Timhotel Le Louvre Hotel, Paris
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TimHotel Le Louvre - Top Value for the Bucks!!from LosAngelesFunster
The location is truly great. I'd told my wife the hotel was only a block from the Louvre but her jaw dropped once we'd arrived at the hotel and there was the Louvre truly looming large just a block away.
The room with two twin-type beds was probably a good choice rather than one slightly larger bed for the two of us. The bathroom did make me long for the relative luxury of a cruise ship bathroom. But despite being a larger man I did manage to slip in and out of the shower without mishap. The room itself was not very large with a small walking space at the foot and side of one bed with a little 6 x 5 patch of space between the door, bathroom door, closet and the second of the two beds. The closet was a single cupboard that had the usualy 8 lumpy plastic hangers (I brought everything on hangers and slipped the hotel's hangers off the rod and was able to pack a ton of stuff in the closet). We stowed the empty bags on top of the closet and left one case with stuff open on a luggage rack in a corner, which meant the missus couldn't actually get in and out of her bed on the side but kinda had to shimmy out at the foot of the bed.
The room was very freshly painted, papered and carpeted. The draperies and prints were nice. We had a window that opened onto a little central courtyard of the hotel (the breakfast area had a little outdoor table). This made for a very very quiet room with no street noise at all. We were on the first floor (second floor for us Americans) and that made it easy to get to the room. The elevator is circus clown car small with a two person and one bag limit. The electronic accordian metal doors on the inside of the car didn't give my wife the warm fuzzies. But a little patience and a few trips would have seen you and your baggage safely to the 5th floor.
We arrived at 9 am and were told we could check in at 2pm. We left our bags in the big closet in the lobby. No real security on it other than it was 5 feet from the desk clerk in the lobby. The desk folks were nice enough but it took me 10 days to get a bonjour out of the female desk clerk (I found it a little rude but I think a French person would have been incensed ... I mean a polite greeting is just how things start in the world of French commerce). But don't be dissuaded by this (I really don't think it was personal ... I barely speak rudimentary transactional French but I can recongnize complaining when I hear it and this broad was always [-----] about something in French to the nearest cleaning person or desk clerk). I did ask for a car to be arranged to take us to the airport and that was handled by the night man with no problem. Meanwhile, the place was spotless with lots of cleaning and scrubbing. We did check in right at 2. Didn't really understand the delay 'til 2 but the hallways are cramped or non-existent so perhaps having new guests tromping through the halls with luggage is just a no-no. We went to the Louvre (only a block away!!) and saw the Mona Lisa and had a bite to eat so we started the trip with a real bang!
We paid less than $125 a night including taxes and everything. At check-out they charged me about a buck each for my two local calls. The room had a hot water maker that was very useful. I'd packed some instant oatmeal and a couple of plastic bowls. Plus, I brought my non-breakable French coffee press (What could be more appropriate to bring to Paris?!?!?!?!?). They had some mugs in the room and being able to have coffee and oatmeal in the a.m. was a great time and money saver. There were lots of outlets in the room (all over by the bathroom) so we could power and recharge everything.
In short, for a small, spotless, very reasonably priced hotel experience right in the heart of Paris (the Palais Royal and the Comedie Francaise are just blocks away as is Les Halles and two subway stops) you cannot beat this hotel.
Great Location--tiny roomfrom Skeenka
Great location, small roomfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fantastic locationfrom footloosetogether
Rooms and help yourself breakfast were fine - not over generous, but perfectly fine for a Paris trip as we did not intend to spend much time in them. Plenty of restaurants nearby
Great Tourist Class Accommodations Near the Louvrefrom dreamvac
Rude stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
We called reception and found that the night receptionist could not or would not speak english. When I continued to explain to him what had happened, he continued to speak in French, only when he got fed up with this, did he finally speak English (not well but a little). He came up and investigated and realised that we did not have a remote. Brought this up on his next trip up and turned off the airconditioning for us. We tried to sleep again, only to find that 15 minutes later even with the AC off, it continued to drip. Called the receptionist again, and this time he must have said something rude or swore at us in French. He wouldn't come up until 20 minutes later and got annoyed that the AC was still dripping. I asked if we could change rooms but he said that they were full. All he offered us were some towels for the dripping.
I've been to Paris twice and have stayed at Timhotel and at Citadines Eiffel - if you want better service and much better sized rooms, I say stay at Citadines.
Worth the stayfrom FranceAlways
great locationfrom NG_Travel
Horriblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Bargain in the heart of Parisfrom nomarmite
Top Local Tips for Paris
Museum of Textiles and Interior Designs When visiting the Louvre, take an hour or two to go through the Museum of Textiles and Interior Design at 107 Rivoli Street, right along the back of the Louvre. There are several floors of absolutely beautiful furniture and accessories from all periods. Plus the museum of textiles has some wonderful exhibits. Warning: If you visit their gift shop be prepared to want to buy everything.
Get the Musuem pass for 2 or 4 or 6 days I stayed 4 days in Paris but actually 5 travel days. I totally recommend the Musuem pass. It allows you get into places without waiting in a ticket line including Versailles. On my way out of Versailles, the ticket line looked like it had 200 people in it, but if you already had the museum pass, you could walk right by and it took only a few minutes (3?) to get in. Consider purchasing at a smaller museum where the tickets lines are shorter. I got mine at the Rodin. This pass also lets you go in and out of musuems as often as you like within the time period of the pass. It's a time saver and totally worth the money! And I went into other musuems I would never have considered just because the building looked interesting as I walked by such as the Musee de Moyen Age. By the way no line there so also a perfect to spot to purchase the pass.
best Sushi in Paris I found the best sushi in Paris to be Matsuri on Rue de Richelieu. The people were nice and friendly and dealt with the fact I knew little French. I plan on going back with my wife in November.
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- Address: 4 Rue Croix des Petits Champs - Paris - 75001 - France
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