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 …
... coin particulierement riche de Paris ou il y a une bijouterie nommee "FRED" qui vend des montres a 29 300.00 euro. Ca vous donne une idee du genre de boutiques que l'on retrouve dans ce quartier!
En circulant entre toutes ces attractions, nous avons fait le tour des boutiques croisees sur notre chemin afin de completer les achats de souvenirs! Nous ...
As close to perfect as a day can get: a lie in, a delicious French breakfast, a wander around the Chateau de Vincennes, an afternoon in a show-stoppingly beautiful park at Bois de Vincennes, topped off by lying in the late afternoon sunshine with an uninterrupted vista over a sparkling lake, listening to a classical music concert.
What's not to like? I could get used to this. Why can't everyday be a Sunday?
Re-reading this, I'm also so middle-class it's ...
... So we walked all the way back and we took the metro to the Eiffel Tower. My dad took a bunch of amazing pictures of my friends dad jumping in front of it, me and my friend jumping in front if, and me doing a cartwheel in front of it. After we visited the Eiffel Tower, we walked back/took the bus to the airport. And we got on the plane going back to Boston. Bye Bye ...
... pasta with pesto), Gabe and I decided to take my mother for ice cream down the block. Our neighborhood is in the heart of gay Paris and I forgot that the ice cream place was adjacent to two very busy leather bars. Although the sidewalks were packed with men socializing, the crowds courteously parted as we accompanied her through . The guy at the ice cream shop spoke plenty of English and couldn’t have been nicer to us. She liked the coffee ice cream. ...
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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.