Hotel le Lavoisier
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... ended up logging in on one of the cafe's patron's cell phones to find a message saying that they would be at blues a few metro stops away until midnight. I grabbed my stuff and headed on my way. THe train was easy but finding it wasn't. I looked for it for about 45 minutes, asking directions multiple times, before I found it. Ten minutes later the blues event ended and we headed back to his place. We all hung out for a while before heading off to ...
After, I wondered around to the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle. Nothing but sex shops in the area So I hopped in the subway and headed back to my neck of the woods. The ride could not have been longer. At least in NYC fresh air gets pumped into the subway car or at least they have air conditioning. The subway stations in Paris seem less gritty than in NYC but the subway cars are stale and dirty. I started to feel nausea during the ride and couldn't wait to ...
... and we stopped for a quick bite and some free wifi.
We were told the Palais Garnier, home to the National Opera was a something worth seeing, at least from the outside so we headed there. It is partly famous for being the setting of the 1910 novel Phantom of the Opera. It is a beautiful display of architecture. The best part we almost missed because we arrived first at its back end. It didn’t quite look like the picture, but we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel le Lavoisier Paris
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 little Gem!
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.
Situated in a quiet road a short distance from Madeleine church and within easy walking distance for visiting the sights and shops of Paris. The Art Nouveau style public toilets by Madeleine Church are a step into the past and worth a visit! Excellent restaurants in the area. Plenty of underground parking nearby. Easy access to the metro.
There is also a Taxi rank across the main road from the hotel on Rue Malersherbes.We will definately return to this Hotel again in the near future.
A Parisien Gem
We absolutely loved our stay...fabulous staff,a perfect location for EVERYthing you want to do & see in Paris
Wonderful small hotel; convenient yet away from the tourists!
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.
Nice little neighborhood hotel
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.
The junior suite had a small bedroom, small bathroom (with no shower curtain in the shower), and a raised sitting room on the opposite end of the bedroom. After one night, we moved to the "king suite," room #62 on the sixth floor. This was a lovely room with a small entryway, then a sitting room with a sofa, coffee table, antique dresser, then a bedroom with 2 large windows, king bed, and a nice bathroom with separate shower, tub and separate room with commode. From the window, we could see Sacre Couer lit up at night. I would recommend # 62. The hotel is a charming small neighborhood hotel, in between St. Augustin Church and Place de la Medeleine. It's very quiet and peaceful, yet there are still plenty of shops and cafes nearby. There are two Metro stops in close proximity and it's a ten minute walk to Place de la Concorde. Two special employees of the Lavoisier, Fabienne and Nishan, make their guests feel very welcome with their friendliness, practical advice and good humor.
Charming, central but hidden hotel
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.
Given the location and the state of the hotel, I thought the value was above average, but this is still a relatively expensive place. All in all, we were happy and would recommend this place to friends.
High Standards in Paris
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.