Golden Tulip Little Palace

Address: 4 Rue Salomon De Caus, Paris, Île-de-France, 75003, France | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Temple area of Paris, is near Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, Musee des Arts et Metiers, O'Kari Hammam, and Le Grenier.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Golden Tulip Little Palace Paris

    Great little hotel


    Whatever construction was going on before is now over, and the hotel really is a nice little find. Rooms not huge but well laid out, and our balcony on the front was great-- facing a cute little park with a fountain and getting lots of sun. The location is excellent, within easy walking and metro connection to everywhere you would want to go. I didn't eat here or have much contact with the staff, so can't comment on that. It is dog-friendly, which is how we arrived at it, and would definitely stay there again.

    Charming Paris Hotel


    I took my 21 year old daughter to Paris for our first visit,and we stqyed at this hotel. As we entered the foyer with its benches and stone floor, we noticed two large bouquets of fresh flowers. The foyer, reception area, bar and dining area were very clean. as was the restroom. We were given room 24, overlooking the little park across the street. Our room was small by American standards, but comfortable. The twin beds were pushed together, but each bed had its own linens, including wonderful duvets. The bathroom was very small, and the shower floor was very slippery. A breakfast buffet was included. Good strong coffee was served to us by a friendly waiter. We enjoyed our one week stay here and would recommend this small hotel to others.

    A comfortable stay for a short break.


    Situated in the Quartier De L'Hologe area the hotel has recently been refurbished and our room (no. 23) reflected this. It is a no fuss hotel, the check in was quick and simple, the staff were polite and you are allowed to get on and do your own thing which is ideal. Do not expect to be waited on hand and foot. The room was clean, modern and stylishly furnished if a little on the small side. The room was warm, quiet and comfortable ideal for a weekend trip. There is some scaffolding up at the front as a result of some sandblasting. This did not interfere with our weekend as no building was taking place but this may not be true of the mid-week break! The location was ideal only a 10 mins walk from Notre Dame along the Blvd de Sebastopol and a 5 mins walk from Pompidou Centre and local bars. The nearest metro station is Strasbourg St Denis or Reaumur Sebastopol. The downside was there was an absence of any tea/coffe making facilities in the room and no breakfast included and this charge was added on as we checked out, a minor irritant. I would certainly use it again and recommend it to others.

    Cute but not great


    I thought it was a very cute little room with 2 twin size beds with a nice nightstand by each one and a long pretty picture above the beds. I also had a beautiful view of the little park across the street. The bathroom was another story it was about the size of my bathtub at home! there was a glass door that didnt shut all the way so someone can see you going to the bathroom and the shower(no tub) had a weird nozzle so water would go all over the floor. The day staff was very rude to us but the night staff was very helpful. The elevator is tiny! it fits about 2 people better to take the stairs. Very nice little cafe to the right and across the street of the the hotel. They are friendly and you can tell are used to Americans.

    Liked the Tulip Inn Little Palace, but not perfect


    I stayed at the Tulip Inn Little Palace from July 18 to July 25 this year. I just read the review of someone who was there just before I was. I agree that the hotel is in a great location, but I don't agree about the little park by the hotel. Old men frequented it for the most part, and the stale urine smell could be detected while standing in front of the hotel. The loud voices of men arguing forced me to keep my windows closed in the afternoon and early evening, even on the 7th floor! Only on Saturday afternoon did I hear the sound of children's voices (my room was right over the park). A Metro exit/entrance is at the entrance to the park, and it was very handy. The main entrance/exit is about 2 blocks away at Reamur in front of the Monoprix, and has to be used if you don't already have tickets. There was another Monoprix 2 blocks up Sebastopol in the other direction, and around the corner was a McDonald's -- handy for a quick snack.

    The hotel, as has been mentioned, is undergoing renovation, but it seems to be mainly out of the way now. The only problem I found is that standing in the narrow passage way while waiting for the elevator, I'd have to often get out of the way of workmen passing through. The elevator *is* tiny, with a sign posted it holds 4 people, but it would have to be 4 small people. It's not claustrophobic, as it is glassed on the side that faces the stairs, so as you're going up, you continually see the stairs and anybody that might be on them. Also, it's not sound-proofed, so you could call for help. A staff member told me that last year the elevator didn't work for a good part of the time, but this year it seems to be okay. I think he said they are going to replace the elevator as part of the renovation.

    I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. Not all speak English, so it helps to know a little French.

    The included buffet breakfast was quite good. It consisted of sliced ham, packets of cheese, croissants, raisin rolls, baguettes, cold cereal, fresh fruit, orange or grapefruit juice, tea or coffee. The food was very good, and the dining room was very nice.

    My room, 703, was small, but not as tiny as I expected for a single room. It had been renovated and everything was up-to-date and very nicely furnished. I had a double bed, and it was quite comfortable. The closet was tiny with the rod facing forward and back instead of side to side, so that made it a little difficult to find something unless it was in front. Also, there were no drawers in the room. There were a few cubby holes, but I had to leave some things in my suitcase and get them from there as needed. The bathroom was small, but modern -- no tub, but a shower.

