Emeraude Louvre Montana Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Breakfast Available
Historical Traveler Reviews Emeraude Louvre Montana Hotel Paris
Agree its great
Stayed June 2004. Originally had booked across the street at the Louvre St Romain, but it was incredibly hot when we got back to Paris and one of the three of us was very uncomfortable so we stayed there one night (because we had paid for it) but then moved across the street to the Montana where it was nicely air conditioned. Staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great, big room (three adults), coffeemaker frig iron etc in the room, beautiful big bathroom etc. A little more than we had originally planned to spend but considering the heat it was worth it. This is a great location...close to lots of right bank sites. Otherwise, the Louvre St. Romain across the street would have been great too, but the problem with not having a.c. is that you have to have open windows, and it is too noisy to sleep in a big city with your windows open...The staff there (St. Romain) was also very friendly to us even though we cancelled the remainder of our reservation, and the hotel did not even charge us for breakfast in the morning before we left.
My husband and I were in Paris for part of our honeymoon (beginning of September). We didn't know what to expect, except that European rooms, on average, would be small.
When we arrived at the Louvre Montana, the elevator was tiny, but absolutely charming! Our room was on the top floor, it was small by American standards, but it was just fine. The view from our room was gorgeous! We could see the Jardin de Tulleries to the left, and the Sacre Coeur on the right. The room was spotlessly clean, with fresh towels, nice amenities (iron, ironing board, hot pot with coffee/tea, shampoo, soap).
The staff was absolutely helpful. We asked them if they could recommend a nice place for dinner on our first night there, and they directed us to a nice, "local" restaurant. They gave us a piece of paper with the hotel stamp on it, and when we got to the restaurant, we were given free champagne!
The breakfasts at the hotel were fine - it was a typical European breakfast. There were cereals, eggs (which you could either have hard- or soft-boiled), slices of cold ham, cheese, yogurts, wonderful pastries and breads, juices, water, and oh! the coffee. The service was great.
The hotel, located on a quiet street, was 1 block away from the Louvre, just across the street from the Jardin de Tulleries, and 1 1/2 blocks away from the Seine - perfect for those romantic strolls! It was super easy to get around.
For those "first timers" to Paris: People think that the French are rude, but they're not. They are just very formal people! A "Bon jour" or "Bon Nui", "sil vous plais" and "merci" will get you everywhere. And a stay at the Louvre Montana with their gracious staff will make your vacation wonderful!
I stayed at Louvre Montana Hotel during the Easter Holidays (2004) and enjoyed its central location, its easy accessibility from four different subway stations, its reasonable prices, its friendly staff.
The rooms are not very spacious, but the bathrooms are clean and comfortable, not much noise can be heard from the streets and from the other rooms. A very narrow lift (max 1 person + luggage or 2 persons without luggage) is a nice curiosity, but I can't recommend it to people who suffer from claustrophobia. Its strategical closeness to the Louvre Museum and to other important monuments is very useful to the tourists who have limited time available to visit the heart of Paris.
We loved it!
What a delightful, quaint, and charming hotel. We were there just after the New Year's weekend, and we enjoyed our stay. Our room had windows that opened on to a fascinating courtyard which gave an air of being in a small neighborhood right in a busy part of Paris. The breakfasts each morning were delicious, and we could walk to Le Jardin des Tuileries, Louvre, La place de la Concorde, and Chanel. We hope to return.
Several websites claim this hotel is 3 star - it is NOT. The hotel is 1 star - no more. After checking in and seeing the room, I was devastated. There were two of us, and the room had a bed slightly larger than a twin that sagged in the middle. Additionally, the bedspread was pilling, the floor was lopsided, the curtains were falling off the hinge, the desk was slanted and chipped all over, the maid entered the room without knocking, we could hear people in the bathroom in the room next door, the hotel smelled, and the attitude of the manager was belligerent. My friend and I checked out before even staying the night. Despite the 3 night prepaid reservation, we found another hotel in the same area that truly was 3 stars and had similar rate. The Montana's descriptions are completely misleading. I saw no sign of any renovations, and it certainly wasn't soundproofed.
Bright and Beautiful
This wonderful little hotel is a restful haven in French Louvre district. The staff were friendly and helpful which just added to the charm of our visit. The hotel is perfectly located in the hub of Paris and it is a short walk to shops, resaturants and transportation. The room itself was very clean and bright and included extras such as coffee/tea/pant press/hairdryer and if you are so inclined a full mini bar. There was also the comfort of air conditioning that was individual to each room. The full length balcony doors opened to a delightful view of the quaint neighbourhood that surrounded the hotel. I look forward to returning some day.
Hotel was great! We were on the 6th floor (top) of the hotel. The hotel is quaint, very clean and close to all major attractions.
The elevator is tiny and fits only two people, but it added to the charm of the hotel. Our room wasn't huge, but it was bright and spotless. It had a set of floor to ceiling french doors that opened out onto a small balcony. The bathroom was a good size and again, spotless.
Each room has its own air conditioner - and it wasn't noisy.
Great bargain and very central.
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... gets out of a car and asks if we are waiting for her. It turns out she was our driver( first woman that we have had). We say our goodbyes and head to the hotel at the airport. To make a long story short our 1 hour drive turns into a 2 hour drive as there is an accident on the highway. we finally get to the airport and it takes some time to find the entrance to the Hotel as it is attached tot he airport and hard to find, finally we get there with no time to spare as our next ...
... walk around and take it all in. Can you imagine the highest of the royalty? With rich reds, golds, and silver colors. Just amazing. I love the time period in which this palace was created. I would call Louis the Great Gatsby of that century. Just amazing. Then we took a very very long way throughout the Gardens, sipping on a hot chocolate. You could get lost it's so big. Definitely a must see for anyone planning to visit France in the future! Just a lovely day! ...
... collection. Oh look - another Monet! More than the odd Van Gogh too. More walking - across the Tulleries to the Place de la Concord - spared a thought for the 1,190 heads set free here by the guillotine - and then up the Champs Élysées. And then - within 200 metres of the triumphal arch the team melted down and stumps (French equiv?) were called. Oh well - something for another ...
Finished the day with the show at St.Chappelle. This is a usual haunt of ours. A baroque evening with 1 violin, 1 recorder and a harpsichord playing a number of pieces in the most magnificent setting - the St.Chappelle church.
Sue and I enjoyed the concert and on the way home, we diverged along the Seine for a stroll and a few late evening photos of the Eiffel Tower etc.
Good bye Paris....be back soon.
... much more interesting on the right. We did enjoy the luxury of not having to walk everywhere though and being able to visit areas we had missed on our last trip. It is hard to imagine living in a place that has such a history having only lived in young countries with barely 200 years of recorded history.
Travelling through Bercy which ...