Grand Hotel Leveque
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I woke up to the sound of cow bells. A local farmer was herding his cattle down the street outside our hotel window. Monday was our last day in Switzerland, but we had most of the day to enjoy the Alps. We just needed to catch our 6PM TGV train to Paris out of Basel.
We caught the 9:30AM Gondola and took it all the way up to the Schilthorn …
Tuesday morning, we had reservations to ascend the Eiffel Tower at 10AM. (The ability to buy advance tickets online with reservations is a fairly new feature, and many don't know about it.) Our hotel was just a couple of blocks from the Champ de Mars so we walked over. Along the way, we passed a bakery and bought some pastries. Madeline had her …
We woke up late and got our usual breakfast of French pastries from a local boulangerie. This time Austin tried Pain au Chocolat, and it quickly became his favorite.
We walked over to the Army museum and saw Napoleon's Tomb – a huge monument. We then took the metro to the Louvre. We entered at the pyramid. After getting our bearings …
We slept in after having stayed out late the night before. The kids really wanted to go to Versailles so we headed to the RER station at Invalides and took the next train. After a short walk from the station, we arrived at the chateau. With my museum pass (and kids are free), we skipped the lines and walked into the castle. We toured the main …
We arrived in Paris on the morning of November 24th after an exhausting flight from Mumbai that didn't leave India until 3 AM. We cleared immigration in Mumbai so the arrival in Paris was a breeze; just a passport stamp. I wanted to use the transit system so we found our way to the regional train and got tickets for 8.50 euros. The regional train …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Leveque Paris
Excellent staff, location, and room. Highly recommend 5th floor back..very quiet. Stayed 3 nights best time ever!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Leveque Paris
Great hotel, great location. Our only regret is that it was not available for most of our vacation, so we only could stay there one night. It was worth it, though, because it is in such a great area, right on a cobblestone street loaded with patisseries, boulangeries, etc. It is also in an area with well-reviewed restaurants, although the one we had to choose because of the late hour was not great (I can't remember the name, but it is one of the only ones with a kitchen open past 11pm). We were late because our cab driver got lost (first week on the job he told us - we thought he was joking). If you have the misfortune of getting a clueless cabbie, as we did, make sure he pays attention to which streets are one-way and in what direction if navigating this area. Several streets in a row all are one-way in the same direction in some places. Anyway, the hotel was great, with a good included breakfast, and very reasonable rates. All rooms have private shower/bathrooms, as well as individual air conditioners with control of your own thermostat!
Loved Hotel LeVeque
Stayed at the LeVeque for four days, not nearly enough time. A wonderfully quaint hotel with English speaking registration assistants but with a totally French flavor. I had a sgl room that was w/o shower and the bathroom was right next to my room. There is a ceiling fan & A/C and a great "lift" to service their 5 floor hotel. I made all my arrangements via internet before leaving and everything went smoothly. They offer a very reasonable transport to the airport that cost only 25E. Rue Cler is a totally mesmerizing street that bustles with markets, bakeries, restaurants, cheese & chocolate shops, wines and merchandise. It is also convenient to the post office, internet cafe & catholic church. I would definitely recommend this hotel and I plan to return soon.
We learned of this hotel out of a Rick Steeves book. We stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The room was a little cozy but the bathroom was a good size and very clean. The staff was most helpful and spoke English very well. There seemed to be mostly American or Canadians staying there when we were there. The only negative I can think about this hotel is the size of the elevator. It was about the size of a phone booth. You would have to be pretty creative to fit 2 people with luggage in it. Rue Cler has just about everything you would need within confortable walking distance. Definitely will be back.
Lovely location and a good deal
My wife and I like to stay here when we visit Paris. The money we save can be used for good meals and clothes shopping! We love the location by the street market where we buy our picnic lunches. And because the Metro is close by, everything in Paris is within easy reach. So save some money and soak up the atmosphere of a real Parisian neighborhood.
Great little hotel on a great little street
Our family (wife and I, two teenage boys) stayed here in two double rooms in June 2002, for about $90 per room per night, and we would return in a heartbeat. Rue Cler is wonderful, with lots of places to get meals, picnic supplies, etc. The rooms are small but very comfortable. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, and close to the Metro. The breakfast is too expensive, but there are lots of places on the street to grab something.
Stay on the Rue Cler Street!
My friend and I stayed at Grand Hotel Leveque (6/2003). We were very satisfied with our double room with private shower/toilet and street view of Rue Cler. The hotel is clean, friendly staff and in an excellent area. Even though our room was facing the street, the windows are soundproof and will not disturb your sleep, so go for it. The room had a tiny balcony, very charming, with flower boxes. The room was average size, not too small. The hotel is a 10 min walk from Eiffel Tower. We got to see Tower at day and in the evening. You can get bfst. on Rue Cler and dinner and snacks, pastries, ice cream, whatever. You will not be disappointed staying at this Hotel. Their website is accurate. Have a great time in Paris!
Bring your earplugs!
Very disappointed with our stay here. I had requested a street side room six months in advance but was given a depressing interior room. The walls were so thin I was kept awake by the elevator noises and the snoring of the man next door. Room was dark and cramped and the bathroom, while clean enough, was tiny. Service was indifferent. There are too many good hotels in Paris to waste a single night here, no matter how cheap.
A Highlight of Paris Stay
A lot of research was accomplished to arrive at the decision to stay at the Grand Hotel Leveque. We were somewhat hesitant to book at the hotel because the price was so reasonable. We arrived at the hotel and found small but very clean rooms. The bathroom was larger than we expected which was a pleasant surprise. We had a room which faced the street. This street is closed to traffic and did not present a noise problem. The window of our room became an opportunity to watch Paris residents go about their everyday routines of shopping, etc. Rue Cler(the street) is a cobblestone street lined with small streetside cafes, bakeries, produce stands, butcheries and miscellaneous shops of all descriptions. Parisians came to the area each day. We had the opportunity to meet families as well as individuals. This was the number one highlight of our trip.
My sister and I were on a very budget holiday and picked this hotel because it was the least expensive we could find in any area we wanted.
Our expecations were not high but we were more than pleasantly surprised to find a delightful little hotel with a tiny elevator and very nice personnel.
Everything was clean and inviting and the rooms very nice.
The hotel was on a delightful street closed to cars and lined with bakeries, restaurants, cafes and flower shops. I think the street was even cobbled. Straight out of "an American in Paris"
I'm a travel agent and my only problem is that it is always sold out when I try to book it!
Very nice hotel in an excellent location of Paris in the Rue Cler market. Rooms were small but spotless. Staff was very helpful.