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Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #105 of 1,794 hotels in Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel with unique decor and friendly staff. Really good central location including nice bars nearby. Good sized rooms with a powerful shower and very comfy beds. BUT take your earplugs - the lift is really noisy!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Having been to Paris before and stayed in hotels further out of town, a great location was important this time and the Hotel Crayon did not let us down. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us, it really felt like a home from home but with some seriously quirky decor. Very relaxing, good fun, no time pressures... am looking forward to going back!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Nice hotel and great location.. 5 min walk to the Louve. Just remember all hotels in Paris are small!!

Our room was probably 10x7 and I'm serious! So be ready for this.. Having 4 bags for 2 people is taking the cloths you want out.. And put it up. This is the reason they got a overall 4....

Staff are very nice and helpful.

Don't get screwed by Paris taxi.. Use the tube for everything.. Very easy. Or bus

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at hotel Crayon one weekend in June and had an excellent stay. We got upgraded to their colorful suite for free as ordinary rooms were fully booked. The suite consists of a big bedroom with colorful wall drawings, vintage furniture and lamps and a connected bathroom with bathtub, shower and sink with matching drawings. We were really fascinated by the design of the hotel. The staff gave the best service I have ever experienced at a hotel. First they made a great effort to find us a restaurant for one of the nights, printed out different options and afterwards called those we were interested in to check their availability. The last day (after we had checked out) I got really sick (I was five months pregnant) and had to crawl back to the hotel were they gave us a hotel room for free right away and called an emergency doctor. I got medicine quickly and was able to travel back home. Thank you so much for your effort and help with this situation.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Hotel Crayon is one of most unique yet comfortable and inviting hotels I have ever visited! We are an engaged couple (both 26 years old) on our first European vacation! Paris was our second stop after London and from the moment we arrived at this hotel we were in LOVE! The employees at the front desk were very inviting and spoke great English. When we walked in they greeted us warmly and got us setup in our beautiful room on floor 5! We were assigned the orange and blue room that you see on their website. The lift is very small so we had to take separate trips up to floor 5! Our room was not as small as I had expected (from all the reviews I read). To be honest, we came from the Hyatt Regency in London which had large rooms and though the Crayon had much smaller rooms, it was not a huge shock! We had a nice full size bed with 2 nightstands, an armoire, and a desk. The bed was SO comfortable with a wonderful comforter! We both slept so well. Each morning, noon and night, the staff at the front desk was so inviting and welcoming! They always offered us good advice on where to eat, where to find a small store to stop for a bottle of wine, etc. During our trip we decided we wanted to visit Versailles but didn't want to wait in the ticket line when we arrived there. We purchased tickets online and the front desk was happy to print them out for us! HOW NICE! The Hotel Crayon offers FREE WiFi for all guests and has a great honest bar in the lobby! I would reccommend this hotel to anyone visiting Paris. There are many cute restaurants close by and you are VERY close to Les Halles station which is very convenient for transportation within Paris as well as international rail stations (we came in from London and left Paris and went on to Amsterdam with NO problems!). You can literally walk to the Louvre in about 5 minutes from this hotel!

Overall, I would give this hotel an A! Only downfall is that the rooms do not have enough lamps/lighting when it is dark out which makes it hard to get ready in the morning or at night and our shower only had a handheld shower head so that made showering a bit more of a chore. Not big problems for us! Thank you Hotel Crayon!! We can't wait to come back!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Can't remember the last time the lobby of a hotel brought a smile to my face! Unless you are coming to Paris to spend all of your time in your hotel room this place is the way to go. Yes, room was small but extremely clean and bright. Staff was more than helpful and location close to the Louvre and Metro stations is great. Quiet side street setting was nice as well. We'll be back on our next trip for sure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Superb staff - very friendly, welcoming, helpful and efficient and all spoke perfect English. Decor and style in reception and lounge/bar was exceptional - absolutely loved it! Room decor was good, really liked the quirky style and bright colours, but there was a big chunk out of one of the walls where a previous occupant had obviously knocked into it, so this should've been filled/painted before our arrival. Appreciated the bottled water and biscuits, but would've been nice to have also had tea/coffee making facilities in the room, rather than having to pay for them downstairs. Breakfast was outstanding - excellent selection and top quality. Lift was a bit noisy, but not a lot could be done about that. It would've been useful to have had a well-lit mirror in the main room, rather than just the one in the bathroom and one in complete darkness on the back of the entrance door. It's not cheap, but then it's central Paris and the location was perfect for the two days we were there. All in all a fantastic hotel and we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#66 Family Hotel in Paris
#145 Business Hotel in Paris
#245 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Crayon by Elegancia 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This comfortable hotel has more of a guest-house atmosphere with its colourful pop art decor and designer style. The Crayon is a special sort of guest-house: the residence of a Parisian artist who invites you to enjoy a very colourful stay! ... more   less 
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