Timhotel Le Louvre
Travel Blogs from Paris
... The interior was absolutely amazing, particularly the stain glass windows that depicted various scenes from the bible in great detail. The pictures do not do it justice.
From here we stopped for a quick bite in a nice corner restaurant. An American couple sat beside us that we're quite amusing...another fine display of a sugar daddy. He made a big scene of how he flew her to Paris first class, bought her all kinds of expensive gifts and gave her the key ...
... in the first place. The area we ended up lost in was nice and full of shops and a younger, non-tourist crowd. After a bit of wondering, we found the store, grabbed our dinner and a bottle of wine to drink from the plastic cups in the hotel room (yeah we're classy) and went downstairs to the train station.
The train was delayed significantly and since there was a delay a large group of people tried to get on the next one that came through. The people looked ...
... Like most attractions in Paris you have to queue. But this is not just a tourist attraction. Its a working church like the others we've been in on this trip. Mass started within minutes after our arrival. I don't normally enter Catholic churches so I was intrigued to see the new glass walled confessional booths set up more like an office with the priest seated behind a table face to face with his confessor. Jenny and Ella lit a candle and we walked a ...
... a legendary nightclub the Customs officers told Ivan about. But we couldn't find it!! There were still a lot of other bars around, but they were filled with 20 something Parisians who remained aloof despite Ivan's best efforts. We passed our local which was actually pumping so we spent the rest of the night there, and it was a late one gauging on how groggy we both feel this morning. Today is Montmartre and tomorrow the races. We will update again in the middle of next week. Cheers ...
... until 14:00 - it was 13:30. Even the taxi driver was questioning us picking up a rental car at the airport. After a 25.00€ taxi ride we learned that the Hertz office at the airport had closed - TWO YEARS AGO!! The taxi driver drove us back to the Hertz office in town at no charge, by now the office was open. The two young men were very apologetic and because of our inconvenience they gave us an upgrade to a Renault Megane with GPS at no extra charge. Having ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
TravelPod Member ReviewsTimhotel Le Louvre Paris
Average hotel but cracking location.
About 1 minute walk away from Le Louvre, near the metro and 5 minutes from the bank of the Seine.
Breakfast not included, but by paying an extra 10 Euro you get a substantial buffet loaded with croissants, cured meats, cheeses, juice, cereals...
Room was clean, tidy, but nothing special. Had a good nights sleep at the very least!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Timhotel Le Louvre Paris
3/5 Almost a 4/5
My husband and I stayed here for four days last week. The first two nights were misreable. We had a tiny, tiny room with barely a bathroom at all, but then we had to move to the fourth floor. Apparently they started rennovations on the top floor and are working down. They moved us to the fourth from the second to start rennovations our room. Once all the rooms are redone, it will be great. The new room (402) was much more spacious, and had newer furniture, carpet, etc. It overlooked the street and had good view. THe location is unbeatable and for the discounted rate, we got more than expected in the new room. The only other downside is the small elavator. If you haven't travelled abroad much, you may be used to elevators in the US. These are not the same. 3 person max.. 2 person w/ 1 luggage or 1 person w/ 2 luggage. And believe me, these are maximums. the breakfast seems a bit overpriced, we just skipped it and stopped at a street vendor selling crepes. Staff has limited English and you can only have ice with breakfast. Then again, the location and the price makes it a good sell. Location, location, location......
Timhotel ok for budget travel
Stayed here Oct '04. Location is excellent! NEXT to Louve, short walk to Notre Dame, Ile de Cite, etc.
Rooms small, somewhat drab.
Our room had faint smell of urine in one corner (I actually didn't notice it until 2-3 days after check in).
This hotel is a mix of both worlds. as my wife and I experienced during our six night stay in the middle of October.
On the sad side the room was small, even by Paris standards. Maybe it was the luck of the draw but having stayed in Paris hotels before we were saddened by the size. We barely had enough room for our suitcases and couldn't fully open the doors to the amoire (sp) where we stored our clothes. Plus, the elevator noise was onerous and awakened us several times.
On the positive side the location can't be beat. The Louvre is a block away and most other tourist sites, the Musee de Orsey, Notre Dame and the Marais are close enough to walk. There are a lot of local establishments, including a laundrymat right around the cortner. The room was clean and there were no roaches. The big plus was "Frank" at the front desk. He was exceeding helpful and always tried to help with our requests.
I'd have to think hard about staying there again.
Oui to Timhotel Le Louvre
The hotel is in the perfect spot next to the night life of Chatlet and the historical Louvre museum. The bathroom was nice and clean. The room was decent size. The staff was excellent in everyway especially when it came to giving directions. The only issue I would have is the fact that it was pretty difficult to find a place to eat during the night. I would definitely go back to Timhotel Le Louvre next time I visit the city of lights.