    I had a nice little terrace which was even with the window sill, so you had to climb out the window to get on it -- about 2 feet above the floor -- so that was interesting. It had a tiny table and 2 chairs on it. I had a great view of the park below and the Musee des Arts et Metiers on the other side of the park. There were also Louis XIV-style buildings on the other two sides of the park. Very pretty. Way in the distance, you could get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.

    The air conditioning worked fine in my room, and I was very comfortable. The only complaint, besides the closet and lack of drawers, is that the walls are thin, and my neighbor was a woman who talked very loudly on the phone in French late every night. One night it was so bad, I had to knock on her door and ask her to lower her voice. She did after that.

    All in all, I did enjoy my stay at the Tulip Inn Little Palace.

    Helpful Staff & Convenient Location


    We just returned from a week-long stay at the Tulip Inn Little Palace. I am sorry that some of the other reviewers had bad experiences, but we were pleased with our stay.

    We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. When we arrived, we found that we had been given two rooms on separate floors. Since we were traveling with our children, the staff immediately corrected the situation, giving us two rooms across the hall from each other. A few days later, our young daughter became ill, and the desk clerk was very helpful and phoned an English-speaking physician to make a house call. Finally, when we were ready to check out, we found that we had been charged for an extra item in the mini-bar that we didn't drink. When I politely pointed this out, the desk clerk immediately apologized and removed the charge without argument.

    Our rooms were comfortable, and the AC worked well. The lift is small, so this would not be a good hotel for a person with mobility challenges, but if one is physically fit enough to negotiate the Metro, one can manage the stairs. Renovations are in progress, but since we were out most days sightseeing, and the workers came around 8 a.m. and left by 5 or 6 p.m., we didn't see much of them.

    The location, in the Marais, is not only close to many sightseeing spots, but it is very convenient for a family, with a pharmacy next door, a Metro stop right across the street, a Monoprix store within a block or two, many restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, and the charming Square Emile Chautemps right across the street, with its trees, fountains, play equipment for children, and pigeons for the kids to feed (and chase!).

    We enjoyed our stay, and I would heartily recommend this hotel to our friends, especially those with children.

    Major renovation underway - noise and mess everywhere!


    I arrived at the hotel on 7 July 2004, having made a reservation for three nights. I left after one night and went to another hotel. The Tulip Inn Little Palace is a big mess right now. They didn't mention it on the Golden Tulip website, and they didn't mention it when I checked in. They merely put signs in the elevator indicating that they are undergoing a complete "facelift". There are construction workers all throughout the building, hammering, drilling and painting from 8 o'clock in the morning throughout the entire day. I couldn't sleep at night because of the chemical and paint smells in my room. I asked the hotel clerk how long this renovation would last, and she told me it wouldn't be finished before the end of September. I asked the hotel manager if I could move to another room, but he said all rooms are affected by the renovation. I was very disappointed and angry that the Golden Tulip website didn't mention this. Otherwise I wouldn't have made a reservation. I wouldn't recommend staying at this hotel anytime soon.

    Rude Staff


    I stayed there last July and suffered two terrible nights during a summer heatwave. Although they advertise the fact they have air-conditioning - DON'T BELIEVE IT! The Air Conditioning system only seems to circulate warm air. After the first night I informed the receptionist that I was going to cancel my booking for the third night and he said it was fine. The following morning he still tried to charge me for the 3 nights despite having informed him with over 24 hours notice of my cancellation. He told me that he had agreed that it was okay for me to leave but that it wasn't okay for me to not pay for the 3rd night. This eventually escalated to a full scale argument. Will never stay there again!

    A little secret in the middle of Paris


    I have to say that I disagree with the other review here. I have stayed at this hotel three times in the past couple of years and I think of it as my little secret place in Paris (goodness knows why I am writing about it on here!).

    This place - granted - does have a very small old lift, but the rooms, by Paris standards, are lovely. I think they rate it as a 3 star, but I think it is amongst the best 3 stars I have stayed at.

    Breakfast is a bit boring and not worth booking, but hey - you are in the middle of Paris. Explore a little and you will see some of the best patisseries and cafes in the world!

    You are also staying in the Marais district - very central in Paris and on the intersection of a number of metro stations so you can get pretty much anywhere with real ease. Besides that, you are in the cultural/restaurant area and so eating in the evening without taking a taxi is easy.

    My experience of the rooms on each of my stays is that they are all slightly different. However, they have always been clean with lovely big bathrooms.

    Paris is an expensive city but this place is very reasonably priced by Paris standards. As long as you are okay with walking up the stairs (I think the highest level is the fifth floor) when the small lift is broken, I'd say go for this one.



    When we first arrived in the Tulip Inn in December 2002, I thought, what a good size room and lovely service. At the end of my stay, I was very disappointed in this hotel. First of all, the elevator was constantly broken during our 3 night stay. Second of all, our room was not made up on our second day there. The response to our complaint about the dirty room was very condescending. And thirdly, although they advertise airport transfer, they do not offer it and some of the staff was not helpful in making reservations or concierge services. I will not recommend this place to any friends or family. The only good point was it's location, in the 3rd arrondisement and proximity to the Metro.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Golden Tulip Little Palace Paris

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