Conveniently located right in the middle of Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport, Paris (Terminal 3), the Pullman offers guests a welcome place to rest and recover before the next departing flight or in between business meetings. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, and one that the hotel works hard to achieve, with its upscale style, comfort and staff, who are sourced from around the world – a peaceful haven, with 305 rooms and suites, in the heart of one of Europe’s busiest airports.
Not only is The Pullman mere steps from the airport terminals, but downtown Paris is an easy 35 minutes by train. The CDG Val Airport Shuttle takes passengers to other terminals within minutes, or you can walk if your terminal is one of the closer ones. Other than the airport, the hotel is close to the Aeroville shopping centre and the Villepinte Exhibition Centre, which hosts more than 450 exhibitions each year. The Paris Le Bourget, which holds the world’s largest air show, is only 45 minutes away. As the hotel is positioned in the centre of a transport hub, the TGV, RER Line B (the direct suburban line to Paris for only €10.30) and long distance trains are easily accessible.
Look & Feel
The Pullman’s signature cosmopolitan atmosphere isn’t lost in this hotel. Designer Christophe Pillet keeps the look and feel of the rooms refined, light and warm. The soothing natural colour scheme encourages relaxation and rest, and the large king size bed and flat screen TV kept me feeling comfortable and happy. The Wi-Fi was impressive and the workspace was of a decent size. I almost felt like I was in my own apartment for a day, as the room offered plenty of space to spread my things out and rearrange my bags for the next flight. The spacious bathroom had large mirrors and a fantastic rain shower. All amenities, including the tea and coffee, were quality products.
For an airport lodging, the breakfast was great. It had everything you’d want and expect from a 5-star hotel. Coffee and eggs were made to order and there was an abundance of fresh fruit, cereals, porridge, crepes and pancakes. It’s a bright, light and spacious restaurant with 10 metre-high ceilings and an ample amount of seating. Staff were always on hand if anything was needed.
I like to have somewhere to workout, stretch or do yoga before my flight, and the Pullman Fitness Lounge didn’t disappoint. There are whirlpool baths, a sauna and even a hammam, and the 20 metre indoor pool is great for laps or a relaxing cool down swim. The fitness centre also has the latest generation of machines by Technogym.
While I am usually very organised when travelling and always know my flight details, it was nice to know that the hotel took that extra step to look after me, reminding me of my flight departure times and when and where to check in. This would have been particularly useful had my flight been delayed without my knowledge.
The 60 square metre Exclusive Suite features a spacious (20 square metre) terrace, lounge area and bedroom with king size bed. Parking, breakfast and complimentary on demand movies are included.