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“Location and view.......perfect for a visit to Paris.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Brighton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   218 rue de Rivoli | 01 Arr., 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)   |  
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“Location and view.......perfect for a visit to Paris.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

We recently spent 5 nights at the Hotel Brighton---- this being our first trip to Paris.
Although the room we had (212) overlooking Rue de Rivoli was nice enough, it was the view of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Jardin Tuileries that was exceptionally memorable. We planned to spend a good deal of time at the Musee D'Orsay (a 10 min walk) and the Louvre (6 min walk) so for us this location was perfect. We also easily strolled from the Hotel Brighton to Napoleon's Tomb, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle. All on our top 10 list of places to visit in Paris.

The room itself was probably on par with a newer Holiday Inn---which meant everything was clean and spacious with lots of storage, an in room safe, desk, large bathroom with separate shower and tub and free wifi. The bed was comfortable, the room was cleaned and toiletries and towels refreshed daily, and we found it very quiet with both sets of French doors closed to the Rue de Rivoli.

But while other hotels can offer all this, it was the tiny "balcony" which allowed you to sit admiring one of the most spectacular views (glass in hand) that was unforgettable. It was something we never tired of any time of the day when we happened to stop in to the room, but the view was especially wonderful in the evening.

We found the all the staff most helpful with luggage, directions and dinner reservations, and after accidentally locking the safe with the wrong code on a Friday, even the manager came in on the weekend to assist us since our flight was leaving Sunday at 7am. The hotel arranged an airport shuttle for us to CDG as well. We could not have asked for more in terms of service.

The breakfast buffet for 16 euros was convenient for a few mornings with yogurt, pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, juices and coffee but you can also eat off site. The restaurants in the area we enjoyed the most in the evening were Chez Flottes, Le Souffle and Louise's Cafe---all within easy walking distance. Just 2 blocks away were convenience stores for snacks or cold drinks.

Yes, the price of 230 euros/night (paid in advance for the rate) was expensive, but we have paid similar prices in New York, London and Rome with no view. This was definitely a room with a view!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

We stayed at the Brighton Hotel in Paris for 3 days in September and the rooms are quite old and the breakfast is not worth the 17 euros that we pay for each person per day. Also, we paid for our breakfast for Sunday but it turned out that there was not breakfast on that day. Otherwise, the location is perfect.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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j-l05, Manager at Hotel Brighton, responded to this review, February 24, 2010
Dear Sir,

Further to your comment dated November 4th, 2009, we have concentrated our efforts on the quality of our breakfast menu which today is highly appreciated by our customers. We guaranty that breakfast is served every day (Sunday included) from 7 to 11 am .
We thank you for your visit and comments which helped us in improving our service.


Jean-Louis LEBOUC
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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

Elegant place, at the same time lovely and simple, very clean and friendly.

Expensive rooms, but so romantic to spend with the partner. Perfectly in the centre of the town, just in front of the Louvre Museum and the Jardin de Tuiliers. You can see from the window the best monuments.

Just next to the best place in Paris where you can have a hot chocolate with a croissant (so, do not pay the breakfast, but go to "angelina"). Very popular between French people and tourists aswell.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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alexandria, virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

spent 5 nights at the brighton and overall was pleased with the hotel. other than some nice details in the bathrooms and flat screen tvs, it's hard to tell the rooms have been upgraded, but they were perfectly fine. staff was generally very nice, and the location is ideal.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Sure, it's expensive (although there's expensive, like this, and REALLY expensive, not that far away), but the room we had (111) was a decent size, especially for Paris, with a nice bathroom. And with a location like this, who's complaining? Our room had a balcony, which was tiny but allowed you to step out and take in the view (see photo) from the Louvre one way, to the Tuileries gardens opposite, as far as the Eiffel Tower in the distance. It was gorgeous. And the road may be busy, but the soundproofing was amazing. Very clean hotel, very nice service, decent breakfast too. If you're "doing the galleries", this is the location to be in. It's 5 minutes walk to the Louvre, 10 minutes across the park to the Orangerie, and 10 minutes across the park and river to the Musee d'Orsay. And a lovely walk too.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

The hotel is central to everything! All major train lines are very close. The hotel staff was helpful and friendly. We did not eat at the hotel but Angelina is right down the block and good for a BIG breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

Great location, and we got the view of the Louve and Eiffel Tower. The bathroom was much bigger than average hotels in Paris. Staff were also very helpful and friendly. Will return again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 218 rue de Rivoli | 01 Arr., 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Louvre / Place Vendôme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#70 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#72 Family Hotel in Paris
#88 Business Hotel in Paris
#109 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brighton 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Brighton is one of the most romantic hotels in the heart of Paris. Built in 1830 by Lord Egerton, the Brighton ranks among the oldest hotels in Paris. Entirely renovated, this charming hotel is located on the Rue de Rivoli, facing the Tuileries Garden, and only one step from the Louvre and Orsay Museums, the Opera House, the Concorde and Madeleine Places and the river Seine. ... more   less 
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