Citadines Paris Le Louvre
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The night train from Venice to Paris took 13 hrs and was pretty enjoyable, slept reasonably well(@ 4-5 hrs, it was small and cosy but very comfy.
Arrived in Paris 0930, taxi cost 32 Euro to accom but room was not avail til 1300 so we hit the open roof tour bus to see the city and wow at every turn there is some amazing structures to see.< …
Today was another long but completely satisfying and awesome day in Paris. We had a new tour guide, Danielle, or "Dani" (pronounced with a French accent, bien sur!) who took us around Versailles. Talk about ostentatious and absolutely beautiful. Not only did one room rival/equal the last in terms of decor, paintings, fabrics, …
Our first day in Paris started with a short walk from our Apartment Studio to a Cafe for breakfast. Very friendly and helpful especially given the quality of our French. Just around the corner is the Louvre and it is there that we picked up the Open Tour bus. Overcast but warm weather meant that it was great to sit on the top deck. There are four …
Today was Metro day! With the hop-on hop-off bus and the central location of our apartment we hadn't had a reason to use the Metro but today we planned to go to the Grand Arche de La Defense. The Metro entrance just down the road from the Louvre is different from most in the city with brightly coloured spheres over the opening. However this …
... crowd in the chapel. He was giving the explanations for the paintings, carving, and other art, but, since he was speaking in French, Haley and I only understood some of his jokes. The rest of the time we just followed the crowd when they laughed. At one point, we gave up and read the information pamphlet we had picked up at the door in English. The staff had an informational video playing in a corner, showing the process of restoring the windows. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Citadines Paris Le Louvre
I had stayed in the Citadines Monmartre a few years ago and liked the aparthotel idea but was not keen on the badly lit side street that the Monmartre one is on. My 9year old daughter and I had our first trip away together and we loved every minute! The hotel was easy to find from the metro station and is served by various buses and the river bus-the Batobus can be picked up from the river from about 10 in the morning. We walked to the Effiel Tower (I would not advise it!) as it seemed to not be a long way away........we were exhausted and my daughter really didn't want to walk back so we got the Batobus two day hopper pass and used it to travel up the river the following day. It is a lovely way to see places and think 'Ooo lets go for a wander this looks nice'. The hotel was clean and had good security. When we went they were renovating the building next door, which meant that they had sandblasting machines going all day! As soon as I realised our room faced onto this I went and asked for us to be swapped. The reception staff were very understanding and moved us straight away. They have a luggage room, so we had been able to off load our bags earlier and explore whilst our room was prepared. Up the Rue de Richelieu heading towards the national library on the left you will find a great Italian restaurant opposite a home style shop, I forget its name but it was wonderful, very reasonable and catered well for children. If you head up that road you arrive up by the opera house where you have a huge array of restaurants and bars. DON'T queue at the Lourve pyramid to get in. We stumbled across the Lourve carosel underground shopping mall where we purchased tickets from the touch screen automatic machines and went in the advance purchase ticket door to get straight it! It felt very good to walk past everyone else waiting patiently! I cannot stress just how central this aparthotel is. It is a bit noisy as it is a city centre but don't let it put you off it didn't stop us sleeping after a long day sight seeing. BOOK NOW!
Excellent for families
The location is five star- minutes from the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens and next to the Palais Royal. I booked this after reading the recommendation of other trip advisor users and I was very pleased with our choice. I stayed in a studio apartment with my six year old daughter and husband for four nights in July. The apartment had a sofa bed and additional single bed so was a little cramped for sleeping but this was not really a problem. It was clean and in good order with a good bathroom, well-arranged kitchen and air conditioning. As recommended by another user, I requested a balcony at the time of booking which was a perfect spot for early morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. These apartments are really excellent for families. There are many child friendly places nearby. The gardens of the Palais Royal next door are lovely with sculptures that children can play on. In July and August there is a fair in the grounds of the Tuileries a few minutes walk away which we visited every night. My daughter also played with a sailboat on the pond in the Tuileries for almost an hour, running around happily alongside French children and other nationalities. We made good use of the Batobus which runs up and down the Seine and is a pleasant alternative to the Metro. You can hop on and off it and it stops, amongst other places, at the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
We loved our visit to Paris
My wife and I just returned from eight days at the Citadines- Louvre. We were with two of our teenage children, ages 13 and 14.
