a traveler from Travelocity.com
on July 2, 2011
If you are an American, arrival at this hotel can be a little disconcerting. The ground floor entrance is just 8 feet wide, and the hotel desk occupies 4 feet of one side. Not like walking into a hotel in the states. The staff at the desk spoke English, was very helpful, pleasant and welcomed us to the hotel. Right behind the desk is the elevator - a 2 person, or one with a large bag. The steps to the other floors spiral up around the elevator. The 2nd floor is a sitting and reading room, with local magazines, and a computer for guest use.(pictured in the website) Guest rooms are on the upper floors, and we found the rooms to be pleasantly conmfortable. AC worked well, the flat screen TV had a good number of channels, in French and English, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and well maintained. The tub had a flex shower, and glass wall only half way back it's length, so you had to shower with that in mind to keep from drenching the rest of the room. The hotel is on the main street, Rue de Rivoli, 7 blocks from Notre Dame, 14 from the Louvre, and 3 from the City Hall (Hotel de Ville), and the nearest subway station. It is in the Marais neighborhood, with many fine restaurants, bakeries, and shops. It proved to be an ideal location for our four days in Paris.
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