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Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:23 pm

I will be in France for an upcoming business trip. Does anyone know of a good hotel that has a view of Charles De Gaulle's ramp/runways/operation? I might as well mix business with pleasure!
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RE: Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:37 pm

The Sheraton over the train station
 
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RE: Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:17 pm

A few cheaper alternatives:

The Pullman Hotel
Hilton CDG
Novotel CDG
IBIS

Depending on the weather there is a small grassy area next to a parking lot near the IBIS. Take the CDG-Val train to Roissypole/Terminal 3. Look for the Concorde and walk through the parking lot to the left. You look directly across to the Pullmann Hotel. No really good views of tarmac activities but lots of aircraft taxing between Terminals 1, 2 & 3. I've been told its illegal to take photos from this spot but everytime I've gone there I've never had any problems and there are often other spotters there too.

If you stay at the Hilton you can request a room on an upper floor which should give you some good views for T1 &3.

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RE: Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:33 pm

Quoting AA787 (Reply 1):
The Sheraton over the train station

Outer windows do not open at The Sheraton.
Southwards facing rooms look into the sun, making photography even worse.

While it is located most convenient when arriving or departing, there hardly is anything around in terms of food outlets.
As convenient as it is, it also is a bit overrated.

Overall, those hotels around Roissypole are good alternatives and easy to access from the terminals using CDGVal. Also RER stops at Roissypole (for T1 and T3).
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RE: Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:36 pm

I stayed at the Ibis Terminal Hotel a couple months ago and specificially requested (via email - search for the thread I created about it for the address) a specific room with a view. I got my information from www.plane-spotting-hotels.com. And the view was good!
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RE: Hotel With Good View Of Charles De Gaulle?

Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:39 am

This is the view I had from my room at Sheraton CDG:



As HT mentioned there are not a lot of places to get some decent food around, but the location is convinient beacuse it's inside T2 and the train station is right under the hotel.
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