I was a bit worried about staying at this hotel after reading the review with the roaches. There were no roaches. I stayed in this hotel for 10 days, and I truly enjoyed my stay. The room was a bit small (normal for Paris), The staff was rather nice to us, giving us directions to tourist spots, and answering any questions we had. The location is awesome, you can walk to the Louvre, Rue St. Honores is accessible on foot, as well as many metro stations. The price was great, breakfast was a little expensive. I would defiantly stay at this hotel again with out question.
Great value and location
We stayed in a family room (2 kids ages 8 and 6) - just about the only reasonably priced family room we could find in Paris! It was small, but had a double bed and 2 single beds, writing desk, 2 wardrobes and a bathroom with shower. Great value for money. The location was superb - just 5 minutes walk from the Louvre, metro, main tourist areas. English was spoken. For families, we can highly recommend this one.
TimHotel Le Louvre
We stayed at the TimHotel Le Louvre last month. The location is fabulous, right by the Palais Royale, and very near the Louvre. The neighborhood feels quite safe for walking and sightseeing. It is only a couple of blocks to the Seine River. Public transportation is easily accessible from this location as there are numerous metro and bus stops in the surrounding vicinity. The price was quite good when booked in an Expedia package. The hotel itself is just passable. The rooms are very small and do not have a bathtub. We were on the 6th floor and the "one person" lift only went to the 5th floor. The desk staff were somewhat rude and did not go out of their way to be friendly to Americans. However, I would stay at this hotel again because of the value and the location.
We've spent a wonderful week in Paris and Timhotel definatelly added a lot to our satisfaction. This hotel is a perfect choice for the budget-oriented traveller with higher expectations then a youth hostel. Clean but small rooms, towels and linnens changed every day, cousy bed, breakfast fine, but a bit boring after 6 days;). Tv provided but no minibar and pack you hairdryer too. The staff is adequate and speaks moderate english. The best thing in this hotel is its placement. Just right in the heart of the city, about 300 meters from the Louvre in a not-so-frequent street. /The windows are noise-proof./ Room walls are paper thin so you can clearly listen to you neighbour blowing his nose in the morning. However you'll be so tired after walking a day in paris that it's gonna be the last thing that may annoy you ;)... Nearest metro station is Palais-Royal /about 2 mins walk/ and the famous Rue de Rivoli is just a stonethrow away. The area is full of nice little restaurants and there are a few gorceries, supermarkets nearby. You can get an almost 50% discount if you book via an agency. /try hotelsinnparis.com/ We payed 100 eur for a night that included the breakfast for both of us. no cockroaches at all!
Basic 2 Star Hotel - Get it cheap on a good deal (epedia?)
This is a basic 2 star hotel, so don't go expecting anything amazing.
However, my room was clean and spacious, and I got it for a bargain £50 a night on Expedia. My room consisted of a bed, cupboard, TV (French obviously) and the standard chair and table. It had a shower (no bath), which produced a good jet of water - impressive for the top floor of a hotel (room 602). Despite this being 2 star, my room contained a kettle complete with coffee, tea and two small plastic disposable cups. Now, in my experience a French hotel room with a kettle is a real bonus. The staff were friendly and helpful, despite me only knowing the basic French words such as hello, goodbye and thank you.
I advise anyone visiting France to get in to the habit of saying hello (bonjour) and goodbye (au revoir) when you enter or leave the hotel, any shop or café/restaurant etc. This is the French way of doing things, and they will be much more amicable if you remember this (they may think of you as ignorant and not treat you so well if you neglect this simple rule). For the English speakers amongst us "do you speak English?" (parlez vous anglais?) will also come in very handy. Now, that's about the limit of my French.
I'm going back their tomorrow and need a reliable cheap hotel. I'll be writing up another review if things aren't as good as last week, or I spot any of those roaches mentioned in the previous review. I don't know the French word for roaches but if I spot one I'll present it to reception on a plate and I'm sure they'll work out the rest.
Indifferent staff; roaches in room
This hotel has a great location. It's close to the Louvre, right in the center of Paris.
Unfortunately, the location is all this hotel has to recommend it. We had uninvited tenants in our room, in the form of roaches that were one inch long.
We thought about telling the management, but given their total indifference to us up to that point, we figured it wouldn't make any difference. For example, they constantly answered our questions (such as a request for a hair dryer) with "I don't know" (in an indifferent rather than apologetic tone) and answered us without looking at us, in one case while they were composing e-mail on a computer.
Summary: good location, poor service, roaches