Tonic Hotel Louvre
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Arriving and staying in Paris has been a bit of a roller
coaster ride. The first downer was on the freeway with a speed limit of 130. We
were overtaking a slower vehicle when a car sped up from behind, as they often
do. We could not move over and he was driving dangerously close to our rear
bumper. Derek, unwisely it …
Nadav stayed here on Jul 5, 2010 during their trip titled: World Trip - 2010.
... how affordable it was.
Besides the cold and drizzly weather, the incredible high amount of tourists and the very long lines at all the attractions (we waited 4+ hours at the Eiffel Tower - yes we did), we enjoyed our brief stay. Lets see when and where we may end up going next.
Happy New Year everyone.
... us a mini tour of Paris on the way to the hotel!
We checked into the hotel and went up to our room. Once we opened the door, we remembered that this hotel wasn't going to be the best one of our whole trip.
We got some lunch, went to the tourist information centre to get Paris passes and then back to the apartment to get changed. After that we headed out for a drink at Open Cafe - a gay bar in the Marias area. Afterwards we ...
... cream colored. Looking out at the whole gardens with the Grand Canal
in the background, I felt like it was something Alice would find stumbling
through Wonderland. As we walked through we began to realize that Louis XIV
must have really liked fountains because they were everywhere. Every time you
went into one of the side gardens, it became just like a maze that ultimately
lead you to a fountain with yet another ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Tonic Hotel Louvre Paris
Our family of 5 (2 adults, twins aged 5 and 1 yr. old baby) just spent 3 nights at this hotel (5/27/04-5/31/04). A basically pleasant experience. We did not eat the breakfast in the hotel....here is our deal:
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and travelling with 3 young kids, we needed to look for a room that could accommodate all of us comfortably. This family room in this hotel worked really well for us with 3 single beds and 1 queen size bed.
Nice staff but below average rooms.
We were somewhat disappointed. The facility is old and run-down. The rooms/bathrooms have not been updated recently and are fairly run-down so it's difficult to really relax here. We stayed for 5 days and were more than ready to leave. Having said that, the staff was very helpful, spoke English fluently. The breakfast was a little pricey for the very limited offering. We will not return to this hotel. There's a very nice Best Western 1 street over we wish we had known about.
I have visited this hotel over a dozen times. The last time, one of the staff loaned me (gave me) 10 euros to catch the RER for my subway to CDG airport. I am sure he did not know me from my previous trips. The staff is incredibly nice. Each visit I try my french, the staff sends me back english with enthusiasm. The rooms are clean and acceptable for young people. (The rooms are small.) Each shower has a steam/ whirlpool device. Bathrooms are modern and white. Note: This is not an expensive hotel. Very basic sheets and fittings. All rooms are quiet from street noise. The best rooms face the street. The location is great if you like the Right Bank. I never used the tiny elevator. The lobby design is modern. I believe the price, overall design, location, and staff give you a nice value.
We stayed here in May '02. I thought it was a great location. The room was large, we got a family room which had 3 twins and a double. The bathroom was very clean, all tile with whirlpool tub and steam bath/shower. The room was done in Toile wallpaper and I thought it was very Parisian and charming. The staff was great and very helpful.
Didn't have the breakfast so I can't comment on that, we were in Paris, I preferred to eat in the cafes.
Tiny elevator, MINIMAL decor, but very helpful and english-speaking staff. The breakfast offered is NOT worth the 10 Euros per person! Rather go to any cafe outside for breakfast. Location excellent with lots of shops and restaurants. Samaritaine (big Nordstrom-like store) is one block away. Nearest metros are "Louvre-Rivole" and "Les Halles" which has x-fers to everywhere. Room was painted yellow but was TINY TINY TINY and bathroom was small, but it was quite clean and modern. There was a "steam" shower in the bathroom but it wasn't working. Also -- a bummer -- we were assigned the 5th floor when the elevator/lift only goes to the 4th floor. Which was not fun considering they had no bell boy and we had to carry our luggage up and down. Bed was comfortable but was just two twin mattresses pushed together. And it sagged in the 'middle.' This is a two star hotel with clean bathrooms. Hallways were old and dull. People who worked there were nice and smiled a lot.
Very clean, comfortable, perfect location. Not really quirky or charming -- more business-y and a bit impersonal -- but we enjoyed our stay. The whirlpool bath was a nice extra touch. We got it for about $120 USD a night.