Hotel Paris Rivoli
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Friday 23rd September 2011
Arrived in Paris on time having made up the 15mins delay from Perpignan. The station concourse at Gard de Lyon was absolutely packed full of people. Almost stepping over them and trying to avoid running over feet with our case we eventually made it out of the station. Looked like everyone was in a …
... inside with ferry lights, candelabras and chandeliers. The extensive wine menu was presented on old 1930s newspapers. Specific nibbles were offered to complement the type of wine ordered. Very very cool place.
These past two days of the trip have been one of our standouts, you couldn't pay for an experience like this. Sometimes it just takes one individual to spare sometime and apart of their life with you to make all the difference in your stay, a town or even a country.
... Paris. I keep looking for the steps from the left bank in the movie then have to keep reminding myself it was probably a set. Aaa ah!
We have had a very bohemian dinner of bread, cheese, quiche and red wine in Hodder's room. Have we mentioned that we loooove Paris. It is not what I expected as you build up this image in your mind but the people are friendly, the traffic is insane and no sane tourist would even think ...
... close. But almost 40 minutes later we arrived. An amazing place again with large masses of people.
We.are now both at least 2 to 3cm shorter now but having a great time. Off to dinner soon to sample more and hopefully different French cuisine. The menus range from 10 to 20 euros for three course meals, such is the competition from the almost uncountable restaurants. Wish we had this choice at home.
We finished out Paris by heading to the Arc de Triomphe in the morning, followed by a walk down the famous Champs-Elysees. We saw fancy car dealerships with futuristic car models, Lido and the very scantily clad cabaret clips outside, Fouquet's where many actors/actresses dine regularly, and the flagship Louis Vuitton store. Wanting to feel part of the moment, we decided to go into Louis Vuitton and see how expansive it was (they even have a bookstore), and buy ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Paris Rivoli
Marais Location great
I wonder if some reviewers were reviewing the Hotel Rivioli (down the street and around the corner) instead of the Hotel Paris Rivioli. I found the Hotel Paris Rivioli (no. 19) to be in a fabulous location, the staff very friendly, the breakfast above normal (yoghurt, cereal, big cup of good coffee, 3 types of rolls, orange juice), small TV, and the beds comfortable and the bathroom modern and just fine. The room was small, but that is what 3 star European hotels are like. All for under 100 Euros a night, double occupancy and breakfast. We were hardly ever there as Paris was at our doorstep. March 2005
Location & Price
Very good location and good price.
The staff is helpful in general, but better you start the conversation with bon jour or excuse me moi!!
Not bad for the price and location
Handy for the Louvre and Notre Dame area and near to the metro which is easy enough to see all the sights.
The room was ok (could have better pillows and tea making facilities).
Considering the cost of the surrounding cafes the breakfast was good with friendly staff.
The rooms a little dated but acceptable - road noise but no problems.
Bathroom good size and very clean.
All in all not a bad place to stay if you want to walk the city - but take the metro - it is far easier!!
Its all in the pillows
I stayed here in 1989 with my sister on a college summer trip. Bed was lumpy, shower terrible, and what was up with those crazy french tube pillows? However, the view from the room was great. Because the experience was so campy, I went back with my wife in 1995 as a joke - things hadn't changed at all. Pink toilet paper ahoy!
E'nuff said, The French Guy.
Centrally Located...Not great inside
My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights in early November 2004. I agree with the other reviewers that the location is great, but the room itself was not very good. The room was quite dirty, the beds were hard, and the hotel was very noisy. Though it is not very expensive, there are better deals out there.
Great Location... Room?
My Partner and I stayed at the Hotel Rivoli for 2 nights in November. You definitely cannot beat the location as the other reviews have said -- walking distance to shopping, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Metro, etc. It gave us the opportunity to pop back in to freshen up before going back out to eat or have a drink. The negatives were that the beds were hard (probably could use being replaced) and the room was not as clean as we are used to. (There is noise from the street side, but I happen to like that.)
We stayed here three nights in July. The location is unbeatable as others have noted. We walked almost everywhere, except to watch the Bastille Day fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. The Marais area is wonderful (shopping, restaurants, museums, ...) and you are so close to Isle St. Louis (and the two best gelato stands in France!), the Isle de Citie (Notre Dame) and the Latin Quarter.
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Paris Rivoli during December 2003.
We stayed in a double room at the Hotel Paris Rivoli for 5 nights in late July 2003. The best thing about this hotel is that it is situated on Rue de Rivoli in the heart of the Marais district (4e arr), a short walk (<5 mins) from the St Paul metro stop and close to restaurants, nightlife/bars, supermarkets, patisseries, etc. And you are about a 10-15 min walk from Notre Dame on Ile de Cite, and close to the Hotel de Ville. The room was larger than we expected, but still not all that large. The bathroom was extremely spacious too (for some unknown reason). We had a room NOT overlooking Rue de Rivoli, which was probably better in terms of traffic noise - our room was quiet. Aircon too, but beware that they turn off the power to the aircon sometime in the evening, so in summer leave the aircon on as cold as possible during the day while you are out so that the room is cool in the night when you are sleeping. Complimentary breakfast was always good and filling (pastries and coffee basically). Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. Most seemed to speak english quite well too.