of our photos for only 30€ - they are a great souvenir especially of the ones in front of the Eiffel Tower. The ship starts near the Gare de Lyon METRO station and cruises down to just past the Statue of Liberty and then back. The cruise itself took about two hours. They timed it just right to go by the Eiffel Tower when it was twinkling. Beautiful! We stayed in a Superior Cabin. The windows were high and not good for viewing which was disappointing. However, by the time we were in our rooms, the ship had stopped cruising anyway. The bed was large and very comfortable as were the pillows. The room was smaller than a typical American hotel room but about the same size as European hotel rooms. There was plenty of space to hang up clothes. The water pressure was stronger than I expected. We did have problems with our thermostat but it was quickly fixed. (The staff on the ship overall were very helpful - the cruise director for lack of a better term even loaned us his personal umbrella when it started to rain). On a funny/scary note - when we were cruising down the Seine, one of the ship's workers came over and began to speak to us earnestly and quickly in French. He only knew one word in English - "Duck!" The ship is high enough that if you are on deck when you go under the lower bridges, you have to duck to avoid hitting your heard. My husband is 5'10" and would have hit his head if he had not ducked. We thought this was a funny experience but others did not share that laugh and thought it was dangerous and horrible. We booked it through an online special but overall, it still seemed pricey for what you received. If the price included a champagne toast and breakfast in the morning, it would be better. As it was, It felt like everything cost extra. I would still recommend it though for the experience of spending the night on the Seine River.
"Expensive evening with average food"
12/12/12 Neil1982 Maidstone
My wife and I booked this cruise as part of our 3 night stay in Paris and purchased it half price for the dinner cruise only. We struggled to find it, having been told we need to be there for 730, then it didn't set sail until at least 8. Pros - Intimate setting with approx 20 tables, access to deck for pictures and views of the sights. Cons - We didn't see any food until gone 10pm, we were pulled outside in the rain for about 100 photos which were priced at €12 each. When we sat back down we were again hassled about buying photos. No choice of food more a 'canteen'style set-up. Fillet steak was below average and no question as to how you'd like it cooked. No potatoes with dinner just chopped parsnip, nasty grape and ice cream dessert. Cheapest bottle of wine about €30, cheapest beer €8 for a small bottle. Altogether quite disappointed, would never pay full price which is approx €150 pp.
10/29/12 jenny187056 Maidstone, United Kingdom
We stayed on board on Saturday night and it was absolutely perfect! We arrived late (so slightly stressed!) as the taxi dropped us off at the wrong quay! However once on board the staff were really lovely and told us to relax we had plenty of time to shower, change and join everyone in the restaurant before we set sail. The food was really good as I had booked this over night stay with Travel Zoo and was really surprised at the quality of food we were served. I don't think we could have had anything better! The timing of the cruise meant we were in time to see the Eiffel Tower light up, so spectacular! The cabin and bed was lovely and comfortable, I hope to return but only wish they had VIP yachts on every river for me to experience! Ps the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, be proud!
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