This hotel was ideal for our situation. The extra room allowed both the adults and the teens some privacy. We were able to get sodas and snacks for the kitchen, so that we didn't have to go out for every meal. We even found not having daily maid service enjoyable. The first several days in Paris we would find ourselves taking afternoon naps after site seeing in the morning. It was enjoyable not having to worry about room service coming in while we were resting.
One of the best things the hotel supplies is a computer with free internet access near the lobby. Our teens loved that. It allowed them to talk to their friends at home, and also to meet other kids staying at the hotel that were doing the same. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi access.
There is only one small TV in the appartment. Very limited selection. 12 channels, three in English. But who wants to watch TV in Paris??
The location is great. Easy walks to the Louvre, Orsay, Notre Dame. The Metro is very close. There is a bakery and several small grocery stores nearby.
Our room was on the second floor facing the Rue de Richleau. Traffic noise is bad in the morning, especially if the balcony windows are open.
The hotel staff were friendly, helpful, and spoke English.
We would definitely stay at the Citadines again.
The only place to stay
This is the perfect place to make your base for an extended stay in Paris. My husband and I needed an apartment for us and for my parents for 5 days in Paris. We wanted to be central so we chose the Citadines Louvre. It is the greatest location - we could walk to most of the main sights - the Louvre and D'Orsay museums, Palais Royal gardens, Tuileries gardens, excellent shopping and wonderful bistros.
We had a lovely room on the 6th floor which faced the back street so was extremely quiet. We all took ear plugs but none of us needed them. We had 2 balconies on which we enjoyed our breakfasts in the mornings with great views of the rooftops over Paris.
The room was extremely clean and seemed almost new. There was enought space for four adults - expecially as we were out for most of the day. The sofa bed is VERY comfortable - not your usual sofa bed - but a very high standard one with a proper mattress.
It is great to have 24 hour reception and a security pass to let you into the building.
The kitchen is small but has everything you need - dishwasher, microwave, fridge and hotplates. All crockery and cutlery is there so you don't need to bring anything.
Most of the people on reception are plesant - there were one or two surly ones, but on the whole they were helpful. We were a bit annoyed when we arrived at 3.30om and our room was not yet available and we were told to come back in an hour. When we did get our room though, it was so good that we forgot about how annoyed we were.
Overall I would highly recommend this place.
Great Place to Stay
The Citadines Paris Le Louvre is a wonderful place to stay. The one bedroom apartments are very roomy. After spending a week in a Munich hotel room, this was a treat. Large front room with a comfy pull-out sofa sleeper for our 12 year old daughter, a TV, and stereo. Although the kitchen is small, it has all the amenities for warming a croissant and coffee in the morning, to chilling a nice Chardonnay with a "home cooked meal" if you want to stay in.
The bedroom was just as nice with a fair size closet. Having a separate "water closet" right next to the bathroom seemed odd at first, but turned out to be real convenient with the three of us.
On top of all this, the location can't be beat.
One block from the Louvre on Rue de Rivoli. Cafes and restaurant everywhere. Easy walk along the Seine to Notre Dame, and shopping on the Champs Elysees. All in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
Clean, Roomy, and a Great Location. The only place I'll ever stay in Paris.
Paris was in the 80s on the day that we arrived. Unfortunately, we were given a double, instead of twin room. Had to go back down to the lobby and ask to be moved, which was accomplished, but this staff member was more than a bit chilly to us for the remainder of our week long stay.
