Hotel le Lavoisier
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Llegamos a Paris por la maņana en el vuelo de las 7:00 AM, para mi el mejor vuelo pq duermes todo el camino, en mi caso yo lo hice debido a un par de vinos que me tome para dormir mejor, llegamos al hotel a las casi 12:00 del dia, la idea era llegar en metro pero al final solo pudimos llegar en metro a la estacion de Le Chatelet y de ahi agarramos …
"We cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings."
Walt Whitman, Pioneers, O Pioneers (1865 Poem)
There was a certain madness in our decision to make Paris the last stop on our whirlwind trip that had already taken us through four European countries in 10 days. This stop would make it five countries in 13 days. It was …
... girls. We were in a van running in the Indy 500 doubling as a bumper car, at rush hour on Friday afternoon. How we managed to get to our hotel alive I don't know, because our guardian angel even had his eyes closed. My first impression of Paris was well, Donna told me not to give my opinion. Other than being a cross between New York, and Montreal that's all I will say. After getting checked in we decided ...
... thus far.
Once we got to the museum we went straight up to the 5th floor, where the Impressionist paintings are. They are the most popular rooms in the museum and can get very crowded once the masses arrive, so we wanted to see them when the traffic was light. There are so many world famous pieces in this collection, it's difficult to take them all in. Among the ones we saw: Whistler's portrait of his mother, Lunch on the Grass by Manet, Edgar Degas's Absinthe ...
A night of waking up every other hour was the best night of sleep I could get at Clink 78 Hostel. The only reason I feel rested is because we went to bed at 6:30pm! Otherwise I would feel pretty ****** today. The street noise and late night parties were just so loud. Even through the ear plugs I could hear everything. By 4:30 AM I couldn't sleep anymore, besides we are going to Paris today!
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Great value, great location
This is a lovely hotel in a great location. Although we enjoyed staying in St. Germain on the front end of our trip through France, this Right Bank location was great as well and the price was right. There is a charming little study with an honor bar.
The only services you might say it lacked compared to other 4 star hotels would be a full service concierge and high-speed internet access.
Beautiful and elegant
This has to be one of Paris hotels greatest secrets this small 30 room hotel oozes elegance and charm. Right from the beginning of our stay the staff were welcoming and warm. Our room was beautiful perfect size the decor was to gorgeous. Breakfeast in the morning was delcious freshly squeezed orange juice fresh croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes. The location is too fantastic its so close to the Saint Augustin metro station and the Place de la concorde and the champs elysee are in walking distances. A perfect stay!
A bijou hotel. Intimate and charming.You are made to feel very welcome by the staff, who are also very efficient and obliging.The bedrooms are very comfortable and clean. The lounge areas and breakfast rooms are homely and very pleasantly decorated. Our room was extremely quiet even though we were next to the lift and stairs. A plus by our standards.Breakfast is very good, either continental, cereal or eggs & bacon. Freshly prepared orange juice.The location is excellent.
A Parisien Gem
We absolutely loved our stay...fabulous staff,a perfect location for EVERYthing you want to do & see in Paris
I've stayed at this 30-room hotel twice. Once the first week it was opened in 1999 (in a beautiful renovated building) and again over Christmas/New Years 2003/2004. The first time it was with my wife and three children; the second time with my two sons (ages 17 and 20). We had two rooms both times so have a good idea of the accomodations. The basics-- its very clean, very quite, and nicely appointed. But the best part is the staff -- they are incredibly friendly and helpful. Nishawn (probably not spelled right, sorry) is sort of the Jack of all trades of the hotel. He helps with bags, breakfast and is a great source of info on Paris. The two ladies who operate the front desk during the day are very helpful as well with restaurant recommendations, reservations, etc. The neighborhood is fantastic. Lots of restaurants of every price range and style and not so many tourists. There is a Monoprix (a combination department store and grocery store) in the next block where you can pick up great food items, the Metro is one block away and a great pizza can be had two blocks away (Il Teatro). You can walk to the major tourist attractions in 15-20 minutes or take the Metro (although usually you have to make a connection as the closest Metro stop - St. Augustin- is on a less convenient line). If you are looking for a reasonably-priced (by Paris standards) hotel (around 200 Euro) in a very nice neighborhood with luxury touches Le Lavoisier is the place for you!
We stayed at the Lavoisier in October and found it to be perfectly charming. The staff were very attentive and informative, the location is excellent in that it is within walking distance of a lot of sites of interest but it is also very quiet. The room was very well furnished and decorated. Breakfast which was served in the basement was pretty standard for a Paris hotel. It was not the hearty English breakfast that one might expect in the UK but it was no worse for that. I would most definitely recommend a stay at the Lavoisier.
We stayed at the Lavoisier for 6 nights in October of 2003. It's a charming small hotel in the 8th arrondisement. First, we checked into the "junior suite," room number 16--not worth the extra cost. What the hotel bills as a "veranda" is actually a large window. Unfortuately, the view is of a wall one foot away, which makes the room quite dark.
My wife and I were looking for a nice Parisian boutique hotel in the 8th arr that also had a touch of feeling like you're off the beaten path, and this hotel was it. Located on a small side street only a 5 minute walk from La Madeliene, the location makes you feel like you aren't in the middle of the tourist hot spots. It's the best of both worlds, location-wise. Hotel itself is quaint, with nice enough furnishings, bed and a very charming bathroom with separate tub and shower. Our room was, as is the local custom, small, and the A/C wasn't quite powerful enough to make us forget that it was very hot out, but these things come with European travel. The breakfast, included in our rate, was fine in their small breakfast room in the hotel basement.
This is one of my favorite hotels in Paris and I should probably keep this information for myself, but the hotel deserves some publicity. I split my time between Europe and the US for work and stay in far too many hotels. Hotel Le Lavoisier gets just about everything right. The location is very central, without being in middle of too much tourist traffic. The staff are friendly and very helpful. But the rooms and public areas are my favorite aspects of the hotel. While I have heard that some rooms are small, I find the deluxe rooms are a bit larger than the European average. Everything is thought of and the quality of the materials (fabrics, bath fixtures, furniture) is of a very high standard for a moderately priced boutique hotel. The rooms somehow manage to be both tradition and chic/modern at the same time. The guests appear to be a combination of business travelers and hip tourists. This is not a great place groups tours.The one negative comment I have about the hotel is that the breakfast could improve...although it is certainly not bad. French hotels don't traditionally care much about breakfast, but this has changed in recent years and many Parisian hotels now serve breakfasts to rival their German and Swiss neighbors. Hopefully this will improve at Hotel Le Lavoisier.
Chic Paris Charmer
The Lavoisier is charming and the service was excellent. The morning continental breakfast was great. The rooms were small, but very fashionable, spotlessly clean and the location of the hotel was among the finest in Paris. A great Value to be in such a chic area.