Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera
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>largest collection of impressionist and post impressionist art in the world
> used to be an old railway station
- National Assembly
> house of parliament
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- Palais Garnier
... Etruscan mosaic floors. Of course you can't see everything so we headed for the Greek and Roman antiquities - room after room of marble gods, goddesses, fauns, nymphs and, of course, the Venus de Milo (beautiful, yes - but so were the other twenty Aphrodites we passed on the way). We were horrified by the Japanese tourists leaning on the sculptures for their photos. A rejuvenating café and then past the Italian medieval art to the Renaissance. Rafael, Michelangelo - all ...
... It's caused many amusing moments throughout our travels so far. We arrived in Lugano just before lunch and went on a self-guided walking tour Sheree had found online (for anyone considering travelling relatively unassisted, Rick Steves' forums and websites are fantastic). We walked from the train station down to the town centre. There we saw lots of boutiques and designer shops as well as restaurants, green grocers and delis. We walked through Piazzas and ...
... the time Bryn was melting down, Sage was ready to move on, and we left for our second museum of the day: the Museum of the Middle Ages (Musée National du Moyen Âge).
On the way we stopped for lunch at what was a friendly, reasonably priced Italian restaurant. The stop ended up taking MUCH longer than we expected because our waiter was seriously inexperienced. However, it turned out that the time I felt like we were frittering ...
... oh gee wowee. Traditional French fare of pizza for dinner, basically anything which meant we didn't have to eat at the hostel.
Went back to the Louvre the following day and the artwork inside must've been magnificent because the line was enormous. Decided not to join up and saved a couple of hours, which we doubled when we avoided the queue to go up the Eiffel Tower which was probably longer. Instead downed a couple of crepes while ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera Paris
Only charming from the exterior
Tiny, dark, windowless rooms. We checked out as soon as we checked in - would not recommend this hotel.
Nice Hotel, Friendly People
Surprised by the comments that the front desk staff weren't generally helpful - maybe the visitor was just unlucky with staff availability at the time of their stay.
I stayed at this hotel March/April '04 and on arrival the lady at reception (unprompted) presented me with a map, circling all the best shopping, dining, monuments, etc in the area. The kitchen staff were also really friendly and helpful and the guys who worked reception (one at weekends only) were pleasant, polite and knowledgeable.
I've stayed in a few Paris hotels but never felt so well taken care of as I did at this one.
There's more out there
Excellent location for various sites - Louvre, department stores, metro etc..I would definitely return to the area but I don't think I would return to the hotel. The rooms are small, however they are clean and neat. Front desk service is non-existant as one reviewer stated. Aside from one assistance, Pol, the service was poor and it seemed as if I was bothering them should I ask them a question regarding Paris. Pol was the only one to be of great assistance and often offered more information that was very helpful but he only did the night shifts so one would have to get up early to speak to him, if he was working. I also stayed at another comparable hotel for about the same price and I found their front counter service to be excellent. I would advise others to look around for a comparable hotel if one wants to stay in the Louvre area.
Location is all that is great
The location is excellent but that's all! The service is non-existent.
The rooms and bathrooms are tiny and make sure you know your neighbours because you'll defintely hear them clearly in their bathroom! Rooms are just 3 star standard and the elevator can fit one person and one suitcase at a time which made it a lot of stairs for our family of five! Not worth the price.
Friendly place, great location...
small rooms but nice & clean
Excellent location. Within walking distance of the metro, Louvre, Opera, and shopping. The Opera and Galleries Lafayette are literally right around the corner from the hotel. The family room was way to small to comfortably accommodate a family of 4. We should have reserved 2 separate rooms. However, the staff was extremely friendly. The room was beautiful and the free breakfast was appreciated. I took a chance and booked the hotel soley based on its location, and without prior recommendation. I am so glad that I did. I would love to stay there again (however this time without the kids).
Great neighborhood, nice hotel
We loved the neighborhood, an easy walk to the Louvre, la wealth of shops and restaurants and easy metro access. The hotel was spotlessly clean, staff friendly and helpfull, but rooms small as befitting an older hotel. We would certainly stay there again.