Unfortunately, the AC wasn't due to be turned on until the week after we left. Our room was very warm, and we really needed some sleep after a flight from the West Coast. Our ear plugs from our flight came in handy, as this hotel is in a noisy area due to traffic. The location was great, but I continued to use the earplugs for the length of our stay.
Free internet access was great. The laundry facilities were not. You cannot use your own detergent, theirs is automatically fed into the system. It was pretty stinky. The driers didn't work. We ran one load twice on the highest setting and still had to finish drying it in our bathroom.
The location was great - literally a 5 minute walk from the Louvre. The Garnier opera (and shopping around it) were about a 15 minute walk. There is also a little market right up the street for groceries. The kitchenette was a great bonus.
Note, unless you pay for the daily cleaning, you will need to go to reception to request any additional towels and toilet paper.
Excellent safe location and very comfortable room for a family (kids 10 and 11). Enjoyed large local markets for great take out food (affordable) and end of the day snacks. Free internet accesss in lobby was an unexpected bonus. Would definitely stay there again. When I emailed the hotel with questions before our vacation they never replied, however no problem with the reservation upon arrival.
Exceeded out expectations
We stayed here for four nights in March. The hotel exceeded my expectations in almost every respect. We have three children ages 6, 8 and 9 so this was a great alternative to having to book 2 rooms for 5 people. The rooms were large clean and modern. While the street outside was noisey, the window panes are about a half an inch thick. You can hear some minimal street noise, but it is a small price to pay for such a prime location. The kitchen was small but functional. It was fully equipped with plates, silverware, pots, pans, canopeners, microwave oven etc. Upon our arrival we were happy to see that they had already put an extra rollaway bed in our room. All three beds were large and comfortable. Our room was a standard one bedroom apartment. We had three balconies with french doors leading to each one. To my surprise, the entire hotel was wired with FREE wireless internet. The signal was somewhat weak in our room. I occaisionally took my laptop downstairs to get online to email photos to friends. If you don't bring a computer, they have one downstairs that is for guest use. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was free. While they don't do maid service every day, if you need towels, toilet paper etc. just ask at the desk. There's someone there 24 hours a day and they are all very friendly, helpful and generally proficient in English.
We travel internationally as a family quite a bit and from now on whenever we plan a trip the first thing I'm going to check is if there is a Citadines near where we want to go.
Spacious and Prime location
We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite at the Citadines Louvre in July. It was extremely spacious and clean for a Parisian hotel. The bathroom was huge, with its own set of doors opening up to a small terrace. The kitchen was fully equipped with utensils, coffeemaker, oven, and fridge. The only downside was the lack of view as our suite faced the shaft. In terms of location, it's right at the intersection of the Avenue de l'Opera, Rue de Rivoli, and Rue Faubourg St Honore. The Comedie Francaise (closed due to renovations when we visited) is right next door. The Luxembourg Gardens is right behind the hotel. The Louvre is one block away. Due to its central location, it's easy to get around without taking the metro or a taxi. We will definitely recommend this hotel to families, since it will allow everyone more breathing room and flexibility in terms of eating in or dining out.
Great for families
We stayed at the Citadines Louvre in October for a week. We originally reserved an apartment, but it was not available, so we were given two studios for the same price. This turned out to be a good idea as our two teenage kids had their own room and bath! An added bonus was free high speed internet access, a most convenient to keep in touch with friends back home. We dined in a few times, purchasing groceries at the supermarket, about 2 blocks away. Each morning we would purchase fresh baked goods at the bakery up the block. In the evenings, we would walk the two short blocks to the Louvre and have a dessert at the food court. The location is perfect for attractions and access to the Metro.
Street noise was not an issue, the beds were firm and the staff was cordial and English speaking. Also the airport shuttle is about a 15 minute walk on Rue Scribe, behind the Opera Garnier, a handy and inexpensive way to get to and from the airport. The studio rooms met our expectations, though the TV was a little small, but not a big deal for us. If you are looking for a quiet and clean room in an excellent location, this is the place for you. Will stay here again in a heartbeat.