We would absolutely not stay in this old hotel again!! However, we are saddened to read that it did not live up to your expectations.
We are sorry for the different troubles that occurred during your stay - your remarks will help us improve service for future guests. As for the neighbourhood, it's a lively district with a vibrant nightlife but it's asolutely safe. The other reviews are correct- this hotel is located in the seediest of seedy areas. Porn shops, sex shows, pickpockets, and punks everywhere. My friend and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and during those three nights I was followeed once and almost pickpocketed.
While the actual hotel was ok, becuase of its location I would not recommend it unless you are in fact you are up for a red light district. We are sorry for the different troubles that occurred during your stay - your remarks will help us to improve our service for future guests.
Second time we have been at the Villa Royale - and it's still great value for money. If this hotel was in the Marais or St Germain, it would be double the price. It's location overlooking la Place Pigalle is the reason you can get such great deals, but the area was no bother to us whatsoever.
Sure, you are near the sex shops and bars, but if these don't bother you, then this a smashing hotel. The Folies Pigalle is right across the road, and was a bit noisy into the small hours on the Saturday night - otherwise the noise level was ok. You are right on the doorstop of the Pigalle Metro and it's just a short wander from the hotel to the little streets of Abbesses and Montmartre which are absolutely full of gorgeous shops and restaurants. The rooms are all decorated in purples, dark reds and deep blues - lots of fabric draped over the beds and gilt-edged mirrors abound.
Embracing the sexy, sultry and seductive sides of Montmartre's personality, the Villa Royale is a typical small Parisian hotel whose design focuses on deep and rich colors, soft and fuzzy bedding and intimate cozy corridors. Each room is named after a famed character in Parisian history.
Upon entering, a small comfortable waiting area. Several meters down the hall, at the foot of the staircase, awaits an attendant. As you will soon discover, his small podium is, in fact, the entirety of the Reception Desk.
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He had been given the "green light" from his wife, who has admitted to a low libido, to have casual, non-monogamous sex. I urged him to try harder with his wife, but, if he had to, seek a casual arrangement with a willing party on the Internet. The contrarian responses were fast and furious: If he's looking for sex without the emotions, the e-mails and online comments and phone calls argued, a professional, monetary transaction is the way to go. Everyone has a talent!
I had not a clue this would cause an uproar. I thought most people were on the same page — I mean, we're talking about reducing someone's daughter to a paid means for sexual enjoyment. So I felt it important to clarify, to dig deeper into these pro-prostitution beliefs that had rattled me for days.
This debate isn't about the criminality of sex work, a heavy and complex subject filled with grey areas — that's a matter for the Supreme Court of Canada, which is currently battling all sides of the debate.
At issue is what values embody worthwhile sex, and my philosophy is this: Whether it happens during a one-night stand, a summer fling, a friends-with-benefit arrangement or a life-long marriage, there must be a base human connection — two willing, interested humans agreeing to a good time — and a special, intimate experience. Stephen de Wit, a sexologist I talked to last week about what makes good sex and with a PhD in human sexuality, he knows a thing or two about good sex. Even a casual, Internet-brokered one-night stand would be good for my reader in need, de Wit says.
So putting a monetary value to this encounter, like getting your carpets cleaned or your nails done, removes all the fun. She's not there because she finds you attractive, charming or seductive, so what's the point? The reader may not be looking for love — but he is looking for good, mind-blowing sex. I've never been into a strip club, for related reasons: I'd likely end up talking the ladies into attending night school, or walking my dog for a nominal fee. Yes, I write this from my middle-class pedestal.
I've never fallen on life-threatening hard times, but I know this: Women, every single one of them, are worth more than their bodies. In an ideal world, everyone would see that. But clearly, I'm a newbie in this world. In the interest of exploring all sides of the debate, I tracked down a friend-of-a-Facebook-friend who agreed to talk to me about his experience with prostitutes — or "prosties" as he called them — and why he frequents a Toronto brothel. Tim, a divorced year-old from Mississauga who hasn't had free sex in over six months, met me at a pub.
I was shocked at how easy it was to find someone with personal experience and didn't know exactly what to ask. Thankfully, he wanted to share.
He admits that "regular sex" would be a better option, but says it's difficult to meet people in his circles. Still, "doing it with someone I see a lot … that'd be better I guess. He tells me about his lost love, his ex-wife. His eyes light up when he talks about their honeymoon heat — but they darken again when the conversation turns. He starts ranting about one lady in particular at the "house" he frequents. His emotional attachment to her is clear "she's pretty and really sweet, you'd like her, I swear" and he genuinely thinks she cares about him.
What about your safety? Tim's response is quick, and blunt: He uses protection, but admits, "when I get to that point and I'm there, I'm not worried about safety....